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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 24th June 2011

Summer Break
The school will close at 11.30am on Thursday 30 June for Summer Break.  It will reopen on Thursday 01 September for Senior Infants to Sixth Class and
Monday 05 September for Junior Infants.

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.

2nd Class GAA Blitz
“2nd class children played a GAA blitz in Somerton yesterday against St Francis Xavier and Scoil Olibheir.  We really enjoyed taking part in the blitz.  Thank you to Brendan and Mr Thynne for organising the Blitz.” Leah & Luke 2nd Class

Enrolments to First Year 2012 - CCC
Reminder: The closing date for enrolment to First Year 2012 is Friday 30 September at 4pm.  Please note that the office will be closed on Friday 15 July and will reopen on Monday 15 August.

Parents Association News

School Uniform Fitting Day Saturday 25th June 3-6pm
Savvy Schools will hold a second Uniform Fitting Day on Saturday 25th June in the School Hall from 3pm to 6pm.  Please remember to bring your €30 deposit per order (cash or cheque) as orders CANNOT be accepted without a deposit.  Savvy Schools will also have a shop in Coolmine Industrial Estate from 1st July (above the "Re:charge" outlet, Unit 1 Porter's Road).
Please note that the new school track-suit will now have WHITE trimming to co-ordinate with the change to white polo-shirts.  As "Happy Events" is selling off older stock of the track-suit, please be aware that these would be the older style with cream trimming.  Parents may purchase white shirts and/or polo shirts at any shop (e.g. Dunnes, Penneys, M&S, etc). 
The school crest is also available for purchase from Savvy Schools at €5.  (The existing uniform of cream shirts, polo-shirts and track-suits will be acceptable for schoolwear indefinitely).
The school Secretary or Teachers CANNOT accept order forms and/or deposits.  Orders can only be accepted by Savvy Schools.

Extra Curricular Activities

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
Enrolment for September 2011 is ongoing during summer time. Weekdays and Saturday classes here at St. Patrick’s.  3-5 yrs offer: get 50% discount on pre-school term by referring French for Children to your Montessori Manager so that classes start there in September 2011.  Contact Sabine on 087 227 9027 or fill an enquiry form at www.frenchforchildren.ie   A bientτt!

Spanish for Children (3 - 13 & 14 -18 yr olds)
Lesson No.6: GIRE A LA DERECHA Y SIGA TODO RECTO (Hear-eh a la dare-eh-cha y sig-a to-do rec-to) “Turn right and continue straight on.” For information (DAYS & TIMES, etc) on Spanish Classes - Pre-School & Primary (Sept - May) & Junior & Leaving Cert (all year round) - please phone 087 267 4809 / 822 7629. Email marygalvin@upcmail.ie, Classes have been a wonderful success this year – felicitaciones to all those who were awarded their Certificates - and places are filling fast for September 2011, so please ENROL NOW to avoid disappointment. Gracias a todos, Mary

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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