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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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Wednesday 18th January 2017

ACCORD Relationship Programme for Primary Schools

The ACCORD Relationship Programme will be taking place on Monday 13 (4th class Girls only/all 5th Class)

and Wednesday 15 February (all 6th Class). A Parent Talk takes place on Wednesday 08 February at 8pm 

SHARP in the Tigers Room. Consent Forms will be distributed this week and should be returned directly 

to the CLASS TEACHERS ASAP. Please check your emails as more information and a soft copy of the 

Consent Form will be emailed to parents this week. 

Please note: a Consent Form must be returned for all students to advise us whether you are or are not giving your Consent for your child/children to attend.

School Uniform

As per our School Uniform Policy, “the school tracksuit should be worn on P.E. days, on days when your child 

has extra-curricular sports after school”. Many children also take part in extra sporting activity during the school 

day e.g. running, jogging, training, coaching. They may wear their tracksuits on these days or full school uniform (bring running shoes).  Infant children may wear the school tracksuit to school every day if parents wish.

Choir Concert in Draíocht

The school choir have been invited to sing in The Three Tenors concert on Friday 17th February. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to perform and look forward to seeing some familiar friendly faces in the audience. Tickets are available through Draíocht Box Office: Tel 01-885 2622

Box Office Opening Hours - Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm or 24s online at www.draiocht.ie

Tigers St Patrick’s N.S. 

There are a number of Full Time and Hour Club places available in Tigers here in St Patrick’s N.S. Please 

contact Tigers directly for information and bookings at 0861703955 or email tigersafterschoolcare@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

04 February – CCC & LCC Assessment Days for incoming First Years 2017

08 February – LCC Information Meeting for Parents of incoming First Years 2017

08 February – ACCORD Parent Talk 8pm SHARP Tigers Room

13 February – ACCORD 4th Class and 5th Class Talks (during the school day)

13 February – First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm

15 February – ACCORD 6th Class Talks (during the school day)

17 February – Choir Performance with “The Three Tenors” - Draíocht

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

03 April – Confirmation 

25 May – In-Service Day for Staff – School will be closed

Upcoming Sporting Events & News

14 February 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

14 March 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

27 February – 03 March – Active Week 2017

04 April – Cross Country – venue Morton Stadium, Santry

Active Week 2017 – Volunteers needed.

We will be holding an Active Week from 27/02/2017 - 03/03/2017 and are looking for volunteers to come in and talk to our children or give some mini-skills workshops during the week. Our hope is to open the children's minds to some new sports or activities that they would not otherwise have participated in. 

Perhaps there might be some coaches/experts amongst the parent body that would be willing to give some time to our school during this week. All sports welcome and encouraged! Maybe some local coaches might like to give taster classes to encourage children to try out some new after-school activities.  

We are aware that many parents are swimmers/GAA players and marathon runners, to name but a few. If any members of the school community are available to come in and talk to the children about their training/sporting experiences, we would love to have you in. 

Please email info@stpatricksns.ie with 'Active Week Volunteer' in the subject bar to register interest. We will be relying heavily on the wider-school community to make our Active Week a success and so, your help and time will be very much appreciated.

Reminders

Parking

Local residents have again approached the school regarding the issue of dangerous and illegal parking, particularly on/near the roundabouts.  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. The safety of the children entering/exiting the school grounds is our priority at all times.  

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.

Food Dudes- Phase 2

Happy New Year from all the Food Dudes! Their wish for 2017 is that the children will make a New Year's 

resolution to bring a portion of fruit and vegetables for their lunch every day, if possible in the lunchboxes, distributed before Christmas. Their efforts will be recorded in class and the children will receive special 

certificates as they progress through the term. Just a reminder that a portion of tinned fruit in natural juice 

is fine, if fresh fruit is not available.  Also, vegetables included in a sandwich or in a rice/pasta dish are also acceptable. Keep up to good work! 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Child’s Pose - Yoga Fun for Children

A new after school yoga course for children aged between seven and twelve is commencing on Tuesday 31 January. Through fun and engaging classes, we will explore the following in a non-competitive environment;

Breathing exercises – to help tune in and focus

Yoga games – to be playful and creative with friends, to practise teamwork

Yoga poses –to try out different postures to develop strength, flexibility and balance, concentration and confidence

Relaxation exercises - to calm and to energise, to encourage positive thinking and self-awareness

When: Tuesdays 2:10 -3:10 pm; Where: Meet at Orange 1; 

Who: Boys and Girls (aged 7-12); Cost: 6 week course - €45; 

If you have any enquiries please contact me, Ms Nolan by email yogaplaychildspose@gmail.com.

Chess will recommence on 20 January.

Spanish for Children 

Spanish for Children (La Jolie Ronde) after-school classes, offering 4 age-specific courses for 5 - 12 year olds, in St Patrick’s NS & locally, on Tues, Weds & Thurs (1.15PM to 5.30PM), start back this week, week beginning 9th Jan. (17 week term). Don’t miss out! Muchas gracias, Mary Galvin *** Winner of La Jolie Ronde Regional (Ireland & N. Ireland) Licensee of the Year Award, 2016 – 2017 *** 

BA Mod Hons (TCD), H Dip Ed Hons (UCD), MA (TCD) Applied Linguistics Hons (TCD). Fully registered with Teaching Council of IrelandM: 087 267 4809 Emarygalvinspanish@gmail.com