St. Brigid’s, The Coombe was established in 1887 by the Holy Faith Sisters and remained as a Holy Faith school until 2008 when we moved into our long awaited new school building which is adjacent to the old school building on The Coombe.
It is now a Catholic school in the parish of Francis Street and continues to promote the Christian and caring ethos of the Holy Faith order. Under the guidance of and in partnership with the very active parish administrator of Francis St. we facilitate and prepare those children who wish to receive the sacraments of Penance, Communion and Confirmation.
We strive to create an awareness of social justice among our school community. Therefore, we encourage everyone to contribute to people in need, at local and international levels. During Lent and Advent, we promote the work of Trócaire and support the many projects for Muslim, Hindu and Christian communities in the Developing World. In December, we raise money for our local charity, Penny Dinners, when teaching staff and children carol sing in Thomas Street. Our school also participates in the Our World Irish Aid Awards and this enables the pupils to explore global issues.
We welcome, embrace and facilitate children of other faiths and traditions along with those of no faith.
Board of Management
The school is run by an active and very involved Board of Management who meet at least five times a year. Quoting from our latest Whole School Evaluation report: “The board of management functions very effectively…The board is highly responsive to the school’s needs…Their work is carried out in a spirit of collegiality…There are very good channels of communication in place”