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8 Jan 2021

School Closure and Online Learning

As you are aware the DES have closed all schools across the country for the month of January. Teachers will begin teaching online from next Monday through the use of their Padlet pages. These Padlet pages are listed and can be accessed here.

Parents are not expected to be able to complete the same amount of work that might be completed in school and we ask only that pupils and parents engage with the work as best they can under the circumstances. Pupils who are experiencing learning difficulties and for whom the work might be more challenging will be able to access differentiated support from the learning support team. Teachers can be contacted through the email to be found on the Padlet page. Some teachers will be using different platforms as we progress through the closure period and will be trying to engage and present the work in as affective a means as possible.

Arrangements for collection of school books on Monday, 11 January 2021 are set out in the table below. Please remain socially distant and wear a mask when collecting the books. They will be available at the front door of the school and labelled with your child’s name. If you are not in a position to avail of these pickup times, for whatever reason, we will try and ensure that all textbooks are available online.

  • Naíonáin Bheaga (9:00 – 9:30)
  • Naíonáin Mhóra (9:30 – 10:00)
  • Rang 1 (10:00 – 10:30)
  • Rang 2 (10:30 – 11:00)
  • Rang 3 (11:00 – 11:30)
  • Rang 4 (11:30 – 12:00)
  • Rang 5 (12:00 – 12:30)
  • Rang 6 (12:30 – 13:00)

If you have a general enquiry for the school email eolas@pilibbarun.com.

28 Sep 2020

Parents Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Parents Association will take place virtually on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 19.30 via zoom. To access an invitation, please subscribe to the association mailing list gpbparents@gmail.com.

The AGM, and all subsequent meetings, are conducted in English. All parents are welcome to join all meetings without being part of the committee.

28 Sep 2020

Newsletter, September 2020

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

25 Sep 2020

New Policies for 2021/22

A new and revised Admissions Policy has been recently approved by the school patron and is available to view here. An Admissions Notice regarding 2021/22 is also available to view here.

24 Aug 2020

Reopening Plan

Please see attached plan for the reopening of the school next Friday, 28 August 2020. We hope it clarifies for parents questions that may arise regarding the safe reopening of Gaelscoil Philib Barún for all its pupils.

24 Aug 2020

Padlet Page Updates

Teachers will be using Padlet pages again in the 2020-2021 school year to communicate with parents with regard to issues in their classes. The list of pages per class can be found here.

17 Aug 2020

Teachers, Classes and Book Rental

Details of classes and teachers are available here. Please note arrangements for safe return of pupils to the school.

Also, those still wanting to avail of book rental should please indicate same by registering with Databiz Solutions and paying for the books online. Even if you are buying the books you still need to pay for art and craft, reading resources, online resources and photocopying. See full details on the book rental blog.

13 Aug 2020

School Reopening

The Gaelscoil will reopen on Friday, 28 August 2020 for all classes and staggered times will apply, as follows:

  • Naíonáin Bheaga agus Mhóra ag 8:45am
  • Rang 1,2,3,4, ag 8:55am
  • Rang 5 agus 6 ag 9:05am

Information on the safe return to school is available on this letter. Please be aware that further updates will be communicated on this website and through text.

20 Jul 2020

Communion and Confirmation – Proposed Dates

Holy Cross Parish has announced arrangements for Confirmation and Communion for September 2020. Communion will be on Friday, 11 September 2020 at 6pm in Holy Cross Church, Tramore for Gaelscoil Philib Barún. Confirmation on Saturday, 12 September at 10:00am in Holy Cross Church, Tramore.

Please see letters attached for Communion and Confirmation.

2 Jul 2020

School Calendar 2020-2021

The calendar for the next school year (2019-2020) is now available to view from the School Calendar page. The majority of dates are confirmed but there are still some that may be subject to change closer to the time.

The parish has announced Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 10am in Holy Cross Church, Tramore as the provisional date for the confirmation. All details are available here.