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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Wednesday 20th June 2018

Summer Break

The school will close at 11.30am on Friday, 29 June for Summer Break.

Down Syndrome Ireland Ice Cream Fun Day

A big thank you to everyone in St Patricks for supporting the Ice Cream Funday on Friday 8th June. The total raised was €2,248.66. The money has been forwarded to Down Syndrome Ireland to help provide vital services to children and adults with Down Syndrome.

Student Council Logo Competition

The closing date for the new Student Council Logo Competition is Friday 22nd June. Students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th classes should give entries to class representative. Other students may place in Student Council Logo Competition box at reception.

Aladdin Connect

We have been in contact with Aladdin as a number of parents have been having issues with accessing the system. When you download the app, you should enter your email address first and then the access code.

School Reports

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

The Write a Book Project

“The fourth class boys and girls wrote books for a competition called the Write-a-Book Project. The boys and girls had to write a story and draw pictures. Congratulations to Erin McDonagh (Ms Walsh), Caoimhe Delaney ( Ms Walsh), Matthew Barrett ( Mr Heneghan), Rebecca O'Malley( Mr Heneghan), Ewan Glynn( Mr MacConámha) and Patrick McCaughey( Mr MacConámha). A big well done also to Fionn O'Flynn from Mr Heneghan's class who won the highly commended prize for a great effort. A big well done to all the boys and girls who took part!”

Fionn O' Flynn and Stas Zielinski (4th Class)

Booklists for School Year 2018/2019   

The booklists will be distributed to all children during today and tomorrow.  They are also attached 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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 school GAA jerseys at home, we would appreciate if it could be returned to the school before 22 June.


Letters of Attendance

We would ask, 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 June.  
The 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 St. Patricks uniforms only.   No white t-shirts or shirts.  
Many thanks, St. Patricks NS PA Committee

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities


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 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/porterstown

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 full of fun and a great way of generating interest in Science and Engineering. Please see www.youngengineers.ie for details.

Touch-type, Read and Spell

Touch-type, Read and Spell is a computer based literacy course for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and other learning differences.

I continue to run classes in the following venues and there are a limited number of places available as other students have now successfully completed the course.

MONDAY St. Brigid’s National School, Castleknock 2.35-3.35 pm and 3.50-4.50 pm

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

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

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

To reserve a place and for details of a FREE TRIAL, please contact Carol Pitcher on 087 2868910 or send an email to castleknockttrs@gmail.com  for further information on how this course might benefit your child.