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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 10th February 2016


The school will be closed on Friday 26 February as it is being used as a Polling Station for the Election.


We must again appeal to all parents, guardians, childminders, etc. of children attending St Patrick’s N.S. to please give due consideration to our neighbours.  Please do not park across driveways; please park only in a safe and considerate manner.  There are parking spaces available on the school avenue and also in Spar car-park. 

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 09 February was Safer Internet Day. An email was sent to all parents with access to a copy of the Zeeko Internet Safety Guide. For a free digital copy, click to download HERE

Doodle 4 Google

One of our past pupils, Maura Mooney, is one of the finalists in the Doodle 4 Google. To vote for Maura, click on this link! https://www.google.ie/doodle4google/vote.html#d=d4-15 Voting closes on 14 February so please give Maura a vote today!

Upcoming Events

11 February - ACCORD Talk 4th Class (girls only)/5th Class

16 February – ACCORD Talk 6th Class

26 February – ELECTION – School closed

26 February – Draíocht Choir Performance – 8pm

29 February – Communion - 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

12 April – Cross Country Finals, Morton Stadium, Santry 

12 April – Transition from Primary to Post Primary Talk (more information closer to date)

25 April – Confirmation Retreat (School Hours)

25 April – Service of Light 7pm St Mochta’s Church

30 April – Communion Ceremony – Mr O’Neill’s & Ms Dowling’s classes

14 May – Communion Ceremony – Ms Merrigan’s class/Scoil Choilm

24 May – Confirmation Ceremony

Sports Events

Fingal Cross Country League

Well done to our school cross country team who battled yesterday's harsh weather conditions at Porterstown! They showed great strength of character and are a credit to their school and their parents. Despite freezing fingers, numb toes and damp socks they showed a positive attitude to sport and a true team spirit. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 8th March. Hopefully, the weather will be kinder to us. Go n’eirí an t-ádh leo, go léir! 


Hand Towels

In order to maintain our Recycling Green Flag, we request that every child brings a small hand towel/facecloth to dry his/her hands after using the WC.  This should be kept in a school bag pocket and changed regularly. Children should not use toilet paper to dry their hands.

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.
  • All supervision is concentrated on the yard areas.

School Insurance

The School Insurance company is Allianz and your child is covered under a 24/7 Pupil Insurance Policy.  For more information, see www.allianz.ie/otherproducts/schools.

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

Chess Club

Spaces still available in Chess Club 3.05-4.00pm for 4th class children.  It’s not too late to join in! Please email info@stpatricksns.ie if your child is interested. Payment is through our online system, €7 per session.