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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 11th March 2011

St Patrick’s Day
The school will close on Thursday 17 March for St Patrick’s Day. Please note that the school will reopen on Friday 18 March.

Seachtain na Gaeilge
We will be celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in school next week (14-18 March).  As in previous years, the children will partake in a variety of activities – music, dance, drama, artwork, etc.  We expect to hear lots of Gaeilge being spoken in the school environment.  Most of all, we hope everyone will have plenty of “sport agus spraoi”.  Perhaps you could use a “cupla focal” at home too!

Bekind Ireland
Bekind Ireland, a local charity, will be selling living shamrocks outside the school on Monday 14th March to raise money in aid of the street children of Calcutta and its other projects in India and to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  This campaign is part of series of fundraisers with Castleknock Community College (CCC) with whom we have a strong connection. 12 students from CCC will travel with Bekind to India in April to do volunteer work. The shamrocks are priced at just €3 for one or two for €5 and all proceeds go to Bekind Ireland and its projects. If you plan to buy shamrock, perhaps you would consider supporting the cause.  For more information, please see Bekind's website- www.bekind.ie.

Schools Database
We are updating our school database and would like to include photos of the children. Please email info@stpatricksns.ie if you do not wish your child’s photo to be included.

Parents Holy Communion Meeting
The next Parents Preparation Meeting for First Holy Communion will take place in St Mochta’s Parish Centre on Tuesday 15th March 2011 at 8pm.  The meeting will give you, as parents, a deeper understanding of the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation so you can help prepare your child to receive the Sacrament at the end of March.  At least one parent should attend this meeting. If you cannot attend please contact the Parish office at (01) 8213218.

Trócaire Boxes
We have distributed all the Trócaire boxes that were delivered to the school.  If you do not yet have a Trócaire box, you may collect one from St Mochta’s Parish Church or any Church in the locality.

Dublin 15 Cross Country League
“On Tuesday 52 of us went to Porterstown. We were very excited. We all ran really well. We cheered each other on. Cross country is a long run and we all finished in good places.” Aaron & Greta  3rd Class  

Parents Association News

Update on CCC/LCC Enrolment Policy
This week the PA met with John Cronin, Principal of CCC.  As part of the process, he informed us of the following:

  • CCC Board to review/ratify new enrolment policy on 14 March.
  • VEC to review/ratify new enrolment policy on 21 March.
  • VEC to brief all PA from local schools on details of the new policy on 29 March.

We will update you as more information comes available.

Extra Curricular Activities

Computer Classes
Commencing every Monday @ 2.10pm - 3.10pm for 1st - 6th Class & 1.10pm - 2.10pm for Senior Infants in School.  Lessons on Windows 7, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.    All children taught computers in creative ways that they can relate too. All enquires to (Irene) 087 66 95 920. Website: www.littlewhizkids.ie   8 Week term@ €90 (Discount for Siblings).

Downey Lanigan Academy of Irish Dance
Our Annual Féis (Irish Dancing Competition) will take place on Sunday 20th March (venue to be confirmed).  You will receive a note shortly with times, etc.

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