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.

WHAT MIGHT YOU MISS IF YOU MISS SCHOOL in DECEMBER? The school all decorated for Christmas by the Parents' Association, Christmas themed lessons that the teachers have planned, Christmas Art&Craft, perhaps some Christmas baking, Christmas decorations in the classrooms. Seeing the stage going up in the hall, Seeing the big crib going up outside Mrs. Costello's office, Christmas Trips to the Whale Theatre: Infants to 2nd - December 10th – “The Muppets Christmas Carol” followed by 3rd to 6th on December 17th - “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Rehearsals for the Christmas Plays in Junior Infants to 1st Class, Rehearsals for the Christmas Carol Service – 3rd to 6th class, 18th December 2019 in Holy Rosary Church at 8.00pm - Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 19th December is in aid of CF Ireland - A Very Special Visitor also on that day. That exciting feeling when school closes for the Christmas Holidays on 20th Dec 2019 (at 12.10 for Junior/ Senior Infants & Siblings / 12.30 for 1st – 6th) and you know Christmas Day is getting even nearer. And lots more. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU MISS ? There are so many interesting things to do in school in December. it would be a pity to miss any of it.

Our Latest News

As we approach the end of term the LOST PROPERTY basket is overflowing. Below are some photographs. These jackets, hats and scarves would love to be reunited with you before Christmas. We also have ten lunch bottles. If you recognise any of these items please drop into Tara in the school office and claim them. […]

Published on December 5, 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 December 2, 2019

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Wicklow County Council is organising the annual CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS COMPETITION for all Primary School pupils again this year. 

The challenge is for children to make Christmas Tree Decorations out of recycled materials such as paper, cardboard, newspapers, plastic and glass bottles, tin cans, milk and juice cartons, etc…

Two decorations per school will be accepted for […]

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Last week was declared an ICT success by students in 3rd and 6th class and their teachers. They would like to thank the DIGITAL and ICT Committee of the Parents’ Association and the group of wonderful TY students that came in from St. David’s, Greystones to assist them in their learning.

Building on ICT weeks […]

Published on December 1, 2019

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Another successful year for thirty two of our pupils and our School Choir at the 64th annual KILCOOLE FEIS which was held November 19th – 24th. The Feis was established by the then local district nurse Mary Kieran in 1955. St. Brigid’s have been participating in this Feis for as long as any of us […]

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Information for parents on the NEW PRIMARY LANGUAGE CURRICULUM can be downloaded from the NCCA website using THIS link.

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Recent Activities by the PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION have included the School Calendar, decoration of the school for Christmas, planning for the School Garden and Junior Tidy Towns, running the School Library on a Tuesday, reading with the Infants, swimming in Shoreline, the Christmas Cards fundraiser, Christmas Jumper Day in aid of CF Ireland, preparing the School […]

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As European Code Week comes to an end, just a reminder of the happy news we got back in June when GOOGLE EUROPE announced the names of the thirty three organisations that were getting grants for Codeweek and St. Brigid’s NS, Greystones was one of the lucky ones.

St. Brigid’s NS, Greystones were one of […]

Published on October 20, 2019

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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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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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Enrolment

IMPORTANT:

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Click on this LINK to download a list of dates when

-activities for this term ends

-and when activities for Term 2 begin.

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.

It is that time of year again, where WEATHER can be unpredictable. The school has efficient systems in place for communicating school closures to parents. In the event of heavy snow or other high risk weather conditions, please do not ring the school as once any decision on a weather related closure is made by the Board of Management parents will be informed. A message will go home on the Aladdin Connect App. or by test to those who have not signed up to Aladdin yet. We will also post a notice on this: the school website and on Class Dojo. Please make sure that the school has your most up to date number so that we can text you.

Remember it is unlikely the school would shut unless there was a red warning in the area, or if there were specific conditions in the local area that would make coming to school unsafe. As a rule of thumb we will always do our best to stay open unless the conditions become unsafe. We will be guided in this by the directions from the Minister and Department of Education. We will be following reports from Met Eireann and the National Emergency Co-ordination Committee that convenes when the weather is bad.

Click on the following links to download the calendar for

After school Art

Theatre Group

GAA

Basketball Calendar

Click on the following link for the full After schools activity page

which gives details of day, time, location and class teacher.

Click on THIS link to download the CODE OF BEHAVIOUR for St. Brigid’s NS., most recently updated on 20th November 2018.

Click on this link to see the school’s most up to date Information Booklet

You are very welcome to our school website. Click HERE for a  tour of our school in a slideshow.

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

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

We have a HEALTHY LUNCH and NO NUT POLICY in operation in the school.  It is important that all of us adhere to this policy in the interest of the health and safety of all the children.

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

This is the CHRISTMAS EVENTS’ CALENDAR. UPDATED on 20th November 2011. If you need to plan for time off work in order to see your child’s Christmas play, to know when to invite a relative to come too or to co-ordinate your appearance at more than one play this is an IMPORTANT document for you […]

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Our CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE performed by 3rd to 6th class is on 18th December 2019 in the Holy Rosary Church at 8.00pm

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This year our CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY on Thursday 19th December is in aid of CF Ireland. If you want to learn more about CF take a look at this short Youtube video: Oli and Nush – Getting Nosey about CF

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FESTIVE CHRISTMAS FOOD APPEAL 2019

We will be collecting for this appeal from Monday 2nd December to Thursday 12th December. Click on this LINK to see a detailed  list of suggested food items: treats, tinned food, cereals and carbohydrates also tea, coffee and soft drinks.

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CHRISTMAS TRIPS to the Whale Theatre: Infants to 2nd on December 10th for “The Muppets Christmas Carol” followed by 3rd to 6th on December 17th to see “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

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School closes for Christmas Holidays on 20th Dec 2019 at 12.10 for Junior/ Senior Infants & Siblings / 12.30 for 1st – 6th

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Please find attached revised draft calendar for 2019-2020 below available to download.
As of 26th September 2019, please note NEW DATE for FIRST CONFESSIONS This is the only change from previous drafts.
Dates for Sacraments and Ceremonies in the post below this one.
Calendar Draft St Brigids Greystones
Please note this […]

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Dates for the SACRAMENTS/RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES for 2020

Service of Light for 6th Class – Thursday 5th December 2019 @ 7pm

Retreat Days for 5th Class – Wed 11th March 2020 and Thursday 12th March 2020

Retreat Days for 6th class – to be confirmed

First Confession – Tuesday 24th (Room 7)and Thursdat 26th March (Room […]

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If your child is absent from school they can keep up with school work by using the Recommended Educational Links from the menu on the left. Why not start with the JUNIOR or SENIOR WEBMIX – or learn to type using the FINE MOTOR SKILLS and TYPING WEBMIX. […]

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IMPORTANT: It is ESSENTIAL that you make an APPLICATION for a PLACE in SECONDARY SCHOOL as early as possible in your child’s school life. There is no automatic entry to any secondary school from St. Brigid’s N.S.

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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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