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Happy Retirement Frank!

Today, Friday 15thDec, is Frank’s last day driving the bus to Billis. We wish him well in his retirement and thank him most sincerely for taking such good care of the children as he drove them safely to school and back each day. We hope he has a long, healthy, happy retirement.

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Carol singing in St Joseph’s Nursing Home Monday 18th December

Pupils from 3rd to 6th class are going carol singing to St Joseph’s Nursing home on Monday 18th Dec, after school. Please make sure you have sent in a permission slip if you want your child to go along. If you cannot find the slip please request another one.

Remember to collect your child from Billis NS at 4:40pm sharp, as they will go back there for treats afterwards. If you wish to collect them from the nursing home instead, please send a note to their class teacher.

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Credit Union Poster Competition Winners

Congratulations to all our Credit Union Poster competition winners. The prize giving was on Friday 8th December. Even though there can only be a few winners everyone who took part is a winner. The judges must have had a very hard time choosing as all the pupils put a lot of work and effort into their poster. Well done to everyone.

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Snowy Day

The children in first and second class created a winter wonderland through a window in art today. They did a rough sketch with a pencil and finished off their picture with pastels. As you can see they we’re all very proud of their work. Let’s hope we don’t see weather like this for a while though!

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5th and 6th Class Tag Rugby

5th and 6th class did Billis NS proud in their tag rugby blitz last Friday, November 24th. The cold weather didn’t dampen their spirits! Thanks to Fiona Hanley for helping supervise on the day.


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Dog Safety Workshop

Paul, an education officer from Dogs’ Trust Ireland and his furry companion, Magic, came to our school on Thursday 23rd November. They provided each classroom with an informative workshop on dog safety. Paul also informed the children about the items and qualities that are required to be a good dog owner.

More information about Dogs’ Trust Ireland can be found by clicking on the link below.

Dogs Trust


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Book Fair Competition

Well done to our book fair voucher winners 2017. As part of the competition, Infants-2nd class designed a book cover and 3rd-6th class completed a book review. Well done to all the pupils for taking part!

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Music Mondays

Music Mondays is a new initiative in the school which involves popular chart music being played over the playground at lunchtime on Mondays. It encourages the children to be active and links to the dance strand of the curriculum.

It has proven very popular with everyone so far as some of the dance moves below will show:

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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to all the parents and pupils who completed shoeboxes for the Team Hope Christmas appeal!

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Anglo Celt Article about Health Promoting School Flag Raising

We got a great write up in the Anglo Celt this week! Thank you again to all the parents who helped out on Friday and who helped make it a lovely afternoon.

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