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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 29th June 2011

The school will close at 11.30am tomorrow 30 June for Summer Break. Children may wear their favourite T-shirt/Jersey with their school tracksuit bottoms. It will reopen on Thursday 01 September for Senior Infants to Sixth Class and Monday 05 September for Junior Infants.

Should you need to make contact with the school during the summer break, please email info@stpatricksns.ie as emails will be monitored.

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.

Provisional Teachers List
As a result of revised Department of Education & Skills recruitment procedures, we are unable to confirm the names of teachers for next year’s classes. This information will be available on our school website as soon as it is finalised.

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.

Free Book Scheme
If you are in need of support with regard to School Books, please contact the school immediately.

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.

Missing Books
Having completed our end of year audit of shared reading books, we have discovered that many shared reading titles are missing. If any of these books are still at home, could they please be returned to the school as soon as possible.

Lost Property
Any unclaimed Lost Property items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul if not collected tomorrow. Please note Lost Property items will be on display at reception.

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 bientôt!

Spanish for Children
Lesson No.7: HASTA SEPTIEMBRE Y ¡QUE CADA UNO DISFRUTE MUCHO DE LAS VACACIONES! (As-ta sep-ti-em-bre ee kay ca-da u-no dis-fru-te moo-cho de las va-ca-thi-own-es).“See you September and enjoy the holidays each and everyone!” For information on Spanish Classes (30 weeks) - Pre-School & Primary (Sept 12th-May 27th) from 1.10 in St Patrick’s NS & Junior & Leaving Cert (Oct-May) - ENROL NOW as classes filling fast. E: marygalvin@upcmail.ie M: 087 267 4809 W: www.spanishclasses4children.com

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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We wish you all a happy, fun-filled and hopefully sun-filled summer.