Interested in swimming in the Community Games ?

We know that we have some really talented swimmers in our school. This year we are hoping to enter some children in the swimming events in the 2018 Community Games.Children must be living in the Parish of Our Lady Mother of the Church in order to be eligible to compete on behalf of the Castleknock C

Accord Talk for Parents

Reminder:We will be holding a talk for parents of the current 5th and 6th classes on Thursday March 15th. The Accord program is designed to give children a more holistic view of the transition from childhood to adolescence and help them to feel more confident about the changes they are experiencing.

Parents Alert – Stay Safe

March 6th 2018Parents:Many of you have received messages by phone reporting on an incident near Laurel Lodge Shopping Centre where a stranger approached a child as she walked home from school. While we don’t want to be alarmist or to frighten children, we do think a family discussion reminding

Easter Camp

The Easter Camp…will run for the first week of the Easter holidays (5 days including Good Friday) for children from 1st to 6th class.The children will play a variety of sports each day as well as doing art and drama activities.Registration forms will be sent out to pupils later in the week.

School open this Friday, 9th March

Following the recent guidelines from the Department of Education, we were due to close our school this Friday to facilitate the training of staff in the new Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017. The protection and welfare of children is of paramount importance and

Scarlet Fever Warning

March 6th 2017Dear Parent or Guardian,There has been a confirmed case of scarlet fever in Senior Infants. It is therefore a possibility that your child has been exposed. Please read the following advice from the HSE.What is scarlet fever?Scarlet fever is a scattered red rash and high temperature cau

Book Fair

Please note that the book fair will continue tomorrow and Tuesday .

Please Take Care

Sunday March 4th – Safety Notice .We hope all our pupils enjoyed their snow days but now that the snowmen are melting we have decided it is time to re-open the school. We have cleared some of the yards but there is still a lot of snow and slush. Conditions tomorrow morning will be challenging for ev

School Reopens after Snow

We reopen on Monday March 5th. The carpark and footpaths are still very snowy and slippery so we urge parents and pupils to use extreme caution when entering and exiting the school. We hope to have paths cleared through the yards and children will come straight into the buildings from 8:40am.

Ball Postponed

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the Victory4Vincent Ball on Saturday March 3rd has been postponed. The decision was made by the hotel for safety reasons. The event has been rescheduled for March 10th, just one week later. Whilst it is extremely disappointing for all involved e

School Closed . Update

In accordance with the health and safety guidelines of the DES , we will adhere to the red alert and remain closed until Monday March 6th .The school dance is still scheduled to go ahead on March 3rd.As there is now a red alert in place for Dublin, our school will be closed today, Wednesday . We wil

World Book Day

World Book Day. Thursday March 1st. Dear Parents/Guardians,For World Book Day this coming Thursday, children are being asked to either dress up as a character from a book or have a teddy dressed up similarly.We don’t want people rushing out to buy costumes as it would be nice for the children to use

Child Protection Training- School Closed

In accordance with Circular 81/2017, “Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017” St. Brigid’s N.S. is required to familiarise all staff with the revised Child Protection procedures and to access the support and training available. A full review of our Child Protection pro

Young Entrepreneurs- Sales Begin

As you are aware Ms. N. Fay’s class are taking part in the Young Entrepreneurs program this year. They are very excited that after months of planning and designing many prototypes , they have chosen to produce some very innovative bookmarks. These bookmarks feature a really unusual circular design

The Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back ! It will run from 9am on Monday to 1:30 pm on Thursday. All pupils will visit the fair early next week to select and order a favourite book. The Book Fair will be open to parents from 1:30pm to 3pm on Wednesday 28th . The Book Fair is the main source for new stock

Confirmation Mass

Fr. Denis has asked us to inform parents of 6th class pupils that the Enrolment Mass for all Confirmation Candidates is on this Sunday at 11:00 in the church.

Let’s Talk Family – A Lenten Programme

Our Lady Mother of the ChurchCastleknock, Dublin 15Let’s Talk Family – A Lenten ProgrammeIn preparation for the World Meeting of Families 2018 our parish is hosting a six-session conversation on the family. It will take place in the Parish Centre on Wednesdays during Lent, beginning on Wednesday 21s

One School – One Book

Dear Parents and Guardians, Given the huge interest generated in school and in homes by the “One School One Book” Project over the past two years, we have decided to continue with the project in third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes after the midterm break.One School One Book is a community reading

Summer Re-opening

We have had a few enquiries from parents about the date we are reopening for the new school year 2018.19 . We will open to children on Thursday August 30th 2018 at 8:50 am !

Locking Gates

Parents/Guardians We are sorry for this inconvenience but for safety reasons we will lock the pedestrian gate from the church car park to the school at 9:15 each day. Please enter through the pedestrian gate at the front of the school and go to reception after this time. The gate will be open again

Health Warning for 3rd

Unfortunately despite our last letter head lice have returned to 3rd class. Children are bringing home a notice . It is imperative that everyone checks their child’s hair today and treats if needed. Please remember lice are very hard to see so a fine comb may be needed. We also ask that you sign the

Safer Internet Day Links

Advice for Parents on AppsAdvice on Social MediaAdvice for ParentsE-Safety Kit for FamiliesAdvice for PupilsFamily Agreements

Slapped Cheek and Head Lice

Parents in 1st class should be aware of a case of slapped cheek in 1st class and also reports of head lice. Please please check your child’s hair carefully tonight. ( Monday 19th January)