Gaelscoil Philib Barún

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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Book Rental 2021/22

The Board of Management has agreed the cost of the book rental fees for the school year 2021/22 and we can confirm that they will remain the same as last year. As guidelines are in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, the school will cannot accept cash payments but are able to facilitate online payments via Databiz Solutions instead. You must be registered with a valid email address to use the online payment facility and, once this is done, it should

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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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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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Parent Teacher Meetings

Please see the attached letter regarding arrangements for optional Parent Teacher meetings from Monday to Wednesday, 15-17 February 2021 (i.e. during the week before mid-term break). Note also that online classes will pause Thursday and Friday, 18-19 February 2021.

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Pre-Enrolment Update

As stated in our Annual Admission Notice, applications for enrolment in Junior Infants for the School Year 2021-2022 will be accepted during the month of February 2021. Please complete in the 2021 Application for Enrolment form here and return to the school (either by post to this address or by email to eolas@pilibbarun.com). Applications should be received no later than Sunday, 28 February 2021.

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