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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 18th November 2015

Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/Teacher meetings will take place on Thursday 19 November and Tuesday 24 November. The timetables have been organised so that parents who have to attend more than one meeting have been offered all their appointments on either Thursday 19th or Tuesday 24th

 To ensure the smooth running of the Parent Teacher Meetings, we would greatly appreciate your cooperation regarding the following:

  1. Please enter via the school via the Coolmine Door only (door nearest the Pedestrian Entrance).
  2. Each meeting is of ten minutes duration. The school bell will ring to advise you that your ten minute session is over.Please do not remain for longer as this disrupts the schedule for everybody. 
  3. If the previous meeting is still in session at your appointed time, please knock on the door to signal your arrival.


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

19 November –Parent Teacher Meetings 

24 November – Parent Teacher Meetings 

29 November – Christmas Fair

01-02 December – Internet Safety Workshop (5th & 6th Class Children)

02 December – Internet Safety Workshop for Parents 

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 Calendar Orders

Please return your completed Christmas Calendar Orders before the end of the school day tomorrow 19 November. Late orders cannot be accepted.

Christmas Raffle Tickets

Raffle Tickets will be sent home with your child today/tomorrow.  Parents/guardians are under no obligation to buy these tickets. The draw will take place on Sunday 29 November at 4pm at the Christmas Fair. 

Great prizes to be won!!
1st prize: Apple iPad – kindly sponsored by Tantec.ie        

2nd prize: Dutch Bike - kindly sponsored by a parent
3rd prize: €150 Meat Voucher - kindly sponsored by Branagan Meats
4th prize: €100 Voucher - kindly sponsored by Diamond Furniture
5th prize: €100 One4All Voucher - kindly sponsored by Mischief Makers

Many thanks to our kind sponsors. 

Please return counterfoils and money or unsold tickets to the class teacher ASAP, or by Monday 23 November at the latest, to ensure inclusion in the draw.  

Many thanks for your ongoing support. 
St Patrick's NS Parents Association.


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 19 Nov, Tuesday 24 Nov and Thursday 26th Nov.

8:20AM -8:40 AM 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


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


A new 8 week session will start next Monday 23 November.

Lego Challenge (Second Term)

The second term for Lego Challenge will start on Friday, 27th November. We have covered many STEM concepts in the first term and we will be revising and learning new STEM concepts and building new models in our second term. 

Lego Challenge is designed for primary school children from 1st to 6th class, There are 3 levels of enhancements in each model, to make sure that the older children build more complicated models. The fees for the second term is €110 for 10 weeks.

If you would like to know more about this program or if you wish to enr ol your child in the second term, please contact Arati on 0877198128 or send an email to knowitedu@gmail.com

Priority will be given to the children attending the current term.

AFTERSCHOOL/CAMP/WORKSHOP Instructors and Assistants required

We are looking for LEGO enthusiasts who also have interest in Engineering, Science or Mathematics and most importantly love to work with children from ages 4-12 years old. Driving licence and car is essential for those applying specifically as an Instructor to carry the Lego/k’nex and other materials.

Along with a good package based on experience we will provide training, material and do Garda Vetting for anyone joining our e2 Young Engineers Team.

Also Urgently looking for helper, last week of November (23rd -28th) from 8:30pm - 2.00pm for workshops in school for the whole week.


CALL US NOW ON  087 719 8128

Email:  knowitedu@gmail.com

Website: www.youngengineers.ie

Facebook: Young Engineers Ireland,

Twitter: @Lego-e2YoungEngineer