Scoil Bhríde (Cailíní) have worked in partnership with the following groups:
Our most important partnership is our Active School Committee! The committee is made up of two students from each class from First to Sixth. They meet most Wednesdays and ensure that everyone is fully up to date with whats happening.
- St. Brigid’s GAA Club
We are very lucky to have always had a very good connection with our local GAA Club, St. Brigids. Barry, GPO for St. Brigid’s , comes in to us every week. He has coached all classes from 1st to 4th in the skills of Gaelic Football during the year. Barry came in on Thursday during Active School Week . Junior and Senior Infants had the opportunity to learn some new skills and had lots of fun in the process. In May and June, Junior and Senior Infants will continue to develop their camogie and football skills with Barry on Wednesday mornings.
We are also grateful to volunteer coaches Willie and Mick from St. Brigid’s for coming in to us during Active School Week and coaching third and fourth class girls . Willie and Mick have been coming in on Tuesdays at lunchtime during the year and helping girls from 4TH -6TH improve their camogie skills along with Mr. Devlin and Mr. Maguire. We hope many of these girls will represent Scoil Bhríde in competitive and challenge games in the coming years. We hope also that some more girls will join St. Brigid’s Club and continue to develop as great camogie and football players, following in the footsteps of many of our past pupils.
- Leinster Rugby
We were very lucky to have Leinster Rugby Coach, Jonny come in and coach our 5th and 6th Classs girls for a number of sessions back in March. They really enjoyed learning how to play tag rugby. We were delighted when Jonny agreed to come in on Wednesday of Active School Week and the girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes all had the opportunity to learn and practise their rugby skills. They had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed playing rugby.
- Coolmine Swimming Pool
All of our classes from 2nd to 6th classes attend swimming lessons for a 7 week term each year. Huge progress is made by all the girls during those seven weeks and they really enjoy themselves while learning a very important life skill.
Tom, Assistant Manager in Coolmine, came and spoke to the girls in 2nd and 3rd class during Active School Week about the importance of swimming and water safety.
- Tennis Ireland
Olwyn O’Toole from Tennis Ireland came out to us on Tuesday of our Active School Week, along with a number of coaches from Castleknock Tennis Club. Every child in the school from Junior Infants to Sixth Class had the opportunity to practise their tennis skills and learn lots of new skills too in a fun filled session with the tennis experts. We have downloaded the lessons from the Tennis Ireland website and they are a very useful resource for the teachers to refer to. We plan to keep in contact with our local tennis club now and hopefully some of our girls will join up some day.
- Laya Healthcare-Super Troopers
- Irish Heart Foundation-Let’s Get Active
- Operation Transformation 10@10
- Byrne School of Irish DancingRachel , Irish Dancing teacher teaches dancing after school in our school hall every Wednesday. She came in on Wednesday of Active School Week and taught 3rd Class girls a selection of Irish Dances.
Fingal County Council
For the last number of years we have taken part in the Cross Country Athletics Competition organised by Fingal Co. Council. This year we had a very large number of girls from 3rd -6th class taking part and they really enjoyed their trips to Porterstown Park and Santry Stadium.
We have also taken part in the Sports Conditioning lessons organised by Fingal in recent years and some CPD sessions arranged by coaches Owen and Stephen. We plan to organise some further sessions for both pupils and teachers next year.