ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FESTIVE CHRISTMAS FOOD APPEAL 2019
These items were collected by the Vincent de Paul on Thursday 12th December. Two carloads were filled. Your generosity is much appreciated.
Another successful year for thirty two of our pupils and our School Choir at the 64th annual KILCOOLE FEIS which was held November 19th – 24th. The Feis was established by the then local district nurse Mary Kieran in 1955. St. Brigid’s have been participating in this Feis for as long as any of us can remember. Generations of children have taken part in it and taking part in it year after year is a highlight of their time in school for many.
This year the children competed in four categories:
- Verse – Highly commended
- Singing – 1st and joint seconds
- Strings – 2nd
- School Choir – Highly commended
A big thank you to Ms. Ahern for all the hard work she did in preparing the children for this special event. Well done to the students for preparing so well for the Feis. You did yourselves, your families and the school proud.
You can read more about the Kilcoole Feis HERE
Thank you to all those who responded to the CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL. 250 boxes were collected by Brian from Greystones Christmas Shoebox Appeal. A huge thank you to all you busy people who got these shoeboxes ready. We appreciate a lot of work goes into this. We think it is so important that the fortunate students in St. Brigid’s get an opportunity to give to those who are not as fortunate. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause. Scroll down to see what 250 shoeboxes look like!
Thank you also to all those who supported the Halloween Bake Sale in aid of The Bray Lakers. As you may be aware, the Bray Lakers lost four buses and a lot of school equipment in a fire last October. They are eager to replace all the equipment and buses that they lost in this fire. Your donation will go a long way towards helping them.
Our new Junior Infants are to be congratulated for settling into St. Brigid’s so well.
‘Independence Day’ Thursday 12th September 2019 was a big day for them.
From now on Junior Infants will remain in school until 1.40 pm.
To mark this milestone Mrs.Costello gave the boys and girls a special pencil. Thanks to Carol and Tara in the office for organizing these.
Over the summer the school got two ovens. The children now can learn to BAKE and COOK in SCHOOL. Ms. Cuffe’s 2nd class made fairy cakes. This work was integrated with work in English. The children wrote about what they would do in procedural writing. The smell was delicious. The children were excited. We didn’t see finished fairy cakes as they didn’t last long.
You can see a slide show of photos from this work HERE
Thank you to all who supported the fundraising SPONSORED WALK on Friday 28th September, 2018. This is a fundraiser for the school. We were lucky in the weather and the children enjoyed the day. Thank you to the many parents who helped supervise and those who organised the event. Thank you too, to Super Valu, Greystones who sponsored water for the walkers.
Infants took a short route. First and Second took another. Classes from Third class up walked to Greystones United Football Club.
Thursday 13th September, 2018 was INDEPENDENCE DAY for our new Junior Infants. We are all very proud of the girls and boys. They were so grown up and in the morning, they walked into their classrooms all by themselves. It was also their first full school day.
The day ended with some memorable surprises organised by our principal, Mrs. Costello. Each child went home with a balloon. Thank you to Tara, Carol and Helena who worked hard to make sure sixty balloons were ready for distribution.
The infants were amazed to find a Dale Farm ice cream van in the school yard. Thank you to Ms. Carwood and her sister Amanda, a past pupil of the school for organising this. The Infants enjoyed their ice creams.
However the fun did not stop there. All students from Senior Infants to Sixth came out to the yard where they too were treated to an ice cream. The photos in this slide show are of students from Senior Infants to Sixth enjoying their ice creams. Many, many thanks to all those involved in this great day. Thank you to Ms. Curley for taking the photos and recording this happy day.