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BT Young Scientist

Ms Gray’s 6th class project was titled ‘Understanding and improving energy efficiency’. They were commended on their work in investigating how Irish homes can be more energy efficient. Mr O Connor’s 6th class project was titled, ‘The effect of carbon dioxide on our lakes/rivers and their environments.’ They recorded the ph of rain and investigated ...

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Adult SBPS School and Community Choir

Teachers and parents of St. Brigid’s Primary School come together every Tuesday evening in the Presentation P.E hall at 7pm to sing under the talented direction of Lisa Nagle. They performed Joy to the World in St .Brigid’s Parish church recently for our school Christmas celebration. New participants are always welcome.

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Maths Week

Ms Callaghan’s 2nd class used Bee Bots during Maths week. Here you can see the children working together to plan and problem solve putting their maths skills to the test.

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Science Week

Ms. Scully’s 3rd class attended a ‘fabulous fossils’ workshop in the library.The children absolutely loved working as geologists and detectives examining all the different types of rocks and using clues to solve a crime! Classes also visited the ‘Mad Professor’ workshop in the library where they predicted the results of many different experiments. The ‘Mad ...

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Under 13 Hurling County Champions 2019

In September the boys arrived back from their summer holidays and eagerly anticipated the first training session. Mr Stakelum along with new teachers; Mr. O Brien and Ms. Nolan wasted no time in getting the u13 hurlers back together again on Thursday evenings. It was clear after the first training session the boys had improved ...

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Rainbows in the garden

The Rainbow Suite were busy planting daffodil and tulip bulbs in our school garden this week. The children loved wearing their gardening gloves and used the trowels to make a hole for the bulb. They even found fairy doors hiding in the trees.

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Learning about biodiversity

Mrs. Flynn’s Fourth were very lucky to partake in a biodiversity workshop today in the Old Courthouse in our town. The workshop was beautifully led by Julie, Annette, Jane and Tom. We learned about how everything in the world is interdependent and about how our choices have a knock on affect on our world.We learned ...

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Grow, Harvest and Eat

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Students V Teachers Annual Football Game

The annual Students v Teachers match took place in the sports field on Tuesday the 25th of June. The whole school descended on the field to watch the hotly anticipated match. Mr. Stakelum was in charge of the tactics for the teachers and Ms. Keating was in charge of the strategy for the students. Kick ...

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Graduating Class

Yesterday the 6th class children left the school with a Guard of Honour from the 3rd to 6th class children. We wish them well on the next chapter of their lives. We leave you with the anthem that they composed themselves this year to showcase all the activities they have been involved in in their ...

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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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