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Daffodil planting

We had a busy week planting daffodil bulbs in our new forest area which some of our parents and pupils kindly cleared for us during the Summer holidays. A big thank you to Mrs.McPhillips who organised a rota and brought the children out in groups to plant each morning.


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FREE Dance and Drama workshops for Billis Pupils aged 9-13yrs starting Tues 18th Sept in Billis Hall

Dear Parents,

Following on from the success of the FREE Dance & Drama Summer Camp in July, I am delighted that to announce that I have managed to secure a series of 6 FREE Dance and Drama workshops in Billis Hall with Mary Farrelly and Trina McCann, for pupils of Billis NS aged between 9yrs and 13yrs.

Starting Tuesday 18th September  from 5pm-7pm  and running each Tuesday for 6 weeks

Booking is essential    : Contact Kim on   049 437 8548   or    087 6691550    or   as soon as possible to book your place!

It would be great if as many pupils as possible would avail of this super FREE workshop to make it a success.  We are so lucky to have been chosen: it is only open to Billis NS Pupils at present. They hope to put on a small show at the end of the 6 weeks.

This project/initiative is supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

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FREE Dance & Drama workshop for Billis Pupils aged 9 – 13 years

I am delighted to announce that I have secured a FREE Drama and Dance Summer Camp for Billis Pupils aged 9 to 13 years, from Mon 9th July to Fri 13th July from 3pm to 5pm,in Billis Hall   (Funded through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.)

Please see poster attached for more details and for booking information.

I hope you will support this as if it is a success we may get it again!

Free Dance and Drama workshop


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Junior School Tour

The Infants and 1st and 2nd classes enjoyed their trip to Newgrange pet farm on Thursday 24th May. A big thank you to Mrs. Barbara Smith, Ms. Whitley and Mrs. Tam Scott for helping out on the day.

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Every Thursday for the past 6 weeks, the children have been taking part in basketball lessons. A big thank you to Brian O’Reilly for volunteering to provide the lessons. Brian offered up his free time and we really appreciate it! 


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We had a very successful active week packed with lots of fun and games. Thankfully the weather was on our side all week and the rain stayed away for the activities.

On Monday, each classroom completed a lesson on jiving. A big thank you to Craig Lovett for providing the lessons. See photos below!

On Tuesday, we completed skipping.

Susan Doorley from An Taisce came to the school on Wednesday and provided the children with an informative scooter safety workshop. Thank you Susan!

Thank you also to Brian Reilly for completing basketball lessons on Thursday.

We finished off the week with game stations on Friday. Mr.McPhilips also organised a dodgeball tournament which ran throughout the week with the finals being held on Friday. A big thank you to Mr.McPhilips for organising the tournament and well done to our dodgeball team winners. The Junior team and the Senior team were presented with prizes. Each child in the school also received an active certificate for taking part during the week! Well done everyone! Enjoy your well deserved rest!!

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County Finals Day

Our group-winning team from the previous FAI tournament were in action again today in the county finals. Everyone put in great performances and there were plenty of skills on show. Our team won two games out of three in the league but unfortunately lost out on a place in the final by goal difference. Well done to everyone who took part in both tournaments and special thanks to Graham Mills for his support at the event.


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FAI Soccer Blitz

On Tuesday some of the boys and girls in 5th and 6th class competed in the FAI soccer blitz in Cootehill. We had two teams entered in what was a very competitive tournament. Both of our teams performed very well with one of them qualifying for the county finals on April 25th. Everyone enjoyed the day and there were numerous excellent performances on both teams. Many thanks to Graham Mills for helping out on the day.

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GAA Training

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Charity walk wearing Christmas jumpers

Thank you for your kind and generous donations to GOAL and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. The children and staff enjoyed their Christmas walk wearing their festive jumpers..we had all sorts, some that jingled, some that lit up and some very sparkly, colorful ones! We walked one mile this morning! The total raised was €282 which will be shared equally between the two charities.

The staff would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy, safe and healthy New Year.


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