Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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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Saoirse Movie Wins 3 National Drama Awards

On behalf of the entire school community, we want to congratulate the pupils of 6th class and their teacher, Ben, on their triumph at the National School Drama Competition earlier this week. Their short film, Saoirse, which was submitted for consideration to the annual competition and which was formally launched at the school last week, won a total of 3 awards, including: Best Actor, for Issie O’Sullivan’s portrayal of Saoirse in the movie. Best New Production. Best Film of the

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Thank You, Muinteoir Ben

Muinteori Ben received a surprise gift earlier today, to thank him for all of the effort he has invested in producing the “Saoirse” film, which was formally launched earlier today. The gift, which took the form of a Vinyl EP of the movie soundtrack, was presented by former pupil Kelly Ní Mheirnín who composed, recorded and produced the music in the film. The EP was created by CopySmith, an Irish-based media production company. Ben’s suggestion that Kelly produce the movie

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Saoirse Movie Launch

Introduction The school is delighted and proud to launch “Saoirse”, an Irish language short film produced by the students of 6th class in Gaelscoil Philib Barún in Tramore, Co. Waterford in Ireland. The film was shot at various locations around Tramore from March-May 2021 and the movie’s name, which is pronounced “Seer-sha”, is the Irish word for Freedom. Saoirse The concept for the film is rooted in Irish folklore and the stories of the fairies in Ireland’s heritage. It explores

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Book Rental 2021/22

The Board of Management has agreed the cost of the book rental fees for the school year 2021/22 and we can confirm that they will remain the same as last year. As guidelines are in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, the school will cannot accept cash payments but are able to facilitate online payments via Databiz Solutions instead. You must be registered with a valid email address to use the online payment facility and, once this is done, it should

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Red Hat sponsors STEM projects

On behalf of the entire school community, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the team at Red Hat in Waterford for their incredibly generous donation towards the purchase of digital media equipment to advance a number of arts and culture projects linked to the school’s Digital Learning plans. The projects in question will include a heavy focus on subjects that fall under the banner of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), which is variation on the popular

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