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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Reading Eggs/Eggspress

We are currently trialling online reading programmes, Reading Eggs for younger children and Eggspress for older children.  Many of the children have already received their login details, some are on their way.  The trial is available until 08 April. Please feel free to access it from home and make the most of this useful resource. www.readingeggs.com will give access to both.

World Book Day

This Thursday, March 3rd is World Book Day. All children will receive their World Book Day voucher, which will purchase one of the special WBD titles or can be used to the value of €1.50 against the cost of any book. The selection of WBD books can be viewed at www.worldbookday.com and are available in most book shops. Happy reading!

Choir Performance in Draíocht

“Congratulations to all choir members for performing so well in Draíocht last weekend. The children were a credit to the school and their parents both on and off stage. Thank you all for your hard work and superb efforts. Well done!” from Ms Meade.

Upcoming Events

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

08 March - Cross Country, Porterstown Park

09 March – CCC Open Day/Evening for Parents of current 5th Class (for more info, see email sent 23/02/2016)

15 March – Proclamation Day – Whole school activities 

15 March - D15 Girls Football League – FINAL

17 March – St Patrick’s Day – School Closed

18 March - 01 April inclusive – Easter Break

10 April – Parents Association Annual Family Quiz – 2.30pm 

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  

“Yesterday on the 1\3\2016 the girls football team played against Scoil Oilibhéir. They put up a great fight and so did we! It was a tough match and the weather did not help, as they say 'March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb!' The score was 1-2 to 0-1 to Scoil Oilibhéir. Our team was made up of mostly fifth class girls and a couple of sixth class girls. We would like to thank everyone who played. Better luck next time!”

Grace Collins and Aoife Keane

“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

Parents Association News

Family Quiz

The Parents Association Annual Family Quiz will take place this year on April 10th at 2.30pm in the school hall.  More details will follow over the next few weeks so please keep the date free and watch out for details of our competition for children.

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

Basketball 2nd & 3rd Class
Term 3 is now re-enrolling.  Please return re-enrolment forms as soon as possible or by Friday 11th March 2016.


A new term of Tennis lessons started last Monday 29 February.  There are a number of spaces available in the 3.05-4.00pm class if any children from 3rd to 6th class are interested. It’s not too late to join! Email info@stpatricksns.ie to book a place.  

Dramaworks End of Term Performance

Parents and friends are invited to the DramaWorks end of term performance which will take place this Friday 4th March in the stage room at the following times:  

Junior & Senior infants - rehearsal class at 3.40pm (in the school library) and performance at 4.10pm in the Stageroom.

First - Sixth class - rehearsal class at 4.20pm and performance at 5.10pm in the Stageroom.

Coláiste Chúil Mhín Irish Camp 2016

Application Forms are now available for Irish Camp in Coláiste Chúil Mhín. Dates for 2016 are 04 July – 16 July. Price remains at €250.  Contact 087 1670015 to book or for more information.

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.

St Vincent’s Water Polo Club

Are you a confident swimmer? St Vincent's Water Polo Club is looking for boys and girls aged 11-15 to join up.  Training is at the National Aquatic Centre.
Contact the club secretary for more details at www.stvincentswaterpolo.club/contact

Luttrellstown Community College Fashion Show – Thursday 10th March

The Parent Council of LCC is organising a Fashion Show with over 100 models from pupils and staff modelling clothes from a number of local shops.  Doors open at 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.00pm.  Tickets cost €10 for adults and €5 for students.  Everybody welcome to the show for an evening of fun!

Asperger’s Anonymous-Together we Can!

Free Asperger’s Support Group for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their Families takes place every Saturday at 2pm in Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge, Dublin 15.  For more information, please contact Garry at 086 8204663.