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Sports Day

Thankfully the rain stayed away on Friday to allow us to enjoy our much anticipated Sports Day. The children participated in many different activities and showed great enthusiasm and effort. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the parents who came along to support us.

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Newsletter

This year’s newsletter highlighting the various events and activities undertaken by the students at St. Brigid’s Primary school is now available to download at http://www.sbps.ie/newsletter/

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Drumming

The third classes have just finished a six week block of drumming lessons with Eddie O Neill. Eddie had a great way with the children and they thoroughly enjoyed the classes. The children learned about rhythm, pulse, dynamics and the different African instruments such as the djembe drums and agogó bells. Below is a video ...

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Playground fun and Community Spirit

Mrs. Hutchinson’s 3rd class had a lovely morning playing in the town playground this morning to set them up for the day. While they were there they noticed that there was a lot of rubbish lying around so the children did their good deed for the day and tidied up all the paper and plastic ...

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Lá Glas

Bhí ceoilchoirm againn de hAoine. Bhí an-spoirt ag na bpaistí ag canadh agus ag seinm ceoil. Bhí an banna ceoil ann freisin agus bhí siad ar fheabhas!

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Hatching Eggs 2019

We are delighted to be hatching eggs in our school again this year in all three buildings. Ms. Ryan is hatching ducklings in the Presentation Building while Ms. Flynn in the Academy Building and Ms. Boyle in the De La Salle Building are hatching chicks. We are hoping to have hatches by Thursday 11th April ...

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A Visit from ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ stars, Sharon and Brandon.

We were delighted to have Sharon and Brandon come to visit our school this week and sing so many classes. They are local celebrities, from Kildare Town, who are currently through to the semi-finals of ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’. It’s wonderful to say that they are representing our town and community with their talents. They certainly ...

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí seachtain iontach againn in rang a haon. D’fhoghlaim muid amhráin álainn dar ainm ‘Dilín Ó Deamhas’ agus ‘Beidh Aonach amárach’. Chuireamar an bhéim ar teanga bhéil freisin. Bhaineamar an súp as a ciorcal cainnte a rinneamar i rith na seachtaine. Maidir le sin, rinne gach duine iarracht sár-mhaith gaeilge a úsaid i rith an ...

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Wellness Week

” Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give”

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World Book Day 2019

Thursday March 7th marked World Book day 2019. Along with our annual buddy reading initiative this year we decided to go one step further and dress as our favourite author or character from a book and what a success it was. There was a fabulous buzz around the school as the children got in to ...

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ESB Science Blast 2019

Mrs. O Dwyer’s 5th class took part in the ESB Science Blast 2019 last week with their project ‘How do gears make cycling easier?’ Science Blast is specifically run for Primary Science Schools. The children were delighted with the great feedback they received from the judges.

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The Fourth Class Choir at Kilkenny Music Festival

The Fourth Class Choir performed at the Kilkenny Music Festival in the Sacred Music Competition under the guidance of Mrs. Flynn. It was a wonderful event with the children singing ‘Love Shine a Light’. We were delighted to be awarded 2nd place in the competition. Well done to all involved. Click on the link below ...

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5th Class Army Bootcamp

The army ran a bootcamp morning last week for children from 8 different local schools. The 5th class children completed a circuit which involved going under cargo nets, cross country running, climbing over fences and using ropes to climb a slope. They all had great fun! Pictures below are of Mrs. O Dwyer’s class.

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Eason Spelling Bee County Final

On Monday 4th March we hosted the County Final of the Eason Spelling Bee. Emily Shanahan from Ms. Moolick’s 5th class represented us as our school champion….and she played a blinder. Although nervous starting out Emily kept her composure and took each new word in her stride giving each new spelling plenty of thought before ...

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Valentine’s Crafts

Ms. Hyland’s 4th class went all out to show love on Valentines day with their lovely fabric and fibre love hearts.

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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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