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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!

Christmas Holidays

School will close at 12 noon on Friday 21st December for the Christmas holidays.

School will re-open on Monday 7th January at 8.50 for the new term.

Happy Christmas to all from the staff of Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní).

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.



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


Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff,

Many of you may be aware that the Church Carpark is under renovation by the Parish. There is extensive work taking place. The Parish informs us that the work will not be completed in time for the return to school on Thursday 30th August at 8.50am and that it may not be finished until later in September.

As a result of the works, there will be no access to either of the Church Carparks for the foreseeable future for either cars or pedestrians. This means that all access to the schools will have to be on foot through the EXIT GATE onto Castleknock Rd., (opposite The Bell pub).There will be no access to the school campus, for cars, between the hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm from Thursday, 30thAugust until further notice. Staff cars ONLY will be given access to the campus via the usual EXIT gate. Pedestrians will enter and leave the campus via the pedestrian side of the EXIT gate as above.

It would be advisable for parents to walk their children through their new route to school before they return to school on Thursday and perhaps to allow some extra time for the journey. Revising the Rules of the Road and reminding children to be vigilant are very important too.

While it is most unfortunate that the renovation works are not yet finished, it is important to remember that ultimately, access to the school will be easier and safer for the children as there will be a safe walkway incorporated into the Church Carpark for them.

The Parish will keep us updated on the progress of the renovation project and we will pass on information to you as soon as we have it. In the meantime, please let us all take care of our children and observe these new arrangements for as long as they need to be in place.

Siobhán Kirwan-Keane  Principal, Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní)

Séamus Sullivan        Principal, Scoil Bhríde (Buachaillí)

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