Archive for April, 2017

ALDI Rugby Festival in Aviva Stadium 28th April 2017

The pupils in 6th class took part in the ALDI Rugby festival in Virginia Rugby club on 28th March 2017.  At that event they were one of two schools chosen to attend the Regional ALDI Rugby festival in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Wednesday (28th April).

It was a wonderful experience for them.  They got to meet Rugby legend Paul O’Connell, had a tour of the stadium and played tag-rugby against the other schools.

Thank you ALDI for this once in a lifetime experience!

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Buddy Reading

Well done to all the Senior pupils for taking the time to read to the Junior pupils every Friday!

For buddy reading, each Senior pupil was paired with a Junior pupil. As part of homework each Wednesday, the Senior pupils practised reading their book before presenting it to their buddy on the Friday.

Buddy reading is very beneficial for both the reader and the listener. It gives the younger pupils a role model and helps with listening skills. It provides the Senior pupils with an audience to read to and helps to promote confidence and self esteem.

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Parent’s Association Film Club

Billis NS Parents’ Association

Next Saturday April 29th the PA will be showing the movie “SING” in Billis Hall.

The film will start at 6pm, doors open at 5.45.

Admission fee is €5 per person (max charge of €20 per family) which includes a goody bag and drink!

The film is rated PG and the evening is open to all ages from babies to grannies.

Bring your friends and cousins and feel free to bring a cushion!

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The Farm

Junior and Senior Infants are learning about the farm. They have been busy planting cress, lettuce and carrot seeds.

Please encourage your child to watch ‘Big week on the farm’ (RTE 1 at 7 p.m.) each evening this week!

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