Coláiste Bríde proudly welcomed the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D., to launch the new Junior Cycle specifications for Gaeilge, Modern Foreign Languages and Visual Art. The Minister was greeted by our team of Head-Girls, 6th Year representatives of the Student Council, the Chairperson of the Board of Management Mr. Eddie O’Connor, deputy principal Mr. McEntegart and our principal Marie-Therese Kilmartin.
The Minister visited a number of classrooms, meeting students from 1st to 3rd year and teachers who were showcasing Key Skills and teaching methodologies related to the new Junior Cycle specifications. Minister Bruton addressed 1st and 2nd year students encouraging them on their lifelong journey of learning. He spoke passionately about the need for curiosity, to embrace diversity and respect, while learning from each other and minding oneself by embracing the new wellbeing guidelines that are part of the new Junior Cycle.
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