Reminders

Scoil Bhríde will close at 2.05pm on Tuesday, 20th of November and Thursday, 22nd of November for Parent-Teacher Meetings.


 

Please read:  SCHOOL WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT

 


                               

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!

 

 


 

 

August 2018

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

  • Fáilte romhaibh ar ais! Welcome back! I hope this new school year will be a very fruitful and successful one for you all. I hope you made the most of the glorious sunshine we had this year and that your vitamin D supplies have been replenished!
  • A very special welcome to our New Junior Infants. Remember that Junior Infants will finish at 12 noon each day until Monday 17th 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 30th 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.

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:

  1. is on time for school
  2. is wearing full uniform
  3. has a healthy lunch
  4. has necessary school books and has homework finished well.
  5. is present every day

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

  • A reminder 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.

Please see details of teachers, classes and classrooms below.

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

Síle Uí Mhurchú,                                                                                                                           

Principal

 


 

 


 

 

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

 

 

 

Click on this link for more information.

 

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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!