Category: ‘Friendship’

November 21- Visit of Birr Intermediate county champions

November 30, 2021

Last week we were honoured to welcome some members of the victorious Birr intermediate hurling team to the school. Traditionally there would be a big whole school welcome for a county win but COVID safety meant a small outdoor gathering with 5th and 6th class bubbles . captain Mick Mulrooney and coach Johnny Kelly along with players told the boys about the great win and the importance of working hard to achieve these days – there were many tough days and great sacrifice which led to this point so we hope the boys will get inspiration for this visit. It was heartening to hear how these men fondly remember starting their hurling at school and of the friends they still have from playing the game together – our boys were encouraged to make the most of the excellent school coaching now with Adrian Clancy- the boys got some lovely photos with the cup and some hurls signed and please God the next time Birr come back with a county title we will lift the roof off the hall with a welcome 🙏

St Brendan’s Day 29th November 2021

November 30, 2021

Delighted to be able to celebrate St Brendan’s day 29th November with our parish at 10am
Mass – a group of 5 excellent boys from 6th class represented the school by travelling over and reading at mass and delivering their traditional “ Ode to St Brendan “ . Please God next year we can celebrate by bringing the whole school over and fill the air with song / prayer and music 🙏 Fintan Monahan

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 !! 😎

December 20- Children’s luminaries project

January 14, 2021

The boys in third class designed art for the Luminaries Project. Their art work coincided with a short tale from years ago and the final product was displayed on the wall of St. Brendan’s school. The boys really enjoyed their animations coming to life.  I want to wish all the boys and their families a very happy, peaceful and safe Christmas this year. See you all in the New Year. 

Dec 20 – Christmas art display

January 14, 2021

❤️Birr ❤️ Birr ❤️
This Christmas the town has really supported our boys yet again 👍
Thanks to Tom Kelly of Kelly office supplies ( proud past pupil 😀 ) for sponsoring great prizes for our school Xmas colouring competition- Thanks to our talented staff member Ms Michelle Makim for designing the picture titled “ Christmas in Birr “ Well done to the winners who were presented with their prizes last week by Tom. The winners and selection of excellent entries are on display on Main Street over the christmas if families want to view when out for a stroll- thanks to Michael Lyons for kindly allowing us to use the shop front – our effort at adding some Christmas cheer to the town this year 👍 #shoplocal #keepsafe

December 20- International Migrant day

January 14, 2021

St Brendans PS proud today to celebrate “ international migrants day 2020” – we have many international students who consider Ireland and Birr home❤️ Radwan came today to present us with a damask rose and a jasmine plant which are both associated with Syria and the capital Damascus- the boys from 5th with their buddy Abdel delighted to accept and we will plant and mind them 😀

December 20- Christmas Performances

January 14, 2021

Class Christmas performances
One of the highlights of each year is where each child is involved in a christmas performance ranging from singing to playing music to drama to art exhibitions. This year with COVID it is more important than ever for families to share in the joy of each childs involvement. We have recorded each class over the past few weeks and will publish on our YOU TUBE CHANNEL. This will allow parents to watch on their TV / Device and allow grandparents etc to watch also. We also recorded the Junior Infant nativity via FACEBOOK LIVE and this can be played / viewed anytime.

Oct 2020- Happy 142 Birthday St Brendan’s PS

October 5, 2020

Happy Birthday St Brendans PS Birr – 142 years old today ! – thanks to Brother Denis for joining Mr Crofton at school gate to acknowledge the proud heritage of Presentation Brothers who founded our lovely school back on Oct 2nd 1878 / covid safe celebrations today to acknowledge the event and please God we can create a gathering in future years – lovely photos of some of our school community this morning ❤️

Thanks to Glanmore foods for helping us celebrate school birthday with 200 individually wrapped muffins today so all the boys could enjoy the birthday in a covid safe way – 😀