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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday June 20th 2012

Summer Break
The school will close at 11.30am on Friday 29 June for Summer Break.
It will reopen on Friday 31 August for Senior Infants-Sixth Class and
Monday 03 September for Junior Infants. 

Pledge Ceremony for Confirmation Candidates
Our Confirmation Candidates will be completing a workshop on Drug and Drink Awareness over the coming weeks as part of their Confirmation Preparation.  All candidates are invited to take a pledge against Drink until they are 18 years old and to abstain from Drugs for life. The Pledge Ceremony will be held in St Mochta’s Church at 7pm mass on Saturday 23rd June, 2012.  Please be seated in the church by 6.45pm.

Visa Letters
Please note the school office is closing on Friday 29 June. Should you require a Visa Letter for your child, please ensure your request is received before 29 June.

Down Syndrome Ireland – Ice Cream Funday
On Friday 22 June, some of our parents will be selling Ice Cream in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland at 1.10pm and 2.10pm. No set price, no donation refused. If you wish to support this worthy cause, they will be set up under the canopy outside the main entrance of the school.

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.

Lost Property
Any unclaimed Lost Property items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul if not collected by Friday 29 June.  Please take a minute at drop off or collection times over the next week to check the Lost Property boxes if your child is missing any items.

Enable Ireland Bag Collection
Enable Ireland will do a bag collection at the school on Friday 22 June. Each child has been given a collection bag. Bags should be returned first thing on Friday morning as they will be collected early by Enable.

Volleyball – International Tournament
“Last weekend we played in an international volleyball tournament in the south of France arranged by Laurent Cauet, the Ireland volleyball coach. We met teams from around the world and made new friends. After two days of competition involving eight matches, we were awarded two trophies for Ireland.” Bob & Cian – 5th Class

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.

Parents Association News

School Uniforms from Savvy Schools
An in-school order day has been arranged to take place in the school hall on Sunday 24 June from 11am to 5pm. Information and a pricelist were distributed last week.

Volunteers for Graduation Reception
This year our 6th Class children will be Graduating from St Patrick’s NS on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm.  We are appealing for volunteers to help set up for the Reception (6pm-7pm), and/or with serving at the Graduation Reception (8.45pm-10pm), which will take place in St Patrick’s school hall following the ceremony.  Please text/phone Karen 087 4187253 if you are available to help, thank you.  

Extra Curricular Activities

French Summer Camp / La Jolie Ronde @ St. Patrick’s
Bonjour, a few places are left available for 4 to 7 yrs old for July camp here in St. Patrick’s from 9 to 13 July. Cost is 58 Euro for the week.  A second camp is taking place from 13 to 17 August (Castleknock Parish Centre). Camp registration form on www.frenchforchildren.ie.  Also now enrolling for classes starting September 2012, weekdays or Saturday. Enrol now as places limited to 12 children per class. Congratulations to all my ‘Salut pupils’ who gave a great display of their talent at their end of year show for their parents and teacher! Merci!  Sabine 087 227 9027

Spanish for Children
Thanks to all my wonderful students of Spanish who worked so well with me this year and to parents too for their continued support. ˇFelicitaciones! Enrolment for after-school Spanish classes (3-13 year olds) in St Patrick’s NS for 2012 - 2013 now taking place. ˇApúrate! Hurry! If not sure but just might be interested in classes for your child next September, please let me know today or by Friday 29th June at latest to improve your chances of securing a place. NB. NEW **Saturday** classes and **6th class only** classes starting also. Gracias, Mary M: 087 267 4809 E: marygalvin@upcmail.ie W: www.spanishclasses4children.com

Platform Stage School
Platform Stage School will resume classes on Thursday 13th September.  Junior/Senior Infants 1.15 – 1.45pm; Older classes 2.15-3.15pm.  Show next year is ‘Mary Poppins’.  Fees for term of 13 weeks are Junior/Senior Infants €100 and older classes €130 (payable in two instalments).  Check out the website www.platformstageschool.ie.  

Downey Lanigan Academy of Irish Dance 
We are now taking names for September in St Patrick’s NS (for Junior Infants upwards). Classes available @ St. Patrick’s directly after school. Infants – 1.10pm on Tuesdays; Older children 2.10 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Evening & Saturday classes are also available. For further information please contact: Bernadette Downey-Lanigan A.D.C.R.G. 0876204772/ emailberniedowney@gmail.com. Beginners are welcome.  

Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes
Congratulations to everyone on their superb exam results.  This year we again have 2 students who have been nominated for Leinster School of Music excellence awards!  Musical Theatre classes provide vocal and acting skills to children of all levels in a creative and fun environment.  As well as musical ability, the classes help the children build confidence, learn teamwork and develop their individual talents.  Our new term will begin on Tuesday, 18 September in St. Patrick’s N.S.  Classes are 1.10 – 2.10 pm for Junior and Senior Infants, 2.10 – 3.10 pm for 1st and 2nd class and 3.10 – 4.00 pm for older children.  Individual lessons are available upon request.  Preparation for Royal Irish Academy of Music and Leinster School of Music singing exams and Junior and Leaving certificate practical exams is also provided.  For further details please contact Toni Martin at 087 7913714 or email martin.toni1@gmail.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 dedicated sessions with Leinster Branch coaches.  Registration for 2012/13 season will take place on Saturday 23thJune from 11am – 12.30pm 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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