News Update – 02/12/2022


Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


Prayers – Our thoughts and prayers remain with our pupil Danny, his mum Lisa, Dad Lar and brothers Charlie and Shay at this time.


Rg 2 – Our Holy Communion candidates from Rang 2 will participate in this weekend’s Sunday Mass in Fourmilewater at 9am. Please follow advice given by Miss O’Keeffe / Mrs Coffey.


Jubilee Concert – As you are aware, our Jubilee Concert will be held on Mon 19th & Tues 20th Dec at 7:15 pm. Tickets are € 6 each and are currently on sale. Each family is entitled to purchase 2 tickets per night. i.e. 4 tickets over the two nights. These will be held until Friday 9th December. Thanks to those who have already purchased their tickets. Book early to avoid disappointment, as they say.

If there are spare tickets after this, they will be released to families in ones, on a first come – first serve basis. (Please put name and family No. on any envelope sent into school for tickets.)

The entire school will relocate to the Community Centre for Monday 19th December to facilitate dress rehearsals with lighting and sound. Those not on buses can be dropped off at BMC C.C. from 9am. Breakfast Club Children will be bused from the school to the Centre and vice versa in the evening.


Dept of Ed. – All schools are asked to share this information with Board members, staff and parents.

“Schools are asked to cooperate with the National Council for Special Education in the performance by the Council of its functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 relating to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so by the Council. Ballymacarbry N.S. will comply with any direction served on the patron or the board, as the case may be, under section 37A and any direction served on the board under section 67(4B) of the Education Act.”


Santa Visit – Santa will be calling to the Nire Christmas Fair this Sunday at 3:30 pm at the Nire Hall. The Fair will run from 2pm until 5 pm and all are welcome.


Advent (Week 2 Love) On Monday we will light our second candle or Bethlehem Candle, is also usually purple or violet. It reminds us of the Holy Family’s experience in Bethlehem. The colour of the second Advent candle is associated with royalty and reminds us that Christ is the “King of Kings.” We await the coming of a new king from Bethlehem.


Is mise,

Michael J. O’ Ryan – Principal