Students from St. Brigid's College, Callan in The National Poetry Aloud Competition (Regional Final) in St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny.
L to R: Brid O'Sullivan, adjudicator, Kathleen Moran, adjudicator, Laura Foley, First Year, winner in the Junior Section, Holly Buckley, Fifth Year, winner in the Senior section, Maeve Moran, Second year, winner in the Junior section, Grace Wells, adjudicator. The students will take part in the All-Ireland semi-finals of Poetry Aloud in The National Library of Ireland, Dublin in November.
The Open Evening which took place on the 1st of October last was a great success, thanks to everyone involved. A reminder to Parents of prospective new students to return their enrolment forms to the office in St. Brigid’s.
If anyone couldn’t make it on the night please do not hesitate to contact the office on 056 7725189 to arrange a meeting.
Reminder to parents: IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING SCHOOL TEXTS PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE ON 056 7725189
"COMHGHAIRDEAS ..CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR GIRLS WHO RECEIVED THEIR LEAVING CERT AND JUNIOR CERT RESULTS - EXCELLENT RESULTS WHICH WERE EXCELLENT OVERALL"
Congratulations to Verginiya Hristova who received 7A1s and 1A2 in applied Maths all higher level, an excellent result for Verginiya which reflects really well on her ability and application to her work and of the work of the teachers at St. Brigids.
Also congratulations to Amy Duggan who received 4 A1s higher level,
1 A2 in higher level, 2 B1s in higher level and 1 A1 in ordinary level.
As another school year ends, it is right and fitting that we gather together and share some of the many achievements and activities undertaken in our school over the past year that include new initiatives in learning and teaching, curricular and extra curricular activities.
There were many achievements in all areas of school life, sporting, cultural, scientific, business, charitable and social featured in this newsletter. The stories and the pictures included in this newsletter tell their own story effectively and I trust that you will all take the time to read and enjoy it.
There were many highlights through the year, the Transition Year musical “We Will Shock You”, Transition Year fashion show, trip to France and involvement with the mini entrepreneurs to name but a few.
Our debating team did very well throughout the year and had some great victories over excellent opponents. Comhghairdeas to all for winning the title of “best new school” in the Concern Debates Competition 2012-2013. Throughout the year there were many fundraising events and many worthy charities benefited from the hard work of the students. We also competed well in camogie, volleyball, football and other activates.
The time, commitment and dedication of staff is greatly appreciated and it is this dedication and commitment which allows our students the opportunities to display their many and varied talents. As Principal, I am delighted to have the opportunity to express my gratitude to those staff and students who willingly give their time and energy to organise and participate in so many activities for the development and improvement of the school. It is due to this commitment that St. Brigid’s can achieve its aim to provide the best possible environment for the students to grow and learn and ensure that our students become well-rounded, talented, independent and confident young ladies.
Our preparations for the junior cycle reforms that are going to be introduced in all schools in the future are going very well. We as a school are presently concentrating on key skills and English assessment for 1st years. The proposed Junior Cycle Reforms will lead to a major transformation in teaching andlearning in Irish Secondary schools. Many of the key ideas have great merit and are to be welcomed. The most important paradigm shift will be to help students to become independent learners. Hence, in the future we should be better supporting and scaffolding student progression through secondary school from dependent to interdependent to independent learners. Students will learn to take more ownership of their own learning and be more responsible for and confident in it. Skills and knowledge should increase incrementally throughout the duration of secondary school. This will better prepare students for third level and for life.
Our plans for our new school building and the refurbishment of existing rooms are progressing very well. Agreement has been reached with the Department of Education for the refurbishment of our existing school and the building of specialist rooms.
Finally, I would like to thank all those who have contributed articles and those directly responsible for producing this newsletter in particular to Ms. McGlynn for her excellent work and Ms Maria Morrissey for her administrative expertise.
Ba maith líom mo bhuiochas agus mo chairgairdeas a chur in uíl do phobaíl na scoíle gcointinne ach go mór do na múinterirí a soibrígh chomh díograiseach sin. Go néirí go geal le daltaí, muinteoirí agus túismitheoirí Scoil Bhríde amach anseo.