St Brigid’s NS is a Catholic primary school providing education for boys from 2nd to 6th class. We currently have 5 mainstream classes and 2 classes catering for boys and girls with ASD in our Preschool. The majority of our enrolment comes from our feeder school Queen of the Universe.
St. Brigid’s operates under the Rules for National Schools and Departmental Circulars and is funded by grants and teachers resourced by the Department of Education and Science. The school is subject to The Education Act (1998), The Education Welfare Act (2000), The Education for Persons with Special Education Needs Act (2004) and all relevant equality legislation. The school accepts and supports the religious and educational philosophy of the Catholic Church. The school depends on the grants and teacher resources provided by the DES and school policy must have regard to the resources and funding available.
Our school has 5 class teachers, 3 Special Education Teacher (SET), 1 shared SET, 2 class teachers for the preschool and 7 SNAs. Our SETs work as part of the general school team and will work at various times with groups of pupils, either within the classroom setting or outside the classroom. Any pupil may be included in these groups from time to time. If a child is to attend for individual tuition parental / guardian’s permission will be sought.
Our School Vision
St. Brigid’s National School strives to create a happy, inclusive learning environment where every child is encouraged and enabled to develop their full and unique potential. We seek to help each child to develop as a social being, having respect for themselves and others and so, contribute to the good of society. We value and encourage co-operation between pupils, parents, staff, management and the local community.
Our School Ethos
St. Brigid’s National School is a senior boys’ school with two classes catering for boys and girls with ASD in our preschool. Our school is under the patronage of the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. We are a Roman Catholic School (which is established in connection with the Minister) which aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The Catholic school provides Religious education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practises and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the formation of the pupils in the Catholic Faith. We provide a welcoming and inclusive community that is respectful and tolerant of all religious traditions and beliefs.