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April Cake Sale Update

On Friday 29th of April, we are having our first cake sale in over two years!

  • Please send cakes or buns, shop bought or home made into school with the children on Friday. The children will bring the cakes to the hall after the bell rings.
  • Please label any containers that need to be returned with your child’s name and class.
  • Each child should have a spare lunch box to put their purchases in as we are limiting our use of plastic bags
  • Children can bring in €2  to spend at the cake sale
  • Classes will visit the cake sale throughout the morning to make their purchases.
  • Reminder: We are a nut free school so please check ingredients before sending in cakes
  • Parents of children with allergies might wish to send specific treats for their child to “purchase”. Please label these clearly eg. Dairy Free / Gluten Free/Egg Free

Thank you for supporting our school fundraisers.

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Enrolment Information for September 2022

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

This week we are beginning our enrolment for Junior Infants 2022/23. Please follow these steps if you wish to apply for a place.

  1. Please read the Admissions Policy and the Code of Behaviour before applying for a place in Junior Infants 2022.23
  2. Fill in the Expression of Interest Form if you have not done so already. This must be filled even if you already have a child already in our school. Please ensure your child’s date of birth is correct and you select the correct year you are applying for. If you make a mistake we may not be able to rectify it once places are assigned.
  3. Read the Annual Admissions Notice and make a note of the dates you need to have applied by
  4. Download these forms to complete , sign and return to us
  5. Locate the  two documents required as proof of address and your child’s birth certificate
  6. We need to have received your application by 3pm on Monday, January 31st so as soon as possible, please return copies of these two documents, a copy of the birth certificate and the supporting document and data protection form by emailing them to registration@saintbrigids.ie or by posting them to

The Principal, 

St. Brigid’s N.S.  Beechpark Lawn,  Castleknock,  Dublin 15 D15P820

Due to high covid case numbers, we would prefer if at all possible that you do not deliver these documents by hand.

If you need any further information please phone 01 8214040  or email info@saintbrigids.ie and we will do all we can to assist you.

Thank you

Safety in the Car Park ….REMINDERS

We need your support to protect all our children.

The safety of pupils at the school entrance and in the church car park has become a serious issue for us in St. Brigid’s. It has been discussed at recent staff meetings and Board of Management meetings. The manner in which some adults park at both places and the speed at which they drive through the church car park is causing a serious risk to pupils coming and leaving our school.

We are particularly concerned for children stepping out between parked cars onto the path of oncoming traffic – we ask parents to be vigilant for the unexpected child rushing out suddenly in the school vicinity. We believe that a child could be seriously injured if drivers dropping off and collecting children do not alter their driving habits.

Please:

  • Drive SLOWLY and with care through the car park
  • Follow the ONE-WAY SYSTEM (arrows) in the church car park
  • Adhere to DOUBLE YELLOW-LINE and yellow box restrictions
  • Park ONLY in designated parking bays in the Church car park
  • Do not park or stop alongside the school railings at the Church car park
  • Use the set-down area for very brief stops
  • DO NOT PARK ON ROUNDABOUTS OR GRASS VERGES
  • KEEP CHILDREN’S VIEWS AT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS CLEAR

Furthermore, when parking on adjacent roads, respect our neighbours’ right to access their driveways without any inconvenience.

Please, accept these suggestions as a genuine effort to guard against accidents or injury in the school vicinity. By working together, we can all contribute to pupil safety.

On a separate issue, please be aware that some children are afraid of dogs, so meeting them at the gate on their way in and out of school can be very upsetting. Please do not wait near the entrance if you are bringing your dog to drop off or collect your child.

 

PTA Volunteers Needed

Would you like to join our P.T.A. this year?

The P.T.A. Committee consists of twelve parents or guardians and three teachers. The P.T.A. aims to support the school in offering the best possible learning opportunities to our pupils, to organise social events for parents and pupils and to raise funds for the school. Members also provide a parental view at School Development Planning meetings and with policy development.

If you can commit to our P.T.A. for a year, please print and complete THIS FORM and return it to the school office by Monday, 3rd October and we will be in touch.  Alternatively, you can pick up a form at reception.

If joining the Committee is not for you, you can add your name to our list of helpers by texting the P.T.A. phone on 086 4523838, indicating that you would like to volunteer as a helper.

Please click here for the volunteer form.

Mobile Phones and Smart Watches

We want to remind all parents and guardians that mobile phones and smartwatches with internet access or messaging capabilities are not permitted in school even if they are turned off or on school mode.

Smart watches with games are not permitted as they are very distracting in class.

It is at a teacher’s discretion to ask a pupil not to wear a smartwatch in school.

 

5th and 6th Class Charges

General Charges for 5th Class

School Accident Insurance   €8
Homework Journal   €3
Display Folder €2.95
Book Rental €25 for:
  • Mathemagic 5
  • Figure it Out 5
  • Upside Down Worlds
  • Bua Na Cainte 5
  • Grow in Love 7
  • Small World Science and Geography 5
  • Oxford School Atlas
  • History and Geography Quests
Total €38.95

General Charges for 6th Class

School Accident Insurance   €8

Homework Journal   €3
Scrapbook and 2 Science copies €2.80
Bua na Cainte Subscription €2
Book Rental €25 for

  • Mathemagic 6
  • English By the North Star
  • Bua na Cainte (new this year)
  • Grow in Love 8
  • Small World Geography and Science 6
  • Atlas (new this year)
  • History and Geography Quests

Total: €40.80

Additional Charges for Art, Craft and Photocopying
As this is a family collection of varying amounts, it needs to be paid separately.
The charge is €50 for the first child,
€90 for two children
€120 for three or more.
This can be made as a family payment by any sibling.
Please make both payments via Aladdin
Thank you 

3rd and 4th Class Charges

General Charges for 3rd Class

Guided Reading €12
School Accident Insurance €8
Homework Journal €3
Handwriting Book   €12
Paper Folder .25c 
Book Rental  €25 for:
  • Mathemagic 3
  • Figure it Out 3
  • Sneak Thieves
  • Bua na Cainte 3
  • Grow in Love
  • Small World 3 Geography and Science
  • Small World 3 History
  • History and Geography Quest
Total € 60.25

General Charges for 4th Class

Guided Reading €12

School Accident Insurance €8
Homework Journal €3
Display Folder €2.95
Handwriting Book   €11.50
Book Rental €25 for:
  • Mathemagic 4
  • Figure it Out 4
  • Crazy Carnivals
  • Bua na Cainte 4 
  • Grow in Love 6
  • Small World 4 Geography and Science
  • History and Geography Quest 4

Total €62.50

Additional Charges for Art, Craft and Photocopying
As this is a family collection of varying amounts, it needs to be paid separately.
The charge is €50 for the first child,
€90 for two children
€120 for three or more.
Please make both payments via Aladdin
Thank you 

1st and 2nd Class Charges

General Charges for 1st Class 

Guided Reading €12
Homework Journal €3.00
Handwriting Book   €12.00
Stationery   €10.00
  • 13 copies
  • 3 pencils
  • 4 markers
  • 2 erasers
  • 1 paper folder
  • 1 zipped homework bag
School Accident Insurance €8
Total € 45

General Charges for 2nd Class 

Guided Reading €12
School Accident Insurance €8
Homework Journal €3.00
Starlight Language Subscription €2.00
Handwriting Book   €12.00
Stationery €7.15
  • 2 pencils
  • 11 copies
  • 1 paper folder
  • 4 markers
Total € 46.50

Additional Charges for Art, Craft and Photocopying
As this is a family collection of varying amounts, it needs to be paid separately.
The charge is €50 for the first child,
€90 for two children
€120 for three or more.
Please make both payments via Aladdin
Thank you 

Junior and Senior Infants Charges

General Charges for Junior Infants

Sails Reading Scheme Books   €10
Stationery   €8.70
  • 3 copies
  • 3 triangular markers
  • 2 triangular pencils
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 scrapbook
  • 1 zipped homework bag
Handwriting Book €12.00
School Accident Insurance €8
Total of all above:  €38.70  

General Charges for Senior Infants

Guided Reading €12.00
Phonics Word Book €3.50
Handwriting book €12.00
Stationery   €6.50
  • 8 copies
  • 2 triangular pencils
  • 4 markers
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 paper folder
School Accident Insurance €8.00
Total € 42
Additional Charges for Art, Craft and Photocopying
As this is a family collection of varying amounts, it needs to be paid separately.
The charge is €50 for the first child,
€90 for two children
€120 for three or more.
Please make both payments via Aladdin.
Thank you