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Bunscoil Bhríde, Rathangan

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

Our annual Admissions Notice will be published on this website on Thursday 6th January and we will commence accepting applications for admissions for September 2022 on Thursday 13th January 2022. Application forms will be distributed to all the local pre-schools and will be available on request from the school office from this date.

Bunscoil Bhríde Covid Plan

It is vital that all parents read this document and familiarise themselves with its content.

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 nine 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

Wonderful News!!!

We proudly raised our THIRD ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG at the school on Friday 11th June. This prestigious award recognises the commitment to promoting physical activity in our school. Well done to Ms. Ruttledge, Ms. Ryan, our Active School Committee and all of our staff members and pupils for working so hard to enable us to achieve such success.

Active Week 2021

Graduation Day

Class of 2021

Our virtual graduation for our forty-two 6th class pupils took place on Wednesday 24th June. We looked back on their time with us in the school and wished them well as they prepare for their transition to secondary school and embark upon this new, exciting chapter in their lives.

They are an amazing group of girls and wonderful ambassadors for our school. We will miss them, but we’re excited to hear what wonderful things they get up to and what bright and exciting futures lie ahead of them. You can view our graduation ceremony here.

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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