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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday November 6th 2013

Junior Infants September 2014
Letters were posted yesterday.  The cut-off date is 21/04/2010 so all children born before this date have been offered places.  Because of heavy demand, we will be taking four Junior Infant classes next year.

Cumann na mBunscoil Football Final
A huge Congratulations to our boys team who won the Cumann na mBunscoil Final in Croke Park on Tuesday.  They did themselves and the school proud!

International Gymnastics Competition
Congratulations to Ange Mputu in 5th class who took part in an International Gymnastics competition in London over the Mid-Term Break.  He came first in a number of competitions. Well done Ange!

Celtic Travelling Book Fair
The Book Fair will be in the school from Wednesday 06 November to Monday 11 November.  Feel free to call in at dropping off (08.30am-9.00am) and collection times (1.00pm – 2.30pm) to browse through the selection available.  This is a great opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping!  The more books you buy, the more books the school will receive to help stock the school library.  A limited number of leaflets are available from beside the Parent Information Notice Board.  From previous year’s experience, may we please ask that you Enter only via the Main Entrance and Exit only via the Blanchardstown Door?  This will ensure a smooth flow of people through the Book Fair area which is quite tight.

Parent/Teacher Meetings
Parent/Teacher Meetings will take place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November. Family Appointment sheets will be distributed week commencing 11 November. Individual appointment details will be written into your child’s school journal.

Choir Dates for Your Diary
The choir will perform for Christmas at the School Christmas Fair (time to be confirmed) on Sunday 1st December.

I am very excited to let you know that Friday Choir and Choral Scholars will perform at the Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival on Saturday 14th December from 3-4pm. Further details to follow.  Ms Meade.

Fingal Cross Country League
The next meeting takes place (weather permitting) at Porterstown Fields on Tuesday 12 November. All runners should wear school running kit under their school tracksuit and suitable footwear. Please make sure your child has a warm coat and an extra drink. First race begins 11.30 sharp! All support welcome!

Parents Association News

Free Talk for Parents with Sheila O Malley, Thur 14th Nov
The Parent Association are pleased to announce that Sheila O Malley of practicalparenting.ie will return to St Patrick's NS on Thursday 14th November to facilitate a talk for parents entitled "Never do for a child what a child can do for themselves!" Sheila's talks are fun and insightful, you are guaranteed to come away having learned something. The talk is suitable for parents of children of all ages and will take place in the Tigers Room at 8pm after the Christmas Fair donations drop. 

Donations for the Christmas Fair
It's that time of year again and donations are required for the St Patricks Annual Christmas Fair which takes place on 1st December.  Maybe you would like to donate a prize, a box of sweets, toys, bottles.....all gratefully accepted.

We would love unwanted and/or new gifts, books, games, DVDs, PC / Wii / Xbox games and of course, bottles (for the ever popular Bottle Stall).

Please remember that all items should be in saleable condition.

We also need toys – new or second-hand, but complete, clean and in working order, suitable for kids aged 4 years and above. Especially Games, Jigsaws (all complete) Costumes and Character Toys –most welcome!

How to Donate
Its soooo easy – morning and evening slots are available to drop off your donations. It you are a ‘morning’ person we plan to have volunteers at the main gate on those ‘Drop – off Days' to make the drop off as swift and handy for you. Alternatively, drive to the School on one of the designated evenings - we’ll be delighted to see you then.

7.30 – 8:30 PM @ Back of school hall Thursday 14 Nov, Thursday 21 Nov, Tuesday 26 Nov and Thursday 28 Nov.

8:20AM -8:40 AM Thursday 14 Nov, Thursday 21 Nov, Tuesday 26 Nov and Thursday 28 Nov. (Volunteers will be at main school gate so you can just bring items with you and drop off quickly)


Procedure for Entering the School Building each Morning
To ensure safe and orderly access to the school grounds, the gates will open a few minutes before 8.30am. Parents and children walking to school should use the Pedestrian Entrance. No Cycling, Scootering or Rollerblading is permitted on school grounds. Children must go to their class line up area and remain there until the school bell rings at 08.30am. Classes are collected from the yard by their teacher and entry doors are then closed. In the early weeks of Junior Infants, parents may accompany children to the classroom.

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 8.30am. On wet mornings, please time your arrival for 8.30 – 8.40am.

To minimise heat loss and for the safety and security of all the pupils, children who arrive late for line-up in the morning should access the school as follows: 

  • 2nd – 6th Class children will enter via the Diswellstown (Tigers) Door only.
  • Junior Infants – 1st Class children will enter via the Carpenterstown Door only.
  • Children who arrive after 8.50am must enter via the main school entrance and sign the Sign-In Book.


Extra Curricular Activities

Please note that next week will be the last session for Tennis until the New Year.