The story of our school

The history of our school.

Scoil Bhríde is a new co-educational, vertical primary school with a catholic ethos. The building, owned by the Department of Education & Science (DES) is situated on a five acre site in the Oldtown district of Naas. Our patron is the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin – Bishop Jim Moriarty.

We opened in September 2005 with 52 Junior Infants, three class teachers and one special needs assistant. Our staffing grew in the next month to include a language support teacher and a learning support/resource teacher. As our building was still under construction, we began our school life in the adjacent Nás na Ríogh GAA Centre. This wonderful Centre housed our school until 6th March 2006 when we moved to our own state-of-the-art building.

The building is designed as a 16 classroom school with a unit (two classrooms) for children with ASD. It was intended that the school would grow incrementally, enrolling two junior infant classes every year. However, as Naas is a rapidly growing area, the DES asked the school to open up to other classes in order to meet the educational needs of the very large student population. Therefore we have grown rapidly over the last 3 years.

The school is managed by a Board of Management. Boards of Management of Primary Schools have a 4 yearly term. Our present Board of Management began its term in November 2007. The eight members of the Board work on a voluntary capacity and each member gives generously of his/her time and expertise in order to best govern our school.

We appreciate the hard work and dedication of Fr. Moling Lennon, Deirdre Kennedy, Tom Treacy and Damien Kelly who were members on the previous and first Board of Management

Scoil Bhríde also has a very active and supportive Parents Association. Over the past school year they have organised flag days, raffles, coffee mornings, family fun days and have raised much money for our school. They have helped tirelessly in school activities (especially the Official Opening) and are a wonderful support to the school.

And that’s the history of our school.

By, K.D.

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