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.
Road and Online Safety
Garda Robbie Foran spoke recently to 4th, 5th & 6th Classes about the importance of staying safe when online and also about staying safe on the road. This is particularly important when pupils are cycling or walking home. Now that the evenings are dark, you could also ensure that your child wears a highly visible coat or jacket.
As in previous years, each child in the school has been allocated an “advent” or “special” friend in the lead up to Christmas. We are asking that children should be particularly kind to the person without letting them know that they have been chosen. No cards or gifts are required; the pupils will make cards in school.
What can we say that hasn’t already been said? We are managing as best we can with quite a high level of pupil and staff absence in the past few weeks, mainly due to disruption from Covid. I would like to again thank the overwhelming majority of our pupils (and their parents) in 3rd-6th classes who have been wearing face coverings as required by the Department of Education. We wear them to help to reduce the transmission of the virus, especially to our elderly or vulnerable families and friends. It’s not so much something we do for ourselves, rather it’s a generous thing that we do for each other. A small but important Christmas gift, if you like. Thank you all.