Saint Brigid’s National School, is a primary school situated in the centre 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 them be the best they can be.

The staff would like to congratulate all the boys and girls who made their First Communion recently and hope they had a lovely day.

Our Latest News

Please check the menu on the top left hand side of the home page for all the information on the operation of the school and COVID-19 issued from the school and from outside agencies: DES, HSE etc.

Published on September 9, 2020

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Click on ‘Read More’ to view the ISOLATION QUICK GUIDE applying to those aged greater than 3 months and up to 13th birthday from HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre www.hpsc.ie

Click HERE to download this Quick Guide.

Published on September 4, 2020

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Scroll down this post to see LETTERS SENT HOME about the return to school.

NEW 9th September 2020

Re: Allocation of Homework/ Schoolwork when a child is Absent from School

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

I would like share some information with you in relation to the allocation of Homework / Schoolwork when a child absent from […]

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COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN St. Brigid’s NS, Greystones

Protocols in place for the safe reopening of the school

Contents

Introduction

1.0 Planning and preparing for return to school safely:

Measures in place

2.0 The Importance of Communication

3.0 Wellbeing

4.0 The Curriculum

5.0 Special Education Needs

6.0 Future proofing 

Introduction

The School Covid19 Response Plan for […]

Published on August 12, 2020

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Is your child starting primary or secondary school? Vaccinations in schools were put on hold due to COVID-19. The HSE school vaccination teams have started contacting parents and guardians to offer vaccination appointments to students who are due 4 in 1 and MMR (Junior Infants) and HPV and Meningococcal ACWY (1st-year students). For more information […]

Published on August 5, 2020

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A warm welcome to all. Click on ‘Read More’ to see an Animoto slideshow about your new school. Watch it in full screen mode for the best result. You can see lots of what we do in St. Brigid’s NS on this website. Why not take a look around.

Published on July 10, 2020

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Every Summer the Library Services run a SUMMER READING CHALLENGE. Each year children from St. Brigid’s NS take part. It is really beneficial and has resulted in many children discovering the joy of reading and to become real bookworms. This year more than ever this initiative is of GREAT value. Click HERE for details of […]

Published on June 17, 2020

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UPDATED January 3rd 2020: Click HERE to read the school’s Self Evaluation Report.

Published on September 5, 2019

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Click on THIS link for THE DIGITAL LEARNING PLAN, for St. Brigid’s Greystones 2019 – 2020 (including targets and the actions we will implement to meet the targets).

Published on March 16, 2019

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Click on THIS link to download suggestions from CYBER SAFE IRELAND for keeping your child safe online.

Published on March 14, 2019

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Please supervise your children when they are online.

Even when they are using educational sites, remember the internet is a portal to the world wide web.

Published on April 18, 2017

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Enrolment

Click on the following link to download St Brigid’s NS Admission Policy for the school year 2020-21.

This year’s Junior Infants have distinguished themselves. On account of COVID-19 they had to be very grown up and independent coming into school. Thursday 10th September a day where a little more is expected of them again. It is their first long day. The school day now finishes at 1.40 am for Junior Infants. Though we are sure they will be tired after the longer day, we know they will rise to the occasion. Well done Junior Infants. We are proud of you.

Click on THIS link for ‘Back to School’ and COVID health advice videos in many languages including Cantonese, Catalan, English, French, Georgian, Irish, Italian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukranian and Yoruba. This is a initiative from COVID World Service, Nasc and Together Ireland.

As there are preparations ongoing for our RETURN TO SCHOOL, the school website will feature information in bite size pieces. We’ll start with the most basic advice about preventing the spread of COVID-19 when we return to school.

We will all need wash our hands arriving in school, before and after eating, after going to the toilet, after coughing or sneezing and before leaving school.

We are told it takes about 20 seconds for children to wash their hands properly. Singing Happy Birthday to you could get tedious.  Instead we could encourage the children to practice number facts while washing their hands e.g. counting from 1 to 20, by 2s to 40, by 5’s to 100, by 10s to 200 depending on their age.

Try to help children avoid dry, sore hands by teaching how to wash their hands carefully.  Regular HAND WASHING can be hard on the hands especially in children where the skin is thinner and more sensitive than in adults.

Here are 5 things that can help:
1.Use soap with neutral pH value
2.Get your hands wet before you put soap on
3.Rinse and wipe your hands thoroughly after washing
4.Use hand cream when you get home after school and at bedtime.

If you know of something that really helps to avoid sore hands, do get in touch and let us know.

We are all in this together.

We know that boys and girls will be delighted to see their friends again. Children need to socialise. This is natural and is to be encouraged.  We will be looking for safe ways for children to interact with one another.  It would be very helpful if parents talked to their children about how to greet each other. Think about good ways they can do this or perhaps come up with new ideas as greetings like hugs are no longer considered safe.

‘Elbow bumps’ can seem clumsy and bring us within a metre of the other person. Alternatives include a bow, a smile and wave, an imaginary hat tip, a salute, ‘Namaste’, ‘High 5 in the Air’, ‘Air Hug’, ‘Knuckles & Boom’, a wink, the ‘Dab’, the ‘Floss’, the ‘Twist’, the ‘Shake’, the ‘Shaka’, the ‘Peace Sign’ and ‘Jazz Hands’. Words help us express our delight at seeing one another too. With younger children or with children who are unsure of what to do, children and parents can ‘role play’ these greetings. Understandably we would like to avoid ones with the potential to cause misunderstandings or to escalate into all out war e.g. finger snaps, funny faces, the ‘Toe Tap.’ Let’s have fun with this and make ‘a virtue out of a necessity.’ What greetings can your child think of?

Click HERE for comprehensive information from NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service) about the transition from preschool to primary school and HERE for additional resources from Gov.ie for parents whose children are starting primary school.

Click on HERE to download the Enrolment Policy 2019-20.

Click HERE to download the list of areas that are in the school’s catchment area.

Term Calendar

St. David’s Secondary School has been in touch with information about enrolment. Due to COVID-19 and building work on an extension to the school, their popular Annual Open Night cannot take place this year.

Due to legislative changes enrolment will not take place in November as in previous years.

Instead parents of intending 1st Years […]

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DROP OFF & COLLECTION
JUNIOR INFANTS

Sunday 23rd August

Dear Parents / Guardians,

As you already know,our school will reopen on Thursday 27th August. We want to ensure your children experience a calm, safe and fun first day despite significant restrictions imposed due to Covid 19. Traditionally in years past, the Junior Infants […]

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SENIOR INFANT CLASSES

Sunday 23rd August

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The Board of Management and the School Leadership Team have been working extremely hard to ensure a safe return to school for all pupils and staff on Thursday. We have now finalised our plans for drop-off and collection of our two […]

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1st & 2nd CLASSES

Thursday 20th August

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The Board of Management and the School Leadership Team have been working extremely hard to ensure a safe return to school for all pupils and staff in a week’s time. We have now finalised our plans for drop-off and collection of the […]

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3rd CLASS to 6th

Thursday 20th August

Dear Parents / Guardians,

The BoM and the School Leadership Team have been working extremely hard to ensure a safe return to school for all pupils and staff next Thursday 27th August.   We have now finalised our plans for drop-off and collection of the […]

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It has been confirmed by the Department of Social Protection that the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be treated as a qualifying payment for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance . (As long as claimants satisfy the other criteria.) You can read more about this payment on the Citizens’ Information website

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We are planning to reopen on Thursday 27th August, 2020 all going well. Here is the SCHOOL CALENDAR. Click HERE for the SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020 -21. Planning holidays? Please note there is a week off at February and another week off in early May.

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The JUNIOR WEBMIX has online educational activities for Infants to 2nd Class approximately. Additional activities can be found on  JUNIOR WEBMIX 2 and JUNIOR WEBMIX 3 Currently these pages are being updated. If a student finds either Junior Webmix too easy they could try the Senior Webmixes below.

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Currently the SENIOR WEBMIX for 3rd to 6th Class is being updated. The school website has lots of activities for children who may be doing school work at home. Perhaps you are at home because you are unwell or maybe you just want to do extra work. Maybe it is a rainy Saturday morning and […]

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Helping your child with IRISH? Lots of ideas on this post: Perhaps you could  tune into Cula4 Ar Scoil on TG4 which is on from 10-11 each day.

If you scroll down the above link you will see what the lesson plans are each week and what class level they are suitable for. It […]

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Dear Parents/Guardians, As you aware, NEW DATA REGULATIONS will come into force from Friday 25th May 2018 throughout Europe.

As a school we are obliged to comply with these new regulations. What this means for us and you is that when we seek and hold information on your children to better […]

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The GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (the GDPR) comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. The GDPR applies across the European Union and aims to give individuals more rights, control and understanding of how their personal data is processed.

Under GDPR the Department of Education and Skills are required to keep you informed […]

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