St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

Weekly Update from Principal

16-November-23
Weekly Update from Principal

Hi everyone,

Scholastic Book Fair

A huge thank you to the whole school community who bought lots of books and stationery this week. It is wonderful to see all the classes reading books. Thanks to all the parents as your contributions ensure that our school gets a good percentage back in books!

Erasmus

We had a super week welcoming students and teachers from a primary school in Murcia, Spain. They spent all day Tuesday in our school and 5th class got to know them - it was wonderful to see connections being made. On Weds. the group went off to Hook Head where a fabulous day was had by all!

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Red Door Restaurant, Carrig-on-Bannow

Our An Choill pupils, other pupils in the school and staff went on an outing today to the Red Door in Carrig-on-Bannow. Our sincere thanks to Michael O'Connor, the owner, who very kindly hosted our pupils from An Choill today. He had a great welcome for them, their own area all laid out and ready and also had made cupcakes for all the kids and staff. The kids were treated to a lovely lunch by Michael and we thank him most sincerely for his kindness. It was great to bring the pupils to a restaurant where they got to order their lunches and eat together. It is also wonderful to see local places supporting people with autism and our school. An outing like this is also a big deal for some of our pupils and taking steps into public places can be hard. Well done to all our wonderful kids who enjoyed the trip and to the wonderful staff who took them there!

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After-school Hurling Training in Grantstown

Yesterday was the last training session for a while for our Rackard League players on Thursday evenings after school. We will start this up again after Christmas. Thanks to the parents for bringing the pupils and to the staff who helped out.

Football Morning training sessions

These sessions continue every Tuesday morning at 8.30am for Junior Infants - 2nd and every Thursday morning for 3rd to 6th classes.

Bannow/Ballymitty GAA training

U8, U10 and U12 Boys are commencing Winter Hurling Skills training on Fridays between now and Christmas. This starts this evening Nov. 17th in Grantstown Complex at the following times:

U8 Boys turning 7 and 8 in 2024 will be training at 6pm - 7pm
U10 and U12 Boys turning 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2024 will be training from 7pm - 8pm

Please share this training information across the class WhatsApp groups.

BOM Male Parent Nominees

The Public Count of the Male parent nominee votes will be held on Monday in the school office at 2.30pm. We invite the 4 male parent nominees to come in for this public count, if possible. You can let Mary know on Monday if you are coming in as I appreciate that this is short notice. The results will be sent out to all the parents on Monday evening.

Bus Escort Job advertised

We are looking for a Bus Escort to accompany pupils to school on our special bus. You can see all about the job by clicking here: http://ballymittyns.ie/News/Job-Advertisement-Bus-Escort-Position/428449/Index.html

School Closure

To facilitate teacher training around the new Maths Curriculum the school will be closed on Thurs. Nov. 30th.

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Audrey

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