Our School

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.


Our Heritage

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.


School Staff

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

School Board

Secretary – Séamus O’Connor

Treasurer – Jim Nyhan

Safety Officer –  Frank McGrath

Staff Representative – Lisa White

Member – Norma Sugrue

Member – Jennifer Cashman

Member – Finian Dullea

Parents Association


Deputy Chairperson


Assistant Secretary


Assistant Treasurer



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.


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Crosshaven, Co. Cork. Tel: 021 483 1646 M: 086 772 6326  Email: secretary@scoilbhridecrosshaven.ie

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