LATEST NEWS


LATEST NEWS

31st of May 2021
We submitted our Farm Safe Schools project to Agri Aware today. Thank you to all the families who recorded videos for our project. Each of the 3 classrooms also recorded videos. We look forward to seeing if we will become accredited as a Farm Safe School.

24th May 2021
Stephen and Erin from Hangry for Hot Dogs surprised all pupils and staff today with lunch free of charge. Oisín was also on hand to help out. A big "Thank you" from all of us for your kindness and generosity. 

18th May 2021
Booklist, Book Rental details and the calendar for the 2021/2022 school year were given to all families today. 
Please email or phone the school office if you have any queries about these. 


14th May 2021
The children enjoyed a Games and Mini Sport's Day in Kiltegan GAA Grounds. In their bubbles and pods the children took part in traditional races, an obstacle course, co-operative games, soccer on the astro pitch, ball games, tug of war and running games. We were so lucky with the weather! A big "Thank you" to Kiltegan GAA for the use of the grounds and the fabulous new Astro Pitch. The day ended with a surprise visit from the Ice-cream Van!

14th April 2021
Zumba
We are delighted to have our Zumba classes with Patricia re-starting. 
All Zumba sessions for this year will take place outdoors. 
Thank you to our PA for funding the sessions.

12th April 2021
Mindful Mondays
Today we begin our Mindful Mondays programme.

Every Monday morning all class will take part in a Mindfulness Activity to begin their day. 

25th March 2021
Farm Safe School
We are delighted to be taking part in Agri Aware's pilot programme on Farm Safety. The children have been busy learning about farm safety and took part in webinars on Wednesday. 

16th March 2021
Now that all our pupils have returned to school, we hope remote learning will become a distant memory for us all.
We will continue to use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and to share classroom news and activities.

4th March 2021
World Book Day
All pupils and staff dressed up as book characters to celebrate World Book Day.
5th & 6th Class took part virtually. 


25th February 2021
Return to School
On Monday 1st March: Junior Infants to 4th Class will return to school
On Monday 15th March: 5th & 6th Class will return to school.
Our Covid-19 Response Plan has been updated in line with new Government advice and guidelines.
An email was sent to all parents today containing information about returning to school.

We are so looking forward to welcoming back our wonderful pupils. You have all been amazing during this period of Distance Learning. We are so proud of you!! 

15th - 19th February 2021
A well earned Midterm Break for all our pupils.

25th January 2021
Catholic Schools Week: 24th - 31st January 2021
The children will be celebrating this important week in our school year very differently this year. A video was uploaded to the School Story on Class Dojo for today's activity - A Prayer Box. Maeve explains the activity in the video clip. The children will upload their finished Prayer Boxes to their Class Dojo Portfolio. All boxes uploaded will be included in a school collage to send to Bishop Denis.
On Wednesday we will celebrate Grandparent's Day. A special message from Bishop Denis will be uploaded to the Class Dojo on Wednesday to mark this celebration. 

7th January 2021
Yesterday is was announced that schools would remain closed for the month of January 2021. Distance Learning will take place during this time. A copy of our Distance Learning Plan was distributed to parents in October following or Parental Survey and Staff feedback. A letter will be emailed to all parents today outlining our plans and preparations for the month of January. 

2nd January 2021
Following the announcement of the extended Christmas Holidays, we look forward to a safe return to school on Monday, 11th January. Please see the School Story on Class Dojo for information about a free Virtual Camp for children beginning on Monday, 4th January.

22nd December 2020
On behalf of all the staff of Scoil Naomh Bríd, we wish all our pupils and their families a very Happy and Safe Christmas. 

18th December 2020
A letter from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, to all parents of school children has been added in our Newsletter section. 

17th December 2020
Fr. Pat organised two special Christmas prayer services for our school today. The children walked across to St. Brigid's Church where they took part in the prayer service and had the opportunity to view the beautiful crib. 

16th December 2020
We had a very special visitor arrive in our school yard this morning. Santa Claus, escorted by 2 members of Baltinglass An Garda Síochána, arrived while we happened to be outside! The children sang some Christmas songs for Santa and he very kindly left Selection Boxes for all the boys and girls. 

14th December 2020
Parents have in the past very kindly given Christmas gifts to staff members in the school. This year we suggested that anyone who was going to give a gift would donate something to a school hamper for Baltinglass Hospital. We were so delighted with the response from whole school community. Today, 4 large hampers as well as numerous gifts were brought to Baltinglass Hospital from the pupils, parents and staff of Scoil Naomh Bríd. 

11th December 2020
Outdoor Carols
While dressed in their Christmas jumpers, the children gathered in their pods and bubbles to perform Christmas songs under the guidance of Ms. Barrett. There was a great festive feeling in the air. As we were not in a position to perform for our parents this year a recording of Christmas songs was very kindly put together by Tracy & Billy Winder. The video has been shared with parents on our Class Dojo school story.

Christmas Jumper Day

Pupils and Staff came to school in their Christmas jumpers today. Everyone in a Christmas jumper made a donation to Crumlin Hospital. A fantastic €513.20 was raised! Well done to everyone and thank you for your generosity. 

26th November 2020
We held our 3rd monthly themed day today. This month's theme was Arts & Crafts. The children enjoyed a creative day in the classrooms today. Many beautiful pieces of art were created. Photos have been shared on the Class Dojo class story. 

16th November 2020
Congratulations to Sarah Rafferty who came 3rd in her age category in the recent Credit Union Art Competition. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part. 

9th November 2020

Our school has won €50,000 in the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Competition.

Firstly, a HUGE “Thank you” to Aldi and all the families that brought in the Aldi Rugby Stickers. A win like this is something that we normally only dream about. It’s now a reality for us!

Coming back to school this year, we were preparing for a very different school year. While we had to accept that we would not be in a position to offer many of the activities that the children really look forward to, we were delighted to be able to return to teaching our fantastic pupils face to face. Aldi have now given us an opportunity to make changes to our school that will benefit all our pupils and pupils for years to come. The joy and excitement that this win has created for our school community could not have come at a better time.

The €50,000 must be used to develop our sports facilities and equipment. We will be looking into using this money to upgrade our P.E. equipment and develop our playing surface for the children.

https://www.aldi.ie/playrugby 


26th October 2020
Hallowe'en 2020 - a Hallowe'en with a difference. Once the children are finished trick-or-treating at their own front and back doors please find attached Hallowe'en Treasure Hunt Clues and pages/games to keep everyone entertained. It can be found in the 'Newsletters' Section. 

23rd October 2020
A big "Thank you" to our wonderful PA for organising their annual 'Guess the Jellies' competition and for the Hallowe'en goodie bags for all the children. 
Our Dress Up Day was great fun. Well done to all the children, and staff, for the fantastic costumes. The school was full of more excitement and laughter than usual on Friday. A lovely sound to hear!
We hope everyone has a safe and happy Midterm break. 

22nd October 2020
Lots of preparations are underway for our Annual Hallowe'en Dress Up Day. Staff and pupils will come to school in Fancy Dress tomorrow for a fun-filled day. 

16th October 2020
This week, 12th - 16th October, was Maths Week in Ireland. The children in all classes took part in fun and creative maths lessons and activities. The children experienced a range of activities such as: Maths Trails, Maths Shape Hunts, Maths Shape Collage Pictures, Maths Quiz, Tangram Puzzles, Maths Logistic Puzzles, Creating their own Maths Board Games, Sudoku, Snap Maths Puzzles, Figure Me Out Posters and Maths Word Problem Puzzles. The children also tuned into Maths Week TV where they experienced fun activities led by mathematicians and mathemagicians! The children in the senior room tried out some of their maths magic tricks at home.
The most important message for all classes was: Learning = Fun. 

26th September 2020
Congratulations to the boys and girls in 3rd Class who received The Sacrament of The Eucharist for the first time today. Well done for all the hard work you have put into your preparations since we returned to school. We hope you all have a wonderful day. 

23rd September 2020
European School Sport Day
This Friday, 25th September is European School Sport Day. Over 9,000 schools from across Europe are taking part. Scoil Naomh Bríd is registered to take part again this year. On Friday, the children will enjoy a day of fun physical activities and sports. Children will be placed in groups for these activities based on their "bubbles" and "pods". We look forward to a great day. 
Hot Dog Day
Our first Hot Dog Day of this school year will take place on Friday, 25th September. Orders can by placed up to Thursday. 

18th September 2020
The Stay Safe Programme will be taught in all classes during this term, beginning next week. Lesson content for all classes and an Information Guide for parents can be found at www.staysafe.ie  

11th September 2020:
Well done to the boys and girls in 3rd Class who received the Sacrament of Penance for the first time this evening. The children will now be busy preparing for their First Holy Communion. 

7th September 2020:

Advice for parents, in relation to when children should and should not attend school, has been updated by the HSE. A letter was sent to all parents today with these updates. All information contained in the letter can be found at:
https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/if-your-child-has-symptoms.html  
  
4th September 2020:

The staff of Scoil Naomh Bríd would like to compliment all our wonderful pupils on their adherence to the new  guidelines and protocols in place in our school. Thank you to all parents for the important role you have played in this. 

26th August 2020:
All staff completed an Emergency First Aid Training Course prior to our return to school. 
We have been trained and certified in C.P.R., AED, Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction and Basic Emergency skills. 

19th August 2020:
All details in relation to our safe return to Scoil Naomh Bríd were sent to parents on 19th August. Relevant information and documents have been added to the dedicated "Return to School" page on our website. 
  • On Thursday, 27th August we look forward to welcoming Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class, 2nd Class & 3rd Class. 
  • On Friday, 28th August we look forward to welcoming 4th, 5th & 6th Class.
  • On Monday, 31st August we will have all our pupils safely back to school. 
Junior Infants will come to our school on Monday, 24th August, at their designated time, with their parents to meet their teacher and view their new classroom. 




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