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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

School Logo

Newsletters Archived

Wednesday 9th March 2016

Easter Break

The children will finish school at 11.30am on Wednesday 16 March.  The school will remain closed from Thursday 17 March to Friday 01 April inclusive and will reopen on Monday 04 April.

Proclamation Day – Celebrations in St Patrick’s N.S. on Tuesday 15 March 2016

The children will be participating in a wide range of activities to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising on Tuesday 15 March. 

The activities include: Flag Raising, Music, Dancing, Displays (including Tenement Houses, Kilmainham, Women of 1916), Drama, Art, Dressing Up, I.T. and optional Food Tasting (which will include Pork).  Can you please instruct your child not to take part in the Food Tasking if they have a dietary restriction?

Recording the activities of Proclamation Day is important for the school archives and as a teaching resource in the future.  Photographs of the activities will be taken and displayed around the school building and on the school website. Can you please inform the class teacherif you do not wish your child to be included in photographs?

Parents are invited to join our celebrations between 1.10pm and 3.10pm by visiting displays/projects in the hall.  

Third Class Art Exhibition

The Third Class Art exhibition (middle floor) will also be open to parents on Tuesday 15 March between 2.30pm and 3.10pm. Entry is via the Blanchardstown Door and Exit via the Carpenterstown Door.

Ballet Ireland

Our first class pupils are participating in a programme of workshops in collaboration with Ballet Ireland’s outreach programme for National Schools. The final sessions are on Monday 14 March in the school hall. First Class Parents are welcome to attend and should enter via the Diswellstown (Tigers) Door only

Ms Ryan’s Class 9.30am-10.15am.

Ms O’Callaghan’s Class 10.30am-11.15am.

Ms Marren’s Class 11.15am-12.00noon.

Upcoming Events

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

14 March – First Class Ballet Performances (see above for exact times)

15 March – Proclamation Day – Whole school activities 

15 March - D15 Girls Football League – FINAL

17 March – St Patrick’s Day – School Closed at 11.30am on Wednesday 16th

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

School closing on Wednesday 29 June at 11.30am to facilitate compulsory 

Department of Education & Skills for staff in the new Integrated

Language Curriculum (Irish & English)

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

Platform Stage School

Exam Term starts after Easter for 7 weeks.  For more details, check www.platformstageschool.ie under “Courses”. 

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

CHFC Easter Camp

CHFC Easter Camp takes place from 21 – 25 March inclusive in Tir na nÓg.  Nursery price is €30 per child from 10am to 12noon (Born 2010 and 2011). Standard price is €50 per child from 10am to 2pm. All attendees should bring wet gear, packed lunch & drink.

Applications will be taken every Saturday at the club shop during the Nursery up until the Saturday before the first day of camp or you can text Lisa 086 1022296 or email lisakiernan1@gmail.com to book places (name & age required)

Matilda’s Miles

Local baby, Matilda, died at 8 months old from a congenital heart condition. Matilda’s Miles is a three mile family walk in memory of Matilda and to support of The Children’s Heart Centre, Crumlin Hospital. It takes place on Saturday 02 April at 11am. It starts and finishes at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park.  If you would like to take part or make a donation, visit event site www.cmrf.org/event/matildas-miles-2016