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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 1st June 2016

June Bank Holiday Break

Please note the school will be closed on Monday 06 and Tuesday 07 June for Bank Holiday Break.  It will reopen on Wednesday 08 June.

Junior Infant Sport for All Day

This will take place on Monday 13 June (weather permitting). PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.  Children should wear their school tracksuit (school shorts are permitted in the event of fine weather). An extra drink is also recommended for the day. Further details will be sent directly to each parent.

Make-a-Wish Donation

Well done to all the children in second class who donated to Make-a-Wish Ireland (makeawish.ie).  The final amount was €780.  This will help to make some dreams come true!

Walking/Running on School Walls

A number of children have been seen walking on the walls surrounding the staff car park at the end of the school days. Please advise your children that this is a dangerous activity and a Health & Safety issue.  Any children seen doing this will be reprimanded. 

Parent Helpers - Helping Hands

“Helping Hands” for Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class finishes this Friday for this school year.  

Parent Helper Coffee Morning

We would like to invite all our parent helpers to a coffee morning in the school on Tuesday 21 June from 10.30-11.30am. This is to acknowledge all the help that we received this year.  The helped ranged from covering books, ATP events, accompanying children on tours/Mass/Communion & Confirmation practices, in-class help with guided reading, handwriting and maths to name but a small few.  In order to gauge numbers, we would ask that you RSVP to the Parents Association email address stpatrickspa@yahoo.com on/before Friday 12 June.

Upcoming Events

06-07 June – June Bank Holiday Break

12 June – St Mochta’s Parish Family Funday Picnic (see below for more info)

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)

21June – Parent Helper Coffee Morning (10.30-11.30am)

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

23 June – 6th Class Graduation

13 June – Junior Infant Sports for All Day PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

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

Another great day at Santry yesterday  - congratulations to all sprint and relay runners who performed excellently in their events. In a field of very tough competition all our runners gave their best and showed true sportsmanship. Despite a few of our runners narrowly missing out on medals there were some outstanding performances and overall it was a most enjoyable experience for all. See full results for our athletics team below. 

“My experience in Santry was really fun and I really liked cheering on people and other people cheering for me. I liked when we all took the Dab picture together up on the hill.”  Aisling O'Grady 4th

“Yesterday was a great day. It was a great day to share with my team. It was also fun to be up on the podium.” Aoife Brown 4th 

“I loved running on the track. We did very well. We took pictures on the hill afterwards. we all had fun.” Ethan Monahan  3rd 

“We were in two relay races - in the heats and in the finals. We came fourth in the finals but did not get a medal. It was a great day.” Peter Geraghty and Harry Lewis 3rd

“We sent to Santry on the bus. It was sunny all day, we had a picnic lunch. We ran so fast. We won a medal”. Fintan Dooley 4th and Mark Hynes 3rd

1sts: Girls U10 RelayGirls U11 600m and Girls U11 High Jump

2nds: Girls U11 RelayGirls U14 Shot PuttBoys U11 600mBoys U11 High Jump and Boys U14 Shot Putt   

The team also were also awarded 5 medals in the Girls' Boys' and Special Races

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. 

Road to Croker

Last Thursday the boys hurling team played in their Cumann na mBunscoil semi-final against Scoil Treasa in the Ballyboden St. Endas pitches. We started brightly getting a few points early on. After 10min we were up by 7 points. A great goal from one of our full forwards gave us a great lead and we started to gain confidence to push forward. At half time we were leading 1-12 to 0-0. in the second both teams showed their determination to get to Croke Park. We won a few frees and started to gain momentum. We saw the game out and won by 1-20 to 2-0.  We are delighted with our performances and now we are looking forward to Croke Park on the 20th or 21st of June. We would like to thank the time and effort that our two coaches Mr Thynne and Mr. MacConamha have put in for our team. 

Michael Ryan, Neil Hogan, Darragh O’Connell, Ryan McCormack.


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.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Any information received about Summer Camps in the locality will be displayed on the door beside Reception.  New activity information has been received and put on display this week.

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.

St Mochta’s Parish Family Funday Picnic is taking place on Sunday 12th June, in Luttrellstown Castle from 1 - 8pm

For our Market Place we are looking for:

  • Unwanted gifts; prizes or unused gift vouchers
  • Your Old Chipped Plates or Dishes – Smash n’ Distress!
  • Handbags, Belts, Jewellery (new or used)
  • Bottles alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Art/Pictures framed and/or frames,
  • Ornaments, silver, crystal of any type.
  • Books, CD’s, DVD’s Or Games (all types)
  • Bread & Cakes: bought or freshly baked.
  • Toys in good condition and all their parts!
  • Donate a prize for our raffle
  • Any end of line products through your business/contacts.
  • Sponsored prizes from local businesses will be accredited on the day in an Information Booklet

Items can be dropped into the Parish Centre during office hours: (9.30 to 12.30) or before and after mass up to Friday 10th June.


Tickets are available for €10 per Family/Car and Students €2 each from St Mochta’s Parish Pastoral Office, Porterstown, Dublin 15, or on the day which covers admittance, raffle and live 

entertainment all day.  

Some of the events include:

Live Entertainment:  MC: Gerry Healy, Spirit Radio DJ leads the Entertainment from 1-8pm.  Live Trad Music - Fionn Uisce, Taiko Ireland Drumming Band, Kaelain Sutton & Conrad Jones Branigan (Soloists), Cabe Dance Academy (Lord of the Dance), Bokwa Fitness Group, Zumba Dancers, Mulberry Pickers, Diversion – Young Band from Castleknock Community College and winners of Star Search this year.

Marketplace – Stalls of treasure both new, old, fun and fresh – everything goes!

Vintage Car Show – Classic/Vintage Cars and Bikes (Prizes for Best Car presented in Show etc)

Get West Adventure Company (events Climbing wall, High Zip Line and Tag Archery)

Big BBQ, provided by  Luttrellstown Creams and Makeup and Physiocare, Diet and Exercise.

KIDS AREA - Face Painting – Big Slide - Toddler Play Area – Carnival: Hook a duck, smash and distress, Crack the coconuts…


For ongoing information please see www.facebook.com/stmochtasparishpicnicfunday. Share the link on Facebook to your friends and family and invite them along for a bigger family occasion.