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Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 29th September 2008

Parents Preparation for First Communion Meeting
A meeting for parents of 2nd Class Children who will be preparing to receive First Holy Communion will take place in St Mochta’s Parish Centre on Tuesday October 7th 2008 at 8pm. Please note this meeting is for parents only, communion children are not required to attend. Parents are requested to present a Baptismal Certificate for their child prior to this meeting.  Please return the Baptismal Certificate to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
The Enrolment Ceremony will take place in St Mochta’s Church on Thursday 16 October at 8pm.

Soccer Blitz
“On Monday 22 September, 8 girls and 10 boys out of 5th and 6th class played in a soccer blitz. The girls got to the semi-finals. The boys lost a few matches but played well. The weather was lovely and we all had a great time. We would like to thank Mr Monaghan and Mr Waring for organising the blitz and Ms McGinley for coming along to support us”. Ailbhe & Alison – 6th Class
“Last Monday, we went to the soccer blitz. We had so much fun but, sadly, we lost all our matches. We are happy we got the chance to take part in this and we hope to have another soccer blitz in the future”. Callan – 5th Class

Green Week
To coincide with National Recycling Week (Oct 6 – 12) there will be a Green Week in school. One of the activities planned for 1st – 6th Class is our 3rd Annual Model-making Competition. As in previous years entries can be completed at home or in school (teacher will discuss with children) but the models should be the children’s own work. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form. Closing date for all entries is Monday 13 October.
1st & 2nd Class: Design and make a toy or a pencil holder from recycled materials.
3rd & 4th Class: Design and make a hat or a vehicle from recycled materials
5th & 6th Class: Design and make something that can fly or “A building/place that is special to me” from recycled materials.
Note: Children in 5th & 6th can enter in groups (max 3), if they wish, but children in all other classes must submit individual entries. All entries should be relatively small – no bigger than a shoe-box for 1st - 4th and slightly larger for 5th and 6th.

Current Third Class Pupils
We have been in contact with Mount Sackville Secondary School to enquire about applications for First Year Students September 2012. Application Forms are available for collection from Mount Sackville from 08.30am on Monday 06 October.

The Annual General Meeting of the school Parent association will take place on Thursday 16th October at 8pm in the school. As a parent or guardian you are entitled to attend this meeting. Further information is attached.
Sponsored Walk
The annual School sponsored walk will take place on Sunday 19th October at 3pm. This event, arranged by the Parents Association, is a very important fundraising event for the school and generally a great day. The walk will start at the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park, walking around the American Ambassador's residence and ending on return to the Car Park. Further details and sponsorship cards will be handed out to children in the next couple of weeks.

TV Performance
Well done to Nathan Phipps-O’Neill, Fifth Class, who appeared on TG4’s new Sunday night programme called Nollaig 1. Nathan is a member of the Dublin’s Palestrina Choir which performed in last Sunday night’s programme. They were highly commended for their performance. Well done Nathan, and we hope you and the choir go all the way in the competition.

Meeting with Teachers
All questions / queries re school should be directed initially to the class teacher. Please contact the school secretary to make an appointment. (For safety reasons it is not possible for class teachers to meet with parents or take phone calls during class time). Parents of Infant children may be able to have a quick informal word with the class teacher when collecting their child at home time.

Inclement Weather
As there is no provision for indoor supervision of children on wet mornings prior to 8.30am, you may wish to time your arrival between 8.30am and 8.40am in the event of inclement weather.

Extra Curricular Activities
Swimming classes recommence on Monday 29 September. Any children who attended swimming last term but are not returning should text/call Lucy on 086 4029792 so that people on the waiting list can be accommodated. Many thanks.

Krafty Kids
We have some places left in our small group of 10 Krafty Kids, which is suitable for children from about 4 to 8 yrs. Classes are on Wednesdays 4-5pm. All materials supplied...Collage/3Dwork/clay/printing/Painting and lots more. Colour wheel & Painting techniques next week. For further info or to book a space, contact Patricia at 8213073 or Sheelagh at 8203154.