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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 31st May 2017

The school will be closed on Monday 05 June for the June Bank Holiday.

Food Dudes Extra Delivery

The Food Dudes recently checked in with our school to see how the boys and girls are getting on with Phase 2 of our Healthy Eating Programme. They were really impressed that a large number of pupils are still bringing fruit and vegetables as part of their lunches on a daily basis. The Food Dudes are rewarding our school for this great effort with an extra delivery of Fruit and Vegetables on 13th and 14th June. There will be Melon, Sugar Snap Peas, Blueberries and Carrots. They hope that by giving us these treats that the pupils will continue their great efforts over the holidays.

Choir End Of Year Performance

This year we have decided that the choir will perform as the classes leave on the final day in the senior yard of the school instead of an evening performance. We look forward to seeing everyone there from 11:30am. Ger Meade and Eoin Heneghan

St Patrick’s Business Network

St Patrick’s School Journal contains a list of Businesses & Services provided by Parents in the School. This is an excellent resource for parents looking for a reliable provider of various services.  The List of Businesses is being finalised shortly. If you are a Parent that has a business or service and would like to be listed, please contact Daniel on daniel@cms-ireland.com ASAP as the final draft is being prepared for the printer.

Upcoming Events

05 June – June Bank Holiday – school will be closed

10 June – Confirmation Pledge Ceremony 6pm Mass – St Mochta’s Church

12 June – Girls Camogie Final vs Scoil Treasa F – Croke Park (Hogan Pitch)

14 June – Senior Infant Performing “The Little Red Hen” (12.45pm)

15 June – Junior Infant Sports Day

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

CnmB Athletics Championships at Morton Stadium, Santry

Well done, to our school athletics team at this year's Cumann na mBunscol Schools Athletics Championships. We had another great day at the Track Events yesterday with fine performances from all our athletes. Our team represented the school with all the attributes one would wish for - true sportsmanship, positive attitude, a genuine team spirit and an impressive show of athletic ability. Here are the results with which they were rewarded:

1st Girls High Jump U11

1st Girls 600m U12

2nd Girls Relay U12

3rd Girls Relay U11

1st Boys Relay U10

1st High Jump U11 (with a remarkable jump of 1m 32cm)

3rd Boys Relay U14

Medals were also presented to five children in the Race of Champions Special Races (for boys and girls). 

Congratulations to all!

Santry Track & Field Events

“Last week, I represented our school in the girls U12 60m hurdles.  I came fourth in the final.

On Tuesday, I was a member of the relay team. We have a very good team and Aoife, Gara, Alison & I ran well in the final to take the silver medal.” Leila McCormack

“On Monday 22nd of May, St Patrick’s attended the Cumann na mBunscol Field Events in Santry. We have people competing in the high jump, long jum, shot put, hurdles, 600m and special races.  We all had a great day out as we won loads of medals and had great fun.

On Tuesday 30th May, we competed in the Track Events in Santry.  Relays and sprints were being held all day.  All teams ran very well as we won gold in boys U10, bronze in girls U11, silver in girls U12 and bronze in boys U14.  It was a gread day out and lots of fun” Alison Callinan

“I went to Santry with my 5th class girls relay team, hoping to do well for our school. We got second place, it was a very exciting experience. The atmosphere was great.  It made us proud to hear our school cheer in the background.  Thanks to Mrs Soulsby and Ms Thomas for their wonderful coaching.” Gara Williams

Request for volunteers to wash sports bibs

If anybody could wash some childrens' sports bibs, could you please leave your name and contact details with Andrea at Reception? The bibs are in need of a wash and the job needs to be done at this time of the year. It wouldn't be a big commitment for anybody but your time would be greatly appreciated if you could pop them in your washing machine.  

Parents Association News

Parent Helper Coffee Morning

We would like to invite all our parent helpers to a coffee morning in the school on Tuesday 20 June from 10.30-11.30am. This is to acknowledge all the help that we received this year.  The helped ranged from covering books, ATP events, accompanying children on tours/Mass/Communion & Confirmation practices, in-class help with guided reading, handwriting and maths to name but a small few.  In order to gauge numbers, we would ask that you RSVP to the Parents Association email address stpatrickspa@yahoo.comon/before Friday 16 June.

NPC Education Conference 2017 - Shaping the Future - Saturday 10 June 2017

Register now!

The NPC Conference will take place in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1 on Saturday the 10th of June 2017 from 10.30am to 4pm.

To register to attend please click here

All those interested in primary education are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE!



We are pleading with all parents who chose to park in the surrounding estates, that they are very conscious when driving, parking and moving out of parking spaces. There are approx. 180 junior children departing the school at 1.10pm and approx. 570 senior childrendeparting the school at 2.10pm each day. Extreme caution should be exercised during these times. As you are aware, there are many parking spaces available in Spar Car Park and a School Warden Service to guide children safely to/from school.

Important Safety Reminder re dismounting bicycles, etc.

In the interest of everyone’s safety, all cyclists (adults, students and younger siblings) should dismount from their Bicycles/Scooters at the gates to the school grounds.  Please also note that Rollerblades and Heelys are not permitted on school grounds. Cycling is also not permitted on school grounds. We ask that all parents ensure that if their child is cycling to school, they wear a cycling helmet. We would greatly appreciate your support in these matters.

Moving House? 

If you are moving house and your child will not be returning to St Patrick’s in the new school year, it is vital that you make contact with the class teacher and the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form.   We have a number of children on waiting lists for all classes and we would like to be able to contact these parents as soon as possible.

Contact Details

It is essential that we have the correct address and contact details (e.g. home telephone, parents’ mobile numbers) for your child on our database in order for you to receive your child/children’s school reports, end of year letters, etc or to make contact with you if your child should fall ill during the school day. If any of your details change at any stage throughout the school year, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form, available from the office.

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.

Child's Pose - 3-hour Yoga Day Camp

Come along and explore yoga asanas (poses), breathing and relaxation through story, song, art and games.


Saturday June 10th - 1st & 2nd class

Saturday June 17th - 1st & 2nd class

Saturday June 24th - 3rd & 4th class

Time: 12:30-3:30pm

Place: Fingal Room (community centre)

Cost: €30

Small fruit snack and bottled water will be provided. Places limited to 12 children.

Contact: Sorcha Nolan yogaplaychildspose@gmail.com

(Email only please)

“Yoga Adventures”- yoga classes

There has been a great interest in the yoga classes, therefore I’m introducing an additional day for junior and senior infants, Tuesdays (starting on 06 June): 1:10- 2.05pm (Junior and Senior Infants)

Where: The stage room in St. Patrick’s N.S.

Cost: the fee for a trial class (06 June) is €4.

The trial class will be followed by a three week course (June 13th, 20th, 27th): €17

To book a place or if you have any other queries, please contact Jana, a fully qualified children’s yoga teacher, by email: adventuresyoga@gmail.com or on 086 313 0992.

Badminton, Tennis & Athletics

Badminton, Tennis & Athletics are finished until the new school year.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities

St Mochta’s Annual Picnic & Family Fun Day

St Mochta’s Annual Picnic & Family Fun Day is taking place on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle on Saturday 17 June from 1.00pm – 8.00pm. Family Tickets are €10 & include Entry to Grounds, Raffle and Live Entertainment and are available from the Parish Centre. Please note No Dogs or BBQ’s allowed.

Gaeltacht Leamhcáin Primary School Courses

Course A 3rd- 7th July   Course B 10th-14th July

Based at Coláiste Cois Life, Gaeltacht Leamhcáin is a 1 or 2 week summer Irish language camp based in Lucan, Co. Dublin for children from the ages of 9 - 12. Immerse your child in our all Irish language environment to help improve your child’s written and spoken Irish.

Visit gaeltachtleamhcain.ie today and book your child's place. 

Bígí linn! 

e² Young Engineers Summer Camp

e² Young Engineers Summer Camp takes place in Diswellstown Community Centre at 9.30am to 1.00pm on 24 - 28 July. Every child attending the camp will receive a Young Engineers t-shirt, certificate and a lego surprise. Early Bird Discount available. To book, contact 0877198128 knowitedu@gmail.com or go to link www.youngengineers.ie

Touch Type, Read and Spell (TTRS)

I am excited to announce a new location where I will be delivering TTRS.

From September 2017 I will commence teaching in Saint Brigid's National School, Castleknock, on Monday afternoon 2.45-3.45pm.  Details of other locations/class times:

TUESDAY - Luttrellstown Community College - 3.10-4.10 pm and 4.20-5.20pm

WEDNESDAY - Castleknock Community College - 2.50-3.50 pm & 3.55-4.55 pm

THURSDAY - St. Francis Xavier Senior School (beside Tesco Roselawn) - 2.45-3.45 pm

Find out how this life skill can benefit your child - please contact Carol at castleknockttrs@gmail.com for further details or to arrange a FREE TRIAL.

St Vincent’s Water Polo

St Vincent’s Water Polo team are looking for new players aged 10-12 years.  It's a fast fun game for kids who like the water. Training is once a week at the NAC. Not sure what it's all about? If you can swim a few lengths and are interested then come to the NAC (middle pool) on Sunday May 28th 1-2pm or Sunday 18th June 1-2pm to try it out.
For additional information contact: Ian Hutcheson, Club Chairman – St Vincents WPC
Mob: +353 87 838 99 58 www.stvincentswaterpolo.club

Lego Summer Camp

A Lego Summer Camp is taking place in Diswellstown Community Centre from 24-28 July from 9.30am to 1.00pm. For more information, please contact 0877198128