Dates for Diary

January 2018
Monday 15th- Thurday 18th: Enrolment for Junior Infants and Early Start
Monday 29th - Friday 2nd: Catholic Schools Week
Wednesday 31st: Grandparents Day (1st Class)

February 2018
Thursday 15th, Friday 16th: School Closed for Midterm Break

Friday, 19 January 2018

Construction in 2nd Class

The children in 2nd Class, room 13 have great imaginations. They enjoy building. Today one group built a fair ground carousel.  They used the gears to make a 3D model.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week takes place from Monday 29th January to Friday 2nd February. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2018 is Families of Faith. Resources are available to support activities both in Primary and Secondary schools. Resources

Friday, 22 December 2017

Operation Transformation 2018

The four schools of Ladyswell NS, St Patrick's Corduff and Riversdale CC are joining forces to bring you' Operation Transformation'. Running for 4 weeks from January 8th to February 2nd, at the same time as the RTE programme, we are going to offer you some easy and fun ways to get fit and healthy in 2018. We will be running Zumba, Yoga and Dance Aerobics classes. There will be a weekly weigh in and walk every Wednesday at 10:30. We also have plenty of healthy keep fit ideas for the children. More information to follow in January.

Happy Christmas

The school has now closed for the Christmas break and will reopen Monday 8th January at 9am. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.
We would like to thank all the parents, teachers, staff and local community for supporting our school raffle for Jack and Jill Foundation. €1, 126.60 was raised.

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.