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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday March 19th 2014

Please note there will be No Choir this Friday, 21 March.

World Book Day Vouchers
Don't forget to use your World Book Day vouchers by March 30th. Extra vouchers are available in a box at reception.

School Health Screening Vision & Hearing – Senior Infants
Your Senior Infant child has been given two consent forms for Vision & Hearing Testing, to be carried out by the HSE.  These forms should be signed and returned directly to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

Junior “Sport for All” Day (Sen Infants – 2nd Class)
The Junior Sport for All Day (Senior Infants – 2nd Class) will take place, weather permitting, on Thursday 10th April. Children should wear their school tracksuit and suitable footwear. They should also bring an extra drink with them, along with their usual lunch. Here’s hoping for a dry day and lots of fun for everyone!

Senior “Sport for All” Day (3rd – 6th Class)
This will take place (weather permitting) on Thursday 03 April. Children should wear their school tracksuit and suitable footwear. They should also bring an extra drink with them along with their usual lunch. Here’s hoping for a dry day and lots of fun for everyone!

“Knock-out Trials” for School Santry Team – Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships
Trials continue on Friday afternoons as per schedule below. It should be noted that selection is based on a number of points – athletic ability, team spirit, reliability, sportsmanship, etc. Those who have made it onto the shortlists must attend if they want to be considered for the team. Those selected for the team must be available for the championships (held at Morton Stadium in Santry) the last week in May and/or first week in June. Please note the following schedule:

Friday 21st March U12 Boys from 2.15 – 3.00 
Friday 28th March U12 Girls from 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 4th April U11 Boys from 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 11th April U11 Girls from 2.15 – 3.00 

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: As all trials take place outdoors and are weather permitting, they may have to be cancelled at short notice if the ground is too wet. Please discuss pick-up/collection arrangements with your child. Children should line up in yard outside Diswellstown Door at 2.15 where they will be met by teacher.  Also note that more dates/times will be added in order to prepare for the event. Children will be informed at school of any further arrangements and notices will appear in Newsletters. 

Re-Registration Form 2014/2015
We have a number of children on our Waiting List for Senior Infants to Sixth class places for the 2014/2015 school year. It is important that we can confirm as soon as possible whether or not we will have school places for them. Therefore, we will be distributing a Re-Registration Form to all children (JI – 5th Class) in early April.  The form will also be emailed to all parents.  We would ask that you return the fully completed form ASAP, confirming if your child/children will be returning to St Patrick’s for the next school year 2014/2015.  This will also ensure that we have correct contact details, (postal address, mobile numbers and email address) for all parents. You may pay the Extras Fee for the 2014/2015 School Year on return of the Re-Registration Form or alternatively defer payment until the new school year.

All 2013/2014 Extras Payments must be paid in advance of Re-Registration for 2014/2015 School Year.  Texts have been sent to those who still have to pay the 2013/2014 Extras Payments. 

CCC Plant Sale
The Castleknock Community College Plant Sale takes place on Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May from 10am to 5 pm.  A large variety of Summer Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes, Tubs & Shrubs, Wooden, Ceramic & Terracotta Garden Accessories available.  Pre-Orders are available, phone 085 7540888 (pre-orders in time for communion also available).  The Coffee Shop and Cake Sale are well worth a visit. We are now on Facebook, CCC Plant Sale.

Parents Association News

St. Patricks NS Uniform Survey February 2014

Thank you to everybody who completed the School Uniform Survey. The school received a great response. The results showed an overwhelming majority, 93%, in favour of retaining the uniform with the majority voting for the option of purchasing pre-crested uniforms / track suits along with the option to purchase uniforms etc in department stores.  In conclusion, the current uniform policy in St. Patricks NS will remain unchanged.


Jack & Jill Foundation – Mobile Phone Collection

If you or a family member got a new phone recently, perhaps you would consider donating the old phone to the Jack & Jill Foundation Mobile Phone Collection.  We have a collection box in the main office.  Funds raised by the collection of Mobile Phones go a long way towards looking after very sick babies in their own homes.  For more information, please see www.jackandjill.ie.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In addition to the above mobile phone collection, we also have collection boxes for Batteries and original HP, Brother, Dell, Samsung, Lexmark & Canon Toner Cartridges for recycling. Collection boxes are at Reception.


Trocáire Boxes are available for collection from outside the main office.

Extra Curricular Activities

The DramaWorks Festival of Poetry will take place this Friday 21st March at 5pm in the Stage Room for all classes. Parents and friends are very welcome to attend. The Drama exams will take place on Wednesday 26th March for 1st - 6th class.

There are a few places left in the Tennis Sessions from 2.10 -3.05pm on Mondays.  

CHFC Cake Sale
Our talented 2000 boys and girls are participating in Féile 2014. We will be hosting our very last fundraising event, a Cake Sale at Laurel Lodge Community Centre on Mother’s Day, 30th March, 2014 from 10am to 1pm and we want to make it a huge success. In order for this to happen, we are calling on all parents, family, friends and fellow club members to bake, buy and donate cakes, big cookies, brownies etc. (we know the talent is out there) and drop them to the centre from 9am onwards on the day. Come on guys, one last push for our Féile 2014 team. They deserve our support. Exciting raffle on the day also so come along and join in the fun.

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