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.
Click here to see pictures and videos of our fantastic 6th class Peace Proms choir in the RDS!
Lá Fhéile Bríde
Today we held our whole-school assembly to mark Catholic Schools’ Week and also to celebrate Lá Fhéile Bríde (St Brigid’s feast day on February 1st). St Brigid holds a special place in our school not only for being the patron Saint of Kildare but she is also where we get our school name ‘Bunscoil Bhríde’ from. At assembly we saw our senior girls enact the story of St. Brigid and her cloak and also heard poetry about St.Brigid weaving a cross by a dying chieftain’s bed. Classes throughout the school have been busy making St. Brigid’s crosses from rushes too! Gifts were presented to our sacred space including pictures of animals, symbols of nature and a fabulous St Brigid’s cloak sewn by our 5th and 6th class girls with Aideen Cross. To conclude our assembly the whole-school performed the song ‘We sing a song to Brigid’.
Click here to see some lovely photos from our assembly.
Click here to see some fabulous pictures of Parents’ Day 2022
Click here to see our wonderful school plays.
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.
Fifth class recently took part in a fabulous sewing workshop kindly facilitated by Aideen Cross. Click here to find out more.
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.
Latest News: In September, the whole-school took part in National Fitness Day. Click here for more information.
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.
To 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.
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.