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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 6th May 2015

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.

HSE Vision Testing – 6th Classes

The HSE Vision Testing for 6th classes will take place on Thursday 14 May and Friday 15 May during the school day.

Collection of Confirmation Gowns

The gowns for the confirmation candidates will be available for collection from the school Foyer on Monday evening the 11th of May from 7.00-8.00 pm. If there is anyone who cannot make this time, please contact Deidre 0877999873 or Yvonne on 0872371229.

Sports Events

Return of school running kits

It is very important that children return all school kits ASAP. Please return clean kits in bag with your child's name clearly written on it (paper bag is fine) as all kits need to be signed back in. Kits will be collected from classrooms.

Cricket – Leprechaun Cup

St Patrick's cricket team has progressed to the next round of the Dublin-wide Leprechaun Cup after a convincing eight-wicket win against Scoil Mhuire NS, Blanchardstown. St Patrick's were narrowly beaten in the semi-final last year and will be hoping to go one better this year. Next up are St Mochta's; the match was scheduled to be played in Porterstown Park last Thursday, but was postponed. New date has not been confirmed yet.

Athletics for 6th Class After-school Activity

Please note that Athletics on Wednesdays from 3.05-4.00 has now finished for this year. Gabriella Sztojalovszky hopes to be back with us in September.

"Knock-out Trials" for School Santry Team - Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships

Monday 11 May U14 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Wednesday 13 May U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Thursday 14 May U12 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Friday 15 May U14 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

NOTE: All trials take place outdoors and are weather permitting. Trials 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.

Upcoming Events

07 May - Boys Hurling - 3pm Somerton (Finish 4pm)

12 May – Confirmation Ceremony 11.00am

16 May – NPC’s Special Interest Group (see note in PA Section)

22 May – School Closed – Polling Station for Referendum

23 May – First Holy Communion Ceremony - Ms Marren’s Class

25 May - Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships at Santry – Field Events

25 May - NPC’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Talk

30 May – First Holy Communion Ceremony – Ms Barr & Ms C O’Reilly’s Classes

04 June - Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships at Santry – Track Events

17 June – COW Day (Cycle on Wednesday)

31 August – School Opening for Senior Infants - 6th Class

01 September – School Opening for Junior Infants 10.00-11.30am

Other Dates of Interest

07 May – LCC Open Night for current 4th/5th class students/parents

04 June – CCC Induction Night for First Year 2015

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 23rd and the 30th of May. If you are available and can help serving refreshments between 10:30am and 12:00pm please contact Oonagh on 086-3231722 .

We are especially interested in hearing from Parents/ Guardians from all 1st Classes as the majority of you will be directly involved and partaking in these receptions next year. It is a really good insight into how successful this event is for all involved. It is such a happy event for our school and it is always a very enjoyable morning. So if you can spare some of your time, all help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your continued support.

Supporting Parents to Support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Parents/Guardians, have you registered your interest in attending the above NPC talk to be held in SPNS, hosted by your PA? Due to a great response, I’m happy to inform you that it will be going ahead on Monday 25th May. If you have not contacted us, can you please Email our PA Email Address stpatricksnspa@yahoo.com ASAP, to register your interest (we’d like to know numbers). The talk will take 2 hours. As I’m sure that there will be a discussion afterwards, I hope you’ll agree that a 7.30PM start would be best. Thanks!

Mary Galvin, SPNS Parents’ Association NPC Rep.

NPC’s Special Interest Group Meeting

Please see note attached to this email with full information regarding the NPC Special Interest Group Meeting.


Diswellstown Summer Camp

Diswellstown Summer Camp will take place this year from 29th June – 3rd
July. It is open to all current classes from Junior Infants to 6th class and is run by teachers in St. Patrick's. Information leaflets have been distributed and registration will take place after school on Thursday 7th May at 2.20pm. Please see information leaflet for further details.

St Patrick’s Business Network – Homework Journal

St Patrick’s School Homework Journal is an opportunity for Parents who offer a Business or Service to advertise that Business in the Journal.

St Patrick’s Homework Journal is used by over 550 children, every school day. The Journal offers the opportunity to support parent’s businesses or services. The Journal is currently being finalized for September 2015. If you would like to have your Business or Service listed, please contact Daniel Collins ASAP at 087 2565431 or email Daniel@cms-ireland.com.

St Vincent’s Castleknock College

Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications for First Year September 2016 (Boys only) is 31 May 2015. Application Forms may be downloaded from our website at www.castleknockcollege.ie or are available from the Admissions Office at the college.

Extra Curricular Activities

All enquiries re Extra Curricular Activities should be directed to the activity organiser (see contact numbers on our website). Where the activity is organised by a staff member, please email info@stpatricksns.ie

Lego Challenge

The last term of Lego Challenge is about to begin. If anyone is interested in joining, contact Arita at 0877198128 or email knowitedu@gmail.com for more details.

Local Summer Camps

Any information we receive re local Summer Camps will be displayed at the main door of the school. Leaflets will be beside the Parent Information Notice Board.