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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday February 22nd 2012

Cycling Safety Course (5th Class Children)
A Cycling Safety Course will take place for all 5th Class children commencing 27 February for 6 weeks.  The course will take place on school grounds. A letter has been given to each child with full information.  Permission Slips must be returned directly to the class teacher before the first session.

Procedure for entering the school each morning
To ensure safe and orderly access to the school grounds, the gates will open shortly before 8.30am. Parents and children walking to school must use the new pedestrian gate entrance.  Children on bicycles may cycle down to the main entrance. No Cycling or Scootering is permitted on school grounds.
The school bell rings at 08.30am. Children walk to their lines (in the early weeks of Junior Infants, parents may accompany children to the classroom).
Classes are collected from the yard by their teacher. As soon as the classes have entered the building the doors are closed.
The Luttrellstown Door (nearest door to Pedestrian Entrance) remains open until 8.50am.
Children who arrive after 08.50am must enter via reception and sign the “late book”.
Children may not enter the school building until 08.30am.  Parents are responsible for the welfare of their children until the school’s duty of care begins at 8.30 am. On wet mornings, please time your arrival for 8.30 – 8.40am.

Healthy Lunch Policy
We operate a Healthy Lunch Policy in the school.  Fizzy drinks, crisps, popcorn or sweets are not permitted.  On Friday, children are allowed one treat, e.g. a bar.  Please help us maintain the health of our children by following the guidelines in the School Booklet which is available to view at www.stpatricksns.ie.

The first four sections of the mural are really taking shape.  Each section of the mural has a different theme and each class level contributed to each theme.  The first four themes are “The Alphabet” (Junior & Senior Infants); “Our School Memories” (1st Class); “Nature in our Locality” (2nd Class); “Irish Legends & St Patrick’s Story” (3rd Class).  4th Class children have helped to paint the murals.
“We painted trees in the Senior Yard for the 10th Anniversary of St Patrick’s.  The 4th Class really enjoyed doing it.  We hope the other classes like it”. Ciara, Laura, Luke & Hanzalah – Ms Barr’s 4th Class

Dublin 15 Cross Country League
The third cross country meeting takes place on Tuesday 6th March at Porterstown Park. First race 11.30a.m. sharp. Parents and guardians are very welcome to come along and support our school team.

Trócaire Boxes      
Trócaire Boxes are available for collection from Reception.

Story-time in the Library
Would there be any parent who might be interested in reading a story in another language to younger children? If so, could you please inform Andrea, our school secretary at 8249930 or by email to info@stpatricksns.ie and we will get in touch with you shortly. Many thanks.

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Extra Curricular Activities

French for Children @ St. Patrick’s
6th class pupils: finish Primary in French style!  Some places available Thursdays @ 16.00 or on Saturday 11.45: enhance your learning with your school friends through fun activities (French hangman, bingo, French maths...). A few places left for Junior Infants up to 4th Class Thursday or Saturday mornings. Places in Early Years & Parents Sat. 12.35 class too (3-5 years). Try a class and see! Phone/text Sabine Maher on 087 227 9027 & visit web www.frenchforchildren.ie. Merci!

Spanish for Children (La Jolie Ronde)
Learn lots of Spanish after-school, in fun and interesting way with qualified linguist and teacher, Mary Galvin. Very few places left this term and just 11 weeks left until end of May. Join now (3 - 13 yr olds) or enrol today & guarantee your place for September 2012 (places filling fast). A good level of Spanish leaving Primary will give your child a great headstart in Secondary. For information please contact Mary on 0872674809 / marygalvin@upcmail.ie and check out www.spanishclasses4children.com Gracias.

Guitar Lessons
FREE CLASSICAL GUITAR, RAIN COVER & TUTOR BOOK (or 20% reduction & tutor book for the first 10 lessons) to all new pupils (or parents) of St. Patricks NS.  Learn easy guitar in a warm and friendly fully equipped studio.   This is one the best times to prepare for the Junior and Leaving Cert music curriculum! Limited offer while stock lasts.  Brian Farrell 086 380 9624;  Web www.brianfarrell.eu; Email info@brianfarrell.eu.

Girls Soccer Easter Camp at St Patrick's
Girls soccer is off to a good start at St Patrick's with the free Girls After-school Club continuing on Tusday afternoons from 3.05-4.00pm! New girls always welcome. Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp takes place at St Patrick's from Mon 2nd April to Thurs 5th April (inclusive). The aim of the programme is to introduce girls aged between 7-12 to football in a fun, friendly and safe environment, through structured coaching and fun games. The camp will run each day from 10am-1pm and costs 40 euros.  Each participant will receive a free special Soccer Sisters kit. In order to promote and support girls soccer, Castleknock Celtic hope to organise a league especially for girls in the near future. For those interested, please pick up more information about this Easter Camp from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard or contact Martin Doyle, FAI Development Officer, directly on 086 7700772.