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18 Mar 2020

Our Virtual Classrooms

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Teachers are putting up lessons and recommended activities for pupils each day using the Padlet software on our new Collaboration page. We hope to update these daily. There have been difficulties with the amount of traffic on this service. We are aware that some pupils were not able to bring home their textbooks and we will arrange to have the relevant textbook pages up on the each class’s site.

Pupils should work through the work as best they can. On some of the class pages the teachers will be able, in a limited fashion, to interact with pupils and answer questions. This may not always be possible but if someone is in difficulty we recommend they move on to the next task. If for any reason a pupil is not able to work any day please be aware that all work is undertaken at the discretion of the parent or guardian.

As this is online work we ask that pupils are supervised while online and that their engagement with sites recommended and videos suggested by the teachers is monitored. There are plenty of tips on online safety on webwise.ie. This is a new experience for us all and we hope to learn from it and get better at doing it. Thank you for you patience. Stay safe and self isolated!

12 Mar 2020

Homework Collaboration

Posted by James Mernin.

As part of the school’s efforts to minimise the impact of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, which led to the school being closed from Friday, 13 March 2020 to Monday, 30 March 2020, the teachers have collaborated to provide some virtual learning aids.

These will be used in the coming weeks to provide some limited work for students during the school days that the school is closed. The work has been deemed reasonable, while limited in nature and scope, and we hope it will serve as a helpful and reassuring resource for pupils and parents alike.

Find out more here.

12 Mar 2020

School closed due to Coronavirus

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Mar aon le scoileanna ar fud na tíre beidh Gaelscoil Philib Barún dúnta go dtí an 29ú lá Márta. Faoi láthair beidh an scoil oscailte arís ar an 30ú lá. Tá súil againn obair bhaile a chur ar fail go leanúnach tíd an suíomh seo.

Due to the recent announcement from the Department of Education & Skills, Gaelscoil Philib Barún will close until Monday, 30 March 2020, due to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

Tá leabhair na bpáistí tógtha abhaile acu inniu. Bí ag faire ar an suíomh seo le haghaidh uasdátú agus treoracha ó na múinteoirí.

We are working on a way for teachers to upload work for some classes to a suitable website.

9 Mar 2020

A Thank You for Seán

Posted by James Mernin.

Seán Breatnach, former chairperson of the Board of Management, receiving a presentation from the Board of Management of Gaelscoil Philib Barún, of a painting celebrating Seán’s long service to the Gaelscoil in Tramore.
Seán has been a voluntary member of the Board since 1985 and chairperson since 1999. He was instrumental in achieving the wonderful building the school now occupies.

9 Mar 2020

Newsletter, March 2020

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletters (March 2020) is now available on the Newsletters page.

2 Mar 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Posted by James Mernin.

The Department of Education and Skills have extensive information available on its website, updated regularly, regarding schools and the Covid 19 virus.
You can access the information here.

24 Feb 2020

Solar Panels Competition

Posted by James Mernin.

5th class pupils have entered a competition run by Friends of the Earth to get solar panels for the school. They prepared a video which is hosted on the FOE.ie website. We would appreciate it if you could vote for their video here before Friday 28th February at 5pm.

18 Feb 2020

Enrolment of New Infants

Posted by Daithí de Paor.

Parents wishing to enrol children in Junior Infants for next September are being asked to submit applications for enrolment during the month of February. Enrolment forms are available from the school office or alternatively may be downloaded here.

Applications must have a birth certificate attached. Those who have pre-enrolled must confirm their application in writing by filling out a new form which they will have received by post last month. All applications 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 can be viewed on the website. Queries about enrolment and education in an all-Irish school can be made to the school office. We will be more than happy to answer any questions.

18 Feb 2020

Murúch, 6th Class Play

Posted by James Mernin.

Múinteoir Ben’s 6th class present “Murúch”. Recently staged at Coirm Gael Linn in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, it has wowed the critics. “Léiriú Foirfe / a perfect production” said the judges. Best of luck to all the poor unfortunate shipwrecked sailors and their drums at their next performance in Ring at the Waterford Schools Drama Festival.
The story follows a fisherman to the bottom of the sea where he is imprisoned with all the other shipwrecked sailors who are under the sea monster’s spell. How do they escape?

Merrow (from Irish Murúch, Middle Irish murdúchann or murdúchu) is a mermaid or merman in Irish folklore.

14 Feb 2020

A Gift for Ann and Denny

Posted by James Mernin.

At the Christmas Carol service in December the Principal, Daithí de Paor presented Ann and Denis de Landers with a travel voucher to mark their retirement from cleaning and caretaking at the school following 33 years service. Pictured above are staff representatives and members of the Board of Management with Ann and Denny.