Our First Year, 2018/2019!
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Welcome to Brannoxtown
Community National School!
Welcome to Brannoxtown Community National School! We opened in September 2018 under patronage of the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) as a Community National School.
Our school is located approx. 10 minutes drive from Naas and 5 minutes from Kilcullen. It includes the original schoolhouse dating back to 1885 and a state-of-the-art, new school building which opened in 2013 and is equipped with a wonderful range of educational resources and technologies. We use the kitchen in the original building for baking and science experiments. Our classrooms are in the new building. We have lots of new PE equipment and we’re currently brightening up our school grounds with flowers, vegetables and new green areas.
We are guided by four values, which chidren chose for our school and you’ll see these on our crest: Ambition, Effort, Respect and Teamwork. Brannoxtown CNS is a happy place where we support all children to grow in competence and confidence so they can flourish as learners and individuals. Our school is at the heart of the community and we value strong communications with parents and community members.
We’re enjoying some wonderful adventures in our first year! Check-out our Enrolment Q and A or call us on 087-1124310 if you wish to discuss enrolling your child.
Term 1: Additional School Closures (18/09/19)
To facilitate staff training and development of our school, the following are additional school closures for Term 1:
- Monday, Oct 7th: School closes at 11:50am (Staff development)
- Monday, Nov 11th: School closed (Language Curriculum training)
- Monday, Dec 2nd: School closed (Language Curriculum planning)
Kfm Interview (04/09/2019)
Huge thanks to Clem Ryan and the team at Kfm for the opportunity to talk about Brannoxtown CNS this morning (interview begins at approx 2:45):
Tracksuit & Uniform Days (2019/2020)
For all children, school tracksuit days are: Friday, Monday and Tuesday and (formal) school uniform days are: Wednesday and Thursday. Stand-alone crests are available for purchase from the school during the year (€5 per crest).
Welcome to a new school year! (2019/2020)
Our school will re-open on Friday, August 30th. All parents received this letter with information and updates for the new school year.
Happy Summer Holidays! (28/06/19)
Our school will re-open on Friday, August 30th. All parents will receive a letter with information about using the new set-down area in late August. Until then, we wish all children and families a wonderful summer holiday!
Thank You (26/06/19)
Sincere thanks to everyone who contributed and came to our Celebration on 24th June. What a joy to run out of seats! We hope you enjoyed the first of many summer celebrations at our school. We are so fortunate and especially thankful to be part of this very special community.
CP Adventures @Russborough House (25/06/19)
We are really excited about this year’s school tour to Russborough House! Children come to school and return home at the normal times.
BCNS Celebration (24/06/19)
You are invited to a celebration of our first year and our first graduating students at 7pm on Monday, 24th June.
We are Recruiting (10/06/19)
We are currently advertising two posts on educationposts.ie: ID 121578 and ID 121579. BCNS Application Form.
BCNS Booklists (07/06/19)
BCNS School Booklists, are available online for all classes, Junior Infants to Sixth Class.
BCNS Summer News (30/05/19)
BCNS News, our third school newsletter is hot off the press! It includes news from the Easter break to the Summer term.
Welcome Afternoon! (16/05/19)
New families enrolled/interested in our school are invited to our Welcome Afternoon this Thursday, May 16th from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Parents and children are welcome!
We are Enrolling!
Wonderful things happen here and we are currently enrolling! Check out the Q and A about our school or call 087-1124310 to get in touch.
Cultural Visit to Dublin (08/05/19)
Our bus will leave the school at 8:40 for our first stop, the Dublin Hebrew Congregation Synagogue in Templeogue. Our second stop is the Islamic Foundation of Ireland Mosque on South Circular Road. Our third and final visit is to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Wood Quay, Dublin 8 for a stained-glass window workshop and tour. We expect to return to the school between 3:30 and 4pm and we will update parents by text.
BCNS News (10/04/19)
BCNS News, our second school newsletter is hot off the press!
Easter Holidays (12/04/19 - 28/04/19)
School closes on Friday 12 April 2019 at 11:50am for Easter Holidays.
BCNS @ Kilcullen Library! (10/04/19)
Drop-off for children at Kilcullen Library is from 8:50 to 9am on Wednesday, April 10th for our library tour and workshop. Children will be transported back to school.
BCNS Community Book Fair! (26/03/19)
All are invited to our community Book Fair from 1pm-4pm. We hae stationery and books for ages 2+, 6+ and 10+. Pop in if you’re looking for a book or just wish to browse!
Engineer's Week,Carlow (05/03/19)
Children come to school at the normal time for their trip to Carlow IT for the ‘Science Made Simple’ show at Carlow IT and a tour of the Delta Sensory Gardens. Children will be back at school for the normal home-time, 2:30pm.
BCNS News (20/02/19)
Enrolment Information Meeting (13/02/19)
All parents with an interest in our school are invited to visit us from
Swimming, Osprey Hotel (12/02/19 to 12/03/19)
Children come to school on swimming days at the normal time. Please ensure your child has: swimming togs, a swim hat, goggles and a towel. Children may also wear swim boots.
Mobile Library (5/02/19)
Children can exchange their books for another three weeks. All community members are welcome to visit the Mobile Library from 12noon. You can borrow books with your existing library membership.
Mountlucas Wind Farm (31/01/19)
Children come to school at the normal time. We will return to school before 2:30. This trip is funded by the IWEA. Please ensure your child has a warm coat, hat scarf and gloves!
A new School Crest for BCNS! (18/01/19)
Our draft school crest is ready for your feedback (via FB Messenger, email or note). Please take a look and tell us what you think!
RDS Primary Science Fair (10/01/19)
We will leave BCNS at 7:45. We plan to return to BCNS for 4:30.
It’s a Goal! (21/12/18)
Our new soccer goals have arrived! Yah!
Winter Gathering (13/12/18)
All are invited to our Winter Gathering from
GMGY School Network (4/12/18)
Múinteoir Dawn participates in our school’s first meeting along with representatives from the other Community National Schools. This network meets several times in the year to develop teaching and learning the Patron’s Programme (time for Religious Instruction) in Community National Schools.
Engineer’s Visit! (30/11/18)
Huge welcome to Peadar who visits our school today to tell us about the building site ‘next-door’ and the work of the 15-30 people on-site each day!
First School Award (23/11/18)
The boys in 6th class make history today—winning the first award for our school, for their poem about Friendship. The award from the Social Inclusion Unit is presented by the Mayor of Tallaght. Well done boys!
Dental Nurse’s Visit! (22/11/18)
Huge welcome to Nurse Fiona who visits our school today to talk about dental hygiene and how best to care for our teeth!
Welcome Múinteoir Dawn (26/11/18)
Fáilte mór (a huge welcome) to Múinteoir Dawn who begins teaching at BCNS today!
Thank you from Team Hope (20/11/18)
Well done and thank you to BCNS children and families for your time and generosity. Our Team Hope shoeboxes were collected today.
10th Birthday for CNS (22/10/18)
Today, we celebrate 10 years of the Community National School model! For more information visit: www.cns.ie