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Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche Bunkers Hill, Castlewellan

Bliain Úr mhaith daoibh!



Bliain úr mhaith daoibh uilig, a chairde, ó fhoireann na Bunscoile! A very happy New Year to all of our school Community from the staff in Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche! Tá fáilte mhór romhaibh ar ais ar scoil a dhaltaí! And welcome back to school to all our pupils!

We hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas break and are keen to get back to school!  

Two important notices for January - firstly, I would like to inform parents of the procedures regarding possible school closures due to severe weather, as there may still be some storms / severe frosts before Spring time.

If severe snow / ice or storms occur on a school morning please assume that the school is open until further notice, which will be posted on our school website and via the messaging service on our school app. Please be mindful that the school office is not staffed until 9 am. Parents are advised to avoid telephoning the school and instead should check the school website and/or school app for any weather related announcements. If travelling conditions are hazardous then please take care yourselves and realize that staff will also be slower to arrive in school as they have to travel from a distance. 

In the unlikely event of the school being closed (for example if travelling conditions have prevented several of the staff from arriving in school or if extreme wind or cold has caused damage to the school buildings) then you will be notified as soon as possible (generally this should be by 9 am) via the school app. Therefore, I would strongly urge you all to download the free Schools NI app to your phones or tablets and choose County Down, then Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche as your "favourite". This will ensure you receive the most up-to-date notifications from the school.

These procedures will also be saved in our “Tuismitheoirí / Parents ” section (under “Litreacha Scoile”) for reference in the future.

Secondly, our parent - teacher meetings will be held between 22 January - 9 February. You will receive a specific time for an appointment from your child's class teacher.

Go raibh maith agaibh agus Aithbhliain faoi mhaise!



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Achainí / Petition (October 2017)

66 signatures

We, the undersigned parents and staff of Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche wish to highlight the Priority 1 Health & Safety Issues which affect our school due to the current limitations of our accommodation. These include:-

  • Inadequate toileting provision for staff and pupils
  • Increased risks of falls during PE / play time if yard is wet
  • Lack of appropriately – sized classrooms
  • Lack of a hall suitable for indoor play.


Upcoming Events...

Monday, 22nd January 2018
snámh / swimming R5,6,7 (10.15 - 12.15)
Thursday, 25th January 2018
W5 "Science Magic" Workshops (in Castlewellan Primary school Hall (R1-7))
Saturday, 27th January 2018
Dianchúrsa / Intensive Irish Course (10 am - 4pm) (run by Glór Uachtar Tíre in the school)
Monday, 29th January 2018
Credit Union Quiz (in St. Malachy's Primary 10 am)
snámh / swimming R5,6,7 (10.15 - 12.15)