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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 12th June 2009

Booklists were distributed to the children this week. Books will not be available through the school this year. Books are available online at www.wiseowl.ie or through local bookshops. If you have lost/mislaid your child's booklist, please download a copy from the school website www.stpatricksns.ie.

National Bike Week
National Bike Week takes place next week, 14 - 21 June 2009. It will launch with a Family Fun Day in the Phoenix Park from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Please see www.bikeweek.ie for more information. We would encourage as many children, parents and staff as possible to take part by cycling to school/work during the week.

Charity Yoga Event
Why not do something for yourself & for a good cause all at once! YOGA MORNING IN AID OF DEBRA IRELAND on Sat 13th June from 10am - 12pm (2 hours) Cost: €20. Venue: St Mochta's Parish Centre, Porterstown Rd, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. (Bring a mat & blanket if you have one). Contact Jakki Reid yti dip 086 0792469 or jakkireid@eircom.net. Debra Ireland needs funds to support children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) a debilitating skin condition where the skin is as fragile as a butterfly's wings - which can blister at the slightest touch. Normal daily life can cause severe pain, can lead to disfigurement & disability.

St Mochta's Parish Picnic
St Mochta's Parish is running a Parish Picnic Fundraiser on 21st June, 2009 in the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle. Tickets at €10 will be on sale on Wednesday at 1.10pm and 2.10pm outside the school. The day is full of sporting activities, stalls, Farmers Market, Treasure Hunt and live entertainment including Frances Black. We are looking for the following items to use on Stalls as part of our fundraising: new or used Handbags, Jewellery, your old saucers & plates, bottles of alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, Books, CDs, DVDs and finally Cakes n' Buns please. Also any unwanted gifts in good condition. Items can be dropped before and after mass on Sundays or left into the Parish Centre between 9.30 and 12.30 weekdays. Thank you for your support.

W5 Fifth Class School Tour

"The Fifth Classes went to a Science Interactive Centre in Belfast call W5 on 29 May. I thought it was the best class trip ever! There are lots of rooms in it and my favourite was called "Go". I hope to go back another time!" - Ashleigh - Fifth Class

School Sports Kits
Can all children who used a School Sports kit recently in Santry, please return them asap? Some of the older children will collect them from the classrooms each day next week.

Should any families be happy to donate schoolbooks which they no longer need, to the school, we would be delighted to receive them on the last day of term. School uniform items in very good condition will also be accepted.

Moving House?
If you are moving house and your child will not be returning to St Patrick's in the new school year, it is vital that you make contact with the class teacher or the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form. We have a large number of children on waiting lists for all classes and we would like to be able to contact these parents as soon as possible.

Contact Details
It is essential that we have the correct address and contact details (e.g. home telephone, parents' mobile numbers) for your child on our database in order for you to receive important texts, your child/children's school reports, end of year letters, etc or to make contact with you if your child should fall ill during the school day. If any of your details have changed since the beginning of the school year, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form, available from the office.

Santry - Cumann na mBunscol Athletics
Congratulations to our School Team on a wonderful performance. In all, 50 children competed in a variety of events: Long Jump, 500m, Sprints (60m, 80m and 100m) and Relays. The team returned with medals and a Trophy for:
U10 Boys Relay - 1st
U11 Girls Relay - 4th
U12 Girls Relay - 3rd
U13½ Boys Relay - 3rd
U12 Girls Long Jump - 2nd
It was a fantastic achievement by all the children on the team and they gained a lot from their experience. Many thanks to all those parents who helped out on both days or who came along to support the team.
"On Tuesday, I went to Santry. It was really fun and everyone had a great day. I won a bronze medal for the relay". Kimberly - Fifth Class
"On Tuesday 9th of this week, some children from our school went to Santry for an athletics competition. Our school did really well. We entered children from 3rd - 6th class . We took part in the sprint and relay. We all had fun and the under 10 boys won a trophy. Some relay teams won medals. We would like to thank all the teachers who brought us there. We all had a great time." Jesse and Katie - Fifth class
"My name is Jay. I was in Santry on Tuesday. My team came 1st in the final. It is a big stadium. We went on a bus. It was fun on the day. We won a trophy for our school in U10 Relay. The teachers and Mr Clerkin were delighted." Jay - Third Class
"We went to Santry on 09 June and it was a beautiful morning when we got on the bus. People got called down for their races and they all did extremely well. We did really well as this is only our fourth time to compete. This was the 6th class' last year with the St Patrick's Santry team and we all enjoyed our day. We never expected to do so well and we hope to do as well next year!" Kotryna - Sixth Class

St Mochta's Sports - Sixth Class
"On Thursday 4 June, we walked down to St Mochta's N.S. The children were very welcoming and it was a beautiful day for having a sports day. There were four different sports: hurling, uni-hock, soccer and cricket. On the way back, we went to Tir na nOg and had a play and a chat. We had a really good day and hope they enjoyed their day here with us." Mohammed & Lauren - Sixth Class

Extra Curricular Activities
Art & Crafts
The final Art & Crafts session of the year will take place on Monday 22 June. Classes will resume in September and information will be available in early September.

Shreddies Parks Tennis
Information leaflets regarding the summer sessions for the Shreddies Parks Tennis are available from beside the Parent Information Notice Board. Registration takes place on Tuesday 30 June from 2-4pm at all venues. Local Fingal County Council venues include Hazel Lawn Courts-Blanchardstown, Riverwood Estate-Castleknock and Carpenterstown Tennis Courts. For further venues in the area, please see leaftlets.

FRENCH classes for children 3-12 years
La Jolie Ronde French classes - 4 classes are available: pre-school (3 to 5 years), 5-7 years, 7-8 years & 9-12 years. Number of places left available depends on age groups. Weekday and week-end classes are held in Diswellstown Community Centre here in St. Patrick's National School and in St. Mochta's Parish Centre, Clonsilla. Pre-enrolment is now taking place for classes starting early in September 2009. To ensure your child starts this September, please contact Sabine Maher on 087 227 9027 or 01 442 8237. Merci!

Speech and Drama - September 2009
The new term of DramaWorks will begin on Wednesday 9th September 2009.
Classes will take place at the following times:

  • 11.10-2.10pm: Junior & Senior Infants
  • 2.10-3.10pm: First & Second Class
  • 3.15-4.15pm: Third & Fourth Class
  • 4.15-5.15pm: Fifth & Sixth Class & First Years (Secondary School)

The Enrolment will take place in September, the day and time will be confirmed in the school newsletter. For further details contact Clodagh on 086 3736056