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Library membership

We are very fortunate to have Blanchardstown Library on our doorstep.

It is the largest library in Ireland and everyone who lives in Dublin 15 (Fingal Co. Co. area) can apply for membership.

It is now possible to join the library online.

Just go to and use the drop down menu for Community and Leisure.

This is a fantastic resource for both adults and children. 


Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent-teacher meetings will take place on the week beginning Monday 13th November. The main day for Parent-Teacher meetings will be Wednesday, 15th November 2017 between 2.40pm and 5.45pm.  It will not be possible for teachers to meet with the parents of every child in the class on that particular day and this day may not suit every parent. Therefore, each individual class teacher will arrange a mutually convenient day and time slot to meet with you to discuss your daughter’s progress at school. These meetings are of great significance for teacher, parent and, most importantly, for your child. It is very important for your daughter that she sees you making the effort to come to the Parent-Teacher meeting. In this way, she knows that home and school are working together for her benefit. If you cannot attend at the proposed time or date for the meeting, please let the teacher know as soon as possible and another arrangement can be made for a meeting at a different time. 


Scoil Bhríde Cailíní Time Capsule

September 2017 was our fifth September in our lovely new school. To mark this all the children in Scoil Bhríde Cailíní got involved in a time capsule project.

Each child from 1st class to 6th class contributed a piece of writing to be buried in the time capsule. Children wrote on a variety of themes – their own lives, predictions for the future, new inventions, all about 2017, the history of the school and many others. Even the Junior and Senior infants drew pictures and made hand prints to be included in the capsule.

These stories and samples of art were compiled by Mrs. Kearney and placed in a waterproof container. The container was buried on the school grounds on Thursday 28th October.

The time capsule will remain buried for 20 years and will be dug up in September 2037. I wonder how many of our predictions and inventions will come to pass?

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Graffiti Classics

Every child in the school thoroughly enjoyed the visit on Monday of Graffiti Classics!

The musicians played, sang and danced their way through a really wonderful concert.

The children clapped along and had great fun!

Click on the links below and join in the fun!


Joseph Driessen Seminar

A very successful seminar took place today in Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) for parents of children attending both Scoil Bhríde schools. Many thanks to Dublin West Education Centre, who facilitated Joseph Driessen’s visit to the school. Joseph spoke to parents about various useful strategies they might use to help their children to lead happy, successful lives at school and on into the future. He was very generous with his time and was quite happy to answer individual parents at the end of his presentation.

He gave us all food for thought: 

Joseph highlighted the importance of a structured household where routines are maintained. He also stressed the importance of good nutrition and, in particular, a good breakfast which sets a child up for the day. Value on learning and support for children as they learn were also mentioned by him as being of great importance in a child’s life. 

Some parents asked for a printout of his presentation. This will be available to parents over the next few days. Joseph has also written some very good parenting books. These are available in bookshops and online. Many parents have found these to be useful guides at the various different stages of their children’s development. 


Dublin Footballers

Congratulations to the Dublin Ladies Football team, winners of the All Ireland Ladies Football Championship. In particular, we’d like to congratulate two of our former Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) girls – Leah Caffrey and Elaine Kelly – who are both involved with the Dublin Ladies Football Team. We are very proud of our connection with the team and wish them even more successes in the future. Hopefully, our former footballers will inspire a new generation of girls interested in football and we’ll get to fly the Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) – and the Dublin – flags into the future. 


Dates for the Diary

Children in Sixth Class will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, 28th February 2018 at 11.00am.

Children in Second Class will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, 28th April 2018 at 11.00am.


School Calendar

All children received a copy of this year’s calendar today.

It’s useful to hang it up in the kitchen for easy access!

If you lose your copy of the calendar, it is also available on the website on the Parent’s Page. 


The Big Return!

A big ‘Welcome Back’ to the whole Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) community. We extend a special welcome to all our new girls  – and teachers – and in particular to our Junior Infants.

Keep an eye on our website for all the latest news as it happens. We’ll be adding to all the categories as the year goes on. 

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