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.

Updates from other organisations re changes as a result of COVID-19

Click on THIS link for ‘Back to School’ and COVID health advice videos in many languages including Cantonese, Catalan, English, French, Georgian, Irish, Italian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Ukranian and Yoruba. This is a initiative from COVID World Service, Nasc and Together Ireland.

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Is your child starting primary or secondary school? VACCINATIONS IN SCHOOLS were put on hold due to COVID-19. The HSE school vaccination teams have started contacting parents and guardians to offer vaccination appointments to students who are due 4 in 1 and MMR (Junior Infants) and HPV and Meningococcal ACWY (1st-year students). For more information contact your local immunisation office or read the information on the Citizens’ Information website

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This is a link to the HSE website with information about COVID-19 https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

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It has been confirmed by the Department of Social Protection that the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be treated as a qualifying payment for the BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR ALLOWANCE. (As long as claimants satisfy the other criteria.) You can read more about this payment on the Citizens’ Information website

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A Message from Greystones Shoebox Appeal:

‘The CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL is moving online!

Unfortunately, due to the effects of the COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to send gift-filled shoeboxes from Ireland this year.

Instead Team Hope will be asking schools, families, friends, communities and businesses to #TeamUpForTeamHope by donating gift-filled shoeboxes for children affected by poverty ONLINE.

From September 1st you’ll be able to build your own shoebox online for €20 and get creative with activity sheets, which can be coloured in and uploaded with your donation to tell the child who gets your box a little more about you!

We will need your help to spread the word because this year, more than ever, every shoebox counts’.

More detail here on the ‘Team Hope’ website . Over recent years making up shoeboxes has been a most enjoyable and important Christmas tradition in St. Brigid’s – and the students and their parents have been very generous.

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