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.

Website is now updated for Week 7 of the Summer Term and Week 10 of Home Learning! Teachers continue to be in touch with their classes with school work and activities *** You know your child best. As advised by Mrs. Costello, do what works for you and your family *** There are also suggested activities for your children on the school website. We hope you find them helpful. They are suggestions only *** These will be updated regularly, so do check back from time to time *** The most recent additions for the month of June are to be found on JUNIOR & SENIOR WEBMIXES 3 *** Activities from before Easter can be found on the original JUNIOR & SENIOR WEBMIXES ***

Our Latest News

Click on ‘Read More’ to see a video message for 6th class students from the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. Thanks to Mr. Dodd for letting us know about this.

Published on June 2, 2020

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Dear Parents, Please find attached details on the SCHOOLWEAR HOUSE REOPENING in June. Kind regards, Ms. Costello

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Scroll down this post to see LETTERS SENT HOME since Thursday, 12th March 2020

NEW 1st June 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all having a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend. This year, it seems summer has arrived a little earlier than expected with beautiful days to lift our spirits.The weather has been absolutely gorgeous […]

Published on May 24, 2020

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More eloquent creative writing from Ms. Hughes’ 6th class: Kiera Danilova’s descriptive version of ‘Broken: Rock, Paper Scissors’, Isabelle’s Sheldrick’s vivid & well written piece and Rebecca O’Connor’s captivating take on ‘Broken: Rock, Paper, Scissors’ joins Jill Tritchler’s atmospheric ‘Midnight Lake’ on the 5th and 6th class work page. Great use of adjectives and alliteration. […]

Published on May 19, 2020

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Pope Francis invites people of all faiths to pray on 14 May 2020 for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. You can read more about this HERE

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of […]

Published on May 16, 2020

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St. Brigid’s is focusing on tables, pencil grip and well being in our ongoing SCHOOL SELF EVALUATION.
Click HERE to read about ‘The Importance of Learning Tables’ There is a useful webmix for practising multiplication and division tables on THIS link.

Published on September 16, 2019

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As part of the SCHOOL SELF EVALUATION PROCESS, we have been focusing on particular aspects of Literacy, Maths & SPHE (Social, Personal & Health Education). Specifically we are working on pencil grip, tables & wellbeing. With a focus in class on pencil grip you might find the following article interesting. Practical ways to help […]

Published on September 5, 2019

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

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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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Dear Parents / Guardians,

It has come to my attention that a number of children in the school are using the Tik Tok app.

For your information: ‘Tik Tok is rated 12+ on the Apple app store and “teen maturity” on Google Play. However, there is no system in place to verify a user’s age, so anyone can […]

Published on March 15, 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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NEW The commencement of a number of sections of the Education ( Admissions to Schools) Act 2018 require changes to school admission policies and processes. As a result of these changes, all Boards of Management are required to draft a new Admission Policy in accordance with the Act’s requirements. The new arrangements will apply to […]

Published on April 27, 2018

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Enrolment

FREESTYLE FRIDAY

Look at the dance moves on display in Room 2. Super moves boys and girls! Click here to watch the video.

VIDEOS and SLIDESHOWS

FRONTLINE FRIDAY 22nd May 2020 Room 2, Very wise words from the Junior Infants in Ms. Smith’s class. Have a listen here

FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY 15th May 2020 Room 2, Junior Infants, have some advice to share with you about how to be a good friend. Click here.

ART MUSEUM Room 1 have been working on lots of different art activities over the last few weeks. Take a look here.

OUR NEWS The boys and girls in Ms Hickey’s Senior Infants, Room 4 have been keeping very busy while at home. Take a look here to see what they have been up to.

MORE NEWS

Ms McGuirk’s Senior Infants in Room 4 wanted to share their news with everybody. Click here to watch and listen to their news.

STAY SAFE AND STAY HOME 10th May 2020

The boys and girls in Room 8, 2nd class, have something important to say. Watch it here

FURRY FRIEND FRIDAY 8th May 2020

Take a look at Ms Smith’s class, Room 2, and their furry friends. Click here

BUSY BEES 1st May 2020

The boys and girls in Room 1, Junior Infants have been very busy. They are doing lots of work at home and having so much fun. Take a look here.

FIT FRIDAY 1st May 2020

Ms Smith’s Junior Infants Class, Room 2 have been very busy again this week. Ms Smith set them a challenge for PE. They had certain exercises and moves that they had to practice. Watch this: Fit Friday 

FANCY FRIDAY 24th April 2020

Ms Smith’s Junior Infant Class, Room 2 took a break from all their school work on Friday April 24th to dress up and say thank you and well done to all the frontline workers. See the photos here.

1. UPDATED Wicklow Arts Office have an exciting line-up for this year’s virtual Cruinniú na nÓg: Creating together while staying apart! There are lots of ways to win great prizes in film making, baking, writing, upcycling and song writing competitions. You can also sign up to take part in a range of creative workshops. All activities are online and FREE to enter. For details go to Wicklow.ie – part of the Creative Ireland Programme Supported by RTÉ

NEW: A clear layout of all the fabulous competitions and their closing dates is HERE on this link. It’s not just the winning: it’s the taking part.

2. The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project have set up a monthly writing/poetry/art/other (children’s choice) project. When this is all over, children/students will be invited to curate an exhibition based on the work sent in.
3. Click on THIS link to see a range of competitions based on the Book of Kells: art and creative writing. With a closing date of 30th October 2020, you have plenty of time to enter this one.
4. This looks like fun from Nounstories.com Can you write a 300 word story with the three nouns that they give you? Click on the link to see this month’s challenge.
5.Trocáire’s Design A Game competition for Senior Primary Classes. Click on the link for details. Click HERE for the entry form. Closing date extended to 6th November 2020 on account of school closures.

6. KPMG have a competition HERE ‘Who is your reading hero?’ Scroll down the page and you will see weekly competitions for children.

7. NEW 24th May 2020: Just in case you missed this elsewhere on this page: CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL would like to invite you to participate in an exciting COMPETITION that will celebrate the iconic moments in Irish sporting history. We want you to use whatever materials and props that are available in your own home to recreate these iconic sporting moments. Perhaps you will be delivering a famous speech from the Hogan Stand in Croke Park. Will you be one of our famous Olympians?? Maybe you’ll be saving or scoring penalties at Italia 90, winning golf majors or bringing home the snooker world championship trophy. It’s completely up to you. We have lots of prizes to give away so please email your photographs (or short videos) to james@cnmb.ie , runai@cnmb.ie or share via twitter‘

Children find competitions motivating. They enjoy the thought that their work will be seen by a ‘real audience’. Who knows participating in one of these competitions may unlock another talent, a life long interest or a career path in later life!

Term Calendar

UPDATED for June: The JUNIOR WEBMIX is suitable for Infants to 2nd approximately. Activities added since Easter are to be found on  JUNIOR WEBMIX 2  The focus in June is a little different, so there is now a JUNIOR WEBMIX 3. If a student finds either Junior Webmix too easy they could try […]

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UPDATED for Week 7 of the Summer Term and the month of June. Click on this link for the SENIOR WEBMIX suitable for 3rd to 6th Class approximately. Activities added since Easter can be found on SENIOR WEBMIX 2 Suggestions for June can be found on SENIOR WEBMIX 3 where there is a change of […]

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UPDATED 24th May 2020 – See Suggestion No.10

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 […]

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WELL DONE to all who took part in Active HOME Week
(April 27th – May 3rd) WATCH OUT for our VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY on June 12th 2020. Ms. Murray is hard at work preparing this.

National ‘Active SCHOOL Week’ takes place every April and is a really enjoyable part of the school year for […]

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Click on THIS link for information parents of the children in 6th Class may find helpful about the R S E programme.

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Many class teachers included LEARNING TABLES in the work sent home with students. Click HERE for a webmix of games that will help children from 3rd class up, practice their tables. The better children know their tables the more successful they will be at these activities.

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Irish publishers have provided open access to all their TEXTBOOKS ONLINE. Just in case you would need them, these are the details of how to access them.
1.CJ Fallon: Go to cjfallon.ie and you will see a yellow box. Click on this and follow instructions to access any textbook published by Fallons.
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Kevin Spain, Games Promotion Officer in Éire Óg GAA has been in touch again to let us know that the GAA is producing a programme of exercise and learning weekly. It includes maths, history and geography and could be helpful for primary home schooling. There will be a new one each week. Click HERE to see. […]

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In addition our friends at Junior Achievement Ireland have sent us some resources. Volunteers from JAI work with us every year.

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Planning ahead! Then you would appreciate the prompt release of NEXT YEAR’s SCHOOL CALENDAR. Click HERE for the SCHOOL CALENDAR 2020 -21. Planning holidays? We would appreciate if you would schedule these for during school holidays. Good attendance is very important. We would like to point out that next year there is a week off at […]

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Please find revised calendar for 2019-2020 below available to download. Following a directive on Thursday 12th March 2020 from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar the school building is closed for the time being. Principal, teachers and school staff, continue to work with students and their parents on ‘distance learning’.

Sacraments, religious services and retreats are all postponed on […]

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Dates for the SACRAMENTS/RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES for 2020

At this point (25th April 2020) it has been confirmed that regrettably sacraments/religious services and retreats are postponed on account of Covid.

 

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