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 year School Mass took place on Thursday 22nd in St. Andrew’s Church. We celebrated Mr.
Hanafin’s teaching career spanning 33 years in the school. As Mr. Hanafin retires this summer, we would
like to acknowledge his amazing contribution to our school community. Over the years he has encouraged and supported all pupils to reach their potential, both academically and through sport.

Thanks to Mrs. Felix for all her hard work and effort and well done to her group of musicians for their
fantastic music at the Mass. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the Parents Council for
providing refreshments and ice-creams afterwards back in the school.
It’s also that time of year when we say goodbye to our 6th class. A graduation ceremony was held on
Monday 26th June. They were a pleasure to have in the school and a credit to their families. We wish them well in secondary school. The boys received their Confirmation on March 11th.

Preschool A.S.D. Classes: The children had a fantastic last term in the preschool this year. They went to The Big Blue Barn on their school tour, they visited the local playground in the Fairgreen and also enjoyed the ‘Circus Skills workshop’.  The pre-schoolers participated in Bike week where they got to try out the obstacle course. We would also like to sincerely thank those who donated toys and resources to the pre-school this year. They have been put to great use! We are sad to say goodbye to 8 of our pre-schoolers who are leaving to go to Junior Infants in the coming September. We wish all the best to Aaron, Alfie, Carson, George, Jackson, James, Sophie and Thomas in their new schools.

Well done to the boys who participated in the Cuman na mBunscol School’s Hurling competition reaching the final of Division 1 and the final of the Glór Ceatharlach football competition. Also, well done to Paul Gladney and Michal Michalak on representing the school in the ‘Lift n Strike’ school’s competition.

Fifth class enjoyed taking part in a ‘Creative Places’ project.  They created their own ‘zine’ (magazine).   A unique flag was created by an artist especially for the school based on the boy’s ideas.

Congratulations to the 2nd class boys on receiving their First Holy Communion on May 6th. Many thanks to their teacher Mrs. Keogh and the parents who helped to prepare them for their special day.

The Music Generation was a great success again this year, with the boys from 5th & 6th class taking part in a vocal workshop in Colaiste Aindriú in May where the boys did themselves and their school proud. All the classes participated in a performance for the school with 2nd, 3rd and 4th playing pieces on their recorders accompanied by their teacher Bill on his saxophone, and 5th and 6th performed a number of songs with their teacher Elspeth. Well done to all. They should be proud of their achievements.

Many thanks to the Student Council and Parents Council for the goalposts for the school playground. The student council raised the funds for this by having bun sales which students in each class provided.

This term we had the ‘Circus Skills workshops’ for all pupils. The children all participated in plate spinning, juggling and much more.

Once again, we held a ‘Bike Day’ which was a great success.  Many thanks to all who made the effort to bring in their bikes and helmets.

‘Nore Valley farm’ also visited the school leaving us eggs to watch over in an incubator. The boys were all excited waiting for the chicks to hatch and were so thrilled when the chicks finally did. The boys (for those who wanted to) got to hold a chick.

The school now have 2 hens of their own with eggs being collected every day and used in baking classes each week. The hens are looked after by both pupils and staff.

Breakfast Club/Hot Meals: We have applied once again for this initiative which will hopefully commence in September with every pupil receiving food of their choice.

Well done to all classes who participated in the SFI Curious Minds Gold Award. Our school received a plaque for all the effort that the boys put in during the year.  This is the eight year in a row our school has been given this award. A special word of thanks to Mrs. Keogh and Ms. Kane.

Congratulations to the following groups on winning the school quiz which was held over the last number of weeks:

Senior:  1st – Conor McCullagh, James Doyle Pender, Colin O’Gorman, Jack Ryan, Brandon Ryan, Kyle Middleton.  2nd – Michal Michalak, Jack Doyle, Paul Gladney, Carl Padilla, Alex Fisher, Aaron McAssey. 

3rd – Rory Power, Tommy Li, Jayden Redmond, Shay Minchin, Dylan Egan, Brandon Byrne.  4th – Jake Lennon, Saeed Ahmed, Cillian Mara, Zak O’Neill, Filip Piotrowski, Corey Lillis.

Junior:  1st – Owen Doyle, Craig Lawlor, Jack Healy, Kuba Ulanowski, Noah O’Reilly, Dorian Nowak.  2nd – Darragh Hughes, Sebastian Kral, Dylan Kelly, Cathal McCullagh, Bobby Doyle, Mark Roche, Kayden

Nolan.  3rd – Keelan Brennan, Kane Stringer, Ben Cole, Scott Kelly Kehoe, Liam Plant, Aaron Barry, Caleb Watson Walsh.  4th – Aidan Downing, Conor Grant, Eoin Kelly, Evan Cai, Noah Moloney, Kang O’Gorman.

Many thanks to the Parents Council and the Board of Management of the school for all their support and hard work in helping with the smooth running of the school. Their efforts are very much appreciated by the staff and pupils of St. Brigid’s.  A special word of thanks to the outgoing members of the Parents Council for all their hard work over the last 5 years especially Chairperson Kathleen O’Neill and Treasurer Shiona Power. 

On behalf of the staff I thank you the parents for your help and co-operation throughout the school year.  I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday.