Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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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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Celebrating our Christmas Concerts

The entire school community enjoyed our recent Christmas concert series that were held in-person at the school hall once again, after a 2 year absence due to Covid-19. For many parents, this was their first time to ever see their child perform on stage, a precious part of family life and memory creation that should not be underestimated. Here is a selection of photographs taken on the night.

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David Kirby Prize (Duais Daithí K)

Congratulations to Robert Downey who won the Daithí K prize this year. Robert, who is in 2nd class, received his prize from members of the pupils’ council, in the presence of his parents and Múinteoir Daithí on the Monday, 21 June 2021. The prize is presented annually to the pupil of the year as chosen by the all the boys and girls from 1st to 6th 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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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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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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Homework Collaboration

As part of the school’s efforts to minimise the impact of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, which led to the school being closed from Friday, 13 March 2020 to Monday, 30 March 2020, the teachers have collaborated to provide some virtual learning aids. These will be used in the coming weeks to provide some limited work for students during the school days that the school is closed. The work has been deemed reasonable, while limited in nature and scope, and we hope

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