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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending June 18th 2010

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.

School Reports
We make every effort to facilitate extra copies of School Reports which have been requested by parents. However, with the volume of school reports being processed (740+), errors may occur. If you have made such a request and do not receive the extra copy, please email the office at info@stpatricksns.ie and we will post it out after the Summer Break.

Lost Property
Any property not claimed from the Lost Property press by Friday 25 June will be donated to Saint Vincent de Paul. If your child is missing any items, please take a look in the Lost Property press, inside the Blanchardstown door, at pick-up time.

PA Used School Book Sale
If you are interested in buying or selling used School books this year, the Parents Association are facilitating the sale of books. If selling books from the current school year or previous years, please add your name and contact number to the class list relevant to the books you have to sell. You may also text your details to Karen at 087 4187253. If buying, please take the contact details from the class list and contact the person directly. Once sold, please cross your name off the class list. The contact list is now available at Reception. This is a great opportunity to save a little money and to help the environment.

St Mochta's Parish Picnic

St Mochta's Parish Picnic will take place in Luttrellstown Castle on Sunday June, 20th from 1pm to 8pm. Tickets are available from the Parish Centre at €10 per family/car which covers admittance, raffle and live entertainment all day. Events include: Farmers Market, Vintage Cars and Bikes, Pony Rides, BBQ, Face Painting - Bug World - Bouncy Castles, Bonny Baby Competition, Football Tournament, Sports and a Father's Day Special - Tug o War. If you are de-cluttering for the summer, we are looking for your new or used Handbags, Jewellery, your old saucers & plates for a smashing time! Bottles of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages for Bottle Stall, Books, CD's, DVD's, Baking: Homemade Cakes n' Buns and any unwanted gifts in good condition that can be used as Bric o Brac or Raffle items. Items can be left into the parish centre from 9.30 to 12.30 from Monday to Friday. Thank you for your support.

6th Class Graduation
The 6th Class Graduation Ceremony takes place on Thursday 24 June at 7.30pm and the final day for the current 6th Class children will be Friday 25 June.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club
CHFC have registered for the Kellogg's "Field of Dreams" promotion. A collection box for tokens will be left at reception.

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. Registration for the camp takes place next Monday, 21 June from 1.00pm -1.30pm and from 2.00pm-2.30pm. Alternatively, please ring 085 1595118 and leave a message.

Touch-type, Read and Spell
Touch-type, Read and Spell is a computer based literacy course for children with Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Summer Intensive Courses taking place from 20th July 2010. To reserve a place, please contact Carol on 087 2868910 for further details. Why not check out the website www.ttrs.co.uk for further information on how the course might benefit your child.

Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes
Congratulations to everyone on their super musical theatre exam results. This year we even had one student from the school nominated for an excellence award. Enrolment for new term will be in early September. Beginners are welcome.
We will cover the following:-

  • Vocal technique: Singing & speaking; Musical Theatre; Classical music.
  • Drama: Poetry; Acting.
  • Exams (optional): Preparation for Leinster School of Music and Drama exams.

For further details contact Toni Martin at martin.toni1@gmail.com or 087 7913714.

Shreddies Parks Tennis
Registration takes place on Wednesday 30 June from 2 - 4pm at Riverwood Estate, Carpenterstown and Hazel Lawn Tennis Courts. For more information, see poster on the Parents Information Notice Board, take a leaflet from beside notice board or telephone 01 8338711 or email parkstennis@eircom.net.

French & Spanish for Children (3 - 12 year olds)
Fun classes and excellent materials & methodology (la Jolie Ronde) including own Book & CD so learning can continue at home. 2010 - 2011 term starting here at St. Patricks, week beginning 6th September, 2010. To avoid disappointment, book early. Please contact Mary (Spanish) at 822 7629 / 087 267 4809 / email marygalvin@upcmail.ie or Sabine (French) at 087 227 9027 / 01 442 8237 sabinemaher@gmail.com for enrolment pack and/or further details.

Racketeers Mini Tennis Summer Camps
Summer Camps taking place in Castleknock (26/07 - 30/07) and Blanchardstown (09/08 - 12/08). For more information, please see Parent Information Notice Board or contact Karl or Garry at 086 2117412.