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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 7th June 2017

Junior Infant Sports Day

Parents are invited to attend the Junior Infant Sports Day which will take place on Thursday 15 June from 10.45-11.45am in the main yard adjacent to the Junior Infant play area. A separate email will be sent to all parents of Junior Infants with more information re Sports Day.

Winners of 4th class Write-a-Book Competition

Well done to everybody who participated in this year's 4th class Write-a-Book Competition organised by Dublin West Education Centre. The winners have just been announced. They were: Jack Batt, Daniella Bensaadi, Rowan Garry, Mark Hynes, Ava Buttner and Grace McCann. Congratulations! The Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday the 15th June at Dublin West Education Centre at 9.30. 

Upcoming Events

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

20 June – Parent Helper’s Coffee Morning (see note below)

27 June – 6th Class Graduation

30 June – School closes for Summer Break

30 June – Choir Performance 11.30am

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

School Athletics Kits

There are still a few outstanding athletics kits to be collected. Can you please make sure your child has returned his/her kit and has had it "signed back in"? The kit comprises of a green singlet (with school logo on it) and black shorts. All kits should be returned in a bag with your child's name on it. These will be collected daily from the classrooms.

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.


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

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.

Activities finished for this school year

Badminton, Tennis, Athletics, Irish Dancing, Platform Stage School & Musical Theatre are finished until the new school year.

2nd & 3rd Class Basketball

The end of the term is June 20th 2017.  There will no basketball 27th June 2017.  Thank you for your support and co-operation this year.  

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.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities

Summer Camps

Information relating to Summer Camps in the local area is on view in the window near the Blanchardstown Door.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club Summer Camps

Please see attached leaflet for the upcoming Summer Camps at Tir na nÓg.

Cúl Camp 03-07 July – register online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.

Nursery Camp (Born 2012-2013) 03-07 July 10am – 12pm.

Club Camp – 14-18 August. All ages register and pay online at www.castleknock.net or club shop.

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 http://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 knowitedu@gmail.com or go to link www.youngengineers.ie/lego-workshops/young-engineers-lego-camps.

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