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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 1st April 2011
Easter Holidays
Please note that the children will finish at 11.30am on Friday 15 April. 
The school will be closed from Monday 18 April to Monday 02 May inclusive (May Bank Holiday) and will reopen on Tuesday 03 May at 08.30am.

Mobile Phones
Unless it is absolutely necessary, children should not bring mobile phones to school.  For those who need to bring a phone, it must be turned off and left in the child’s school bag.  If the phone is seen or heard anywhere on school grounds, it will be taken off the child and parents will have to collect the phone from the school office.

Confirmation Service of Light
On Thursday evening 7th April St Patrick’s NS candidates will celebrate the Service of Light in St Mochta’s Church at 7pm.  Family members are welcome to attend.  Please note, the next Parents Preparation Meeting will be held on 12th May, 2011 in St Mochta’s School Hall at 8pm.  Bishop Field will be attending to meet with Candidates.

Castleknock College (Boys)
Castleknock College are holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 12 April from 7.00 – 9.00pm in the College for all parents and boys (especially those who are in 5th Class are present).  More information is available on www.castleknockcollege.ie.

“Jedward” and Jack and Jill Mobile Phone Collection!!
Our school is continuing to collect mobile phones in any condition. As well as helping the environment, the collected phones can be used by the school to get useful IT equipment. “Jedward” have recently teamed up with Jack & Jill and will visit the school which collects the most mobile phones.

Dates for your diary:

  • Dublin 15 Cross Country League (3rd - 6th) at Porterstown Playing Fields Tuesday 12th April. This will be the last local meeting before the finals at Santry.
  • Sport for All Day at school (weather permitting) 3rd - 6th Class - Wednesday 13th April

Rugby Blitz
“On Tuesday the 29th of March, some boys and girls of 5th and 6th class went to Westmanstown to play a rugby blitz against Ladyswell.  We all played well and had great fun!” Sarah & Diarmuid 5th Class

World Youth Day Fundraising Table Quiz
St. Mochta’s Parish have six young adults who are preparing to attend World Youth Day in August in Madrid this year.  World Youth Day is an opportunity for our young people to join a group from the Dublin Diocese to travel and meet with young people from all over the world to share their faith.  To cover the costs, a WYD Fund raising group are holding a Table Quiz on Monday 11th April at 8pm in Castleknock Golf Club (entrance beside Hotel). Cost is €10 per person - 4 per team.  It promises to be a fantastic night, so why not get a team together with friends or neighbours and enjoy the chat and fun.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  For further details please contact the parish office at (01) 8213218.  If you cannot attend the quiz on the night and would like to donate a prize for a raffle or donate towards their fund raising effort please drop into the Parish Centre - Monday - Friday 9.30 to 12.30. Thank you for your support.

Lost Property
Any property not claimed from the Lost Property press by Friday 15 April will be donated to St 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.

Parents Association News

Sponsored Walk
The upcoming Sponsored Walk will take place on Thursday 07 April during school hours. All Sponsorship money should be returned to your child’s class teacher on or before 15 April.  Thank you for your continued support.

Update on the Secondary Schools Admissions Policy
On Tuesday evening (29th March), representatives from the PA Committee attended an information session presented by the VEC on the proposed joint admissions policy between CCC and LCC. It was a lively session with representatives from all of the local primary schools attending. The PA Committee raised an issue with regard to the policy in relation to a number of St. Patrick's pupils in 3rd & 4th class, which the VEC have committed to review. As further information becomes available we will update you. A copy of the proposed admissions policy is available on the LCC website. 

Extra Curricular Activities

CHFC Nursery – Saturday 02 April
The Nursery will take place in Somerton tomorrow and not Tir na nÓg.

St Patrick’s N.S. Easter Camp 2011
Enrolment for St Patricks Easter camp 2011 is underway.  This year the children will be taking part in cooking, sports and art activities with Ms Meade, Mr MacConámha, and Mr Monaghan.  The camp will be for 4 days from Monday 18th of April to Thursday 21st of April inclusive.  The price of the camp costs €65 with a 10% discount for siblings.  The camp is open to all children from 1st class to 6th class.  Please email monaghan1@hotmail.com for a place, and do hurry as places are limited.

Art and Craft Workshops
The new term of Art and Craft begins on Monday 04 April for seven weeks.  There are some places available.  A wide range of Art and Craft skills are taught to foster student creativity.  For full details, contact Bláthnaid O’Brien-Donovan B.Ed (Hons) 087 4123247.

CHFC Easter Camp
CHFC Easter Camp is taking place from 18 – 22 April.  Places can be booked at the Club Shop in Tir na nÓg from Saturday morning or contact Brendan at 085 1329397

Little Whiz Kids Computer Training
Computer Training "Senior Infants" Commencing   Monday 11th April - 27th June @ 1.10pm - 2.10pm (Dates includes school closures for mid-term breaks and Bank Holidays etc.) Let your children learn 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.

DramaWorks Festival of Poetry
The DramaWorks Festival of Poetry will take place today, Friday 01 April in the Stage Area at the following times: Junior & Senior Infants & 1st & 2nd Class – 4-5pm; 3rd, 4th & 5th Class – 5-6pm. Parents and friends are invited to attend.

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