Archive for April, 2016

Planting our mini orchard!

We planted a mini orchard at school on Friday 22nd April. It includes 2 eating apple trees a plum tree and a variety of berry bushes including blackcurrant, gooseberry, blueberry and strawberry. A big thank you to the Parent’s Association  for donating the money to fund the project. Thanks also to all the parents that helped to dig holes, donated berry bushes and planted! All your help is much appreciated. We all look forward to a delicious crop of fruit to eat!



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Active week was a great success at Billis N.S. We were so lucky to have the sun shining every day.

The pupils were presented with their active certificates at assembly on Friday. To end what was a very successful and action packed week, pupils who are involved in sport outside of school came dressed in their sports gear and gave a small talk on their sport to the rest of the pupils. It was very interesting to see the wide range of sporting activities that pupils are involved with: horse riding, hockey, rugby, soccer, gaelic football, hurling, tennis, basketball, badminton, karate, Judo, ballet, contemporary dance, carting, Irish dancing, boxing.

Many thanks to Cathy O’Toole & Andrew Clarke (The Irish Tug of War Association ), Michael Watters (Kenpo Karate Academy, Virginia) & Amanda Brady (lifeguard at Kells swimming pool) for coming into our school during the week.

Thank you to all the staff and pupils for taking part in the many activities during the week. Finally, a big thank you to our enthusiastic and energetic parents that helped out at the game stations on Tuesday and the forest walk on Thursday. It was great to have the extra help during the week!

Please visit the Active page to see lots more photos of all the action and activities captured during the week!




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Our Clothes Creations

We used lots of pieces of materials to design outfits!

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Printing using our block prints 1st and 2nd class

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A message from the Parents`Association

Thank you to everyone who donated to and baked for our stand at the Virginia car boot sale on Saturday. We made over €700! What a successful end to a great year of fundraising! Thanks to families and extended families for coming down on the day and supporting us by buying at the stall.
Special thanks to those who gave their time preparing the donations on Friday evening and setting up and selling on the stall on Saturday; Jannette Waller, Barbara Wilton,Valerie Henry, Timmy England, Jennifer McEntee, Gary Henry, Ruth Lochaden, Fiona Hanley, Fiona Bertram, Halima Finn, Karen Snell, Patrick Stafford, Heather and Thomas Alexander and our special helpers from Billis NS, Sophie Alexander, Molemo Joni, Hannah Finn, Louis Faulkner and Eamon McEntee.

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Making Block Prints 1st and 2nd Class


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Parents’ Association Quality Bric-a-Brac and Cake Sale Saturday 16th April

Please support the Parents’ Association in their last Funding Raising event of this year by donating good quality Bric-a Brac and Home Baking for them to sell at the Car Boot Sale on Saturday 16th April in the grounds of Virginia Church of Ireland Church and by coming along on the day to grab some great bargains!Bric a Brac Flyer April 16th 2016

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The Clothes Shop

We are learning all about clothes in the Infant room this month. Have a look at us working in the clothes shop!


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Scavenger hunt

Junior and Senior Infants went on a scavenger hunt in PE this week.


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