Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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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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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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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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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Student Mosaic Poster 2021

The pupils, teachers and wider community at Gaelscoil Philib Barún wish to sincerely thank former students, Kelly Mernin and Molly O’Shea, for creating a new piece of digital art that is now on display at the school. The art takes the form of a mosaic poster in the image of the school crest, with the caption “Daltaí 2020” beneath it (which means Pupils). The mosaic is quite unique and personalised because the tiles within it are miniature, pixellated photographs of

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Art Prize Winner

A pupil from 6th class, Amelia McEvoy, has won a prize for her artwork in a Banksy-inspired competition sponsored by Edco. 6th class have been displaying great art work completed at home while school has been closed, and posted on their Padlet page. Well done, Amelia.

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Murúch, 6th Class Play

Múinteoir Ben’s 6th class present “Murúch”. Recently staged at Coirm Gael Linn in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, it has wowed the critics. “Léiriú Foirfe / a perfect production” said the judges. Best of luck to all the poor unfortunate shipwrecked sailors and their drums at their next performance in Ring at the Waterford Schools Drama Festival. The story follows a fisherman to the bottom of the sea where he is imprisoned with all the other shipwrecked sailors

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