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St. Brigid's GNS was established by the Holy Faith Sisters in 1928 to cater for the educational needs of the children of Killester parish and the surrounding area. The school supports the principles of

"inclusiveness, equality of access and participation in the school and respect for
diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages
and ways of life in society"

We are committed to nurturing the Catholic faith through religious education, preparation for the sacraments and through the ethos of the school. The ethos is demonstrated through respect shown for each person in the school - pupils, members of staff, parents and visitors. We value our relationship with parents and the community and we are committed to working in partnership with all involved in the education process so as the best interests of each child are catered for.

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Active School Week 2022
Active School Week 2022
Active School Week 2022
Masters of their Craft!
Masters of their Craft!
Masters of their Craft!
Fabric and Fibre Workshop in Room 9
Fabric and Fibre Workshop in Room 9
Fabric and Fibre Workshop in Room 9
St. Anne's Cross Country
St. Anne's Cross Country
St. Anne's Cross Country
Welly Wednesdays
Welly Wednesdays
Welly Wednesdays
Science Blast 2022
Science Blast 2022
Science Blast 2022
Active School Week 2022

Active Week 2022 took place from the 24th-29th of April 2022.  Our active week kicked off in St. Anne's Park where children and their families ran in the Junior Parkrun.  Throughout the week all classes participated in a variety of taster sessions which included Yoga as Gaeilge, Ultimate Frisbee, Fencing, Tag-Rugby, Badminton, Dancing and Cricket.  Whole school activities included Active Walkway activities, Orienteering, Skipathon and an Active Picnic.   Each day an active challenge was sent to the whole school to try out for homework.  We also had Wake Up Shake Ups where all parents and childminders were invited to participate in some dancing before the start of the day on the Monday and Friday.  Many parents and grandparents also came into the school to teach playground games to classes, with some parents and grandparents even showing competing in a relay race which the children loved!  The finale of our Active Week was a whole school event where all the finalists of the Skipathon had a "Skip Off."  The teachers also challenged the Active Committee to a game of Dodgeball which was also lots of fun.  The sun shone on St. Brigid's for the whole week and Active School Week 2022 was a great success! 

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Active Week 2022

 

 

 

 

Masters of their Craft!

The girls in Mrs Delany’s Fifth Class continue to perfect their knitting skills. Over the past few weeks we have been busy knitting Easter chicks and bunnies. Being able to knit is a tricky skill to master and the girls are truly shining, no matter what level they are at. Well done, girls!

 

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Masters Of Their Craft!

Fabric and Fibre Workshop in Room 9

On March 31st, Mrs. Delany’s Fifth Class enjoyed a Fabric and Fibre workshop under the wonderful guidance of Fiona. The girls thoroughly enjoyed creating their own picture in which there were ‘No Rules’. I’m sure you will agree that their work is both beautiful and very creative. Well done, girls!

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Fabric and Fibre workshop in Room 9

St. Anne's Cross Country

On the 7th of April 47 girls from 3rd-6th Class participated in a cross country event in St. Anne's Park.  The girls trained in St. Mary's Secondary School during lunchtime in preparation for the event.  3rd and 4th class ran 500 metres while 5th and 6th class ran 800 metres.  There were lots of local schools competing in the event.  The girls were absolutely fantastic in how they ran their races.  They were also very supportive to their team members and represented St. Brigid's so well.  It was a really fun day and six girls won prizes in their races.  Well done to all the girls involved and we look forward to seeing them running again soon.

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St Anne’s Cross Country Race

Welly Wednesdays

The girls in Room 3 have been doing Welly Wednesdays with Ms. Kenny since the start of Spring! This is where we do outdoor, wildlife and nature learning on the school grounds. We wear our wellies and we do things like birdwatching, making  bird feeders and feeding the birds, learning about soil and what plants need to grow, planting potatoes and sowing vegetables and mapping our school grounds to include the types of trees, wildflowers, wildlife areas and more! We also love to read outside, go for walks around our school grounds noticing nature, litter picking and just enjoying being outside. We love it!

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Room 3 Welly Wednesdays!

Science Blast 2022

The girls in Ms. O'Neill and Ms. Barry's classes took part in the Science Blast investigation this year. 

Ms O'Neill's class 

The girls in Ms O'Neill's fifth class decided to research the question 'What factors affect our balance?' The girls decided to investigate whether factors such as shoe size, height, ear size or flexibility affect our balance. They also measured their ability to balance under certain conditions such as with their eyes closed, holding their ears and while being questioned. Overall, the girls discovered that being distracted or closing your eyes can affect your balance. 

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5th Class Science Blast

Ms Barry's class

The girls in Ms Barry's sixth class decided to research the question 'Does the length of our limbs affects our performance in different sporting activities?' To begin, the girls all measured their legs and arms. We were then able to identify the girls with the longest and shortest limbs. The girls then tested different sporting activities such as running, kicking, throwing and jumping. The girls ensured that everyone carried out the test under the same conditions or our results would be invalid. Overall, we found that the length of our limbs has no impact on our ability in sports. We hypothesize that factors such as athletic ability, weight and overall height have more of an influence. 

Click the image below to view more photographs6th Class Science Blast Investigation

ESB Roadshow

The girls were delighted to have their projects showcased in the hall for the ESB roadshow. John and the team from Science Blast visited the girls with their camera crew to see the girls projects and ask them lots of questions about their investigations. This was a super day, with lots of fun had by all!

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Science Blast Roadshow 2022

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St. Brigids Road,

Killester,

Dublin 5

 

Contact

Email: info@stbrigidsgns.ie
Telephone: +353 (1) 831 5138