Schools wishing to achieve the Active School Flag begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas:
Here is information about the work we have done in partnership with others:
FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of IRELAND
Ms. Murray asked me to bring the following to your attention.
Every weekday at 11am on the FAI Grassroots Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, a new skill is introduced by our Ambassadors, current and former Republic of Ireland internationals, with a demonstration of the skill by our FAI Development Officers, and current Domestic and International players. Each day, we invite viewers to submit their own video of performing the skill for a chance to win a FAI Goodie Bag. The library of all 35 skills is available on YouTube: FAI Homeskills. All children need is a ball and a small area of space
‘CUMANN NA mBUNSCOL would like to invite you to participate in an exciting COMPETITION that will celebrate the iconic moments in Irish sporting history. We want you to use whatever materials and props that are available in your own home to recreate these iconic sporting moments. Perhaps you will be delivering a famous speech from the Hogan Stand in Croke Park. Will you be one of our famous Olympians?? Maybe you’ll be saving or scoring penalties at Italia 90, winning golf majors or bringing home the snooker world championship trophy. It’s completely up to you. We have lots of prizes to give away so please email your photographs (or short videos) to firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com or share via twitter‘
During the schools closure on account of Covid 19, Kevin Spain, Games Promotion Officer, Éire Óg GAA very kindly sent us the following:
1. A 7 day Fitness & Wellness challenge for the children. Included is a certificate for the children when the challenge is completed. 7 Day-Fitness-Programme 7-Day-Fitness-Programme-Certificate
2. An Activity Challenge (not sport related).Activity Challenge Again there is a certificate for when the challenge is completed. Activity Challenge Certificate The worksheets are in word documents so parents can adjust to suit their own children’s abilities. Thank you Kevin.
The SPAR FAI Primary School five-a-side football programme is organised by the Football Association of Ireland Schools and is sponsored by Spar. Boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class can participate. At a recent blitz a great day was had by all.
On 27th February 2020 St. Brigid’s NS, Greystones had another visitor: Michael Darragh MacAuley and the Sam Maguire Cup.
Michael Darragh has played for Dublin and has now won seven All-Irelands with them, as well as winning all stars and Player of the Year in 2013. He has also won the Club All-Ireland with Ballyboden St. Enda’s. The children really enjoyed his visit.
On the 22nd January 2020 we had a special visitor: Jennifer Dunne from the winning Dublin Ladies GAA team. As you can tell from the photo, the students were very interested to hear her story.
8th November, 2019
Photos from a recent FRIENDLY GAA Match played with St. Kevin’s NS, Greystones:
19th June, 2019
A great day at the NORTH WICKLOW SPORTS yesterday with six winners: two gold, one silver and one bronze.
Well done to all.
In addition St. Brigid’s got to lead the parade.
Well done to the students who featured in May 13th’s Greystones Guide for all the best reasons: these young golfers having won the Delgany School Cup: Click HERE to read all about their great day in the sun. Well done to both the girls’ and the boys’ team.
Congratulation to all involved. Plenty of more photos on the Greystones Guide link above.
In no particular order congratulations to Stella, Chloe, Beth and Shauna.
St. Brigid’s NS
1st Cricket Team
Thank you to Jim Stewart for getting us started.
The North Wicklow Sports’ Run Offs will take place on Friday 3rd May 2019 in Greystones United during school hours. – The run offs are for 8 to 12 year olds (1st to 6t )
- 50m boys and girls races
- 80m boys and girls races
- 100m boys and girls races
- 600m boys and girls races
- Long Kick
- Long Puck,
- Ball Throw
- Long Jump
- Tug of War
Well done to all the boys who played football in the Allianz Coughlan Cup on 14th March on a commendable 2nd place. The boys performed impressively in this eleven-a-side in Bray Emmets GAA Ground, displaying great team spirit and sportsmanship. Maith sibh go léir’, bhí sibh ar fheabhas! Sár iarracht ó gach uile imreoir!
The Allianz Cumann na mBunscol 5th – 6th Class Boys’ Football Participation Day
This 9-a side blitz took place on Wednesday the 24th October in Bray Emmets GAA Club. The focus was on participation rather than competition. The boys who represented the school had a great day. They won three matches and lost just one. Many thanks once more to Ms. Horan for organising this opportunity. Well done to the boys who took part.
A Visitor from the Dublin Ladies GAA Team
The Dublin Senior ladies team won the GAA All Ireland ladies final for a second time in a row this year. No mean achievement. We were honoured that one of that team, defender Niamh Collins visited the school along with the Brendan Martin Cup. Students came down to the hall for a questions and answer session. Thank you very much to Niamh to take time out of her busy schedule to come along and inspire us.
Thank you also to Ms. Donnelly who organised this. Click on this link to see some photos from the day.
This is a photo of the GAA players on the girls’ team in the school with Niamh Collins of the victorious Senior Ladies Football team.
GAA Football Participation Days
Students from St. Brigid’s attended the Allianz 3rd and 4th class Boys Football Participation Day on October 10th in Bray GAA grounds. It was a Boys’ Football Blitz, nine-a-side. The students that attended on the day were delighted to win three out of three matches. Well done to the boys for representing the school so well.
Congratulations to the girls from 3rd and 4th Class, who went to The Wicklow Times Girls Football Participation Day on Wednesday the 3rd October in Bray Emmets GAA Club. The focus was on participation rather than competition. The girls were GREAT ambassadors for the school. They enjoyed themselves, won two of their four matches and their behaviour and sportsmanship was excellent.
The three 5th classes are doing a seven week cycling course from Monday 3rd September to Monday 15th October. You can read more HERE
The annual North Wicklow Sports Races took place on Wednesday 13th June this year. Boys and girls from 1st to 6th class represented St. Brigid’s in the Track and Field Events. Thanks to Ms. Horan for organising all of this for St. Brigid’s. The boys and girls did us proud. They did their best in the events they participated in and they were very well behaved also. Well done to all involved and thanks again to Ms. Horan.
The Sam Maguire Cup came back! Thank you very much to Ms. Donnelly for organising this.
Flavour School Ireland
Deirdre from Flavour School Ireland (and The Cool Food School) is coming in to 4th class at the moment to teach them about healthy food choices. Deirdre is working with Ms. Smith and her class and she is teaching the Sapere method. Sapere is a sensory food education programme and the children are learning about food through their senses. You can read more about the Sapere method here: www.sapere-asso.fr
The children are experimenting with new foods and learning all about them. They are discussing language to describe these foods and they will get to taste some delicious, healthy food as well. Deirdre will work with this class for 10 weeks and would welcome any feedback from the students and parents involved as she is hoping to get funding soon so she can reach more children and encourage healthy attitudes towards food.
Here is a picture of some of the food (and notebooks to record their work) that Deirdre brought in for her first class in Room 19.
During the second class with Deirdre Ms Smith’s class were discussing the sound different foods make. Take a look at this video and listen to the veg!
Ms Finnerty kindly accompanies the girls and boys to their and football blitzes this year. Ms Teehan had the honour of bringing the 5th and 6th class girls to a blitz in Bray Emmetts this time and she was delighted. Ms Teehan thought they were extremely well behaved and a pleasure to watch. Their football skills have improved so much and the way they play so well together was to be admired. Well done to the girls involved.
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol North Wicklow Sports
This annual highlight of the school year took place in Charlesland Sport and Recreation Park, Greystones on Wednesday 7th June, 2017.
Students participated in individual races, team relays, tug of war, ball throw, long puck, long kick and long jump. They were great ambassadors for St.Brigid’s and represented the school excellently. Well done everyone.
A Visit from the Sam Maguire Cup
There was great excitement among the children for the visit of the Sam Maguire Cup. It was a great acknowledgement of our support for and participation in Gaelic games. Thank you to Ms. Donnelly for organising the visit.
In Partnership with Green Schools – We find that walking, scooting or cycling to school on Wednesdays (WOW days) tie in with working towards our Active School Flag. You can read more about this HERE
Girls Gaelic Football – Wicklow Times Shield Blitz – Bray Emmets
On Wednesday 8th March the girls who play gaelic football from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th attended the Wicklow Times Shield blitz in Bray Emmets. The girls played exceptionally well especially since as it was a blitz only for 5th and 6th. They showed tremendous sportsmanship and played so well as a team. They supported each other and were very happy to come on and off the pitch to give each other turns to play. Everyone played really well. Players that shone on the day were Éabha Cunningham, Teagan Byrne, Ellen Byrne, Layla O’Brien Doherty Dunne and Rebecca O’Connor. Well done to all involved. Thanks to Ms. Horan for bringing the girls and for encouraging them to do so well.
Gaelic Football – Cumann na mBunscoil
Well done to the boys from 5th and 6th class who represented St. Brigids in the Coughlan Cup. They played three matches and won them all. They showed great skills and sportmanship and enjoyed supporting eachother from the sidelines too. They boys involved were:
Max, John Paul, Cillian, Paraic, Aaron, Jack, Tadhg, Matthew, Sam, Tom, Robbie, Ciarán, Finn, Jude, Senan, Loman, Jason, Oisín, Daragh and Hamish.
A selection of boys and girls from 6th class took part in a basketball blitz organised by the Wicklow Local Sports Partnership. This blitz took place on Wednesday 23rd November in Shoreline, Greystones. We entered two boys teams and two girls teams. All teams played amazingly well and showed off the skills they have been learning over the last few years at their basketball training. We are hoping to enter some more teams in a blitz in 2017.
Kilkenny All Star Visits Saint Brigids
On Wednesday 16th November Eoin Murphy visited St. Brigids. 6th class made a guard of honour as he entered the school. Eoin called around to a few of the senior classes where he was asked some really interesting questions. The children learned about his training, match days, etc. Eoin then went down to Éire Óg to join in with the hurling session. Click here to see some photos of Eoin’s visit.
Fifth and Sixth Class boys representing St. Brigid’s at the Gaelic football blitz in Bray Emmet’s GAA Club 26th October, 2016. A job well done boys!