Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the middle of Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Our mission is to provide the highest quality education for all our children in a happy, safe and stimulating Christian environment, focusing on their academic, social, personal, moral and spiritual development to help the achieve their advancement.

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Basketball for 6th Class – Mondays

Dear Parents,

Dermot Brown taught basketball to sixth class from September – November 2015. Due to another commitment Dermot is unable to continue coaching here on Mondays.

Marie O’Toole will take over the coaching of 6th Class here from Monday 18th January and will continue for the remainder of this school year. Marie has notified us that she will need to finish coaching at 3:40pm.

I am, sorry for this change and I hope the boys and girls enjoy basketball and work well with their new coach.

Many thanks,

Sr Kathleen Lyng.

You can download the December Newsletter 2015 here.

Scroll down this page to see photos of the contents of the Lost Property Basket. Perhaps you will recognize something from your house!
WCC’s Annual Christmas Decorations
from Recycled Materials Competition
Congratulations to Shauna Seigfried who represented St. Brigid’s at Wicklow County Council Buildings. Her prizewinning Christmas decoration made from recycled materials was greatly admired. Well done too, to runners up Isobelle O’Brien and Louis Galvin.
Christmas Decoration

Lost Property.

The Lost Property basket is on the bottom lobby near the school shop. Senior students took the basket round today and reunited children with some of their belongings. Any item that had a clear and legible name could be returned easily.

Here are photographs of what remains in the basket. Do any of these belong to you?

The single dancing shoe is a right one, size 13. The school sweatshirts; there are eight of them are a range of sizes. There is one school jumper.

We hope that these photographs will reunite you with your belongings.

Copy of Lunchgloves and scarveshat and uniformJacketsmore jacket

 

As we are a Green School, newsletters now are sent out to parents by email. You can also download November’s by clicking the link below:

School Newletter – November

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Something magical is happening in our garden. Thank you to the Parents Association Gardening Committee for creating this space. We can’t wait to start using it.

Thank you to those who sourced all the tennis balls. Putting them on the legs of our chairs makes our classrooms a quieter place and a better learning environment. Thanks too, to those who put the tennis balls on the chairs. That was a big job!

Tennis balls

Congratulations to the St. Brigid’s’s Boys Gaelic Team who came second in the Coughlan Cup. Comhghairdeas libh go léir !

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Purchase of the Convent

Dear Parents,

You will no doubt have heard speculation, rumours and reports in the last few days about the former Holy Faith Convent. I thought it might be useful to let you know the position as the Board of Management understands it.

We have been informed by Minister of State, Simon Harris, T D that the “Dept. of Education and Skills has made an offer for the purchase of the former Holy Faith Convent for the use of  St Brigid’s and this offer has been kindly accepted by the Holy Faith Order.”

This is very welcome news and we hope the considerable legal formalities will be completed successfully. The Board wishes to express its appreciation to everyone who supported our request that the Convent be purchased, especially the Parents Association, Minister Simon Harris, whose intervention at a critical stage of negotiations was key to getting a positive outcome and to the Holy Faith Order and its Congregational Leader Sister Vivienne for their patience and very reasonable and supportive approach to the negotiation. We are also grateful to the Department for finding the necessary funds from a very tight budget.

We look forward to your continued support in developing the former Convent to enhance the educational and recreational facilities of St Brigid’s

Tom Sherlock, Chairperson

Remembering Bríd Beirne RIP

Brid

The Teacher

I am a tree

Which stands by the path you tread.

If you can learn something from me, stay awhile.

I cannot take you my way

Because  my roots are in my own piece of ground

And my branches reach up to my own personal sky.

If you wish to lean against me for a time

And warm in the Sun which filters through my leaves,

Then share my stillness and become One with me.

But do not stay too long –

Or part of yourself

Will become lost within me.

Do not take one of my branches

To use as a prop

For even I am unaware of which are strong or weak.

In looking at me,

Reflect on what you didn’t know

And make it your own Truth.

I will not impede the Path you tread

But hope I have helped

To make your journey worthwhile.

Barbara Griggs

Brid was a much loved and dedicated teacher, held in high regard by all who knew her. She was a true friend to all of us here in St. Brigid’s and we will really miss her. Our sincere condolences to all her family, especially her husband Bernard, her Mum Kathleen, her uncle Fr. Michael O’Dwyer and her brothers and sisters.

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

The Parents’ Association AGM

The Parents’ Association AGM featured a very engaging slide show, and also a poem written by 6th class students.

Thanks came from our youngest students too:

The infant classrooms were looking good.

The rest of the school was looking well too.

Parents enjoyed the opportunity to visit their children’s classroom. Many thanks to the Parents Association for organizing such a great evening.

September Newsletter 

Newsletter 1 September 2015

A thank you letter received

We wish all our past pupils who are going into First Year of secondary school the very best of luck. We know they were sorry to leave us 😉 but we know that they are more than ready to begin this new chapter in their lives. We received many lovely letters and cards from them. Here is a taste of what was said:

‘Thank you very much for all that you have done for me in these past eight years. St.Brigid’s has been such an amazing school. I have learnt so much in St. Brigid’s. I have also enjoyed this year more than ever.

I have recommended this school to so many people and everyone in my family agrees. Not only has St.Brigid’s taught me so much and prepared me for secondary school, but I have also had so much fun and I have enjoyed each day more than anything.

Thank you very much,

Yours sincerely,

J’

We’d like to thank J and all our past pupils for being a important part of our school community and great role models for the younger students

Acknowledgements received 

We received a letter from The Society of Missionary Children, thanking the students supporting the work of ‘Children Helping Children’ and for their gift of 360 euro to help children in need.

We also received an acknowledgement from The Caroline Foundation for a donation of 865 euro.

Well done on all your generosity.

The Summer Term was a busy one.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, check our news archives.

Many thanks to Edel and Matthias Wenk who organized the wonderful new school banners in the hall. Edel worked with 6th class to produce graphics that reflect the values of the school. The finished product is amazing.

Many thanks to Edel and Matthias Wenk who organized the wonderful new school banners in the school hall. Staff and students are very taken with the finished product. Edel worked with 6th class and produced graphics that reflect the values of our school. Have a look at the slideshow below for a closer look.

The Annual 6th Class V Teachers’ Match

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The Annual 6th Class V Teachers’ Basketball Match was played on Monday 29th June. There were plenty of thrills and spills.

Click here to see more action from this exciting match.

 

 

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Usually the yard is a sea of green. On Tuesday 22nd June it was multicoloured. We held a ‘Jersey Day’ in aid of cancer reseach for the ‘Caroline Foundation’.

We remember Brid Freeney and celebrate creativity.

We remember Mrs.Brid Freeney RIP and celebrate creativity. This year it is all about poetry.

In the last week our school hall was transformed in Ancient Rome for a performance of 'Julius Caesar'.

In the last week our school hall was transformed in Ancient Rome for a performance of ‘Julius Caesar’.

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Then it became the colourful Land of the Munchkins from the Marvellous Land of Oz! Many thanks to parents Aisling Walsh and Manus Hingerty whose contributions helped us transform our school hall.