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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 24th February 2016


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

Upcoming Events

26 February – ELECTION – School closed

26 February – Draíocht Choir Performance – 8pm

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

01 March - D15 Girls Football League – vs Scoil Oilibheir at 3pm. Venue TBC

08 March - D15 Girls Football League – vs Mary Mother of Hope N.S. at Venue TBC

08 March - Cross Country, Porterstown Park

15 March - D15 Girls Football League – FINAL

17 March – St Patrick’s Day – School Closed

18 March - 01 April inclusive – Easter Break

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

02 May – 06 May – May Bank Holiday Break

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

24 May – Confirmation Ceremony

06-07 June – June Bank Holiday Break

Sports Events

Dublin 15 Girls Football League  

“On Tuesday Feb 23rd the Girls Gaelic Football team played a Dublin 15 League match against Tyrellstown Educate Together on the all-weather pitch in Russell Park. It was a tough match.  Our defence was really strong and our forwards played some great football too. Most of the team was made up by the 5th class girls who put in a fantastic effort. Only a few 6th class girls played which shows how skillful the 5th class girls are.  We won the match by 3 points in the end. Thanks to all the parents who helped out and everyone who supported us!” Claire Brady and Ciara Andrews 6th Class. 

“Knock-out Trials” for School Santry Team – Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships

The children who have made it onto the shortlists have been informed. Final selection will be made from these lists. It should be noted that selection is based on a number of points – athletic ability, team spirit, reliability, sportsmanship, etc. The remainder of the “Knock-out Trials will be held after school. Those who make it onto the shortlists must attend if they want to be considered for the team. Those selected for the team must be available for the championships (held at Morton Stadium in Santry) the last week of May and/or the first week in June. The following schedule has been put in place, but further dates will be advised in the coming Newsletters.

Thursday 3rd March U13½ Boys from 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 4th March U13½ Girls from 2.15 - 3.00
Thursday 10th March U12 Boys from 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 11th March U12 Girls from 2.15 - 3.00
Thursday 8th April U11 Boys from 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 8th April U11 Girls from 2.15 - 3.00
Thursday 14th April U10 Boys from 2.15 - 3.00
Friday 15th April U10 Girls from 2.15 - 3.00


Procedure for entering the school each morning

The school bell rings at 08.30am. Children walk to their lines.
Please note, Classes are collected from the yard by their teacher. As soon as the classes have entered 

the building, the doors are closed. 

  • The Carpenterstown door remains open until 8.50am.
  • Only children who arrive after 08.50am should enter via reception and sign the “late book”.

Children may not enter the school building until 08.30am.  Parents are responsible for the welfare of

their children until the school’s duty of care begins at 8.30 am. On wet mornings, please time your

arrival for 8.30 – 8.40am.

Administration of Medicine (Extract from School Policies. See www.stpatricksns.ie )

Non-prescription medication is not permitted in school.  Under no circumstances should any medication be 

placed in a child’s schoolbag or lunchbox. The school cannot consider requests to administer antibiotics, throat spray, Calpol, etc.

Children who have Asthma and need to use Inhalers/Ventilating Flasks should be able to self-administer 

under adult supervision in so far as this is possible. Parents need to make the class teacher aware of the 

condition.  However, if your child suffers from a condition that necessitates regular administration of medicine 

during the school day or which may necessitate administration of emergency medication, you need to speak 

with the Deputy Principal (Special Needs Co-Ordinator) who will arrange for the child’s medication needs 

to be met.  You should also inform the class teacher of any medical condition.

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

Art & Crafts Workshops

The final 10 week term of Art & Crafts begins on 29th February.  Classes take place on Mondays and Fridays from 2.10 to 3.45pm. Some places available, for full details please contact Blathnaid on 087 4123247.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

FAI Soccer Sisters Camp for girls aged 7-12

Highly recommended 2-day soccer camp for girls! Has been held in Community Centre in the past and good feedback from participants.

Venue: Diswellstown Community Centre

Date: Wed 23rd, Thurs 24th March   Time: 10am - 2pm   

Price: €20 (which includes exclusive jersey)

Contact: Martin Doyle 086 7700772. For further details see flyers available at Reception.