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 25th 2010

Congratulations to all our Sixth Class children who graduated on Thursday 24 June. We wish them all the very best in Secondary School.

Summer Break
The school will close at 11.30am on Wednesday 30 June for Summer Break. It will reopen on Wednesday 01 September for Senior Infants to Sixth Class and Thursday 02 September for Junior Infants.

Important Road Safety Message
Thank you to all our Parents (especially parents of Junior and Senior Infants) who continue to support the school and show good example to the younger children by crossing with the School Wardens. Unfortunately, a number of parents continue to cross at the dangerous crossing at the School Avenue junction. One of our younger pupils was involved in an accident earlier in the week. Please help us to promote road safety by showing good example and crossing at the designated crossing points.

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.

Lost Property
Any property not claimed from the Lost Property press by today, 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.

Should any families be happy to donate schoolbooks which they no longer need to the school, we would be delighted to receive them on the last day of term.

Free Book Scheme
If you are in need of support with regard to School Books, please contact the school immediately.

If you have uniform items in good condition that you no longer require, St Vincent de Paul will be happy to accept them at their Blanchardstown Store.

St Mochta's Youth Group (SMYG)
St Mochta's Youth Group (SMYG) is holding an open evening for new members on Monday 28th June, from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the Parish Centre. The Youth Group is open to young people from 1st year upwards and runs on the first and third Friday's from September to June. SMYG invites all current 6th class young people to drop in and join in some fun for the final night this year. New members will be asked to supply Parents contact details on the evening.

Extra Curricular Activities
Art & Craft

The last Art & Craft class of the year takes place on Monday 28 June. Classes will recommence in September. Full details will be available in early September.

The last Swimming Class this term takes place on Saturday 26 June. Regrettably, classes will not resume in September. Any queries should be directed to Lucy at 086 4029792

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. For information and bookings, please ring 085 1595118 and leave a message.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Rugby Camp
A Rugby Camp is taking place in Castleknock College in August from 09 - 13 August and 16 - 20 August. Information is available from beside the Parent Information Notice Board.