Mid term is over and that means it’s now full uniform time for everyone except Infants. The first classes have never had to wear a full uniform before so we are really looking forward to seeing how grown up they will all look.
Full uniform is ; grey trousers/ skirt, wine jumper/cardigan, school tie, black, grey or wine socks/tights and leather shoes/boots.
On PE days children can wear their school tracksuit (not shorts) and non marking runners. The PE timetable can be found HERE
The only other exception is for children attending lunchtime athletics sessions who are allowed to wear tracksuits to school on these days.
Children attending afterschool sport activities should bring their tracksuit and runners to school and change at half two.
We appreciate your continued support and co operation.
The children in Senior Infants and Ist class have been busy playing Maths Games as part of our School Improvement Plan for Numeracy. We have recorded a few for you to see how fantastic they are ! Check them out HERE
Our Autumn Newsletter is now available HERE
We want to thank all the parents who used our online payment system this September. There were a few hiccups initially but for the most part it went very smoothly and cut down on the time teachers had to spend counting and recording payments. We hope to use this system again for school tours later in the year.
There are a few payments still outstanding so if you have lost your link just click on the payments logo here and you will be directed to your payment page.
For safety reasons when collecting children early please do so through the office .
Dogs are not allowed in the school grounds. Some children are afraid of dogs but also there has been dog excrement in the yards a few times already this year .
[trx_icon icon=”icon-plus” align=”left”]Our Original Sculpture:
In 1970 , to mark the opening of the “new school” , a beautiful stone sculpture of Saint Brigid was created by Imogen Stuart and installed on the gable wall of the school. It features Saint Brigid standing in the midst of animals and people . She has a basket of bread which she is giving to the poor as she stands in front of her convent. We have used a line drawing of this sculpture as our logo for the last number of years.
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[trx_icon icon=”icon-star” color=”#dd55aa” align=”left”]About Imogen
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Imogen Stuart was born in Berlin in 1927 and grew up in Hitler’s Germany – her parents never revealed that her grandmother was Jewish in order to protect the children and their grandmother. Although she lived through the War, she describes her childhood as being idyllic, thanks to her parents.
After the war, she met a young Irish man called Ian Stuart who had come to Germany to study sculpture. For Imogen, it was love at first sight. They married and came to live in Ireland. They lived in Laragh, County Wicklow with no electricity or running water.
Ian Stuart was from a well-known Irish family. Maud Gonne was his grandmother, Iseult Gonne was his mother and Francis Stuart was his father.
Imogen was a Lutheran but later in her life she concerted to Catholicism. Imogen was working closely with the Catholic church when she was commissioned to create our piece. She also created many other sculptures of Saints. and at a later stage she made the altar in the our church.