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A thuismitheoirí /a chaomhnóirí,

Táimid an-ghnóthnach sa scoil anois ag ullmhú don Nollaig!

Christmas Show

Buíochas mór to the fantastic girls of whom we are very proud.  They have practised so hard and worked together to make our show “Christmas Around the World” truly memorable.

Míle buíochas to the local Clontarf businesses who supported us by donating prizes for the raffle.  We are very fortunate with their generosity.

Buíochas also to the Parents’ Association for their help and support during the show. Monies raised from the DVD and raffle ticket sales will go towards IT in the school.

Míle buíochas freisin to a very supportive and hard-working Board of Management.

Ní neart go cur le chéíle!


Fundraising Events

Parents’ Association Sponsored Walk Friday 24th October

€5,999.00 was raised.  Thank-you to all who came along and joined us (especially those in Hallowe’en outfits!)

PA Bake Sale

Míle buíochas for you generous support with baking and purchasing of the goodies! €1,314 was raised.   A sincere thank you to Supervalu Sutton for their support in donating cakes & bread  for the sale.


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Community Gardaí

Go raibh maith agat to the Community Gardaí from Clontarf who visited Rang V for the first session of a programme for Primary Schools. They discussed the role of the Gardaí & Crime Investigation. They will cover other topics such as Personal Safety,  Road Safety, & Internet Safety in the New Year.

Fighting Words

The three 5th classes paid a very enjoyable visit to Fighting Words this term.

Our budding authors published a class story and everyone wrote their own unique ending.  Very interesting reading!



Thank you Stephen for the  enjoyable training sessions the girls participated in on the Astro Pitch.

Clontarf 2014

Comhghairdeas to  our Battle of Clontarf Creative Writing Competition winners

Category Second Prize Third Prize Special Merit
2nd class Heather Rothwell Lily Sweeney
3rd  class Rosie Clarke
5th class   Jenna Goulding

The following girls will also be presented with a copy of the commemorative book containing their creative writing :

2nd class:          Lauren McGaughey & Isabel Fitzgerald

3rd class:           Caoimhe McDaid&  Fearne Morrissey

5th class:           Grace O’Keefe, Sarah Lynch, Molly Clancy, Kate Burke, Ava Corcoran, Síofra Delaney, Keila Winters, Amy O’Toole & Fiona McAdams

6th class:           Claire O’Gara


Cycle Safety Training Course

Our 5th class girls will participate in the  Cycle Safety Training Course in the New Year.   The course is subsidised by Dublin City Council and also by our Parents’ Association. Buíochas mór dóibh.

Blue Star Programme

This year the school has registered interest in the Blue Star Programme.  It is a primary school initiative that aims to foster knowledge and understanding of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish primary students, through classroom projects and activities.  The programme introduces participants to the EU, what it means and how it works.  Our goal is to combine what we already learn through our curriculum and display our work as a project in order to earn our flag.

St. Vincent de Paul  Giving Tree Appeal

Thank you to all those who donated to our Giving Tree appeal. Your gifts have been donated to the Vincent de Paul who are very grateful.

Further information is available on

Parents may, of course, prefer to donate privately to a charity of their choice.  No parent should feel under any pressure to donate.

Minor Works Scheme

The grant has been re-instated for this year. The Minor Works Grant will be issued to primary schools with permanent recognition next week. The rates payable are €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil. Pupil numbers will be calculated based on the number of pupils on the rolls on the 30th September of the year prior to the issue of the grant.  Thank you minister!

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Carol Service

We are holding our annual school Carol Service in St Gabriel’s Church at 11.30am on Wednesday, 17th December 2014.  Parents are invited to join us as we prepare for the coming of Jesus. We will use the two middle aisles to seat the children, leaving the side aisles free for parents. The children will be returning to school afterwards with their teachers.

School Website

Amended policies

  • Anti Bullying
  • Homework
  • Internet Acceptable Use Policy


The following sites may be of help to you in keeping children safe online. We would also advise you to turn on the Safe Search feature on your search engine.

TUSLA (Educational Welfare Services Child and Family Agency)Established 01/01/2014

It is a requirement for schools to report absences of 20 days or more to TUSLA which now incorporates the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB). Under this arrangement, we must also categorise the reason for each absence, hence the importance  of sending in  a written note to the Class Teacher explaining why your daughter has been absent, on every occasion. The absence note should be on a separate page, and not in your daughter’s homework journal, because the Class Teacher will have to retain it for reference. There are four reporting periods in the year with reports for period 2 (end-Dec.) and Period 4 (end of school year) being mandatory. Please note that reports are cumulative from the start of the school year.  As a matter of courtesy you will be notified in writing if your daughter is recorded on the Student Absence Report Form.  Please see for further details.


  • Holidays during term are not encouraged. Neither is it the policy of the school to set ‘holiday work’ for pupils. Attendance at school is very important and the work of the school continues right up to the end of June each year. If family holidays during term time are unavoidable, please inform your child’s Class Teacher in writing, in advance of the proposed absence from school.



Reminder on behalf of St. John the Baptist Infant  (Belgrove) Girls’ School

The closing date for enrolement applications for next years Junior Infants is 31st January 2015.  Please contact the secretary’s office of the  Infant Girls’ School for application forms –

Dátaí Tabhachta / Important Dates

  • Jennifer Ryan – My Life Solutions Parent Talk Tuesday 3rd February 8p.m.
  • (She will speak to 2nd and 3rd class girls in the New Year)

MISSING – A Purple Maxi Micro Scooter from the School Yard.

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Please contact Sinead on 0851458635 if you have any information.

Please note that Bicycles and Scooters brought to school are not covered by the school insurance, therefore you are strongly advised to insure them under your own insurance.  We would also suggest that you have all bicycles and scooters marked with your daughter’s name in such a way that is not easily removed.




  • Has your daughter lost an item of clothing? Please check our lost property box – Éadaí Caillte. Please label your daughter’s items of clothing.
  • Converse runners are not suitable for P.E.
  • School closes for Christmas at 12 noon on Friday 19th December and reopens on Monday 5th January 2015.


On behalf of all of us here in Belgrove Senior Girls’ School, I would like to wish you and your family a very peaceful and happy Christmas.



Anne McCarthy,


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