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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 13th October 2006
In-Service Day for Teachers
Please note that there will be no school for the children next Friday, 20 October as there is an In-Service Training Day for Teachers.

Parents Association Annual Sponsored Walk
Your child should have received a Sponsorship Form for the Parents Association Annual Sponsored Walk which this year will take place on Sunday 22 October. The walk will commence at 2.30pm from the Papal Cross Car Park in the Phoenix Park. Last year's Walk raised over €8,000 which has been put to good use for the benefit of the children in the school.

Parents Association AGM
The Annual General Meeting of St Patrick's N.S. Parents Association will take place on Thursday 26 October 2006 at 8.30pm in Fingal Room 1 (Upstairs Library/Tigers Room). All Parents are invited to attend the AGM and anyone interested in becoming involved in the Association will be most welcome. Entry to the building will be via the Fingal Entrance and not the main school entrance.

Welcome Mass for Fr John
Bishop Ray Field will officially welcome Fr. John as the new Parish Priest of St. Mochta's on Saturday, 11th November 2006 at 7pm Mass. The parish is inviting all parishioners to the formal welcome of Fr. John to the Parish. The celebration will be followed by a reception in St. Mochta's National School.

Green School Initiatives: Results of Recycling Week "Design & Make" Competition:



First Prize

Second Prize

1st Class

Ms O'Dwyer

Emily Lynch

Sean Dooley

1st Class

Ms Ryan

James O'Flynn

Amy Bermingham

1st Class

Ms Parker

Sean Kinsella

Conor Levesley

2nd Class

Ms S Quinn

Susie Ryan

Darian Boysen

2nd Class

Ms Barr

Kevin Byrne

Emma Hudson

3rd Class

Ms Soulsby

Cian Barbour

David Keenan

3rd Class

Ms Merrigan

Cian O'Neill

Vova Bunyak

3rd Class

Ms Nolan

Tristan Sherry

Laura Mason

4th Class

Mr Walsh

Lauren Keane

Rebecca Antal

4th Class

Mr Waring

Sarah Dorman

Karl Munster

The standard was very high. Congratulations to the winners and Well Done to all those who took part.

Our World Children's Media Awards
This is a competition run by Irish Aid (the Irish Government's official development cooperation programme). As a result of participating in this competition, children and teachers learn about development education, Millennium Development Goals and how we can make the world a better place. On Tuesday 17 October at 9.30am, a representative from Irish Aid will make a special presentation on developmental issues and media to 4th class children.

Meet & Greet Mornings
As you may be aware, we are holding a series of informal meetings at 08.30am with the parents of each class, as follows:

Class Teacher


Class Teacher


Ms O'Reilly

Tuesday 17/10/06

Ms Harte

Wednesday 18/10/06

Ms Meade

Thursday 19/10/06

Mrs Jennings

Monday 23/10/06

Ms B Quinn

Tuesday 24/10/06

Ms O'Callaghan

Wednesday 25/10/06

Mr Waring

Thursday 26/10/06

Mr Walsh

Friday 27/10/06

Details for the remaining class groups will follow. While we would love to see as many of you as possible, please do not put yourself under any undue pressure to attend.

"Music in the Classroom" Tour
We had a very successful and enjoyable visit to the "Music in the Classroom" tour in the Helix on Monday 09 October. We received many compliments from the staff of the Helix and the Bus Company regarding the children's excellent behaviour. Well done to all. Many thanks for the "helping hands" on the day.

Yard Markings
Yard markings will be put in place over the weekend, weather permitting. There will be a running track on the right side of the building but children are only permitted to use it during school hours under the supervision of teachers. Children will be made aware of this as soon as the track is in place.

Extra Curricular Activities
All Extra Curricular Activities queries should be directed to the individual running the activities.
KraftyKids Arts & Crafts Classes
KraftyKids Arts & Crafts Classes (for 4 - 10 year olds) will commence on Wednesday 18 October from 4.00 - 5.00pm in the school. Enquiries should be made directly to Patricia 8213073/Sheelagh 8203164. Fee: €85.00

French Classes
Unfortunately, French classes cannot commence at this time because there were insufficient numbers available on any given day. Perhaps it might be possible to arrange classes after Christmas.