Email: info@stpatricksns.ie Phone: 01 824 9930 Fax: 01 824 9928

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 1st October 2009
Junior Infants September 2010
Application Forms will be available from the office from Thursday 01 October onwards. Registration will take place on 23, 24 and 25 November 2009.

Lisbon Treaty
The school will be closed tomorrow Friday 02 October as it is being used as a Polling Station for the Lisbon Treaty Referendum.

Contribution towards Curriculum Expenses (Extras Fee)
We are very aware that we are living in times of financial difficulty and have minimised school expenses as much as possible. However, funding is required for photocopying, visual arts materials, parallel readers, IT software and shared text books. Your contribution is invaluable in subsidising these curriculum resources. The contribution for the 2009/2010 School Year has remained the same as last year, €75 for Junior Infants and €68 for Senior Infants to Sixth Class pupils. An envelope has been given to the eldest child in each family. If your envelope is mislaid or damaged, a supply will be available for collection at Reception. Please return the money in the envelope provided to assist the tracking of payments. We would like to thank you for your generosity in the past and look forward to your continuing support in the future.

Coolmine Community School
Open Evening for parents and students who are interested in attending Coolmine Community School in the academic year 2010/2011 takes place on Thursday 08 October at 7.30pm.

Mobile Phones
Should parents feel the need for their child to bring a mobile phone to school, it must be kept in the schoolbags or as directed by the class teacher. Mobile phones must be switched off during the school day, on school premises, grounds and during off-site school activities. In emergency situations, children may ask their class teacher or at Reception for permission to use the phone. Pupils who ignore this policy will no longer be allowed to have a mobile phone in school. The school cannot accept any responsibility for theft, loss, damage or health effects (potential or actual) resulting from mobile phone use.

Family Quiz
The Parents Association Committee are organising a Family Quiz on Sunday 18th October in the School Hall from 3pm-5.30pm. Further details will be included in next week's newsletter and on the website.

Extra Curricular Activities
Attention Swimmers
New term begins on Saturday 03 October at 2pm at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC). Fees payable in full on the 03 October. Please make your way to the "Team Changing Area", which will be signposted, where Registration will take place (for those who have spoken to Lucy). Please come after 1.30pm to sort out payment & complete Registration Form. Children may then use the main changing areas and make their way to the glass viewing room located at Pool A where they must wait with parents until called at 2pm for their lesson. Please have swim hat (NAC requirement) and armbands for beginners. All queries should be directed to Lucy at 086 4029792. Please note, class is now full but a waiting list is in operation.

Cookery & Food School - a fresh and fun approach to Cookery Classes
Classes will take place on Tuesdays at 4.45pm - 6.15pm and will be taught by fully qualified Home Economics Teacher with 23 years experience teaching cookery at Primary/Post Primary to Leaving Cert (Hons) level. Course includes Food/Kitchen Safety, Food Hygiene, Healthy Eating Guidelines & Nutrition. Contact Blathnaid at 087 4123247 for full details.

Guitar beginners group
Always wanted to play the guitar? Learn chords and finger picking in a friendly and relaxed environment. Small class taught by experienced guitar teacher. Registration after a first, FREE class will be held in the "Back Room" on Monday, 12th Oct., 2.40-3.10 pm, for 3rdt- 6th class students only. Fee for 1st semester (till 8th Feb '10) is 90 Euro. For questions please contact Claudia Murray at 087-7739247.

German for Kinder
With over 100 million native speakers, German is the most commonly spoken language in Europe. It is also an important language worldwide for business, tourism and diplomacy. Exposing children to a foreign language at an early stage will not only lower their inhibition to learn it in secondary school, but motivate them strongly to perfect their language skills further. In a fun and friendly atmosphere, students will get to know the language through age appropriate exercises, games and songs. Taught by a registered and experienced German teacher (native speaker). Registration after a first, FREE class will be held in the "Back Room" on Monday, 12th Oct., 2.10-2.40 pm, for 1st- 6th class. Fee for 1st semester (till 8th Feb '10) is 90 Euro. For questions please contact Claudia Murray at 087-7739247.

La Jolie Ronde - French Classes
Due to very high demand for French classes during the week, additional weekday classes will be set up soon here in St. Patrick's / Diswellstown Community Centre. They will take place on Monday afternoons from 4pm onwards. As there are long waiting lists, please contact me as soon as possible to register your interest for the few places available. Several classes will be available from Junior Infants up to Sixth Class. Toddlers places (3 & 4 years old) still available. Please contact Sabine Maher on 087 227 9027 or 01 442 8237.