A Note from the Principal

To all Parents, Guardians, Pupils of Scoil Bhríde and Prospective Parents,

I would firstly like to welcome our entire school community back to Scoil Bhríde after a long and anxious closure. I know it has been said over again that these are unprecedented times but they really are. All our staff members have been working in difficult circumstances to get everything back up and running safely for our reopening at the end of August. So far all has gone well. We hope and pray that this will continue. You can view our Covid Response Policy, which includes our Policy Statement, on our website and rest assured that we will do everything in our power to keep your children safe and well during the pandemic and beyond.

On a lighter note I would like to welcome you to our school web-site and explain to you here a little about the ethos and culture of Scoil Bhríde.

Firstly, Scoil Bhríde is a Catholic Junior School, which caters for the children from Junior Infants to Second Class in the Parish of Holy Trinity, Donaghmede. Although we are a Catholic school, we welcome children of all faiths and none. We are an inclusive school and teach our children to be tolerant and respectful of all.

Over the last number of years our school has increased in size and numbers by about twenty-five percent. This has brought with it challenges, but overall we are delighted with the extra space which includes mainstream classrooms and support rooms. We have also done work on our grounds and are currently in the midst of finishing these works.

While the pursuit of excellent teaching and learning is the most important objective of any school, we also strive to give our children a holistic and rounded education. This we do through the provision of extra curricular activities and through our emphasis on the Arts (music, drama, dance and visual arts) and on physical and mental well-being. We are an Active School and we engage a Yoga teacher to provide workshops for our pupils every year. While many of these activities will have to be suspended during the current crisis, we assure you that we will return to them when it is safe to do so.

We have a highly motivated staff, who continually engage in professional development and whose dedication is obvious to all those who visit our school.

I look forward to working with you all during the coming school year.

Please keep safe and well.

Is mise le meas.

Áine Dillon (Principal)                                                                                                                   September 2020