Today, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. This is an important time of the Christian year and we ask all pupils to reflect on its significance.
Our sacrament classes are busy preparing and are looking forward to the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Many thanks to Fr Michael and Fr Pat for their constant support in preparation for the sacraments. Many thanks also to the teachers of our sacrament classes and those heavily involved in preparing the choir.
One Good Idea:
Fifth class have entered the “One Good Idea” SEAI national competition. Our school reached the top ten with their good idea to try and reduce the use of cotton. Grace, Caoimhe, Brooke, Holly and Ann-Susan visited each class spreading the word and decided on a book mark competition to promote their idea. The winners of this competition were Dylan Cooke who impressively used a phrase “as Gaeilge” and Vivienne Szasv.
Our incredible mini scientists Michaela, Maeve and Seren attended the national final on Monday. Out of 2500 entries the “Are you eating plastic for your dinner?” project came in the top 23 or 1% of all projects entered. Scoil Bhride is enormously proud of our mini scientists and their determination, enthusiasm and efforts in changing habits in our own local community.
Ann-Susan from fifth class will go forward to represent the school at the Spelling Bee competition over the coming weeks. Best of luck to her!
The sixth classes have been working hard on their entries to the Junior Enterprise Programme. Each group needed to present their project in the Dragons Den. With so many incredible ideas, it was a very difficult decision on which two projects would go forward. After much deliberation, it was decided that PSG Coaster s and Worry Warriors would go forward as the school’s JEP entries. Well done to all the pupils who put in exceptional effort into their ideas and presentations.
Our student Council are a busy and hard-working group. They have put forward the idea that March could be Meditation March and so the classes will be trying our meditation over the coming weeks.
World Book Day:
World Book Day is tomorrow. All pupils as you know are invited to dress up as their favourite character. Each class is also dressing their classroom door as their favourite book cover.
Seachtain na Gaeilge:
Seachtain na Gaeilge in Scoil Bhride is going to be deferred until the last week in March. As our sixth class traditionally run the events involved, we have decided to wait until the Sacrament of Confirmation is complete. We look forward to the events of Seachtain na Gaeilge. Please ensure you check out our weekly phrase on http://scoilbhridens.ie/index.php/school-evaluation/
Child Safeguarding Review:
The school are undertaking the annual review of our Child Safeguarding statement and risk assessment. Many thanks to the Parent Council for their support with this.