St. Brigid’s School celebrated Catholic Education Week focusing on the distinctive nature of a Catholic school and our mission to share our faith with others.
St. Brigid’s Feast Day is February 1st, however this year our students did not commence the school year until February 2nd. As St. Brigid’s Feast Day is meaningful to the whole school community we decided to celebrate this special occasion during Catholic Education Week.
The day commenced with prayer and we were thrilled to welcome Dr. Rose Duffy, who is a Brigidine Sister and Spiritual and Faith Formation Leader from the Catholic Education Office in Sale, to share her knowledge of St. Brigid focusing on St. Brigid’s example to us showing us how we can be people of compassion, generous toward those in need and welcoming to all. Dr. Rose Duffy is an inspiration to us all and has been a very popular visitor to our school since our opening in 2010. We thank Dr. Duffy for her willingness to spend time with us and share her vast insights with our community.
St. Brigid always helped those in need and would often give her family’s belonging to others who needed them more. She handed out bread, butter, eggs and chickens from her father’s dairy farm. She could not bear to see anyone hungry or cold. Inspired by her generosity, our Mini Vinnies Team have been asking for donations of warm, clean and wearable clothing to support the St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. Students were also invited to wear free dress for a gold coin donation to add to the fundraising for St. Vincent de Paul Society.
The students participated in a variety of learning experiences in their Sports House Teams: Delany, Tullow, Kildare and Leinster. A sausage sizzle lunch was provided with the assistance of the Social and Fundraising Committee and in the afternoon students participated in tabloid sports.
The celebration of St. Brigid’s Day is a fun day we all look forward to and this year was no exception.