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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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St. Brigid’s Day

To celebrate St. Brigid’s Day Mr. O Neill’s class took a trip up to the library to make some St. Brigid’s crosses with Mr. Dan Browne. Ms. Water’s class took a walk up to market square today to visit the St. Brigid’s flame monument which is made of willow and rush. They were so taken ...

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Presentation Convent

As the Presentation Sisters prepare to close the doors of the convent in Kildare Sr. Anne gave the Rainbow Suite a very special guided tour of the building. Ms. Pelin and the children were delighted with the hospitality. They were also delighted when they received the gift of a sewing machine for their room from ...

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RDS Young Scientists

Another great day was had by the 5th and 6th class children in the RDS recently when they attended the young Scientist Competition. Mrs. O Dwyer’s class had entered their work titled ‘How does a thermos flask keep our soup warm?’ The judges commended their work both in terms of content, it’s presentation and how ...

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Christmas Greetings

The staff of St. Brigid’s Primary School would like to wish each and every one of the families of our school a peaceful, happy and safe Christmas. Our wish is that you get to enjoy the time with your children, family and friends and create some wonderful memories. Below are a few that we have ...

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Christmas Celebrations

Each year the 6th class pupils join with the Carmelite choir to ring in Christmas in what is always a very special occasion. This year proved to be no different. The children and their teachers excelled themselves and all in St. Brigid’s Primary School were very proud of them.

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Feeling Festive

The Christmas festive spirit has well and truly arrived in St. Brigid’s Primary School. The infant classes will be performing their nativities and Christmas performances next week. The older classes will celebrate with performances in the church on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night at 7pm. On Thursday night the 6th class will sing in the ...

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Tin Whistle players

Ms. Water’s class have been honing their tin whistle skills this year so recently they paid a visit to the Day Care Centre to give a display of their talents. Thank you to Seán’s mum for giving up her time to teach the tin whistle.

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Hedgehogs

Ms. Water’s 4th class had a surprise visitor this week when Darragh O Neill’s mum, Danielle, brought in both an adult male and a female hedgehog along with a 6 week old hoglet. The class were fascinated to learn that baby hedgehogs when born have no spines but within 3 hours they have up to ...

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Sports News

The Camogie Team played in a blitz against Ballymany Senior School and Gaelscoil Cill Dara before the Midterm Break. They won one game and lost the other. Well done to all the team and their coaches. On the 16th November the Hurling team were given some motivation by being able to hold the Tony Carew ...

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Science Week

This week marked National Science Week. Lots of our classes engaged in Science activities and experiments around the school and in our local library. Ms. Ryan’s Senior Infants read The Three Little Pigs together. After reading they made a house from straw, a house from lollipop sticks and a Lego brick house. They then used ...

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School Book Fair

Please come along to support our book fair which we are holding in the Presentation PE Hall from Friday 24th November to Tuesday 28th November. All sales will go towards new books for the school. There will be a wide range of books on offer from Junior infant level right up to 6th class. Looking ...

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National Parent Council Special Education Conference

For those of you who haven’t registered yet for the NPC Special Education Conference for parents of children with special educational needs, there is still time, please see this link for further information NPC Special Education Conference 2017 To register for same please click here http://www.npc.ie/register_special_education_conference_2017.aspx

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Halloween Week

We had a lovely run up to our Halloween break with the first of our Fun Runs on Thursday leading to a half marathon being run by year end. This was followed by our annual Halloween walk on Friday. The lovely misty morning lent an eerie atmosphere to the procession which led the Junior children ...

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