Archive for December, 2016

Surprise visitor arrived to school today!!

The children in Billis were very privileged to receive a visit from Santa Claus this morning! He took time out of his very busy schedule to pop in with some sweets and biscuits for all the children. Thank you so much Santa and safe travelling on Christmas Eve!















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Virginia Credit Union Poster Competition Winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the Virginia Credit Union Poster Competition.  They went along to the Credit Union last night to collect their book vouchers.

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Carol singing at St Joseph’s Nursing Home

Thank you to all the pupils from 3rd to 6th class who volunteered to go Carol singing to St Joseph’s Nursing Home last Wednesday. The residents really enjoyed it.

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We had great fun during our Santa Dash this morning. The rain disappeared just in time. A big thank you to the parents that came on the Santa dash this morning! Your help was greatly appreciated.

Thank you also to the all the parents and children that sent in money for our Christmas jumper fundraiser for Crumlin hospital! We raised €200!




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How to make a gas!!

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Team TSI- 5th & 6th Class

5th ad 6th class have been exploring a new approach to literacy learning called ‘Team TSI,’ which means Transactional Strategies Instruction. This helps pupils to work independently to apply comprehension strategies when reading, The children work in groups of 3 developing their skills such as: working in groups, vocabulary work, and giving effective feedback. They do this while reading their novel.

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Garda Open Day Bailieboro Saturday 17th December 11am to 3pm

A fun Day for all has been organised by Bailieboro Garda Station for Saturday 17th Dec from 11am to 3pm.

Their Dog unit, mounted unit, sub aqua unit and air unit will be there. You can get tours of the station and the Road Safety Authority will be there to check car seats to ensure they are fitted correctly, if you wish to avail of this service.  See the letter and flyer below for more details.










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Note from the PA Committee: The PA meeting scheduled for 8th December is cancelled

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