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

Address: Diswellstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Week Ending 27th February 2009

Third Parents Meeting for First Holy Communion Preparation
The third meeting for parents in the Programme for Preparation for First Holy Communion will be held in St Mochta's Parish Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 3rd March 2009 at 8pm. This meeting will be about Penance and Reconciliation for your child. Please ensure that at least one parent or guardian attends this meeting.
The service for Penance and Reconciliation will be celebrated in St Mochta's Church at 7pm on Tuesday, 10th March for St Patrick's NS and Thursday 12th March for St Mochta's NS. Children should be at the Church and seated at 6.45pm.

Parents Association Family Quiz
St Patrick's NS Parents' Association is hosting a Family Quiz this Sunday 1st March 2009 at 3pm, in the PE Hall of the school. This will be in the format of a "Table Quiz" and should be fun for all the family! Questions will consist of General Knowledge, Sport, News, Trivia, Entertainment, etc., and will have questions to suit all ages. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. There will also be a Raffle, some Spot Prizes, and refreshments on sale. The entry fee is only €10 per team. Teams should consist of 4 players (but may have 5/6 players if same family). There must be a minimum of 1 adult per team and a maximum of 2 adults per team. Limited to first 50 tables - so come early. Come along and have some fun with friends and family!

Trócaire Boxes
Trócaire Boxes are available from the main reception for those who have not yet collected one from the church.

Lenten Fundraising Event
This year our Easter Egg Raffle for the Lenten Fundraising Campaign is supporting the Niall Mellon Township Trust. This organisation sends volunteers to Cape Town, South Africa to build houses for families who live in extreme poverty in the townships. This year Mrs McCarthy will be among 500 volunteers travelling to the township of Mbekweni from 19 to 29 March, to build 75 houses. The tickets for the Easter Egg Raffle will be on sale from Monday 09 to Friday 13 March. The winners will be announced by Mrs McCarthy after her trip on the day of the Easter Holidays, Friday 03 April.

Mobile Phones
Should parents feel the need for their child to bring a mobile phone to school, it must be kept in the schoolbags or as directed by the class teacher. Mobile phones must be switched off during the school day, on school premises, grounds and during off-site school activities. In emergency situations, children may ask their class teacher or at Reception for permission to use the phone. Pupils who ignore this policy will no longer be allowed to have a mobile phone in school. The school cannot accept any responsibility for theft, loss, damage or health effects (potential or actual) resulting from mobile phone use.

Extra Curricular Activities
Castleknock Hurling & Football Club
Castleknock Hurling & Football Club has a warm welcome for New Players at all ages and levels. Nursery for boys and girls from age 5yrs to 8yrs for the basic skills of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie in a friendly, supervised environment takes place every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm at Tir na Nog, beside CCC Secondary School, Carpenterstown. For Juvenile section, contact Club Coach Brendan on 085 1329397.