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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 27th April 2016

May Bank Holiday Break

The school will close at the normal time this Friday for May Bank Holiday Break.  

It will reopen on Monday 09 May.

Communion Photographs

Communion Photographs for all Communion classes will take place on Tuesday 17 May.  

Irish Independent/Sunday Independent – Win a Lawn Mower!

By collecting 12 tokens which will be printed each day in the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent from the 18th of April to the 8th of May, we can enter a competition to win a Lawn Mower.  This would be a great addition to the school for maintaining the new grassed area to the front of the school. A collection box will be placed at Reception for tokens. Please ask family and friends to help us collect enough tokens to submit as many entries as possible!

“Anxiety in Children” – Parent Talk

A Parent Talk will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 May in the Tigers Room on the topic of “Anxiety in Children”.  The presenter is Enda Murphy, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Mr Murphy also presented “Guiding your Child through to Adolescence” in January here at the school. The talk was very well attended and we received lots of positive feedback. This event is sponsored by the Parents Association.

School “Census”

“This week Ms Parker's Fifth Class children acted as enumerators for our School Census. As on the 27th April 2016, we have 720 pupils attending St Patrick's N.S, 378 boys and 342 girls, with more to come in the future!” Grace Collins

Diswellstown Summer Camp

Summer Camp for Junior & Senior Infants is now FULL.  There are very limited places available in the Senior Camps. Please return completed form to the office ASAP to secure final places.

Upcoming Events

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

17 May – Communion Photographs (all Communion Classes)

18 May – “Anxiety in Children” – Parent Talk

23 May – Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships Field Events

24 May – Confirmation Ceremony

28 May – NPC Annual Conference – theme “Ready, Steady, Learn – Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning” (see below)

31 May - Cumann na mBunscol Athletics Championships Track Events

06-07 June – June Bank Holiday Break

17 June – Junior Infants Open Day Visit (Group 1 – please check your email)

20 June - Junior Infants Open Day Visit (Group 2 – please check your email)

22 June - Junior Infants Open Day Visit (Group 3 – please check your email)

09 June – Junior Infant Sports for All Day (TBC)

29 June - School closes at 11.30am to facilitate compulsory Department of Education & Skills training for staff in the new Integrated Language Curriculum (Irish & English)

01 September – School reopens for Senior Infants to 6th Class (normal school day)

05 September – Junior Infants 10.00am-11.30am.

31 October – 04 November (inclusive) – Mid-Term Break

07 November - School Reopens 

23 December – 06 January (inclusive) – Christmas Break 

2017 Dates

09 January 2017 – School Reopens

20 February 2017 – 24 February (inclusive) – Mid Term Break

27 February 2017 - School Reopens

17 March 2017 – St Patrick’s Day – school closed.

10-21 April 2017 (inclusive) – Easter Break

25 April 2017 - School Reopens

01 May 2017– Bank Holiday

05 June 2017– Bank Holiday

30 June 2017 – School closes for Summer Holidays

Sports Events

New dates for Santry Training for Sprint/Relay events - please note earlier finishing time:

Monday 9th May U10 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45 

Tuesday 10th May U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Wednesday 11th May U12 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Thursday 12th May U13+ Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45


School Book Donations

The school would be delighted to accept any school textbooks that are no longer needed by your child or their siblings at the end of this school year. Details on how to donate and collection days will be advertised in June.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Emma Louise Dance Academy

Note: Emma Louise Pierce has been at St Patrick's recently giving free dance sessions to some of our classes. The feedback was excellent both from the children and their teachers. So her classes come well-recommended!  

The Emma Louise Dance Academy classes are held in Scoil Bhríde Girls School, Church Avenue, Blanchardstown Village (opposite the Bell Pub). 

Classes: Ages 5-8      Time: 5-6 pm on Tuesdays; Ages 8-13+   Time: 6-7pm on Tuesdays

Lyrical Dance: All ages  Time: 5-6pm on Thursdays 

65 euro per term (6 weeks) - there is also a discount for siblings. Contact Emma Louise directly - 085 835 8117 

German Youth Orchestra

You are cordially invited to a concert by a German Youth Orchestra from Chemnitz, Saxony, on Wednesday, 4th of May, from 7-8 pm, at Luttrellstown Community College. This is part of the LCC German and Music Department's exchange programme, which brings over 30 students from Germany to Dublin in May. Entrance is free and all are welcome.

Anam Cara Parent Evening

Anam Cara is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 9th of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in Dominic’s Community Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents.