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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Monday June 23rd 2014

Summer Break
The school will close at 11.30am on Friday, 27 June for Summer Break.

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.

Cumann na mBunscol Hurling & Camogie
Below are links to match reports and photographs from the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling & Camogie Finals in which our teams were so successful.

1. www.grassrootsgaa.ie/
2. www.grassrootsgaa.ie/
3. www.grassrootsgaa.ie/
4. www.grassrootsgaa.ie/

Special congratulations to Joe Kelly. Joe showed true sportsmanship at the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Final when he consoled a member of the opposing team who was visibly upset at losing the match.  The photograph was captured in last Tuesday’s Evening Herald and we are all extremely proud of Joe and of all our school teams.

“Joe Kelly, left, St Patrick’s N.S. Castleknock, Dublin, consoles a dejected Conor Burke, St Mark’s SNS, Tallaght, Dublin after the final whistle is blown.  Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Finals, Croke Park, Dublin”

Jerseys/Running Kits, etc.
Can all outstanding school jerseys, running kits, etc be returned to the school as soon as possible?

Lost Property
Any unclaimed Lost Property items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul if not collected by Friday 27 June.  Please take a minute at drop off or collection times over the next week to check the Lost Property area if your child is missing any items.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 19 June – 6th Class Tour
Friday 20 June – Junior Infant Sports Day
Tuesday 24 June – 6th Class Graduation Night
Friday 27 June – School closes at 11.30am for Summer Break


Pyrite Remedial Works E-Tender
We are still awaiting an update from the Department of Education & Skills regarding the tendering process. 

Castleknock Community College – 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 at 4.00p.m, although it is recommended that applications be submitted earlier if possible.  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

Luttrellstown Community College – First Years 2015
Application forms for First Year 2015 to Luttrellstown Community College have been delivered to all fifth class students.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26 September at 4.00pm.  Children from Area A who attend St Patrick’s N.S. and who name LCC as the school of first preference are guaranteed places.  From 2015 onwards, places will not be guaranteed for applicants from Area A who list LCC as their second preference. (refer page 7 of Admissions Policy and Procedures).

Fionnuala Ní Chaisil – Principal

Extra Curricular Activities

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

CHFC Nursery Fun Day
CHFC Nursery Fun day takes place this Saturday in Tir Na nOg. 10am -11.30am. All are welcome especially new members.  For CHFC Summer camp information please see www.castleknock.net

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club Kelloggs Cúl Camp
The CHFC GAA Cúl Camp takes place from 07 – 11 July.  To sign up, go to www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps .

Spanish for Children
Well done to my little and not so little Spanish pupils, who all did so well in after-school Spanish classes again this term! Parents, thanks for your support. You will have all received your children’s reports by now - please confirm - and let me know if you have any problems opening attachments. First parent/pupil back with the correct answer to: Name the Spanish speaking countries playing in this year’s Copa Mundial (World Cup) gets €30 off the price of next term’s Spanish for Children/La Jolie Ronde classes! Answers to: marygalvin@upcmail.ie ¡Gracias! Mary www.spanishclasses4children.com

La Jolie Ronde French classes @ St Patrick’s
‘Félicitations’ to all pupils who graduated at the end of their French course.  French classes will start again in September 2014.  Pre-enrolment has started and is highly recommended in order to secure a place as demand is high in particular for pre-school classes.  If your child is nearly 3, please pre-enrol as soon as possible. Classes are available for children from 3 to 12 yrs (6th class).  French native teachers, weekly & Saturday morning classes. More details Tel 087 147 3153 and visit

www.frenchforchildren.ie and www.facebook.com/

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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