Newsletter 11th October 2023

Peace Proms: 4th, 5th and 6th classes have been offered the opportunity to take part in the 2024 Peace Proms. The programme includes the learning of songs and medleys in school, attendance at a regional workshop hosted by renowned conductor Greg Beardsell and performance at the Peace Proms Concert in SETU Waterford on Saturday 9th March 2024. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to nurture a love for music and the arts in our children and to sing alongside a real orchestra.   We hope to participate in Peace Proms on a cyclical basis so that each child will have this opportunity at some point in their primary school education.

Permissions: Please check your Aladdin App for permission requests that require your attention.

Outstanding Payments: Thank you to those who have paid their school contribution already. Prompt payment of outstanding balances would be appreciated. It is perfectly acceptable to pay in instalments via the Aladdin App.

 Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny: Reminder: Fourth class will visit the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny on Tuesday 17th October. Cost per child is €12 per child payable via Aladdin please.

Halloween Hike: Our Sponsored Halloween Hike will take place on Friday 27th October. Weather permitting, we will leave the school at 10am. We will hike in our Halloween costumes from the school to the village and back again.  We are sending home one sponsorship card per family and appreciate any contribution that you can make. Please return by Wednesday 25th October.

 Headlice: We have been advised of two cases of headlice at the junior end of the school. Please be vigilant.

Cumann na mBunscol: Despite the weather conditions, both our teams were deserving winners today. Well done!

Parent / Teacher Meetings: Meetings will take place on the afternoons of Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November. Parents / guardians can book their slot via the Aladdin App. You will be notified once the booking system opens.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.

Newsletter 4th October 2023

Ballylinan GAA:
Huge congratulations to Ballylinan GAA, on their Intermediate County Championship success. It was a great occasion for the whole community. We were thrilled to see so many of our past pupils play in O’Moore Park last Saturday and the support from our children was fantastic.
The victorious team will visit the school on Friday 6th October with the cup and the children may wear their Ballylinan colours once again. Thank you to all at Ballylinan GAA for giving so generously of their time to instil a love for Gaelic Games in our children.

European Championship Success:
It was a very successful weekend on the sporting front. Ms. Kiernan, from our special education team, won Gold in the 400m relay event at the European Masters Athletics Championship in Italy. Congratulations Ms Kiernan, we are so proud of you.

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny:
Fourth class will visit the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny on Tuesday 17th October for Barnstorm Theatre’s production of Noah Barley Water Runs Away. Cost is €12 per child payable via Aladdin please.

Confirmation will take place on Wednesday 20th March at 11am, in St. Anne’s Church.
First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 27th April at 11am, in St. Anne’s Church.

Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy:
5th & 6th class pupils and their parents / guardians are invited to the rescheduled open evening at 6:30pm this evening.

Cumann na mBunscol:
Our girls play in Stradbally on Thursday 5th at 12.15.
Our postponed home fixture v Ratheniska has been rescheduled for Friday 6th. Girls play at 11:00am and boys at 11:45am.
Once again, these fixtures are subject to change, often at short notice. Thank you for your understanding.

In the coming days you will be asked to give your consent for a range of school activities / scenarios. Permissions can be found on the home screen in the Aladdin App. If you have any difficulty accessing the app, please contact the school office.

An important reminder:
School starts each morning at 9:15am. Please note that the Board of Management provides supervision for pupils for ten minutes before school. Please do not leave your child at school before 9:05am.

Chicken Pox:
We have been advised of a case of chicken pox at the junior end of the school. Please be vigilant for signs / symptoms.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.