Dates for Diary

October 2018
Friday 26th: School closes for Halloween Midterm Break

November 2018
Monday 5th: School reopens at 9am

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Farewell Fr Joe!

As many of you already know, Fr Joe has recently moved from our parish of Corduff, where he will be sadly missed, to take up a position in England. This Sunday, 23rd September, the 11:30 mass will be especially dedicated to Fr Joe and will be an opportunity for parishioners to thank him for all the work he has done in Corduff over the years, and to say goodbye. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Board of Management

A meeting for parents/guardians of children attending St Patrick's Junior School will be held in the school hall on Friday 14th September at 9:05am.
Nominations will be sought from parents for persons to stand for election as Parents' Nominee on the Board of Management. If there is only one nominee, this person shall be deemed to be elected. If more than one nomination is received, a secret ballot will be held at the meeting.
Any parent or legal guardian with a child in the school is eligible to go forward for election. All parents and guardians are eligible to vote. No person who is employed in the school may be appointed to the Board as a Parents' Nominee.
We are very grateful for the role the Parents' Nominee have played in the management of our school.
Dr Pat O'Connor
Chairperson of the Board of Management

Health and Safety Reminders


  • The Breakfast club is open from 8:30 and all children are welcome to attend. All junior and senior infant children should be accompanied by an adult who can wait while the child has breakfast and then bring them to the yard. 
  • If your child is in 1st or 2nd please ensure you have signed the form indicating how your child is to go home. 
  • It has come to Ms Kirwan's attention that some adults have attempted to hand sweets to the children while they are on yard. This is an obvious safety issue. We are constantly trying to teach the children about personal safety and we would appreciate if you could support us in this regard. 
  • Remember, everyone should be 'on the line for nine'.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

New School Year

St Patrick's Junior School reopened today for a new school year. We would like to welcome back all students and staff. We would like to give a special welcome to all new students starting with us.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Sports Day 2018

Junior and Senior Infants - Thursday 14th June on Astro Pitch
1st and 2nd Classes - Friday 15th June on Astro Pitch. Both weather permitting.

Activities will take place 9:30-10:50 and 11:00-12:15.
2nd Class will take part in tennis after lunch.


  • Please remind children to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. 
  • Children need to have suncream on them.
  • Camera phones 
  1. No videos please
  2. Please ensure you only take photos of your own child.
  3. No posting on social media e.g. Facebook 
  • All parents are welcome to come along but with recent Garda vetting requirements for schools, we would ask all parents to stay in the parent zone. 
  • With your child's safety in mind, we would ask any parent who wishes to take their child home early would do so when their child has returned to the classroom with their teacher. Please ensure they are signed out from the office. 



Friday, 1 June 2018

Baking Scones

The children in room 7 baked their own scones this week. They all followed the procedure which can be seen in the photos below. A great experience for them and one which could be repeated at home over the long weekend. They also did all the wash up and dry up too!