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Anti Bullying Week: 28th November to 2nd December

Under no circumstances is 'Bullying' tolerated in our school. We have clear cut guidelines in place and our anti-bullying policy is fully documented on our website. All pupils are fully aware of our school guidelines and were reminded of same at Assembly, Monday November 28th. The message our school strongly [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|

Science Week Monday 21st to Friday 25th November

Science week in our school was a very exciting week with pupils in each class experiencing the joys of investigating experiments in sound, heat,  light, energy and forces. It was a very busy week culminating in a day of investigations and fun in our halla on Friday 25th.  Plenty of [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|

Board of Management Minutes Oct 16

By | November 25th, 2016|

Busy Times in Mr. Burns’ Rang I

It has been a very busy month of October in Mr. Sean Burns' Rang I. Pupils created beautiful art and craft autumnal scenes culminating in a most creative Hallowe'en corridor display. Science and mathematics were some of the many subjects studied. My pupils also wrote lovely messages celebrating Mr. Conroy's [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|

Retirement of Deputy Principal, Paddy Conroy

Tribute by John Burns, Principal. Paddy qualified in 1981. He commenced his teaching in Offaly and moved to Barefield in 1984. My late father was Principal at the time and I remember him saying that Barefield N.S. has employed a gentleman of a teacher. Little did we realise how true [...]

By | October 29th, 2016|

Hallowe’en 2016

Our school enjoyed a really creative 'Hallowe'en School Day'. All children dressed in most unusual fun costumes. To add to the excitement, teachers also dressed up in character themes. All children were treated to an excellent spread of cakes and treats in the Community Centre, which was organised by the [...]

By | October 29th, 2016|

Doora Barefield Community Games: New Season Starting!!

Doora Barefield Community Games had a fantastic season 2015/2016 with lots of activities organised, plenty of fun had by participants and volunteers and great results achieved in competitions. Well done to all Barefield NS students who took part and to all the parents who volunteered! The training for the new season [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|

Barefield Parents Association Autumn Update

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe September is over already. We are looking forward to another busy year of organising fun events and activities for your children while raising essential funds benefiting all of the students attending Barefield School. We would like to take this opportunity to give you an [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|

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18dec12:00 pmChristmas Parish Carol service12:00 pm Barefield Church
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