• Fundraising – Brighter School, Brighter Future!

    Fundraising – Brighter School, Brighter Future!
    Welcome to our 'Fundraising Page' for Scoil Barra Naofa. We hope to keep you abreast of all of the past, present and future fundraising events!

    School Development Fund

    In March 2017 we kicked off a new fundraising drive, with the aim to raise enough money to get the school fully painted both inside and out! The cost of this is significant! We estimate we will need €25,000 to €30,000. We are so fortunate that the school and local communities have gotten behind this drive and as of February 2017, we are over the €10,800 mark!!! Over 1/3 of the way there! Those funds were raised through:
    • Private Donations €3,995
    • Clothing Collection €501
    • Red Day €318
    • School Choir Fundraising Performance €1,100
    • Tax Back on Charitable Donations €1933
    • Corporate Donations €1750
    • Table Quiz Fundraiser €1,270

    Other Fundraising

    • We are blessed to have a very active Parents' Association, who are extremely generous with their time and funds raised, who fund many varied initiatives in the school such as the school library, garden, sporting equipment, IT equipment etc.

    • We have also been lucky enough to receive corporate sponsorship recently from CONTRACTING PLUS, who sponsored new jerseys for our GAA, Basketball and Athletics squads! So a huge thank you to them.

    • Our Student Council are also active fundraisers. The proceeds of their READATHON last year went to school library funds. The funds raised from their other activities have been donated to Breakthrough Cancer Research, Temple Street, Goal, St. Vincent de Paul etc. to name but a view.

    If you would like to get involved with fundraising in the school, or make a contribution in anyway, please don't hesitate to contact the office on 021-4842159. You can also click on the 'DONATE' button below to make a donation through PayPal, or with a credit / debit card.

    The school is a registered charity (Charity No: CHY7112) and so companies etc. making donations can often claim tax relief against their donation. If you know of any companies interested in making donations to a charity - it might be mutually beneficial!

    Unfortunately there are no extra grants available to us from the DES for these school improvement works. In the recent economic climate the money coming in through grants has reduced, while the cost of goods and services has increased. As a result, the school budgets very careful and relies heavily on the voluntary contributions from our fantastic families to ensure that we break-even (financially speaking) every year. The cost of extra school improvements projects must be raised through fundraising events and donations. We are extremely grateful to the local community and the school community for their continued support with this!

    We will keep you updated on our progress!!!
    Míle Buíochas!!

    Registered Charity No: CHY 7112

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    Lavanagh Fundraiser

    Friday October 27th was a busy day in Scoil Barra Naofa. Every pupil made such an effort to dress up and assemble extremely creative costumes. The standard was exceptionally high and the Student Council found it very difficult to pick two winners. The two winners were Abby ONeill from 5th …

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    Table Quiz Fundraiser!

     We are thrilled to announce that €1270 was raised at last Friday night’s Table Quiz Fundraiser, held in Monkstown Sailing Club. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who attended on the night, as all of the participants were particularly generous when it came purchasing raffle tickets! Almost €1000 was …

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    Sciath na Scol

    Well done to the Sciath na Scol teams who played against Crab Lane N. S. in Passage today. Both teams played well and showed great team spirit against stiff competition. Maith sibh! Special thanks to Fergal Lennon and his company Contracting Plus for their generous  sponsorship of the new GAA …

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    Red Day

    Good luck to Cork in the All Ireland Camogie Championships on Sunday from all in Scoil Barra Naofa! Go n-eirí an t-ádh libh!


    Many thanks to the families who supported the day as a fundraiser. €304 was raised for the school development fund!!! See our fundraising page for more …

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    Novartis Project

    Today Scoil Barra Naofa welcomed a team of 12 volunteers from Novartis to work on a volunteer project based here in the school. The project was supported and funded by NRL (Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited) and NIPBI (Novartis International Pharmaceutical Branch Ireland) and we were thrilled that our project was selected. …

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    Love Reading Month

    Love Reading Month was an amazing success in Scoil Barra Naofa. Every teacher and student was very enthusiastic and diligent in their participation. All of the classes loved D.E.A.R. and it is hoped that it will be carried on for the rest of the year. The other activities were also …

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    Book Fair

    Our thanks to everyone who supported our Book Fair this week which has once again been a tremendous success and has resulted in over 1,500 euro worth of books for our school library. Well done to the winners of the raffle for book vouchers : Fionn Fitzgerald (J.Infs.), Freya O’ …

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