All parents are now being asked to submit applications for enrolment for Junior Infants September 2016 during the month of February 2016. This is a requirement of the enrolment policy. An enrolment form is available from the school office or may be downloaded from the website. Applications must have a birth certificate attached.
Those who have pre-enrolled must confirm their application in writing by filling out this new 2016 form.
All applications received in February will be processed in March and places will be offered according to procedures outlined in the enrolment policy. If your child’s application falls within criteria outlined in the enrolment policy please indicate this on your application. For example if he/she has a sibling in the school already. This policy in full can be viewed on the website.
The latest school newsletter (December 2015) is now available on the Newsletters page.
The timetable for this year’s school concerts is now available here.
The school website is in the progress of being migrated to a newer system. Please accept our apologies for any visual inconsistencies or issues you experience during this process.
A number of minor amendments have been made to the School Calendar as follows:
- Added new Confirmation date.
- Adde Communion date .
- Updated the date of the Book Sale (moved from December to October to be on the same day as the Cake Sale).
- Added a Back to School date for September 2016 after several requests for this information.
You may need to Refresh your web browser to view the updated calendar.
At a ceremony held on the school’s building site last Monday the 19th of October, Deirdre Madden, cofounder of the school with the late Risteard Ó Murchú, turned a ceremonial sod. Also present was Emear Ó Muchú, Risteard’s son, and representatives of both families.
Many local politicians were present including Senator David Cullinane, Sinn Féin, Paudie Coffey TD and Minister of State, Ciara Conway Labour TD. Among local councillors were Lola Ó Sullivan, Fine Gael, Jim Griffin, Sinn Féin, and Joe Conway, Independent. Acknowledgements and letters of support and congratulation were received from John Deasy TD and John Halligan TD.
All present welcomed the building’s progress and praised the Design Team and S & K Carey Builders for the speed of the construction to date.
Gaelscoil Philib Barún reopens this Friday the 28th of August at 9:00 for pupils. Junior Infants will have a shortened day and can be collected at 12:00 midday. Senior infants will finish ay 1:40 and all other classes at the usual time of 2:40. Naionra Philib Barún will reopen on Monday 31st August.
We ask that as many pupils as possible walk to school to reduce traffic in the morning. If you have to drop your child please do not delay. Leave the limited parking facilities for parents dropping pupils off for the first time.
S & K Carey Ltd. have been appointed to build the new school. Building work will be ongoing during the next year on the school field. The site is being safely secured initially and construction is to commence immediately. All health and safety regulations will be adhered to during the build this will include management of deliveries and construction traffic to ensure that there will be no disruption to the working of the school.
The Book Lists for the 2015-2016 school year (for Junior Infants – 6th class) are now available here.