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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 27th May 2015

Congratulations to Ms Marren’s 2nd Class children who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday, 23 May

Provisional Calendar 2015/2016

A copy of the Provisional Calendar for 2015/2016 is attached and is also available to view on the school website. 

Intel Volunteer Grant Programme

Many thanks to our Intel parents for the voluntary work they have done for us this school year. A cheque for $500 has been received and will be used to develop our ICT Resources.

Green Schools 

“On the 20th of May, three of St Patrick’s N.S. Green Schools members went to The Helix.  In The Helix there were schools from all over Fingal.  There was an award ceremony and lots of schools got their school flags.  We received our Travel Flag from the Mayor of Fingal, Mags Murray.  This was St Patrick’s fourth flag and you can only get six flags, so two more to go.

St Patrick’s Green Schools Committee would like to thank all the children, parents, teachers and Mr Thynne for helping us to get our fourth flag. It was a great experience for everyone involved. We hope to carry on to get our fifth and sixth flags.” Green Schools Committee

Diswellstown Summer Camp

Diswellstown Summer Camp registration is now closed. We will still receive application forms (excluding payment), in case there are cancellations. Your child's name will be placed on a waiting list. Thanking you.

Upcoming Events

29 May – Hurling Match 11am Russell Park 

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

04 June – Visual Arts Exhibition 6.30-7.30pm, Top Floor Gallery Space

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

Sports Events

Croke Park here we come! (Date not yet confirmed)

“Last Monday, the girls’ camogie team, made up of girls from 5th and 6th class, played in the Cumann na mBunscol semi-final in Tymon Park against Scoil Garrán Mhuire from Goatstown. Maura Mooney was the captain and won the toss so we had the advantage in the first half with the wind behind us.

At half-time, the score was 2-2 to 0-1 in our favour. They came back with a last minute goal but it was too late. We had won the match with a final score of 4-4 to 1-1. We’ll now be playing the final in Croke Park and hopefully we can bring home the trophy again this year!” By Caoimhe Slevin and Laura Keane

Remaining Santry Training Sessions

Thursday 21 May U10 Boys & Girls

Monday 25 May U10 & U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 2.45

Tuesday 26 May U12 &U14 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 2.45

Wednesday 27 May U10 & U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 2.45

Thursday 28 May U12 & U14 Boys & Girls 2.15 – 2.45

Friday 29 May All teams (U10, U11, U12 & U14 Boys & Girls) 2.15 – 3.00

Monday 1 June BANK HOLIDAY

Tuesday 2 June All teams (U10, U11, U12 & U14 Boys & Girls) 2.15 – 3.00

Wednesday 3 June NO PRACTICE

Thursday 4 June SANTRY

Parents Association News

NPC News

Many thanks to all those who attended the National Parents Council (NPC) talk on Mental Health and Wellbeing on Monday evening in St Patrick’s NS. We hope you all benefitted from it in some way and got to know a parent or two from SPNS that you might not have meet before.

Next NPC talk - on Primary School Boards of Management - is being organized by the NPC’s NW Dublin Branch, of which SPNS is a member. 

  • Do you know that this is the last year in the current term of office, of all Primary School Boards of Management?
  • Do you know that the new termfor BOMs will commence in November 2015?
  • Do you know how Parent Nomineesare elected to the board?
  • Would you like to understand more about the election process?
  • Would you like to know more about the different rolesof the Board Members?

The talk - on Wednesday June 10th, at St Luke’s NS, Tyrrelstown, at 7.30PM (beside Educate Together NS, behind Shopping Centre, a 15 min drive from SPNS) - will give you a clear understanding of who is on the BOMwhat their role is, and how you can ensure that the right people are recruited.  To register your interest in attending this BOM talk, please Email stpatrickspa@yahoo.com.

Also of interest to you may be the upcoming NPC Conference - Building Brighter Futures – Partnership for Success on Saturday, 13th June, from 10.30 to 4PM, in the National College of Ireland, D1.  Speakers include experts in the area of education and parental involvement from Canada and Ireland.

The conference is aimed at supporting parents in becoming involved in their children’s education. Guest speakers include:

  • Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan T.D.
  • Annie Kidder,Executive Director of People for Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Helping your child succeed at school– what matters most
  • Paul Gilligan, Clinical Psychologist and CEO of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services - Parenting and Education; Getting the balance right
  • Pam Buchanan, Learning Facilitator - Fun Learning Activities to Try at Home

Places are limited, to secure your attendance you must register in advance click here to register or email your contact details to info@npc.ie or contact 01 8874034.

Open to all parents and others interested in primary school education.


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. 

Extra Curricular Activities

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.

e2 Lego Challenge Summer Camp  e2 Young Engineers
The e2 Young Engineers Lego Challenge Summer Camp is now taking bookings. These camps are full of fun and a great way of generating interest in Science and Engineering amongst children using LEGO® bricks and Engines to make a working model. We call it edutainment (education + entertainment).
All instructors are well trained, garda checked and fully insured.
Most importantly this summer camp will be full of fun and laughter and a great way to keep them educating without realizing!! (includes a e2 Young Engineers Tshirt and certificate for each child)
Date: 13th  – 17th Jul  Diswellstown Community Centre   
Age 6 -12 years (Children will be grouped according to the age)
Cost: €100 only
We also do Legoday birthday parties!
Visit our web site and join our Facebook page (Young Engineers Ireland) to know about some exciting news, competitions and updates. w: www.youngengineers.ie / e: knowitedu@gmail.com T:0877198128


Dublin Parks Tennis Summer Coaching

Dublin Parks Tennis Summer tennis coaching takes place at 4 venues in Dublin 15 including Riverwood Tennis Courts. It is suitable for girls & boys aged 5 to 17yrs. Registration takes place at the Tennis Courts on Tuesday 30th June from 2-4pm. Coaching from 1st to 31st July mornings. Fee €45 for month or €30 for two weeks. All equipment supplied. Enquiries to 01-8338711 or email parkstennis@eircom.net. Website: www.parkstennis.com. This is subsidized by Fingal Co. Council.