Reminders

Have a fabulous midterm break! Stay at home, stay safe and enjoy the time off!

Halloween fun and games to try at home! 

 


 

Please read the following letter from from the acting chief medical officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn.

Open Letter ACMO to Parents English

Please click on the following pdf for advice from the HSE for Parents regarding Symptoms to look out for and when to contact your GP.

Information from HSE for parents

Please click on the pdf link for a message from the Minister for Education, Ms. Norma Foley, for parents

Letter from Minister Foley to schools

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

Trees by Joyce Kilmer. 

 


 

26 – 05 – 2020….Collection of childrens’ books with some of our staff social distancing in the school car park!  

 

 

 


 

What was on Scoil Bhríde’s walls when the school closed on March 13th? 

See can you spot your art, classroom, corridor! We can’t wait to fill the walls again.

 


 

 

Can you find the three words?? Send your answers to your teacher on SeeSaw! 

 


 

A nice way to explain the different phases to children. 

 


 

Cork County Council through its Library and Arts Service and its Creative Ireland Culture Team, invites you to take part in our LEGO STEAMathon which commences online during the week of 11th May 2020.

Each week staff post two short video clips on how to make an easy LEGO model based on a STEAM related theme, starting with science. You can choose to make the models suggested or perhaps your very own. Be as creative as you want!

Please send on photos of your models each week to localstudieslibrary@corkcoco.ie.  

All will be revealed online at www.corkcoco.ie on Cruinniú na nÓg, Saturday, June 13th, 2020.

Simply log on to www.facebook.com/corkcocolibrary every Saturday to find out what each week’s theme is and get building!

 



J.K Rowling has released a new children’s book called ‘The Ickabog.’ It is available, chapter by chapter, for free on the following website. The website also contains information about a drawing competition where some of our budding artists might like to illustrate the book before its release in the Autumn. 

https://www.theickabog.com/home/ 


This would be a lovely project while the weather is nice. The following pdf contains all the information you need.

Garden-Wildlife-Booklet-WEB-17MB

 


 

If we were in school ‘Queen of the May’ would be heard at assembly and in the corridors, a firm favourite with pupils and staff.

Why not sing along at home!  

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland and hillside and dale;
Our full hearts are swelling, Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale!

Chorus:
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today!
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.

Their lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee,
Oh, grant that thy children on earth be as true.
As long as the bowers are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.

Sing gaily in chorus, the bright angels o’er us
Re-echo the strains we begin upon earth;
Their harps are repeating the notes of our greeting,
For Mary herself is the cause of our mirth. 

 

  

 


Reading aloud is very important for fluency. Why not try with this funny Ken Nesbitt poem! You could record yourself reading and upload it to Seesaw. 

I Let My Sister Cut My Hair

I had to get a haircut,
It was looking much too long.
I let my sister cut it,
I mean, what could she do wrong?

She clipped some bald spots here and there,
She whacked the sides a little,
And then she shaved a three-inch stripe
directly down the middle.

She chopped some sections super short,
left others long and wild,
then shaved one eyebrow off before
she looked at me and smiled.

I don’t think that I’ll let her
give me haircuts anymore.
Or maybe I’ll just wait a while;
at least until she’s four.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

 


 

Congratulations to Callie in Ms Pender’s 5th class who won an Egg/Stone painting competition run by Merck. I think we can all agree that her winning stone is absolutely beautiful!  Maith thú Callie!

 


Internet safety in your home is very important now that we are online a lot more. The following document is a good guide for keeping your family safe online.

Managing Online Safety in the Home (2)  

 


 


The Food Dudes initiative was always a great success in Scoil Bhríde with our pupils tasting lots of fruit and vegetables and winning certificates and prizes for trying out new foods. School might be closed but you can experience Food Dudes fun in your home! There are games, worksheets and videos for parents to download for primary school children of all ages to make learning about fruit, vegetables and healthy eating fun.

Each week new resources, in Irish and English, will be added. 

https://www.fooddudes.ie/food-dudes-fun-at-home/

 

 


 

For any pupil who is feeling a little anxious or worried, the following link will take you to this free picture book.

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 


 

 

Today, the 26th of April, is the anniversary of Nano Nagle’s death. Nano  Nagle was the founder of the Presentation Sisters. We ask Nano for inspiration and peace during these times.

We can all sing Nano’s song ‘Who will light the lantern?’ at home today.

                         Who will light the Lantern?

 
There was a time, such a time when hearts were hurting,
Longing to find some peace of mind, find an open door.
I knew a time, such a time when hearts kept searching,
Trying to see through darkness to free, a heart without its soul.

Chorus:
Who will light the lantern and keep it burning bright?
Who will search the darkness where shadows seek the light?
Who will find the courage to sing a different song?
Who will light the lantern and go one step beyond?

We knew a place, such a place in the future,
Where someone is lost, always a cost with uncertainties.
We know a space such a space in our future,
Where love heals the pain, love lights the flame
through the nights of years. Repeat Chorus

 


 

Seesaw is a digital portfolio tool which allows pupils to store their work in an online space and gain feedback from their teacher. It can be used on a computer (PC) or tablet. It effectively enables teachers to set tasks or assignments and include instructions or templates for students to use at home.

We hope to have the ‘seesaw’  app up and running for our pupils soon. The following pdf is a concise explanation for parents on how to use the app and what to expect!  

Seesaw-Explained-for-parents 

Family Guide


 

A reminder of how to access school books online plus a word document showing you where each sign in is online

Sign in for Text Books

 

https://www.folensonline.ie

  1. Click register
  2. select Teacher
  3. Fill in any username, email and password
  4. For ‘roll number’ use the code PRIM20

 

https://my.cjfallon.ie/

  1. Click ‘Student Resources’
  2. Filter to the year group and book title you require
  3. make sure ‘Online Book’ is selected under resources

 

https://www.edcolearning.ie/ 

  1. Click ‘Log in’
  2. Username – primaryedcobooks
  3. Password – edco2020

 

https://www.growinlove.ie/en/

  1. Email username: trial@growinlove.ie
  2. Password:growinlove

 


 

The BBC have launched a new virtual learning programme called ‘Bitesize Daily.’ Sir David Attenborough is teaching about geography and wildlife including animal behaviours and the world’s oceans. The website can be accessed by clicking on this link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  

 


Click on this link for the printable version to play garden birds bingo! Keep count of how many you see or take a picture to show teacher.

http://botanicgardens.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Garden-Bird-Bingo_print.pdf 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

East Cork’s Sherpa Kids have put together an activity pack with ideas to keep children active  and busy over the Easter holidays. You can access these ideas by clicking on the link below.

Sherpa Kids East Cork Easter Activities 2020

 


There are some lovely Easter themed Science experiments, like those shown above, to be found on the following website.

https://www.science-sparks.com/the-best-easter-science-for-kids/

 


 

An Post and Children’s Books Ireland  have created an ‘ImagineNation’ pack full of printable activities for all ages to complete.

ImagineNation 


More printable pages to keep everyone busy!

_archivetempmylockdownlibrary.pdf

2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets 


Who loves the Gruffalo?  Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the corona virus and the measures taken to control it.

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/ 


An Easter Quiz from the people at RTE Junior. There will be a new quiz every Friday!

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/podcasts/21748670

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/html5/#/podcasts/21744904    

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

These videos teach us all about Easter and Holy Week.

 

 

 

 

Some beautiful hymns connected to Easter

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Some Art and Craft ideas for you to try over Easter!

Sock Bunnies!

To make a ‘Sock Bunny’ you will need:

  • a small sock
  • old material
  • large pom-pom or cotton wool
  • googly eyes or a marker to draw them on
  • ribbon
  • rice
  • rubber bands

Step one:

Fill your sock with about a cup of rice, depending on the size of your sock. Tie clear rubber bands twice to create a head, one on the neck and one on top of the head.

Step two

Cut a contrasting piece of material to create a “belly” for the bunny, glue onto sock.

Step three

Glue on the eyes (if you don’t have googly eyes then draw them on), teeth (a tiny square piece of material cut down the middle that resembles teeth), pom pom/cotton wool on the back, and a nose (small rounded triangle piece of material).

Step four

Tie a bow around the sock bunny.

Cut the top of the sock in half to create ears on the sock bunny. Snip off the corners to make the ears slightly rounded.

 

Salt Dough Easter Eggs

You will need:

  • flour, salt, water
  • rolling pin
  • straw/pencil
  • baking paper
  • paint
  • ribbon

To make the Salt Dough:

Mix up 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup water. Stir together all three ingredients until a dough forms. Kneading the dough a couple times can help make it smoother. Roll it out and cut out your egg shape. Make a hole at the top with a straw/pencil so you can hang the ornament.

Place the salt dough Easter eggs on the baking paper and bake at 120C for 2 hours. Once the shapes are baked, dried and thoroughly cooled, it’s painting time! Once the paint has dried add polka dots or lines of decorations to the eggs using markers or paint pens. Loop ribbon through the holes and hang.

 

 An Easter Wreath that you can hang on your door for your neighbours to see.

  • Paper plate
  • coloured paper 
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the inner portion from the paper plate, so that your have the outer portion intact.
  • Design your eggs onto a page and cut them out.
  • Glue the eggs onto the back of the paper plate wreath.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon, make a bow and attach to the front of the wreath.
  • Cut another piece of ribbon, form a loop and attach to the back of the wreath.
  • Hang and enjoy for Easter. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Easter Egg Rocky Road

Ingredients:

  • 225g dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 100g unsalted butter cubed
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 100g rich tea biscuits
  • 50g mini marshmallows
  • 200g chocolate mini eggs

Method:

  1. Line a 20 x 30cm tin with 2 sheets of clingfilm. Put the chocolate and butter in a large bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water and melt until smooth and glossy.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder and golden syrup. Mix together until fully combined and leave to cool at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  3. Put the biscuits in a freezer bag and use a rolling pin to break them up. Stir into the cooled chocolate with the marshmallows and 150g of mini eggs.
  4. Pour the mix into the tin and down until even. Scatter over the remaining mini eggs and leave to set in the fridge for one hour.
  5. Remove from the tin and cut into bars to serve! 

Chocolate Brownies.

  • 375g dark chocolate
  • 375g butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 225g plain flour
  • 250g chocolate chips
  • mini chocolate eggs to decorate
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease and line with baking paper a 33x23cm tin.
  2. Melt together the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Leave to cool until room temperature.
  3. Beat together the eggs, caster sugar and vanillar extract. Add to the chocolate. Fold in the flour and chocolate chips. 
  4. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until just set. It will continue to cook once it is removed from the oven.
  5. Decorate with your Easter mini eggs and serve!  

 


 
 
 

 


 
If you are aged between five and twelve, KidzZone at The Echo would like you to write a story titled
‘What I love about Cork.’ There will be prizes for the winning entries. The deadline is 23-04-2020.
 
GUIDELINES:
• Aged 6-8 (150 words max)
• Aged 8-10 (300 words max)
• Aged 10+ (500 to 700 words max)
 

To enter please send the information below to kidzzone@theecho.ie

-your name
-where you live
-your age
-where you go to school
-a picture of yourself
-contact details for a parent or guardian
-your story, poem or letter

 


Card games are a lovely past-time for all the family. The following website has some ideas for new and old games!

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/activities/indoor-play/snap-12-classic-card-games-to-teach-the-kids/image-gallery/680ef359d9fc3b3a6c4031132b55d06e 

 


 

The ‘Seomra Ranga’ website has a ‘stay at home’ general knowledge quiz everyday. They upload a new one daily and if you enter you could win €20!! 

https://www.seomraranga.com/2020/03/stay-at-home-quiz-6/    

 


 

Take out your atlas and see can you work these out!


 


 

These are some nice art competitions happening at the moment.  

Design your own socks and you might get the design printed on socks for all your class!

https://irishsocksciety.com/kidsdesign/  

Toyota Ireland are asking young artists to draw, paint or build their vision based on a theme that will be announced each Monday at 10am (Beginning on Monday March 30th and running for 4 weeks). The deadline is 12pm each Friday! This weeks theme is ‘Family and Friends.’

https://www.toyota.ie/world-of-toyota/Build-a-Better-World-Art-Competition.json 

The O’Brien Press announced their 2020 ‘Design a Cover Competition’ with Children’s Books Ireland. Closing date is May 1st. 

https://www.obrien.ie/design-a-cover-competition  

Design your own PENNI teddy for Temple street and University College, Dublin.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15xZQp8JJ1_SKZtzSdSAamGkcRTxpQiF7cWNsWlBoD74/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0YwqmEKThmebXcfICDbWRlvJNxfSs7LuQ-f5Hjj7XzftHgnfftKOAzNfE&edit_requested=true  

 



The following websites might be useful for any pupils needing a little extra support.

https://inclusiveteach.com/2020/03/20/150-sensory-learning-ideas/  

https://m.facebook.com/story.php? story_fbid=2926280514146234&id=556096697831306&__tn__=%2As-R 

Apps-for-supporting-Students-with-Autism   

https://nursedottybooks.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/dave-the-dog-coronavirus-1-1.pdf

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 


 

It is TECH WEEK! Following social distancing guidelines put in place due to Covid -19, all Tech Week activities have been designed to ensure that students are able to participate fully at home or online with friends ensuring their safety and overall well being. You can learn all about Tech Week 2020 and get involved by clicking on the link below.

https://www.techweek.ie/organisers/primary/ 

 


 

 

 


 


 

An activity for all the family! Where will you go and what will you do…….

 


 


Dublin Zoo and Edinburgh Zoo have live webcams! You can look at all the lovely animals. Feeding time is approximately 2.00-2.30pm.

The links are as follows; 

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/ 

 


#RTEHomeSchool launches on Monday, March 30th. It is a daily, scheduled virtual classroom for all primary school children. Watch it weekdays on RTÉ2 from 11am, anytime on the RTÉ Player and get all the resources at https://www.rte.ie/learn/ 

 


“On the Banks of my own lovely Lee”

Build your own mini Cork! Jason O Gorman has made some of Cork’s landmarks available for you to print/draw, colour and cut out. You can build your own county!

Why not pretend to be a tour guide for these landmarks by researching what you can do and see there and presenting to your family. You could also design a brochure encouraging everyone to visit Cork!  The following website has the images you might need. 

https://www.jasonogorman.ie/mini-cork

 


Typing is a very useful skill to have and a fun activity to do. The following websites will help your child learn this valuable skill.

https://www.typing.com/student/lessons  

https://rapidtyping.com/typing-instructions.html 

 


 

Remember that physical activity is very important – Let’s aim for 30-60 minutes daily.

 

 


 

Popular children’s author David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days. Click on the following link to access this lovely resource.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 


The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) have compiled some practical tips and tricks on home-based learning during the current school closure. Please follow the link below.

https://www.into.ie/2020/03/18/tips-and-tricks-home-learning/ 

 


Múinteoir Valerie has some at home activities and lessons for children with ASD. 

https://www.muinteoirvalerie.com/at-home-activities-and-lessons-for-children-with-asd/

 


For all our budding artists, Cork artist for Marvel’s Star Wars and Spider-Man, Will Sliney, is posting a daily challenge to draw on his twitter account. A great skill to develop while you have time!

https://twitter.com/WillSliney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 


 

The following are some nice websites to help your child during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some ways to access school books online

https://www.folensonline.ie

  1. Click register
  2. select Teacher
  3. Fill in any username, email and password
  4. For ‘roll number’ use the code PRIM20

 

https://my.cjfallon.ie/

  1. Click ‘Student Resources’
  2. Filter to the year group and book title you require
  3. make sure ‘Online Book’ is selected under resources

 

https://www.edcolearning.ie/ 

  1. Click ‘Log in’
  2. Username – primaryedcobooks
  3. Password – edco2020

 

https://www.growinlove.ie/en/

  1. Email username: trial@growinlove.ie
  2. Password:growinlove

 

World Book online has made available a collection of all their ebooks and projects. Click on the link below to access this wonderful resource.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome%21 

 

It is now possible to join the library online and use @Borrowbox straight away. 

Go to https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library 

  1. Complete the registration
  2. Set a PIN
  3. You will now be able to log in to Borrowbox with your registration details and pin to download eBooks and audio books. 

 


 Advice from Chief Medical Officer to Parents of School Children regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Please click on the following links:

letter-cmo-to-parents-020320

CMO letter to Parents

The following short video is a nice way of answering some of your child’s questions regarding COVID-19

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

 


We welcomed Ms Ann Foulds to Scoil Bhríde in March. Ann is a schools’ outreach officer and she gave a workshop on ‘Plastic Free 4 Schools’ to senior infants and sixth class. Ann spoke about avoiding single use plastics by replacing your water bottle with a reusable one. She also encouraged us to reduce our waste and maximize recycling. Ann recommended ‘litter-less lunches’ where we could use sandwich bags instead of tinfoil and large tubs of yogurt per household instead of lots of small cartons . The pupils at the workshop are now ambassadors for change in their school, families and communities. It was an interactive, interesting workshop and pupils and staff learned a lot.    

 


We took on the challenge of ‘Engineering Week 2020’ with aplomb in Scoil Bhríde. A big ‘thank you’ to Mrs Pender and her class for coordinating the activities. We met on Monday in the big hall and every class from juniors to sixth was given a challenge to complete by Thursday. We gathered again on Friday in the big hall to watch a Power-point presentation of the challenges completed and the engineering feats accomplished! It was a great week!

  

 


 

Our after-school choir rehearsed for weeks to perform at this years ‘Cór- Fhéile na Scol’ in City Hall. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, the concert was cancelled. While we were disappointed, a pizza party in place of our final rehearsal lifted all our spirits! Well done to all choir members for their hard work and commitment to the choir. 

  

 


Tennis is in the sun was great fun!!

 


Congratulations to our dancers and ballad group singers who recently reached the East Cork final of Scór na bPáistí. The girls were a credit to our school and their families. Maith sibh! 

 

 


 

 

Breithlá shona d’Aoife ó rang a dó! Aoife’s birthday is on the 29th of February. She is our only pupil to have a leap year birthday! Aoife won our Christmas hamper, perhaps her birth date is bringing her luck!

 


 


 

The RSA (Road Safety Authority) visited Scoil Bhríde to teach us about safe road usage as pedestrians, cyclists and car passengers. 

 


 

Please vote for our Fourth class pupil, Clara, on Rising Star Design’s Instagram page. Clara has designed her own dancing dress and if she gets enough votes, the dress will be made for her. You can vote by clicking on Clara’s picture on Instagram, ‘Rising Star Design’.

 

 


 

We celebrated Saint Brigid’s Day with a lovely prayer service from 5th class and our sixth class pupils made St Brigid’s crosses. As Saint Brigid is our patron saint, we make crosses every year but this year was very special! Mrs Murphy received a request for St Brigid’s crosses from Adi Roche, an Irish activist and founder of ‘Chernobyl Children’s Project International.’  Ms Roche was going to Rome for an audience with Pope Francis and because her visit coincided with Saint Brigid’s Day, she wanted to bring him a St Brigid’s cross. Scoil Bhríde to the rescue! We sent ten crosses and a letter penned by some of the girls in 6th class to Rome. Well done to all the girls involved!

 

 


 

 

 

CSW-2020-PRIMARY-FLYER

 

 


 

The Nativity

Some of Mrs O’ O’Keeffe’s students created a beautiful multi-media nativity scene this Christmas. It is on display in the side altar in the Holy Rosary Church in Midleton. Some of our pupils visited it in the lead up to Christmas and they were very impressed by the creativity and talent that went into it. Well done girls! Absolutely beautiful! 

 

 

 


 

Choir

The choir has been very busy this term performing in venues such as the AIB and Day Care Centre in Midleton and Cork airport. They are a pleasure to listen to and their behaviour, enthusiasm and commitment to the choir is outstanding. Maith sibh!  

 

 


 

Christmas Concerts

Congratulations to all pupils and staff who entertained us with Christmas concerts this year.

The talent on display was spectacular and created a lovely Christmas spirit in the school.

 

 

 


 

Christmas Reindeer

 

Well done to our fifth class pupil, Natalia, who created the winning design on the school’s reindeer. Our pupils were invited to sketch a Christmas design onto a 2D reindeer which was then superimposed onto a 3D model. Natalia’s sketch was chosen and she worked very hard with her classmates, and in particular her friends Lucy and Maja, to paint the reindeer and bring him to life. The reindeer is now on display in the town. Well done Natalia!

 


 

Sounds of Christmas

Scoil Bhríde has been a hive of activity as we prepared to record our first CD. Pupils from junior infants to sixth class worked very hard learning a variety of Christmas songs and hymns and their dedication to the project is to be commended. Five staff members travelled to Claycastle recording studio where the instrumental backing tracks were recorded. John and Warren, from Claycastle studios, came to Scoil Bhríde and the children were then recorded. It was a very exciting day, one we hope the pupils will remember for years to come. The Cds are now on sale and the profits will go towards building a running track for the school and community.

Recording the CD

CD soloists

 


 

 


Science week took place in November and classes carried out a variety of Science experiments while 6th class held a Science Fair to showcase a range of experiments. We also took part in Maths week this year and we certainly have some budding scientists and mathematicians in our midst!

 


 

 

Our senior classes have been paired with our infant classes as ‘Tech Buddies’ and it has been a very successful venture. Each older class takes a younger class to the computer room and the children pair up to teach I.T skills. All pupils are enjoying the experience.

 


 


 

Tour our school and meet the staff –  Visit Cuisle, our Centre for Children with Autism –  See some Art and Crafts –  Enjoy the Céilí Dancing – See our new iPads and pay a visit to our Computer Room – Watch Maths Games and Science Experiment-  Complete some activities in the Library – Taste the baking from our Cookery Club – Bain taitneamh as Amhránaíocht agus Dánta Deasa –  Browse through the Art and Photo Displays – Catch our School Band and Pianists – Hear the After-School Choir live on the night –  Take a look at Sherpa, After-School Care.

 


 

A facilitator from ‘Zeeko’ came to Scoil Bhríde this term to educate our pupils on Internet safety, technology and cyber bullying. They provide Internet safety seminars to pupils, staff and parents and we thank the parents who attended on the night. As this is a very prevalent issue in society at the moment, we recognise the need to provide as much education as possible on the subject. 

We also welcomed Garda Crockett from Midleton Garda station who spoke very passionately on the dangers of social media usage and the steps we can take to be safe online. He strongly recommended not having your name as your username in any social media app, to turn off your location and make sure that your photographs do not reveal your location, for example a photo in a school uniform/ gaa jersey.

Garda Crockett’s top tip for parents is to ensure that phones and devices are not allowed in your child’s bedroom, especially by night.

 


 

Our girls did very well recently in the Cry 104 FM Table Quiz. Well done girls!

 


 

We celebrated Tree Day on the 3rd of October. A tree was planted for each year group, from Junior Infants right up to Sixth Class; so eight beautiful new trees in our school grounds in total. We are looking forward to see them flourishing and we are glad to be able to do something to help our environment!

 

Click on this link to find out more about Tree Day

 


 

Well done girls on the results of your ‘Creative Homework’

We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with next month for your ‘Creative Homework’!

 

 


 

Well done to the girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes who took part in the East Cork Cross Country on the 27th of September, in Fr. O’ Neills Sportsfield in Ballymacoda. You all did very well!

 

 

 


 

 

Ms Healy’s 2nd class are having an Active Break each day for 4 weeks. They are having lots of fun and getting fit by dancing to Go Noodle, learning new playground games, running, skipping and lots, lots more!

 

 


 

 

Many of our pupils  entered the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show/Keeling’s competition on Today FM in the hope of winning €10,000 for our school. Thousands of schools entered and only 25 schools were picked to go into the draw for the prize, of which Scoil Bhríde was one. Out of the final 25, 5 schools were chosen to come on air to read their entry and Scoil Bhríde was thrilled to be one of the select few! Tia Wall Wallace, 6th class had her poem picked by the show to read live on air and chat to Ian Dempsey. There was great excitement among pupils and staff all week and the whole school was so proud of Tia for representing our school  so well. Scoil Bhríde didn’t win the overall prize but having being picked from so many schools was a prize in itself. Tia gets a €100 voucher for her efforts from Today FM. Well done Tia!

 

Scoil Bhríde

As I sit and eat my breakfast

I hear the radio squawk

It’s the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

With music, news and talk

Mom has packed my lunch box

With sandwiches of ham

And also Keeling’s strawberries

Which are as nice as jam

My school is called Scoil Bhríde

So near that I can walk

And meet my friends along the way

And talk all kinds of talk

We have a choir and a band

Do dancing sports and art

Though we have many pupils

Each one plays a part

We need to have a running track

Because we like to run

That’s why we need the money

So we can have more fun!

We love our plays and concerts

And do PE without a fuss

So Keelings and Ian Dempsey

Come and visit us!

 

 


 

Fabulous patchwork cushions! Well done girls. They are ‘sew’ good!

 

 


 

Ms Mackessy’s 6th Class girls celebrated Roald Dahl Day on the 13th of Spetember, by dressing up as characters from his books. How many do you recognise?

 

 


August 2019

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

 

  • Fáilte romhaibh ar ais! Welcome back! I hope this new school year will be a very truly wonderful one for you all. I hope you made the most of the sunshine in between the showers!

 

  • A very special welcome to our New Junior Infants. Remember that Junior Infants will finish at 12 noon each day until Monday 16th of September when they will finish at 1.20 p.m. A very special welcome also to all other new pupils to St. Brigid’s! We hope you will settle in very well in and be very happy in Scoil Bhríde!

 

School re-opens on Thursday 29th August. Doors open at 8.20 a.m. and school starts at 8.40 a.m. Please note that there is no supervision of pupils before 8.20 a.m.

 

Reminder:

The beginning of the school year is a time to create good habits! For this reason, I  am asking you to try to ensure that your child:

  • is on time for school
  • is wearing full uniform
  • has a healthy lunch
  • has necessary school books and has homework finished well.
  • is present every day

 

Just a few pointers for the beginning of the school year!

  • Please remember that the traffic system is a one way system, the entrance is by the new building and the exit is nearer the old building.
  • Please be aware of where you are parking and I am appealing to you not to park on the pedestrian crossings within the school grounds.

Road Safety:

  • Please encourage your child/children to use the pedestrian crossing. We will do the same at school.

 

Morning Routine:

  • Pupils in Junior & Senior Infants go directly to their classrooms in the Junior School (after 8.20 a.m.).
  • Pupils from 1st to 6th Class inclusive (Senior School Pupils) bring their school bags to their classrooms before going out onto the yard.
  • If it is raining pupils go directly to the big hall. Assembly which will take place in the hall, or outdoors if the weather permits, begins at 8.40 a.m.

 

Replacement of Windows in the Junior building:

  • As I mentioned previously, we were successful in securing funding for the replacement of windows in the Junior School building. As you will see, unfortunately, this hasn’t happened! The grant provided wasn’t sufficient for the replacement of all the windows so we had to apply to the Department of Education for additional funding. Luckily, we received sanction for the additional funding recently and works will begin as soon as possible.
  • This work will need to be completed within a set timeframe so we will be going ahead with the project during the school term which is less than ideal, however we have had other building projects taking place while school went on in the past i.e. the ramps and the toilets in the hall and the replacement of the roof windows also.
  • It will really only concern the pupils in the Junior School, and I will be letting you know when your child’s/children’s class/classrooms will need to be vacated and the pupils relocated.
  • We will be depending on you for your support and vigilance during this time and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by the ongoing work.
  • I will be in touch with you when I have more details and in particular at the time when the windows will be replaced in your child’s class.

 

Please see details of teachers, classes and classrooms by clicking on the link below.

 

Teachers and their Classes 2019 – 2020

 

With every good wish and God’s blessing for the coming year!

Sile Uí Mhurchú,                                                                                                                           

Principal

 


 


 

Cuisle Room 1 Fota 6th June
Cuisle Room 2 Airtastic 23rd May
Cuisle Room 3 Tír na Sí 14th June
Cuisle Room 4 Airtastic 23rd May
Junior Infants Leahy’s Farm 12th June
Senior Infants Rumley’s farm 13th June
1st Class Youghal 11th June
2nd Class Cork City Gaol & South Presentation Convent – Nano Nagle Tour 12th June
3rd Class Cuskinny, Cobh 18th June
4th Class Mardyke Arena 7th June
5th Class Lifetime Lab, Cork City Goal & Planet Bowling 10th June

 

 


 

 

Active School Week was held for the week 27th to 31st of May at Scoil Bhríde. The boys and girls participated in many activities, including orienteering, basketball, obstacle courses, races, tennis with our tennis coach Michael Russell, dance with Billie Jean from RDC and much, much more. The children had great fun being outdoors and active for such a large portion of the week. Let’s keep it up now that the weather is getting better and the evenings are longer. During Active School Week we all saw the great benefits that are derived from healthy, active outdoor fun! Take a look at our photos and video clips below.

 

 

Take a look at a couple of video clips of some of our 4th class girls playing tennis. Michael Russell was our tennis coach for Active School Week. Next stop …. Wimbledon!

 

 

Dancing with Billie Jean was great fun for both the children and their teachers. Take a look at some of the dance routines we learned in the clips below!

 

 

 

Parachute Fun with 3rd Class

 

 

 


 

 

Scoil Bhríde are delighted to announce that we have been awarded  an SFI Discover Science and Maths Award for the 2018/2019 academic year. Some of the feedback we received from the Primary Maths and Science team was as follows – A wide range and variety of great STEM work shown ….with very obvious participation and enjoyment for all. Keep up the good work. We are thrilled with this great praise for our efforts.

 

 


 

 

Congratulations to the 6th class girls who won first prize in the 2019 Midleton Arts Festival Poster competition. 

Presenting the cheque!

Well done girls! Fabulous work!

 

 


 

 

Tech Week was a great success in Scoil Bhríde! It took place from the 13th to the 17th of May this year. During the week the pupils in Scoil Bhríde actively engaged with and learned about technology. Great use was made of our new brand new ipads and our recently updated computer lab. The pupils learned many new skills while having lots of fun!

 

 

 


 

Both of our Christmas 2018 fundraisers (the Gingerbread House raffle and 6th Class Carol Singing at Market Green) were very successful, raising €800 in total!! Míle buíochas to everyone who participated in, or made donations towards these fundraisers. Pictured above are representatives from Marymount Hospice receiving a donation of €400. Another €400 was presented to Midleton Hospital.

 

 


 

 

6th Class made some patchwork cushions with Finola.

Well done girls! Colourful and cosy!

 

 


 

 

The annual Parents’ Association Fundraising Gala Concert was held on the 29th of March this year. A wonderful night was had by all. We enjoyed great performances from the Barony Choir, Lornah Morrissey, Comhaltas U’12s and Junior Band, our School Choir, our School Band and our 4th Class pupils, who performed a Mary Poppins medley. A big thanks to everyone who helped to make the night the huge success it was!

 

The School Choir

 

The School Band

 

4th class – Mary Poppins medley

 

 


 

 

Spring is here and the girls from Ist Class were busy during the week getting the garden ready and planting seeds. We look forward to the fresh, crispy vegetables that will be coming our way in just a few months time!

 

 

 


 

 

Our 6th Class girls recently enjoyed an educational trip to Fota Wildlife Park with their teachers. The weather on the day was fabulous which added greatly to the success of the day. Take a look at our photos below to see just some of what the girls experienced on the day.

 


 

Ms Mackessy’s 6th Class created an advertisement for entry to a competition to create a poster/advertisement for Midleton Arts Festival (MAF) 2019. They have been collecting bottle tops for many months and the entry below was designed by Aoibhe Corby and Emma Barrett and turned into this beautiful piece! Wish us luck. Midleton Arts Festival takes place the 17th, 18th and 19th May.

 


 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019 was enjoyed immensely by all the boys and girls at Scoil Bhríde. This year we sang along ‘as Gaeilge’ with John Spillane (see our video clips below), we danced at the Ceilí Mór under the guidance of the talented girls from Sixth Class and their teachers, our knowledge was tested during Tráth na gCéist, we enjoyed the comhrá agus dramaíocht presented by 4th Class and we remembered our patron saint, St. Patrick, at a beautiful prayer service prepared and presented by Ms Mackessy’s 6th class. Overall, it was a wonderful fortnight where lots of active and enjoyable learning took place!

 

Comhrá agus Dramaíocht

 

John Spillane Concert

 

 

 

 

 

Ceilí Mór

 

 

6th Class Prayer Service for Saint Patrick

 

Tráth na gCeist

 


 

  Click on this link:  Safefood Healthy Lunchbox Leaflet   

 

 


 

 

We celebrated World Book Day on the 7th of March this year. The girls (and teachers) in 4th Class had great fun dressing up as characters from their favourite books. See how many you can recognise below!

 


 

 


 

An internet safety message from Joe Kenny – Founder of Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie)

Schools and parents have contacted Zeeko about the “suicide game” the MOMO challenge. 
 
WHAT IS THE MOMO CHALLENGE 
The “Momo challenge” has recently started to appear on social media platforms as a form of cyber-chain letter. Chain letters provide a great deal of shock, or trigger anxiety, which prompts the reader to share the stories/ information or obey the tasks that the chain letters contain. Gardai have issued a warning regarding this “suicide game”.  
Within this game, there is a woman who tells individuals to communicate with her via WhatsApp and other platforms. When contact is made, the woman reportedly asks individuals to perform dangerous tasks, including self-harm. 

HOW CAN WE KEEP CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE – Tips for Parents 

  • ChatBudi : Ensure that your children have a ChatBudi. This is someone over 18 years of age that a child trusts and feels comfortable talking about suspicious online activities.
  • Reassurance : Speak to your children about online dangers and create awareness of the importance to chat about any worries or unusual behaviour that may be happening online.
  • Online Stranger Danger: Ensure that your children only contact people online that they know in the real world.
  • Age Appropriateness: Ensure all internet connected devices are restricted to age suitable content. 

Click on the link below to download a poster with tips to keep your children safe online –  https://zeeko.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Zeeko-Primary-School-Poster.jpg

Feel free to share this message and poster. 

Best Regards 
Joe Kenny 
Zeeko Founder
          

 


 

Cookery Club

Delicious aromas waft from the school kitchen every Tuesday after school during Ms Casey’s Cookery Club. From fish cakes to chocolate brownies, bolognaise to stir-fries, our young chefs certainly enjoy their weekly cookery classes and are also learning great skills that they will carry with them throughout their lives!

 


 

Congratulations to all our girls and teachers who were involved with the  Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland Peace Proms 2019 in Waterford on the 10th of February. A great day out was had by all and our choir did us proud! Well done everyone!

 


 

St. Brigid’s Day

HAPPY ST. BRIGID’S DAY!

We had a wonderful St. Brigid’s Day here in Scoil Bhríde. A big thank you to all the girls who prepared and led the morning prayer service in honour of St. Brigid. Thanks also to the girls from sixth class who made St. Brigid’s crosses for our new pupils this year. 

 


 

Each year, the Wednesday of Catholic Schools Week is designated as the day when the school community celebrates and pays tribute to grandparents and the role they play in handing on the faith to their grandchildren and in supporting the community of faith at home and in the parish. They bring joy to the lives of their grandchildren and in turn grandchildren can bring real joy to them.

 


 

Catholic Schools Week 2019 will run from 27th January to 3rd February 2019. The theme for Catholic Schools Week this year is ‘Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools’. As Irish society changes, it is important that we reflect on the unique contribution of Catholic schools to our collective goal of education. Each Catholic school shares an ethos that is inclusive, welcoming and vibrant. Each school works towards a vision of each student as made in the likeness and image of God (imago Dei). This means that we work towards helping each child, irrespective of background, ethnicity or creed, reach their full potential academically, spiritually and socially. To be in the likeness and image of God means that we have the capacity to truly care for ourselves, each other and the environment around us. The daily themes are as follows: Living Tradition (Monday), Welcoming Diversity (Tuesday), Grandparents Day (Wednesday), In Service of our Community (Thursday) and Supporting Faith (Friday). Further information is available at: www.catholicschools.ie

 

 

 


 

 


 

Please read:  SCHOOL WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT

 


 

 

Christmas Jumper/Dress Up Day in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital,  Crumlin will take place on the day of the holidays, 21st of December. Pupils are asked to contribute €2.

 


 

 

 

We wish to extend a huge thanks to all of you who donated items to our Food and Toiletries Collection this Christmas! Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by so many people!

 

Please donate non-perishable items of food to our Christmas Food Collection. We are asking for toiletries also this year. The collection trolleys are located inside the main door of both the junior and the senior buildings. The items collected will go the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Simon and the East Cork Food Appeal. Thank you for your generosity so far!

 

 

School Band

 

Christmas Carols

 

The Sleepy Shepherd – Senior Infants

 

Carol singing in Market Green

 

 


 

Our After School Choir is rehearsing for the Peace Proms Concert which will take place in Waterford Institute of Technology on Sunday, February 10th. The girls will perform a selection of songs with a live orchestra. We hope it will be a memorable occasion! A reminder to parents that tickets for the show are selling out fast. They can be bought online at www.peaceproms.com.

 


 

Our budding scientists had an interesting and hands on experience during Science Week 2018. Many investigations and experiments took place throughout the school including making lava lamps and hovercrafts, investigating the human body, making electrical circuits and catapults to mention but a few! On Friday the week’s events were wonderfully showcased for the rest of the school, with an exhibition by 6th class pupils of their many exciting experiments- including making articulated hands, building the Eiffel Tower, making gloop, investigating floating and sinking and making rainbows. In addition to our in-school activities, 5th and 6th Class girls represented Scoil Bhríde in the Lifetime Lab Primary School Quiz held at UCC and a great night was had. Well done Amy, Julia, Aisling, Emily, Zuzann and Skye.

 

 


 

Classes from 1st to 6th took part in an in-school handwriting competition this term. We had prizes for the most improved handwriting and the nicest handwriting. In line with the Department of Education guidelines, the children in Scoil Bhríde are taught a cursive style of handwriting and we are very proud of the standard of penmanship in the school. 

 

               HANDWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

 


 

The girls and boys of Scoil Bhríde had fabulous fun this Hallowe’en! Take a look at some of our photos to see how we celebrated Hallowe’en this year!

 


 

                               

St. Brigid’s Draft Mobile Phone Policy

 Introduction and Rationale

The use of phones is now an integral part of the lives of children and young people. While this can be a positive development, many concerns have been identified including some risks associated with the misuse, abuse and possible overuse of these devices and the various associated technologies.

They are also a common source of bullying through messaging and the misuse of social media.

Accordingly, the following procedures have been put in place to ensure minimal and safe usage of mobile phones in St. Brigid’s School.

  • School staff will use the school phone to contact parents when necessary.
  • Parents are asked to call the school phone, 021-4631593, if they wish to get a message to their child(ren)  in the school.
  • The staff sincerely advocates that pupils would only bring a mobile phone to school when considered  absolutely necessary.

Where it is deemed necessary for a mobile phone to be brought to school by a child:

  • written permission from a parent or guardian is required and
  • the parent needs to state that they understand the content of the mobile phone policy as outlined below.                                                                      
  • Mobile phones must be turned off before entering the school grounds.  
  • Phones are given to the class teacher or special education teacher in the morning or later in the day as the need arises (pupils attending learning support in the afternoon).                                             
  • The phones are locked away during the school day. Teachers take no responsibility for damage to or theft of mobile phones. 
  • It is the responsibility of the pupil to retrieve her phone at home time and to place it in her bag before leaving the building.
  • A pupil who keeps her phone and uses it, or whose phone is rung or used to send or receive a text message/social media message or image, during the school day will have her phone confiscated and will not get it back until a parent/guardian collects the phone from the school.
  • Under no circumstances can pupils take photographs or make recordings with their mobile phone in class, during the school day or on the school grounds before or after school.
  • Mobile phones are strictly forbidden on any school trips and outings. Parents are asked to contact the school if they wish to get a message to their child and the school will be able to get in contact with teachers on the trip or outing to pass on any message.
  • The Board of Management is not responsible for any text, photo or social media content sent or received during the school day or if a phone is lost, damaged or stolen.
  • Finally, the school accepts no liability for mobile phones or any consequences of the use of mobile phones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Children and young people need to be guided and supported to become good digital citizens. We strongly encourage parents to use Webwise. Websise provides parents with easy access to practical advice and information to help address their concerns about the various issues facing their children in the online environment. To find the full suite of awareness and education resources please visit www.webwise.ie

 

 

This policy will be reviewed regularly or as necessary 

Signed: _________________________ Date:____________

 

Sr. Anne Coffey,  Chairperson, Board of Management

 

 

 


 

Exciting Times in Cuisle!

Pupils and staff in Cuisle – our Centre for Children with Autism – have had a spring in their step in recent weeks thanks to the brand new floor and wall designs in the corridors. They have been climbing the sunflower steps, leaping from lily pad to lily pad and from log to log, exercising on the number snake and practising their wall presses, sidesteps and lunges with the help of the fabulous colourful designs! A huge thanks to all who made it happen!

 

 


 

 

 

A new Primary Language Curriculum for English and Irish has been developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and is being introduced in all primary schools in Ireland. We would like to draw your attention to some websites that provide materials and enjoyable activities in which parents and their children can engage in order to support literacy. These are: 

www.helpmykidlearn.ie and www.cogg.ie

 

 


 

 

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. 

Types of Scoliosis: 

  • Infantile Scoliosis
  • Juvenile Scoliosis: Affects children between the ages of 4 and 10
  • Adolescent Scoliosis: Affects young people between the ages of 10 and 18
  • Adult Scoliosis

Boys and girls can develop Scoliosis

If Scoliosis is detected early, it may be possible to slow down the progression of the curve by various treatments including Casting and Bracing.

It only takes a few minutes to check your children at home.  The illustration above shows the key points to watch out for. If you have any concerns, please visit your GP.

EARLY DETECTION = BETTER CORRECTION

For further information please visit the website below:

http://www.scoliosis-ireland.ie

 


 

Ms Moynihan’s Junior Infant Class are learning all about hedgehogs in autumn. They enjoyed baking cute hedgehog cookies and really enjoyed eating them afterwards! Yum!

 

 


 

St. Brigid’s marked National Fitness Day 2018 by organising a series of Staff versus Student challenges. These included penalty shoot outs, basket ball hoops, relay races, an obstacle course and sack races! The weather on the day of the event couldn’t have been better, and everyone had a great time. The end result was a draw, 8-8. Well done to all who participated, both staff and students! We are already looking forward to National Fitness Day 2019!

 

 


 

Mrs. Mackessy’s 6th class girls were very busy picking blackberries on their walks recently! They brought them into school and Mrs. Mackessy helped them to make and pot some delicious blackberry jam. Very tasty!

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

Sherpa Kids are now taking new enrolments for the school year 2018/2019. Please click on the link below to access the site for online enrolments.


 

>>>> Sherpa Kids online enrolments

 

 


 

CORK CITY SPORTS

We were extremely proud of our group of talented athletes who represented Scoil Bhríde in this year’s Cork City Sports event in C.I.T. on June 1st. Huge congratulations to our county champions Chidera, who won the under the 13’s race, and Elizabeth who won under the under 10’s race. Both girls were outstanding! We also had tremendous success in the relay. Both our over 12’s and under 12’s relay teams came in first place. Each competitor received a trophy and we received overall trophies for both teams. Well done also to Caoimhe who won 2nd place in the under 13’s sprint. All of our team did Scoil Bhríde proud on the day! Well done girls!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Congratulations to Sixth Class pupils who have recently completed the Junior Entrepreneur Programme with great success. The girls from Ms Kiely’s class made ‘Heavenly Cookies’ while the girls from Ms O’ Sullivan’s class made ‘Butterfly Cups’! Well done girls, for not only  your lovely products but also the healthy profits that your enterprises made!

 

 


 

 

Our Sixth Class girls wowed their audiences with  magnificent performances of the musical ‘The Sound of Music’. The beautiful singing and fabulous acting ensured that this will go down as one of the big highlights of 2018 for all of us here in Scoil Bhríde! Bravo to the girls and their teachers for such wonderful entertainment!

 

 

 


                                                                                                     

Congratulations to our girls who received their First Holy Communion in the Holy Rosary Church, Midleton on the 26th of May. The sun shone brightly on the day and the church ceremony for this wonderful event was very beautiful and reverential. Well done girls! We are very proud of you!

 

 

 


 

Please text Friend to 50300 to show your support. Texts cost €4.00 and a minimum of €3.25 will go to the CdLS Foundation.

 

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Many of our Second Class pupils will be receiving their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 26th of May. They wrote letters to Pope Francis in the Vatican to let him know how they are preparing for this wonderful occasion. They were delighted to receive this reply!

What a wonderful acknowledgement of the continued dedication and marvelous efforts of our First Holy Communicants and their teachers!

 


 

 

Congratulations to our girls who did very well in the recent table quiz in Curraglass N.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

A huge congratulations to Billie Jean’s Rhythm Dance Company (RDC) who took home the overall Ireland’s Got Talent prize last night! Well done to all of you and especially to our own Dancing Queens Ali, Sophie and Isabella. You have made us all very proud!

 


 


 

Click here to read our Easter 2018 Newsletter

 

Ms Kevany’s Infant Class were exhausted after their Easter Egg Hunt!

 


 

 

Junior Infants made a trip to the cinema recently to compliment the current Aistear theme ‘The Cinema’. The boys and girls were all very excited to be making their first bus journey together. They thoroughly enjoyed watching Peter Rabbit with their school friends. A great day was had by all!

 


 

The girls from Sixth Class made fabulous story books. They came down to the First Class rooms to share their stories with the younger girls. It was story time with a difference, and everybody really enjoyed it!

 

 


 

The children in Scoil Bhríde had great fun this Pancake Tuesday! Take a look at some photos of the girls from Sixth Class making their pancakes and of the children from Junior Infants Cuisle getting ready to eat theirs! Delicious!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. Safer Internet Day 2018 is celebrated on Tuesday, February 6th. Over 70,000 young people across Ireland joined the celebrations this year.

 

 

 

 

Click here for all the information and support you need to ensure your child makes the most of their time online

 

 

 

6th Class made colourful and informative posters reminding us of the importance of staying safe online.

 


 

 

Please click here for advice (issued by the HPRA) about the Risk of Fire regarding the use of Head Lice Treatment Products.

 

 

 


 

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Our Junior Infants have spent more than one hundred days in school already! They have learned many new things, made lots of new friends and have had great fun! Take a look at the photos below to see just some of what they have been doing at school …..

 

 

 

 

 


 

Catholic Schools Week was a very special week for us at Scoil Bhríde. The theme for the week was Catholic Schools: Families of Faith. This theme was developed on each of the five days of Catholic Schools Week. The daily themes were: Our Family at Home, Our School Family, Grandparents – A Special Part of Our Family, Our Parish Family and Our World Family. Catholic Schools Week was a wonderful opportunity to really celebrate the Catholic Ethos of Scoil Bhríde.

 

This beautiful piece of art was produced by Ms Healy’s 2nd Class as part of their work for Catholic Schools Week.

 

Click here for more information about Catholic Schools Week

 

 


 

Grandparents’ Day was held on Wednesday, 30th of January as part of Catholic Schools Week. The day was a great success. The pupils from Third Class invited their grandparents to the school to listen to them singing some songs followed by refreshments and a chat in the hall. The singing was beautiful and we extend a big thank you to the Parents’ Association whose hard work contributed greatly to the success of the day. Thank you also to all the Grandparents who attended. Grandparents play a very important role in the lives of their grandchildren and we were very happy to have the opportunity to show you how much we appreciate all you do for your families!

 

 


 

We celebrated St. Brigid’s Day on the 1st of February. The pupils from Fifth Class prepared a beautiful and reverent prayer service celebrating the life of St Brigid and her many great works. 

 

 


 

 

Click here to read our Christmas 2017 Newsletter

 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

This term we welcomed Mr John Spillane to Scoil Bhríde. John is a singer/songwriter from Cork who performs traditional songs in English and Irish. The pupils worked very hard at learning all the words and it was wonderful to hear them singing along with John and his guitar. The highlight of the performance was our First Class Ukulele Band taking to the stage with John. Here is a sample of some of the songs we’ve learned – ‘I’ll tell me Ma’, ‘Trasna na dTonnta’, ‘Séamuisín’ and ‘The Rattlin Bog’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the girls from First Class to Sixth who were awarded prizes for their handwriting this term. Well done to all who entered the handwriting competition and keep up the good work.

 

 

 

 


 

 

We celebrated Presentation Day on the 21st of November. Sixth Class prepared and presented a beautiful Prayer Service in honour of Nano Nagle. Here at Scoil Bhríde we endeavour daily to keep Nano Nagle’s vision alive.

 

 


 

 

Opening Evening 2017 at Scoil Bhríde was a great success! Various classrooms throughout the school were buzzing with the wonderful activities taking place within. Visitors were entertained by our school band and our choir, dramaí, maths games, coding in the computer room, science experiments in the hall, a gymnastics display, our ukulele band and much, much more. A big thanks to everyone who came along on the night.

 

 

 


 

 

 St. Brigid’s Primary School, Midleton

Thursday, 30th of November

6.30 – 8.00

 

 

 

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The Junior Infants at Scoil Bhríde are having fun at school and are learning lots every day!


 

 

 

‘Spook-tacular’ fun was had by all at Scoil Bhríde for Hallowe’en this year. Fancy dress parades, treasure hunts, discos, arts and crafts, our Principal, Mrs. Murphy disguised as a witch….. the fun was endless! Take a look at all we got up to while celebrating Hallowe’en this year.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

A big ‘Well done!’ to all the children who attended school every day during the school year 2016 / 2017!

 

 


 

Our Sixth Class girls (2016/2017) made a very generous donation to Marymount Hospice. The girls raised the money by giving a portion of the money they received for making their Confirmation to this very worthwhile cause. Well done girls!