Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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Gaelscoil Philib Barún presents Liam Ó Maonlaí

As part of it’s celebration of language and culture during the upcoming Seachtain na Gaeilge (March 2023), Gaelscoil Philib Barún presents Liam Ó Maonlaí, musician and singer, in concert in the school hall on Wednesday, 8 March 2023. Support will be provided by Cór Fear na nDéise and by our own Múinteoir Dara Blount. Tickets are available via Eventbrite only and will cost €15 + fees. Tickets will be available to the general public from Saturday, 11 February 2023 onwards.

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School Open Evening

Gaelscoil Philib Barún is accepting enrolment applications for Junior Infants (for the 2023-2024 school year) during the month of February 2023. An open night for prospective parents will be help at the school on Tuesday, 7 February 2023 from 7pm – 8pm, with directions to the school available on the Contact Us page of the school website. This will allow parents to view the school and its facilities, with the option to discuss immersion education in an all-Irish primary school

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Christmas Concerts 2022

We are beyond thrilled to welcome the families and friends of our pupils back to the school in person, to enjoy our series of Christmas concerts for 2022. These will be held in the school hall on Monday-Tuesday, 19-20 December 2022 as follows: Time Monday, 19 December 2022 Tuesday, 20 December 2022 6:00pm Junior Infants (Naíonáin Bheaga) Senior Infants (Naíonáin Mhóra) 6:30pm First Class (Rang 1) Second Class (Rang 2) 7:00pm Third Class (Rang 3) Fourth Class (Rang 4) 7:30pm

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Retirement of Caitlín and Mary Dunphy

The school gathered on Friday, 30 September 2022, to mark the retirement of Múinteoir Caitlín and to pay tribute to Múinteoir Máire Uí Dhonncha. Both teachers have given long and loyal service, over many decades, to the school and its pupils. All of the children held both teachers in the highest esteem and this was reflected in the song that Dara, our fifth-class teacher, composed for the occasion. The song was sung with great enthusiasm by all in the hall.

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Gaelscoil welcomes our Ukrainian friends

Gaelscoil Philib Barún is an immersion education primary school where all subjects are taught through the Irish language. English is also taught in full and pupils follow exactly the same English language curriculum as all other primary schools in Ireland. The staff and pupils of Gaelscoil Philib Barún school are very happy and humbled to welcome and accommodate new pupils from Ukraine and, as a gesture of solidarity and inclusion, we have updated our school website so that it is

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Red Hat sponsors school STEAM projects

The Board of Management for Gaelscoil Philib Barún wishes to acknowledge the extremely generous sponsorship recently received from Red Hat in Waterford for our STEAM projects at the school. This funding, which was provided by the Red Hat Cares team (a part of Red Hat’s Community & Social Responsibility programme), will help us to continue with initiatives which combine technology and the arts in our curriculum. The recent sponsorship will be invested in LEGO Education robotic kits for the junior

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Storm Barra Updates

UPDATE: Tuesday, 7 December at 18:00pm In line with regional and national weather advice, the school will remain closed again tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 December 2021. UPDATE: Monday, 6 December at 18:30pm Due to the anticipated impact of Storm Barra, which has placed Co. Waterford in a Status Orange weather warning, and with the health and safety of pupils and staff foremost in our minds, Gaelscoil Philib Barún will remained closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 7 December 2021.

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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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