January 26th 2024

Newsletter 19 – Jan 26th 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

That week went by in flash. I can’t believe it is Friday already.

Birthday Greetings – This week was a very popular week for birthdays at the school – twelve in total. Happy birthday to Jack Clarken (12yrs), Erin Williams (9yrs), Finn Osborne (10yrs), Robert Diegmann Feeney (7yrs), Sadie O’Dwyer (7yrs), Cillian Hickey (6yrs), James Elliot (12yrs), Mark O Neill (8yrs), Lillian O’ Neill (8yrs), Chloe Loftus (11yrs), Joseph Morrisey (6yrs) and Senan Cribbin (8yrs), We hope you all enjoy your birthdays.

School Attendance this week – 95.5%. Excellent attendance at school is important to allow children to be the best that they can be. Let’s make every school day count.

Grandparents Day – Wednesday 24th January was a very special day at St. Brigid’s. We had over 140 Grandparents visit our school as part of Catholic Schools Week. The children really enjoyed just sitting with the Grandparents and listening to stories of days gone by and learning things they might not learn in school.

We have had a number of emails from parents saying how much the Grandparents enjoyed their time at the school and were already looking forward to next year’s visit. A big thank you to the children, Mr. Dodd and all the staff at the school, the Parents Association and the Student Council who helped make the day such a huge success.

Camogie Blitz – Congratulations to our girls’ camogie team who won four of their five matches at a Camogie Blitz yesterday. They really enjoyed participating in this event and can be so proud of how they performed on the day. A big thank you to Ms. Teehan and Mum Eimear Doran who accompanied them to the Blitz.

Planned School Closures for Term 2

  • Monday 5th February – St. Brigid’s Day Public Holiday
  • Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February – Midterm Break
  • 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

School Communication – As always if you have any concern regarding your son or daughter, the Class Teacher is always the first point of contact. If you wish to make an appointment to speak with the Class Teacher, please contact them directly via See-Saw, Class Dojo or teacher email.


New Board of Management 2024 -2027 – A new board of management has been established. It is the duty of the board to “manage the school on behalf of the patron and for the benefit of the students and their parents and to provide or cause to be provided an appropriate education for each student at the school for which the board has responsibility” (Section 15 of the Education Act 1998)


Members of the Board of the new Board:

  • Tom Sherlock – (Patron’s Representative) – Chairperson
  • Liam McCabe (Patron’s Representative)
  • Máire Costello Principal – (Secretary)
  • Martin Dodd (Teacher Representative)
  • Aoife Murray (Parent Representative)
  • Keith McCabe (Parent Representative)
  • Louise Fenelon (Community Representative)
  • Eamonn Foley (Community Representative)

First Meeting of the new board – Tuesday 6th February 2024


Draft School Calendar 2024/2025– This was emailed to all families yesterday. Please note the first day back to school after the summer holidays is Thursday 29th August 2024.


Have a lovely weekend. Until next week


Máire Costello


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