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St Brigid's Secondary School Killarney

Important Announcement

Please see below an important letter for the entire school community re. consumption of nut based products. 

Nut Allergy Letter to Parents

 

Information for Parents of Incoming First Years

The link below provides some useful information for parents of incoming first year students: 

Advice on the Transition to Second Level

 

Awards 2019

On Friday, May 24th, St, Brigid's held our annual awards day. This is one of the highlights of the school calendar and rewards students who have gone the extra mile in contributing to our school community over the past year. Awards were presented for excellence in sport, leadership, business, home economics, art and design, English, together with general awards for contribution to school spirit and leadership. 

Parents were invited to join us for the occasion, which was held in the school gym. The audience were entertained by wonderful music and singing from the senior choir and music students, including a spine-tingling solo performance by Shauna O Leary, Leaving Cert.

Guest of honour was Brigid Quilligan, past pupil, who addressed the students with her memories of the time she spent in St. Brigid's. Ms Quilligan spoke very highly of the encouragement she received as a student here in the school, and reminded the audience of the importance of seizing all of the wonderful opportunities that a good education can provide. She also warned students about some of the dangers of a world that has become increasingly dominated by social media, and reminded the girls of the importance of the here and now. 

We were also addressed by Róisín Moore, principal, who congratulated each and every student on their contribution to the school in the past year, and who made special mention of those who work quietly behind the scenes each and every day to ensure the smooth running of St. Brigid's, with special mention of the office staff, canteen staff and Kevin Farrell, our caretaker, who designed a beautiful new lectern especially for the awards day.

As part of the celebrations, an ice-cream van visited the school and doled out 99's to the delighted students to reward them all for their unique contribution to the school.


The ceremony was overseen and presented by Ms.Gilligan, who deserves special mention for her hard work and dedication over the past number of weeks in organising the ceremony, while Mr. Horan took charge of the school photographs.

A wonderful day was had by all and many congratulations to all those who received awards.


   

Orla Benson Award Winner 2019

Each year, the school presents a special award to a Leaving Certificate student who has shown exceptional dedication to the school spirit - the Orla Benson award. Orla Benson, a past pupil of St. Brigid's Secondary School, was killed tragically at a young age. In her memory, the Benson family provides a bursary each year for a student who fulfills all of the following criteria: 

  1. Full Participation in the life of the school
  2. Has co-operated with peers and staff
  3. Has used leisure time in a creative way
  4. Has shown leadership qualities
  5. Has shown a sense of humour and is full of the joys of life
  6. And like Orla gave time and talent to help those in need
The award this year was presented by Orla's brother, Aaron, to Miriam Fleming. Miriam has been an exemplary student for her entire school career in St. Brigid's. Her happy demeanour and committment to excellence in her studies has been noted by staff and students alike, and she has provided younger students in the school with a wonderful role model to look up to. We congratulate Miriam on this accolade and wish her all the very best for the next chapter of her life.




Miriam (pictured centre) with Aaron Benson, her mother Annelia, Year Head Ms Dillon -O' Rourke, and Principal Ms Moore

 

CEIST award winner 2019


This year was the fifth year of the CEIST award being presented here at St.Brigid's. A perpetual trophy is awarded after a process of teacher nominations to a 6th year student who best reflects the core values of CEIST, namely promoting spiritual and human development, achieving quality in learning, showing respect for everyone, creating community and being just and responsible. This year, the award was given to Kelly O Halloran, who was highly commended in the teacher nominations for her commitment to the values of CEIST and for her wonderful contribution to the school. She is truly a deserving recipient of this award and we wish her every success in her future career.

Kelly (pictured centre) with her proud mother and sister

   

IMTA Junior Maths Quiz

Well done to Lynne Fahy, Rebecca Doyle, Nike Rujevan and Sarah McGrath who competed in the IMTA Junior Maths Quiz recently.


 

Presentation by TYs to Novas and SVdeP

Transition Year students from Presentation Secondary School Killarney presented a cheque for €1400 to John Warren from St. Vincent de Paul and to Ronan Doherty from Novas. The students participated in a sleep in in the school and raised awareness and money to help these organizations to combat the issue of homelessness.