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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday June 11th 2014

Moving House? 
If you are moving house and your child will not be returning to St Patrick’s in the new school year, it is vital that you make contact with the class teacher and the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form.   We have a number of children on waiting lists for all classes and we would like to be able to contact these parents as soon as possible.

Junior Infant Sport for All Day
This will take place on Friday 20 June (weather permitting).  Children should wear their school tracksuit (school shorts are permitted in the event of fine weather). An extra drink is also recommended for the day. Further details will be sent directly to each parent.

Down Syndrome Ireland Ice Cream Funday
Many thanks to all teachers, parents and children who contributed so generously to the Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. A total of €1,640 was raised.

Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Final
St Patricks NS Diswellstown boys enjoyed a great day out in Croke Park on Monday 9th of June by winning the Cumann Na mBunscol final. It was a convincing performance from the lads who outscored St Marks of Tallaght by 21 points. Cian Boyle was top scorer with an impressive 1-6. The captains Joe Kelly and Stephen Callinan went on to lift the trophy in front of the St Patricks faithful.

Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships 
Following on from the school's success at the Field Events (many athletes qualifying in their heats for the Finals and some coming first in U14 600m, Shot Putt and High Jump and second in U11 High Jump and U14 Hurdles) we are delighted to say that the school's athletic team gave a fine performance in the Sprint & Relay Events last Thursday. There were 33 schools participating and there were eight relay competitions in total. St Patrick's won three of them while our U10 girls were narrowly beaten into second place. We also had a 3rd placing in the U14 Boys Sprint. Well done to the whole team - a great day was had by all! 

"We lifted the cup and got gold medals. We shook hands with the other teams and we watched the other boys and girls from our school....we all had a fantastic day.”      

Luke Pettit 3rd Class

“Our school went to Morton Stadium, Santry. The U10 boys came first and the U10 girls came second. The U14 girls and boys came first as well. Our school won three trophies. Everyone who went to Santry had a great time."

Aoife Doherty 4th Class

"Last Thursday some 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th class children went to Santry stadium and ran in events like relay and sprints. We did very well. Our school got 3 trophies! We are all glad our hard work and training paid off." 

Katie Zorba 4th Class 

Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Final 
“On Monday St Patrick’s camogie team travelled to Croke Park to play our Cumann na mBunscol final against Scoil Mhuire (Woodview), Lucan. It was a very tough match, which was hardly reflected in the final score of St Patrick's 4-03, Scoil Mhuire 1-00. It was a great experience for us all. After the final whistle we shook hands with the opposition and were presented with our medals and cup by a member of the Dublin Camogie Board. We celebrated our victory and had our photos taken together.” Ciara Hogan (6th Class)

Howzat! Cricket team clinches place in final
“Our cricket team continued their amazing run in the Leprechaun Cup last Friday against St John Bosco in the north Dublin semi-final at Porterstown. We bowled first with Adam Byrne taking four wickets and Oisín Dillon taking a further two. We bowled them out for 79 runs. Then it was our turn to bat. With Cian Boyle hitting 25 runs and Alex Watson hitting 20 it was a great partnership. But it was getting close and we won it with the last ball with Rhys Costello hitting an amazing boundary to clinch the match! We had scored the 80 runs we needed to win. It was by far the hardest match we had played, and we are really looking forward to the final next week.”         

Ben Harding (6th Class)

Return of School Running Kits
Can all children 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.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 12 – HSE 6th Class Vision Tests

Thursday 12 June – 2nd Class Tour

Friday 13 June – Ms Murray’s Senior Infant Concert 12.40pm in Classroom

Tuesday 17 June - Ms Harte’s Senior Infant Concert 12.40pm in Classroom

Tuesday 17 June – 5th Class Tour

Wednesday 18 June - Ms Meeley’s Senior Infant Concert 12.40pm in Classroom

Thursday 19 June – 6th Class Tour

Friday 20 June – Junior Infant Sports Day

Monday 23 June – Party for School Teams, Choir & Quiz Team.

Tuesday 24 June – 6th Class Graduation Night


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

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).

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 but have also offered it to subsequent tours.  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 syste! m, please feel free to email info@stpatricksns.ie.

Extra Curricular Activities

Information about local Summer Camps is available from beside the Parent Information Noticeboard inside the main door of the school.

Next Monday 16 June is the last Tennis session for this school year.

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.

Confident Communicators Summer Camp
Confident Communicators Summer Camp is taking place in Laurel Lodge Community Centre from 21-25 July and 18-22 August from 9.45am-2pm. Suitable for 5-10 year olds. Cost €85. For more information see Poster on the Parent Information Notice Board or contact 083 1954641, email Cc.confidentcommunicators@gmail.com or see their Facebook page.

Castleknock Celtic
Castleknock Celtic are recruiting for the new season on the following dates:
Venue: Castleknock Celtic Clubhouse, Porterstown Park.
Born 2006/2007 : Monday 9th June, at 6.30pm
Born 2005 : Tuesday 10th June, 6.30pm
Born 2004 : Tuesday 10th June, 7.30pm
Born 2003 : Wednesday 11th June, 6.30pm
Born 2002 : Wednesday 11th June, 7.30pm
Born 2000/2001 : Wednesday 2nd July, 7pm
Born 1998/1999 :  Thursday 3rd July, 7pm
Bring proof of date of birth with you and your football gear. For any further information required, text 083-4111721 or go to www.castleknockceltic.com

Parks Tennis Summer Camps
Registration at all venues takes place on Friday 27 June from 2-4pm.  Payment on Registration or with Paypal on www.parkstennis.com. The four Dublin 15 Venues are Hazel Lawn Courts, Blanchardstown; Hartstown Community School; Riverwood Estate & Laurel Lodge Community Centre, Castleknock.  More info beside the Parent Information Noticeboard at Reception.

Touch-type, Read and Spell 
Touch-type, Read and Spell is a computer based literacy course for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other learning difficulties. From September this course will run locally in the following locations -

Luttrellstown Community College – Tuesday, 3.30–4.30 pm

Castleknock Community College  -  Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. and 4.15-5.15 p.m.

To reserve a place, please contact Carol on 087 2868910 for further details and a FREE TRIAL.  Why not check out the website www.ttrs.co.uk  for further information on how the course might benefit your child

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