Curragh Walk - Friday 29th April

Our monthly Curragh Walk will take place on Friday 29th April at 9.30 a.m. (date of holidays). Parents, Guardians, and the family dog are all welcome to join with us on the day. Don't forget to send in wellies with the children, just in case. Please also remember to send in €1 with your child. You can see details of how this money is used by clicking: Curragh Walks.

Engineering Day (Junior Classes) Tuesday 19th April

After the huge success of February's Engineering Day with the Senior Classes, we are delighted to welcome Engineer/Science Tutor, Scott Ziglinski, back to Scoil Bhríde. We know that the enquiring minds of Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class are going to have a fun time tomorrow! Once again, this day has been kindly funded from the Parents Association funds.

Cross Country Event - 3rd to 6th Class Hawkfield, on Friday 22nd April

Cross Country: The boys & girls from 3rd – 6th class continue to run and train daily for the upcoming school’s Cross Country event which takes place in Hawkfield on Friday 22nd April. Our sincere thanks to Paul Archbold (parent) and Ms. Kavanagh and Ms. Kelly who train the children each day. It is a great way for the children to have some fresh air and exercise daily.

Spring Clean-Up Day: Please Help! **Thursday 21st April**

The annual School clean-up day takes place this Thursday 21st April . All children will be involved in a clean-up exercise in their own classrooms. We ask Parents and all friends of Scoil Bhríde to volunteer to help out on the day. The Spring Clean will run all day on Thursday, so you can arrive to help at any stage during the day. If you are available please leave your name with Emer in the office (Tel: 441645). We are particularly looking for volunteers who may have power washers, and those of you who might help with window cleaning. More hands, less work.....thanks so much in advance.

‘Go-Racing Kids Club Day’ - Wednesday 13th April

Every year our 5th Class students are invited to a day visit to the Curragh Racecourse. This year the children will visit on Wednesday 13th April. They will see a Farrier at work, meet a Horse Trainer in the parade ring, see the training racehorse simulator in action (some of the children are always allowed to have a go!). The will also visit the jockey’s weigh room and meet the Racecourse Manager. We're looking forward to another great visit to our local famous racecourse.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who brought in items for our Fundraising Clothes Collection (Monday 11th April) This was aiding Lauralynn House, Children's Hospice, and all your efforts are appreciated. Thank you for your support.

Green Schools - Click link below for New Section on School Website

We're thrilled to launch this next section of our on-going Website improvements. (We thank you for your patience while we continue to work to make our site as informative and useful as possible.) You may have heard about Green Schools, Green Flags or Water Conservation from your children, but perhaps you're wondering what it's really all about. Well, now's your chance! Our Green Schools programme is largely driven by our Students. To show your support for their efforts, do try check it out. You'll also see some great photos in our Gallery, for example, Winners of our Water Conservation Poster Competition and some of our Student Committee meeting President Michael D. Higgins at the recent

Instrumental Music Lessons

This week the children had an instrumental music demonstration by Music teacher Jennie Bagnall (parent). Last year Jennie taught music lessons after school to children in the junior classes during the summer term. The school has again invited Jennie to offer afterschool instrumental lessons to our pupils at an affordable cost. The benefits of learning instrumental music from a young age are widely known, and we are encouraging our Junior and Senior Infants to learn to play the Ocarina. This is a small round plastic ‘wind vessel’ (flute) with just 4 small finger holes that is designed for children from 3yrs + to play. It is widely used with young children in the UK, but Scoil Bhride is the f

Dunnes Stores Bag Packing - Monies Raised

Thanks so much to each and every person who worked at our Bag Packing Day in Dunnes Stores on 12th March. The great sum of €1,000 was raised. This money was put towards the cost of a new photocopier, which is now in place at the School. Thank you to the Parent Association who organised this event. We also appreciate Dunnes Stores support with hosting us again this year.

Order of Malta Athgarvan - New Cadets Welcome

Order Of Malta has come to Athgarvan: The Order of Malta, Newbridge, cadet unit, teaches children from age 10-16 first aid skills. Essentially the children are taught to save lives, in a fun way. Our dedicated cadet leaders are fully qualified to work with children, and have taken numerous courses to do so. The cadets will enjoy our many trips, fun days out and educational excursions. They will be part of Order of Malta, Ireland and they can meet other cadet units from all over the country at our Regional and National competitions annually. Order of Malta Leaders will attend Scoil Bhride Athgarvan Thursday 7th April for Assembly. The students will be given a demonstration of our skills, an

Green School Event - Glendalough Trip Thursday 7th April

As part of Ms. Cosgrove’s and the Green School Committee's endeavour to secure our 3rd Green Flag for Water Conservation, 10 students and 3 staff will travel to Glendalough tomorrow, 7th April for an event. They will walk while carrying water packs to emphasise the number of people who do not have access to clean hygienic water as we do here in Ireland. We hope they have a great, thought-provoking day.

Parents Plus: Children’s Programme April 2016

The following may be of interest to you... 6-week parenting programme for parents of children aged 6-11 years, taking place in Kildare Town on Wednesday mornings, starting 20th April 2016. Cost: €10 Click here to open document For information on Parenting Supports and Services in Co. Kildare & West Wicklow, please check out www.parentingsupport.ie

Upcoming Road Closure Information 4th April - 1st July

Kildare County Council will be closing the stretch of road, L2032 from the Athgarvan Crossroads (R416) to its junction with the R413 near Scoil Bhríde Athgarvan. This is the stretch of road from the traffic lights at the Athgarvan Inn to the junction near the Pitch & Putt Clubhouse. Closure will be from Monday, 4 April until Friday, 1 July. A lot of our Scoil Bhride community use this road daily. Although Kildare County Council will have well sign-posted diversions in place, these works are sure to cause significant delays and extra traffic. We suggest that you give yourself lots of extra time on your school run, and do your best to have patience with the inevitable delays which will arise f

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