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Re-opening of our school: Update

Dear Parent / Guardian, RE: Re-opening of Barefield N.S. I hope you and your families are keeping well and enjoyed the August Bank Holiday Weekend. As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March due to the COVID-19 situation.  We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with [...]

By |2020-08-03T16:39:35+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Celebrations, News|Comments Off on Re-opening of our school: Update

School Re-opening Update

Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope you and your children are enjoying the Summer Holidays. Please find outlined hereunder correspondence from Minister Norma Foley T.D., which she requested to be forwarded to parents. We are in the process of planning for our school re-opening on Thursday August 27th. Our Re-opening Policy will be published during the third [...]

By |2020-07-28T22:12:38+01:00July 28th, 2020|Celebrations, News|Comments Off on School Re-opening Update

Happy Summer Holidays!

Our Summer Holidays for 2020 have now commenced.  Thanks to everyone, our Board of Management, Parents' Association, Students' Council, Staff, Fr. Jerry, our various committees and all our pupils for being the bravest, most resilient and best bunch of people this year, especially over the last few months.  Please remember that the current guidelines being [...]

By |2020-07-08T13:31:51+01:00July 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Happy Summer Holidays!

A Confirmation Message from Bishop Fintan

Confirmation is a very beautiful Sacrament and a wonderful time in the lives of our Rang VI pupil, their families and our community. Bishop Fintan reflects on the Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Please click 'Read More' to access:

By |2020-06-20T10:20:51+01:00June 20th, 2020|Celebrations, News, Religion|Comments Off on A Confirmation Message from Bishop Fintan

School Re-opening

As you will be aware from the media, debate and speculation about school re-opening after our summer holidays are still on-going. We know the Department of Education & Skills are consulting with various groups on re-opening and that guidelines will issue shortly. We will revert to you when we have  more specific information.  

By |2020-06-16T12:06:59+01:00June 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Re-opening

On-line Safety Tips for Parents

Some simple online safety tips and guides for parents and families are freely available on Webwise Ireland website. These internet safety guides and resources will help parents get to grips with their children’s internet use and also to explore the issue of internet safety with their children. Click on image to enlarge. Download your copies [...]

By |2020-06-16T11:27:07+01:00June 16th, 2020|General, News|Comments Off on On-line Safety Tips for Parents

Cúla4 ar Scoil – Week 9 | 15th-19th June @ 10.00a.m. on TG4

This week Cúla4 ar Scoil teachers will present the theme of “Food”. They will look at the importance of balance and moderation in our diet, identify the key nutrients that are necessary to promote healthy growth and development and investigate the role of the digestive system in this process. Múinteoir Caitríona will encourage us to [...]

By |2020-06-15T10:34:48+01:00June 15th, 2020|Curriculum, Gaeilge, News|Comments Off on Cúla4 ar Scoil – Week 9 | 15th-19th June @ 10.00a.m. on TG4

RTE Home School

It is the final week of RTE Home School. Congratulations to  Múinteoir Ray, John & Cliona for all their excellent work and their interesting, engaging lessons during our Covid-19 closure. We really appreciate all your efforts. Enjoy the last week everyone! Can we wish Múínteoir Ray, John & Clíona an enjoyable summer and a well-deserved [...]

By |2020-06-15T10:28:27+01:00June 15th, 2020|Celebrations, Curriculum, News|Comments Off on RTE Home School

Local HistoryTemplemaley

Bishop Fintan recently visited our local Templemaley, a site near our school, that is rich in History, Cultural and Religious traditions.  Please click on title heading 'Local History Templemaley'  to view his visit on:

By |2020-06-12T12:47:46+01:00June 12th, 2020|Celebrations, History, News, Religion|Comments Off on Local HistoryTemplemaley

Clare County Library launches Summer Stars 2020

Enjoy choosing books that you might like and read as many as you wish during school summer holidays at your own pace. Summer Stars is all about Reading for Pleasure. That’s the message from Clare County Library as it announces that the annual Summer Reading Programme, Summer Stars, gets under way for children on June [...]

By |2020-06-12T12:12:59+01:00June 12th, 2020|English, News|Comments Off on Clare County Library launches Summer Stars 2020