Category: ‘Friendship’

March 2024- Teacher Artist partnership

April 7, 2024

Teacher artist programme success
Fantastic finale to our TAP ( teacher – artist – programme ) this week as artist Monica O Meara came to school to organise the display of the children’s work – Here’s a photo of the ‘Sculpting Smiles – Clay-laborative Wellbeing’ artwork collaboration under the TAP programme with support from Laois Education Centre – The boys in 3rd and 4th classes had an amazing time over the past number of weeks and great credit to class teachers Ms Wyer and Mr Kennedy for their work supporting this –
It’s a fantastic piece of art which all the boys can view each day and see their work and little initials in engraved in the hands – We are proud that this pupil art creation is displayed proudly at our school and will hopefully inspire generations to follow—
Thank you so much Monica O’Meara ( Artist) and Laois Education centre.

March 2024- Dance with Lisa

April 7, 2024

Dance with Lisa
Thanks to Gravity Dance Academy for our final dance session with Lisa Hogan- huge thanks to Offaly County Council Arts Department for their grant support with this programme. The theme of this years programme was called “ Dance boost” “ and was designed especially for our boys, we aimed to provide them with a unique opportunity to explore a different form of self-expression and physical activity.

January 2024 Newsletter

February 6, 2024

Jan 2024

Medal Presentation Ceremony Cumann na mBunscoil 2023

January 12, 2024

Medal Presentation night at our school hall
Wow ! Thanks to Offaly Dual star Cormac Egan for presenting the Offaly Cumann na
Mbunscoil football winners medals to our school panel this week ! ⭐️ Parents Association St. Brendan’s Boys School, Birr Gaelscoil na Laochra Cormac got a great entrance
with “ The boys of Offaly “ blaring out in the hall which brought back great memories !
Cormac spoke so eloquently to the large crowd and to the panel of players .The boys all
received their winner medals and got the photo with Cormac too .
Both school principals Mr Crofton and Ms Ni Chlerigh spoke and thanked the coaches
Mr Kennedy / Mr Carroll and Mr Crofton for their time and congratulated the panel of
39 boys on their achievement
Mr Crofton also thanked the parents and staff of the boys school for their support along
with BOM chairperson Pat Teehan for his support of GAA in the school –
What an absolute role model to all young players- Cormac did a QnA with Mr Crofton
about balancing the demands of dual games along with making sure your studies and
future are focused also – very wise words from such a young man who has a bright future ahead of him both on and off the field
Birr boys / Gaelscoil na laochra Gaelic Gaelic season by numbers :
2 schools 39 players 3 coaches 100% support from all staff / parents
3 matches / 2 challenge matches / 1 final = good game time for all players ( 5 bus trips
paid for by BOM / player contributions)
10 training sessions ( mostly after 3pm) Lunchtime catch and kick league supporting
Gaelic with 40 boys over 4 weeks 19 players who lost last years final = resilience
1 trophy and gold medals = memories for a lifetime

Dignity at work Policy 2023

October 20, 2023

12370c Dignity at work policy 2023

This policy is an update from our previous Dignity at work policy and outlines the roles and responsibilities needed from all the education partners to ensure that St Brendans PS is a safe and rewarding place to work. Ratified by BOM 19th October 2023

Raising the Amber Wellness flag September 2023

October 10, 2023

Today was the raising of the “ Amber flag “ for wellness and wellbeing which our school community was awarded in 2023 🙌 The school community gathered outside at 1.40pm where Mr Crofton thanked the Amber flag committee pupils and Ms Pilkington / Ms Corcoran / Ms Collins and Ms Keogh for all their work – Cillian and Calum from 6th class outlined how they achieved the Amber school award and then they raised the flag to great cheers . Then the boys all got an ice – cream !! Happy days 😊

Summer 2023 Newsletter

June 27, 2023

Summer newsletter-2023

May 23 – Newsletter

June 1, 2023

May 2023

Communion and confirmation 2023

May 28, 2023

Congratulations to our 2nd class boys who made their first holy communion last Saturday. We hope you all enjoyed your special day.
Many thanks to all school staff for preparing the boys so well and to Fr. Tom, Fr Anthony and Joan for their help throughout the year.

Congratulations to our 6th class boys who made their Confirmation yesterday. We hope you all enjoyed your special day. Thanks to Bishop Fintan, Fr. Tom and Fr. Anthony.
Thanks to all school staff who helped prepare the boys throughout the year.

April 23- French tuition at St Brendans PS

May 28, 2023

Fantastic to have “ French “ being taught to all our boys in 3rd -6th classes this term with Ms Abidi- great opportunity to dev an appreciation and interest in a European language thanks to the say yes to languages programme 🙌 @langsconnect_ie