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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 15th June 2016

Internet Safety  

Cyberbullying is a concern for parents and teachers but “How do you Spot Signs of Cyberbullying”? Zeeko’s blog offers some advice. Read more

Peer pressure is having a major impact on children’s use of social media. Zeeko’s blog offers advice on how you can support your child in relation to this. read more

Parent Helper Coffee Morning

The Parents Association 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 17 June. So far, only four RSVPs have been received!


Choir practice is finished for this school year. 

Ice Cream Day for Down Syndrome Ireland

The total raised from the Ice Cream day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland was €1652.74. Many thanks for the generous donations to this worthy cause.

Second-hand School Books

If anybody has second hand school books that you no longer need, the school would be delighted to accept these to support our Book Scheme.  Boxes will be left on each corridor and one at reception from Monday 27 June.  Please do not include workbooks that have been written on or textbooks that are in poor condition

Upcoming Events

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)

21 June – Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling & Camogie Finals - Croke Park

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

23 June – 6th Class Graduation

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 mBunscoil Hurling & Camogie Finals - Croke Park – 21 June 2016


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.

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

Spanish for Children (in SPNS and locally)

Felicidades to every one of my little and big Spanish pupils, who all did so well in their after-school Spanish classes again this year and particularly to those who graduated and will be moving up a course or moving on to Secondary School in September 2016! Five available courses for 4 - 13 year olds, in St Patrick’s NS and locally Tues, Weds & Thurs (1.15PM to 5.30PM). New year (30 weeks over 2 terms), starting week beginning Mon 12th Sept. Enrolment has already started. Please book early, to guarantee your preferred day/time and to not incur July Book/CD price increases. Muchas gracias, Mary

M: 087 267 4809 E: marygalvinspanish@gmail.com W: www.spanishclasses4children.com

BA Mod Hons (TCD), H Dip Ed Hons (UCD), MA (TCD) Applied Linguistics Hons (TCD). Fully registered with Teaching Council of Ireland.

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.