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Bunscoil Bhríde, Rathangan

An Active School, a Green School, a Digital School of Distinction and a STEM Award-Winning School

Bunscoil Bhríde is a 17-teacher girls’ primary school, located in the picturesque village of Rathangan, in Co. Kildare.

In September 2020, we opened our Bluebells Class; a special class for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are very proud to have been recognised and awarded as an Active School, a Digital School of Distinction and are one of the few schools in the country to have been awarded ten Green Flags. We are also recipients of the Discover Primary Science Award over the last ten years and boast success in a range of team sports.

At Bunscoil Bhríde we provide high quality education in a safe, respectful, happy, collaborative and inclusive environment that builds the foundation for life-long learning.

We aim to nurture a Christian atmosphere that cultivates good relationships, strong friendships and teamwork, based on kindness and respect between staff, pupils, parents and the local community. Our vision is a school community where all children feel loved, valued, respected and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.

Maria Rogerson
Principal

Friendship Week 2022

10th Green Flag for Bunscoil Bhríde

We are immensely proud to report that we have just been awarded our TENTH Green Flag. I would like to congratulate Ms. Ryan and our fabulous Green Schools Committee on such a remarkable achievement. There are not many schools in the country that can boast having ten green flags. We are so very fortunate to have an outstanding committee, as well as an extremely supportive whole-school community. Well done everyone! We celebrated the raising of our 10th Green Flag in the school on 9th June. Read all about it here.

Well done to our first ever Camogie Team on their first win!

·       Camogie Blitz: Well done to the girls who on a blustery and showery day yeesterday in Ballymany represented our school so well in our first ever Camogie blitz. These girls deserve great praise for attending training and taking on and trying a new and very skillful sport. The girls played two games against Patricians and Scoil Mhuire, both games were very evenly contested and we were thrilled to record a win in our final game against Scoil Mhuire! The team were jubilant in their celebrations and even more so when our own Sarah Doyle was singled out by the referee as player of the tournament. Comhghairdeas Sarah! The panel on the day was as follows:  C. Condron, E.Waters, A.O’Donnell, D. Dunne, A.Egan, L.Hancock, N. Livingston, E.Long, C.Maher, K.Mohan, H.Roche, A.Russell, A. Walford, A. Curren, S. Maher, A. Ward, N.Piesik, A.R Murphy, S. Doyle, Á, O’ Loughlin, A. Walford. This team have led the way for budding Bunscoil Bhríde camogie stars of the future. Thanks to Ms. Millane, Ms. Frawley and Mr. O’Sullivan who coach the team after school and to Jason Payne who supplies the schools with hurleys and helmets. 

Projects and Activities

Fifth class recently took part in a fabulous sewing workshop kindly facilitated by Aideen Cross. Click here to find out more.

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School Trips

In November Third and Fourth Class participated in the ‘Creative Rathangan’ project, which brought them to Tannery Park and Rathangan Library. Click here to read more and view photographs of the trip.

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Green Schools

Latest News: In September the whole-school took part in National Fitness Day. Click here for more information.

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Active Schools

Latest News: The Active School Committee was very pleased with our busy Active School week, which took place from Monday 8th April to Thursday 11th April.

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Mission Statement

Our Mission

To provide high quality education in a safe, respectful, happy, collaborative and inclusive environment that builds the foundation for life-long learning.

Our Vision

We aim to nurture a Christian atmosphere that cultivates good relationships, strong friendships and teamwork, based on kindness and respect between staff, pupils, parents and the local community.

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History of Rathangan

Rathangan gets its name from ‘Iomgháins Rath’, the remains of which still can be seen at the top of the town.

Throughout the years, the town has been shaped by many influences and events such as the 1798 Rebellion, the Grand Canal and Bórd na Móna.

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