Ballybrown NS

Clarina, Co.Limerick.

Roll No: 19272 O

Ballybrown National School opened in 1976 when Tervoe Boys NS, Tervoe Girls NS and Lurriga NS were amalgamated. The current enrolment is approximately 290 children. The school has eleven mainstream classes. There are four SEN posts based in the school.

The school is fortunate to have enthusiastic, dedicated teachers on staff who are committed to enhancing the lives of the pupils in any way we can.

Literacy Lift Off was introduced in Easter 2016 in Infant classes and has helped raise already high Literacy standards even higher.

Ballybrown NS received a Discover Science and Maths Award in 2016 in recognition of its excellence in STEM subjects.

In 2018, the children in Sixth class took part in Junior Entrepreneur while Junior Infants took part in Junior Achievement.

The school has been fortunate to be successful in acquiring the services of an Artist in Residence on two occasions in recent years. Such was the success of the artist working with designated classes that the Board decided to extend the scheme to all classes, paid for out of school funds.

The school has availed of the Visiting Author scheme run by Poetry Ireland and authors and storytellers such as Róisín Meaney and Gabriel Fitzmaurice have visited the school to conduct workshops and perform readings. Children from the school have figured among the prizewinners in the Cuisle poetry Festival.

The school has a rich sporting tradition. The Olo Cup, the premier hurling competition in Limerick City Primary schools, has been won by Ballybrown NS in 2017 & 2018 while the school has been successful in camogie, Gaelic Football, Ladies Football, Rounders and soccer. Ballybrown NS won the Best Girls School category at Limerick Cross Country Championships in November 2017.

Active Week, which takes place in the third week of June, is a highlight of our sporting calendar. Each day starts with Wake Up Shake Up and a range of activities including Zumba, Walking Buses, Walk On Wednesday and all manner of sporting activities are organised. Children have Active Homework to do each night. A non-competitive Fun Sports Day takes place on the Thursday while Active Week concludes with a Teachers v Sixth Class Rounders game.

The school sees itself as being at the heart of the community. We are fortunate to be located beside the Resource Centre and the school avails of its facilities for IT classes with Whizzkids. Events such as Graduation, Grandparents’ Day, Catholic Schools Week, Healthy Eating Week are celebrated by the entire community as the school welcomes people from the locality. We are fortunate to have Fr Cussen as our school chaplain and he works closely with the school in preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

How can I enrol my child in Ballybrown NS?

Call to the school any day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Alternatively, you may contact the school on 061-353276 or by e mail at ballybrownns.ias@eircom.net.

In mid-January of each year, the school contacts all parents who have expressed an interest in enrolling their child in the school and invites them to submit an application to enrol. The enrolment process is usually complete by the end of February.

Staying in Touch:  Please check the school website www.ballybrownns.ie or follow us on Twitter @BallybrownNS to keep yourself informed on school news.

Joe Lyons

Principal

Patrickswell NS

Patrickswell, Co.Limerick.

Beannachtaí agus fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Tobar Phádraig.
Welcome to Patrickswell National School. We are a school of approximately  175 pupils and our aim is to provide a fun and caring learning environment
so that the children can develop at their own pace. We want to develop every aspect of the child so that they leave our school equipped with the
skills needed for secondary school and daily life. We encourage children to take part in extra-curricular activities and we have very strong links to
other community based organisations like Patrickswell GAA, Patrickswell Tidy Towns and Patrickswell Community Council and Resource Centre.

Please follow us on Twitter: @patrickswellns to see the many events and activities  that take place in our school. Our website can be found at www.patrickswellns.ie

Feel free to contact Mabel in the school office at 061-355057 or by email at pwell.ias@eircom.net.

David Bulfin

Principal

Mon-Fri 9.20am to 3.00pm.  Lunch 1.00 – 1.30pm.