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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 2nd February 2017
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 Talk and 5th Class Talk (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 

13 May – First Holy Communion – Mr O’Neill’s Class

27 May – First Holy Communion – Ms Dowling & Ms Merrigan’s classes

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. 

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.


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.

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.

Tigers Aftershool Care - 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.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Downey Lanigan Irish Dancing

We would like to inform you that the Downey Lanigan school of Irish dancing will re-open Tuesday the 31st of Jan, co-ordinated by myself, Catherine who taught alongside Mum and Mary McElroy A.D.C.R.G, a very good friend of Mum’s. The Thursday class will remain closed until further notice.  We will however offer alternative classes for those affected by the Thursday class in the interim.  We would ask that you email your details to downeylanigan@gmail.com to ensure you are kept up to date re classes etc.  On behalf of my family, we would like to thank you all for the overwhelming support, messages and love we have received at this very sad time.   Regards Clodagh

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Parks Tennis – Spring Programme

Registration and coaching will commence as follows:

Laurel Lodge Community Centre – Wednesday 08 February from 3.00pm. 

Riverwood Estate – Saturday 11 February from 10.00am.

Hartstown Community Centre – Saturday 11 February from 10.00am.

Suitable for Girls & Boys from 5 – 17 years. Please call 8338711 or email parkstennis@eircom.net for further information.

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 location – Thursday, 2.45-3.45 pm – St. Francis Xavier Senior School (beside Tesco)

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.

Percy French Troubadours — for one night only!

Percy French Troubadours present an insight into the life & music of Percy French in aid of St. Mochta’s Parish and St. Vincent De Paul in St. Mochta’s Parish Pastoral Centre on Friday 3rd February at 8.00pm. Tickets are €15 each and are available from the Sacristy after any mass or from the Parish Centre during office hours.  Parish Office Number 01 8213218. Thank you for your continued support.

Bereavement Workshop

Places are still available for the Supporting Bereaved People’ workshop presented by Estele McGinley on Thursday, 9thFebruary from 9.15am-4.15pm in The Irish Hospice Foundation, Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, Morrison Chambers, 4th Floor, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. (Please note this workshop is aimed at those working with the bereaved within your parish e.g. clergy, support groups, committees and funeral support teams).  This workshop will explore ways to combine competence and compassion in supporting bereaved people. Contemporary theories and models of grief as well as creative ways of working with loss.  The workshop will be experiential in part with a focus on practical tips for enhanced bereavement support.  Fee - €100 (1-day workshop) includes light lunch/tea and coffee.  To book your place emailiris.murray@hospicefoundation.ie