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Keep up to date with all the latest news happening in our school. Don't forget to visit the classes section on this website for news and photos of each class.

7 November 2018: Used Clothes Collection on 16 November
If you are tidying out your presses and making more space, please consider donating your unwanted items to our Used Clothes Collection. The collection will take place on Friday 16 November. Please have all items, tied plastic bags, in the school before 9.30 am.

You can donate all your clean, unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, bags, soft toys, and household textiles i.e. curtains, towels, and bed linen. Wearable clothes will be recycled and re-used and other items will be recycled for items, such as, industrial wipes or soundproofing. The following will not be collected: laptops, mobile phones, mats, duvets, pillows, carpets, dirty/wet clothing, and books. Thank you for your support and taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.

 

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5 November 2018: Bring Happiness with Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Traditionally in Ireland, many children receive presents from their Grandparents, Godparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. In many countries families are too poor to give presents to their relations. Imagine the smiling face of a young boy or girl in Africa or Eastern Europe as he/she receives a Christmas box filled with small gifts and treats? Last year we all donated 154 boxes for the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal.

Please support this very worthwhile initiative again this year and bring happiness to poor children at Christmas. Have a look on www.teamhope.ie for ideas on what to include and what not to include. Boxes need to be returned before 12 November. Please enclose €4 with each box.
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25 October 2018: Halloween Disco Cancelled Due to Football Finals
Unfortunately, the boys' and girls' Football final does have an impact on our yearly Halloween Disco. Therefore, the decision has been made to postpone this event to a later date and have a disco or similar celebration at another time during the year.

25 October 2018: Girls and Boys Football Teams in Cumann na mBunscol Final
We are delighted that our school's girls and boys Football teams are both playing the Cumann na mBunscol final on Thursday 25 October, held at Netwatch Training Centre in Fenagh. The girl's final starts at 6pm, the boy's final at 6.50pm. Players should arrive 30 minutes before their start time. This is a brilliant achievement and we hope many of you will be there to support both teams.

24 October 2018 at 6pm: Help Needed with Good Luck Signs for Football Finals
The Parent's Council is planning to paint a few good luck signs for the Cumann na mBunscol finals. If anyone is free to call in to St. Brigid’s Hall on Wednesday 24 October at 6pm and help out, it would be greatly appreciated.

10 October 2018: Girls GAA team play semi-final on 17 October
The girls football team is through to the Cumann na mBunscol semi-final after winning their match against Educate Together Carlow. They will be playing in the Ballinkillen GAA pitch on 17 October at 1pm.

1 October 2018: New! Art Club as After School Activity
Ms. O' Brien and Ms. Kehoe have introduced an Art Club for the first time, divided in a Junior Art Club and a Senior Art Club. Each week the children will get to experience different aspects of Art, from clay construction to painting, drawing, using pastels, and more. All materials are provided. The Art Club runs for 6 weeks.
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1 October 2018: Just a Few Reminders

  • Board of Management stress that morning supervision of schoolyard is only provided from 9.10 - 9.20am. Children should not be on the premises before this time as there is no supervision.
  • Please do not park in the area in front of the school as it is needed for buses and taxis.
  • Due to serious allergies please do not include fish, eggs, kiwi, nuts, ground almonds and pulses such as peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc. in lunchboxes. Please check that these items are not included in other foods – mayonnaise, hummus, etc.
  • Unfortunately, headlice can always be a problem in school. Please check your child's hair weekly and if your child has headlice please inform us so we can urge all families to check hair.
  • Pupils who wear astro-turf runners to school are asked to bring a change of footwear as these runners bring in a huge amount of dirt and carpets are being ruined. A box will be provided to store shoes. Any light shoes/runners will be suitable for classroom wear.
  • Don't forget to keep an eye on the school calendar for upcoming events and holidays.
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30 September 2018: U13 Boys and U11 Boys and Girls Football Team win County Final
On Sunday 23 September at 10am the U11 boys and girls Clonegal/Kildavin Football team won their county final in Netwatch, Cullen Park. Mrs. Gallagher watched them beat Ballon. We celebrated in school with no homework. On Saturday 30 September the U13 boys Clonegal/Kildavin Football team played their county final at Netwatch Park against Mt. Leinster Rangers and won. Between now and Haloween Mr. Townsend and Mrs. Gallagher will coach the boys and girls at lunchtime on Mondays and Thursdays.
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26 September 2018: Recognition Night for Pride of Place 2018
To celebrate and acknowledge the efforts and work undertaken by the our community in preparation of the Pride of Place Competition 2018, a Recognition Night took place on Wednesday 26 September at 7.30pm in Carlow Town Hall Chamber. Mrs. Redmond and Mrs. Rooney, along with some pupils, were presented with a Pride of Place Recognition Cert.

 

26 September 2018: Primary School Cross Country Event
St. Laurence O'Toole Athlectic Club is hosting their Primary Schools Cross Country event again this year to help increase participation in physical activity and sport in County Carlow. Cross Country races will be held on Wednesday 26 September from 10am in Carlow Hurling Club Grounds for pupils from 4th to 6th class who signed up.
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25 September 2018: Prize Giving Ceremony Tullow Show Competition 2018
This year we have 18 winners in the Schools section of the Tullow Show Competition. Our school also won the trophy for Best Large School! The Prize Giving ceremony will take place on Tuesday 25 September in Tullow Community School at 7pm. We ask that all winners wear their school uniform, not their track suit. Parents are invited to attend with their children. Well done to everyone involved!
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17 September 2018: Senior Boys GAA team win first GAA match
Congratulations to the Senior Boys GAA team who won their first Cumann na mBunscol GAA match against Myshall on Monday 17 September.
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September 2018: GAA 5 Star Centre / Initiative
We are looking to be accredited as a GAA 5 Star Centre. It is awarded to National Schools that undertake to deliver a programme of Gaelic Games that is age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of children within the school. It is well underway now with coach Seamus Comerford assisting the teachers weekly.
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4 September 2018: 10 Weeks of Swimming Lessons starting
Due to the large numbers of pupils on roll, we have organized two swimming sessions in Graiguecullen Pool this year. As the pool is heavily booked from year to year, we have had to accept random dates and times for the second session. We decided to go with Graiguecullen Pool for these sessions as they teach the PAWS Programme and children receive certification. It is essential that two parents are available to travel each swimming day as assistance is required and we also need two adults in each dressing room. Parents need to be Garda vetted – forms are available in the office. Swimming will be cancelled if we don’t have two parents on any particular day. We depend on your generosity to volunteer to assist with the swimming each week.
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September 2018: Beginning of the Year Newsletter
It is a privilege to introduce myself as the new principal in St. Brigid’s National School. I look forward to getting to know you individually and I thank all who have made me feel so welcome in the school already. I am delighted to be working in St. Brigid’s National School. I firmly believe in the importance of the partnership between school, home and the community and I am confident with your support St. Brigid’s school will continue to be a special place for our children to grow and learn. Mary Gallagher.
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September 2018: Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all! Hopefully you have had a lovely and warm summer break and are now ready for our new school year. A special welcome to our eight new Junior Infants. We hope they and their families will be very happy with us!

 

September 2018: Summer Reading Challenge
Congratulations to the pupils who completed or participated in the Summer Reading Challenge in the local libraries. Please encourage your children to read as it is really important for their education, enjoyment and general living. Those who completed it through Bunclody Library received their certs in the school. Well done to all!

 

August 2018: Bank of Ireland Enterprise Visits School for Nationwide Competition
The Bank of Ireland Enterprise section visited our school on 23 August 2018. The main purpose of the visit was to see how the school interacts with the community. They had a particular interest in the ASD Units and how they facilitate our local community. Moreover, they received a presentation on the Junior Entrepreneur Award project from Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Warren. As this is a nationwide competition, results will follow in the coming months. Well done to all involved; they were well impressed!

 

July 2018: Pride of Place Judges Visit our School

On 26 july three Pride of Place judges visited our school. The pupils showed the judges our rockery, pond, Bug hotel, vegetable garden and flower boxes. They looked at six class' projects on the history of Clonegal. They also looked at our Awards Hall and they listened to the pupils playing guitar and also looked at our website in detail. The results will follow on 17 November 2018. Stay tuned!

Archive
You can read the Newsflash articles of the following school years:
2017-2018
2016-2017

2015-2016


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