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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday May 7th 2014

Pyrite Remedial Works E-Tender
We expect an update from the Department of Education & Skills regarding the tendering process in June. 

School Reports by Email
We would like to distribute School Reports by email this year. Your child/children’s Report will be sent directly to this email address. However, if you do not wish to receive your child’s School Report by email, please email info@stpatricksns.ie ASAP stating your child/children’s name(s) and class teacher(s).

Local and European Elections 2014
The school will be closed on Friday 23 May as it is being used as a Polling Station for the above Election.

Re-Registration Forms 2014/2015
Thank you to everyone who has returned their Re-Registration Forms and also to those who have paid their 2014/2015 Extras Fee. If you have not already done so, we would ask that you return the fully completed form at your earliest convenience.  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.  Please note Extras Fees can be paid at any time between now and April 2015 and can also be paid in instalments.  Please tick the Defer Box on the back page of the form if you wish to pay at a later stage.

Santry Cumann na mBunscol Athletic Championships
The following dates have been confirmed for our school's participation at the above event:

Monday 26th May Field Events: High Jump, Long Jump, Hurdles, Shot Put, 600m Run
Thursday 5th June Track Events: Sprints & Relays
Further details in up-coming Newsletters
Please note more Practice/Trial Dates for Sprint and Relay events as follows:
Thursday 8th May U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 9th May
 U10 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Tuesday 13th May U12 & U13½ Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00 
Wednesday 14th May U10 & U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00 
Thursday 15th May U12 & U13½ Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 16th May U10 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00 

Upcoming Events
Wednesday 07 May – Anti-Bullying Training for Parents – St Mochta’s Parish Centre
Saturday 10 May – Communion Mr Heneghan and Ms Barr’s classes
Thursday 15 May – 1st Class and 4th Class Tours
Saturday 17 May – Communion Ms Threadgold’s class
Tuesday 20 May – Confirmation Day
Friday 23 May – School Closed for Elections
Monday 26 May - Cumann na mBunscol Athletic Field Events
Wednesday 28 May – Open Day for Junior Infants September 2014 (1.30pm-2.10pm)
Wednesday 4 June – 3rd Class Tour
Thursday 5 June - Cumann na mBunscol Athletic Track Events
Wednesday 11 June – Senior Infant Tour
Thursday 12 June – 2nd Class Tour
Tuesday 17 June – 5th Class Tour
Thursday 19 June – 6th Class Tour
Friday 20 June – Junior Infant Sports Day
Tuesday 24 June – 6th Class Graduation Night

Parents Association News

Volunteers for Communion Receptions
We are looking for volunteers to help out at this year’s Communion Receptions being held in the Parish Centre on Saturday the 10th and the 17th of May. If you are available and can help serving refreshments between 10:30am and 12:30pm please contact Oonagh on 086-3231722 or Yvonne on 087-2371229. All help greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Still Seeking Fifth Class Parents on 20th May 2014!!

We are requesting parents of this year’s Fifth Class to provide helpers for Confirmation Reception on 20th May 12 - 2:30pm in Parish Centre.
This help is needed when many parents are either working or collecting children from school and so we have historically struggled with getting sufficient numbers of helpers.  With this in mind, we would ask you to consider if you could come together to ‘pool’ school collections on this particular day with friends / neighbours / other parents.  We require helpers 12 – 2:30. Please text Deirdre on 087 6024390 to indicate your availability.  Thanks for your continued support.

Anti-Bullying Training for Parents - Wednesday 7th May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, St Mochta’s Parish Centre
National Parents Council Primary and National Parents Council Post Primary have developed an Anti-Bullying Programme for parents of primary and post primary school children. The session runs for two hours and is provided free of charge to parents.  The session will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the new Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools. Please note these sessions have been developed specifically for a parent audience and they are therefore not suitable for children. The training has been organised in conjunction with St Mochta's NS Parent Association and Scoil Choilm's Parent Association.  The talk will take place in St Mochta's Parish Centre and is strictly limited to 100 attendees. Only the first 100 people at the door will be admitted so please arrive early to g! uarantee admittance. 

NPC Education Conference 14th June 2014

High Hopes

Children do better when we work together.

If you want your child to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, then this is the conference for you! 

Venue:   National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1

Date:     Saturday, 14thof June 2014

Time:      11am – 4pm, registration from 10.30am  

Speakers will include experts in the area of education and parental involvement from Ireland and the UK. The conference will be aimed at supporting parents in becoming involved in their children’s education. 


Places are limited, to secure your attendance you must register in advance.

To register please email your name and a contact number to info@npc.ie or phone 01 887 4034


CCC Plant Sale
CCC Plant Sale takes place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May. Pre-orders are available by phone 085 7540888.

Return of School Running Kits
Can all cross country runners please return their running kits (black shorts, emerald green t-shirt and athletics singlet) over the next few weeks? These should be washed and returned in a bag with your child’s name clearly marked on it as all items must be signed back in. Bags will be collected from classrooms daily.

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.

Extra Curricular Activities

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club (CHFC)
The Castleknock GAA nursery for boys and girls (4-7 years old) takes place every  Saturday at Tir na Og (beside CCC) at 10am.  New members are always welcome.

FAI Summer Soccer Camp
FAI Summer Soccer Camp will take place with Castleknock Celtic Club in Porterstown Park from 30 June to 04 July. Leaflets are available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard. Book online at www.summersoccerschools.ie or call 1890 653653.

Gaeltacht Summer Course – Coláiste Chúil Mhín
30 June – 12 July. Suitable for ages 10-18. More Information & Application Forms are available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard.

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