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.

An ICT success.

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 that the committee has previously organised, the work will continue to focus on 3rd to 6th with the goal to increase their digital skills in preparation for their transition to secondary school and associated IT demands.  A further goal is to assist the drive on positive use of technology and to create good digital citizens.

Third Class learned about Powerpoint and Sixth worked on Scratch.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive activities, games, and animations. Scratch helps us learn to think, to problem solve, to be creative and to work together — essential skills for life in the 21st century. And it is fun!

The success of the week was in no small part due to the extensive preparation and planning by the Parents’ Association ICT Committee and the help and guidance provided to the primary students by the TY students from St. David’s.

Many thanks to the Digital and ICT Committee who came into school on Saturday 9th November 2019 to audit all the laptops that we have.

Even since then much quick thinking, trouble shooting and repair was involved as glitches presented themselves.

Eight reconditioned laptops are being donated to our stock. Many thanks to the committee for their trojan work.

In addition another kind benefactor has donated ten reconditioned desktops to the school, so our work in digital learning is really taking off the ground with the provision of the resources we need by generous parents and friends of the school.

We would like to thank the parents involved in delivering the content this week: Janet, Amanda, Aisling, Barbara and Sandra

and in addition those who help us behind the scenes: Ruairí, Milan and Niall.

‘It takes a village to raise a child’.