On Friday 18th October from 11am to 1pm, St Brigid’s NS, Ballysax invites you to an Open Day and Coffee Morning. The Open Day is an opportunity for parents who might be looking around at options for a primary school for their children, to visit the school, meet the principal and other parents, and to see the school. St Brigid’s NS, or Ballysax NS as it is also called, is situated in Cut Bush, Ballysax. It is just a few minutes from the Curragh and is also in short driving distance of Kildare, Kilcullen and Newbridge. It is a country school offering a range of activities and with 7 classroom teachers, 3 Special Education teachers and Ms Esther Reddy is the school’s administrative principal. Ballysax School is a feeder school to many Secondary Schools in surrounding towns. Parents, you are very welcome to bring along your children and also to join in the Coffee Morning which will be in progress. It may be a good opportunity to meet other parents whose children are already in school in Ballysax and hear their experience of the school. All are welcome.
The Coffee Morning is in aid of something which is very dear to the heart of the school community, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. All money raised at the Coffee Morning, and at the t-shirt day being run in school, also on October 18th, will go towards a Benefit Night being held on October 26th in The Rising Sun in Brownstown. This is hosted by the Guidera Family in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie in memory of their son Ben. Ben spent his primary years of education at St Brigid’s NS, Ballysax and he is very fondly remembered by the school community. At the Benefit Night, one of the parents of the school, Mrs Jean O’Flynn, is very bravely doing a Head Shave to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and a past pupil of the school who was in Ben’s class, Naomi Moore, is having her beautiful long hair cut and is donating it for use as a wig by The Princess Trust Fund. We commend these two brave ladies and we ask you to come and join us on Friday 18th in St Brigid’s School, Ballysax (R56E782) from 11am to 1 pm in aid of this great cause.