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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 13th December 2017

Christmas Holidays

The school closes on Friday 22 December, at 11.30am for the Christmas Holidays.

For Health & Safety reasons, it is necessary to stagger the exit times. Children from the ground floor will exit the building first. The remaining children will follow.

The school will reopen on Monday 08 January 2018 at 08.30am.

Pyjama Fun Ru

Friday's Pyjama Run, organised by 4th Class as part of their Entrepreneur Programme, raised almost €1000 for Homeless Children's Charities. Thank you for your generous support.

Upcoming Events

15 December- Ms Harte 11.00am

18 December- Mr Thynne 11.00am

23 December to 07 January (inclusive) – Christmas Break

15 January – 2nd Parent Communion Meeting 8pm

11-12 January – Junior Infant Vaccinations

12–16 February – Mid Term Break

19 February – First Penance & Reconciliation 7pm St Mochta’s Church

26 February – Confirmation Retreat (during school day)

26 February  - Confirmation  Service of Light 7pm St Mochta’s Church

19 March – St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday

26 March to 08 April (inclusive) – Easter Break

16 April – 3rd  Parent Communion Meeting 8pm

07-08 May – May Bank Holiday

12 May – First Holy Communion Ceremony

06-05 June – June Bank Holiday

Parents Association News

St. Patricks NS Parents Association's Facebook page is now live at www.facebook.com/schoolPA . Please follow our page to keep up to date on our activities and events.


Letters of Attendance

We would ask that if you require Letters of Attendance for Child Benefit/Travel/Visa purposes for your child/children, that you give the office as much advance notice as possible. Please email your request to info@stpatricksns.ie stating the purpose of the letter. If it is for travel/visa request purposes, please advise date of travel so that the letter can be dated within a week of travel. 

Dropping in lunches, bags, homework etc.

With the volume of pupils in the school, it is vital 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 THE NAME OF THEIR CLASS TEACHER.

Extra-Curricular Activities

If your child takes part in a number of Extra-Curricular activities, it might be useful to write the activities into his/her school journal on the appropriate days.  This will help him/her remember the activity and, if there is any confusion, the teacher can help by checking the journal.

Information regarding extra-curricular activities can be found on the website www.stpatricksns.ie under archive newsletters.

Art & Crafts

Last sessions in December will take place on Monday 18 and Friday 22 December.


PLEASE NOTE, there will be no Badminton on Friday 22 December. 


PLEASE NOTE, there will be no Tennis on Monday 18 December. 


PLEASE NOTE, there will be no Athletics on Thursday 21 December. 

Yoga adventures with Jana

The second term (10 classes) begins on Wednesday, 10 th January, 2018. Two different age groups on Wednesdays: Class 1: 1:10- 2.05pm (Junior and Senior Infants) and Class 2: 2:10- 3:10pm (1st class to 3rd class). I am bringing yoga to children in a fun way through adventures, stories, games, songs and art.

Where: The stage room in St. Patrick’s NS

Cost: €60

Very few places available! If interested, please contact me asap.

Email: adventuresyoga@gmail.com or 086 313 0992.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities

Porterstown ParkRun

What is it - A Free Weekly 5km Timed Run.

When is it - Every Saturday at 9:30am

What does it cost - Nothing - it's free! But please register before your 1st run.

Do I need to be a Runner - ParkRun is for ALL abilities (walk, jog or run)

This is a free community event so please lend your support. 

website: www.parkrun.ie/porterstown

email: porterstownoffice@parkrun.com 

Castleknock Celtic

Castleknock Celtic is holding OPEN DAYS for boys & girls wishing to play with the club in New Season 2018. Venue: NAC Sports Pitches Abbotstown. Date 6th January. Times on website www.castleknockceltic.com.  Also information available by texting 083-411172

Touch Type, Read and Spell

Many students have completed this wonderful course recently with many more due to receive their Certificate of Completion before the end of this term. As a result there are now places available. For details of how this course can benefit your child and for details of a FREE TRIAL, please contact Carol Pitcher - castleknockttrs@gmail.com - 087 2868910.  Details of locations/class times:

MONDAY - St. Brigid's NS, Castleknock: 2.40-3.40 pm and 3.45-4.45 pm

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

WEDNESDAY - Castleknock Community College: 2.50-3.50 pm and  3.55-4.55 pm

 THURSDAY  - St. Francis Xavier Senior: 2.45-3.45 pm

School (beside Tesco Roselawn)