News Updates from: Year 2016-2017

June Newsletter

Congratulations to all the children who received awards for June.


Well done also to all the children who received certificates for excellent attendance this year. 


We had a great year full of important learning, fun times and interesting activities and we look forward to another wonderful school year ahead. 

Thanks to our Student Council, our Green Schools Committee and our yard helpers for making our school a safe, clean, happy, healthy and colourful place we are very proud of.  




We supported “Parents against Bullying” by forming the words STOP BULLYING with our bodies in the school yard. We all took part and are proud to be part of this campaign and to do our best to be good, kind and caring pupils.


Congratulations to all the children who were awarded Dalta na Míosa and who recived Special Commendations in May! 

In May we were delighted to receive our 6th green flag – for Global Citizenship Litter & Waste


We recently had a visit from members of Clogherhead Life Boats. We learned lots about their work which was really interesting and at times very challenging!

We also had a visit from Eoghan Mac Giollchoda, a local bee keeper. Please visit the new lectern at Dunleer Library where we will be posting lots of interesting information about aspects of the natural environment. We  are doing this in conjunction with Dunleer Tidy Towns. In June as you make your way to the library look up and you’ll see colourful butterflies and bees designed by the children of Scoil Bhríde hanging from the trees!

Dates to note:

June 15th – Cake sale and plant sale in the school. 

June 20th – Fun Day along with Ice-cream party in aid of Downs Syndrome and raising of our SIXTH green flag.  

June 22nd – Graduation Mass at 7.30 pm in the church. All welcome

June 30th – finish at 12.00 pm for Summer holidays


Scoil Bhríde Newsletter March 2017

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March 2017

Pupil of the Month and Special Commendation Awards

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We really enjoy sports in Scoil Bhríde! The boys and girls from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes have been taking part in lots of sporting events over the past number of weeks including; football, hurling and cross country running.

The boys and girls football teams played very well in their matches last Tuesday. Congratulations to Luke and Vicky from Sixth Class who will represent the school in the boys and girls football mini sevens challenge. Congratulations also to Robert from Fifth Class who will represent the school in the hurling mini sevens challenge. These events will take place in Darver in April.

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class boys and girls took part in the Schools Cross Country Competition last Wednesday. Congratulations to Kayla and Brendan from Fourth Class who won medals in the competition.

Check out the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes class pages for photographs!


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We are now accepting new enrolments for September 2017 and September 2018.

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We were extremely busy during Fairtrade Fortnight. This was a very important occasion for the school as it highlighted the plight of farmers and growers in less developed countries. Several projects on Global warming, sustainable development and a Trócaire project on Honduras were completed. Raffle tickets were sold continuously over the fortnight and a hamper containing Fairtrade produce was the prize. Pupils were encouraged to bring in chocolate containing the Fairtrade logo as a treat. The money raised will be sent to Trócaire.

We had our Day of Action on Friday the 10th of March. We had a visit from Louth County Council representative inspecting our green schools team to determine if we had been following the seven steps of our current green flag Global Citizenship – litter and waste. Our application was sent off the following week and we are expecting An Taisce to process this.

May we take this opportunity to thank all the pupils and parents for their cooperation and support. Regards, The Green Schools Committee.

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Please check out each class page for lots of class news and activities. The children have been busy with Maths, baking and Easter art activities as well as lots of other things!


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The school will close on Friday the 7th of April and reopen on Monday the 24th of April. We would like to wish all families a very Happy Easter!










Scoil Bhríde Newslettter February 2017

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February 2017

Dalta na Míosa and Special Commendation Awards

Junior Infants: Geeno and Nathan

Senior Infants: Emma, Ellie and Femi

First Class: Nicholas, Erin and Mia

Second Class: Isobel and Rosie

Third Class: Saoirse, Eric and Denzel

Fourth Class: Cheilí, Katie and Rian

Fourth Class: Abigail and Stephanie 

Fifth Class: Naia, Maya and Belle

Sixth Class: Chibueze and Emma

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We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday the 2nd of March. The children dressed up as characters from their favourite books. The children brought their favourite books to school and also completed lots of book related activities throughout the day!


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Fairtrade Fortnight has begun! It will run from the 27th of February until the 12th of March. The aim of Fairtrade Fortnight is to increase awareness of Fairtrade products and also to promote Fairtrade certified products. The children will be learning about Fairtrade and Fairtrade products in their classrooms throughout the fortnight. The children will also learn how to recognise the symbols for Fairtrade which can be found on Fairtrade certified products.

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We will celebrate Fairtrade Friday on the 10th of March. The children will be asked to bring Fairtrade items in their lunches on this day. These items can include fruit, chocolate, biscuits and other treats (no nuts) as long as they are Fairtrade items. We will take pictures of these food items and collect the wrappers and packaging from all Fairtrade items. There will also be a raffle for a hamper filled with Fairtrade items! Tickets for the raffle cost 50 cent each or three for €1. Tickets can be bought in school throughout the week. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Trócaire. 


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Tá féile na bliana seo ar siúl ón 1-17 Márta 2017. Tugann an fhéile deis go gach uile dhuine sult a bhaint as an nGaeilge, trí fhéilire imeachtaí siamsúla agus spraíúla a chur ar fáil do gach cineál suime agus gach aoisghrúpa. Beidh Seó Gaeilge againn sa halla ar an 14 Márta. Beidh ceol, spraoi, spórt agus craic againn ar an lá seo!Image result for seachtain na gaeilge 2017


Scoil Bhríde Newsletter January 2017

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January 2017

Dalta na Míosa and Special Commendation Awards

Junior Infants: Kaylee, Fionn and Sophie

Senior Infants: Jake, Elif and David

First Class: Charlie, Tara and Fatima

Second Class: Pádraig, Sophie and Laoise

Third Class: Laragh, Danielle and Ryan

Fourth Class: Seán, Karla and Michelle

Fourth Class: Adam, Hannah and Derek

Fifth Class: Conall, Oisín and Eirn

Sixth Class: Kane, Jonny and Rokibat

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Congratulations to Kane Callaghan, Jonny Jones, Lawrence Jones and Shane Maguire from Sixth Class who won their heat in the Under 13’s Credit Union Quiz on Monday the 30th of January.

Congratulations also to Cian Fagan, Robert Mathews, Naia Hernando Maher and Oisín Murphy from Fifth Class who came second place in their heat in the Under 11’s Credit Union Quiz. Well done to everyone that took part.


Image result for baking clip artBaking Fun in First Class

Our baking lessons are going really well. We love learning how to bake new things every week. Last week we made pizza and this week we made Mary Berry’s Flapjacks with Mrs McLeod. They are a yummy healthy treat. If you want to try the flapjacks here’s what to do:

Melt 225g of margarine with 225g of Demerara sugar and 75g of golden syrup. Add 275g of porridge oats and the zest of a lemon. Press the mixture into two 8inch round tins lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 160 degrees celsius until golden brown. Then enjoy with a glass of milk or a cup of tea!

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Spring has sprung….

We marked the first day of Spring (Celtic Spring) by celebrating Saint Brigid’s Day in the church with Fr. Murtagh. Check out our Saint Brigid’s crosses we made during art!

It has been a relatively mild winter and as a result, the daffodils and crocus bulbs have emerged from the ground quite early this year. The yellow crocus were planted to remind us annually of Holocaust Memorial Day (29th January), which has just passed.

The Green Schools have been quite busy preparing the garden area and planting a large assortment of bulbs which were given to us by Woodies DIY in Dundalk – a big thank you to them. Derek from Fourth Class has been coordinating the bulb planting for us.

Several projects associated with our current green flag as well individual  projects have been completed by the senior classes in the school.

Regards, The Green Schools Committee

Image result for saint brigids cross clip artSaint Brigid’s Day

We celebrated Saint Brigid’s Day on Wednesday the 1st of February. The children were very busy preparing for this special day by creating lovely pieces of artwork, singing songs and making Saint Brigid’s crosses. We brought our crosses to mass on Saint Brigid’s Day to be blessed.

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First Confession for Second Class will take place in the church on Wednesday the 15th of February.


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The school will be closed from Monday the 20th of February until Friday the 24th of February for the mid-term break.





Scoil Bhríde Newsletter December 2016

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December 2016

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Junior Infants: Mark and Lily-May


Senior Infants: Abbie and Zoe


First Class: Eoghan, Katie and Michael


Second Class: Lauren, Lexi and Robert


Third Class: Caoimhe, Sohaib and Seán


Fourth Class: Conor, Molly and Samantha


Fourth Class: Lucy, Jessica and Alanna


Fifth Class: Matthew, Oisín and Maebh


Sixth Class: Shane and Kiera

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Image result for cookies clip artBaking Fun in First Class

Mrs. McLeod’s Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Erin’s Mammy is coming into First Class every Wednesday to give us baking lessons. So far we have made buns, sausage rolls, gingerbread and cookies. The cookies were delicious and quick and easy to make. Please see the recipe on the First Class page if you want to try baking them at home!

Image result for jumble sale clip artJumble Sale

Sixth Class held a Jumble Sale on the 2nd of December. It was a great success! A total €1219.54 was raised. A donation of €500 was given to Saint Vincent De Paul which was presented at the Christmas Carol Service. Unsold items were also given to Saint Vincent De Paul. Sixth Class would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent in items and to everyone who came. Thank you!

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We are all busy researching, the life cycle of a plastic bottle, water cycle, recycling in different countries, fair-trade issues, equality in trade amongst other countries as well as environmental issues that involve us as global citizens.

All international children within the school were invited to write about their countries and some very interesting facts and figures were revealed about their culture, economy and environmental issues that would otherwise have been unknown to us in the school. Yet again we need to be reminded that we are global citizens and are affected by issues of a global nature as well as locally.

Can we take this opportunity to remind parents and pupils to reduce, reuse and recycle where possible this Christmas season. The recycling centres in Drogheda and Dundalk are only too happy to take your batteries and Christmas trees.

Could we consider buying  fair-trade products from the supermarket to support less developed countries – more of the money goes back to the producer.

Have a Greener Christmas, The Green Schools Committee.

Image result for christmas carol clip artChristmas Carol Service

We held our annual Christmas Carol Service in the church on Tuesday the 20th of December. All the children did a wonderful job reading, saying prayers, singing carols and performing. We would like to thank everyone for attending. A lovely morning was had by all!


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Santa paid his annual visit to Scoil Bhríde Dunleer on Wednesday the 21st of December. He arrived into the playground in a fire engine and all the children were very excited to see him! Each class visited Santa in the hall and he gave everyone lovely gifts. Rudolph really enjoyed meeting the children too! 



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Scoil Bhríde Newsletter November 2016

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Junior Infants: Emily and Noah


Senior Infants: Cillian, Elizabeth and Seán


First Class: Evan, Carly and Isabelle


Second Class: Caoimhe, Eleanor and Keegan


Third Class: Yemi and Aoife


Fourth Class: Callum and Lucy


Fourth Class: Connor, Clodagh and Mary


Fifth Class: Ella, Katie Anne and Luke


Sixth Class: Annie, Lawrence and Jesse


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Image result for baking clip artAt the start of November we moved seats and changed our tables around in First Class. We are sitting in groups now and we think it’s much better this way. We have a new teacher called Ms. Maguire. She is very good at teaching us and is very kind. We have to make sure our bird feeder is topped up to keep the birds fed, especially in this cold and frosty weather.

Mrs. McLeod, Erin’s Mammy is coming in on Wednesdays to help us bake. We are very excited to get some baking lessons. In P.E. we are practicing our gymnastics. There is one week left in November. We are on the countdown to Christmas!


Image result for football clip artWe are still making lovely cakes and buns every Wednesday in Fifth class. We are preparing for our Christmas Carol Service and decorating inside and outside the class. We have enjoyed three weeks of training with the GAA. We are looking forward to Christmas and to Santa coming!


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All the trees are looking bare and native trees and shrubs like Hawthorn and Rowan are yielding up their fruit to the local bird population.

We have filled the bird feeders with nuts and seeds to supplement their diet – a much appreciated food source in the recent cold snap.

Each class has been assigned a research project associated with Global Citizenship Flag. Pupils or pupil’s parents that have originated in a different country to Ireland have been encouraged to write about their countries. This is very important as it informs everyone in the school community of where their classmates are from as well as the Global nature of the community we live in.

Regards, The Green School’s Committee


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Sixth Class organised a Jumble Sale in the school hall on Friday the 2nd of December. Children from all classes brought in unwanted items from home over the past two weeks. By Friday the hall was bursting with things to sell! The Jumble Sale was a huge success, raising a significant amount of money for Saint Vincent De Paul at Christmas time. We would like to thank Sixth Class and their teacher Ms Dromgoole for all the hard work and effort that they put into organising and running the Jumble Sale. Well done! 

Image result for christmas carols clip artChristmas Carol Service

Preparation for our annual Christmas Carol Service has begun. The children are very busy practising their carols, playing the tin whistle and rehearsing their lines too. The Christmas Carol Service will take place in the church on Tuesday the 20th of December at 11 a.m. All parents and gaurdians are invited to attend.

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Santa will visit all the children in Scoil Bhríde, Dunleer on Wednesday the 21st of December. All the children are counting down the days and getting very excited!




Scoil Bhríde Newsletter October 2016

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October 2016

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Junior Infants: Declan, Andrew and Emily


Senior Infants: Nathan, Kaitlin and Tiana


First Class: Sam, Jason and Rebekah


Second Class: Aoife, Abbi and Liam


Third Class: Richard and Lucy


Fourth Class: Saoirse, Oisín and Lara


Fourth Class: Kayla, Stephanie and Jamie


Fifth Class: Samantha, Sam and Charlie


Sixth Class: Shane and Ellie


First Class have been very busy this month! In October we have been eating very healthy lunches. Every day we are trying to include a fruit and a vegetable in our lunch boxes. Everyone is making a brilliant effort. Lots of birds are coming to our class bird feeder. They are eating the nuts and seeds very quickly. We are busy keeping it topped up!

We have set up a little holy altar for Mary in the class. We light the candles and say a decade of the rosary every morning with our new rosary beads. October has flown by and we are looking forward to dressing up for Halloween. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable week off school!


Fifth Class are working very hard making Halloween Masks . We have learned how to do long division and are very good at it, we are also getting very good at looking up for new words in the dictionary and putting them into sentences. We are reading a very good book called ‘The Moon Bear’.  We were trying to eat healthy food this October and we have we have succeeded. On Friday the 28th of October, we are doing a show in the class called Fifth Class has got talent. We also enjoyed taking part in our Sponsored Walk at the beginning of October!

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Sixth Class attended the Garda Sports Day at The O’ Raghailligh’s football grounds in Drogheda two weeks ago. Vicky came 3rd in the 200 metres and Luke came 3rd in the boys penalty shootout. Everyone had a great day. Well done to everyone that took part!


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There was a focus on healthy in Scoil Bhríde during the month of October. All the classes made an extra effort to bring fruit, vegetables and healthy snacks to school. Some classes baked healthy recipes and made lovely healthy soups! Yum! Ms Moran held a Healthy Eating Poster Competition and the posters were displayed in the school hall. All children made an excellent effort. The winners of the poster competition received certificates and special prizes at assembly. Please see the School News Section of the website for the winners of the competition!

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The children have been busy planting bulbs around the school. Everything on the school grounds is slowing down and going into hibernation. We will be installing the bird feeders again for the winter months.

We have conducted a nationality survey among our pupils as well as a global food survey. Some very interesting results came to light when considering air miles, carbon footprint and eating seasonal food. Furthermore, the issue of Fairtrade and how recycling both in Ireland and in other less developed countries will be the focus of many projects after the mid-term break.

Regards, The Green Schools Committee


Scoil Bhride Newsletter September 2016

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Sepetmber 2016


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Junior Infants: Cole, Chloe and Eoin


Senior Infants: Shane, Fionn and Maggie


First Class: Luke and Emma


Second Class: Kyle, Roisín and Kelly


Third Class: Erin, Neala and Steven   


Fourth Class: Daniel and Grace


Fourth Class: Cathal, Alana and Seán


Fifth Class: Daniel and Shannon


Sixth Class: Jonny, Katie and Ronan


Class News from First and Fifth Class

Our September News

In First Class we had a very busy September. We are getting used to staying in school until 3 o’clock and playing in the big yard at break. We have different homework this year and new games to learn. Our favourite game so far is Tables Champ. On Fridays we have Golden Time and every morning we begin our day with a decade of the Rosary. We love being back at school and playing with our friends.

Fifth Class are working very hard. They are enjoying baking every Wednesday. Fifth Class also performed a rap based on cyber-bullying at assembly last Friday.Everyone had great fun taking part!


Green Schools News

Welcome back everyone from your summer break. The focus on this Green Flag is a revision of our litter and waste. Previously, our focus was on managing our litter and waste in a local setting but now a greater emphasis is on how we see ourselves on a global scale. How do other countries recycle and manage their waste? Where does our waste go? How do we as responsible Global Citizens enable less developed countries to grow? Do we buy Fair Trade products instead of exploit their resources and products?  

We will be working on the above through a series of projects and linked curriculum work throughout the school.

Kind regards, The Green Schools Committee



First Class: Sam Whelahan and Katie Stack

Second Class: Sam Murray Mullen and Roisín Hurley

Third Class: Yemi Taylor and Laragh McTernan

Fourth Class: Leah Gallagher and Stephanie Feehan (Ms. Bolton)

Fourth Class: Brendan Cassidy and Katie McGarry (Ms. Hodgins)

Fifth Class: Luke Reilly and Katie Anne McGrory

Sixth Class: Annie Thomson and Tadhg O’Hare



Fourth Class: Grace Conway and Rory Dunne (Ms. Bolton)

Fourth Class: Saoirse Carney McNally and Cathal McCabe (Ms. Hodgins)

Fifth Class: Eirn Kerr Matthews and Oisín Murphy

Sixth Class: Kiera McLeod and Jonny Jones

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Our Sponsored Walk will take place on Friday the 14th of October. The children are very busy collecting sponsorship money. Thank you for your support.