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.

From 'Independence Day' Thursday 13th September our New Junior Infants go home at the later time of 1.40 pm. Good News: Over the Summer, the school yard was extended. Now the children enjoy a full 30 minutes of play time in the yard instead the 15 minutes they have had to date.

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HSA REPORT on Wi-Fi in the school confirms ‘there is no evidence of risks to health arising from Electromagnetic Field (EMF) sources in the school.’

Dear Parents, As you are probably aware, a complaint regarding the safety of the Wi-Fi in St. Brigids was made by a parent to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). […]

Published on September 6, 2018

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We have a HEALTHY LUNCH and NO NUT POLICY in operation in the school.  We would ask you to adhere to this in the interest of the health and safety of all the children.  You will receive a separate email if a pupil in your child’s class has an allergy.

A reminder to all parents […]

Published on August 24, 2018

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Students are asked to:
wear their St. Brigid’s SCHOOL UNIFORM with pride.
wear their school uniform for school and school activities only.
wear the appropriate school uniform every day.
You can read more about our school uniform HERE.

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A sincere thank you to the Parents’ Association’s DIGITAL & ICT COMMITTEE who were very busy over the summer configuring the school’s laptops, renumbering them and setting up the charging trolley. We are very fortunate to have parents with such expertise giving so generously of their time. All this work will certainly enhance the children’s […]

Published on August 23, 2018

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As part of the SCHOOL SELF EVALUATION PROCESS, we in St. Brigid’s National School, Greystones have been focusing on particular aspects of Literacy and Maths. Now we have added a third subject: SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education). As of 30th August 2018, we are at the data gathering stage.

In English our […]

Published on August 22, 2018

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St. Brigid’s NS. Greystones is now a DIGITAL SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION. The Digital School of Distinction Award Programme promotes, recognises and encourages ‘best practice’ in the use of technology in primary schools. St. Brigid’s NS. recognises the importance of equipping all students for a future in which technological awareness and IT skills are […]

Published on June 27, 2018

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Have YOU got a skill that could help with develop ICT in the school? Do you have any suggestions, ideas that could benefit our children going forward. We are looking for persons with a variety of IT skills and background that share our common vision; skills such as multi-media, coding, IT lecturing or […]

Published on June 17, 2018

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Congratulations to St Brigid’s Parents’ Association who were awarded Joint 1st Place in the National Parents’ Council’s Fred O’Connell Award. This took place at the NPC Education Conference on June 16, 2018 in the National College of Ireland. They received this award for the work of the Digital and ICT Committee. In […]

Published on June 16, 2018

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Click HERE to read about the most recent both practical, and imaginative ways members of the PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION work towards making St. Brigid’s a happy and enjoyable learning environment. Most recently members of the Parents’ Association Digital and ICT group completed desktop, word and PowerPoint sessions with 4th Class, Rooms 17 and […]

Published on June 15, 2018

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Enrolment

A Message from the Parents’ Association

SPONSORED WALK – Friday 28th September, 2018

Dear Parents, Welcome back to school and I hope you all had a lovely summer. As you will have all seen there was amazing work done on the school yard over the summer holidays, which all our children will benefit from. The PA together with Ms Costello and all the staff are organising a sponsored walk for the children on Friday 28th September. This is a fundraiser for the school so we will be sending a sponsorship card home with each child next week, together with a copy of the route. The children can wear their tracksuits on the day.

We will be looking for volunteers to help on the day at various points of the walk. If you are available to help can I please ask you to email stbrigidsparentsassociation at our gmail account or contact your class rep. With your help, we hope the children and staff will enjoy a fun walk and we thank you for your support and involvement.

The SCHOOL YARD has been extended. As a result, the children will enjoy a full 30 minutes of play time instead of the 15 minutes they have had to date. Access to the school from 30th August 2018 will only be via the Trafalgar Road entrance at the pedestrian crossing and the Kimberley Road, back lane entrance at the barrier. This is in the interests of HEALTH & SAFETY. Both these entrances are equipped with safety barriers.

There is a NEW KITCHEN in the relocated staff room.  We hope the boys and girls will have the opportunity to perfect their culinary skills and who knows we might produce the next Jamie Oliver!

Thursday 13 September with be Junior Infants’ 1st FULL DAY beginning at 9am and finishing at 1.40 pm. The 13th September will be Independence Day for Junior Infants!

You are very welcome to our school website. Click HERE for an online tour of our school.

Click on this link to see
St Brigids Junior Infants Booklet 2018

Click HERE to see the BOOKLISTS for 2018-19

Click HERE to download the CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT for St. Brigid’s National School.

Click HERE to download the school’s ENROLMENT POLICY 2017/18.

Click on this link to see the school’s most up to date Information Booklet This booklet includes the school’s CODE OF BEHAVIOUR on pages 18-24.

There are a variety of opportunities for parents to volunteer in the school. In order to volunteer parents need to be garda vetted.

If you would like to volunteer in the school, please download and complete the Garda Vetting Form & Garda Vetting Invitation Form. Garda Vetting Forms

Procedure for Garda Vetting: First complete Section 1 and 2 of the “Vetting Invitation Form (NVB1).

Under “Role Being Vetted For”, write ‘School tours and assisting with classes’. Download the NVB1 form. Return to the school principal with two forms of identification.

The principal will fill in section 3 and will post your Vetting Invitation Form to Archdiocese of Dublin, Child Safeguarding &Protection Service.

You will then receive an email from National Vetting Bureau with your online application form. (NVB 2) You must complete this within 30 days. (Otherwise the invitation form becomes invalid and you will have to reapply).

When you fill in NVB2 on line e-vetting takes 3-4 days to complete. The Parent/Guardian Consent form is only filled in if an applicant is between 16 and 18 years of age.

Term Calendar

Click on this link to download information on
After School Activites: What is available? What time it is on? Where is it on? Who is the Teacher?
Click GAA Calendar 2018-2019 to download the calendar for GAA for the school year 2018-19.

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Thursday 13th September, 2018 was Independence Day for our new Junior Infants. We are all very proud of them. They were so grown up and in the morning, they walked into their classrooms all by themselves. It was also their first full school day.

The day ended with some memorable surprises organised by our principal, […]

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Tuesday 25th September JUNIOR INFANT PHOTOS Room 1 Wednesday 26th September JUNIOR INFANT PHOTOS Room 2

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Wednesday 26th September is the date for the JUNIOR INFANTS PARENTS’ NIGHT and the PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION’S AGM.

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FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION Dates 2019. The schools and parish are currently working through the process of signing off on the dates for the ceremonies in May / June 2019.  The dates will be finalised during September and will be available from Monday 8th October. See important message below.

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REGISTRATION WITH THE PARISH: Registration of families for the Sacraments is now open on the parish website:  www.greystonesparish.ie or www.kilquadeparish.ie Registration is required by the parish so that they can schedule the appropriate preparation programmes and determine the number of sacramental ceremonies needed.  Registration closes on […]

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

BACK TO SCHOOL:

Thurs 30 Aug’18
P.A. AGM: 26 Sept’18
Sponsored Walk: 28 Sept’18
Maths Week 13th-21nd Oct 2018
Science Week 11th-18th Nov 2018

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Click HERE to read about COOKIES on this website and our WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY.

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Click HERE to download the school calendar for 2018-19

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UPDATE on WIFI: Dear Parents/Guardians,

During May 2018 ComReg engineers spent 4 days in St Brigids investigating a complaint that was made to them regarding the safety of our WiFi system. They measured the output from every router in the school and even sent one router out for external independent testing.

We have […]

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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 provide for […]

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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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