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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 21st October 2015

Halloween Mid-Term Break

The school will close from 26 October to 30 October inclusive for the mid-term break. Please note that the children have a full school day this Friday 23 October. The school will reopen at 08.30am on Monday 02 November.

Cake Sale in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

The three 5th Classes will be hosting a Cake Sale for children from 3rd -6th class tomorrow, Thursday 22nd October in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The Cake Sale will be held during the school day.

Sacramental Preparation 2016: Registration is now closed. 

The First Parents’ Preparation meeting for HOLY COMMUNION will take place on Thursday, 5th November at 8pm and it is for Parents only

The First Candidates and Parents’ Preparation meeting for CONFIRMATION will take place on Monday, 2nd November at 8pm both in St. Mochta’s Parish Church. 

The programmes are indepth and are an important part of the preparation for parents in preparing their child to receive the Sacraments. It is important that at least one parent should attend.  If you cannot attend, please email Mary Greene pastoralcare@stmochtasparish.ie  or phone the Parish Office on 018213218. Thank you.

Disabled Parking Spaces

The Disabled Parking Spaces are for parents of disabled children only. Please keep these spaces clear at all times throughout the school day.

Lost Property

Please take a look in Lost Property (inside the Blanchardstown Door) if your child is missing anything. There are a large number of items there at present.

Dublin 15 League

Hard Luck to the boys from 5th and 6th class who took part in the Dublin 15 Leagues.  They represented themselves and the school exceptionally well.  The Blue Team came up short against a very strong Scoil Oilibhear team while the Yellow Team lost out to Scoil Bhride, Blancharstown. 

Upcoming Events

22 October – Cake Sale in aid of Cystic Fibrosis

05 November – Communion – 1st Parents Meeting 8pm St Mochta’s Church

10–16 November – Celtic Travelling Book Fair

13 November – Junior Infant Vaccinations 

13 November – Closing Date for PA Christmas Fair Art Competition

16 November – Communion – Enrolment Ceremony 7pm St Mochta’s Church

29 November – Christmas Fair

25 January – Communion – 2nd Parents Meeting 8pm St Mochta’s Church

04 February – ACCORD Parent Meeting 8pm

09 February - Cross Country, Porterstown Park

29 February – First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm St Mochta’s Church

08 March - Cross Country, Porterstown Park

11 April – Communion – 3rd Parents Meeting 8pm St Mochta’s Church

19 April – Cross Country Finals, Morton Stadium, Santry

Parents Association News

Art Competition – Attention all budding artists!
The Christmas Fair Art Competition is now officially open. All entries must be submitted no later than the 13th of November. The entry box will be at Reception.


Birthday parties / Festivals etc. (Extract from School Booklet)

“If your child is having a birthday party and inviting children from the class, the distribution of invitations must be done outside school, as children who are not on the guest list can feel upset and isolated. Please do not ask school personnel for phone numbers or addresses of children in the class. Schools, like all institutions, must adhere to the terms of the Data Protection Act.
We celebrate festivals such as Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter as part of the overall school curriculum. However we discourage the practice of exchanging cards and/or gifts in school. 

Again, those who do not receive presents and those who may not celebrate some of the festivals feel upset and isolated.”

Sick Children at School 

Please do not send sick children to school for the following reasons:

  • Children are unable to cope with the demands of school when they are unwell.
  • Infection spreads rapidly in the confinement of the classroom.
  • There is no indoor supervision for sick children during breaktimes.
Extra Curricular Activities

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

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Kiddies Disco in aid of Cystic Fibrosis

As part of the fund raising activities for Cystic Fibrosis, we will be running a kiddies disco for 5th and 6th class pupils or children aged 11-13.  It will take place in Diswellstown Recreation & Community Centre, Friday 30th October from 7.30pm to 10pm.

Tickets costing €10 can be bought by contacting Jo at 087 2730463 and will also be available outside the Community Centre Hall on Friday 23 October at 2.10pm.

Fundraising Car Wash – Porterstown Scouts

Get your car washed!! Porterstown Scouts are holding a fundraising Car Wash this weekend in our Den on Porterstown Rd (by LCC) this weekend. Drive in Sat or Sun 10-4 and relax while we clean your car. All support greatly appreciated. Happy Halloween!

Classical Ballet & Theatre Dance Classes.
For Students Age 4 years plus. Beginners Always Welcome.  Fully Qualified I.D.T.A.Teachers.
Classes take place every Monday from 4.15 in Diswellstown Recreation & Community Centre, St Patricks National School.
- Tiny Tots Ballet & Dance (Junior Infants/preschool Age 4+)  - 4.15- 5.00pm
- Classical Ballet & Theatre Craft (Senior Infants +) - 5.00-6.00pm
- Classical Ballet Primary & Grade 1 (3rd class +) - 5.30-6.30pm
For information contact Sara Chester A.I.D.T.A, Phone/Text: 0877923955