Category: This Year’s News

Incoming Junior Infants

There will be a meeting tonight, Thursday 30th May at 8.00pm for the PARENTS and GUARDIANS of the new Junior Infants who will be joining us in September. This is a meeting for adults, not for the children, as per the letter sent to all parents some time ago. Looking forward to meeting our new parents this evening.

Chinese New Year

Some Chinese lanterns from First Class and some Chinese dragons from Third Class to mark the start of the Chinese New Year.

Cake Sale

The Parent’s Association ran a very successful cake sale on Tuesday. Some parents came to the school and, with the help of cake donations from every class, a fun day was had by all. The girls in Sixth Class helped to sell the cakes. The sale raised €313.55. Well done and thanks to all who baked, bought, sold or came along!

Gymnastics Day

The girls had a wonderful day when Ms. O’Reilly took every class for a specialised gymnastics lesson. There were great displays of rolling, balancing and weight-bearing to mention just a few of the skills the girls explored on the day. In fact, this was such a success, we think we should do it again! Many thanks to Ms. O’Reilly who is our resident gymnastics expert in Scoil Bhríde!

That’s a handy wall!
Ms. O’Reilly helps a child to balance
Carol Singers

Wonderful News!

The girls in Fifth Class were joined in the Town Centre on Friday last by the musicians from 4th to 6th, for a truly fabulous carol-singing session. The girls did themselves and the school proud. They looked wonderful in full uniform and they sang and played their hearts out. Everyone who was there was very impressed by them. Thanks to the parents who came along to support the girls. Many people with no connection to the school passed by and stopped to congratulate the wonderful performance and the great ambassadors the girls are. 

The two Fifth Class teachers, Ms. Clíona Ní Chiosáin and Ms. Kathleen O’Reilly, deserve our heartfelt gratitude for the superb work they have done with their classes in preparation for this carol-singing event over many weeks. No stone was left unturned by them in the preparation for this event. Apart from the extensive repertoire the girls learned, they have also learned, from these two teachers, the value of detailed preparation. Well done to both of them!

As usual, our musicians surpassed themselves too. Tin whistles, violins, accordions, guitar, bodhrán and tambourine blended together to add considerably to the beautiful musical experience had by all. Again, the musicians have learned the value of good preparation and rehearsal. Thanks to Ms. O’Connor and to Ms. Carthy for their dedicated work in bringing the musicians to this level for their performance. 

A special word of thanks must go to our bucket-shakers from Fourth Class. Their wonderful smiles made it very difficult for anyone to pass by, without contributing to the great cause of collecting money for Focus Ireland, to help with the terrible problem of homelessness this Christmas. 

The girls and their teachers raised a massive €1,010 euros for Focus Ireland. This is a really magnificent achievement by everyone and we are very proud of all concerned. 

Parent Association Fundraiser!

The Parent Association had the great idea of organising a Christmas Jumper Fundraiser Day ( 2 euros) on the day of the holidays! So, if you have a Christmas jumper, wear it on Friday 21st. If not, get creative and make your very own unique creation! Tinsel, baubles, decorations… get into the spirit of Christmas! 

Ho, ho, ho and a Happy Christmas 2018 to all, from Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) Parent Association!

Nativity Plays

Many of the children have been preparing for the annual Nativity Play. No doubt they have been rehearsing lines and songs at home for some time! If parents are available to come to the school at the following times, they will see their child on stage. If the times below do not suit you, you might be able to catch  a dress rehearsal (talk to the class teacher).  If you cannot come to the school for a performance this year, don’t worry! There will be other occasions when you will get to see a school show – or your daughter might even be able to give you a one-girl show at home over the Christmas holidays!

Senior Infants: Wednesday  19th December @ 11.00 am

First Class: Tuesday 18th December @ 1.00 pm

Second Class: Thursday 20th December @ 1.00 pm

Third Class: Thursday 20th December @ 11.00 am

Fourth Class: Wednesday 19th December @ 1.00 pm

 

Carol Singing

The girls in Fifth Class have been working very, very hard to prepare for their carol-singing event in the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Friday 14th December. They will be singing between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Thanks to their teachers Ms. Ní Chiosáin and Ms. O’Reilly, they have learned an extensive repertoire, which they sing beautifully.

They have been learning about the terrible problem of homelessness and have chosen Focus Ireland as their charity for this event.

The singers will be joined by the musicians from 4th and 6th Classes in what should be a wonderful morning of music and song and hopefully, they will manage to raise funds for this charity at the same time.

If you are in the shopping centre during these times on Friday 14th, be sure to give them a wave (and a donation!). We will keep you posted about how they get on.

PA AGM

Reminder!

The AGM of the Parent Association will take place in the school on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 7.30pm. All welcome.

GAA Fun for All.

Our Senior Infants have been having lots of fun practising their football and camogie skills over the last number of weeks in their After School Club on Tuesdays with GAA Coach, Barry. For their last session, they boarded a double decker bus and headed down to Russell Park bringing some of  their parents and grandparents with them. They played lots of games and proudly showed their parents and grandparents  the new skills they had learned. They even persuaded the adults to join in  with them! Back inside the clubhouse they enjoyed having their photos taken with The Sam Maguire Trophy. Many thanks to Barry and Willie from St. Brigid’s and Niall from Dublin County Board for organising a most enjoyable afternoon.