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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday December 11th 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 by 8.30am tomorrow morning.
  • Donate an unwrapped toy/gift for a child (new items only) by 8.30am tomorrow morning.  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 before Christmas or you may also donate directly to SVP through their website, www.svp.ie.


Audio Books
The school is starting to build up a selection of Audio Books. We currently have some of the Harry Potter collection of stories. If your child (4th/5th/6th class) would be interested in this, we ask that you, the parent/guardian, come to the school and sign them out, much the same as you would borrow a library book/cd/dvd, etc.

URGENT Re Choir at Docklands
There has been a change for the Docklands performance from 3pm-4pm on Saturday 14th December. The “Big Red Barn” has now changed to a “Candy-striped Marquee” instead. The venue and location is the same, just the structure has changed! All children have been informed.

Parents Association News

School Calendars
A second delivery of calendars is expected this week or early next week.  As soon as they arrive, they will be delivered to the children who expected them this week.  As soon as they arrive, they will also be delivered to those have outstanding orders or placed orders at the Christmas Fair.


Morning Access Arrangements

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

  • 2nd – 6th Class children will enter via the Diswellstown (Tigers) Door only.
  • Junior Infants – 1st Class children will enter via the Main School Entrance only.


Extra Curricular Activities

La Jolie Ronde French classes @ St Patricks     

Term 2 starting January 2014 for after-school classes from 1.10 onwards. One place left in the additional pre-school class (3 to 5 yrs): parents & siblings welcome to learn together through stories, songs, rhymes, drama and craft.  As ‘Noël’ is soon here, get materials free of charge. Offer applicable to other classes also.  ‘Joyeux Noël!’ Sabine Maher 087 2279027 www.frenchforchildren.ie

Spanish for Children
Term 2 starting 6th January. Fun and stress-free, after-school classes (using La Jolie Ronde materials) in St Patrick’s NS for 3 - 14 year olds, the best age for your children to learn - especially to learn to confidently speak a modern language. Six age-specific levels from which to choose. Small classes, with lots of individual attention, all taught by a qualified Secondary School Spanish teacher. Contact marygalvin@upcmail.ie / 087 267 4809 / www.spanishclasses4children.com for details. Gracias, Mary (TEFL, BA MOD Hons TCD, MA TCD, H Dip Ed UCD, Applied Linguistics TCD)

Art & Craft Workshops
The new ten week term of Art & Craft will began 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.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club Nursery Christmas Party
The CHFC Nursery Christmas Party takes place on Saturday 14 December from 2pm to 4pm in Castleknock Community College. €5 per child, Children’s entertainment, refreshments and a Christmas gift.

Castleknock Celtic Christmas Party
Castleknock Celtic Christmas Party & Club Auction Fundraiser for NEW ALL WEATHER PITCH. Venue: Westmanstown Sports Club on Thursday 19th Dec. Drinks Reception @ 7.30pm with Food served @ 8.00pm sharp followed by a Club Fund Raiser Auction and Music ‘til late. Contact nos. for ADMISSION TICKETS (ONLY €20 EACH) from Brian Cummins – 086-8413785 or John O’Leary – 087-6895838, or David Hughes – 086-1723755. Visit www.castleknockceltic.com

Basketball Christmas Camp – Scoil Bhride JNS
A Basketball Christmas Camp is taking place on 23, 24, 30, 31 December from 10.00am to 2.30pm in Scoil Bhride J.N.S. Application Forms are available from beside the Parents Information Noticeboard inside the main door of the school. For more information, contact Lennie McMillian at 087 6117231.

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