Christmas News

At St. Brigid’s, we always enjoy the lead up to Christmas. Have a look at how festive we got! Deck the Hall Our hall was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Look at our Christmas tree and crib. Santa’s School Sleigh Each girl made a wonderful effort to decorate a gift for Santa’s sleigh which was enjoyed by all who passed through the school hall. St. Vincent de Paul Hampers There was a wonderful response by the school community in their donations …

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Saoirse Griffin

We are left heartbroken as a school community at the passing of our lovely Saoirse, who sadly went to heaven on the 20th of December 2021. Saoirse loved school and all her school friends and teachers. She will be missed and loved by us all. God of all grace and comfort, We thank you for Saoirse and for the place she held in our hearts. We know that she is safe with you in Heaven now and that she is …

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November’s News

We had another jam-packed month at St. Brigid’s! Look below at the exciting things we did and at our amazing achievements! Christmas Shoebox Appeal It is tradition by now that the girls make a wonderful effort each year to pack shoeboxes with gifts for children less fortunate than themselves. Team Hope is an organisation who deliver thousands of shoeboxes to children in poverty around the world. St. Brigid’s families have always been generous with this campaign and this year was …

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Halloween Fun at St. Brigid’s

We had a very spooky time in the lead-up to Halloween! The girls all looked wonderful on the day of midterm in their various costumes! We were also lucky to have had Halloween activities prepared for us by the Active Schools Committee. The girls had loads of fun trying each activity! Ms. Campbell’s 2nd Class made some sticky slime to get into the Halloween mood! Ms. Joyce’s 2nd Class went on a maths trail which they all loved! Ms. Kavanagh’s …

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October’s News

October was a short but busy month for us all! Have a look at some of the activities we did. Mental Health Awareness Week We celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week from the 4th-8th October. Each day, the girls focused on a different aspect of their mental health: Positive Self-Talk Trying New Things Minding our Minds Gratitude Feeling Good We created a ‘Gratitude Wall’ which the whole school contributed to. The entire school also practiced ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis …

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September’s News

We had a very busy September in St. Brigid’s! We were delighted to welcome all the girls back and also welcome our new pupils to St. Brigid’s. Have a look at some of our September highlights. Jersey Day The girls wore a variety of jerseys and sports tops to raise funds for the people of Afghanistan. The school was awash with colours and crests and most importantly, €1680 was raised for SAFE. This charity places particular emphasis on women’s education …

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Fun For All Day 2020

  Please click this link for the schedule of activities for the week: ‘Fun for All’ Day Please click this link for the scavenger hunt checklist: Scavenger Hunt  

Video for 2nd Class

Unfortunately the 2nd class Communion Day was postponed this year. We knew that the girls would be disappointed, so we made them a little video to mark what would have been their Communion Day. A special thanks to Fr. Aquinas for his lovely message to the girls. Can you name the members of staff on their Communion Day?

Junior Infant Butterfly Art

From home, the Junior Infant girls have been learning about the lifecycle and characteristics of butterflies.  This inspired creation of  their very own symmetrical butterfly masterpieces. Please click on the images to enlarge and enjoy.

Farewell to Mrs. Sweeney.

Beautiful Artwork around the school for Mrs. Sweeney’s Retirement!

Photos from Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th of March

A lovely Mass was celebrated in the school on Thursday, March 5th, to mark the retirement of our much-loved principal, Ms Aedeen Sweeney.

The school was awash with colour. The hall and every corridor were decked with beautiful art work created by the children for their principal.

Past principals and retired teachers joined the children at this special mass. Also in attendance were representatives from the Board of Management, the parents and the garden committee and most importantly Ms Sweeney’s own family.

The mass began with the infant girls singing the hymn ‘We Sing a Song to Brigid’. Fr Aquinas delivered the mass while some pupils said readings and the prayers of the faithful. The sweet sound of all the girls joining together to sing beautiful hymns echoed through the corridors. They were so well behaved and were a credit to the school and their parents.

When the girls went home the adults had a great celebration in the hall for Ms Sweeney and her family.

On Ms Sweeney’s final day, March 6th, we had a special assembly so the girls could express their good wishes for Ms Sweeney. The Student Council said a poem they had composed in Ms Sweeney’s honour. All classes were represented by this group.

This was followed by an interview with Ms Sweeney when every class got to ask Ms Sweeney one question. The girls hung on her every word. Ms Sweeney had her audience captivated by her amusing stories in her replies. She gave great thought and time to each answer. And boy did she have a lot of questions to answer – twenty!

After this the Parents Association presented Ms Sweeney with a charming cake and generous gift from all the children and parents of St Brigid’s Girls School.

Finally, Ms Sweeney received some gifts created by the children to remind her of her happy years in St Brigid’s. Among those gifts were a jigsaw and a photo of the message, “Slán”, created by the pupils themselves and taken in the yard with drone technology!

For the girls (and the staff) more treats were to come. Ms Sweeney had orgnised an ice cream van for the school and we all indulged in some tasty cones. Thank you Ms Sweeney! 

We will miss our principal a lot, but wish Ms Sweeney much joy and happiness as she begins this new chapter in her life. 

Whole School sings Mrs. Sweeney’s Favourite Song – A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.