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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 5th April 2017

Easter Break

The children will finish school at 11.30am on Friday 07 April.  

The school will remain closed from Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April inclusive and will reopen on Monday 24 April.

Parent Talk re Safe Internet and Mobile Phone usage

An Garda Siochana will facilitate a talk for on safe usage of the Internet and Mobile Phones. The talk will take approximately one hour and covers Cyberbulling, Sexting, Geotagging, Apps, Online Predators, Grooming, Communication, etc. All parents are invited to attend. The talk will take place in the Fingal (Tigers) Room, on Thursday 27 April, exact time to be confirmed. 

Permission Slips

It is part of our procedures to get written permission for pupils for attendance at activities e.g. Tours, Sports Events, Fighting Works, Forest Schools, Cycling Safety and when having photographs taken e.g. Sports Events, Communion & Confirmation Photographs, etc.  It is essential therefore that permission slips are returned prior to all events/activities. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

curs de Limba si Civilizatie Romana

Dragi parinti,

Scoala St Patrick’s in colaborare cu Ambasada Romana la Dublin si Institutul Limbii Romane faciliteaza introducerea unui curs de Limba si Civilizatie Romana pentru elevii a caror limba materna este Romana. Acest curs va fi gratis si va avea loc in scoala la sfarsitul orelor de curs si va fii predat de catre profesori de limba romana calificati.  Pentru ca demersul nostru sa se materializeze avem nevoie de accordul si sprijinul dumneavoastra si am fii recunoscatori daca ati putea sa va exprimati interesul pentru partiparea copilului (copiilor) dumneavoastra la acest curs prin trimiterea unui email la scoala cu” Limba si Civilizatia Romana” la Subject line.  Pentru mai multe informatii referitoare la curs va puteti adresa d-nei professoare Anca Borzasi la ancarus81@yahoo.com sau 0871670647, coordonatoarea acestui curs.

Va multumim. Scoala St Patrick’s

Internet Safety Tips

Link to “Top Tips for Staying Safe when Sharing Videos & Photos”. http://zeeko.ie/staying-safe-sharing-videos-and-photos/zeeko-top-tips-staying-safe-sharing-videos-photos/

Please see www.zeeko.ie for more safety tips.

Upcoming Events

06 April - Senior Sports Day (3rd to 6th)

07 April – School finishes at 11.30am for Easter Break

10-21 April inclusive – School closed for Easter Break

27 April – Parent Talk re Safe Internet and Mobile Phone usage. (time TBC)

01 May – May Bank Holiday – school will be closed

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

16 May – Communion Photographs – 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

30 May – Communion Photographs – Ms Dowling & Ms Merrigan’s classes

05 June – June Bank Holiday – school will be closed

27 June – 6th Class Graduation

30 June – School closes for Summer Break

30 August – School Re-opens for Senior Infants to 6th Class

31 August – School starts for Junior Infants at 10.00am to 11.30am. 

Upcoming Sporting Events & News

06 April – GAA Boys Football vs Scoil Helen – Venue Somerton

25 April – GAA Jnr Boys vs GS Barra – Venue Naoimh Fionnbarra GAA Club

26 April – GAA Girls Camogie vs GS Barra – Venue Somerton 

27 April – GAA Boys vs Bayside – Venue Naoimh Barróg GAA Club (Kilbarrack)

02 May – GAA Jnr Boys vs Sc Eoin Bosco – Venue Somerton

03 May – GAA Girls Camogie vs Mother of DG – Venue Somerton

04 May – GAA Boys vs Lucan BNS – Venue Lucan Sarsfield GAA Club

09 May – GAA Jnr Boys vs D7ET – Venue St Brendan’s GAA Club

10 May – GAA Girls Camogie vs Scoil na Trionóide – Venue Donaghmede

16 May – GAA Jnr Boys vs Sc Ghráinne – Venue Somerton

22 May – Santry Field Events

23 May – GAA Jnr Boys vs Sc Chainnigh Venue Johnstown GAA, Finglas

30 May – Santry Track Events

SI – 2nd Class Sport for All Day

“We had our sports day last Thursday. There were twenty-six stations in total. Our favourite stations were the the quiz and hurdles. We got a medal for trying really hard. A huge thanks to Ms. Soulsby, Joan Dillon and all the helpers for making it a great day. We had lots of fun.” Keeva Breen & Sarah Furlong - Senior Infants

Selection of St Patrick's School Athletics Team

Trials continue for the selection of this year's school athletics team. Names have to be submitted by the end of April so we will have after-school trials during the first week back after Easter. Trials will be held some afternoons from 2.15 - 2.45. The children will be informed in school. Please make sure you make arrangements with your children re collection. It is vital that your children, if selected, are available for the Field Events on Monday May 22nd and/or the Track Events on Tuesday 30th May. 

Dublin 15 Cross Country Finals

Well done to our Cross Country Team who performed excellently at the Finals of the Dublin 15/Fingal Cross Country Finals at Morton Stadium yesterday, (Tues 4th), There were more than 40 schools represented and we were informed there were about 1800 children competing in the races. Our team were 50 strong made up of boys and girls from 3rd - 6th classes. They all ran superbly and most took great pride in being placed in the top ten of their race - a wonderful achievement for them all. Maith sibh, go leir! 

St Patrick's Cross Country Team Photograph

Unfortunately, we were unable to get a photograph of the whole team after the event so can we please ask all runners to hold onto their kits and we will organise a team photograph to be taken one day during the first week back after the Easter Holidays.


Most queries can be answered by accessing our website www.stpatricksns.ie or by viewing our Newsletters which are regularly emailed to each family and are also on our website.  Please make our website your “first port of call”. 

The Reception/Administration Office hours are 8.30am to 2.30pm.  The office closes for lunch from 12.00-12.30pm daily.  

It would be much appreciated if telephone calls to the school were made only in emergency situations, and only after 9.00am.


It is imperative that all children are punctual in the morning. The 20 minutes between 08.30am and 08.50am 

is a very important time in the school day. This is when the younger children have activity time or structured 

play. It is also a time when teachers get to correct the homework or hear children’s reading.

Bumbleance Collection

We have a Bumbleance Collection container in the school. The items accepted (in good working condition only please) are as follows:

DVDs; Video Games; Hand Held Consoles; iPods/MP3; iPads/Tablets; Phones.

If you have any of these items for recycling, drop them into the main office.

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 Insurance

The School Insurance company is Allianz and your child is covered under a 24/7 Pupil Insurance Policy.  For more information, see www.allianz.ie/otherproducts/schools.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The school looks after the bookings and payment requests for Tennis, Badminton, Athletics, Emma Louise Dance Academy and Chess.  If your child decides not to rejoin the new blocks of any of the above activities, it is essential that you email info@stpatricksns.ie so that we can remove your child from the list, and offer the place to another child.  It will also mean that you will not receive payment requests unnecessarily for the activity.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities 

Castleknock Community College Plant Sale

This year’s CCC Plant Sales takes place on 06 and 07 May from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Available at the sale are summer bedding plants, hanging baskets, window-boxes, tubs and shrubs, wooden, ceramic & terracotta garden accessories.  There will also be a coffee shop and cake sale. Debit/Credit Card facilities will be available. For pre-orders and enquiries, contact 0857540888.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club – Easter Camp

CHFC are holding their Easter Camp from 10 – 13 April. 

Nursery Camp (Born 2012-2013) 10am-12pm (€25 per child).

Standard Camp (Born 2005-2011) 10am-2pm (€40 per child.

Register & pay at Club Shop every Saturday before Saturday 08 April.

For further information contact Lisa Kiernan 086-1022296/lisakiernan1@gmail.com

Leaflet & Registration form attached.

Fundamental & Fitality Fitness

Easter Camp in Porterstown Park from 10am to 2.30pm on 18 – 21 April (Tuesday to Friday). Suitable for boys & girls aged 9 -12 years. Price €60 (sibling discount €10).

Contact Noel McManus 0879830443 fundamentalfitnessireland@gmail.com or Gabriella Sztojalovszky 0877372895 szt.gabriella@gmail.comfor further information and bookings.