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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 20th May 2015

Congratulations to Ms Weir, Ms Lineen and Mr Skelly’s 6th Class children who were confirmed last Tuesday 12 May.

Visual Arts Exhibition

Our third and fourth class children have been working with Blathnaid O'Brien Donavan, on a fantastic Visual Arts Project.  The theme this year was Legends. The children worked in groups to put their stories to canvas using felt.  The result is a set of fabulous visual stories.  These will be exhibited for the parents of third and fourth class on June 4th from 6.30pm - 7.30pm, in our top floor gallery space. This is a great opportunity for parents to see for themselves, the hard work that their children have put into this wonderful project. 

Diswellstown Summer Camp

There are a limited number of places still available in our Junior and Senior Infant camp and 1st – 2nd Class camp.  Email info@stpatricksns.ie to book. There are no places available in the camp for 3rd - 6th class. We look forward to seeing all our campers very soon!

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. 


Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships at Santry – Field Events

Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Field Events Championships take place tomorrow in Morton Stadium, Santry. Spectators welcome!

Upcoming Events

20 May – Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Quarter Final -Russell Park

21 May – Cricket Blitz 5th Class (during school day)

22 May – School Closed – Polling Station for Referendum

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

25 May – First Holy Communion Photographs – Ms Marren’s Class

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

25 May - NPC’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Talk 7.30pm

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

02 June - First Holy Communion Photographs – 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

04 June – CCC Induction Night for First Year 2015


Parents Association News

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

The above talk is taking place on Monday 25th May at 7.30pm in the Music Room (First Floor)The talk will take approx. 2 hours. Please email our PA Email Address stpatrickspa@yahoo.com ASAP, if you have not yet registered your interest in attending. (Please note the wrong PA email address was provided in last week’s newsletter. The above address is the correct one.)


Re-Registration Forms

If you have not yet returned your Re-Registration Form, could it please be returned by Thursday 21 May. 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.

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.

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


All Badminton and Tennis sessions are finished until September.

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.

Coláiste Chúil Mhín Gaeltacht Summer Course

The above Gaeltacht Summer Course takes place from 29 June – 11 July. It is suitable from age 11 to 17 years and is €250. Application Forms and more information is available from beside the Parent Information Notice Board.

Castleknock Celtic's Mini World Cup

Castleknock Celtic's FUN-filled Mini World Cup will be held again this year in Porterstown Park. Registration Night at Castleknock Celtic Clubhouse in Porterstown Park on Monday 25th May 2015 from 7-8p.m. For all Boys and Girls born 2002 – 2007, it takes place from Tues June 2nd – Sat June 6th. For more information, go to www.castleknockceltic.com