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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 13th June 2008
Summer Holidays
The school closes for Summer Holidays on Friday 27 June at 11.30am.  The school will reopen for Senior Infants to Sixth Class on Thursday 28 August and for new Junior Infants on Monday 01 September.

Jersey Days in Aid of Hurling Equipment
In order to raise money to purchase a set of helmets and hurleys for the school, we are holding Jersey Days, on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June.

  • Please note these are not Non-Uniform Days.
  • Children can wear their favourite Team Jersey with school trousers/skirt or school tracksuit bottoms.
  • Children who do not have a team jersey may wear any T-Shirt with school trousers/skirt or school tracksuit bottoms.
  • We would be delighted if children could make a small donation (maximum €2).

Camogie Blitz
A number of girls from 2nd and 3rd class are taking part in a Camogie Blitz in the school on Tuesday 24 June.  Parents of these children should ensure that they have given their written permission to participate in the event in their child’s Homework Journal.

St Patrick’s School Choir and Choral Scholars Concert
“Everybody was excited and we learned that hard work really pays off.  It was great fun and a happy experience.  Ms Meade was thrilled and very surprised with the flowers we all gave her.  Backstage was cool and we felt like we were superstars! Thank you to everyone who came.” - 3rd Class Choir Members

Discover Primary Science Award
“The day we went to Croke Park was very enjoyable. There were many different displays in a large hall, including a milking cow! We learned about the brain, the way that it’s separated into two parts: one focuses on movement and the other for thinking.  The trip was very educational.  I think the school was right to invest in science!”
By Luke Rynne- Cullen & Sophie Davy. Typed by Mohammed Widaa

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.

If you have mislaid your child’s booklist please note that booklists are available on our website, http://www.stpatricksns.ie/.  Click on “Newsletters” and select “Booklists 2008/2009” to download a copy.

A pair of children’s glasses was found recently.  If your child is missing glasses, please contact the office.


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


Please note the last Swimming Class takes place next Monday 23 June. Swimming will recommence in late September.  Application Forms are available at the Parent Information Notice Board.  All queries should be directed to Lucy McDonnell 086 4029792

Diswellstown Junior Summer Camp
There are a limited number of places still available in the Junior Camp only. The camp will run from 30 June – 04 July from 9.00am – 12.30pm. The cost is €65 per child (10% discount for siblings).  Forms are available from the office.

Summer Music Camp
Summer Music Camp this summer will take place from Monday 07 – Friday 11 July 2009.  There are still a number of spaces available and a Registration will take place on Tuesday 24 June at 2.15pm in the Stage Area of the PE Hall.  Full fees must be paid on booking (€100 per child, 10% discount for siblings).  Details of camp content are on the Parent Information Notice Board.  Course Directors: Geraldine Meade and Jenny O’Connor.

Art & Craft Workshops
Art & Craft workshops will resume in September 2008.  Details of enrolment will be in the Weekly Newsletter in early September.  All enquiries should be directed to Bláthnaid on 087 4123247.

The following are details of provisional dates closing dates the 2008/2009 school year. Please keep this document in a safe place so you can refer to it as necessary.Please also note that this information is also available on our website, www.stpatricksns.ie.

School Opens

28 August 2008 – Senior Infants to Sixth Class
01 September 2008 – Junior Infants start at 10.00am


27/10/08 – 31/10/08 inclusive

Church Holiday



24/12/08 – 06/01/09 inclusive
(School will close at 11.30am on 23/12/08)


16/02/09 – 20/02/09 inclusive

Easter Holidays

06/04/09 – 17/04/09 inclusive
(School will close at 11.30am on 03/04/09)

Bank Holiday


Bank Holiday


Summer Holidays

School Closes on Friday 26/06/09