Monday’s Visit

An Taoiseach is visiting us on Monday 2nd October at 9:30am. Junior and Senior Infants will welcome him at the front of the school where, weather permitting , our new Digital School of Distinction flag will be raised.

Children from 1st and 2nd will line the corridors as an Taoiseach walks through to the hall.

Ms. Eimear O’Callaghan, our STEAM co-ordinator, has chosen pupils from each level to showcase their digital projects outside the hall. These will include Minecraft , Scratch, beebots, powerpoints, photostories and Lego.

Pupils from 3rd to 6th will be seated in the hall with our invited guests. They will hear from Ms. Nicola Fay who leads technology in our school, Mr. Gerard Mc Hugh , head of Dublin West Education Centre, Mr.Neil O’Sullivan , validator for the Digital Schools of Disctinction and finally An Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Vradakar.

Pupils from 1st to 6th should wear their full school uniform on Monday. There will be no PE classes.

We are all looking forward to a lovely morning.

Edmund Rice College Open Night

Edmund Rice College is a new co-educational Catholic secondary school that recently opened to serve the Carpenterstown and Castleknock areas.

We are holding an Open Evening on Wednesday 11th October from 7.30pm to 9pm in St. Patrick’s National School, Diswellstown Road.

Come along and hear about our new and innovative school and meet the Principal, Brendan Harrington and the staff and students.

PTA AGM

The  Parent Teacher Association  A.G.M.takes place on Wednesday, October 4th

at 8.00p.m. in our Community Sports Centre.

The P.T.A. committee consists of 10 parents and 5 teachers.

The aims of the P.T.A. are to support the school in offering the best possible learning opportunities to our pupils, to organise social events for parents and pupils and to fundraise for the school.  Members also provide a parental view at School Development Planning meetings and with policy development.

We need 10 parents to serve on our P.T.A. Committee for this school year. If you can commit to our P.T.A. for a year please complete the form  that was emailed to you or brought home by your child this week . A committee will be elected from the nominations.

 Otherwise, you can still support our P.T.A. by attending our A.G.M. on Wednesday, October 4th.

Download the form here 

 

Fantastic Fundraisers

Last year three pupils in Mrs. Mc Donagh’s 4th class decided to become fundraisers for a cancer charity. Together they designed, wrote and published a magazine which they sold to other pupils in 4th class. Along with some donations they raised €203  for the Irish Cancer Society. We couldn’t be more proud of  Sarah, Laura and Clodagh

 

Art Winners

When two of our pupils  came back to school in September they found certificates from the Texaco Art Competition waiting for them. What a surprise !  Certificates of merit had been awarded to them.

French classes

Ms. Gallagher is attending a course on Monday and Tuesday  25th and 26th so she has unfortunately to cancel French on both of these days . Classes will resume on October 2nd.

Congratulations to our Priests

Congratulations to Fr. Kieran  and Fr. Denis  on their anniversary celebrations.  Fr. Kieran celebrated  his 30th during the Summer and Fr. Denis celebrated his 50th last weekend. They are both extremely good to the staff and pupils of our school and we were delighted to make a small presentation to them today.

Our Mission

 ” A secure, happy, welcoming, purposeful environment  ” 

Our Ethos

We promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil- intellectual, physical, emotional,cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life, inspired by belief in God and in the life of Jesus Christ. St. Brigid’s provides Religious education for pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith.

We foster a welcoming, positive and inclusive climate within our whole school community, where values of mutual respect, understanding, care worth and equality are promoted.

We promote an appreciation and love of our Irish Language and culture while creating a knowledge of and respect for other cultures.

 ” Learning, Striving, Achieving-Together  “

Our Mission

St. Brigid’s National School, Beechpark Lawn, Castleknock is a Catholic primary school for the education of children from the parish of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, Castleknock. It is committed to the aims and principles of the revised curriculum (1999) and the Education Act(2001). St. Brigid’s N.S., in partnership with parents and community, seeks to enable pupils to discover and develop their talents and aptitudes in an environment permeated by Catholic values, so that they will be able to participate actively and responsibly in society and in the future.

More specifically, our mission aims to enable each child

  • To live a full life as a child and to realise his/her potential as a unique individual with his/her own particular aptitudes and talents
  • To enhance his/her self-esteem so that they will become sensitive, caring and responsible members of the community and society
  • To develop to the best of his/her ability in all aspects of school life and to respect the right of other children to do the same
  • To prepare for further education and life-long learning

St. Brigid’s N.S. seeks to provide

  • A secure, happy and purposeful environment that allows children to enjoy quality learning experiences designed to engage and challenge them
  • A welcoming environment for all – respectful of diversity of race, culture, religion, gender and ability
  • A supportive environment for all children with special needs through learning support and resource teaching.

We value our relationship with parents and the community and we are committed to working in partnership with all involved in the education process so as to ensure that the best interests of each child is provided for.

We are committed to nurturing the Catholic faith through religious education, preparation for the sacraments and through the ethos of the school. The ethos will be demonstrated through respect shown for each person in the school – pupils, members of the staff, parents and visitors.