Ballyellis NS Parents’ Council Table Quiz

The Parents Association of Ballyellis N.S. will be holding a table
quiz on Fri 21st of September in Askamore at 8-30pm. Proceeds will be
put towards the building fund. Cost will be €40 per team of 4. All
support appreciated.


Ballyellis NS Parents’ Council Draw Results

Winners of the Field Day Raffle are as follows   

1st Prize   Deirdre Weaks, Craanford.

2nd Prize Mick Lancaster, Ballyconran.

3rd Prize   Joe Kenny, Ballyconran.

4th Prize   Ivory Kearney, C/o Carew Mart.

5th Prize   Tom Bolger, C/O Carnew Mart.

6th Prize   Benji Dunne, Avoca.

7th Prize   Molly Mulroe, Tombreene.

8th Prize   Zoe kane, Munny.

9th Prize   Milo Mulligan, c/o Mary Sheehan.

10th Prize Josi Kinsella, Drummond.

11th Prize Katie Bannon-Ward, Arklow.

12th Prize Pat Berney, Berney’s Pub, Monaseed.

13th Prize Eileen Gregan, Castlewhite.

14th Prize Aoife Cunningham, Carnew.

15th Prize Ally Nolan, Kilcavan.

16th Prize Philip Walsh,Carnew.

17th Prize Mick Doran, Castlewhite.

Ballyellis N.S. Parents’ Association News

Our annual field day will be taking place on Sunday 3rd of June
following the patron mass in Askamore. Baking donations, homemade
buns, cakes etc. would be greatly appreciated for the cake stall and
tea tent.

All houses will also be asked to donate items for the bottle
and book stalls.

Raffle cards are also out now and all proceeds from
both fundraisers will be going towards the building of the new

Work on this is due to commence during the mid-term break
in May and is scheduled to be completed by Sept 2012.

The recent cake sale held after mass in Askamore on April 15th raised
€548.60 which will also be going towards the building. This is
appreciated as is the continued support of the people, especially in
these tough economic times. The school extension is a major project
which is necessary due to numbers increasing and it will be a huge
benefit to the comfort and education of our children for years to

Balyellis N.S Parents’ Associatio​n

The P.A. will be holding a cake sale to raise funds to go towards the
school development on Sun 15th of April after mass in Askamore. All
home-baking donations would be greatly appreciated, or alternatively
come along and show your support financially.

There was a good representation from the school at the meeting in Bree
last Thurs night to protest at the proposed cutbacks in rural schools
following December’s budget. This however was only the first step and
every parent will be required to play a part if we are to achieve our
goal. Any further meetings/protest marches or whatever is deemed
appropriate will be well advertised and all support would be
appreciated. If the proposed cutbacks are implemented we are in danger
of losing our 4th teacher and also our resource/learning support
teacher whose hours would be cut. This would have a very negative
effect on the school as a whole and we need to fight to hang on to
what we have got. We are not looking for any more, just to maintain
what we have.

On a more positive note, planning permission has been granted for the
extension and it is hoped work will commence on this shortly after

Finally, if anyone has any ideas for the Field Day or just wants to
lend a hand with the organising of it, please feel free to contact any
of the committee.

New Jerseys for school

The set of jerseys were recently presented to the school by Ballyellis Parents’ Council.

It features a crest which was designed by Caitlin Black who won the competition held in the school.