Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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Christmas Concerts 2023

The schedule below outlines the times and dates for this year’s Christmas concerts at Gaelscoil Philib Barún. Admission is free but raffle tickets will be on sale each evening with proceeds going toward various school initiatives. Date Time Class Tuesday, 19 December 2023 6:00pm Junior Infants 6:30pm First Class 7:00pm Fifth Class 7:30pm Sixth Class Wednesday, 20 December 2023 6:00pm Senior Infants 6:30pm Second Class 7:00pm Third Class 7:30pm Fourth Class

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School Opening due to Storm Debi

We can confirm Gaelscoil Philib Barún will open at the normal time on Monday, 13 November 2023. As Waterford will be under a status Yellow weather warning tomorrow, we urge parents and pupils to take extra care when dropping and collecting their children under the circumstances.

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Admissions Policy Update

Gaelscoil Philib Barún is accepting applications for enrolments for the 2024/25 Junior Infant class from the 1 October 2023 until 29 February 2024. Interested families can fill out the enrolment form which is now available from the Policies & Forms section of the school website. The form can be posted to the school or emailed directly to the school office at The school’s updated Annual Admissions notice is also available from the same page on the website. If you

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Retirement of Múinteoir Kathryn

Múinteoir Kathryn has announced that she will be retiring next month (October 2023). Kathryn has given the school great service as a class teacher and recently as a special education teacher and special education coordinator. She is currently the vice-principal and has been a member of the school staff and management from the time the school was based in Star of the Sea House, Pond Road, to our time in prefabs and on to the current modern building on our

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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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Updated School Policies

A number of the school policies were recently updated and are now available on the Policies & Forms page. The updated policies include: Admissions Policy Anti-Bullying Policy Attendance Strategy Child Safety Statement Code of Discipline If you have any queries about any of the items listed, please contact the school directly.

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Back to School and Class Teachers 2022

The following is a list of teachers and classes for the 2022-2023 school year, which will starting on Wednesday, 31 August 2022. Class Teachers Junior Infants: Múinteoir Ailín Ní Ghréacháin Senior Infants: Múinteoir Kelsey Ní Mhurchú First Class: Múinteoir Cathy Second Class: Múinteoir Eibhlín /Múinteoir Orna Third Class: Múinteoir Méadhbh Fourth Class: Múinteoir Orla Fifth Class: Múinteoir Dara Sixth Class: Múinteoir Ben Our Special Education Teachers will be Múinteoir Kathryn and Caitlín. Start and Finishing Times Our staggered start and

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School Year Changes

As outlined in the latest school newsletter (March 2022), the school year has been reduced by one day to accommodate the one-off public holiday on Friday, 18 March 2022. Schools which were already closed for that day must reduce their school year by one day and we have done this by closing one day earlier in June 2022. As a result, the last day of term will now be the Wednesday, 22 June 2022. The school calendar has been amended

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