When Scoil Bhríde first opened, some teachers decided to organise after-school activities to assist in building up the school community. The school now runs an impressive number of after-school activities catering for a wide variety of interests.
Art and Clay Modelling Classes take place most days after school with Múinteoir Sheila.
Clay Modelling Classes are with a mixed age group which allows the older children support and work with the younger children in a fun and co-operative way.
We have produced lovely clay models of which the children are very proud. These range from cartoon characters to animals.
Art classes have an emphasis on drawing/paint and chalk pastel work.
Basketball has been running as an after-school-activity for the past five years. Students from 5th and 6th Classes come together once a week to learn basketball drills and play games. Our Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Teams play in the Cumann na nBunscol League and Basketball Blitz. We also come together to train and play games with the Special Olympics Basketball Team.
Camogie starts after Christmas. It is available for all girls from 3rd Class to 6th Class. Helmets and Hurleys are available from school. Further notice will be given when starting in January.
The choir in Scoil Bhríde has been up and running for many years, with many local performances allowing the audiences to witness the singing talents of the children from 4th to 6th classes.
The choir work very hard in preparation for our Festive performances for both the coffee morning in our neighbouring GAA Centre, and our trip to the local nursing home in Mill Lane. We love to spread some Christmas cheer for our audiences!
For a number of years now we have taken part in the annual Peace Proms Concert in February, at which the children are given the opportunity to sing with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and a variety of other performers. It is certainly one of the highlights of our year!
The choir also lend their voices to the First Communion and Confirmation ceremonies.
Choir practice takes place on Tuesdays and is led by Múinteoir James, Múinteoir Mags, Múinteoir Bróna and Múinteoir Patricia.
Múinteoir Grace holds a musical club every Wednesday after school. Here the children learn to act and dance and sing to the music of popular musicals. It is a great place to make new friends and try something new! The students perform songs from the musicals ‘Hairspray’, ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Annie’ among others.
The children from Múinteoir Sarah’s Speech and Drama group with their Leinster School of Music Certificates from their December exams. All children received honours results and four children received medals: Cliona O’Brien, Lauren Palmer, Tara Herley and Saidhbh Farrell. Congratulations to all involved!
Speech and Drama takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those in First and Second Classes and on Fridays for those in Third to Fifth Classes for ten weeks each term. Exams take place in December and June with the Leinster School of Music and Drama. There is a musical play held every Easter.
Every Thursday French classes for beginners and intermediates are taught by a French native teacher through play and music in a fun atmosphere
The Maths Club is aimed at students in Third Class. It takes place on Wednesdays in Room 9 from 14:30 – 15:45. The Club offers an opportunity for the children to engage with the Maths Curriculum in fun and interactive ways with the focus being on problem-solving in real life situations. Strong emphasis is also placed on ‘ multiplication’ which is introduced in Third Class. The children work on an individual, paired and group basis both inside and outside the classroom.
The Maths Club aims to challenge the student and help develop mathematical skills while also offering support with any areas of difficulty which the student may have.
Maths Club runs in ten-week blocks from September to Christmas; January to Easter and Easter to June.
All enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Áint Trant (Múinteoir Áine)
The first Gaelic Football teams in Scoil Bhríde were set up in 2007 and the school has been entering the Cumann na mBunscol competitions ever since.
Each year we endeavour to enter a boys u 10 team, a boys u 11 team, a girls u 11 team , a senior boys team and a senior girls team in the competition.
Gaelic Football training takes place on Tuesdays from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.
Please note that the u 11 competitions run in September/October and therefore only the u 11 teams will train in these months.
The u 10 and senior competitions run in April/May.
Notes with training start/end dates will be sent out from the school.