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Our Third Classes Visiting Newgrange

Some of our 3rd Classes have already visited Newgrange Co. Meath, with some yet still to go. This coincided with learning about the Stone Age in History. Here are some pictures from these educational tours.  

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Making St Brigid’s Day Crosses in Fourth Class

Ms. Hyland’s Class shared their new learning of making St. Brigid’s Crosses with the rest of Fourth Class.  They took time last week to visit each class and teach their new skills to others using lollipop sticks and wool. Some beautiful crosses were made.

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Grandparent’s Day in Mr Casey’s Class

Grandparent’s Day was celebrated in Mr. Casey’s Fourth Class today. It was a great success.

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Up close with Gentle Giants

We were very lucky to meet Fiachra and Donnadh, two horses that are part of the Mounted Unit of the Gardaí. Some interesting facts we learnt include that they train for 2 years, males are quieter than females and they live in Áras an Uachtaráin! They help to control large crowds at matches and concerts and ...

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Young Scientist RDS

Mrs. O Dwyer and her fifth class attended the Primary Science Fair in the RDS again this year. They presented their project entitled “Why do bicycles have gears?” The class had many visitors to the stand including Simon Harris, Fiona O Loughlin and the judges!

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Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies

The curtain was raised on Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies and what a show it was. We are so immensely proud of the children and their performances over the four days. It took a lot of hard work from the children, staff and parents over 10 weeks to bring the show together. Well done to ...

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Busy Little Gardeners

We were very excited to plant a James Grieve and a Katy apple tree last Tuesday. We learned that we have to wait till Spring 2020 to see flowers on our apple trees.  The children used their iPads to represent the life cycle of an apple tree. Richard, a gardener from Grow it Yourself came ...

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Tickets on Sale!!! Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies

The opening night of the much anticipated ‘Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies’ is nearly on us. Shows will be on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th.  Tickets for the shows are available to buy in the school office. The children have put in a huge amount of time and effort over the past few ...

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A Visit from Ann’s Farm

The children were delighted with a visit from Peter Rabbit and his furry friends on Wednesday. We had fun learning about mammals and even got to dress up the stuffed animals. We also planted Acorn seeds with Ann.

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A Visit from the Gardaí

We were delighted that the Gardaí visited our school this week. Many children had lots of fun exploring the Garda car and motor cycle.  

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China

Ms. Heffernan’s 6th class studied China before the Halloween break. They presented their work to their class and also integrated the topic into art lessons by constructing Chinese Dragons.

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Maths Week

First Class were excited to solve Maths problems outside during Maths Week. We worked in teams to complete a Maths Trail and used the iPads to record our findings.

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Maths Week – Emo Park

Mrs. Hutchinson’s 3rd class were lucky to get chosen for a trip to Emo Park during Maths week. A lovely lady called Martina gave us a tour of Emo house while at the same time engaging in a maths trail noticing all the 2D and 3D shapes all around us such as the trapeziums (a ...

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Celebrating Cultures

Junior Infants, First and Second Class held a Celebration Day to learn about France, Portugal and Italy in anticipation of our visiting European teachers. We sampled delicious food from each country and the children presented some facts that they had researched. Ms Monaghan’s Junior Infants introduced Séan our Mascot and even sang Twinkle Twinkle in ...

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Erasmus – Culture4kids ‘Beyond the Textbook’ in St Brigids Primary School

We are delighted to be involved in the Erasmus Plus Programme which is funded by the European Commission, running from 2018 – 2020. There are six countries involved; Ireland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Italy and Portugal. It takes cultural heritage ‘beyond the textbook’ for students, teachers and community. The programme uses an eTwinning platform to connect ...

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Hip Hop

Some of the third class children had a chance to engage in Hip Hop dancing in the library lately. Below are a few pictures of Mr. Whelan’s class.

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Tipperary Peace Convention

Ms. Flynn and her choir have been busy practising the past few weeks for this years Tipperary Peace Convention in Tipperary Town. Have a watch below.

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Ms. Power’s 1st class

We were testing out different types of forces (push and pull). We used different materials such as lollipop sticks, string and straws to test out the force needed to push and pull different sized pebbles. From the experiment, they concluded that the harder the force, the farther an object will move. They also decided that the lollipop ...

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Lyric FM String Quartet Recital

6th class were invited to Kildare Library for a recital by the Lyric Fm string quartet. They got a lesson on how to play the harp and the flute from Evelyn Grant of Lyric FM.

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Mr. Killeen’s shapetastic week!

Mr. Killeen’s 1st class have been very busy learning about 2D shapes this week. We have discovered that shapes can be seen all around us and in all subjects in the curriculum. In maths, we made our own 2D shapes where we discovered the properties of the triangle, square, rectangle, semi-circle and circle. We also ...

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Mrs. O Dwyer’s 5th class

Mrs. O Dwyer’s class have been out and about over the past few weeks. They have visited Kildangan Stud, were under starters orders in the Curragh and then enjoyed a picnic on the Hill of Tara.

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Plastic is not fantastic!

Plastic is not Fantastic Ms. Hyland and the children of her 4th class have been working on a plastic project since April of this year.  Using the statistic as a starting point, that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, they decided to do something about it.   A survey was ...

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U13 finalists – Moorefield -June 13th

Both the U13 Camogie and Hurling teams have reached the Co. Kildare Cumann na mBunscol finals. Both matches take place in Moorefield this Wednesday June 13th, with the hurling at 3pm and camogie at 5pm. All of the girls and boys are from 3rd to 6th class. They have trained extremely hard since the beginning ...

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John Spillane

We were delighted to welcome renowned singer John Spillane to St. Brigid’s Primary School on Monday. The sun shone brightly for the performance adding to the celebratory mood of the occasion. The children have been busy practising some of his songs over the past few months so it was a very interactive concert with all ...

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NUI Maynooth

Ms. Gray’s 5th class were in NUI Maynooth today at the Trócaire Romero Award Ceremony receiving certificates for their project entry.

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Moore Abbey Woods

Paddy Madden helped the children of the 5th classes to discover the wonder of Moore Abbey Woods.

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Defibrillator

St. Brigid’s Primary School extend a huge thank you to the O’ Carroll family for the very generous donation of a defibrillator to the school. Pictured below are brothers Mikey and Seán O Carroll with Principal, Mr. Fleming.

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Our ‘eggciting’ incubation project

Watch the video showing the journey from egg to chicken! https://youtu.be/03hQ9GCQaOw  

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Narrative Writing 2016

Our writing genre for this term was Narrative writing. A few of the teachers entered the “Write a Book” competition as a way of presenting the children’s work to a wider audience. Below is a small selection of stories from the children in the senior building. These stories have developed from working on descriptive language, ...

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World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

March 21st marked World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. ‘Rock your odd socks’ is a Down Syndrome Ireland campaign to create conversation and awareness about inclusion. The idea behind ‘Rock your Socks’ is that all types, shapes, sizes of the same thing can be unique in their own way, and yet do the same thing. Children ...

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4th class Guitar Concert

All of the 4th classes have been receiving guitar lessons from Don for the past 6 weeks. The classes have really enjoyed the lessons and a few intend to keep practising the instrument now that the lessons are over. Don showed a great amount of understanding and patience over the past few weeks and also ...

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Kildare Primary Debating Festival Champions

Congratulations to our debating team who were in the Council Chambers in Naas yesterday to debate against the motion ‘Young people today do not care about the problems of the developing world. This was the final of the Primary Debating Festival sponsored by Kildare Libraries, Kildare Education Centre and Concern. 28 schools participated in this ...

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4th class Choral Competition

Last Saturday the 4th class choir trained by Ms. Flynn attended a choral competition in Kilkenny. They had a great day out accompanied by Ms. Flynn, Ms. Boyle and Ms. Cunningham. They sang beautifully and were a credit to the school from which they earned a well deserved stop off on the way home.  

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Ms. E. Burke’s 2nd class projects on China

Ms. Burke’s second class presented their projects on China to the 4th classes last week. 4th class were very impressed with the fun facts, pictures and animations in the 2nd class PowerPoint presentations. Below is a pdf version of Cara and Aoibhe’s project.     CARA AOIBHE 22.pptx   

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Eason Spelling Bee Kildare Finals

Congratulations to Cian from Mr. Sweeney’s 5th class who represented the school extremely well today in the Kildare Finals of the Eason Spelling Bee. Cian got through to the 3rd round, spelling some very tricky words along the way. He stayed calm and steady throughout and graciously accepted the end result. He was a great ...

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Ms. E. Burke

Ms. E. Burke’s 2nd class went on a local trail of Kildare last week. They saw the Book of Kildare and watched a video about the history of Kildare.

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Upcoming Kildare Library events

Events at Kildare Town Library for March 2018   All of our events are FREE of charge and open to everyone!   For further information contact: Website – www.kildare.ie/library Email – kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie Telephone – 045-520235   facebook.com/KildareCountyLibraryService twitter.com/kildarelibrary   Open-Door Times Tuesday        2.00pm – 5.00pm Wednesday   2.00pm – 5.00pm Thursday       1.00pm – 8.00pm Friday            9.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm Saturday        9.30am – 12.30pm   Please note that ...

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Parents’ Association

The minutes of the February meeting are now available to see on the Parents’ Association page of the website. PA Dates for your diary: Fun Run volunteers are required for February 14th Coffee morning will be held in the Parents’ Room on March 1st. Easter Raffle will be held on March 23rd. If you have ...

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Ms. Kelly’s Class explore the Cathedral with Mario Corrigan

The fourth classes are studying local history at the minute so Ms. Kelly took advantage of Mario’s vast knowledge of the history of Kildare and took her class along on one of his guided tours of the Cathedral. They got a brief history of Kildare learning of the role of the Vikings (not all bad!), ...

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