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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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Science Week 2020
Science Week 2020
Science Week 2020
Outdoor Classroom Learning Day
Outdoor Classroom Learning Day
Outdoor Classroom Learning Day
Texaco Art Competition
Texaco Art Competition
Texaco Art Competition
Halloween in St. Brigid's
Halloween in St. Brigid's
Halloween in St. Brigid's
Maths Week 2020!
Maths Week 2020!
Maths Week 2020!
Senior Infants Working Hard!!!
Senior Infants Working Hard!!!
Senior Infants Working Hard!!!
Science Week 2020

Science week took place from Nov 8th-15th in St. Brigid's. The classes engaged in lots of Science activities during the week. Junior Infants did some cool science experiments. Their favourite one was the rainbow skittle experiment. They also learned all about their senses (smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing) and even got to taste some sweet, bitter, sour and salty foods.

Senior infants learned all about our solar system and the planets. They made really interesting space mobiles out of paper mache and also got to make slime. They also had great fun coding using Scratch Junior on the iPads and using the BeeBots.

First Class did lots of investigating using magnets. They tested a variety of materials to see whether they were magnetic or not. 

Second Class did wonderful projects based on the solar system and the planets. During the week the girls engaged in coding activities using the WeDo Lego kits and the BeeBots. They explored shadows and discovered how to make 'finger shadow puppets'. They also investigated different types of materials to see if they were opaque or transparent. 

Third Class engaged in a 'WeDo Workshop' where they coded their Lego robot 'Milo' to move. This involved the girls working together as a team and to problem solve. The girls thoroughly enjoyed using the kits and hope to use them again in the future.

Fourth Class did a very cool experiment. They investigated if the mass or the length of the pendulum affected the pendulum period (how long it takes the pendulum to swing back to the beginning). They used three different weights of varying mass and three different lengths of string. They discovered that the mass didn't affect the time taken for the pendulum to return to the beginning and that the length of string affected the pendulum period. 

4th-6th class also held a 'Science Day' were they showcased many exciting experiments in front of their peers. The girls put a lot of work into their experiments, researching ideas and gathering materials for the day. All classes thoroughly enjoyed Science Day and got to experience many wonderful experiments such as 'elephant toothpaste, lava lamps, dancing raisins' and lots more.

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Science Week 2020

Outdoor Classroom Learning Day

 

The infant classes trialled our new outdoor learning area today which consisted of 5 stations: the mud kitchen, the water trays, the sand trays, the construction area and the outdoor instruments. They had great fun making leaf pies, building towers, exploring sounds and playing with water and sand. A huge thank you to Noel who created this wonderful space for us! We hope to have more classes engaging in outdoor play/learning in the coming weeks!

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Outdoor Classroom

Texaco Art Competition

A massive congratulations to Susie McAdam in Ms. O' Donovan's 6th class who received a 'Special Merit Award' for her wonderful self portrait titled 'Me'. Susie is a very talented young artist who was selected from over 25,000 applicants. This is a reflection of her incredible ability and her emerging artistic talent. We are all very proud of Susie's achievement here in St. Brigid's.   

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Texaco Art Competition

Halloween in St. Brigid's

The girls and staff in St. Brigid's made a huge effort today as they dressed up in their Halloween costumes. From witches to vampires, ghosts to pumpkins, there were lots of spook characters around the school!! The girls thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor Halloween disco and had great fun dancing with their friends. 

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Halloween 2020

The winners of the Halloween art competition were also revealed today and they all received a little prize in return. It was a very hard decision to make as all entries were of a very high standard. Well done to everyone for participating!! 

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Halloween Art Competition Winners

All classes created lovely Halloween art displays which really brightened up the school corridors. 

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Halloween Art Displays

Maths Week 2020!

Each of the classes participated in lots of fun activities this week including playing larger sized Maths based games,(Connect 4, Quoits, Noughts and Crosses, TinCan Alley, Snakes and Ladders, Jenga and Dominoes), Lego,puzzles,coding,Maths trails,Scratch/Beebot challenges,Maths themed Art lessons as well as online Maths games and activities.On Friday,the girls wore Maths themed t-shirts which had some cool shapes, colours,designs,lines,dots and numbers.Using our 'Maths Eyes' we were able to challenge each other and create some fun Maths questions.The girls thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Maths Week in St. Brigid's and learned lots while also having great fun.

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Maths week 2020

Senior Infants Working Hard!!!

The girls in Senior Infants have settled back into school really well and have been learning lots while having loads of fun. They have been doing some fine motor activities in the mornings such as threading, play-dough and construction to get their little fingers nice and strong & ready for all the handwriting! The girls also have been learning about growing up and looking at pictures from when they were a baby.  For art they looked at Picasso's famous work 'The Weeping Woman'. The girls then got the chance to create their own Picasso style faces!

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Senior Infants Working Hard

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St. Brigids Road,

Killester,

Dublin 5

 

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