Incoming 1st Years 2020

Please find below the 2nd edition of our Incoming 1st Year Newsletter.  Don't forget to keep checking the website and your email over the summer for updates!  And follow us on twitter @colaistebride...

Newsletter - 2nd Edition


Dear Parent/Guardian,


We are running a webinar which may be of interest to parents/guardians who have children in 5th/6th classes.

20SPR60 Transition to Second Level: An Adventure and a Challenge

Suitable for Teachers and Parents

The transition from Primary to Secondary school is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It also comes at a key developmental stage, a fact not lost on parents as they come to terms with the arrival of the teenage years. Over the last 20 years I have played a key role in developing the transition programme for my own school, delivered our induction programme to incoming first years and supported parents through parent evenings. An information pack supporting this webinar will be available to all participants.

Key areas addressed are:

Ø  Junior Cycle - what’s new?

Ø  Supporting teens to manage change

Ø  Identifying common areas of concern and how to be prepare

Ø  Trouble shooting and where to go for support

Ø  Embracing change and being open to new opportunities


The Presenter:

Gráinne Mulcahy a fulltime teacher, Chaplain, Restorative Practices Tutor, Digital Leader in Gorey Community School and the Adult Education Night School. Currently in Year 3 Doctorate in Education, TCD. Key areas of interest are teaching and learning, assessment, restorative practices, mindfulness and lifelong learning. Delivering teacher centred professional development since 2009.

SNAs/Parents, please use 000000 when asked for a Teaching Council Number

You will be emailed a link the morning of your chosen webinar to allow you to login.  Check your Spam folder if you do not receive it in your inbox

Facilitator: Gráinne Mulcahy

Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020

Time: 3.30 – 4.30 pm

To book go to

Kind regards,

Siobhán Kerr

Dublin West Education Centre



Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we move towards the end of the current school year in what are still uncertain times, no doubt you are all wondering how things are progressing for your daughters starting in Coláiste Bríde in the coming months.  While we have no definite dates yet, we will update this page with information as it is confirmed so please do check back regularly.

In the meantime, we will be posting updates in a newsletter specifically for our incoming students.  We hope you enjoy reading it.


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