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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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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Government Advice about Returning to School

The Department of Education has provided the school with a number of animated videos, for distribution to parents and pupils that plan to return to school on Monday, 15 March 2021. They are available in English and Irish as follows: Video for Third – Sixth class pupils: English | Irish Video for Parents: English | Irish | English with Irish Sign Language

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Electronic Medical Declaration

As part of the guidelines associated with returning to school safely, we require that parents fill out an electronic medical declaration regarding their children before returning. This can be done online via the Databiz Solutions website using the instructions outlined in the following guide. Please login and virtually sign the declaration before your child returns to school as follows: Phase 1 (Junior Infants – Second class) Monday, 1 March 2021 Phase 2 (Third – Sixth class) Monday, 15 March 2021

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School Reopening

Following recent announcements by the Government in relation to phased return of schools as part of the National Living with Covid Plan, Gaelscoil Philib Barún will reopen for Junior Infants to 2nd class on Monday, 1 March 2021. The school has received additional guidelines from the Department to effectively manage this return while level 5 restrictions remain in place and further details are available in a letter from the Minister of Education to all parents and guardians. In summary, we

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