Dear Girls, 

Thank you for all the marvellous work you’re doing at home and for all the photos you have continued to send in to us which we’ve put up on our Home Learning Gallery. You’re making such a great effort girls and we’re really, really proud of you. We know it’s not easy for you being at home without your friends and your teacher and so we decided that we’d like to send you all a message from the entire Scoil Bhríde Cailíní staff. We put on our thinking caps, set to work in our different locations and put a little video together that you may have already spotted on our Home Page. We hope you like it. You will notice that even some pets managed to feature in the video!  


I hope that some of you took up my challenge last week of doing a random act of kindness for someone else. If so, you’ve had a taste of the real happiness and warmth that comes from doing something nice for another person. It also fits in with our school motto, ‘Let us treat others as we would like them to treat us.’ If you didn’t get a chance to do an act of kindness last week, it’s never too late to start and if you did, why not keep it going now. I’d love to see some photos of this also! 


As I said in earlier messages, we are continuing to add to our new website all the time. In addition to the work that your teacher plans for you every week, please don’t forget to keep checking out the Extra Challenges and the Greetings sections which are located on our website under the Learning from Home Tab. These are being added to all the time and you’ll see faces popping up there that are very familiar to you and hopefully this will help to bring us all together in some small way.  


The News Tab also has photos of School Life 2019-2020 and interesting details of past events in the Archives section, so do check that out too. 


Don’t forget either to tune in to RTÉ Home School Hub daily at 11am and also to RTÉjn for Tír na nÓg at 4pm. You’ll see our own teacher Clíona Ní Chiosáin there and beidh seans agat feabhas a chur ar do chuid Gaeilge freisin. (You’ll have a chance to improve your Irish also.) 


Finally, I’ve a simple activity I’d like you to do this week and it’s one I’m also going to do myself. Get a jam jar and every time you think of something you’d love to do but can’t do because of the Covid-19 restrictions, write it down on a small piece of paper, fold it up and then pop it into your jar. It could be simple things like hugging your grandparents, calling round to your friend, going to the shopping centre or going to McDonald’s. Then when all this is over, you can look forward to opening up your jar and making all your wishes and dreams come true! Won’t that be something lovely to look forward to! 


Take care of yourselves and be good. 

Paula Dargan