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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 30th November 2016

Maths Week MangaHigh Challenge

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the recent Maths Week MangaHigh Challenge! Many children put in a huge effort and did very well. Congratulations especially go to two of our students who won Medals for earning in excess of 150 points!, Adam Geraghty (Mr Heneghan's 6th class) and Eoin Casey (Ms McDermott's 4th class). Maith Sibh!

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

Our Christmas Appeal is once again in aid of St Vincent de Paul and we thank you for your continued support and generosity to this appeal over the years. There are three different options to support this initiative:

  • Hampers (non-perishable food items). Items for hampers can be placed in the boxes beside the Christmas Tree in the school foyer between Monday 28 November and Friday 02 December  (see below for suggested items). 
  • Toys/Gifts Donate an unwrapped toy/gift for a child (new items onlybetween Monday 28 November and Friday 02 December only.  Boy/Girl Labels are available from the office.  
  • Financial Donations. If you would like to donate money to the SVP through the school, please drop it in to the office in an envelope marked “SVP” on or before Wednesday 07 December.  All monies donated will be lodged directly into the SVP Account on Wednesday 07 December.

The SVP Collection Van will therefore call to the school first thing on Friday 02 December.

No Presents Please

The staff at St Patrick’s do not expect presents at Christmas time. You may wish to make a donation to St Vincent de Paul instead.               


We celebrate festivals such as Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter as part of the 

overall school curriculum. However, we discourage the practice of exchanging cards and/or gifts 

in school. Those who do not receive cards/presents and those who may not celebrate some of 

the festivals can feel upset and isolated.  

Upcoming Events

15 December - 11.00am Ms Nolan’s Christmas Concert

16 December - 11.00am Ms Rothwell’s Christmas Concert 

19 December - 11.00am Mr Thomas’s Christmas Concert

23 December – 06 January 2017 inclusive – Christmas Break

16 January – Communion Parent Meeting 8pm

10 & 12 January 2017 – First Faith Friends Session

13 February – First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm

20-24 February inclusive – Mid Term Break 

07 March – Confirmation Retreat (during school hours)

07 March – Confirmation Service of Light 7pm

27 March – Communion Parents Meeting

Upcoming Sporting Events & News

14 February 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

14 March 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

04 April – Cross Country – venue Morton Stadium, Santry

Parents Association News

Thank You!
The Parents Association would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers who helped out over the weekend, with set up, clean up and on the day.  We would also like to thank all the parent body for all the donations received; the local businesses for their support and the staff of the school.  And a big thank you to all who came on the day to help make the fair a very exciting and fun filled day.  We hope you enjoyed.
Without all of your support, this annual event would not be the success it has become over the years.
Many thanks,
The PA Committee

Cupcake Competition Winners

The winners of the Cupcake Competition are as follows:

8 and Under - Anna Beausang (Ms M O'Reilly's class).

9 to 13 - Orla Noone & Sophie Lynch (Ms Walsh’s class)

Adults - Aoife Lally

Parents Association would give a big thank you to all participants and indeed Ms Meade who very kindly judged the competition.  


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

Extra-Curricular Activities

Art and Crafts classes

A new 10 week term will commence on Monday 28th November for Monday class and on Friday 2nd December for the Friday class. The classes will be at the usual time from 2.10pm to 3.45 pm. There will be 3 classes before Christmas and the remaining 7 classes in the New Year.

For further details please contact Blathnaid on (087) 4123247.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Luttrellstown Community College presents “GREASE”

Luttrellstown Community College presents the musical "Grease" from Tuesday 13/12-Friday 16/12. Tuesday's show starts at 6 pm with all tickets only €8. Wednesday's through Friday's shows start at 7.30 pm with tickets €8 and €12, family ticket available also. Ticket sales start this Friday. More information on www.luttrellstowncc.ie

Touch-type, Read and Spell

Touch-type, Read and Spell is a computer based literacy course for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and other learning difficulties. Due to continued demand I am pleased to announce details of a new class starting soon – Thursday, 2.45-3.45 pm.

I continue to run classes in the following venues and there are a limited number of places available as other students have now successfully completed the course.

     Tuesday       Luttrellstown Community College      3.10-4.10 pm and 3.20-4.20 pm

     Wednesday   Castleknock Community College      2.50-3.50 pm and 3.55-4.55pm

To reserve a place and for details of a FREE TRIAL, please contact Carol on 087 2868910 or send an email to castleknockttrs@gmail.com  for further information on how this course might benefit your child.   

Aspergers Support Group

Free Aspergers Support Group & Youth Club. Sat 11am - 1pm. Castleknock Community Centre. 0868204663