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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday December 4th 2013

Christmas Holidays

The school closes on Friday 20 December, at 11.30am for the Christmas Holidays.  The school will reopen on Tuesday 07 January 2014 at 08.30am.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal
Our Christmas Appeal is once again in aid of SVP. There are three different options:

  • Hampers (non-perishable food items). Items for hampers can be placed in the boxes beside the crib in the school foyer between 02 and 11 December.
  • Donate an unwrapped toy/gift for a child (new items only) between 02 and 11 December.  Boy/Girl Labels are available from the office. 
  • Financial Donations. If you would like to donate money to the SVP through the school, please drop it in to the office in an envelope marked “SVP”.  All monies donated will be lodged directly into the SVP Account on Wednesday 11 December.  You may also donate directly to SVP through their website, www.svp.ie.

Dublin Docklands Christmas Festival
Our 2 Choirs will perform from 3pm-4pm in the Big Red Barn on Saturday 14th December. The Big Red Barn is the main stage for this event and will be situated on the event platform on Georges Dock. There will be a lot of other performers over the week, you can see the entertainment timetable on their Facebook page; www.facebook.com This is a great opportunity for the children. It promises to be a great day out for the family. We hope to see you all there.

Folens and Educate.ie Christmas Annuals
Folens and Educate.ie Christmas Annuals are available from the office this week only.  Annuals are only €4 each. Any profits made will be donated to UNICEF to Aid Philippines Typhoon Children’s Emergency Appeal.

Dates for Junior Infant Christmas Concerts
Tuesday 10 December 11.00am SHARP           -           Ms Meade
Wednesday 11 December 11.00am SHARP     -           Ms M O’Reilly
Thursday 12 December 11.00am SHARP          -           Ms L McDermott

Concerts will start promptly at 11.00am and take place in the Tigers Room.  Please enter via the Diswellstown (Tigers) Door.

Parents Association News

A Christmas Fair “Thank You”

On behalf of the Christmas Fair Organising Committee and the Parent Association, we would sincerely like to say a big “Thank You” to the parent body, caretakers, school staff and school management for continuing to support our School Fair, be it in the form of donations or time as volunteers. Without your help and support the Christmas Fair would not be the success it is year after year.

Our thanks again and wishing you all a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2014.

Raffle, Art Competition & Cup Cake Winners

Congratulations to the following Christmas Fair Raffle winners:

Zijing Ho, Vanessa Sorecau, the Connor Family, Zoe Moynihan, Niamh Andrews and Ezmarelda Bacelan.


The Cup Cake competition winners are:-

Age 8 & under Winner:       Tara McIlkenny

Age 9 -13 Winner:                Robyn Cooper

Adult Category:                    Christine Callinan


The Art Competition Winners are:-

Overall Winner:                    Ciara Hogan

Age 4 - 6 Winner:                 Doireann Rennick

Age 7 - 9 Winner:                 Pearce Mooney

Age 10 - 12 Winner:                        Eva Coughlan


Congratulations and well done to all from the Christmas Fair Committee and St Patrick’s NS Parent Association.

Extra Curricular Activities

La Jolie Ronde French classes @ St Patricks 
Term 2 starting January 2014 for after-school classes.  Come & see a class before enrolling. Enthusiastic 6th class pupils welcome for intensive class before secondary school. An additional pre-school class (3 to 5 yrs.) is starting on Saturdays @10am: parents & siblings welcome to learn together through stories, songs, rhymes and action chants.  087 227 9027 www.frenchforchildren.ie Sabine Maher (Degree in Linguistic Science & Teaching French as a Foreign Language)

Art & Craft Workshops
The new ten week term of Art & Craft will begin on Monday 02 December at 2.10pm to 3.45pm, and will run until March 2014.  A wide range of skills will be taught to foster creativity and self-development.  Some places are available. Please contact Blathnaid on 087 4123247 for full details.