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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 14th February 2017

Mid Term Break

The school will close at the normal time of 1.10pm for Infants and 2.10pm for senior classes on Friday 17 February. It will remain closed for Mid Term Break from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February inclusive and will reopen on Monday 27 February.

Active Week   

A reminder that our Active Week will take place immediately after the midterm, from 27th February - 3rd March. We advise that children wear their tracksuits all week as a number of extra activities have been organised for each class level. All parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the 5km ParkRun in Porterstown each Saturday at 09:30 (25th February & 4th March). This would be a great way to involve all members of our school community in the 'Active Week'.  We would like to thank all the people who have volunteered their time to come in to the school during Active Week.

Lost Property
There are a number of Lost Property items hanging inside the DISWELLSTOWN (TIGERS) DOOR,

including uniform items, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, etc., etc.  If your child/children are missing any items, 

please take a look at collection time before the end of the school day this Friday 17 February.

Any unclaimed items after this date will be disposed of.

Upcoming Events

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

21 March – Parent Workshop from Drinkaware.ie (see note below)

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 March 2017 – Cross Country – venue Porterstown

27 February-03 March – Active Week 2017

04 April – Cross Country – venue Morton Stadium, Santry

Dublin Juvenile Athletics Championship

The Dublin Juvenile Athletics Championship took place at the weekend in the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown. Lots of our current and past pupils participated and did really well. Congratulations to everyone who took part!

Parents Association News

Free Parent Workshop

Drinkaware.ie will be providing facts, advice and support to help parents start a conversation about alcohol with their children. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend. It will take place on Tuesday 21st March from 8 - 9pm in the Fingal (Tigers) Room.


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

Art &Craft Workshops

The new 10 week term of Art & Crafts will commence on Monday 6 March.  Classes are on Monday & Friday, from 2.10pm – 3.45pm.  All enquiries directly to Blathnaid on 087 4123247.

Futsal (Indoor Football) 

A new Futsal (Indoor Football) programme focusing on ball mastery and small sided games commences on Tuesday 28 February at 3.05pm in the PE Hall.  It is open to 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class boys and girls, with priority given to the older children. Cost is €30 for 8 week programme. Places are limited.  

Contact Noel McManus directly on 0879830443 or email Fundamentalfitnessireland@gmail.com to register and for more information.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

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.