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Welcome to the Swedish Ambassador

We were very fortunate to have a visit from Her Excellency, Anna Brandt, Swedish Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday 23rd June of this year. She was accompanied on her visit by Mr. Paul Keane, Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Ireland. Her Excellency was there to present First Prize to Juliet Hart in Fifth Class for her entry to a Swedish Art Competition. Juliet had to research some aspects of Swedish life and to draw a picture and write a paragraph to explain the reasons for her choice. Because we value languages so much in this school, Juliet also had to incorporate some of the Swedish language into her work. She did just that and did it so well that she was awarded First Prize in her group. Well done Juliet!

Her Excellency visited the school on a lovely sunny day. She was greeted by a Guard of Honour made up of representatives of every class in the school. She was ushered to the Halla where she was greeted by the children singing ABBA’s famous song, ‘Fernando’.  The Principal introduced the Ambassador and explained the reason for the visit. She spoke about the close ties between the countries of the EU. This was followed by children from Second Class playing the European Anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’ on the tin whistle. After that, the Ambassador spoke about Sweden and answered questions from the girls in Fifth Class, all of whom had entered the competition. Her answers explained many things to us about Sweden. 

After she presented the prize to Juliet, Her Excellency was very impressed by the entertainment provided by the children in Senior Infants and the children in the tin whistle group. She really enjoyed the singing and the Irish music. 

More was to follow. The welcome ceremony was concluded by the children in Miss Lavelle’s Fourth Class playing the Swedish National Anthem on the tin whistle. The Ambassador was very touched by this. We finished off the day with all of us singing our own National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann. 

Afterwards, we had some photos with the Ambassador under the flags of Ireland, Sweden and the European Union. A great day was had by all. 

To the Ambassador we say, “Thank you!  Go raibh míle maith agat! Tack så mycket!”

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Our Second Green Flag

Breaking News!

Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) has been awarded a second Green Flag in recognition of our continuing efforts to protect our planet and to save energy. Well done to Mrs. Burns and all the girls on the Green Schools Committee. Without your hard work, we would not have achieved this grey honour.

More later. Watch this space!

Primary Languages Curriculum

Reminder to parents:  the Department of Education and Skills has allocated Wednesday 26th April to Scoil Bhríde as the training day for teachers for the new Primary Languages Curriculum. Therefore, the school will be closed on that day.

Wonderful Handwriters in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní)

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We take pride in our beautiful handwriting in this school and the standard of handwriting in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) is truly excellent. Our picture shows the children from each class who have been selected as having particularly good handwriting. Congratulations to each of them and well done to all the girls. Keep up the good work!

Our excellent handwriters for Easter 2017 are:

Junior Infants: Zarielle Rodgers and Hillary Adeniron

Senior Infants: Buky Oludayo and Olivia Thomas

Rang a hAon: Vanessa Psujek and Maria Miekcarek

Rang a Dó: Darby Lynch and Kayla Kezayo

Rang a Trí: Ava Song and Angela Zhang

Rang a Ceathair: Wiktoria Marganska

Rang a Cúig: Juliet Hart and Abilily Mansfield

Rang a Sé: Ezylah Brillantes and Eduarda Vdovin

Christmas is Coming……..

Congratulations to Neepa Khan from Fifth Class whose picture, Santa Has a Problem! has been chosen as this year’s card for Christmas. Neepa’s picture caught our eye because of the great drawing and the funny conversation between Santa and his reindeer. As is our tradition, the greetings on the inside of our card are representative of the many home languages of our children.  So let’s send these cards all over the world and show what a terrific diversity exists in our school.  These wonderful cards can be purchased in the school at the terrific price of €5 for 12 cards while stocks last. 

Visit from a Poet

Tony Curtis is an Irish poet who paid a visit to the children in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) today. Tony is a great communicator and has a terrific way with words. 

From Shakespeare to Bob Dylan (and others in between!) there was lots of singing, clapping and laughing from the children as he sang songs and recited poems for and with them. The children joined in enthusiastically and they really enjoyed the visit. 

See Tony’s website tonycurtisirishpoet.com for examples of his work. 

Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent – Teacher Meetings will take place in the week beginning Monday November 14th. The bulk of the meetings will be on Wednesday 16th November. 

All parents are encouraged to meet with the teachers involved in the education of their daughters. Class teachers, Learning Support teachers and Language Support teachers are available to meet with parents, as is the Principal.  This is an important part of the year for parents, teachers and, of course, for the children. 

Each meeting will be scheduled for approximately ten minutes. Please try to arrive punctually and to stay within your allocated time slot. If you need to discuss something important that will take longer than this, please arrange to make a further appointment with your daughter’s teacher.  Your daughter’s teacher will be in touch with you directly to arrange a mutually convenient time for the Parent-Teacher meeting. 

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