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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 12th September 2008

Extras Fee
Information regarding the Extras Fee was distributed to all children this week. The fee for Junior Infants is €75 and the fee from Senior Infants to Sixth Class is €68. Cheques/Postal Orders or Bank Drafts only please, made payable to “St Patrick’s N.S.” We would ask that you please use the envelope provided to return your Extras Fee and please return directly to the Class Teacher of your eldest child. Please do not drop envelopes into the office.

Early School Finish on Friday 19 September
The Department of Education & Science carries out a periodic evaluation (WSE) of the work of every school. St Patrick’s will undergo this appraisal during this school term. A Pre evaluation meeting with school staff is part of the procedure. This meeting will take place on Friday 19 September at 1.15pm. As a result, it will be necessary to dismiss all children at Infant Home Time (1.10pm) on Friday 19 September. Apologies for the short notice but we did not receive final confirmation of dates until Tuesday 09 September 2008.

Meet & Greet Mornings
We are holding a series of informal meetings at 08.40am with the parents of each class grouping. The meetings will take place in the Tigers Room on the dates listed below. We request that you enter the school via the Diswellstown Door (Tigers Entrance) and up the blue stairs rather than through the main school entrance.





6th Class

Tuesday 16 Sept

5th Class

Thursday 18 Sept

4th Class

Tuesday 23 Sept

3rd Class

Thursday 25 Sept

2nd Class

Tuesday 30 Sept

1st Class

Thursday 02 Oct

Senior Infants

Tuesday 07 Oct

Junior Infants

Thursday 09 Oct

Choir recommences today for any children interested from 2nd Class upwards.


As per our School Booklet, we would ask that, if your child is having a birthday party and inviting some classmates, invitations be given out in the schoolyard and not in the classroom. In order to be sensitive to the feelings of children who are not being invited, perhaps you could give the invitation to the parent and not the child. Teachers are not permitted to distribute invitations. Please also note that sweets/cakes should not be sent into the class for distribution on your child’s birthday.

Car Free Day
To mark International Car Free Day on Monday 22 September, we would like to invite everyone to leave their cars at home on this day. Please encourage your child to walk/cycle/come on scooters to school that day.

Green Week
The second week of October is Green Week and will coincide with National Recycling Week. Some competitions are planned for 1st to 6th Class. More details next week.

Extra Curricular Activities

All Activities will take place in the Stage Area of the PE Hall unless otherwise stated. All children from First Class upwards should line up outside the Diswellstown Door where the Activity Organiser will collect them. Junior & Senior Infants are collected from their classrooms.
All queries relating to Extra Curricular Activities must be directed towards the Organisers only.

Art & Craft
Art & Craft workshops will resume for Term 1 on Monday 22 September for 10 Weeks – 2.10 – 3.45pm. Enrolment will take place on Monday 15 September at 2.10pm. All enquiries to Blathnaid (B.Ed {Hons}) 087 4123247.

DramaWorks new term commenced on Wednesday 10 September. Places are still available for Junior & Senior Infants and First Class upwards. For further details, contact Clodagh directly on 086 3736056.

Downey Lanigan School of Irish Dancing
Irish Dancing Classes: Places are still available for Junior & Senior Infants. For further details, contact Bernie at 087-6204772.

Swimming News
Beginners’ places for all three time slots are full. A waiting list is in use. A limited number of places remain for improvers and advanced lane swimmers.
Enrolment will take place next Friday 19 September in the Staging Area of the PE Hall from 08.30am – 09.30am. Payment will be due in full on Enrolment. Children who swam with us last term will receive priority for places. For any enquiries, please contact Lucy on 086 4029792.

Russian Afterschool Club
A Russian Afterschool Club takes place in St Francis Xavier’s Senior School, Roselawn Road. For further information, please contact 086 3033800/087 6962700. Leaflets are also available from beside the Parent Information Notice Board.

Language Class
Mr Waring’s language classes are starting again as of 23 September. Please note that only French will be offered this year. Classes for children continuing French will take place after school on Tuesdays and classes for beginners will take place after school on Wednesdays. Application forms are being distributed in classes from 3rd to 6th. Further copies will be available at the reception area. Classes will run during school term from 23 September until Easter.

Castleknock Hurling & Football Club
Castleknock GAA Nursery Football takes place on Saturday at 10am for both boys and girls at Tir na nÓg (Beside Castleknock Community College). Hurling takes place at Laurel Lodge at 10am on Sunday. The Camogie nursery is on every Monday at 6-7pm beside CCC. New Members are more than welcome. For any information please contact Brendan Phelan on 085-1329397.

Dublin Parks Tennis League
Registration and coaching for Dublin Parks Tennis League will take place at Riverwood Estate Tennis Courts at 10.00am on Saturday 20 September. There is a once off fee for the 8 weeks of €20. Leaflets with more details are available from beside the Parents’ Information Notice Board.