PABS Coffee Hour

PABS (Parents Association Bayside School) are holding a coffee hour for the parents and guardians of Junior Infants on Thursday 11th September, 11am – 12 noon, in the school hall. We hope many of you will be able to attend as it is a nice opportunity to meet other parents/guardians.

Green Schools Update

Hi Guys,

We have started work on our next Green Flag. This year we will be trying to win a flag for Travel and Transport.

We have set up a new Green Team and we went out together on a walkability audit with Sandra Pokrant from An Táisce.

We are trying to establish a safe walking route to school where people might carpool and then Park n’ Stride from Bayside Shopping Centre. As the name suggest this would mean parking your car at the shopping centre and then walking to school from there. This would hopefully mean less traffic around the school in the mornings and afternoons.

On our walk we discovered lots of interesting things


Here we are outside the school looking at the road markings that make it safe for us to cross the road.


Outside our school we have yellow markings on the road and railings. The yellow markings help to remind traffic that they must slow down and they cannot park outside our school. The railings are there to stop any cars from parking on or mounting the path. They also stop children from running out of the school gates and straight onto the road.


This is Sandra, she told us lots about raod safety

We are very lucky to have a safe pathway from the shops to the school. There is plenty of room for people and buggys to walk along. On our walk we heard the birds singing and saw some lovely trees and plants.


Nice wide path


Speed bumps on the road help the cars to drive at a safe pace


Concrete pillars in the middle of the path ensure that no cars can access it. This keeps it safe for walkers


When we got to the carpark there was plenty of parking spaces and space.

We think that it would be really super if some families that travel to school by car might consider having a go at “Park n’ Stride” from Bayside shopping centre, especially coming into the lovely summer weather


The Green Team

PABS 2012 – 2013

Chairperson: Carmel Cunningham

Vice Chair: Amanda Kelly

Treasurer: Jean Lyons

Vice Treasurer: Elisa Nishimura

Secretary: Gwen Regan

Vice Secretary: Theresa Murray

Committee contact details are available in the school porch.

Our AGM is held annually at the end of September following which a new committee is elected. All are welcome and we urge as many of you as possible to attend and get involved. Date will be advised in September 2013.

We would also like to thank our sponsers:

Annsley Williams / The Bennis Family

Butlers Chocolates

Centra Kilbarrack

McHugh’s Wine and Dine

MsHugh’s Off Licence

Suttonians Rugby Club

Tayto Park

El Paso Howth

Mulinos Raheny

The Blackboard Bistro

Studio 12 Pilates

First Penance

Dear Parents/Guardians of Children in Second Class,

Your child will receive the Sacrament of First Penance

 On:      Monday 15TH April 2013

 At:       11.00 a.m.

 In:       Bayside Church

 The children will be brought to the church by their teachers at 10.55 a.m. and they will be seated in pre-arranged places.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to introduce the child to the priest for confession at the appropriate time. Parents should sit on side aisles near the relevant class. (In the absence of a parent/guardian the teacher will introduce the child)

 Please ensure your child is in full school uniform on the day.

 As the children will be receiving a sacrament we ask you to encourage respect for this solemn occasion.

 We look forward to celebrating this sacrament together.

 Yours sincerely,

 Áine Haier,



Pre-Communion Mass

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to invite all parents/guardians of pupils in second class to attend our
Pre-Communion Mass in the school hall on Thursday, 14th March at 7.30 p.m.  Unfortunately due to space considerations, only two people can accompany each child.

Children need to be in school in their designated areas for 7 p.m.  Full uniform must be worn.

As usual, we will be appealing for donations of daffodils to decorate the altar and hall.  These may be left in the school foyer on the morning of Thursday, 14th.  

We are looking forward to seeing you all on this very special occasion.

Yours sincerely

Áine Haier



Daffodil time again

On Thursday March 14th we are having our Pre-Communion Mass for 2nd classes and their parents/guardians in the school hall. To decorate the altar and hall we are appealing for donations of daffodils – these may be left in the school foyer on the morning of the Pre-Communion Mass – Thursday 14th

 Thank you for your support.

PABS Newsletter – March 2013

PABS Easter Raffle Ticket returns will be collected from your child’s classroom on Tues 19th / Wed 20th and Thurs 21st March. Draw will take place on Friday 22nd March. Please return all tickets sold or unsold in the envelope provided by Thursday 21st March.

Bayside Schools in conjunction with Liberty Recycling will be holding our first recycling event on 12th April. Please support this event as schools will earn €4 per 10kg bag of clothing donated. Recycling bags will be provided. Please donate on 12th April from 9.30am to 11am. Many thanks.

Many thanks to everyone who baked and bought at our annual cake sale. This was a great success and raised €3000 for our schools.



PABS are delighted to announce that Santa will take time out of his hectic schedule again this year to visit the very special children in Bayside Schools on 14th December. This is a great day for the children. Everyone in both schools really enjoys this event.