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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday January 8th 2014

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 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.

Choir resumes this Friday, 10 January.

Stay Safe
Stay Safe is a compulsory module of the SPHE curriculum in primary schools. We cover the programme in Senior Infants, 2nd, 4th & 6th Classes.  There are parental supports available on www.staysafe.ie (there is also a link through the school website).  



Leaving School Early
The teacher should be notified in advance if possible, should a child need to be collected early.  Pupils who leave before the end of the school day, must be signed out at Reception by a parent/guardian

If you need to collect your child during the school day, please do not do so during break times (10.20-10.30am and 12.00-12.30pm) as the children are in the school yard at this time.If an emergency situation arises, please ring the office before break time and we will arrange to have your child at Reception for collection.  However, please note Reception is closed from 12.00-12.30pm daily. Your cooperation in this matter would be very much appreciated.

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.
It would be greatly appreciated that if you are dropping in any of your child’s forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, etc., that they are all clearly marked with your child’s name and the name of the class teacher.


Labelling/Lost Property
Please ensure all your children’s property (e.g. jumpers, tracksuit tops, coats, hats, scarves, lunchboxes, drinks bottles, etc) is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Staff Car Park
Please note that parents are asked not to park in the Staff Car Park between 8.10am and 2.30pm, the only exception being parents collecting disabled or injured children.  We would be grateful if you could also inform anyone who may be collecting your child/children on your behalf of this procedure. If you are returning to the school to drop off forgotten lunches, schoolbags, etc. during the school day, we would ask that you park in the bus stop area and enter via the Pedestrian Gate. (Please close gates after you leave).  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Extra Curricular Activities

Basketball (2nd/3rd Class)
Basketball for 2nd/3rd class recommences on Tuesday 14 January.

Basketball (4th/5th/6th Class)
Basketball for 4th/5th/6th Class recommences on Wednesday 08 January.

Bravo Drama Club
Happy New Year to all Bravo Drama Club members! The second term for fourth, fifth and sixth class boys and girls will start next Tuesday, 14th January. Old and new members are welcome! Application forms for the second term will be handed out this week. Thanks, Ms Barrins.

La Jolie Ronde French classes @ St Patrick’s
Bonne année! Term 2 starting this week, beginners welcome. 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.  French native teachers, weekly & Saturday morning classes. Sabine Maher 087 227 9027 www.frenchforchildren.ie

Spanish for Children
Fun & stress-free, after-school classes in St Patrick’s NS, for 3 - 14 year olds (using La Jolie Ronde materials). Six age-specific levels from which to choose. Small classes, with lots of individual attention & learning, guaranteed. Term 2 (17 wks) starting 7th Jan. All classes taught by qualified & registered Spanish teacher. Limited availability. Book now. Don’t miss out! Contact marygalvin@upcmail.ie / 087 267 4809 / www.spanishclasses4children.com for details. Gracias, Mary

Classical Ballet & Hip Hop Dance Classes
For Students Age 2 –18 years. Beginners Always Welcome.  Fully Qualified I.D.T.A.Teachers. Classes take place every Monday in Diswellstown Community Centre, St Patrick’s National School.

Contact:- Sara 087 7923955 www.chesterschoolofdance.com

NEW TIMES FOR 2014 as follows:
- Pre-School Class (Age 2 ½ to 4 yrs) - 4.15pm
- Tiny Tots Ballet (Age 4-6 yrs) - 4.45pm
- Classical Ballet (Age 6+) - 5.30pm
- Hip Hop Tiny Boppers (Age 4-6) - 6.15pm
- Hip Hop All ages (Age 7-13) - 6.45pm
- Classical Ballet (Grade 1 to 3) - 7.30pm