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.

Information from Department of Education and HSE re COVID-19 & returning to school

1st December 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Please find attached a letter from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan to parents/guardians and a guide for parents and children 3rd – 6th class on how to use face coverings.

CMO Letter to schools FINAL_30 Nov 2021

How to use a face covering for Primary Pupils 30 Nov 2021

26th November 2021

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Please click on the following link to download a letter from Department of Education DoE letter to Parents re Antigen Testing 25.11.2021 EV which we received today regarding Antigen Testing of asymptomatic children in primary school pods where a confirmed case of Covid 19 is identified.  These measures will be in place from Monday 29th November.

Kind regards,

Ms. Costello Principal

4th November 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians,We received this information today which the Department of Education have asked us to share with you.

Public Health Advice for Parents/ Guardians about COVID-19 Symptoms

Please see link below for parent-focused public health advice about COVID-19 symptoms.

Children First Awareness Week

Children First Awareness Week is taking place from 1st to 7th November 2021. Children First promotes the protection of children from abuse and neglect, by setting out what individuals and organisations need to do to keep children safe, and how to deal with concerns about a child’s safety or welfare. Society has a duty of care towards children, and everyone should be alert to the possibility that children they are in contact with may be abused or at risk of abuse or neglect. If you are concerned about a child or young person, you should contact Tusla social work department. Organisations classed as providers of relevant services under the Children First Act 2015 are required to complete a risk assessment and must have a Child Safeguarding Statement in place. More information on keeping children safe in our communities is available at

Kind regards,

Ms. Costello

Information for Parents from HSE about the Changes to Contact Tracing and Testing for Children

The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in early learning and care, school aged childcare, education, primary school sports and social settings. You can find it here:

Other resources for parents can be found here:

It is really important that if a child has any new onset symptoms as listed and feels unwell or seems off-form, not to send them to school and contact their GP for advice, if necessary.

27th August, 2021

Please find attached documents we have received from the Department of Education which we are to share with you.

Advice for Parents during Covid 19

Reluctant Attenders Guide for Parents

How to calm and support your child guide

Managing Stress and Anxiety Guide for Parents

A useful reference: Quick Isolation Guide for children under 13, from the HSE/HPSC

Isolation quick guide under 13s

18th August, 2021

Information from Department of Education:

1.       COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable operation of Primary and Special Schools

2.       Video advice for parents and students at different levels

3.       Posters/graphics advice for parents

4.       Multilingual advice for parents


Attachments: Letter from DCMO to schools 260221.pdf