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Parents’ Association committee

Members of the Parents’ association committee came to assembly today to present a cheque for €3,425 to the Board of Management in full payment for the outdoor classroom! This money was raised throughout the 2016-17 school year through a variety of ventures such as the recent Fun Run, Film Club, Raffle etc.

A huge thank you and well done to them for all their hard work and to you the parents/pupils for supporting their fund raising events. The pupils are enjoying the fruits of your labour in the outdoor classroom on a regular basis!

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ACTIVE WEEK 29th May-2nd June

We had a successful Active week with the children partaking in basketball lessons, Irish Dancing lessons, game stations, Gaelic football training and orienteering.

We finished off the week on Friday with a swimming fun day to Kells for 1st-6th class and parachute games and a teddy bears’ picnic for the Infants.

The pupils were presented with certificates on Friday for their efforts during the week.

A big thank you to Brian O’Reilly (basketball instructor) and Tracey Taffe from Taffe Academy of Irish Dance for volunteering to help out during the week!

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Parents’ Association Fun Run

Thank you to everyone who came out to Deerpark Forest to support the Parent’s Association 5k fun run and to all those who donated and helped raise a great €267!

We had a turnout of 69 walkers with loads of kids, buggies and grannies taking part! The rain didn’t dampen the spirits at all and it was great to have a cuppa with everyone in the clubhouse afterwards.

From the PA Committee

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Danceathon in aid of BUMBLEance and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

Well done to everyone for taking part in the Danceathon in aid of BUMBLEance, ambulance for children charity and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, a charity for children with cancer. We raised €100! And had fun in the process!!

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Infants-2nd class had a brilliant school tour on Friday 26th May to GR8 entertainment, Castleblayney, followed by a picnic and leisurely stroll around Erica’s Fairy Forest on the way home. A big thank you to Edna Smith and Ann Lundie for helping on the day!

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Reminders of upcoming events in May/June 2017

Some notes/reminders for the coming weeks!

  • Active week is next week (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June). Ms Doughty has lots of active activities planned for the pupils! All pupils should wear their PE uniform every day next week.
  • As part of the school’s activities for active week next week, the Parents Association will be holding a family 5km fun run / walk in Deerpark Forest in Virginia on Thursday June 1st at 6.30pm. There will be refreshments in the rugby clubhouse afterwards. Everyone is welcome to join in. It’s only €3 (per person) to take part. Money will be collected on the evening. All proceeds go towards paying for our wonderful outdoor classroom. Please support this fun, social event.
  • Fun day at the pool is on Friday 2nd June for pupils from 1st to 6th The pupils will be in the pool from 11:45am to 12:30pm.
  • Please send in a stamped, self-addressed envelope before Friday 9th June so that your child/children’s end of year report cards can be posted home. Please make sure the envelope is big enough to fit reports for all of your children. 
  • Reminder: Stamps are now €1!
  • The senior tour (for 3rd to 6th class) is on Wednesday 14th June. Reminder: There is no school for pupils from Junior Infants to 2nd class that day.
  • Book Deposit of €50 per pupil must be paid by Friday 16th Thank you to all those who have already paid this.
  • The graduation ceremony for 6th class pupils and their parents/families is on Wednesday 21st June at 1pm.
  • The Induction morning for Junior Infants starting school next year is on Thursday 22nd June from 9:30am to 11am. There is a short meeting for their parents from 9:30am to 9:45am on that morning.

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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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Operation Transformation 10 @ 10

At 10 o’clock for 10 minutes, the staff and pupils at Billis completed circuits around the yard. Have a look at us in action!


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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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