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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 10th June 2011

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.

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. 

Enable Ireland Bag Collection
Enable Ireland will do a bag collection at the school on Tuesday 28 June.  Perhaps you could start collecting your unwanted items to fill a bag or two.  Bags are available at Reception.

Choir Concert
A Choir Concert will take place in St Patrick's School Hall on Friday 17th June at 7:30pm. We look forward to entertaining everyone! ALL WELCOME!

Parents Association News

School Uniform
Savvy Schools will hold a Uniform Fitting day tomorrow Saturday 11 June in the Stage Area at the school.  Sizing will commence at 10.00am for incoming Junior Infants and their siblings.  Sizing for the remainder (current Junior Infants to 5th Class) will be from 11.00am to 3.00pm.   A second sizing day will be organised depending on demand and Savvy Schools will have a shop in Coolmine Industrial Estate from 1st July to facilitate parents further.  Could parents please remember bring your order forms and deposit, orders will not be accepted without a deposit.
Happy Events (in the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre) also have some stock available should parents wish to buy their uniforms there.

Extra Curricular Activities

Guitar lessons
Learn easy guitar in a warm and friendly fully equipped studio.  Group or individual lessons available.  This is one the best times to prepare for the Junior and Leaving Cert music curriculum! Special 20% reduction to all the pupils (and parents) of St. Patricks NS. Further details Brian Farrell 086 3809624 – www.brianfarrell.eu info@brianfarrell.eu.
Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes
Congratulations to everyone on their superb exam results.  This year we have 2 students who have been nominated for Leinster School of Music excellence awards!  Our new term will begin on Tuesday, 20 September in St. Patrick’s N.S.  There are places available in the 1.10 – 2.10 pm class for Junior and Senior Infants and in the 2.10 – 3.10 pm class from 1st Class upwards.  Beginners welcome.  For further details please contact Toni Martin at 087 7913714 or email martin.toni1@gmail.com.  Individual lessons also available, including preparation for junior and leaving certificate practicals.

French for Children (cny reg. 377054)
*Félicitations et bravo!* Congrats to all children who finished their French course last week.  A small bonbon (sweet) was well deserved and certificates were proudly handed out.  New children are welcome to join the fun and start French classes in September in St. Patrick’s.  Enrolment has started so ‘vite vite’ contact me on 087 227 9027 or fill an enquiry form at www.frenchforchildren.ie   A bientôt !

Spanish for Children (3 - 13 & 14 -18 yr olds)
Lesson No.5: NO LO COMPRENDO. REPITA - Y MÁS DESPACIO, POR FAVOR. (No lo com-pren-do. Re-pi-ta ee mas des-pa-theo, por fa-vor.) “I don’t understand. Say it again and slower, please.” For information on Spanish Classes - Primary & Pre-School (Sept - May) & Junior & Leaving Cert (all year round), please phone 087 267 4809 / 822 7629. Enrolling now for September 2011. Email marygalvin@upcmail.ie, cf. www.spanishclasses4children.com

Downey Lanigan Academy of Irish Dance
Please note end of term Recital evening of the 22nd of June, note with full details at next week's class. Please keep this evening free.
We are now taking names for September in St Patrick’s NS (for Junior Infants upwards). For further information please contact: Bernadette Downey-Lanigan A.D.C.R.G. 0876204772.  Beginners are welcome.  

Coolmine Rugby Football Club
Based at Ashbrook on River Road, Coolmine RFC has top class facilities and was voted Leinster Club of the Year 2010.  Our Minis (age 7 – 12) and Youth (age 13 – 20) players participate in structured leagues, competitions and blitzes.  Players enjoy two coaching sessions per week by IRFU accredited coaches plus additional Leinster Branch dedicated sessions with Derek Maybury.  Registration for 2011/12 season will take place on Saturday 25th June from 10am – 1pm for existing and new members.  If you are interested in joining Coolmine RFC please contact Karen Keogh on 0863714574 or email: coolminerfc.register@gmail.com for more information. 
Website:  www.coolminerfc.com

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