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1st December- Mask wearing

December 1, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,
The Department of Education announced yesterday evening ( 30/11/21) new requirements in relation to mask wearing indoors for pupils from 3rd to 6th class in primary schools.
Our school will be adopting a pragmatic approach. Pupils are welcome to start wearing masks in these classes from today and indeed most have done so and from next Monday we aim to implement the requirements.
This will give families time to seek medical advice if they feel the need to do so. Please find further information from the Department of Education attached.
Some points that I would feel important to note:
• This applies to boys in 3rd / 4th / 5th and 6th classes.
• The guidance notes and letters come directly from NPHET and DES.
• Pupils will only be required to wear masks INDOORS at school and on bus transport.
• Facemask safety/ storage will be an important element of this. Boys will be supplied with their own ziplock freezerbag tomorrow.
• School will have an emergency supply of disposable masks but cannot guarantee supply each day.
• Parents enquiring about medical / SEN exemption must contact the school and have all documentation sorted by Monday 6th December.
• The DES envisage this as a short term measure which will be reviewed in February.
Thanks as always for your support and continued co–operation.
Together we will get through these challenging times.
Keep safe,
Niall Crofton
Principal Teacher
Face Covering for Primary PupilsCMO Letter to schools FINAL_Guidance on the use of face coverings in Primary schools 301121 Final (00000002)

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

Mrs Lonergan- Sports day 2017

June 18, 2017

Sports day takes place in most primary schools at this time of year.
It is a special day and lives long in the memories of our young pupils in Ireland long after the fantastic English and math lessons are forgotten.
Sports day 2017 will forever be in the heart of our teacher Mary Lonergan.
Mary is retiring on 30th June 2017 after a long and successful career of primary teaching.
She worked in Cork and Roscrea and then has served as teacher at St Brendans PS for the past 20 years.
Along with being an amazing teacher , Mary has a great passion for sports and their value to a healthy lifestyle.
Each year her sports day that she organises in our school is a highlight of the school year for many pupils.
It is all team based and focuses on participation and enjoyment with fair-play and encouragement awards presented along with the standard prizes.
Pictured is Mary last Friday at her final sports day with us with some boys from our senior classes- the smiles tell the story by themselves.
Mile buiochas Máire don na laethanta spóirt go léir.

sports day 2017 Mrs Lonergan

Buy hurls and helmets scheme 2017

February 6, 2017

Cumann na mbunscoil subsidised.
Please send your order with payment to school by this FRIDAY 10TH FEB,
Order details and costs below – note home also,
Kind regards, NC

26” /28” / 30” Hurls @ € 5.00
32” / 34” Hurls @ € 10.00
Medium Helmets @ € 20.00
Large Helmets @ € 30.00

Hurling equipment sold at subsidised rate
thanks to Cumann na mBunscoil Offaly

Please go to Mr.Crofton’s office to purchase

Do you need help with your child’s maths?

March 19, 2014

If you are feeling a little rusty or unsure about your child’s maths or other subjects, I can give you some help.

The curriculum has changed a lot over the past number of years and the approach to maths is a little different.

I can meet you in St Brendan’s Boys School by appointment.

Just contact me, Margaret Fitzgerald, Home School Community Liaison Coordinator, on 086 6045024 to organize a suitable time and I hope I can help you out!

You can also email me at

Sugar Craft Class

January 16, 2014

sugar craft

Learn how to make these beautiful sugar craft flowers. They are easier than you think!

They would be the icing on the cake for that special occasion, on cupcakes or celebration cakes.

Friday, January 17th, 10.00 a.m., Chesterfield Community Centre

Booking necessary, contact Margaret on 086 6045024.

Only 4 places left!

Only €2!


Parents Baking Class

January 9, 2014

Next Baking Class – January, Friday 24th at 10.00am

If you would like to join us in our next baking class just contact me, Margaret, on 086 6045024

Christmas Cakes

December 19, 2013

Congratulations to all the parents who baked festive Christmas Cakes.

It was no easy feat but with Grainne’s guidance they ended up a treat!

We iced and decorated them a few weeks later,

now they are ready for the big day, if they last that long!!!

Christmas Centerpieces!

December 3, 2013


Make your own unique Christmas Centerpiece with a little guidance from Carmel!

Just bring along a candle on Monday, December 9th, to the hall in Mercy Primary School and create your own arrangement!

Greenery, oasis etc will be provided but please feel free to bring your own, you can never have enough greenery!!!

Ivy and holly are great fillers for arrangements!

Tea/Coffee will be nearby to keep you going!

Contact Margaret on 086 6045024 to book your place.

Starting at 9.30 a.m.     This event is FREE for parents!

Hurling Coaching Sept 2013

October 8, 2013

Hurling Coaching started again this year again with Johnny and Barry. The boys enjoy their weekly sessions learning new skills and using those already learned in game situations.