Advent (Week 4)

The pupils from Room 10 (5th&6th Class) took part in a short prayer service to mark the fourth week of Advent. We lit the fourth candle on our Advent wreath.

Advent (Week 3)

The pupils from Room 1 (2nd Class) took part in a short prayer service to mark the third week of Advent. We lit the third candle on our Advent wreath.

Newsletter 15th December

Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine
Tá na páistí ag déanamh iarracht níos mó Gaeilge a úsáid i rith an lae. Féachaigí!

Covid Update
Thanks again to the children from 3rd – 6th Classes for their wearing of facemasks. We have had pupils either testing positive or being a close contact (typically of a family member) in the past week. We continue to be particularly grateful to parents who inform us of a positive case. Please continue to be vigilant, we really appreciate your support.

Flu Vaccine
The HSE is advising that your child can get the flu vaccine at your GP or pharmacy until the start of February 2022. It’s available as a nasal spray and there is no charge. If you’re interested, visit .

Admissions to Ballylinan N.S.
Please note that applications for the 2022/23 school year will be open from Thursday, 13th January to Friday, 4th February 2022. Further information on how to apply will be issued closer to the time. If you are aware of anyone who may wish to enrol a child for next year, please let them know these dates. Thank you.

Christmas Food Appeal
Many thanks to you all for your generous support of our recent food appeal and to Ms. Goff for organising.

Sending Books Home
As on previous occasions and as a precaution, we are planning to send home books this Friday. We DO NOT have any inside information; we expect to be open next week and also to reopen after the holidays but experience tells us – unfortunately – that it’s best to be prepared.

Christmas Panto
We are treating the pupils to a performance of the ‘Red Riding Hood’ (The Helix Panto Online) tomorrow (Thursday 16th December). We want to make it a special occasion. The children can wear their Christmas jumpers or something festive tomorrow and we’ll have some treats for them too!

Nollaig Shona
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody associated with the school – but especially you the parents – a very happy and peaceful Christmas. As always, we are aware of some especially difficult family circumstances and will be keeping you in our prayers.

The school will close for the Christmas holidays at 12:15 for Infants and 12:30 for all others on Wednesday next, 22nd December. The children don’t have to wear their uniform on that day; they may wear something festive if they wish. We are scheduled to re-open on Thursday, 6th January 2022. Other planned closures are detailed on the school website.

Thank you all for your support as always. Nollaig shona daoibh go léir.

John Threadgold