Summer Newsletter 2024

The school will close on Friday 28th June at 12 o’clock for the summer holidays.  The school will re-open on Wednesday 28th August at 9am.

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Wellbeing Week

Wellbeing Week took place in St. Brigid’s NS last week.  The aim of this week was to foster positive mental health and wellbeing in our

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School Sports Day

Our school Sports Day took place on Friday the 14th of June. Each team completed activity stations which included; target shots, basketball shots, ski relay,

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Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to St. Brigid’s hurling team who won the Bríd de Róiste Cup in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Final playing against Ballon at

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First Communion

Congratulations to all the boys in Second Class who celebrated their First Communion on Saturday May 11th in St. Andrew’s with Fr. Declan Foley and

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Mobile Farm Visit

There was great excitement yesterday when the Mobile Farm came to St. Brigid’s N.S. Farmer Tom brought chickens, ducks, geese, baby lambs and their mother,

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Easter Newsletter

St. Brigid’s N.S. will close on Friday 22nd March at 12 o’clock for the Easter holidays and will reopen on Monday 8th of April at

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Grandparents Day 2024

St. Brigid’s hosted a mass of Thanksgiving in St. Andrew’s on Wednesday 24th January to celebrate all grandparents as part of Catholic Schools Week. Many

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Christmas Newsletter 2023

The school will close at 12 o’clock on Friday 22nd December for the Christmas Holidays, and will re-open on Monday 8th January 2024. The School

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Admissions 2024/2025

St. Brigid’s National School Annual Admissions Notice in respect of admissions to the 2024/2025 school year Admission Policy and Application Form A copy of the

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Hallowe’en Conga

What a scary sight to behold- the boys in St. Brigid’s dressed up in Hallowe’en costumes and danced around the yard doing the Conga in

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Autumn Newsletter

The first couple of months of the new school year have been very busy for the pupils in St. Brigid’s.  We have an enrolment of

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Sports in Autumn

The boys have taken part in a number of sporting activities over September and October including football, basketball, cricket and cycling.

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Summer Newsletter

The school will close on Wednesday 28th June at 12 o’clock for the summer holidays. The school will re-open on Wednesday 30th August.The end of

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GAA in May

The Cumann na mBunscol competition took place throughout May and we were delighted that St. Brigid’s made it through to the Final against Bennekerry on

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Bike Day 2023

St. Brigid’s celebrated Bike Week by taking part in a variety of activities on Bike Day on Thursday 18th May. It was fantastic to see

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Chicks hatching

As the day drew near for the chicks to hatch the incubator was monitored carefully by both the students and staff. There was great excitement

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First Communion 2023

Congratulations to the boys from second class who made their First Communion on Saturday 6th of May in St. Andrew’s church. The mass was celebrated

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Chick Hatching!

Nore Valley visited the school on Wednesday to deliver our eggs for the Chick Hatching Project. It is a great chance for the children to

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Lá Glas

Bhí lá iontach ag na páistí ar scoil inniu. Rinne gach duine iarracht maith Gaeilge a labhairt. The children were dressed in 40 shades of

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Engineering Week

Nutty Science Workshops Nutty Science Workshops took place on Monday 6th March for 2nd to 6th Class as part of Engineering Week. Second, third and fourth class learned

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Planting an Orchard

On Thursday 2nd of March Jones Engineering very kindly visited our school with some of their employees to plant an orchard in the front garden.

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Our Willow Dome

Thanks to Beth Murphy from the Heritage Council for working with the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th Class to make a Willow Dome for

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World Book Day 2023

We had a fantastic time in school celebrating World Book Day. We started the celebrations on Tuesday with a visit from author Olive Mooney who

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Friendship Week

This week St. Brigid’s celebrated Friendship week with a range of activities designed to explore what friendship is and how we can support and include

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Grandparents Day

As part of Catholic Schools Week St. Brigid’s invited the grandparents of all pupils to mass in St. Andrew’s on Wednesday 25th January followed by

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PDLS Table Quiz

Congratulations to Tommy Li, Ryan Cummins, Conor Mc Cullagh and Conor Brennan who won 1st place in the PDLS Annual Table Quiz. There were over

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Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to the team from St. Brigid’s N.S. who made it to the Indoor Hurling Final played in Old Leighlin recently. They played 3

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Christmas Newsletter

Dear Parents,As we approach the end of this school term I want to thank all the staff for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm over

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Garda Visit

 Many thanks to Garda Brian Wilkinson who visited the school recently giving presentations on the role of the garda, road safety and personal safety to

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Visual Arts Workshop

In November, second class paid a visit to the Visual Centre for contemporary art in Carlow. We got to see an art exhibition by Clíonadh

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Craft in 6th Class

Well done to Mr. Hanafin’s 6th Class boys who spent an enjoyable afternoon last week creating rocking chairs from wooden pegs. They turned out very

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Happy Halloween!

What a scary sight to behold in St. Brigid’s N.S. today! All the classes dressed up in spooky costumes and the Preschool called to some

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Drumming Workshop!

The school rocked with African rhythm, dance and chants yesterday during the African drumming workshop with Patrick Naughton. All the classes took part and were

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Playground games

Many thanks to the Parents Council for funding the new playground games in the main yard and the Mirrors and Water run in the preschool

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Darren Lennon Memorial

Last Friday we welcomed the Lennon family from the Darren Lennon Memorial Cup to present a cheque to the school of the proceeds from the

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Summer Newsletter 2022

The school will close on Thursday 30th June at 12 o’clock for the summer holidays.  The school will re-open on Thursday 1st September at 9

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Pizza Party

Mr. Hanafin’s 6th Class were were delighted with their end of year Pizza party. We wish all of 6th Class the best in their new

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Summer treats

Many thanks to the Parents Council who organised for an ice cream van to come to the school after the End of Year Mass yesterday.

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Mass of Thanksgiving

The end of year school mass was celebrated today in St. Andrew’s Church at 10am after a three absence due to Covid. As Fr. Declan

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Cumann na mBunscol

Congratulations to the boys from 5th and 6th Class in St. Brigid’s NS who won The Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Division 1 Hurling final beating Gaelscoil Ceatharlach. The

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Cumann na mBunscol

Many thanks to Frankie Mc Evoy Bus Hire, Bagenalstown for his sponsorship of the jerseys for St. Brigid’s Cumann na mBunscol team. Their support is

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Willow Weaving

As part of the Heritage in Schools initiative we recently invited Beth Murphy an Arts facilitator to St. Brigid’s to share her knowledge of one

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Creative Schools Week

We were delighted to take part in the national celebration of Creative Schools Week which ran from 9th – 13th May 2022. The theme for this year was ‘Creativity Lives Here’,

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Parents Council Easter Draw

St. Brigid’s N.S. Parents’ Council held their much anticipated Easter Draw on Thursday 7th April. Thanks to all the children, parents and wider community for

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Spar FAI 5 a side

4th, 5th and 6th Class enjoyed a 5 a side soccer competition in Bagenalstown Soccer Club on Tuesday 5th of April. The boys had a

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Spring has Sprung!

Well done to all the teachers and the boys for creating such colourful artwork to celebrate the arrival of Spring. A special thanks to Hannah,

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Irish Red Cross Donation

Tuesday 15th March was a non-uniform day to raise funds for the Irish Red Cross who support war zone regions including Ukraine. The pupils dressed

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Sporting events

The boys have been very active since January engaging in a variety of sports. Next week the boys in 3rd and 4th class will take

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

What is Seachtain na Gaeilge? Seachtain na Gaeilge is an organisation in Ireland which promotes the Irish language during a two-week festival which runs from 1st

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World Book Day

We had great fun celebrating World Book Day in St. Brigid’s. The boys dressed up as characters from their favourite books, listened to authors explaining

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On the 6th of June Second and Third Class went on our school tour. We went to Woodfield House in Wexford. We had a fun filled day which included lots of activities such as dressing scarecrows, milking cows, playing bodhráns, buttermaking, archery, painting and lots, lots more. Some of the most favourite activities were the sponge fight, bubbles and tug o war. We all had a great day and have lots of happy memories from the tour.