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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 23rd May 2008
June Bank Holiday
The school will be closed on Monday 02 June for the June Bank Holiday and will also close on Tuesday 03 June.  It will reopen on Wednesday 04 June at 08.30am.

Referendum Polling Station

It has been confirmed by the Office of the Returning Officer that the PE Hall will be used as a Polling Station for the Lisbon Treaty Referendum.  Therefore, the school will be closed on Thursday 12 June 2008. 

St Patrick’s School Choir and Choral Scholars Concert
St Patrick’s School Choir and Choral Scholars Concert will take place on Tuesday 17 June at 7.30pm in St Brigid’s Community Centre, Blanchardstown. Entry is Free.

“Tree of Knowledge” Sculpture
We would ask that children do not climb on the sculpture or pull at the “branches”. We request your cooperation in discouraging any children from doing this. 

Booklists have been distributed to all the children this week. 
There are three methods of purchase for schoolbooks:

  • Books may be ordered through the school on one day only, 05 June.  Please return the completed booklist with Cheque/Postal Order/Bank Draft made payable to “St Patrick’s N.S.” stapled to it. CASH CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • wiseowl.ie have included this list on the Wise Owl online schoolbook shop.  To order your books for home delivery, simply log on to http://www.wiseowl.ie/ and enter the appropriate code into the quick code box.
  • All schoolbooks are also available through other local bookstores should you wish to purchase them yourself.

If you are entitled to books under the free book scheme, please submit your order on Thursday 05 June, marking the order “Free Book Scheme”

Moving House/Leaving St Patricks? 
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 or the Main Office as soon as possible as it will be necessary for you to complete a Transfer Form.   We have a large 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. If any of your details have changed since the beginning of the school year, please complete a Change of Address/Contact Details Form.

Lost Property

We have a huge quantity of lost property in the Lost Property Area Box inside the Blanchardstown Door of the school.  Items include uniform jumpers, cardigans, tracksuit tops and even coats!  If your child is missing anything, please pop in at drop off time (08.30am – 08.50am only) and take a look.  Any unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of this week.

Parents Association Golf Classic
Congratulations and Thanks to Stephen McGuinness and his committee for all their work in organising the Golf Classic.  It was a great success despite the inclement weather!


Some classes are making a change with regard to Gaeilge textbooks for the coming year.  3rd, 4th & 5th Classes will be using Bun go Barr.  In line with the recommendations of the New Curriculum, we would like to build up a supply of alternative resources for use in the teaching of Gaeilge.  Should any families be happy to donate Inis Dom 3, 4 or 5 to the school, we would be delighted to receive them on the last day of term.

Extra Curricular Activities

Irish Dancing Display

Downey Lanigan School of Dancing performed in the PE Hall on Tuesday 29 April in aid of Fr Martin’s School in Kenya. The total raised was €620.  A big thank you from Bernie to everyone who supported the event.


Please note there will be no Swimming Classes next Monday 02 June as it is a Bank Holiday.

Energy Saving Tips from Laura O’Reilly – 1st Class
“Use both sides of your paper when you write to save paper and trees.”
“Now that the weather is fine, don’t use the tumble dryer. Put your clothes on the line”