information for Parents

Parents Association
The Parents Association aims to work with the Principal, Staff and Board of Management to build co-operation between home and school and to promote the interests of the students in the school. It promotes the involvement of parents in the operation of the school in consultation with the Principal. In Ballyhass NS we are very lucky to have an active and hard working Parents Association. They support us in organising fundraising activities for the school and in helping to organise and supervise extra-curricular activities.

 

Curriculum
In Ballyhass NS we follow the curriculum as laid down by the Department of Education. The subjects are English, Irish, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Music, Art, Drama, S.P.H.E. and Physical Education.


Opening Times
School starts at 9.10am.
Closing 2.50pm and 1.50pm for infants.
When dropping or collecting your child to and from school, please park properly on the school side of the road. The area in front of the main school gate must be kept free at all times for the school bus.

Lunches
We encourage children to bring healthy lunches and we discourage fizzy drinks and sticky bars, sweets or crisps. Please do not give your child any glass bottles. As part of our healthy eating policy, we encourage children to drink water during class times. Children may bring bottles of water to school. 

Absences
If your child is absent from school, please provide us with a note in the absence section of their school diary giving reason for absence.


Enrolments

Ballyhass NS welcomes any pupil who wishes to enrol. We cater for boys and girls from junior infants to sixth class.
In order to enrol your child please do the following:

- Contact the secretary for an enrolment form or print the online application form and hand into the school.
  • - Attend the school’s open evening in April/May.
  • - Ensure that your child is 4 years old on the 1st of September of that school year.
  • - Contact the school to meet with the school principal to discuss any special educational needs in relation to your child.

 

 


School Uniform

Navy round neck sweat shirt with crest.
Navy tracksuit bottoms
Blue polo shirt or blue long sleeved shirt or blouse.
Navy pinafore or skirt for girls (optional). Navy trousers for boys (optional).

Ballyhass National School Uniform

Please label all your child's belongings, including uniforms and coats and cover books and copies. Please tie back long hair and note that stud earrings only are allowed.

Ballyhass School Uniform

 

Break times
Small break 10.50 - 11.00
Lunch 12.30 - 1.00