Principal's Hello!


Vinny Thorpe


(Doctoral student) M.Ed(SL), MA.Comp.Mus, H.Dip.Prim.Ed, 

H.Dip.Mus.Tech, P.Grad.Dip.Ed.St(SEN)

B.Mus.Ed(H.Dip.Ed), Dip.Mus.Ed

T.Dip.ICT

Dia daoibh gach duine agus fáilte romhaibh!


Hello and welcome everybody!


On behalf of the Board of Management, the staff, the pupils and myself it gives me great pleasure, as principal, to warmly welcome you to the Scoil Bhríde website. We hope that by using the site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and of the values we uphold.


Our school website is a very important tool in celebrating the amazing activities that take place at Scoil Bhríde. It is also a vital tool in communicating with parents, guardians, carers and visitors as well as providing information about the various policies, practice and procedures in our school. Our website has been designed to give you a taste of our school as well as providing regular updated information for parents and guardians. If you would like to hear more about our school or arrange a visit please contact us through the school office, where we would only be too delighted to help.


At Scoil Bhríde we all work together to ensure our pupils have positive and enjoyable learning experiences in a vibrant and welcoming environment. We constantly strive to provide best practice in education for the children attending our school. Each child is encouraged to enjoy learning and develop a lively and enquiring mind. We also want children to develop the ability to question and discuss rationally and apply themselves to tasks and skills as they strive to reach their full true potential in all aspects of school life. We respect all of our children for their uniqueness and we promote inclusion, tolerance and understanding throughout our school. All children are encouraged to contribute, succeed, and develop independence, self-confidence, high self-esteem, foster care, courtesy and consideration for each other.


The school has a staff of 12 teachers, 1 special needs assistant, 1 caretaker, 2 cleaners and a secretary. I personally feel privileged to lead in Scoil Bhríde such a team of professional, talented and committed staff who provide well planned and organised lessons and activities. A wide range of curriculum enrichment activities and experiences are also provided to bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun thereby enhancing children’s learning. This talented team supports the achievement of high standards in all aspects of school life: curriculum, sport, music, art, science, the environment, entrepreneurship, information technology and much more.


Every decision within the school is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of the children. In this way children lie at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to working with parents/guardians and their child so that Scoil Bhríde can continue to be the popular and very special place that it is today. Parents are welcomed as partners in their child’s education as we believe that our pupils learn best when members of staff and parents work in partnership and so we value your involvement with your child’s education. Our pupils work hard in school; they are a credit to both their teachers, parents and guardians.


We have several annual events and fundraisers that run throughout the school year. Our school calendar, our St. Brigid Cross drive, our Halloween costume parade, our Christmas concerts, our Christmas card drive, our ‘Active schools week’, our ‘Fun for all day’, our school book fair, our talent show and bun sale, not to mention our annual sacramental celebrations of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, as well as our new school year and graduation masses. All of these events involve and are enjoyed by the whole community.


We are thankful to all who make Scoil Bhríde the vibrant, inclusive school that it is – our staff, our pupils, our parents as well as the Board of Management and Parent’s Association. All of these partnerships help us to provide an extended and rich educational experience for our pupils.


The staff and I look forward to sharing your child’s educational journey with you.


With best wishes!


Vinny Thorpe


Principal

Scoil Bhríde