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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 25th May 2016

New Second Level School for Castleknock and Carpenterstown

The Department of Education & Skills is seeking to appoint a patron for the new Second Level School for Castleknock and Carpenterstown due to open in September 2017.  Please see below “Expression of Interest” Forms for all parents of children from 1st to 5th Class.   Please complete the “Expression of Interest” form of your preferred patron body and return to the collection box at Reception by 02 June. 

Expressions of Interest can also be done online at:

Edmund Rice Schools Trust  www.erst.ie

Dublin & Dun Laoighaire Education & Training Board www.ddletb.ie

LCC & CCC Applications for September 2017

Please see attached important letter from the Chairpersons of the Boards of Management of both Castleknock Community College and Luttrellstown Community College.

Re-Registration Forms

If you have not yet returned your Re-Registration Form, could it please be returned by Friday 27 May.  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. 

6th Class Graduation

This year’s 6th Class Graduation will take place on Thursday 23 June at 7.30pm.  More information will be available closer to the date.

Internet Safety

Do you wonder what your child is doing when they are using Snapchat? Zeeko’s blog offers some advice. Read more

Upcoming Events

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 Championships at Santry

Congratulations to all members of our school's athletics team who took part in the Field Events at Morton Stadium on Monday and did so well. We had children competing in the Long Jump, High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Putt, 600m and Special Races. They were a credit to themselves, their parents, their teachers and their school in both the way they behaved and in the way they competed. 

Next Tuesday, our sprinters and relay runners take to the track. Go n-eirí an t-ádh leo! Spectators are welcome but please note parking is restricted and you may have to park in the shopping centre nearby.

Please watch this space for more details of the championships in our next Newsletter.

Return of running kits: All athletes who have finished with their running kits should return them to school asap. Your child's kit should be placed in a bag (paper bag is fine) with the child's name clearly written on it, as all kits must be signed back in. Kits will be collected daily from the classrooms. 

Parents Association News

NPC Annual Conference

The NPC Annual Conference will be taking place on the 28th of May 2016 in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1.

The title and theme of this year’s conference will be Ready, Steady, Learn - Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning. 

Children need to be ready to learn, therefore this conference will encompass how parents can actively support their children’s mental (emotional), physical (nutritional) and creative health.

The Keynote Speaker will be Shane Martin, a leading Psychologist within the area of education. Shane’s presentation will be POSITIVE PARENTING: Harnessing Strengths within Children.
We all want children to grow into happy adults; but sometimes we feel as though we have little real influence over them as they grow older. New scientific research reveals that happiness can be cultivated within the home, school and community and that parenting styles and practices have a tremendous effect on children’s emotional outlook on life. By promoting some basic positive traits and harnessing their inner strengths we can encourage our children to have a more positive view of self, others and the world. Parenting can be challenging but also a positive and fulfilling experience. We need to work at being more ‘positive’ in our approach. 

Further information will follow shortly. If you would like to register for conference please click here.  Don’t forget to save the date and pass this information on to all parents in your child’s school. ADMISSION FREE! All parents welcome

Communion & Confirmation Reception Helpers

A huge thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to help out the Communion & Confirmation Receptions over the last number of weeks.  Without your help, it would have been impossible to provide what is a lovely event for parents and children after the ceremonies.  

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Castleknock Celtic’s Mini-World Club

Castleknock Celtic’s Mini-World Club for boys and girls born 2003-2008 takes place from Tues. 7th June-Sat. 11th June (evenings and on Saturday morn and afternoon).
Application form online at club website, www.castleknockceltic.com. Fee €20. Registration at Porterstown Park Clubhouse Sat. 28th May from 2pm-3.30pm

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


Email:  knowitedu@gmail.com; Website: www.youngengineers.ie

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

Phoenix Cricket Club (Youth Section)

Vanessa (cricket coach), who has been in our school recently and who has taken some of our classes for cricket, wishes to bring the following to your attention: 

New members always welcome at Phoenix Cricket Club. Please note that children can try 2 - 3 sessions for free before deciding whether or not they would like to join up. If they do like it, they can join for 120 euros and siblings 80euros with free clothes or a percentage of clothes.

Training Days are as follows:

Monday U11 Boys – 4.30-6.00pm

Tuesdays U13 Boys – 4.30-6.00pm

Wednesdays All Girls – 5.00-6.30pm

Thursdays U15 and U17 Boys – 5.00-6.30pm.

Website: www.phoenixcricketclub.ie Email: phoenixccyouth@gmail.com.

Savvy Schools – LCC Uniforms 

Savvy Schools are now a local supplier of LCC Uniforms.  Their price list is available from outside the office.