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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 10th June 2015

Choir Performance

The choir will perform in the PE Hall today 11 June at 6.45pm. All welcome.

Open evening for St Mochta’s Youth Group (SMYG) 

An Open evening for St Mochta’s Youth Group will be held on Friday 12 June at 7.30pm for young people going into 1st year in September.  SMYG meet every second Friday evening starting in September and do many activities and projects during the year.  If you’re interested to find out what they do, please come along to St Mochta’s Pastoral Centre on Friday evening.  Parents welcome too! SMYG is affiliated to Foróige.

Parent Helper Coffee Morning

We would like to invite all our parent helpers to a coffee morning in the school on Friday 19 June from 10.00-11.00am. This is to acknowledge all the help that we received this year.  The helped ranged from covering books, accompanying children on tours/Mass/Communion & Confirmation practices, in-class help with guided reading, handwriting and maths to name but a small few.  In order to gauge numbers, we would ask that you RSVP to the Parents Association email address stpatrickspa@yahoo.comon/before Friday 12 June.

6th Class Graduation

The 6th Class Graduation Ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday 23 June. More details will be available shortly.

Junior Infant Sport for All Day

This will take place on Thursday 18 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

On Thursday 18 June, some of our parents will be selling Ice Cream in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland at 1.10pm and 2.10pm. No set price, no donation refused. If you wish to support this worthy cause, they will be set up under the canopy at the Main Entrance.  Please note that there may be an unavoidable delay in your child (1st-6th Class only) leaving school if they wish to purchase an ice-cream.

COW (Cycle on Wednesday)

Next week is National Bike Week and Wednesday is 'COW' Day (Cycle on Wednesday). Please encourage your child to cycle to school on Wednesday 17 June and perhaps you could take a photo of them for possible inclusion on our website. 

Email:greenschools@stpatricksns.ie Thank you. 

School Reports

School Reports will be sent to this email address before the end of the school year. However, if you do not wish to receive your child’s School Report by email, please contact the school at info@stpatricksns.ie ASAP. Please put “Hardcopy School Report” in the Subject line and your child/children’s name(s) and their current class teacher(s) in the main body of the email.


Booklists have been distributed to all children. A copy has been attached to this email and they are also available to view/download from the school website www.stpatricksns.ie.  

Upcoming Events

11 June – Choir Performance in PE Hall at 6.45pm

13 June - NPC Conference: Building Brighter Futures - Partnership for Success, National College of Ireland, 10.30AM - 4PM

17 June – COW Day (Cycle on Wednesday)

18 June – Junior Infant Sports Day 

18 June – Ice Cream Day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

23 June – 6th Class Graduation Ceremony

25 June – Non-Uniform Day in aid of UNICEF Nepal Earthquake Fund


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

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

Sports Events

Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships Santry

We were invited to Santry to compete in the field and track events on the 28th of May and the 4th of June respectively. There was heavy competition from many schools but we still managed to come away with a lot of medals. Most children made it through their heats. We, personally, really enjoyed the day and were delighted with the results. 

28th May – Field Events

U11 Boys 600m

2nd Place

U14 Boys 600m

2nd Place

U14 Girls High Jump

2nd Place

4th June – Track Events

U10 Girls Relay

3rd  Place

U11 Girls Relay

4th Place

U14 Girls Relay

2nd Place

U11 Boys Relay

3rd Place

One of the highlights of the day was our own lap of honour around the track at the end of the day.

Robert O’Shea & Lorcan O’Ceallaigh, 6th Class.

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. 

A Tight Final in Croke Park

The school camogie team played the Cumann na mBunscol final in Croke Park on Tuesday. The opponents were Mount Anville. Our team was captained by Caoimhe Slevin. She was a great leader.

The match kicked off at 11:10. We knew as soon as the ball was thrown in that it would be a tight match. St. Patrick’s scored the first goal. Then Mount Anville came back with a goal and then a point. At half- time the score was 1-01 to 1-00 to Mount Anville. We just had to keep our heads high. In the second half both teams fought strongly. But in the end Mount Anville scored the last goal. The final score was 2-01 to 1-00 to Mount Anville. Despite our loss, we still had a great day.

Maura Mooney and Sophie Brady

Parents Association News

PA Survey

The Parents Association is sending out a short survey that children will bring home today. A copy will be emailed separately to all parents and a hardcopy will be given to all children. Please fill out this survey and ask your child to put it in the PA box at reception by June 16th. Alternatively you can download a version from the School website PA section and email it to us. We would like to hear from as many parents as possible. All completed forms will be in with a chance to win 4 Tickets to Tayto Park! Winner will be announced in the following week’s newsletter.

First Aid Talk – St Mochta’s N.S.

A free talk for parents on First Aid will be held in the hall in St Mochta's NS, today, 11th June, at 7.30pm, hosted by St Mochta's Parents Association. All welcome.


Lost Property

Any unclaimed Lost Property items will be donated to St Vincent de Paul if not collected by Friday 26 June.  Please take a minute at drop off or collection times over the next week to check the Lost Property area (just inside the Blanchardstown Door) if your child is missing any items.

Non-Uniform Day in aid of UNICEF Nepal Earthquake Fund

On Thursday 25 June, we will be holding a Non-Uniform Day in aid of UNICEF Nepal Earthquake Fund.  No donation is too small.

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.

Gaelchampa Naomh Uinseann

The above Irish Language Camp takes place in Castleknock College from 27 – 31 July, from 9.30am – 2.00pm. More information is available from beside the Parent Information Notice Board.