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Latest update on teacher, SNA and class allocations for 2017/18 school year

Please note changes to 4th class ( formerly John’s 3rd) and to new SNA deployment for Dan’s Senior Infants

Teacher and SNA  Deployment for  2017/18 school year

Principal    Fintan

HSCL          Elaine

Special Ed Team:  Classroom  6A ( formerly Niamh’s room) Leon/JennyL, Derval, Donal

 

Learning Support Team:
JennyMc  infant Room Annex Junior Infants, plus 1.20pm to 2.20pm  four days @week with 1st  class.   Fiona from mid- January until mid-June
Sara   LS1A Senior infants and 1st
Mary   LS6B 2nd and 4th ,  Aisling  from Day 1  until mid-January
Kerry  LS 7B 3rd Class
Cecelia   LS5B  5th and 6th
Orlagh     LS 9B Reading Recovery
Aideen       LS 8B Maths   Recovery

 

Mainstream Classes

Junior Infants 1

Bronagh

SNA: Nicoletta

Baseroom 2

Junior infants 2

Roisin

SNA: Pauline

Baseroom 1

Senior Infants 1 ( formerly Kerry’s)

Dan

SNA:  Linda

Classroom 5A

Senior Infants 2 ( formerly Bronagh’s)

Clare

 

Classroom 7A

1st Class 1 ( formerly Clare’s)

Niamh

SNA:  Wioletta

Classroom  3A

1st Class 2 ( formerly  Dan’s)

Emma

 

Classroom  4A

2nd Class ( formerly Niamh’s)

Robert

SNA  Orlagh

Classroom 1A

2nd Class Formerly Roisin’s

Lisa

 

Classroom 2A

3rd Class ( formerly Pearce’s)

Paschal

Classroom 15B

3rd Class ( formerly  Robert’s)

John

Classroom 16B

3rd Class (formerly Jenny’s)

Pearce

Classroom 12B

4th Class ( formerly Pachals’s)

Micheal

Classroom 10B

4th Class ( formerly John’s)

Fiona

Classroom 11B

5th Class ( formerly  Sheila’s)

James

Classroom  9B

5th Class ( formerly Micheal’s)

Cathal

SNA:

Classroom 8B

6th Class ( formerly  Jackie’s)

Jackie

Classroom 14B

6th Class ( formerly Rachel’s)

Rachel

Classroom 13B

 

 

 

teacher and SNA Deployment for 2017/18 ( updated to include SNA names)

Teacher and SNA  Deployment for  2017/18 school year

Principal    Fintan

HSCL          Elaine

Special Ed Team:  Classroom  6A ( formerly Niamh’s room) Leon/JennyL, Derval, Donal

 

Learning Support Team:
JennyMc  infant Room Annex Junior Infants, plus 1.20pm to 2.20pm  four days @week with 1st  class.   Fiona from mid- January until mid-June
Sara   LS1A Senior infants and 1st
Mary   LS6B 2nd and 4th ,  Fiona from Day 1  until mid-January
Kerry  LS 7B 3rd Class
Cecelia   LS5B  5th and 6th
Orlagh     LS 9B Reading Recovery
Aideen       LS 8B Maths   Recovery

 

Mainstream Classes

Junior Infants 1

Bronagh

SNA: Nicoletta

Baseroom 2

Junior infants 2

Roisin

SNA: Pauline

Baseroom 1

Senior Infants 1 ( formerly Kerry’s)

Dan

SNA:  AN Other ( recruitment process underway)

Classroom 5A

Senior Infants 2 ( formerly Bronagh’s)

Clare

 

Classroom 7A

1st Class 1 ( formerly Clare’s)

Niamh

SNA:  Wioletta

Classroom  3A

1st Class 2 ( formerly  Dan’s)

Emma

 

Classroom  4A

2nd Class ( formerly Niamh’s)

Robert

SNA  Orlagh

Classroom 1A

2nd Class Formerly Roisin’s

Lisa

 

Classroom 2A

3rd Class ( formerly Pearce’s)

Paschal

Classroom 15B

3rd Class ( formerly  Robert’s)

John

Classroom 16B

3rd Class (formerly Jenny’s)

Pearce

Classroom 12B

4th Class ( formerly Pachals’s)

Micheal

Classroom 10B

4th Class ( formerly John’s)

Diarmaid

Classroom 11B

5th Class ( formerly  Sheila’s)

James

Classroom  9B

5th Class ( formerly Micheal’s)

Cathal

SNA:

Classroom 8B

6th Class ( formerly  Jackie’s)

Jackie

Classroom 14B

6th Class ( formerly Rachel’s)

Rachel

Classroom 13B

 

 

 

Teacher Deployment for 2017/18 school year

Teacher and SNA  Deployment for  2017/18 school year

( unfortunately the Department of Education and Science and the national Council for Special Education  have failed to inform us as to number of SNAs that the school may employ for the 2017/18 school year. This is deeply frustrating for the school, the SNAs and for the parents of the children who require the support of an SNA. I will update the website when the DES/NCSE eventually do inform us.)

Principal    Fintan

HSCL          Elaine

Special Ed Team:  Classroom  6A ( formerly Niamh’s room) Leon/JennyL, Derval, Donal

 

Learning Support Team:
JennyMc  infant Room Annex Junior Infants, plus 1.20pm to 2.20pm  four days @week with 1st  class.
Sara   LS1A Senior infants and 1st
Mary   LS6B 2nd and 4th , with  teacher from Bracken ETNS  for two  half-days @week
Kerry  LS 7B 3rd Class
Cecelia   LS5B  5th and 6th
Orlagh     LS 9B Reading Recovery
Aideen       LS 8B Maths   Recovery

 

Mainstream Classes

Junior Infants 1

Bronagh

SNA:

Baseroom 2

Junior infants 2

Roisin

SNA:

Baseroom 1

Senior Infants 1 ( formerly Kerry’s)

Dan

SNA:

Classroom 5A

Senior Infants 2 ( formerly Bronagh’s)

Clare

 

Classroom 7A

1st Class 1 ( formerly Clare’s)

Niamh

SNA:

Classroom  3A

1st Class 2 ( formerly  Dan’s)

Emma

 

Classroom  4A

2nd Class ( formerly Niamh’s)

Robert

SNA

Classroom 1A

2nd Class Formerly Roisin’s

Lisa

 

Classroom 2A

3rd Class ( formerly Pearce’s)

Paschal

Classroom 15B

3rd Class ( formerly  Robert’s)

John

Classroom 16B

3rd Class (formerly Jenny’s)

Pearce

Classroom 12B

4th Class ( formerly Pachals’s)

Micheal

Classroom 10B

4th Class ( formerly John’s)

Diarmaid

Classroom 11B

5th Class ( formerly  Sheila’s)

James

Classroom  9B

5th Class ( formerly Micheal’s)

Cathal

SNA:

Classroom 8B

6th Class ( formerly  Jackie’s)

Jackie

Classroom 14B

6th Class ( formerly Rachel’s)

Rachel

Classroom 13B

 

 

 

Parent Newsletter Monday June 26th

Parent  Newsletter   Monday June 26th

  • Eid Mubarak to all our muslim families, I hope you have a lovely celebration with friends and family.
  • Medicines  Any parent who has  given the school important medicines for  their children must collect these from the class-teacher/Fintan  on or before this Friday  ( June 30th). On return to school ( Wednesday August  30th) you can then redistribute them to the new class-teacher ensuring that they are in-date and appropriate to your child’s requirements along with a  written -note setting out in detail the need for the medicine and any details with regard to  its usage.
  • School Closing: The school closes for the Summer Holidays  this Friday ( June 30th) at 12noon sharp.
  • Summer Camps There are a few places left in the school’s Summer  Camps ( June 3rd to 14th  one week or two, 10am to 1pm), please contact Elaine or the school office urgently  if you’d like to sign up.
  • 2017/18 School reopens after the Summer Holidays on Wednesday August 30th at 8.40am.  If for any reason, your child will not be returning on that specific date , please let Fintan (Principal) or Lorraine ( secretary) know before this Friday  ( June 30th)  ( please see overleaf for a calendar for the 2017/18 school year.
  • 6th Class Graduation: Our 6th Class Graduation will take place on Tuesday  June 30th at 11am ( until 12noon). Parents and close family  are invited. We ask that  younger siblings,  who are in the school,  be left in their classrooms as we wish for this event to be about the  graduation-candidates themselves.  There will be light refreshments afterward and the opportunity for  plenty of photographs.  The 6th class children can depart the school  either after the ceremony ( only  if  with family) or at 2.20pm . There is no school for 6th class for the remainder of  the week.
  • Monies Due  Huge thanks to all the parents who have settled their accounts for monies required  for all children returning to us  for the 2017/18 school year.  We ask that those parents  have received an  invoice for the outstanding amounts  to please settle this on or before Friday June 30th, or to talk with Fintan ( Principal), if you have not done already re your payment plan.
  • Pupil Progress Report You should all have received your children’s end-of-year Pupil Progress Report ( distributed from the school on Friday June 16th), if you did not receive this please contact the school urgently.
  • Merryn Last Friday, we had the pleasure of opening a new school-yard space, Merryn’s Bench and Mosaic, in memory of dear Merryn. Please take the time to have a look at this space and to give a moment of your time to her memory.
  • Teacher for next year? The allocation of teachers,  SNAs and rooms  for the 2017/18 school year will be made known to the children at 11.45am this Friday, and simultaneously posted to the school website    www.balbrigganetns.com  It will not be possible to do this in full, as there is still a teacher-recruitment drive to be undertaken for over the month of July and , also, the DES has yet to let us know our allocation of SNAs  for the coming year. But, as these  developments unfold the school website will be updated.
  • Thank You  Finally,  I would like to thank you as parents, on my own behalf and on behalf of the teachers, SNAs and secretaries, for you courtesy and support throughout the year. It has been a memorable year with numerous highlights  and successes. We have seen the children flourish  and make great academic , social and emotional   Your positive support to myself as Principal and to the teachers, SNAs and secretaries is very valued. We look forward to  2017/18 and another great year of teaching and learning. Have a lovely holiday, and above all keep safe!!!

Get Active Week Family Quiz

Name___________________________________________________________________

Get Active Week Table Quiz

To win a family ticket  to the Cinema, please answer these questions associated with Get Active Week ( June 12th to 16th)  and complete the tie-breaker. Please return the completed page to your child’s class teacher  on or before Friday morning June 16th.

  • Our school athletes were very very successful in the recent Cumann namBunscoil Track and Field Championships in Santry; what is the name of the athletics stadium in Santry,  named after an Athletics  Promoter,  in which this event took place? ______________________
  • Which famous Balbriggan cyclist, kincknamed the ‘Balbriggan Flier’, won the World Amateur Cycling championships in Copenhagen in 1896? ______________________________
  • Balbriggan man Tommy Caffrey, holds the most international caps for representing Ireland in any sport…. what sport is this?_____________________________________________
  • Who is the playing field and stadium/clubhouse of Balbriggan Cricket Club named after? ________________________________________________________________
  • Our Sports day on Wednesday 14th June will take place under the shadow of  the magnificent  Bremore Castle; the original Bremore  Castle ( rebuilt in 1783) dates back to what century? _________________________________________________________
  • Which Balbriggan Sports Club have this as their mission statement:

The intention of the Balbriggan    XXXXXXXXX    is to get people together for the health, social and motivational benefits of running in a group. There are no membership fees – the club is non-profit and is run totally on a voluntary basis. We are an inclusive club and our members are representative of the diversity of Balbriggan and we have runners from all parts of this community and well as surrounding communities. We are registered as a club with the Fingal Sports Council. Contact: 0863107158_____________________________________________________________

  • What is the name of the Balbriggan Basketball Club who operate from the Flemington Community Centre?____________________________________________________
  • Slieve Gullion Forest Park, soaked in Irish mythology , where our Infant classes will be visiting as part of Get Active Week , see https://www.ringofgullion.org/things-to-do/slieve-gullion-adventure-playpark/ is in which Irish County?____________________________
  • Larissa, the coach from O’Dwyer’s GAA Club who comes to the school every week, is herself an Irish international player in which sport?  __________________________________
  • The school’s Summer Camps, full of sporting , art and drama activities takes place in the school this year  from Monday July  3rd to which date? ( contact Elaine) ______________

Tie breaker: How many families/individuals will sign up and participate in our Parent Association Fundraiser  for all of the children in the school, including yours!,  at 12.30 pm on Sunday June 18th  ( 8euro per family, 5 euro per individual) meeting  at McDonalds , please lend your support________________________________________________________________________