Scoil Bhríde - Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
 

“Ar aghaidh linn le chéile” 

Classrooms

Scoil Bhríde

There are 26 mainstream classrooms and 10 Special Education rooms. All of these rooms are bright and airy and are equipped with a wide variety of teaching and learning resources. These include an Interactive Whiteboard and Visualizer in each mainstream classroom. All classes in the old building have state of the art Interactive Promethean panels which were installed in 2018-19. There is also a bank of computers available for student use in each classroom in the new building. In the summer of 2016, new carpets were laid throughout the school and the electrics and heating systems were upgraded.

Sonas

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Unit

Our ASD unit was renamed Sonas (meaning "Well Being" in Irish) in 2015 following the construction of our new state of the art facilities which we are truly proud of. There are three classes, catering for students from Junior Infants to Sixth class in surroundings especially designed for their needs. The large classrooms are physically structured in accordance with the TEACCH Model, with specific areas for individual learning, group work, play and lunch. Our facilities include an outdoor sensory garden with rubber tarmac, a ball pool, cooking facilities and a multi-sensory room with fibre-optic lights, bubble tube, projector, mirrors, a variety of textiles and mood music. There is also a large Sensory Integration Room that contains a variety of equipment to develop fine and gross motor skills.

Halls

One extra large hall that can be divided using a partition, two smaller halls. (Note: The large hall in the ASD unit is also available during school events such as Active Schools Week, Sports Day etc)

We are very lucky to have three halls that undoubtedly enhance our teaching and learning in Scoil Bhríde. They provide us with a large indoor space for P.E, games, concerts, rehearsals, and fairs. Our largest hall is equipped with sound proofing and also contains two large storage rooms enabling us to store a wide variety of equipment for the many sports that we play in this school. We also have a projector installed in the Senior hall in the old building for class and presentation use. 

Outdoor Play Areas

Three large tarmacadam areas; large playing field, Running Track

There are three very large play areas on tarmacadam so that children have lots of space to play on throughout the year. The classes are divided according to class groupings and there are many yard markings that help to make play time more enjoyable. During finer weather, there is ample space on our playing field for children to spend their yard time on the grass.In 2019, we also installed a running track with a rubberized surface. This circulates the playing field and children regularly use this track to run the daily mile. Children are also timetabled to use the track during lunch.

Computer Room

Equipped with newly purchased computers

There are 30 computers in our computer room, one for every child. We have many software programmes specifically suited to all class groupings. The teacher is able to monitor the activity of each child on the teacher's computer and as we are on the schools broadband service, you can rest assured that all students are only permitted to view age appropriate content. Internet sites and programmes that are unsuitable for primary school children are blocked using the NCTE filters. 

Wheelchair Facilities

All areas wheelchair accessible; elevator; ramps and toilet/shower facilities

Since our renovation, we can say with confidence that our entire school is wheelchair accessible. There are designated parking spaces in the car park, accessible toilet/shower facilities and an elevator to classrooms upstairs.

Outdoor Classroom

Benches for the finer weather

Our outdoor classroom was moved in 2019 to a much sunnier location near the link corridor. Here classes have the opportunity to read a book and complete fun activities such as drama, music, SPHE etc on our new benches.