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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Friday 2nd September 2016

Castleknock Community College – Current 6th Class

Please note that the closing date for First Year Student Applications for September 2017 is 4PM ON FRIDAY 09 SEPTEMBER.

Extra-Curricular Activities Registration Day

Registration for all activities will take place on Tuesday (06 September 2016) in the P.E. Hall from 11.30am-12.00noon for Junior Infants and 1.00-2.30pm for all other classes.

Information Meetings

We are holding a series of informal meetings at 8.40am with the parents of each class grouping.  The meetings will take place in the Tigers Room on the dates listed below.  Please enter via the DISWELLSTOWN (Tigers) DOOR ONLY. Please note that teachers will only attend for part of the meeting.  Should you wish to speak to the teacher individually, please contact the office to make an appointment.

Class

Date

Class

Date

Junior Infants

Friday 16 September

Sixth Class

Monday 12 September

Fifth Class

Tuesday 13 September

Fourth Class

Wednesday 14 September

Third Class

Thursday 15 September

Second Class

Monday 19 September

First Class

Tuesday 20 September

Senior Infants

Wednesday 21 September

Parent Helpers

If you are interested in becoming a parent helper for the current school year, please email info@stpatricksns.ie to register your interest.

Choir

Choir will not recommence until later this term.  The exact date will be advised via Newsletter.

Parking

We appreciate that lack of parking space is a major problem for all parents.  However, cars must be parked in a safe, legal and considerate manner.

Unfortunately, a number of parents continue to park and block access to/from driveways, and park dangerously close to junctions and entrances to estates.  This is both highly inconsiderate towards the residents of these estates and is, in fact, illegal.

There are also a number of parents who stop at the roundabout on the main road which is also a dangerous and illegal practice.  It is also an unnecessary practice as we have a safe procedure in place for dropping children off at the main entrance of the school.

The following are extracts from the Rules of the Road:

  1. A vehicle may not park on double yellow lines in any circumstances.
  2. A vehicle may not be parked within 5m of a junction.
  3. Vehicles may not be parked near: a bendthe brow of a hill, a humped back bridge, a continuous white line, where it would obstruct a sign, at an entrance, at a bus stop or opposite another vehicle on a narrow road.

The Board of Management will have no hesitation in supporting local residents who choose to report drivers who park illegally or trespass on their property. The Board will also support those parents who choose to report instances of dangerous parking/driving that may put the lives of their children at risk. 

There is ample parking available at Spar car park which is a short distance from the school. Cars must be parked properly in the car park.  Under no circumstances should a car obstruct one of their patrons or interfere with delivery truck access.

Upcoming Events

06 September - Extra-Curricular Activities Registration Day (check below for exact times)

12 September – Sixth Class Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

13 September – Fifth Class Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

14 September – Fourth Class Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

15 September – Third Class Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

16 September – Junior Infant Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – PE Hall

19 September – Second Class Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

20 September – First Class Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

21 September – Senior Infants Parents’ Information Meeting 8.40am – Tigers Room

Reminders

Contagious 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 should acknowledge their child’s absence from school due to minor illnesses on their return, in writing, in the child’s School Journal.

Contact Details

It is essential that we have the correct address and contact details (e.g. home telephone, parents’ mobile numbers and email addresses) for your child on our database.  If any of your details have changed over the summer, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form as soon as possible.

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.

Please ensure that if you are dropping in any of your child’s forgotten belongings e.g. lunches, bags, homework, etc., that they are clearly marked with your child’s name and their class teacher. For your information and to ensure forgotten lunches arrive in time, the following are the breaktimes for the children:

Junior & Senior Infants

10.20-10.30am Small portable snack taken to yard for eating under supervision

10.30-10.50am  Eating time in the classroom 

12.00-12.30pm Any remaining food can be taken to yard to be finished under supervision.

First Class upwards

10.20-10.30am Small portable snack taken to yard for eating under supervision

11.45-12.00noon Foods not suitable for outdoor eating can be eaten in the classroom

12.00-12.30pm Any remaining food can be taken to yard to be finished under supervision.

Labelling/Lost Property

The chances of returning lost property are greatly increased if all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please ensure jumpers, PE sweatshirts, coats, etc. are labelled with your child’s name.

Hand Towels

We request that every child brings a small hand towel/facecloth to dry his/her hands after using the WC.  This should be kept in a school bag pocket and changed regularly.

Staff Car Park

Parents are asked not to park in the Staff Car Park, the only exception being parents collecting disabled or injured children.  We would be grateful if you could also inform anyone who may be collecting your child/children on your behalf of this procedure.  If you are returning to the school to drop off forgotten lunches, schoolbags, etc. during the school day, we would ask that you park in the bus stop area and enter via the Pedestrian Gate. (Please close gates after you leave).  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Reminder re dismounting bicycles, etc

In the interest of everyone’s safety, all cyclists (pupils, parents) & siblings should dismount from their bicycles at the main gates of the school.  For safety reasons, we would ask that you do not allow your children to use scooters or rollerblades on school grounds.

Temporary PE Timetable

A temporary PE Timetable will be in place for the first few weeks.  Children will be informed of their PE times by their class teachers.  Children should wear their school tracksuit/runners on these days.

Extra Curricular Activities

Registration for all activities will take place on Tuesday (06 September 2016)

in the P.E. Hall from 11.30am-12.00noon for Junior Infants

and 1.00-2.30pm for all other classes.

Art & Craft Workshops

All enquiries to Blathnaid O’Brien Donovan BEd(Hons) 0874123247. Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

DramaWorks

For further details contact Clodagh on 0863736056. Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Musical Theatre, Drama & Singing Classes

For further details please contact Toni Martin at 087 7913714 or email martin.toni1@gmail.com.  Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Spanish for Children (SPNS)

Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above. Contact Mary Galvin at 087 2674809 / marygalvin@upcmail.ie / www.spanishclasses4children.com.

After-school French classes in St. Patrick’s

French classes for children run after-school weekdays and also at week-ends for pupils from Junior Infants up to 6th class. Children love learning French through flashcards, songs, games and taking part in projects. A special early years class for 3 to 5 years old class is starting on Saturdays. All materials are provided. Enrol your child now as limited number of places for each age group. Merci beaucoup!

To register please contact Sabine directly at Mob 087 227 9027 ?Email info@frenchforchildren.ie ?Web www.frenchforchildren.ie or on Tuesday 06 September as above.

Sabine - BA Hons & Master in Linguistics, Teaching French as a Foreign Language

Basketball – 2nd/3rd Class (Tuesdays)

Registration Forms will be available on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Basketball – 4th/5th/6th Class (Wednesdays)

Registration Forms will be available on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Tennis (3rd – 6th Class – Priority Given to Oldest) Mondays

The first session (2.10-3.05pm) is for beginners/younger age group, the second session (3.05-4.00pm) is for intermediate/advanced/older age group.  Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Badminton (3rd – 6th Class – Priority Given to Oldest)

There will be two sessions on Fridays, commencing 18 September. The first session (2.10-3.05pm) is for beginners/younger age group, the second session (3.05-4.00pm) is for intermediate/advanced/older age group.  Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Chess

Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September as above.

Piano Lessons

To Register contact Kelley at 087 7679278 or email tmmusictuition@gmail.com

Athletics

Registration will take place on Tuesday 06 September, as above.

Irish Dancing

In St Patrick's N.S: Tuesday Junior and Senior Infants 1.10 - 2pm; Tuesday and Thursday 2.10 to 3.10 1st - 6th backstage room; Wednesday Advanced and Championship 7.15pm. Saturday 12-1pm all grades. Children prepared for examinations, shows and stage craft, to develop confidence teamwork and poise. Or simply learn Irish dancing for fun and cultural development! For more information or to register, contact Bernadette Downey Lanigan A.D.C.R.G. 0876204772. Registration will also take place on Tuesday 06 September

Guitar 

Guitar Lessons will be available.  More information will be available on Tuesday 06 September.

Platform Stage School

To register, please contact Liz directly at 0862245113. Website www.platformstageschool.ie.

Classical Ballet & Hip Hop Dance Classes
For Students Age 2.5 – 18 years. Beginners Always Welcome. 
Fully Qualified I.D.T.A. Teachers. Classes Every Monday from 4.15 in Diswellstown Community Centre, St Patricks National School.
- Pre-School Class (Age 2 ½ to 4 yrs) - 4.15-4.45pm
- Tiny Tots Ballet (Junior Infants/preschool Age 4+) - 4.45-5.30pm 

- Tiny Boppers Hip Hop Dance (Junior & Senior Infants) - 5.30-6pm

- Classical Ballet & Theatre Craft (Senior Infants +) - 6.00-7.00pm 

- Classical Ballet Primary & Grade 1 (3rd class +) - 6.30-7.30pm 

- Hip Hop Dance (All Ages 1st class+) - 7.30-8.15pm

To register contact Sara Chester A.I.D.T.A directly at 0877923955
www.chesterschoolofdance.com