Many thanks to all the parents who attended the Annual General Meeting of our Parents Association on Wednesday the 26th of September 2018. For those of you who were not able to attend this is a short note of what was discussed.
The Chairperson ended the evening by thanking everyone for attending and asking that the next time they attend if they could please try and bring at least one more parent with them and to spread the word that the AGM is worth attending so parents can have their say.
St Brigid’s Parents Association Annual General Meeting will take place on
Wednesday, 27th September
at 7.30 p.m.
The Chair will give an overview of the work by the Parents Association during the previous year. A new committee will be elected. The floor will then be open for discussion and suggestions for the coming year.
Everyone is a member of the Parents Association so please come along and share your views and ideas. This is your chance to have your say!
New Committee members are most welcome!
We look forward to seeing you on the night.
Congratulations to the class of 2017 who graduated from St Brigids tonight. We are very proud of you all and hope you enjoyed your evening. Thank you to all our volunteers, parents association, teachers and staff who helped make the evening so enjoyable for the girls and their families!
The Parents Association will holding their annual Second Hand Uniform sale on Tuesday 27th June at 7.00 p.m. If you are available to help at the sale or help sort uniforms on the Monday and Tuesday morning 26th & 27th June, please let the PA committee or Sheila know.
If you have any spare uniforms you can drop them into the school anytime.
On the same evening, Book Haven will be in the school selling NEW school books from 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
A massive Thank You to everyone for all your support with the Easter Fair! From donations and setting up, to running stalls and fantastic attendance on the day, the Easter Fair was a huge success and raised over €10,000! We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors whose contribution was very much appreciated.
We hope you and your families enjoyed the day!
All donations can be dropped into Sheila at the school office during school hours from Monday 3rd April.
Parents Association committee members and volunteers will be at the school to accept donations at the following times:
Sat 1stApril : 2 - 3pm and Sat 8th April : 10am – 2pm
NB: All items not sold will be donated to charity but they will not accept badly worn items so please only send in good quality items.
(new & pre-loved)
Toys, Games, Jigsaws
Please ensure if the toy takes batteries or a remote control that it works and all items are sealed in a box. Jigsaws must be taped shut and not have any missing pieces.
Freshly baked bread /cakes/buns/biscuits
Please send on disposable plates or clearly labelled trays/plates on the 8th/9th April. Plates will be available for collection on Monday 24th April in the school.
(New or pre-loved)
Children and adult books
CDs, DVDs and computer games will also be accepted
Plants will be accepted on Sat 8th April
Cups, spoons, plates, milk, sugar etc.
Homemade biscuits and cakes are also needed
Wheel of Fortune
Tins/boxes of sweets/biscuits, unwanted/unopened gift sets, baskets, hampers, gift boxes, gift vouchers
Nail varnish, tattoos etc.
Parenting with values: Enable your child’s goodness, character and inner confidence to flourish! 1 day workshop Sunday 12th March 2017 St. Brigid’s School Hall 10.00-4.30 pm
Brain research has shown our values determine much of our thinking and beliefs and so are core to how we live in the world. Being aware of what values you are modelling to children is particularly essential. With many conflicting influences from the media children more than ever need clear core values as a strong compass to guide them through life.
Parenting with values offers you an easy to follow and integrate set of practical and effective well proven tools to be the role model and communicate good values to your children and prepare them as best you can for whatever the future holds.The teenage years can be challenging for parents and kids, this course enables you to provide support in advance by helping your child hold onto their innate goodness and awareness of right and wrong. A simple set of good core values which they own will enable them to resist peer pressure .Values are the drivers of much of our decision making and we tend to hold onto the values developed in childhood. Research shows children need core values to live and thrive in a diverse world with conflicting valuesoffered by the media.
Colette has worked with children, teens and trained adults with the human values in schools(inc St. Brigid’s) and with parents for 10 years and offers a wide range of tools and experience.
BENEFITS OF CORE VALUES
Experience how to bring values alive in your home to re-enforce their
experience at school,the importance of modelling and communicating values clearly and the neuroscience of values and how ourbrain works with values.
Date : Sunday March 12th
TIme : 10.00-4.30 1 hour for lunch
Venue: St. Brigid's School Hall
Limited places available, deposit required to secure place.
Please contact Colette on 0858551155 to book or for further information.
It is less than a month to the Easter Fair! The Sponsorship team have been hard at work and it promises to be a great day. A big thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with the fair. However, we still need more volunteers. Please contact the PA representatives if you are available to help on Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th April. Older siblings or other family members are also very welcome to help out.
Facts, advice and support to help parents start a conversation about alcohol with their children.
The workshop is FREE of charge and should be of particular interest to parents of 5th and 6th class students as they prepare to make the transition to secondary school but ALL parents are welcome.
Everyone who attends will receive a DRINKAWARE booklet.
The workshop will take place in:
St. Brigid's School Hall on Wednesday, 15th March at 7.30 p.m.
To ensure we have a booklet for everyone could please you let the PA know you are attending by contacting us on
086-1967194 or email stbrigidpa@gmail,com
St. Brigid's Parent's Association