Our School Ethos
Scoil Bhríde is an all girls national school founded on the Presentation philosophy of education and Catholic faith.
We strive to proactively nurture and educate each child to her fullest potential and at every stage of her development.
We believe in striking balance and we encourage the cultivation of strong relationships within the school and the community.
On the 28th of November 1876, The Presentation Sisters rented three houses in Westbourne Terrace, near the Coastguard Station, setting up a temporary convent and primary school. In just one year 64 girls became the first pupils enrolled and placed into our school rolla. Quickly the school grew to 230 local girls, with a makeshift shed built to house the growing school numbers.
In 1891 a new National School was built and served us well until 1975 when we moved to our present site. The first sod was turned on the Scoil Bhríde site in August 1973 with our school officially opened in March 1975.
Here the Presentation Sisters continued to teach in our school with lay staff until the last Sister retired in June 2006. The rich tradition the Sisters fostered continues in our school right up to today.
Our Principal – Séamus O Connor
Our Deputy Principal/Fifth Class Teacher – Miriam Long
Junior Infant Teacher – Sarah de Búrca
Senior Infant Teacher – Leah Weste
First Class Teacher – Lisa White
Second Class Teacher – Katie Ryan
Third Class Teacher – Lucy Cullinane
Fourth Class Teacher – Eimear O’ Brien
Sixth Class Teacher – Juliet Murphy
SEN Teacher – Denise O’Connell
SEN Teacher – Michelle Hayes
SNA – Antonia O’Callaghan
SNA – Siobhán Crowley
School Secretaty – Deirdre McCarthy
School Caretaker – Raymond McGovern
School Caretaker – Jackie Condon
School Caretaker – Alice Twomey
Chairperson – Sr. Anne Coffey
Secretary – Séamus O’Connor
Treasurer – Jim Nyhan
Safety Officer – Paul Brierly
Staff Representative – Denise O’Connell
Member – Norma Sugrue
Member – Jennifer Cashman
Our school is part of the Green School Flag initiative, Creative Schools initiative, Discovery Science and Math Awards, the Amber Flag initiative and the Health Promoting School initiative.
We are a Nut Free School.
Our school is also part of the National Digital Learning Pilot initiative and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment “new curriculum” Pilot.
Sport, Drama and Music are significant parts of our day. We take part in numerous sporting blitzes including Gaelic Football, Camogie, Tennis, Basketball, Pitch and Putt, Spike Ball, Soccer, Hockey and Tag-Rugby. We have a school choir and host a school musical every second year.
We are striving to have a paperless administrative environment by 2021 while almost all of our communication internally and externally is paperless. We are also aiming to be energy neutral for all of our school devices by 2021 through the installation of Solar Panel.
Social, Personal and Health Education is an important part of our environment. We remain loyal to the work “kindness” each day to promote well-being and happiness.
We host an Afterschool Club from Mondays – Thursday for our pupils from 1st – 6th Classes. This comprises of a Homework club from 2:30pm – 3:45pm and a variety of Music, Drama, Art and movement classes from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.