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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 7th May 2010

Best Wishes to Ms McDermott, Mr Heneghan, Ms O'Reilly & Ms Campbell Classes who are celebrating their First Holy Communion tomorrow.

Staff Meeting
There will be a Staff Meeting on Monday 10 May.
All children will finish at 12.00noon.

Communion Photographs
Communion Photographs will be taken on Monday 10 May, starting at 08.30am sharp with Ms McDermott's Class. It is very important that all children arrive on time on Monday morning.

Author Visit
Conor Kostick visited the 5th Classes on Tuesday. This visit was sponsored by Poetry Ireland.
"On Tuesday, Conor Kostick came to the school to visit all the fifth classes. He told us all about his books, Epic, Saga, Move and The Book of Curses. It was very interesting and we all enjoyed it". Emma and Fionnuala - Mr Roache's Class

Pupils are not permitted to wear make-up to school or to any other activity being run by the school, whether or not on school premises. This includes gel nails, false nails, fake tan and any form of eye make-up.

Dublin 15 Cross Country Finals, Morton Stadium, Santry
A reminder that our school cross country team will participate in the Finals on Tuesday 11th May. First race is due to start at approx 11.00am. All spectators welcome. Many thanks to the parent helpers who have been very generous with their time during the year. Your help is much appreciated.

"Leprechaun Cup" Cricket Tournament, Phoenix Park
On Friday 14th May at 11.00am some of our 6th Class children will take part in this tournament. It will take place at the main cricket grounds in Phoenix Park. Spectators and supporters are welcome to attend.

Rugby Blitz in Tír na nÓg
There will be a rugby blitz for 6th class at 11.00am in Tír na nÓg on Tuesday 11 May. The 6th class children recently completed 6 weeks of rugby training with Christian Stemett (Leinster Rugby Coach) and the blitz is an opportunity for them to show off the skills they have learned. Again, parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Junior Sport for All Day for 1st & 2nd classes
Please note that this is scheduled for Wednesday 19th May, weather permitting. Children should wear their PE tracksuit and suitable footwear. The children will be informed of other details nearer the date.

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 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 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.

Study with Trinity College Dublin
Inactivity is a contributor to many health problems in both adults and children. The first step to improving people's lifestyles is identifying the amount of planned and unplanned physical activity that they are participating in. Jennifer Ryan is a physiotherapist working in Trinity College who is looking for children between the ages of 6 and 18 to participate in a study on how best to monitor physical activity. As part of the study, your child's resting metabolic rate (i.e. the amount of energy they use day to day before exercising), body composition and other health markers will be measured. For further information on this study or if you are interested in participating, please contact Jennifer through the school email info@stpatricksns.ie, marking your email "For the attention of Jennifer, TCD Study"

Handball Trip
"On Wednesday 5th of May after school we went on a tour to a Handball Alley near Croke Park. We saw the handball court. We say two men playing great handball. The alleys were big and there were two handball courts in the same building. We went in and played handball. Then we went to the GAA Museum and the Liam McCarthy Cup was there and we also played in the interactive area and played with the games. When we were leaving, we talked to the former Donegal Manager Brian McEniff. Bailey and Luke - 4th Class

Extra Curricular Activities
Spanish for Children (3 - 12 year olds)
La Jolie Ronde Spanish Classes - for details please contact me on 087 267 4809 / 822 7629 / marygalvin@upcmail.ie. Gracias, Mary

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club "Lá na gClub"
CHFC "Lá na gClub" takes place this Sunday for Nursery Group. Please note that there will be no Nursery on Saturday.