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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday May 22nd 2013

Best Wishes Mr Roache’s 6th Class children who will be confirmed on Tuesday 28 May.

Cross Country Finals
The Cross Country Finals took place in the Santry Stadium. The Santry Stadium is very big and nice. There were twenty five pupils in one race. At first I was nervous but at the end of the race I was surprised I came 3rd. Our school won two trophies I had great fun. Alex 3rd class

The Cross Country in Morton Stadium was great. We won two awards. We were the overall winners. We were also the boys group A winners. It was one of my favourite days. Everyone did great because we won two awards even though we didn’t have some of our 6th class because of their confirmations. It was brilliant. Cliona 3rd class

Re-Registration Forms
Thank you to everyone who has already returned their Re-Registration Forms. We would appreciate if they could be returned to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible. Please note that each child should return an individual form.

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 and 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.

Cumann na mBunscol Athletic Championships
When? Monday 27th May (Field Events all events other than Sprints & Relay) and Wednesday 29th May (Track Events Sprints & Relay only) Where? Morton Stadium, Santry. All those selected for this year’s school team will be informed in the next few days and training will continue right up to the events. Some practice sessions will take place during the school day but some training will occur after school, as per the schedule below:
Friday 24th May Last Practice for All Relay Teams Boys and Girls (U10s, U11s, U12s and U13s)
Children should line up in yard outside Diswellstown Door at 2.15 where they will be met by teacher. Please note that training may be cancelled at short notice if the ground is too wet. Also note that it is vital that all children who have been selected for the Relay teams attend training, as each team relies on all members of the team being fully prepared for the event.  

Choir Concert
The Choir is holding a “Musicals” concert on Friday 7 June at 7pm.

Diswellstown Summer Camp: 1st July - 5th July 2013
This year children from Junior Infants to sixth class are welcome.  The camp will run from Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July 2013.  The day starts at 9.00a.m. and finishes at 1p.m. We will offer a number of different sports, art, games and activities and cooking! The cost of the camp is 55.00 for 1 child, 105 for 2 children and 155 for 3 children.  Enrolment will be on Thursday 23rd May 2013, under the canopy at reception 2.20p.m. (Please bring form and payment on enrolment day, thank you!)
We look forward to seeing you there! The camp is run by qualified teachers, teaching in St. Patrick’s National School.

Parents Association News

Free Seminar
Monday 27th May, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Transition from primary to post primary including important information on the recent changes to the Junior Cycle and what it will mean to your child.
Hosted by National Parents Council Primary

The two hour session will explore issues such as: choosing a school for your child, preparing your child for post primary school, school policies, home school communication and much more!

Officials from the Department of Education and skills will also give an overview of the new Junior Cycle that will be implemented in schools on a phased basis from September 2014.  The department wants to give parents an opportunity to hear about the new Junior Cycle and to find out about ow it will work in practice.  the Department also wants to hear parents' views on the new Junior Cycle.

All parents of primary school children are welcome to attend.

To confirm a place or for further information, contact; Michelle Davern at info@npc.ie or Tel 01 8874488



Safety Notice re Dropping Off/Collecting
Please note the following important safety points:

  • People may stop momentarily adjacent to the Bus parking area to drop off/collect their children.
  • Please move as far up as possible on that stretch (to the gate past the pedestrian entrance) so that six or seven cars can drop off/collect at the same time.
  • For their safety, children should be dropped off /collected only on the school side of the road.
  • Please do not stop on the main roundabout.
  • Please also note that parents are not permitted to park in the Staff Car Park when dropping or collecting children. If you are returning to the school to drop off forgotten lunches, schoolbags, etc., we would ask that you park in the bus stop area and enter via the Pedestrian Gate. (Please close gates after you leave)
  • Please inform your child to go to reception if he/she is in any doubt about collection arrangements or attendance at an after school activity, if their collector is late or if there is nobody to meet him/her at the designated meeting point.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Extra Curricular Activities

Tigers Summer Camp 2013
Tigers Summer Camp 2013 takes place from 29 July to 23 August. Book online at www.tigersafterschoolcare.com.

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