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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 13th Novenmber 2009

Leaving School Early/Late Arrivals

  • The teacher should be notified in advance if possible, should a child need to be collected early. Pupils who leave before the end of the school day must be signed out at Reception.
  • Children who arrive after 08.50am are late for school and must enter the building through Reception and be signed in.
  • If you need to collect your child during the school day, please do not do so during break times (10.20-10.30am and 12.00-12.30pm) as the children will be on yard at these times. Your cooperation in this matter would be very much appreciated.

Phones for Boards
The Jack & Jill Foundation in association with Promethean are inviting schools to collect and swap unwanted mobile phones for a new Promethean interactive whiteboard. We have registered for this campaign. The deal is for every 300 old mobile phones collected, participating schools earn a 78inch Promethean ActivBoard. See www.phonesforboards.com for further information. A collection box is in place inside the main door of the school.

Dropping in lunches, schoolbags, homework etc.
Please ensure that if you are dropping in any of your child's forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, etc., that they are clearly marked with your child's name and their class teacher.

Book Fair
As it was necessary to cancel the Book Fair on Thursday due to Science Week events, we will open the Fair for a final session on Monday morning from 08.30am to 9.00am.

Christmas Fair
Thank you to the parents who contacted us offering to help with the set-up on Saturday 28th and/or on Sunday 29th. We still require help with the clean-up after the Fair - if you are available for about 1 hour, please contact Marie on 087 9935551 or Karen on 087 4187253.

Christmas Fair Raffle
This year we have some fantastic prizes for the Christmas Fair Raffle. 1st Prize is an Apple Ipod Touch 8GB, 2nd Prize Nintendo Wii, 3rd Prize Samsung Tocco Lite Mobile Phone, 4th Wii Sports Resort (Wii) with Wii MotionPlus Accessory, 5th Prize Marks & Spencer Hamper, 6th Prize Blanchardstown Centre voucher. To facilitate parents/guardians who no longer drop off/collect their children from school, children in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class will have each received a book of tickets this week. Parents/guardians are under no obligation to buy these tickets. Please return counterfoils and money or unsold tickets to the class teacher by Thursday 19th Nov. Tickets are €2 each or €10 for a book of 6 tickets. Good luck in the draw and Thank You!

Dublin 15 Primary Schools Cross-Country League
We will be sending our Cross Country team to Porterstown Playing Fields (weather permitting) for the next set of races on Tuesday 17 November. The format for the day will be the same as the last time when the children took part. Please note that spectators/supporters are welcome to attend on the day. All competitors should wear their school tracksuits and have some suitable clothing in case it rains on the day. They should also make sure that they have snacks and extra drinks with them.

Our boys Gaelic Football teams were playing last Tuesday in Páirc Tír na nÓg in the finals of the local league. One team played St Francis Xavier's N.S. and the other team played Scoil Thomais. In the SFX match, our team dominated the first half and did enough to capture the cup. Against Scoil Thomais, the match was very close; however, we lost by a few points. Well done to everybody who played! Mohammed & Joachim - 6th Class

National Volleyball team to train at St Patrick's
On Saturday 21st November the Irish National Senior Men's Volleyball Team will be training in the school in preparation for a small nations championship tournament to be held in Andorra in 2010. Training will take place in the Sports Hall from 4.30pm - 5.30pm. The session is open to children in 3rd - 6th who wish to attend. However, all children should be accompanied and supervised by a parent/guardian. The children who attend may be invited to do some ball handling activities with the players and to play small matches.

Extra Curricular Activities

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club
Castleknock Hurling & Football Club Nursery will train at Somerton this Saturday and not at CCC.

Gaelic Handball
Training for handball will begin next Thursday 19 November at 2.10pm. Anyone who wishes to take part from 4th/5th/6th class should meet in the hall at 12.00 next Tuesday to register. The fee is €5 for 4 weeks which can be paid on Thursday.