Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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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

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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.

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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.

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European Blue Flag

6th class have succeeded in gaining a European blue flag for the school by raising awareness in the school about the European Union and its institutions and work. We congratulate them. Thuy Nga, a pupil in 6th class, has written a description of the work carried out. Brat na Réalta Goirme Bhí mé féin, Caitlyn, Heather, Rang a 6 agus Múinteoir Ben ag obair chun an brat gorm a fháil. Bhí orainn tionscadal a déanamh mar gheall ar an dara

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New Admission Policy being drafted

Following the enacting of new legislation all schools are required to amend their admission policies. Gaelscoil Philib Barún has drafted a new policy to be in effect for 2021 which complies with new guidelines outlined by the legislation and will submit its policy for approval to its patron. The draft can be found here for parents who want to view it.

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Our Virtual Classrooms

Teachers are putting up lessons and recommended activities for pupils each day using the Padlet software on our new Collaboration page. We hope to update these daily. There have been difficulties with the amount of traffic on this service. We are aware that some pupils were not able to bring home their textbooks and we will arrange to have the relevant textbook pages up on the each class’s site. Pupils should work through the work as best they can. On

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A Thank You for Seán

Seán Breatnach, former chairperson of the Board of Management, receiving a presentation from the Board of Management of Gaelscoil Philib Barún, of a painting celebrating Seán’s long service to the Gaelscoil in Tramore. Seán has been a voluntary member of the Board since 1985 and chairperson since 1999. He was instrumental in achieving the wonderful building the school now occupies.

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