Category: ‘Attendance’

SCP report Christmas 2023

December 19, 2023

School Completion Programme – Report – Christmas 2023
It has been an active term for the Roscrea/Birr School Completion Programme. Throughout the term, we have facilitated five transfer sessions with Ms Doyles 6th class. As part of our transfer programme, the boys joined up with 6th class from the Mercy Primary School and Oxmantown School to participate in the annual treasure hunt. This activity provided the pupils with an opportunity to meet up with boys and girls from the other schools that will be in their first year in St. Brendan’s Community School. We look forward to working with the boys again for some more of our Transfer Programme, and our Ceilí in March.
Along with our transfer programme, we also met and provided support on an individual basis to some pupils from other classes. Our afterschool programme included the Let’s Read Pal programme in conjunction with TY students from St. Brendan’s Community School, golfing, swimming and tennis.
Next year, we look forward to continuing with our individual and afterschool programmes, along with facilitating our eight-week socialisation programme with Junior Infants and Life Skills with fourth class.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank your School Principal, Mr. Crofton, your HSCL, Ms. Anne Hennelly and all the staff in St. Brendan’s Boys’ School most sincerely for their support. Without this support, we could not do the work we do.
On behalf or the School Completion Programme team, Rachel Moloney, Dani Dunne, Margaret Blake, Dearbhla Hall and myself Mairead Keevey, we would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and best wishes for 2024.
Mairead Keevey

Admissions Notice 2024/2025

October 20, 2023

12370c Admissions-notice 2024

Admission Notice 23/24

October 3, 2022

12370c Admissions-notice 2023

Sept 22- New school year

August 31, 2022

Great fun and excitement at returning to school for 22/23

March 22- Alice in Wonderland

April 7, 2022

Amazing show yet again by PWC players “ Alice in Wonderland “ last Friday 👏👏- boys from 3rd class / Mr Cunningham and Mr Kennedy got the great opportunity to see the show .. and loved it ! Special mention to our 6th class boys from Syria whose first experience it was seeing Panto ❤️❤️ Thanks to Anne Coughlan and all at Birrtheatre Offaly for their support of our school 🙏👍😀

Nov 21- Admission Notice 2022

November 1, 2021

12370c Admissions-notice 2022

Summer Provision 2021

August 13, 2021

We are delighted to run the summer provision programme at the school for 6th consecutive summer. This was formerly called July provision and summer provision. This 3 week programme is an amazing opportunity for our 17 pupils with SEN who are eligible to get an intensive in-school fun experience that will set them up well for a return to school in September. Thanks to the 8 staff who will work on the programme over the 3 weeks. We are also running the DEIS literacy and numeracy camps for 36 boys in the final week of august as part on the new SP.

1st March 2021- Phased reopening

March 5, 2021

The sunny weather 🌞and being back at school with friends in senior infants – Magic !! 😎

Enrolment 2021- January enrolment week

January 18, 2021

Notice of Enrolment 2021 :
Parents who wish to enrol their child for September 2021 please see below:
The Enrolment Application Form for the 2021-2022 school year is available as follows:

• Download at under Forms and Policies
• Email :
• Contact the school principal Niall Crofton via message on the school facebook page. Leave a phone number and we will call you back.
• Forms can be collected each Wednesday from 11am-1pm at the school with school lunch pack collections if you wish.
• The school has published and displayed an admission notice as required by DES outlining the number of places available in Mainstream / Special classes.

Completed applications can be emailed back or dropped to the school post box at the front gate / posted to:
St. Brendan’s PS, Moorpark st, Birr, Co.Offaly
We would hope to be in contact with families confirming places for Junior Infants in the coming weeks and hopefully ( COVID-19 safety allowing) we can run the full induction programme with school visit in June. In the meantime keep safe everyone,
Niall Crofton ( School Principal)

Oct 20- New school admission notice for enrolments 2021

October 9, 2020

Admissions-notice 2021