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School Notes 05/12/2019

Roll Up, Roll Up! Students from all years of the school are busy preparing for our Christmas Variety Show which is based on the theme of “The Greatest Showman”. Performances will take place on the nights of the 12th and 13th of December and there will also be a matinee performance on the 12th for the 5th and 6th class students in the surrounding areas. Our Christmas Variety Show, “The Greatest Show @ BVS” will be a truly wonderful event with input emerging from the whole school in all areas of the show including performing, directing, music, producing, props, costume, art design, backstage and make-up to name just a few. Tickets are selling fast! Adults €10/ Students €5. Be sure to get yours!! Please contact (090) 6432211 for further details.

Scholarship of Excellence Award: The school was very proud to receive confirmation that Tara Noonan (class of 2019) was to be awarded the Scholarship of Excellence Award at Athlone Institute of Technology. This award celebrates the outstanding academic achievement of first-year students, each of whom has achieved 500+ points in their Leaving Certificate examinations. To mark their achievement, recipients are awarded a financial bursary and a comprehensive gym membership, giving them access to the institute’s state-of-the-art facilities for the year. At a recent ceremony in AIT, Tara was acknowledged as a high academic achiever for her performance in her Leaving Certificate. Acting Principal, Ms. Siobhan Cullen was presented with a commemorative plaque for the school to mark this achievement during the ceremony. We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Tara who is now studying Applied Psychology. We wish her continued success at third level and beyond.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Well done to the BVS students involved in helping Mr. Dennigan with our annual shoe box collection in aid of Team Hope Ireland. Well done to everyone whose hard work and consideration will help make Christmas a special time for others this festive season. Thanks to all in our school community for showing such generosity and kindness.

Basketball Brilliance: Another great day for BVS Junior Basketball as our boys beat Tullamore Community School recently in a competitive Midlands Final. Ballymahon VS are now the Midland champions and will progress on to the All-Ireland Quarter Finals after Christmas. We are very proud of this team and the dedication, discipline and hard work they have displayed to date. Great role models for BVS!

Study Skills Session: 1st and 6th Year students recently engaged in a session on study skills & self- motivation brought to BVS by Ray from www.raysethegame.com. During this fresh and innovative session, students learned how to change their game in terms of optimising their performance in school, study & their overall well-being. Each other year group will also avail of this session in the coming weeks. Thanks to all who made this informative and enjoyable event possible.

3rd Year Parent/ Teacher Meeting: Thank to all who attended the recent 3rd Year Parent/ Teacher meeting which was held in the school Sports Hall. It is always a great opportunity to meet with parents/guardians to discuss the progress of our students.

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