Gaelscoil Philib Barún

Additional Covid Advice for Parents

The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in early learning and care, school aged childcare, education, primary school sports and social settings. Additional resources for parents can also be downloaded here, in the form of videos and posters that outline the common symptoms of Covid-19, as well as stressing to parents that, if a child has any new onset symptoms as listed and

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Covid Response Plan Update

The school recently updated its Covid Response Plan which is in line with the latest Government advice for schools, as of 15 September 2021. The plan is also referenced from the Policies & Forms and Healthy & Safety sections of the school website, and all related Padlet/Seesaw pages have been updated also.

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Virtual Classroom Updates

The school has decided to minimise as much as is possible the amount of books and copybooks that have to be brought home from school during the 2021-2022 school year. To this end, we will continue to use Padlet, Seesaw and Edmodo to help with homework. Therein, parents can submit work on behalf of their children and can make contact with each teacher if required also. Full details on the virtual classroom page for each class can be found on

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Back to School and Class Teachers

We are looking forward to meeting everybody again for the new school year and we can confirm that the school will reopen again on Monday, 30 August 2021 at 9:00am. The teachers and classes for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: Junior Infants : M. Caren (Substitute teacher M. Aileen) Senior Infants : M. Ailin / M. Eibhlin (Jobsharing) 1st class : M. Cathy 2nd class: M. Orna (Substitute teacher M. Lauren) 3rd class : M. Méadhbh 4th class

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Movie Awards Featured on Local Radio

The school’s recent successes in the National Schools Drama Competition (where their short film, Saoirse, won 3 awards) were featured on local radio recently, where Muinteoir Ben and the lead actress from the movie (Issie O’Sullivan) were interviewed about the Saoirse movie on WLRfm‘s “Mar Dhea” Irish language show. Their interview aired at 8:30pm on Sunday, 4 July 2021 and you can listen to it below (or by clicking here). Gaelscoil Philip Barún is very grateful to WLRfm and radio presenter,

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David Kirby Prize (Duais Daithí K)

Congratulations to Robert Downey who won the Daithí K prize this year. Robert, who is in 2nd class, received his prize from members of the pupils’ council, in the presence of his parents and Múinteoir Daithí on the Monday, 21 June 2021. The prize is presented annually to the pupil of the year as chosen by the all the boys and girls from 1st to 6th class.

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