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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 9th October 2009
Staff Meeting
A Staff Meeting will take place on Monday 12 October.
All children will go home at 12.00noon.

PE Timetable
The following is the updated PE Timetable for this school year. With 26 classes in the school, it is only possible to have one formal PE session per week. The second day listed below (in italics) for your child's class will be an informal PE session. The school tracksuit should be worn only on the two designated P.E. days but will be permitted on days when children are involved in extra curricular sporting activities.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Mrs McCarthy

Ms Ryan

Ms Murray

Ms Weir

Mr Monaghan

Ms Farrell

Ms Nolan

Ms Merrigan

Mr O’Neill

Ms Cusack

Ms Parker

Mr Thynne

Ms Quinn

Ms M O’Reilly

Mr Heneghan

Ms Barr

Ms Quinn

Mr Waring

Mrs Jennings

Mr Roache

Ms McDermott

Ms Parker

Ms O’Malley

Ms C O’Reilly

Ms Campbell

Ms O’Callaghan

Ms O’Callaghan

Mr Heneghan

Ms Barrins

Mr Walsh

 

Mr O’Neill

Ms Cusack

Mrs McCarthy

Ms Farrell

 

Ms Campbell

Mr Monaghan

Ms McDermott

Ms Murray

 

Ms M O’Reilly

Mr Walsh

Ms Barr

Ms Ryan

 

Ms C O’Reilly

 

Mr Thynne

Mrs Jennings

 

Mr Roache

 

 

Mr Waring

 

Ms Barrins

 

 

Ms Merrigan

 

Ms Weir

 

 

Ms Nolan

 

 

 

 

Ms O’Malley

Wet Days
There is no provision for indoor supervision of children on wet mornings prior to 8.30 am. We would ask that you time your arrival between 8.30 and 8.40 in the event of inclement weather.

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.

Terrific Table Tennis
"Last Thursday 2 champion table tennis players came to our school to show 6th Class how to play table tennis. They played a set and introduced the game to us. It was a brilliant match and we have become very interested in playing. We look forward to playing table tennis at little break on our 3 new table tennis boards." Sadhbh and Aodhbha - Mr. Walsh's 6th Class

Junior Infants September 2010
Application Forms are now available from the office.
Registration will take place on 23, 24 and 25 November 2009.

Relationships and Sexuality Education Course 2009-2010
Early next year, Accord will be invited into St Patrick's to speak to 4th class girls and 5th and 6th class children about RSE. In order to help parents prepare for this very important event in their children's lives, our Parents Association is considering organising the above course in the school. The purpose of this course is to help parents have a better knowledge of Relationships and Sexuality education so that they can talk to their children and foster their children's self esteem and decision making skills in this important area of their lives. The course will comprise of six 2½ hr morning sessions (run over six weeks). The minimum number of participants is 10; the maximum number of participants is 15. If you are interested in taking part in this course, please phone/text Karen Kearney on 087 4187253. The course is open to parents with children of any age but will only proceed if the minimum number of participants is achieved.

Extra Curricular Activities
Information in relation to local Extra Curricular Activities is available from the Parent Information Notice Board.

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.

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 year. Fee for 1st semester (till 8th Feb '10) is 90 Euro. For questions please contact Claudia Murray at 087-7739247.

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 year students only. Fee for 1st semester (till 8th Feb '10) is 90 Euro. For questions please contact Claudia Murray at 087-7739247.

Spanish for Children
La Jolie Ronde Spanish Classes, at St Patrick's NS. Small, age-specific classes, taught by a fully qualified, experienced and motivated language teacher. High quality teaching material - tried, tested and fun, with student course book and CD so that learning can continue between classes. Additional classes on offer for 3+ year olds and for Junior & Senior Infants on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 1.10PM and 1.40PM and for 1st - 6th class from 3.15 on Tuesdays. For more information and/or to register your child, please contact me on 087 267 4809 or at marygalvin@upcmail.ie. Gracias, Mary.

French for Children
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.