Archive for Health Promoting School Initiative

The Doctor

The Infants have finished the theme of the doctor. Over the past 3 weeks, the Infants have worked in a pretend doctor’s surgery, explored their 5 senses, sang the rhyme ‘Miss Polly had a dolly’ and listened to the story of ‘Daisy the Doctor.’ We made doctor’s kits and X-ray handprints. They also learnt the names of the body parts ‘as Gaeilge’ (through Irish). Our next theme for our Aistear play sessions is ‘Autumn.’

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A big thank you to Mrs. Abi Acheson for visiting the Infant classroom on Thursday afternoon. The children really enjoyed listening to Abi as she shared lots of interesting information about her job as a midwife. Abi brought in her baby doll, Rachael and showed the children how to hold the baby correctly. She also taught the children about cleaning, dressing and feeding the baby. The Infants had great fun. Thank you Abi!


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Culture Night in Co. Cavan Friday 22nd September

Cavan Arts Office have asked us to share their brochure outlining the various events they have planned for Culture Night (Friday 22nd September). Click on link below.

Electronic culture night brochure

There are lots of interesting events happening all over the County. Of particular interest to you might be :

Vickers Vimy at Cavan County Museum
Five piece collective formed by Ed Drea & Fintan Hanley best described
as folk/roots return to Cavan County Museum by popular demand.
Venue: Cavan County Museum
Time: 8.00pm to 10.00pm
Tel: 353 (0)49 8544070


Virginia Show Centre Multicultural Evening
Experience the heritage, music and cultural sharing of local and new
communities from Virginia, Zimbabwe, Lithuania and Latvia.
Venue: Virginia Show Centre
Time: 5.30 to 6.45pm

Breffni Photography Club Photographic Exhibition
Desmond Connors and members of the Club invite you to an exhibition
featuring recent award winning images. Members on hand to answer all
your questions!
Venue: The Meeting Room, Skelly’s Costcutters,
Main St, Virginia
Time: 5.00pm – 11.00pm / Email:

The Lost Brothers and Art Exhibition entitled ‘93 Years of
Two Irish songwriters, four albums, crafting a genre that is completely
their own – a cinematic view of an unknown landscape. It is roots music,
but not as we know it.
Venue: The Ramor Theatre
Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Tel: 049 8547074

Michelle Boyle Exhibition Preview and Interview with the Artist
Preview ‘This is where I belong…this exact spot’ at Farmleigh House Dublin
from September 27. In conversation live recording in the artist’s studio with
filmmaker Neasa Ni Chianain from 7-8pm.
Venue: Whitethorn Studios,, Garryross School, Garryross,
Virginia, Co Cavan
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Booking to Interview is advised as places limited
Tel: 083 8664589

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Sports at Billis

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Gardening Success

Our polytunnel and sensory garden are in full bloom. The Infants harvested their potatoes yesterday….31 potatoes in total!

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A Musical afternoon in Billis

On Friday (16th June) we had a musical afternoon which was organised by Mrs Lundie. We had lots of performances by pupils including piano recitals, guitar and singing, recorder and the Tin whistle. Thank you to all those who took part. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. It was lovely to hear so many talented musicians.

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HPS Recognition!!!

Billis NS has just been awarded Health Promoting School status.

We will be flying a new flag at Billis N.S soon !!! Well done to everyone who has helped to make this happen, especially those  who have worked on the HPS committee over the last 2 years, the BOM, Parents’ Association, Staff and Pupils. Take a look at our HPS webpage to see how busy we have been!!! Recognition Letter

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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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