Green School Flag Arrives !

Green Schools Display

Friday was a very special day in St. Brigid’s. It was the day that all our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle were rewarded with the arrival of our Green Flag for litter and waste.  We will proudly fly this flag from the pole inside the school gates. It will remind us of how we have become more aware of the importance  not just reducing our waste but also reusing and recycling as much as we can.

Special thanks to  every single member of our  outstanding committee  who

  • held weekly meetings
  • acted as litter wardens
  • ensured every class had a recycle bin
  • made posters and kept classes informed about ideas and activities
  • devised and distributed our green code
  • encouraged using reusable water bottles in school
  • organised a stall and display at the Christmas Fair showing how to make really cool decorations from recycled materials
  • organised Walk to School Fridays
  • organised the very successful Green Door Competition

In March the judge for the Green Schools arrived unannounced , she carefully inspected our efforts , toured the school and interviewed committee members. Her report stated that she was overwhelmed by the high standard of our application and she was very impressed at the positive actions taking place in the school.

We have our sights firmly set on achieving a second flag for Energy Efficiency but for now we are thrilled with our first flag for Litter and Waste.

Unfortunately due to current restrictions we will have to delay our flag raising ceremony but a great bualadh bos was given by each class to their class representative on Friday.

We also want to thank Ms O’Halloran and Ms G. Fay for their commitment  to raising environmental awareness in our community and their leadership  of the Green School Campaigns.

Here is a recap of our Green Door Competition

 

Ice-cream Day

We missed a lot of special days during lockdown but we made up for one today ! Three ice-cream vans rolled into Saint Brigid’s at 11am today  and we all enjoyed a big whipped cone in the lovely sunshine. It was a surprise  thank you from Mr. Courtney and the staff to all our pupils who have been brilliant since coming back to school.

 

 

Touch Typing

TTRS classes have resumed on Zoom with a number of students ready to complete the course this term.  As a result, a limited number of places are available.  If parents are interested in finding out how TTRS can help students with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), Dysgraphia or other learning differences, please contact Carol Pitcher – castleknockttrs@gmail.com or call 087 2868910

When your child is sick or sent home

If your child is sick or sent home and you suspect he/she is showing symptoms, it is advisable to contact your GP for advice.the guide linked below is useful  as it gives information on the length of isolation required.

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/outbreakmanagementguidance/Isolation%20quick%20guide%20v1.1.pdf

Before your child returns to school please fill in the return to school form  for any illness or covid related absence

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc96U9mQp7hB9NRKqjHU4lYq809-Tue8TRPDG4YmPbOvC0-bA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you child is a close contact they should remain at home . Latest advice from HSE is if any member of the family is deemed a close contact all family members should remain at home until they  get advice from a GP

Junior Infants Day 1

Tomorrow we start a little earlier.. Rooms 1 and 3 begin at 8:40 and rooms 2 and 4 begin at 9 am. Please use the same lines as this morning.

Hometime is 11:50 for rooms 1 and 3 and 12:10 for 2 and 4. Collect from classroom doors.

Apologies for the locked gate this afternoon.  Here are a few photos of the children in school.