Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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Parents’ Association Funding Opportunity

Good news!! Gaelscoil Philib Barún has been chosen by Tesco Tramore as one of the causes that are supported in their upcoming Tesco Community Fund campaign that starts on Monday, 26 February 2024. The campaign runs for 12 weeks (up to 19 May 2024) and includes Easter and the May bank holiday. So, if you are shopping in Tesco please remember to ask for/collect some of the round blue tokens and then place them in the Gaelscoil Philib Barún box.

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Welcoming our Class of 2023-2024

We are very much looking forward to meeting all classes and teachers again for the new 2023-2024 school year and we can confirm that Gaelscoil Philib Barún will reopen on Thursday, 31 August 2023, as follows: We can also confirm that there will be a full day on the first day back, with the exception of Junior Infants who will have a shortened day for the first two weeks, finishing at 12pm (midday). The school office will be open from

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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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