A fun filled Halloween camp will take place next week in our school during the mid term break. It will run Tuesday 29th to Friday 1st . Lots and lots of activities for children from 1st to 6th. Registration forms are available in the office and will also be distributed later this week. Enquiries to Mr. O’Donoghue via the office email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the following medal winners in the Art Competition of the Community Games Dublin Finals. The children went to Skerries yesterday and drew a picture on a given topic. We were delighted to see so many medal winners.
The following received medals
Mark, Edon, Anna , Bobby C, Amy, Ellie, Cate and Bobby F.
Three children , Ellie, Bobby F and Anna came 1st and will progress to the National Finals
Congratulations to sisters Lauren and Abigail and to Sophie. These three girls represented our school in the Community Games Handwriting Competition last night. They even came home with two medals . Well done girls.
We just wanted to clarify the rules around Pokemon Cards. We do allow them in the yard but NO SWAPS are allowed. The cards must be kept in school bags during class.
Also can we remind parents that the school garden is out of bounds unless children are with a teacher. We have had reports of children throwing stones in the pond while their parents are not watching.
Congratulations to the 12 boys from Saint Brigid’s who played in the Community Games U11 Rugby competition in Skerries yesterday. These boys all play for Coolmine Rugby and are coached by Stephen Jackson and Daragh Dowling. They came away with Bronze medals. Well done to everyone involved.
Simone and Kim in 6th class wrote a wonderful story fo the younger children. They also did beautiful illustrations and made it into a lovely book. We thought it was so nice , we would publish it for everyone to read.
Click here to read.
World book day in Infants today. Mr. Lysaght created a book worm and Ms Ní Fhearghail was Mary Poppins.
Celebrations in Mc Donalds after the win!
Delighted to hear the choir won today in Wesley!
We want to wish our Senior Choir luck today. They will be singing there in their first competition this year. Here they are in action .
A school self-evaluation of teaching and
learning in Saint Brigid’s National School took place in the period of April to
June 2018. During this time teaching and
learning in all areas of the school was evaluated. The following report is a
summary of the findings and a plan for our school improvements in the school
year September 2018.
The following sources of evidence were used
to compile the findings of this report
- Analysis of data and
information-both qualitative and quantitative (teacher questionnaire)
- Class level meetings with
- Curriculum leader meetings
- Senior management team meetings
- Staff observations and views at
June 2018 staff meeting
- Examination of students’
work-copies and classroom displays
- Review of school documents and
reports i.e. Curriculum Statements, individual long-term class level plans,
teachers’ fortnightly plans and monthly progress reports.
- Analysis of the WSE Report
- Learning Support Team
- Attainments in both reading and
spelling, as exemplified in the DRT and DST (Spring 2012), considerably exceed
national norms and reflect the quality of teaching and learning in Saint Brigid’s.
- A safe, stimulating learning
environment is provided for students
- A range of assessment methods
-both qualitative and quantitative- are used effectively to assess the students’
- Teachers plan collaboratively
and regularly at class level meetings and plans are informed by and link
clearly to the whole-school curriculum plan-both long and short-term
- Teachers focus effectively on
developing the students’ key skills in English an Maths
- Team teaching and in class
support are regularly used to reinforce and assist the development of literacy and
- There is a collaborative
approach between class teachers and the learning support /resource teacher and the
recording and analysis of literacy/numeracy assessment data is effectively used
as a cornerstone in the planning process for both whole-class and individual
programmes of instruction
- There is an agreed whole school
approach to the teaching of handwriting in the school
- Reading in St. Brigid’s is
promoted positively and is well cultivated through a variety of reading
activities and initiatives /guided reading/ buddy reading/ paired reading)
throughout the school year. Children have an opportunity to visit the school
support will be imbedded in classroom practice at
all class levels
- The area of oral language skills
needs to be addressed more formally and systematically in the context of the new Language Curriculum
- Literacy of music have been highlighted
for attention over the course of the next three years in the context of
reintroducing the Right Note scheme
- In year 1 we wish to imbed a
whole school approach to the way we implement the Continuum of Support. All
levels will identify children that require additional classroom support and
place the children on classroom support plans with the assistance of the
learning support link teacher.
- In Junior Infants to 2nd specific lessons targeting the new Language Curriculum (Auditory Memory, Vocabulary
& Conceptual Knowledge, Variety of Spoken Texts, Speaking & Listening
skills and Language Learning Environment) will be planned for and taught. Teachers
will implement the Starlight Oral
Language Programme from Junior Infants to 2nd class.
- All teachers will plan
collaboratively at class level for Literacy
of Music. Teachers will implement the Right Note Programme from Junior
Infants to 6th class.
The Continuum of Support.
will engage in CPD with learning support link teacher and will undertake
planning meetings with support teachers on a monthly basis.
teacher will model, share and advise teachers when they initiate classroom
school CPD will occur with NEPS psychologist on initiating a classroom support
new Language Curriculum
will implement the Starlight Oral
Language Programme from Junior Infants to 2nd class
- Teachers will focus on frame
works, structure and specific language features, when teaching oral language
will foster atmosphere and culture where “good” oral language is celebrated and
children are encouraged
- Literacy leader creates a pack
focusing on the oral language genre for each level in March
Literacy of music
will plan their literacy of music lessons at monthly planning meetings
will be a whole school approach adopted to teach the literacy of music through The Right Note programme
leader with responsibility for music is available daily from 2.30- 3.00 to
assist teachers in CPD and planning for the teaching of the literacy of music.