School Calendar

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

In keeping with Department of Education guidelines, the school is managed by a Board of Management, responsible for the governance of the school.

It is renewed every four years, with the last election in 2019.  The last term of office began on 1st December 2019. All procedures have been followed in line with the new Governance Manual for Primary Schools 2019-2023.

PARENT NOMINEES
Aoife Claffey
Seán McGrath
PATRON'S NOMINEES
Mary Carroll
Margaret Doyle
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES
Paul Doyle
Alexander Durdin Robertson
TEACHER'S NOMINEES
Irene O’Brien
Mary Gallagher
CHAIRPERSON
Margaret Doyle
TREASURER
Seán McGrath
SECRETARY
Irene O’Brien
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 19/03/2024

1.        Annual review of Child Safeguarding Statement ratified and reviewed 19/3/24 in line with the 2023 Department of Education Revised Guidelines, will be placed on website

2.       Seactain na Gaeilge, Lá Glás a big success

3.       Peace Proms, such a highlight of the year for older classes

4.      Confirmation Retreat was a big success, thank you to the Parents’ Council for helping with the bus expenses.

5.       First Penance, thank Ms Longe, Fr Pat and the children for their beautiful play around the story of Zacchaeus.

St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 6/02/2024

1.        Check New Roles of BOM are on website, update if not

2.       Summer Programme- Provisionally staffed

3.       Ethos- Grandparents Day

4.      Health and Safety Policy ratified/Critical Incident policy ratified

5.       Thank you to Parents’ Council and staff for input into policies

St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 7/12/2023
  1. There is a new Board of Management for 2023-2027.
  2. Congratulations to the pupils and staff on the wonderful performances/plays in the community hall in December. It ran for two nights and two school days.
  3. Emergency funding has been granted for upgrade to gutters and roof at back of the school.
  4. It is anticipated that some fencing and resurfacing will take place to the back of the office area too.
  5. Well done to all the Credit Union art prize winners.
  6. Congratulations to the pupils who won prizes in the Carlow County Council short story competition.
  7. We were very proud of our Fifth Class representative on the recent RTE Toy Show.
  8. If Summer Provision is offered by the Dept. of Ed. and if it is possible to staff it then it may go ahead in Summer 2024. A decision will be made closer to the time.
  9. Congratulations to the Girl’s GAA Cumann na mBunscol team who were runners up in the County final. Well done everyone involved.
  10. The Admission notice will be available on the school website before Christmas.
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 17/10/2023

1.        Summer Provision success

2.       Welcome new Junior Infants

3.       Tullow Show success – won Big School overall prize and some individual prizes too.

4.      Emergency works – funding granted for gutter and roofing

5.       Election of New BOM for 2023-2027 is ongoing

Annual Agreed Report Academic Year 2022/2023

1. Accelerated Readers- Parents’ Council have given money for ipad for Sixth Class to use with the programme.

2. Parents Council – thank you for the continued support.

3. Summer Provision is planned for a month in 2023

4. May Marathon Success, well done everyone!

5. Communion – beautiful day

6. Active School Week – huge success

7. Music Generation Showcase of ukulele and guitar performed, well done all!

8. BOM congratulate all staff on all their hard work this year,  and they wish Sixth Class the best of luck with their transition to secondary

9. Peace Proms Success

10. New Book Scheme for September

11. First Communion preparation underway

12. RSE Lessons completed 24th February

13.Parents’ Council very active in their support of school

14. Gaelbratach initiative underway

15. SPHE/ RSE day will be in February

16. Ethos- Grandparents Day, very successful

17. Children, parents and staff looking forward to Communion in May

18. Three Policies Ratified, Emergency Closures, Administration of Medicine, Work Experience Policy

19. Cost of Living Grant

20. Parents’ Council met with Chairperson and Principal

21. July Provision- Staffing has commenced but will depend on any Summer Works in school.

22. Review of Anti Bullying Policy this year.

23. School Carol Service will take place on 14/12/22 at 7pm. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas.

24. HSE have contacted the school via email regarding the increase in Streptococcus (Strep A).

25. The Sensory Room is fully complete.

26. Summer Provision was a big success.

27. Welcome to our new teachers Ms. Deegan & Ms. Wadding.

28.Welcome back to our returning teacher, Mrs O Meara.

St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 19/04/2023
  1. Peace Proms Success
  2. New Book Scheme for September
  3. First Communion preparation underway
  4. RSE Lessons completed 24th February
  5. Parents’ Council very active in their support of school
  6. Gaelbratach initiative underway
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management  Agreed Report 08/02/2023
  1. SPHE/ RSE day will be in February
  2. Ethos- grandparents day, very successful
  3. Children, parents and staff looking forward to Communion in May
  4. Three policies ratified, emergency closures, administration of medicine, work experience policy
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 07/12/2022
  1. Cost of Living Grant
  2. Parents’ Council met with Chairperson and Principal
  3. July Provision- Staffing has commenced but will depend on any Summer Works in school.
  4. Review of Anti Bullying Policy this year.
  5. School Carol Service will take place on 14/12/22 at 7pm. We wish everyone a safe and Happy Christmas.
  6. HSE have contacted the school via email regarding the increase in Streptococcus (Strep A).
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management  Agreed Report 29/09/2022

1. The Sensory Room is fully complete.
2. Summer Provision was a big success.
3. Welcome to our new teachers Ms. Deegan & Ms. Wadding.
4.Welcome back to our returning teacher, Mrs O Meara.

St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Annual Agreed Report 15/06/2022
  1. The B.O.M of St. Brigid’s N.S. acknowledge the success of managing
    Covid 19 in the school. Some days there was a 25% depletion of staff.
  2. Five new Donview interactive boards were purchased for five
    mainstream rooms. This has been of huge benefit to the children and their teachers.
  3. The crest at the front of the school was created.
  4. Some new teaching resources have been purchased such as a new
    English scheme called Over the Moon. Also, games for classrooms, storage
    equipment in the Infant room, PE padding on the basketball court, other PE
    resources, positive affirmation signs, a height chart and Yoga and Mindfulness.
  5. Fencing was completed on our back playground and an area of artificial
    grass was installed.
  6. A Sensory Room was created with all children having access to it. It will open during Summer Provision 2022.
  7. A new website was developed and launched during the academic year 2021/2022.
  8. Many thanks to our active Parents’ Council for their continued support and
    involvement within the school.
  9. Mrs Ryan retired.
  10. The school is undertaking a review of some policies.
  11. The Code of Behaviour, Remote Teaching and Learning policy was ratified as was the School Tour Policy.
  12. The Admission Notice went up before Christmas and the Admission to School process opened on 13/1/22.
  13. We welcomed Mrs. Yvonne Longe to our staff in September 2021
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 27/04/2022
  1. Mrs. Ryan retiring.
  2. School is undertaking review of polices.
  3. Remote Teaching and Learning policy ratified.
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 09/02/2022
  1. Congratulations to staff, pupils and parents on keeping the school running so safely and well during Covid-19.
  2. The new website has been launched.
  3. New whiteboards will be purchased for five classrooms.
  4. Board is in the process of reviewing/finalising the Code of Behaviour policy.
St. Brigid’s N.S. Board of Management Agreed Report 15/12/2021
  1. The Board of Management are aware of the challenges of Covid19 and how it has impacted all stakeholders in our school community.
  2. Parents are reminded to keep children at home if they develop symptoms.
  3. There is a substitute shortage at present, with some days 25% depletion of staff.
  4. Stay safe over Christmas.
  5. The B.O.M. would like to thank the Parents’ Council for their support, especially for their efforts with our recent school raffle.
  6. The Admissions process is open on 13/1/22. An admissions notice will be posted before Christmas on the old and new website during the transition period.
  7. The new website will go live in the New Year.