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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 17th 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 or email info@stpatricksns.ie with “Change of Contact Details” as heading.

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. 

School Uniforms (Second-Hand)
The St Vincent de Paul shop in Blanchardstown Village is happy to accept donations of second-hand uniforms.  If you have any items that are in good condition that your child has outgrown, perhaps you would drop them down to the shop at the end of this school year.

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 TONIGHT Friday 17th June at 7:30pm. We look forward to entertaining everyone! ALL WELCOME!

Parents Association News

School Uniform
Savvy Schools will hold a second Uniform Fitting day on Saturday 25th June.  Due to an exceptionally busy fitting day last Saturday, fittings on the 25th will be in the School Hall.  Savvy Schools would like to express their apologies to parents who queued during the busiest period last Saturday for the long delays and every effort will be made to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Sizing will be from 3pm to 6.00pm.  However Savvy Schools will also have a shop in Coolmine Industrial Estate from 1st July to facilitate parents further (Unit 1, Porters Road, Coolmine Business Park, Blanchardstown [above Recharge and opposite the Postal Sorting Office]).  School crests are also available to buy from Savvy Schools.   Could parents please remember to bring your 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.

Please note that Andrea (school secretary) and teachers CANNOT accept order forms and/or deposits for uniforms.  Uniforms must be ordered and paid for though Savvy Schools.

 Extra Curricular Activities

Diswellstown Summer Camps
There are places still available for both camps.  Anyone wishing to attend Junior Camp, please return Registration Forms to Ms Murray. Anyone wishing to attend Senior Camp, please return Registration Forms to Ms C O’Reilly.  Last day for enrolment is Wednesday 22 June.

Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes
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... as young as 3 yrs!  Enrolment for September 2011 is well under way. Classes now available @ St. Patrick’s directly after school. Infants – 1.10pm on Wednesdays – Older children 2.10 pm on Wednesdays & Fridays. Thursday pm and Saturday classes also available. French native teacher, fun and educational classes. Contact Sabine on 087 227 9027 or fill an enquiry form at www.frenchforchildren.ie   A bient๔t!

Spanish for Children (3 - 13 & 14 -18 yr olds)
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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