INCOMING 1st Yrs 2021

Welcome letter & Introduction Booklet

Please find below links to the Welcome letter from the principal along with the Introduction booklet, both of which you received via post over the last few weeks.

To read the letter from Ms Kilmartin, click here


2021/22 Booklist and Book Grant information

Please find below link to the booklist.  You will receive confirmation of your option subjects by post shortly.  If you are unsure of what options you picked, please do not purchase books for those subjects until you recieve cofirmation in the post.

1st Year Booklist

There is also a small book grant available to students entering 1st year who meet certain criteria. (Please read the information below carefully before contacting the school with queries!)



The Department of Education & Science has allocated a book grant to Coláiste Bríde.

This grant is to give assistance towards the purchase of school books for students entering 1st and 5th year only. To qualify for this grant, the student must come from a home where genuine hardship exists.  The Department has defined this as “any household where a family is dependant on Social Welfare or in receipt of FIS”.  This grant has not been extended to include those on the Pandemic Unemployment Benefit as this is a temporary benefit for those waiting to return to work.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we cannot facilitate applicants calling to the school in person.  In lieu of this, we are asking those who meet the criteria to email proof of same, i.e. a picture of:

  1. Your daughters current valid medical card


  1. Your most recent social welfare receipt


  1. A current letter from the Department of Social Welfare detailing your FIS entitlement

Please email one of the above to Please include your daughters name and current primary school in the email.  If you meet the criteria we will then email the voucher to you for you to present at School & Office World.  You do not need to print the voucher, the email will suffice.

**Please note - images will be used for verification purposes only and will be deleted immediately afterwards.  We will not be storing or sharing any information provided with any other parties**

The grant is for a total of €100 and is only redeemable in School and Office World.  Funds are limited and grants will be issued on a first come first served basis.  Closing date for applications is Thursday, July 1st 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be processed until August.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact by email only.  Please do not come to the school in person as we cannot facilitate members of the public visiting without an appointment.






Parent/Guardian online meeting - Tues. March 3rd

Many thanks to our Parents & Guardians of Incoming First Years for attending our Parent/Guardian Briefing on March 2nd in such high numbers. For those who were unable to attend, please click here to see our presentation.

We outlined the supports that will be in place for your daughter for when she joins us in August/September. We briefed our parents/guardians on practical information in advance of their daughters starting with us and we outlined the next steps in the process.

The next correspondence you can expect from us will be booklists, starting dates, calendars etc.  All of this information will be sent to you via email in June.  It will also be posted on the website.

Please note: It is vital we have a valid email address for you.  If you have not being receiving correspondence via email, please send an email to with your daughter’s name so we can update our records.


Virtual School Tour

Want to get to know to know the building a little better?  Check out these fantastic guided virtual tours to help you get to know your school a little better before you start.  There is a video for each floor, be sure to check them all out!

Ground Floor

Middle Floor

Top Floor

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Over the coming days you will receive a pack via post containing a letter from the principal, an information booklet regarding subject choice and an instruction sheet stating how to choose those subjects through the Vsware portal (you have already received log in details for Vsware).

You will also find links for all of those documents below:

Principals Letter

Subject Choice Booklet

Vsware Instructions

Should you have any queries regarding access to Vsware, please contact Martina Kelly via email only:

Should you need to update any of your contact details, such as email or phone number, please also forward changes via email to


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