End of an Era!

 Holy Family BNS most sincerely wishes Mr. Eamonn Ellis all the very best on his well deserved retirement. Mr. Ellis has taught for over forty years, primarily in Holy Family BNS and will be remembered with the greatest affection by all his pupils, parents and colleagues, both past and present, for his endless kindness, ceaseless dedication and above all, his total commitment to the very best possible education of the children in his care. It is a mark of the man that even though Eamonn “offically” retired in February, he has continued to assist the boys in Holy Family BNS with their mathematical studies. A special school mass was celebrated last Friday to publicly acknowledge and thank Eamonn for all his tremendous work in successfully assisting the boys in Holy Family BNS not only in the field of education but also in sport and quiz teams. Enjoy your retirement Eamonn! Múinteoir thar na bearta.


Pat McGrath Cup

School Choral Competition.

Congratulations to Holy Family BNS who won the Pat McGrath Cup on Tuesday night. This cup is awarded to the best primary school choir in the Carlow area. Five schools- Holy Family BNS, Bennekerry NS, St. Fiaccs, Bishop Foley and Holy Family GNS- took part in this competition and all displayed  singing skills to the highest degree. Each school was just excellent, leaving the judges with a very difficult decision before awarding the cup to Holy Family BNS.

Science in Askea BNS, Primary School Carlow

Busy Scientists. It has been an incredibly busy time for science in Holy Family BNS. The schools Science club impressed the judges, at the Ericsson National Science Finals in AIT, with their excellent project on digital money and near field communication. Science Engineering Week was marked with two excellent talks on mechanical and electrical engineering hosted by Carlow Library. The boys from Holy Family were very impressed with these talks and loved all the free badges and pens! MSD have been very busy the past few weeks in Holy Family BNS developing within the children an awareness of the world we live in. Also, a donation of 1, 000 euro towards the schools excellent playground facilities is very much appreciated. As part of National Tree Week, Mary White conducted brilliant nature explorations within the school grounds. Also, as part of the schools Green School Activities, the boys also were given a fascinating talk on bees and their life cycle by two beekeepers. Finally, the wonderful parents of Holy Family BNS, had great fun teaching the lads how to play math games and cook some very tasty buns.

World Book Day 2012

Junior Infants had great fun dressing up as their favourite characters for World Book Day. Great fun was had by all.