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Happy and safe holidays to all our parents and pupils!

As we finish another busy school year, I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very safe, relaxing and happy holiday.

Thanks to all the parents/guardians of our pupils for their continued support and co-operation throughout the year. I want to also thank our hard working and committed PA committee and all those parents who help the PA  out in so many ways around the school. 

Thank you also to Bridget, our secretary, Linda, our cleaner, Kathleen, who supervises in the mornings and evenings and Mick, our caretaker. They help to keep the school running smoothly all year, and ensure the premises are fit for purpose.

Thank you to the bus drivers for ensuring the pupils arrive safely to school each morning and return home safely each evening. It is a very important and responsible job.

Thank you to the members of the Board of Management who work in a voluntary capacity, behind the scenes, to ensure the school is the best it can be.: Ven Craig, Rev Simon, Ms Doughty, Garvan Hanley, Denise Magovern, Diane Henry and Ian Stokes.

And finally a big thank you to our SNA, Mrs McPhillips and all the teachers and who have served in either a permanent, part-time or substitute capacity this year, who gave so much time, above and beyond the call of duty, to Billis NS.

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Congratulations to Jake Mills and the Laragh team

Congratulations to Jake Mills and the rest of the Laragh team on winning the league cup last night! It’s a great achievement.

They visited school today with the cup.

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Farewell to Mr McPhillips and Ms Hobson.

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Mr McPhillips and Ms Hobson. They have been a tremendous asset to our school over the past year. We would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication to, not only the pupils in their own class, but to the whole school. We wish them every success in their future careers.



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Best wishes to 6th class as they move forward

We wish our 6th class pupils every success as they move on to greener pastures. We had a lovely afternoon yesterday as we relived some memories of their time in Billis NS.


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World Book Day

We have rescheduled World Book Day for Thursday 8th March.  All children can dress up as their favourite book character.  No cost involved. Start preparing your outfits now!

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Parents Association Family Bingo Fundraiser

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Bring a Book, Take a Book

To celebrate World Book Day, we are starting a “Bring a Book, Take a Book” for both adults and children in Billis!

How does it work?

Children and Adults bring a book that they have already read and are willing to part with into school on the 1st March. (Books must be clean and in good condition!)

They place it in the appropriate adult or child’s “Bring a Book, Take a Book” basket.

They can choose another book from the basket in place of the one that they have put in.

They can do this as many times as they like: so long as they put a book in they can take one out!

The baskets will be stored in the main entrance hall. This is accessible at all times, even if Bridget is not there.

Parents can access the baskets either in the morning when they drop their children off to school or in the afternoon when collecting their child, or indeed at any time when they are in the school dropping or collecting children. 

Our aim is to encourage everyone to read more and to perhaps read books that they might not otherwise buy or have access too! The more variety of styles/genres etc the better as everyone has different tastes in books!

We hope people will avail of this service and enjoy it!

Please spread the word!

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Head Lice

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Enrolment Evening

Enrolment evening for children due to start school in Autumn 2018 is on Monday 19th February 2018  at 7.00pm.

There will be a short presentation and application forms for enrolment will be given out at this meeting. 

If this does not suit you please contact the school, 049 854 4653 to request an application form or go to our website to download the application. 

Application forms must be returned to school by Wednesday 28th February 2018.

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School Photographer

Please note change of date for school photos.  It is now Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Thank you

Parents’ Association

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