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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 11th May 2016

Communion Photographs

The photographer will be at the school on Tuesday 17 May to take Communion Photographs. Order forms have been given to all children.  Please return the order form to the class teacher on/before Friday 13 May if you wish to have photographs taken.

Confirmation Photographs

The photographer will be at the school on Wednesday 25 May to take Confirmation Photographs.  Order forms have been given to the classes.  Please return the order form to the class teacher on/before Friday 20 May if you wish to have photographs taken.

Basketball Tuesday 17 May

There will be basketball on May 17th as normal.  Children in 2nd class who are dressed in Communion clothes must change before the session.  A space will be provided for children to change. A parent/guardian needs to attend and should also bring the clothes away with them. Ms C O’Reilly.

“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”.  All parents are welcome to attend. 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.

Moving House?  

If you are moving house and your child will not be returning to St Patrick’s in the new school year, it is vital that you make contact with the class teacher and the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form.   We have a number of children on waiting lists for all classes and we would like to be able to contact these parents as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events

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

24 April 2017 - School Reopens

01 May 2017– Bank Holiday

05 June 2017– Bank Holiday

30 June 2017 – School closes for Summer Holidays

Sports Events

Cumann na mBunscol Athletics

After many weeks of trials, this year's school athletics team has been selected. The team will compete in the upcoming Track & Field Events at Morton Stadium at Santry. Congratulations to all those who made it onto this year's team. The Field Events (Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Putt and 600m will take place on Monday 23rd May while the Track Events (Relay & Sprints will take place on Tuesday 31st May. All support welcome.

Training for the events will continue over the next couple of weeks - both inside and outside of school hours. Children who have training after school i.e. those taking part in the Relay and Sprint events must attend all training practices.  

New dates for Santry Training for Sprint/Relay events:

Friday 13th May U13+ Boys and Girls 2.15 - 2.45 

Monday 16th May U11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45 

Tuesday 17th May U12 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Wednesday 18th May U10 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Thursday 19th May U13+ Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45

Friday 20th May U 11 Boys & Girls 2.15 - 2.45


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.
  • There is no indoor supervision for sick children during breaktimes.

Absences due to illness

Whilst there is no need to telephone the school if your child is sick, we would greatly appreciate if you would 

contact us if your child contracts a contagious illness e.g. measles, mumps, rubella, etc.  There are children in 

the school who are at increased risk of contracting these illnesses.  Parents must acknowledge their child’s 

absence from school, in writing, at the back of the child’s School Journal (Education Welfare Act). Parents of 

Infant children should speak to the teacher at the class line on the morning of their return.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities

Any information received about Summer Camps in the locality will be displayed in the window beside Reception.

Lego Challenge Summer Camp

18th July – 22nd July 2016 (10 a.m to 2 p.m) in Diswellstown Community Centre 

Regular Camp price €115 (limited places available) 


Click Here - Eventbrite Lego Challenge Summer Camp Diswellstown


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Facebook: Young Engineers Ireland,  Twitter: @Lego-e2YoungEngineer

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