15th March 2024

Newsletter 25 – 15th March 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well.

This has been a difficult few days for our school community. Louise Milligan, Mum to Marcus, Jamie and Jessica died suddenly on Monday.  There are no words.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Ceolchoirm sa Chlós.  We are all looking forward to our annual Seachtain na Gaeilge Concert in the yard later today. The children will sing a number of traditional Irish songs and to finish, there will be a special Irish Dance performance from Mr. Dodd and three pupils from the school. It should be a great show.

Lá Glas/Green Day It was lovely to see everyone dressed in green today in honour of our Patron Saint. We are all so proud to be Irish.

Gaeilge – Frásaí na Seachtaine  # 23  – This week’s phrase is: “Bain taitneamh as Lá Fhéile Pádraig” – Have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day”.

Birthday Greetings – There are 4 pupils celebrating birthdays this week and over the Bank Holiday Weekend – They are Freya Keddy (10yrs), Seán Goulding (12yrs), Emily Arrigan (8yrs), and Sophia Purcell (5yrs). Breirthlá shona daoibh go léir. Enjoy your special day.

Let’s continue to make every school day count. School Attendance this week was 92.1%.

FAI Football Blitz Two teams represented St. Brigid’s at a local FAI Football Blitz which took place on Wednesday 13th March in Greystones United. While they did not win, I am so proud of the true sportsmanship the boys showed on the day and want to share with you  the lovely feedback from their coaches.

From Keith McCabe

“Both teams played extremely well in their groups, with one team topping their group and the other team coming second in their group. Some excellent teamwork and great goals on show from both groups of players.

The team that won their group were then through the quarter finals where they dispatched a strong Educate Together side with ease, 4-0. Unfortunately, they would come up against a very physical Baltinglass team in the semi-finals and whilst they acquitted themselves well, it wasn’t to be their day and they were knocked out. St Gerard’s then went on the win the competition in the final in a penalty shootout.

In closing, a super day, great sportsmanship, a wonderful attitude from all the players and everyone represented their school with pride. Best regards, Keith “

From Paul Williams

“Just to echo Keith’s comments. All the boys represented the school with pride. They were all fantastic and made the day so enjoyable. Such an excellent display of friendship and camaraderie amongst all of them. Both Keith and I were so proud of all of them. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help on the day.   Thanks Paul “

Planned School Closures for Term 2

  • Monday 18th March – St. Patrick’s Day Public Holiday
  • Friday 22nd March – Last day of Term 2
  • Monday 8th April – School reopens for Term 3

Greystones St. Patrick’ Day Parade – Look out for our school at this year’s Greystones St. Patrick Day’s Parade on Sunday 17th March. We are number 24 in the parade and will be marching behind our school banner.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the long weekend. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh ,

Le meas,

Máire Costello


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