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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Newsletters 2018

Wednesday 14th June 2018

School Reports

In order to access school reports this year, it will be necessary for all parents (include current 6th Clases) to download the Aladdin Connect.App on your mobile device or register so that you can log in via PC/Laptop.

Booklists for School Year 2018/2019   

The booklists will be distributed to all children during today and tomorrow.  They are also attached here to this email in case the hardcopy doesn’t make it home! As usual, books are available online at www.bookhaven.ie, using the code on the booklists and also from other school book suppliers online and instore.

Singing Sensations!

A huge thank you to all the singers this year. You were all wonderful at each event. This year, from what I can remember, we performed at our school Christmas Fair, some Christmas in-house performances, The Dublin Peace Proms, Communions, Confirmation, end of year concert with Ciúnas and the Graduation is yet to come. All the preparation that goes into each of these events doesn’t go unnoticed. Thank you to each and every child who participated, each supervisor, helper, teacher and parent who supported us this year. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible back in September.

Mrs. Corcoran.

School Displays

There will be two displays on Tuesday 19 June from 2.10-3.10pm and 7.00-8.00pm.

3rd Class Art Exhibition – Middle Floor

4th Class “Write a Book” and “Bridges” Exhibition – Foyer.

All parents and siblings welcome to attend.

Parent Helper Coffee Morning 10.30am-11.30am

We would like to invite all our parent helpers to a coffee morning in the school on Friday 22nd June from 10.30-11.30am. This is to acknowledge all the help that we received this year. The helped ranged from Helping Hands, covering books, 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.com on/before Monday 18 June.

School Calendar 2018/2019

The school calendar for 2018/2019 is available to view on our website.

Upcoming Events

14 June –Junior Infants Sports for All Day

19 June – 3rd Class “Art”, 4th Class “Write a Book” and “Bridges” Exhibitions

26 June – 6th Class Graduation

29 June – School Closes for Summer Break

Upcoming Sporting Events & News

Return of School Athletics Kit

Can all children who represented the school at this year's Cumann na mBunscol's Athletics Championships at Santry please return their athletics kit to the school asap? Please return kits in a bag clearly labelled with child's name on it as kits need to be signed back in.

Return of all School GAA Jerseys

If any child still has a school GAA jersey at home, we would appreciate if it could be returned to the school before 22 June.

Junior Infant Sports Day

The Junior Infant Sports Day is Thursday 14 June.  A separate email was sent to all parents of Junior Infants on 11 June providing more information re Sports Day. Please note that parents are invited to the Junior Infant Sports Day.

Reminders

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. 

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.

St Patricks Used Uniform Sale
The PA will be holding this years used uniform sale on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th JuneThe sale will take place at the back of the stage area from 8:30am to 9:30am each morning. 
Donations of your used and old uniforms are gladly welcome and will be accepted each morning at 8:30am under the canopy from Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th of June. If you have any old/used uniforms that you no longer require, we will gladly accept them and sell them at a minimum cost back to the school community. All proceeds will go back to the school as the PA Committee, working alongside the school, continues to focus on keeping the costs down for our parents. Clean, resalable Patricks uniforms only. No white t-shirts or shirts.
Many thanks, Patricks NS PA Committee

NPC News

"Transition from preschool to primary school" an information session for parents will be taking place at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 13th of June in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

The same session will also take place at the same time in the following venues:

  • Thursday the 14th of June in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan
  • Tuesday the 19th of June in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords
  • Thursday the 21st of June in the Plaza Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

All parents who are interested in the transition from preschool to primary school are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE.

NPC Conference Saturday 16 June 2018 - National College of Ireland - 10.30am-4pm

All parents are welcome to attend, ADMISSION IS FREE and lunch is provided

Keynote Speaker is Tako Rietveld from the Netherlands with his presentation 'Making the voice of young people heard'.

Tako Rietveld is the world’s first and only 'Youth Correspondent'.
Children look at the world from a different perspective than adults. They have their own unique thoughts, views and opinions. With Tako’s help, we can learn from the children and act on it. He will take us on his journey into the world of young people. With powerful examples he will show young people are more than just happy creatures that like to play. 'Children inspire, surprise, make you think and make you smile. Adults teach children all about life. Children teach adults what life is all about.

As a former reporter for the Dutch NOS 'Jeugdjournaal' Tako has travelled all over the world reporting for children about the various situations in the world. Tako set-up the ‘De Kindercorrespondent’ platform so that the stories and the opinions of children can be heard. According to Tako children are too rarely heard in the news. He won’t stop until the voice of every child is being heard.

Other speakers include:

  • The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D.
  • Paul Gilligan CEO of St. Patrick's Mental Health Services
  • Dr. Carmel Corrigan, Head of Participation and Rights Education in the Ombudsman for Children’s Office.

Also on the day:

Children from a Partnership Schools Ireland (PSI) school will share some of their own experiences and goals achieved in the past year. Through video and voice they will share how such partnerships have given them a real voice in choosing and achieving their school goals and how they feel about their own participation in such partnerships.

Partnership Schools Ireland (PSI) is a joint initiative by the National Parents Council (NPC) and the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN) supported by the Department of Education and Skills. It offers training and support to utilise an evidence-based model based on the six volunteering types of involvement. The partnership approach seeks to encourage children, school staff, parents and members of the local community to work in partnership together, for the benefit of the children in school, to achieve academic and other goals in a yearly action plan in their schools.

All parents are welcome to attend ADMISSION IS FREE and lunch is provided

Information stands will be available on the day from information providers and companies.

Click here to register your attendance

Extra-Curricular Activities

Information regarding extra-curricular activities can be found on the website www.stpatricksns.ie through the Extra Curricular Activities tab and under archived Newsletters.

If your child no longer wishes to take part in Badminton, Tennis, Athletics, Table Tennis or Chess, please email info@stpatricksns.ie ASAP so that he/she can be removed from the payment request list and that the place can be offered to another child.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities

St Mochta’s Parish Fun Day

St Mochta’s Parish Fun Day will be held on Saturday, 29th September. It will be held once again in the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle which proved so successful over the last 10 years. It is always a great family fun day and all are welcome to attend. So mark the date in your diary now.

St Mochta’s Parish Golf Classic

St Mochta’s Parish Golf Classic will take place on Friday, 10th August in Luttrellstown Castle Resort. More information to follow.

Luttrellstown Community College – Summer Camp for 1st Years 2018

Please see poster attached to last week’s Newsletter re Summer Camp.

Gaeltacht Leamhcáin Primary School Courses

Course A 2nd- 6th July Course B 9th-13th 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!

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 Email: porterstownoffice@parkrun.com

Parks Tennis Summer Camps Coaching for Boys & Girls

Low cost affordable tennis coaching takes place from Monday 2nd July to Friday 27th July.

New Dublin Programme: Two-Hour Classes for every child

  • First class: 5 - 8 year olds.
  • Second class: 9 - 17 year olds.

Fee is €65 for 3 or 4 weeks, €50 for any two weeks, or €30 for one week. All equipment supplied. Registration for Dublin Parks Tennis coaching will take place at the Riverwood tennis courts Friday 29th June between 2-4pm. Coaching starts on Monday 2nd July.

This programme is subsidised by Fingal County Council & The Irish Sports Council. Phone (01) 833-8711 or email parkstennis@eircom.net or go to ParksTennis.com if you need further information.

Young Engineers Summer Camp:

A Young engineers Camp will be taking place in Diswellstown Community Centre from July 16th – 20th  These camps are fill of fun and a great way of generating interest in Science and Engineering. Please see www.youngengineers.ie for details.