October 6th 2023

Newsletter 6 – Oct 6th 2023

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

I hope you all had a good week. Can you believe it is October already?

The children are back at school for 5 weeks now and are making great progress on their learning journey as was demonstrated at our school assemblies on Wednesday.

It was lovely to see children from infants to 6th class standing up in front of the school community and sharing some of their learning. They spoke about class novels they were reading, new maths topics they were getting to grips with and how good they were getting with their cursive writing. It was truly amazing to see how much learning has taken place in such a short space of time. Maith sibh a pháistí !!  Keep up the fantastic work.

Camogie Blitz  Well done to the 17 girls from 3rd to 6th class who represented St. Brigid’s in the Cumann na mBunscoil Camogie Blitz in Bray Emmets yesterday. The girls demonstrated great skills on the pitch and can be very proud of how they played.  A big thank you to our Deputy Principal Ms. Orla Teehan and parents Ellie Brennan and Eimear Doran who accompanied them on the day.

Sponsored Walk – Our sponsored walk last Friday was a huge success. We managed to raise a whopping €9,412.50.

The long line of pupils walking along the seafront on such a beautiful day was a vision to behold. Many locals out for their morning run stopped to have a chat with us and commented on how well behaved the boys and girls were. Some of them even made a donation which was very generous of them and for which we are most grateful.

The children really enjoyed the walk and catching a glimpse of the seals in the harbour was the highlight of the day for our Infant Classes.   A big thank you to the PA Fundraising Committee (Emer Elliot, Eimear Doran, Jeanette Doherty) and to  all the parent volunteers, teachers and SNAs who made this walk possible and a huge thank you to you the parents and grandparents for your very generous sponsorship. We are blown away by the amount raised.

Admissions for first years in Greystones for 2024/2025St. David’s Secondary School, Temple Carrig Secondary School and Greystones Community College are currently accepting applications for First Years for 2024/25. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday October 23rd.  

Happy Birthday – This is a very popular week for birthdays with 15 boys and girls celebrating birthdays across the school. We wish Joshua Place (12yrs), Neal Yadav (8yrs), Ralph Jimenez (12yrs), Raphael Nessim (11yrs), Elsie Fioraso (11yrs), Olivia Roche (6yrs), Amber Relihan (8yrs), Ava Donnelly(12yrs), Eoin McGirr (8yrs), Killian Crowley (10yrs), Aaron Doherty (6yrs), Eaba Leny (12yrs), Nick Doherty (10yrs and Katie Warde (11yrs) all a very happy birthday and hope they enjoy their special day.  Breithlá sona daoibh go léir a pháistí.

Glendalough Field TripOur three 6th classes are heading off to Glendalough on a field trip today. This is an annual trip that our 6th classes take, and we know they will have a great day. Fingers crossed the weather stays good.  A big thank you to Mr. Dodd, Ms Walle and Ms. Brennan for organising this trip and for the volunteer parents who will be accompanying us today.

Christmas Cards The children had great fun designing their own personalised cards at school this week. I know it is still only October but we need to plan ahead to ensure our cards are ready on time. A big thank you to all the teachers, Tara, Carol and the PA for organising this for us. The cards will be sent to the printers early next week.

Margaret Aylward Day – Next Wednesday is Margaret Aylward’s Feast Day. Margaret was the founder of the Holy Faith Order who were responsible for setting up St. Brigid’s NS. over 100 years ago. Mr. Dodd will lead a special prayer service in the hall on Tuesday for 4th to 6th to mark the day and a candle will be lighting at our sacred space in the hallway throughout the day. We wish all a Happy Margaret Aylward Day and we share this day with our fellow Holy Faith Schools and the Holy Faith Congregation who continue her mission today.

Céad Míle Fáilte – We welcome Ms. Michelle O’ Neill to our teaching Staff. Michelle will be working as a Learning Support Teacher at the school.

It Takes a Village – Upcoming Parent Workshop in Term 1

Date Venue Capacity Speaker Credentials Topic


St. Brigid’s NS 100 Ian Power



Alice O’ Donnell


CEO of Spunout (Ireland’s youth information and support platform)


2 x Secondary School Pupils


Fostering Relationships and

Making Connections

Tickets are available at



Gaeilge – Frásaí na Seachtaine * 5 * – This week’s phrase is: “Gabh mo leithscéal a mhúinteoir.”

That’s all the news for now.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the rugby. “Ireland, Ireland, together standing tall”.

Máire Costello


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