Climate Action Week

Here is a photo of all the entries  that were collected for Climate Action Week. Children at every level drew pictures and wrote about what measures they are putting in place to reduce our carbon footprint.

The standard of entries was so high at every level.
The children highlighted all the ways they reuse, reduce and recycle at home and at school.  They also highlighted all the ways they conserve  water and energy at home and there were terrific suggestions for the ways we can conserve energy at school!
The Green Schools Committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all their wonderful entries!

EU Code week in St. Brigids’s #codeweek

Some of the children in Senior Infants, 3rd and 6th class took part in EU code week.

The children were coding in their pods with Bee Bot floor robots,  the Rainforest coding adventure game and using code builder with Minecraft Education.

EU Code Week is a  initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.

Take a look at some photos and videos:

 

 

Happy Halloween

School is closed next week for the mid term break.

By Thursday 22nd we hope  all classes will have gone on their sponsored walk.  Each class bubble will complete their own walk separately.  Please return cards and any money collected as soon as possible.

On Friday , children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st class are allowed to wear their costumes to school. We would ask that accessories are left at home. Unfortunately we cannot allow the older classes to bring in costumes due to restrictions around  covid.

Similarly , children can bring in their own goodies but we will not allow sharing. We appreciate the parents may want to send in treats to share but we  unfortunately can’t permit this .

Please remember we are a nut free school when giving your child treats for a Friday.

Lastly can we remind parents  not to delay after dropping or collecting children and to maintain a 2m distance between adults in the vicinity of the school.

Wishing you all a safe and happy midterm break .

 

 

 

Golf Champion in 6th class

We  were delighted  and proud to hear of  two great golfers in 6th class today, who competed in the Captains Prize Junior  Cup at the weekend .  Congratulations to Cian who beat many past pupils to claim 1st prize and win this fantastic cup.   We think we will be hearing a lot more about Cian  and Ben in the future.

Cyber Break Day: 16th October @CyberSafeIE

St. Brigid’s is taking part in the first ever Cyber Break Day which is happening this Friday 16th October

Organised  by CyberSafe Ireland and Permanent TSB, for 24 hours beginning at 5pm on Friday the 16th, families across Ireland will be switching off their devices replacing screen time with offline family fun. Cyber Break can be a break for you and your family to swap your screens and devices for a day of family fun.

We would be delighted if our St. Brigid’s families took part!

CyberSafe Ireland recently published its latest annual report and one of the key findings contained in the report shows that children are extremely active online. They found that 93% of 8–12 year olds own their own smart device, 65% are on social media and more than 70% are gaming online. So the aim of Cyber Break Day is the importance of maintaining a happy and healthy balance between our online and offline worlds and reminds us to stay mindful and vigilant of the potential risks and negative activities that exist online.

The following links provide some extra information:

https://www.cybersafeireland.org/cyber-break/

https://www.cybersafeireland.org/media/1483/cyber-break-classroom-activities-for-teachers.pdf

https://www.cybersafeireland.org/media/1480/family-fun-guide.pdf