Dates for Diary

December 2017
Wednesday 13th: Christmas Concert Early Start 10:15am, 1:30pm, Mrs O'Donnell & Ms O'Connor 11:30am
Thursday 14th: Ms Cronin 11:30, Ms Hanevy 1:30pm
Friday 15th: Ms Elliott followed by Ms Lehane 11:30am, 1st Class 1:30
Tuesday 19th: Senior Infants 11:30
Tuesday 19th: Parish Carol Service in Church 7pm
Friday 22nd: School closes for Christmas Holidays

January 2018
Monday 8th: School re-opens at 9am
Monday 15th- Thurday 18th: Enrolment for Junior Infants and Early Start

Friday, 8 December 2017

Enrolment for September 2018

Taking place: Monday 15th - 18th January 2018
If you wish your child to be enrolled for Early Start or Junior Infants for September 2018 please bring

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Child's PPSN
  • Proof of Address

Principal's News

We are now very much in the Christmas season and you will, no doubt, hear your child/children singing Christmas songs and saying lines from their show. I would strongly encourage you to attend your child's performance.
I always ask parents to be aware of using their phone/camera in school, please be conscious of the privacy of the children and staff. DO NOT put up images of any child other than your own on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media.
While speaking of technology I would also remind you to be aware of age ratings on computer games etc. It is important that your child's screen-time viewing be carefully monitored for their own protection.
The children in the Junior School are of an age that simple toys such as jigsaws, playdough, art and craft sets, cars, trains, dolls etc are very suitable. Recently we had a lego day which the children really enjoyed. All these types of toys are very beneficial to your child at this stage of their development and I would strongly urge you to consider them.
The Christmas shows performed by the children are a great opportunity for you to stop and think about the true meaning of Christmas. We will be continuing with our tradition of supporting the Jack and Jill Foundation so please bring some cash with you for our raffle. Tickets cost €2 per strip or €5 for 3 strips.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for all the support you give to St Patricks JNS and to wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Friday, 1 December 2017

2nd Class Ballet

The children from 2nd Class have been participating in a dance workshop for the last number of weeks. These dance classes have been facilitated by Stephen Brennan Outreach Education Officer with Ballet Ireland.
On Tuesday 5th December, the children will put on a little performance to which you are cordially invited.
Ms Lehane's Class 11am
Ms Hanevy's Class 11:45am
Ms Elliot's Class 1pm
Each performance will last approximately 40 minutes.

Friday, 24 November 2017

School Assembly

At assembly today we were reminded of the importance of being kind. Ms Kirwan and all the teachers are going to be on the look out for children being kind to each other. 
Room 14 won the WOW award. This is for the most children who walked, cycled, jogged or carpooled to school on Wednesdays. 

Ms Cronin, Mrs Dixon, Mrs Breen and Ms Elliott's classes won the attendance award for this week. We were all reminded to be on the line at 9. 

Assembly finished with 2nd Class singing 'Its a small world'.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Science Week

As part of Science week, Ms Kirwan invited The Brickx Club into the school. All the children had a great time building and designing with Lego. The children designed a land for dinosaurs, a zoo for animals as well as a ship yard, houses and robots. Lego is a wonderful way to engage children's imaginations as well as developing so many skills both physically and mentally.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Senior Infants Room 7

The children in room 7 have been working hard learning about 2D shapes and the season of winter. Look at their wonderful work.