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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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End of Year Newsletter 2018

Christmas Holidays

The school closes on Friday 21 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 07 January 2018 at 08.30am.


We celebrate festivals such as Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter as part of the overall school curriculum. However, we discourage the practice of exchanging cards and/or gifts in school and Secret Santa. Those who do not receive cards/presents and those who may not celebrate some of the festivals can feel upset and isolated.  

No Presents Please

The staff at St Patrick’s do not expect presents at Christmas time. You may wish to make a donation to St Vincent de Paul or St Francis Dublin 15 Hospice instead.    

Santa Dash

As part of the Active Flag, we will be doing a "Santa Dash" next Thursday the 20th of December. Children can wear Santa hats and Christmas jumpers on the day. We will be doing the run in aid of St. Vincent's de Paul so a donation of €1 per child would be greatly appreciated but this is optional of course. Thanks to all in advance, Active Flag Committee.

Christmas Carols

Choir will sing people home on last day of school, in the Senior Yard area. If it is raining, they will be under the canopy at the main entrance.

May the whole school staff take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Nollaig Shona, Wesolych Swiat, Boldog Karacsony, Craciun Fericit, Geru Caledu, Schastlivogo Rozhdestva, Frohe Weihnachten, ???? ??  , Joyeux Noel, ¡Feliz Navidad! and all the very best for 2019.

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.


Please see email/notification sent to all parents on 07 September for contact details of all activity organisers.  Places still remain for some extra-curricular activities, for information please contact providers directly.

Yoga Adventures with Jana

Yoga classes will start its 2nd term resuming on Wednesday 9th January

2 age groups: 1.10pm- 2.05pm (junior and senior infants) 2.10pm-3.10pm (1st class up to 3rd class)

Cost: € 75 for 11 week term. Very limited places available.

Please contact Jana, a fully qualified children’s yoga teacher, by email: adventuresyoga@gmail.com or on 0863130992


Child’s Pose Yoga with Ms Nolan and Ms Thomas

New ten-week term will begin the week of January 14th, costing €70 (boys and girls from 1st class and up). 

Tuesdays 2:10 - 3:20pm Wednesdays 2:10 - 3:20pm

Please contact Sorcha Nolan on ph.087 997 3506 or email yogaplaychildspose@gmail.com to book a place or for any questions you may have.

Lego Challenge (e² Young Engineering)

Lego Challenge will recommence on Friday 11 January.

Art & Crafts Workshop

The last session of Art & Crafts takes place this Friday 21 December. Classes will recommence on Monday 07 and Friday 11 January.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis sessions will recommence on Wednesday 09 January.

Platform Stage School

Platform Stage School classes will recommence on Thursday 10 January.

Diswellstown Community & Recreation Centre and Local Community Activities<

Touch-type, Read and Spell (TTRS)

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.