Newsletter 11th September 2019

Book Bills / Rental
Once again thanks to all who have paid. If you have not yet done so, please pay as soon as possible. If you have any queries re. payment, please contact the school.

Our new infants have settled in well and from tomorrow (Thursday) will remain in school until 2 pm.

Homework Club
Recommences in Ballylinan National School this month. The club provides children with the opportunity to complete their written homework under the supervision of qualified teachers. The club will run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons directly after school, from 3 to 4pm. Children are welcome to attend as many evenings as they wish during any given week.The following fees will apply (which include the cost of insurance, light/heat, etc):

  • €4 per day or
  • €15 per week or
  • €55 per 4-week block

Tin Whistle
Tin whistle this Thursday 12th for all past playing members. Beginners will start on Wednesday 18th Sept from 3-4p.m. All welcome from 1st class upwards.

Cumann na mBunscol competitions are now in full swing. Thanks to the teachers involved in coaching and bringing the boys and girls to matches. We get great support from the local clubs too!

School Calendar 2020
Our Parents Association has produced a school calendar in recent years and it has proved to be very successful not only as a fund-raiser but also as a keepsake. We will be taking photographs of class groups in the coming weeks.

Class Visits
From time to time during the year children will leave the school grounds to visit locations such as St. Anne’s Hall, Ballylinan G.A.A. pitch, St. Anne’s soccer pitch, ‘The Park’, St. Anne’s Church, the old school, the cemetery, etc.  It may not be always possible to inform you in advance that these “trips” will be taking place as they will be weather dependent but children will always be back to school by collection times.

School Closure
Further to last week’s calendar (available at we have been informed that the school will also be closed for inservice on Wednesday, 23rdOctober.

Community News
St. Annes F.C are back into their soccer season. Boys and girls all welcome.
U13s Wednesdays 7-8pm
U12s Thursdays 7-8pm
U11s Tuesdays 7-8pm (starting 17thSept.)
U8s academy- to be confirmed.
Registration €30, new players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate.

Change of Address, Phone Number?
If there has been a change in the past year or two, please make sure that we have been informed. Thank you.

Car Parking
Thank you for your consideration in parking in an orderly manner at the school and allowing plenty of time. Please ensure that you leave staff car spaces free in the mornings. Thank you for your cooperation.