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Calendar 2016/2017

June 14, 2016

St.Brendan’s PS School Calendar 2016 / 2017

School reopens Wednesday 31st August 2016

Mid Term Break Closing Friday 28th October 2016
Re-opening Monday 7th November 2016

Christmas Holidays Closing Thursday 22nd December 2016 Re-opening Monday 9th January 2017

Mid Term Break Closed Thursday 23rd February 2017
Closed Friday 24th February 2017

St. Patricks day Closed Friday 17th March 2017
Closed Monday 20th March 2017

* Easter Holidays Closing Friday 7th April 2017
Re-opening Monday 24th April 2017

May Bank Holiday weekend Closed Monday 1st May 2017
Closed Tuesday 2nd May 2017

June Bank Holiday weekend Closed Friday 2nd June 2017
Closed Monday 5th June 2017
Closed Tuesday 6th June 2017

Summer Holidays Closing Friday 30th June 2017

* The Department of Education and skills has informed all schools that they may stay open for up to 3 days (During Easter Holidays) to make up for any time lost due to unforeseen closures if these occur during the school year 2016/2017. Eg: Weather

Kind regards,
Niall Crofton (Principal)

May 2016-PA sponsored cycle in lOUGH BOORA

June 13, 2016

PA Sponsored walk/ Cycle– This was a great activity for the boys and great fundraiser for the school. We last did this 2 years ago so now all boys in 5th/6th have had the opportunity of taking part in a biking activity with school. We took a crowd of 50 eager boys and they split into bikers and walkers and took off for 2 hours of exploring and activity in the park. The bikers each covered an impressive 12 km. Thanks to Keith Harte for transport of bikes, bike hire at Lough Boora for very reasonable rate and for Andrew Walsh support with provision of bus. Our classes JI-4th went to Birr Castle for their sponsored walk and each walked good distances with their teachers. Thanks to the staff for ensuring all went well and to Birr Castle for allowing us great access. Special thanks to PA for organising the events





May 2016-Edmund Rice awards

June 13, 2016

The Edmund Rice Awards took place this year in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 5th Class students from the Presentation Monastery in Killarney, Co Kerry, and from St Brendan’s Primary School in Birr, Co Offaly, gathered to remember and celebrate Blessed Edmund Rice. The Birr students engaged in a lively and poignant retelling of Blessed Edmund’s life, and spoke about how his memory still inspires their school today. The Killarney students’ presentation gave a fascinating insight into the history of their 178 year-old school, and, once again, how Blessed Edmund Rice’s values still blossom in the community to this day. Br Andrew Hickey presented each student with a certificate, and congratulated them on the work they have done. The boys then got a lovely lunch and played games together including the popular “catch the pig” The Awards will return next year. Thanks to Ms Ward and the excellent boys who represented the best of what our school is about.
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