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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 11th November 2015

Internet Safety Workshops

Internet Safety Workshops for children in 5th and 6th classes will take place on December 01 and 02. A workshop for parents will follow on December 02 at 7.30pm. More information to follow.   

Folens/Educate.ie Christmas Annuals

Folens Christmas Annuals and Educate.ie Christmas Annuals are for sale through the school. Please email info@stpatricksns.ie if you wish to order them. Please put “Christmas Annuals” in the subject line and include your child/children’s full names, their class teachers’ names and the annuals you wish to order in the body of the email. Once your email is received, you will receive a text to allow you to make payment online. Please do not send money to school with your child Any profit made from the sale of the annuals will be passed to St Vincent de Paul for their Christmas Collection.

Age Group





Junior & Senior Infants





First & Second Class





Third & Fourth Class





Fifth & Sixth Class





The closing date for receipt of orders is Wednesday 25 NovemberThe orders will be submitted to Folens and Educate.ie at the end of the school day on Wednesday 26 November.  Late orders, therefore, cannot be facilitated.

Upcoming Events

13 November – Junior Infant Vaccinations 

13 November – Closing Date for PA Christmas Fair Art Competition

14 November - Saturday, NPC Special Education Conference, Aisling Hotel (10.30am – 4pm, see NPC News below)

16 November - Monday, NPC Anti-Bullying Session, Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown  (7.30pm, see NPC News below)

16 November – Final Date for Junior Infant Acceptance Forms to be returned

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

19 November –Parent Teacher Meetings 

24 November – Parent Teacher Meetings 

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

Christmas Art Competition

Please place your submissions for the Christmas Art Competition into the Art Box at Reception. Please make sure you put your full name, age, telephone number and class teacher on the back of your entry.  Entries must be received by FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER.

Christmas Fair News
Donations for the Christmas Fair

It's that time of year again and donations are required for the St Patricks Annual Christmas Fair which takes place on 29 November.  Maybe you would like to donate a prize, a box of sweets, toys, bottles.....all gratefully accepted.

We would love unwanted and/or new gifts, books, games, DVDs, PC / Wii / Xbox games and of course, bottles (for the ever popular Bottle Stall).  Please remember that all items should be in saleable condition.  We also need toys – new or second-hand, but complete, clean and in working order, suitable for kids aged 4 years and above. Especially Games, Jigsaws (all complete) Costumes and Character Toys –most welcome!

How to Donate
Its soooo easy – morning and evening slots are available to drop off your donations. It you are a ‘morning’ person we plan to have volunteers at the main gate and the pedestrian gate on those ‘Drop – off Days' to make the drop off as swift and handy for you. Alternatively, drive to the School on one of the designated evenings - we’ll be delighted to see you then.

7.30 – 8:30 PM @ Back of school hall Thursday 12 Nov, Thursday 19 Nov, Tuesday 24 Nov and Thursday 26th Nov.

8:20AM -8:40 AM Thursday 12 Nov, Thursday 19 Nov, Tuesday 24 Nov and Thursday 26 Nov. (Volunteers will be at main school gate and the pedestrian gate so you can just bring items with you and drop off quickly)

Any queries contact Yvonne (087) 2371229

NPC News

Dear Parents, two upcoming National Parents’ Council (NPC) events that may interest you:

  1. NPCSpecial Education Conference: Please see www.npc.ie for information on this very interesting conference, taking place Sat, 14th Nov, from 10.30am – 4pm, in the Aisling Hotel (Park Gate St). All parents welcome. Admission is FREE but you must pre-register online at www.npc.ie or email your name and a contact number to info@npc.ie, or phone 01 887 4034. Sandwiches, tea and coffee will be provided. NB: St Patrick’s NS currently has no 'Special Ed Interest Group’ representative on the NPC, to raise concerns and voice opinions of parents of special ed. children, at national level. If interested, please contact me at stpatrickspa@yahoo.com or on 087 267 4809, for further details. 
  1.  Anti-Bullying sessions for parents, have been arranged by theNPCin a number of venues throughout the country over the next month or so. The Dublin session takes place on the evening of Mon, 16th Nov, at 7.30pm, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. The session will enable you to support your children regarding issues of bullying and inform you about the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary - & Post - Primary schools. Please email info@npc.ie to attend. (Booking information will also be available shortly online, at www.npc.ie). All parents welcome. 

Regards, Mary Galvin (SPNS PA Sec & NPC Rep) M: 087 267 4809


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.

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


The last Tennis sessions of this term take place next Monday, 16 November. 

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Songs for a Winter’s Evening Christmas Concert (in aid of St. Francis Hospice Blanchardstown)

Following last year's very successful concert, Mary Flynn, Soprano, together with Harpists Mary & Teresa O’Donnell and friends have come together for ‘Songs for a Winter’s Evening’ – a Christmas Celebration. The concert will take place in St. Mochta’s Church on Friday 4th December at 8pm. Tickets are €15 and are on sale from the Sacristy after mass or from the Parish Office during office hours.   Thank you for your continued support.