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Christmas Fair: 3rd Dec 12-3

Time is flying and we are busy finalising plans for the Christmas Fair. This is always a great day for all the family , as well as being one of the key fundraisers…but that doesn’t happen by accident.
There’s a huge amount of work going on behind the scenes, we have raffle prizes galore and raffle tickets will be available to purchase soon. Santa is checking his list and volunteers are busy organising the different stalls! Please check below to see how you can help make it another BIG success!


● Volunteer to help – email Ronan MacDonell burrowschoolpa@gmail.com today, every offer of help whether small or big is accepted! Alternatively just let your class rep know.


● Donate unwanted gifts, bottles, books, toys (complete please!), jewellery, bric-a-brac etc. Drop them at the school ANY FRIDAY from now on – please leave items neatly outside the school office.


● Raffle Tickets will be going into bags soon EUR2 per ticket or EUR10 for a book of 6 tickets.


● Any Mary Berrys out there??? Why not Bake for us. Small kid size treats and cakes/traybakes to sell in our cafe as well as cakes to take home will be needed.


Finally, come along on the day, bring your friends and family, pick up some bargains, enjoy a barbeque and some mulled wine and have a wonderful day out.


Back to the Back Fundraiser

The Back to the Back 80s/Halloween night raised a fantastic €1,300 for each of the three schools involved.

Halloween Expo 2016

What a great night was had at the Halloween Expo, organised by Kehlen and Emily. There was a superb turnout for this fun event so thanks to everyone who attended and volunteered and to the teachers for coordinating the very Spooktacular artwork which decorated the hall.

Volunteers and Job Descriptions

Thanks again for volunteering! Please see below your job and job description at bottom of page!  If you’ve any queries, please contact Lynn Bray on 087 2057238.

Junior Track

Senior Track

Track Manager Trevor Collier Track Manager Lucinda McGrath
Catcher 1st place Peter Dobson Catcher 1st place Dave Bray
Catcher 2nd place David Courtney Catcher 2nd place Brendan McNeely
Catcher 3rd place Ian Massey Catcher 3rd place Mervyn Fogerty
Race Starter Gary Flood Race Starter Derek Fennell
Ribbon Holder finish Michelle Cotter Ribbon Holder finish Andrea Cawley
Ribbon Holder finish Esther Lynch Ribbon Holder finish Gill Molyneux
Race Results Kim Sargent Race Results Ronan MacDonel
Class organiser Manager Finn Elmore Class organiser Manager Lindsay Bond O’Neill
Class organiser JI Susan Bracken Class organiser Gill Elliott
Class organiser SI Monica Flood Class organiser Emer McKiernan
Class organiser 1st Emily Sweetman  Medal Steward  Richie Flanagan
Class organiser 2nd Jayne Dummer Race Warden 1 Graham Smith
Race warden 1 Jessica Baldwin Race Warden 2 Lucinda to instruct kids
Race warden 2 Ken Brady back to Lindsay at start
Race warden 2 Julian/Catherine Thompson  Car Park Attendants  Pat Bolger
 Medal Steward Gerry O’Sullivan/ Lynn Bray  11.00-11.50  Elaine Hassett
First Aider Tim O’Neill  Clean Up  ALL PA, Averil Harford, Audrey Haas

Anyone who can!

Strawberries and Cream Joyce Lea   Karen McBride  Trolley collection x3  Ian Battle
Fiona Awerbuck 11.30-12.30

Suzie Byrne 12.30-1.30

Basket collection x4 Ian Battle
 Ice bags x 10  Ian Battle
Cans and popcorn Debbie McNeely
Cans and popcorn Sally Ann Collier
BBQ Colin Bray
Darrell Reamsbottom
Robert Eason


Job Descriptions!

Job Description
Track Manager

Overall in charge, ensuring all going plan ie knowing the order etc of races,ensuring kids go immediately back to the start after completion of race.

Catchers 1st,2nd,3rd

Each catcher has responsability to decide on top 3 placings and give medals.*** NO JOINT PLACING ***

Race Starter Starts all races
Ribbon Holder Holding finish line ribbon and if required to be a catcher if a catcher’s child is running in the race
Class organiser Ensuring kids are in their classes boys and girls and that they have the correct equipment required for their next race, i.e. egg and spoon,sack,beanbag
Race Warden 1 When kids finish race walk them down immediately back down to the start line and pass over to the class organiser. Then proceed immediately back to the finish line to continue.
Race warden 2 Ensure all sports equipment is collected from the kids when they cross the finish line and bring immediately to the start line for the next race and then return to the finish line to continue.
 Medal Stewart

Overall responsibilty for minding the medals and Making sure catchers have medals required before each race

 Car Park Attendants  Ensuring the safety of the children arriving. Fill one side of car park then the other side. Close off with cones if car park full.
 Race Warden Manager  Ensuring all class organisers have their classes ready and have the correct sports equipment for their races.
 First Aider  To walk between the tracks and attend to any injuries that occur.
 Cans/ Popcorn  To walk around and between the tracks to sell cans/ popcorn, fill up when required
 Strawberries  To walk around and between the tracks to sell strawberries & cream and fill up when required
 Race results  To immediately take note of 1st, 2nd, 3rd place after race completion.  Full name and ensure logged under child’s house colour.
 BBQ  Colin Bray will advise when you arrive.
Race Information All volunteers to be there for 11.15am

Sports Day – Saturday 18 June

A family fun date for your diary is Sports Day which takes place on Saturday 18 June. Please put your name forward now to help out. It’s a wonderful fun day for the children and their families, but we do need a large number of volunteers to help it run smoothly! Please fill in the form below or contact any PA member.  Thank you!

Aqua Night – Monday, 25 April

Come along for a fun and entertaining evening in Aqua on Monday, 25 April.  Last year this great night was a complete sell-out, so watch this space and don’t miss out!

Table Quiz

What a fun night was had at our annual BSPA table quiz which was held in Howth Yacht Club on Thursday, 4th February.  With special thanks to Howth Yacht Club and all our supporters.

Volunteers Needed – 2016!

Please volunteer for one of the following:
Sports Day – Saturday 18 June

School Books Ordering sub-committee – we plan to set up a small sub-committee to look after this vital fundraising activity.

Contact your class rep or any of us on the PA to put your name forward. We literally cannot do it without you!

Sports Day 13th June 2015


Here is some info to help you to get set and ready to go in Suttonians this Saturday, 13th June!

11am Procession starts at the track – check out the smiley faces in the map above – children gather according to their house colour.  All siblings have the same house colour.  If you’re unsure what your family house colour is, please text Lynn Bray 087 205 7238.
After the procession, all children will be brought by a sports day volunteer to their class meeting point at the start of the race track (marked “start” on map).
The races commence – they are a mix of fun and competitive races.  The older children have chosen the races they’re competing in so hopefully everyone will be happy!
After each race, the winners are given their medals straight away and all children return to their class meeting point at the start of the race track, ready for their next race (medal winners can drop off the medals to their parents, grandparents or minder enroute).
This way the races will run smoothly and quickly as all children race, then queue, race then queue.
There’s lots more happening on the day….read on!



Please remember that the judge’s decision is final!   This is a fun day and everyone who is making it happen is a volunteer.





After all of the class races, there will be a short race for younger siblings!




All that fresh air will make you hungry, so grab a burger or sausage at the BBQ!




Enjoy some strawberries and cream while watching the races!  There’ll also be popcorn on sale, but no sweets – it’s sports day after all!!








  • suncream
  • sun hat
  • picnic blanket
  • umbrella
  • rain gear!



Fingers crossed the lovely weather stays for sports day!

FREE Anti-Bullying Training for Parents

Register for this informative session, which will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the new Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools. It is provided by the National Parents Council and is free of charge.

When:     Wednesday 12th November 2014

Time:       7.30pm – 9.30pm

Where:    Burrow Hall

Register now: by emailing burrowschoolpa@gmail.com with anti-bullying training as the subject