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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday May 21st 2014

Congratulations to Ms Threadgold’s class who celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday 10 May.

Congratulations also to Ms C O’Reilly, Ms Weir, Mr Skelly & Mr Roache’s classes who were confirmed on Tuesday 20 May.

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

New Payment Method
We are trialling a New Payment System here in St Patrick's. We chose the Fifth Class Tour for the first trial.  The system allows parents to pay through a very secure system.  It will cancel out the need for writing cheques and sourcing exact amounts for payments, etc. It will also automatically enter the record of the payment against your child's entry on our Aladdin school database.  All outstanding payments are automatically listed in the email sent to parents. Please note that we are only seeking the Class Tour payment at this time.  If your email shows the 2014/2015 Extras Fee, please note that this can be paid any time between now and April 2015. Thank You for your cooperation in this trial. We are confident that the system will benefit both parents and the school in monitoring and recording payments.  If you have any queries about the system, please feel free to email info@stpatricksns.ie.

St Patrick’s Parents for Business Network
Each child from 1st class to 6th class has a Homework Journal.  The first 7 pages are for “St Patrick’s Parents for Business Network”.  This is a directory of Parents that supply goods & services. Firstly, we would ask that you, as parents, support the Network Members by giving them an opportunity to quote you for any goods or services that are listed.  Secondly, if you are a Parent that provides a Business or Service and would like to be included in the Homework Journal for this September, please contact Daniel@cms-ireland.com ASAP. The listing also goes on the St Patricks website http://www.stpatricksns.ie .  The directory is being finalized by May 23rd.

CCC – First Years 2015
Application forms for First Year 2015 to Castleknock Community College have been delivered to all fifth class students in the last week.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26th September @ 4.00p.m.Parents should pay close attention to the enrolment procedures and note that in 2013/14 Castleknock Community College was only able to provide places to siblings of existing students and those first time applicants living in Area B.  In 2013/14 we were unable to offer places to applicants from Area A or from outside the catchment area.  Applicants in these areas need to ensure that they have made applications to other second level schools. John Cronin – Principal

Sprint & Relay Practice Sessions
Wednesday 21st May U10s Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Thursday 22nd May U12 & U13½ Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Tuesday 27th May U10s Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Wednesday 28th May U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00
Thursday 29th May U12 & U13½ Boys & Girls 2.15 - 3.00

Upcoming Events
Friday 23 May – School Closed for Elections
Monday 26 May - Cumann na mBunscol Athletic Field Events
Monday 26 May – Leprechaun Cup Match
Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 May – HSE Senior Infant Hearing Tests
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 & Friday 13 June – HSE 6th Class Vision Tests
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

Thank You
Congratulations to the 2nd classes on making their First Holy Communions over the last two weekends.  A big thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the Communions Receptions on Saturday 10 and Saturday 17 May.

Congratulations also to the 6th class on the special occasion of their Confirmation. A big thanks to our 5th Class parents for all their help in delivering the post Confirmation reception this week. We could not have hosted these events without your commitment.


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).

Diswellstown Summer Camp!
There are places available for children who wish to attend Diswellstown Senior Summer Camp (3rd - 6th class children) and a limited number of places available for children who wish to attend Diswellstown Junior Summer Camp (Junior Infants - Second Class).  The camp includes Arts and Crafts, Sport, Games, Music and Drama (Junior Camp) and Cooking.  All camp staff are teachers from the school.

Extra Curricular Activities

CHFC 2014 Mini Leagues Hurling & Camogie for Boys & Girls
2014 Mini Leagues Hurling & Camogie for Boys & Girls commences next Monday, suitable for U7 – U11s. More information available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard.

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.