Dates for Diary

School Closed

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

The staff of St. Patrick's Junior School would like to wish all of our students and their families a very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Enjoy the holidays!

Monday, 21 December 2009

Christmas Shows!

We have had a wonderful two days of performances. Every child in the school took to the stage to perform for their families and friends. The Hall was packed for each show. We were so proud of our little stars - well done everyone!

A huge thank you to all of the staff for the time and effort they put into making the shows so great!

Have a look at the photos from all the performances on the class pages!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Christmas Shows!

The school is a hive of activity this week, with our annual Christmas show rehearsals in full swing!

Every child in the school will take to the stage on Thursday and Friday and everyone's very excited!

The times of the shows are as follows:

Thursday - Morning Show at 11 a.m.
Room 6 and 7
Room 8 and 9

Thursday - Afternoon Show at 1 p.m.
Room 3 and 4
Room 17, 18, 19, 20

Friday - Morning Show at 11 a.m.
Room 1 and 2
Room 11 and 12

Friday - Afternoon Show at 1 p.m.
Room 10
Room 13 and 14

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Green Schools Update!

The Green Schools Committee has been working hard to start work on our third Green Flag for Water!

There is lots of news on the Green Schools Page. Have a look at:

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Corduff's Got Talent!


Don't forget the biggest show to ever hit Corduff is taking place in the Church this Thursday, 19th November at 7 p.m.

Our Junior School Choir are performing and there will even be a special performance from our very talented teachers!!

There are lots more super acts from Corduff Parish - including the Senior School and Riversdale College, to name but a few!

It's a night not to be missed. Tickets are still available from the School Office - hurry before they're sold out!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Maths Week!

It's Maths Week in St. Patrick's Junior School this week.

We have lots and lots of fun activities happening throughout the week, so keep checking back for updates and photos!

We are looking for parents to help with Fun Maths games in all classes - please let your child's teacher know if you are available!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Staff Meeting

There will be a staff meeting on Wednesday, 7th October.

All classes finish at 12 p.m.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Courses for Parents

We are delighted to announce a whole range of courses available for parents. These courses are very popular every year - so be sure to book early! 

Check your child's bag for further information or click here for more details: Parents Page

Monday, 31 August 2009

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! 

We hope everyone had a lovely summer holiday. 

We're all looking forward to a great year of learning and fun!

Book lists are now available from class teachers. 
Please bring in book money as soon as possible to your child's class teacher.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Summer Holidays!

We are now on our summer holidays. We wish our staff, students and their families a safe and happy holiday.

School will re-open on Monday, 31st August 2009 at 9.00 a.m. See you all then!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Final Assembly of the Year

We had our final Assembly today.

We had a look at our fruit and vegetables that have grown so well in the Incredible Edibles Programme. We now have strawberries, scallions, lettuce, cabbage and potatoes!!

We had a big presentation for our Super Attenders this year. There were lots and lots of children who didn't miss a single day in school this year. They all got a very special medal.

There were even MORE children who only missed one day or two days in school! We were so proud of them. They all got a special badge.

We said a special goodbye to our Second Class children who are moving on to the Senior School next week. They said a big thank you to all of the teachers who have helped them along the way. Each child got a lovely certificate and we all sang "Circle of Friends".

Friday, 12 June 2009

1st and 2nd Class Sports Day

The First and Second Classes had a great Sports Day on Thursday.

From basketball, to parachutes, and skipping to water races...there was so much to try! Look how high we jumped in the sack race!

After all the games in the morning, there was a great football match in the afternoon.

Everyone had loads of fun! A big thank you to all the teachers who spent so much time organising the day and training our fabulous football teams!

Have a look at more photos on our PE page:

Infant Sports Day

The Junior and Senior Infant Classes had a great day on Tuesday at their Sports Day.

There were lots of different stations to try out, including water races, parachute, an obstacle course, sand, hoops, skipping, slides, dance and even a trampoline!

We were also really lucky to have a huge team of parents helping with face painting. A big thank you to all of them for giving their time so generously.

There were also lots of races. We had a running race, an egg and spoon race, a sack race and loads more!

Our absolute favourite was the bouncing castle!!

Friday, 22 May 2009

School Tours

Junior and Senior Infants have been busy this week.

All the Junior Infant Classes headed off to Newbridge House and Farm, while the Senior Infants visited Newgrange Farm.

They all had great fun.
Have a look at their blogs for loads of photos!

Monday, 18 May 2009

First Holy Communion

The Second Class children celebrated their First Holy Communion in the Church on Saturday.

They worked very hard with their teachers to prepare for the day. They learnt all of their prayers and everyone had a job to do.

It was a lovely day and we were all very proud of them.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Growing Butterflies

Each class group has been busy growing butterflies this term.

Have a look at our Science page for photos of us setting them free!

Monday, 4 May 2009

INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition

Congratulations to one of our Senior Infants who came 3rd in the regional finals of the INTO/EBS Handwriting Competition this year.

He beat off stiff competition to win the prize with his careful and neat handwriting. Well done!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Green Schools Week

We had a really successful Green Schools Week this week.

We wanted to remind everyone about Green Schools.

Each class spent a day focusing on recycling. We visited the different recycling bins we have for paper, plastic, refuse, batteries and even mobile phones!

We also learnt about saving energy. We read the story of Guzzler the alien who has to learn how to switch off lights and appliances.

We will be applying for our third Green Flag next year for saving water. So we also spent a day talking about ways to save water.

The week ended with a big Green Schools Assembly. Each class sang a Green Schools song. We had very special awards for the best classes at remembering to turn off lights and close doors. It was a great week!

Have a look at our Green Schools page for more info!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Summer Soirée

The Second Class Choir had a great night at the Helix on Tuesday. They sang "Shine", "Any Dream will Do" and "You Gotta Be" for an enthralled audience and ended to rapturous applause. 

Well done everyone!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Canoeing in Corduff!!!

We had a great day today! Our surprise visitor Billy came in to tell us all about canoeing!

We even got to sit in a canoe and try on a lifejacket and helmet! We saw a great DVD and had lots of fun.


Have a look at some more funny photos at

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Second Class Choir in the Helix!

We are delighted to announce that the Second Class Choir will be singing in the Helix Theatre next Tuesday, 28th April at 7.30 p.m. in Summer Soirée.

The Choir are busy practising this week in preparation.

Tickets are €10 for adults and €5 for children, students and OAPs. They are available from the Helix at (01) 7007000 or

Thursday, 2 April 2009

A Special Visitor!

There was huge excitement in the school this week with a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny visited all the girls and boys in the school and even brought chocolate eggs for everyone.

The Senior Infants were especially lucky because they got to have an Easter Egg Hunt!! They had great fun.
A big thank you to the students from Castleknock College and Localise who came to visit too and helped the Easter Bunny on his mission!

Easter Holidays

The school will close on Friday, 3rd April 2009 for Easter Holidays.

We hope everyone has a lovely break and gets lots of rest after all of the hard work this term.

The school will re-open on Monday, 20th April 2009.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí an-spórt is craic againn i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí tráth na gceist, ceolchorm, céilí agus seó faisin againn. Féach ar na pictiúirí!

Is féidir níos mó pictiúirí a fheiceáil ar an suíomh seo:

Thursday, 5 March 2009

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day today. We had DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time this morning and we all got a book token to bring home!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Green Schools Update!

We have been collecting old and broken phones for the Jack and Jill Foundation. A big thanks to all those you sent them in - we have over 100!!!

We are continuing to collect mobiles - so if you have any lying around the house - send them in!!

For more Green Schools news, have a look at

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Our New Breakfast Club!

Our breakfast club has re-opened. We are thrilled with it! It looks great!

Friday, 30 January 2009

The Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club and Library have been re-furbished. 

Our brand new Breakfast Club area is back open for business! It opens from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. every morning and is available for all children.

Check back soon for photos of our new Library too!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Raw Edge Crew Visit!

There was great excitement in the Hall on Friday afternoon when Raw Edge Crew came to perform for all of the children in First and Second Class. They are appearing on the All-Ireland Talent Show and were really good! We were very impressed and will all be voting for them in the semi-final on February 8th!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and a happy new year to everyone!

We remind all parents and students that the Breakfast Club is being refurbished throughout January and will not be open in the mornings.