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Rugby Coaching

Today was the first session of rugby coaching for 5th and 6th Classes. They really enjoyed this wonderful game!

A good time to start rugby, as we think of the Irish Rugby Team preparing for their historic attempt to win the Grand Slam in England on St. Patrick’s Day! Well done to the team for winning the Six Nations Championship and the very best of luck on Saturday.

The girls in Scoil Bhríde will be shouting for the Boys in Green on St. Patrick’s Day!

Flying Fit in Fingal!

Over the last few weeks, girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class have been training really hard and making a great effort to improve their fitness. On Tuesday 27th, the girls from Scoil Bhríde Cailiní braved the freezing weather conditions to take part in the  cross country running event in Porterstown Park.

 It was an extremely successful day and we had incredible performances from every girl from 3rd to 6th class!

Our 3rd class girls kicked the day off in style with a brilliant 300 metres run.  Our very own Aimee Corcoran finished in a wonderful 2nd place! Well done Aimee!

The girls in 4th class were next in the 400 metres run and we had several top ten finishes!

Then it was the turn of our 5th class girls running in the 500 metres event. There were some terrific performances. Special congratulations must go to Aoife Corcoran who finished in First Place with a superb run.

The 6th class finished the day off in impressive fashion, running 600 metres in very snowy conditions!

Well done to all the girls involved!

A great day was had by all. A special thank you to Mr. McCrudden who has been training the girls in all sorts of weather over the last few weeks. A big thank you also to Ms. McKay and Ms. O’Reilly who accompanied the girls to the event and and gave them great support and encouragement. We look forward to another cross country run on the 20th of March in Porterstown Park! Every girl is welcome!

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Tuesday 6th March

A walking path has been cleared to give access to the schools for tomorrow, Tuesday 6th March. The more people who can walk to school, the better. This will be the safer option.  If a parent feels that they must drive in to the campus, please continue through on the one way system, exiting the school campus at the Castleknock Road. PLEASE DO NOT ENDANGER OTHER PEOPLE by turning in the church carpark. This will cause mayhem. 

Confirmation will be on tomorrow. The Mass will be at 10.00 o’clock. All the arrangements made for last Wednesday still stand, but at one hour earlier. 


Parents and teachers: Currently (5.15pm Sunday), there is NO SAFE ACCESS to the school and we must remain closed tomorrow, Monday 5th.

However, a further inspection will take place very early tomorrow morning and IF the situation has improved, we will open. Arrival times will be flexible if this is the case. I will text all parents in the morning.

If we are unable to open tomorrow and if the snow is not melting quickly enough, I will ask for as many adults as possible to come to the school with shovels to help us clear what is left, so that we can open safely on Tuesday. A further text will issue in this case!

As of now, Confirmation will be as re-scheduled for Tuesday 6th March at 10.00am.


Due to a severe red weather alert for Dublin, all schools in Dublin 15 will remain closed until Monday 5th March.  

The Sacrament of Confirmation has been re-scheduled for Tuesday 6th March at 10.00am in the Parish Church. All parents have been informed. 

Cookery Book

Keep all those delicious mouth-watering recipes coming in for our cookery book.  

We’ll soon be putting the various recipes together to form our book. 

Parent Seminars


A very successful cyber safety awareness seminar for parents and children took place recently in the school. During the day, the children from 1st to 6th Classes had their own seminar on the dangers posed by many aspects of the internet – in particular by social media sites. In the evening many parents came to the school hall for the Parent Seminar. Many parents were shocked at just how dangerous it is to allow a child to use the internet without the supervision of their parents. The internet is a wonderful resource but children need to be protected from the dangers it poses to their safety. The key message? Talk to your children about the internet and monitor their use of apps and social media sites.   


The ‘Stay Safe Programme‘ is a national programme aimed at giving children the skills they need to keep themselves safe from dangerous situations and how to get help if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.  The programme has been in use for many years and has recently been modernised. There will be an information evening for PARENTS on Wednesday 21st February to highlight some of the new features of the Stay Safe Programme. At least one parent from each family is encouraged to attend. Shortly after that evening, teachers will be implementing the Stay Safe Programme in class. The children will bring home worksheets and will talk about what they have learned in school. Again the key message is to talk to your children – and to listen when they talk to you. 

Peace Proms

For the first time in the history of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní), we took part in the Peace Proms concert. This is a wonderful event for the children to be involved with. As the name suggests, the Peace Proms is all about co-operation between North and South. Young people get to work on a common repertoire of songs and then to perform them together.

The Fourth Class children have been learning many medleys of songs  – and associated dance moves! – since September. The big performance took place on Sunday 4th February. The children and their teachers set off by bus to the RDS in Ballsbridge where the concert was to take place. They had a rehearsal at 6.00pm and then the audience arriveed for the show at 8.00pm.

And what a show it was! The arena was full and there was a great atmosphere of excitement. The choir was a joy to hear and there were wonderful performances by soloists from many parts of the country. Dancers from Scotland, a champion uilleann piper from Ireland, solo singers made up the rest of the show and a wonderful night was had by all.

An event like this does not happen without a large group of people working together to make it happen. Ms. Laura Cusack, who has previous experience of Peace Proms encouraged us to enter the event – and we’re very glad she did! A number of other teachers were heavily involved too. The two class teachers, Mr. Seán Devlin and Ms. Kathleen O’Reilly did trojan work with the children throughout the preparation period. On the day of the concert Ms. Anne McKeon, Deputy Principal, Ms. Laura Cusack, Ms. Sinéad Toomey and  Ms. Rachel Dudgeon accompanied the girls to the concert. The Principal, Mrs. Siobhán Kirwan Keane was there too, as were many parents of the children involved. A great night was had by all. Our first involvement with Peace Proms was a great success and we look forward to taking part in this wonderful venture in the future.

Lá ‘le Bríde / St. Brigid’s Day

St. Brigid’s Day is a very special day in the calendar. Traditionally, the 1st of February has signalled the start of Spring in Ireland. Ofcourse, in our school it is  extra-special as St. Brigid is our Patron Saint. Our school and our parish are called after St. Brigid – so she is very important for us.

Today we had a lovely celebration of St. Brigid’s Day. The girls in Mr Devlin’s Fourth Class led the ceremony. We all gathered in the school hall. The ceremony started with the Fourth Class musicians playing the music for ‘We Sing A Song To Brigid’. They then read poems and told us some stories about St. Brigid. The girls spoke in ten different languages. These were: Bosnian, English, Gaeilge, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Polish, Romanian, Shona, Slovakian and Tagalog. Some of the younger children in the Junior classes were thrilled to hear their own language in the school hall. The ceremony finished with the girls singing the old Irish song ‘Gabham Molta Bhríde’. It was a lovely, reflective ceremony. Indeed we all enjoyed it so much that we decided to sing our special song ‘We Sing a Song to Brigid’ all over again!

Well done to all the girls in Fourth Class and to their teacher Mr. Devlin. 

Laudate Festival

The girls in 5th and 6th Classes took part in the Laudate Festival on Tuesday 30th January. The Festival took place in Ballymun church and was a very enjoyable event for the girls. They have been learning the songs since September. They went to a rehearsal in Ballymun, followed by the actual performance on Tuesday. Thye were joined by girls and boys from many other schools around Dublin, so the choir was a very large one! They sang beautifully and everyone enjoyed the experience. Thank you to Ms. Tiernan (6th) and Ms. Ní Chiosáin (5th) for all their hard work and enthusiasm. An event like this cannot happen without such enthusiastic input from the class teachers. Some of the same songs will be sung at the upcoming Confirmation and Communion Masses. Well done to all.

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