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Back to School Reminders

Welcome back for another school year. We hope everyone had a lovely Summer.

Here are a few reminders for the new term. School reopens on Thursday 30th August at 8:50am.

  • The school gates do not open before 8.40 am.  At this time pupils from 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th classes walk to their lines in the yard beside the school garden. The pupils from Senior Infants, 3rd and 4th classes should walk through the staff car park to their lines in the back yard adjacent to the Infant Building.

  • Please take care in the carpark . Do not stop in the yellow box even if only for a moment and do not stop anywhere that blocks  access through the main gate .

  • For safety reasons, bikes and scooters and dogs and hot drinks are not allowed in the school grounds and pupils are asked not to run .

  • Parents and pupils are requested not to enter any building before the bell rings. We also request parents and pupils not to take shortcuts through any buildings when either entering or leaving the school.

  • Polo shirts and shorts and school sweatshirts can be worn for September and October. No  nail varnish or jewellery other than ear studs .

  • Please bring all the required books to school on August 30th. They should be covered and the child’s name and class written on the front cover.

  • Book rental books will be given by class teachers to pupils from 3rd up, the books are numbered and children should NOT write their names on them 

 

  • The online payment system is available to pay back to school charges.We will send home a list for families who wish to pay in cash
  • Lunches should contain no nuts or nut products. Sweets and bars, fizzy drinks , popcorn and chewing gum are not allowed.  Friday is treat day and a treat sized bar is allowed.

  • If there has been any changes in your contact details or emergency contacts let us know. You can use the form in the app or email.

info@saintbrigids.ie

Basketball

Our new boys basketball team played their first game on Saturday & did really well.
All of their hard work payed off as they displayed some great individual skills as well as working together as a team . They represented themselves & their school very well.

Basketball for boys 3rd-6th class is Tuesday evenings 5.30-7pm

All are welcome to join .

Swimming Champions

The Swim Ireland National Irish Minor Schools event took place 9th Feb 2020 in the NAC.

Cameron Jackson (5th) represented St Brigid’s National School.

The school is so proud of Cameron and happy to report he got the gold in the 50mtr Backstroke , and a silver in 100lM.
It really is a fantastic achievement to be rewarded with two national medals when representing the school .
Well done Cameron!
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History Week in Room 4!

Lots of children brought in items from the past- old telephone, chalk box, photographs, roman army helmet, teddies, watches, kodak camera, turf, books and so much more! We learned a lot about St. Brigid’s School from long ago. We had a brilliant time with Mr. Lowery’s 6th Class where we put our History skills into action, doing a Kahoot History Quiz.

Treasures of Castleknock Exhibition

Last week Mr. Mac Cann organised a local history exhibition in the school library. Some pupils and teachers brought in old artefacts and then spoke about them to classes when they visited.   Sarah and Grace Duffy brought in their Grandad’s first computer and Mr.Courtney brought in his uncle’s geometry set. Lots of really unusual exhibits from the locality as well. It was a great way to end our Local History week.

 

Another Haircut

A while ago we featured Isabelle from 6th who had cut her hair to donate to to Rapunzel , the organization that makes wigs for children undergoing. chemotherapy.

Last week we discovered another angel in 3rd class, Emily Keegan  who also cut her beautiful long blonde hair and donated it as well.

We are so proud of both girls . Not only are they helping other children but they have gorgeous new hairstyles as well! Well done Isabelle and Emily.