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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 28th May 2010

Congratulations to Ms Barrins, Ms Threadgold and Mr Walsh's 6th Class children who were confirmed on Tuesday 25 May.

School Booklists
School Booklists have been distributed to every child this week. (Extra copies are available from our website www.stpatricksns.ie). This year, there are three methods of purchase for schoolbooks:

  • Books may be ordered through the school on 03 and 04 June ONLY. Orders with payment can be dropped into the office. Cheque/Postal Order/Bank Draft if possible made out to "St Patrick's N.S."
  • wiseowl.ie have included this list on the Wise Owl online schoolbook shop. To order your books for home delivery, simply log on to www.wiseowl.ie and enter the appropriate code into the quick code box.
  • All schoolbooks are also available through other local bookstores should you wish to purchase them yourself.
  • Please note, as we are aiming to have the books delivered to the school and distributed to all children before the end of the school year, LATE ORDERS CANNOT 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 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.

Scooters/Bicycles on School Grounds
We are asking that, in the interest of everyone's safety, all cyclists (pupils, parents & siblings) dismount from their bicycles/scooters at the main gates of the school avenue and walk the remaining distance. Please note the use of Bicycles, Scooters, Rollerblades or "Heelys" is not permitted on school grounds.

Return of Sponsored Walk Monies
Thank you to all the families who ventured out on Sunday 25th April to support our Annual Sponsored Walk. Please ensure that all sponsored walk monies are collected and returned to the school as soon as possible. We will advise of the total raised when all monies have been counted.

St Patrick's Parents for Business Network Directory
Parents, Don't Forget, if you are looking for any product or service, check out the St Patrick's Parents Directory @ www.stpatricksns.ie first! There are a wide variety of products & services on offer from Parents in St Patrick's. The directory listing will be in the School Journal from September. If you are not on the list, let us know as soon as possible so you do not miss out. Email daniel@cms-ireland.com.

Choir Concert
The Friday choir and Choral Scholars end of year concert will be on Friday 11th June at 7pm in St. Patrick's N.S. Diswellstown. Admission free, all welcome!

Piano Recital
Parents of Jenny O'Connor's Piano Students are invited to a Piano Recital on Friday 18 June at 6.30pm in the Library.

Fingal Cricket
"We played four games of cricket on Thursday 28 May. We had four matches and we won all four! We each won a medal and we got a plaque for the school. We really enjoyed it and it was a great day. We felt really proud of ourselves when we won the plaque for the school. We want to thank Ms English for bring us." Tom, Molly, Amy & Keith - Fourth Class
"On Thursday, 12 students from fourth class went to a cricket blitz in Corduff Sports Centre. We played four matches and won all of them. We had a great day and we won overall." Alex - Fourth Class

Flora Women's Mini Marathon - Our Lady's Children's Hospital
Andrea and Bernadette are doing the Flora Women's Mini Marathon on Monday 07 June in aid of The Children's Medical & Research Foundation, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. If you would like to support this worthy cause, there is a collection box at the office. Thank You.

Extra Curricular Activities
Summer Music Camp 2010

This year the camp will run from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July in St. Patrick's Diswellstown, 9:30am - 1:00pm. Get Fit Dance Academy are back (every day this year), Seamus will teach guitar, Geraldine will focus on songs from the musical 'Hairspray' and selections from the hit TV series 'Glee' and Jenny will be adding XFactor pieces to her piano repertoire. If you would like to join the fun and book your child(ren) in please ring 085 1595118 and leave a message.

Diswellstown Junior and Senior Summer Camps
Diswellstown Junior and Senior Summer Camps will be held in the school commencing Thursday 01 July to Wednesday 07 July. Details and enrolment to follow.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club - Mini Leagues
CHFC are holding Mini Leagues from Monday 31 May to Thursday 03 June at Tir na nÓg (beside CCC) from 6.30pm -8.30pm. Mon 31st - U7 and U8 boys (born 2002 & 2003); Tues 01 - U8, U9 & U10 girls (born 2000, 2001 & 2002); Wed 02 - U9 and U10 boys (born 2000 & 2001); Thu 03 - U11 and U12 girls (born 1998 & 1999).

Castleknock Celtic Mini World Cup
Castleknock Celtic is running a Mini World Cup from Tuesday 08 - Saturday 12 June in Porterstown Park. Registration Night takes place in Laurel Lodge Community Centre on 02 June from 7.30pm - 8.30pm or contact 087 4138099 or castleknockceltic@gmail.com . More information available on the Parent Information Notice Board.

There will be no swimming classes for St Patrick's students in the NAC this Saturday, 29 May.