Dates for Diary

August 2019
Thursday 29th: School reopens for children at 9am

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

School Closed

St Patrick's Junior and Senior Schools will be closed until the 10th January 2011

The Christmas plays will be rescheduled after Christmas.

We want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas.

Christmas Greetings

The Principal, Staff and Board of Management wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
Beannachtaí na Nollaig ó Fhoireann na Scoile.

Christmas Holidays

School closes Thursday 23rd December 2010 and re-opens Monday 10th January 2011.

Tuesday 21st December

School is open as normal. Please use the shop entrance and bring children to school for 9am.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Christmas Cards now available for sale

Christmas Cards are now available for sale in the school office.
The Parents' Association are trying to raise funds for a defibrillator for the school. Teachers and children have made Christmas cards. Each class designed their own sets, every child had an input.
These cards are ideal for sending your Christmas greetings to family and friends as they are designed by the children themselves.
The cards are being sold in a pack of 5 at a cost of €5 per packet.
Thank you for your support

Monday, 6 December 2010

Access to school during adverse weather conditions.

Parents, pupils please use shop entrance until weather conditions improve.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010


St Patrick's Junior and Senior Schools will be open as usual on Monday 6th December 2010

Please check this website for further update.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Dropping and collecting children.

While this very cold snap continues, children should be brought to their classroom door by their parents at 9am for health and safety reasons instead of lining up on the yard.
Parents should collect their child from the classroom door at the end of the school day.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Cold Weather

Now that the winter has arrived and it is so cold, please ensure that your child is well wrapped up coming to school every day and they are wearing a warm winter coat.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Happy Halloween

We are now on mid-term break.
The school will re-open on Monday 1st November at 9am.
We hope you all have a relaxing and safe mid-term halloween break.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Registration Week

Registration Week for children to start in Junior Infants and Early Start in September 2011.

It will take place from Monday 15th November to Thursday 18th November 2010 from
1.30-2.30pm in the school hall.

Please bring
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  • Child's PPS number
  • Proof of address

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

October Staff Meeting

The October staff meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th October. All children go home at 1:40pm.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Courses for parents

Please see the Parents page for information on courses.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Staff Meeting

There is a staff meeting on Wednesday next, 8th September. All children go home at 12 noon.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Welcome back to everyone

  • School reopens on Monday 30th August at 9am.
  • Junior infants will be finished at 11am.
  • Senior infants at 1:40pm. 1st and 2nd classes will finish at 2:40pm as per usual.
  • We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer.
  • Book lists are available from your child's teacher,please send the money to your child's teacher or the school office as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Summer Holidays!

We are now on our summer holidays!

The staff of St. Patrick's Junior School would like to wish all of our students and their families a happy, sunny and safe summer holiday. Enjoy the break, do lots of reading, and come back to us well-rested and ready for the next school year.

A huge thank you to our talented and dedicated staff who work so hard during the year. Have a wonderful summer.

The school will re-open on Monday, August 30th at 9.00 a.m.

Booklists will be available from class teachers on the first day back and all books will be available to be bought in the school.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Staff Meeting

There will be a staff meeting on Wednesday, 23rd June.

All children will go home at 12 noon.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

1st and 2nd Class Sports Day!

We had another gorgeous day today for Sports Day.

Look at all we did!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Infants Sports Day!

We had a great day at Sports Day today!

Have a look at all we did!

Thursday, 3 June 2010


We are on mid-term next week. 

The school will close on Friday, 4th June at the usual time.

We will re-open on Monday, 14th June at 9.00 a.m.

Enjoy the break - hopefully the weather will stick around!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Green Schools Flag Raising Ceremony

We had a lovely day today, hosting our third Green Schools Flag Raising. We were awarded the flag for our work on saving water, as well as maintaining our litter and waste and energy-saving initiatives. 

We were delighted to be joined by the Lord Mayor of Fingal, Patricia Kennedy from Fingal County Council, members of our Board of Management, Carmel Keena, our first Green Schools Co-ordinator, Councillor David McGuinness, a past pupil and special guests from local papers and media. 

All of our classes were very excited and looked wonderful in their colourful headbands. Lots of parents also joined us for the special occasion. 

We had lots of thank yous. First, to our special guests for giving their time to celebrate with us. We also thanked our teachers for the huge amount of wonderful work they do every day. We said thank you to our children for working so hard to look after the environment. 

Finally, we said thanks to our Green Schools Committee for their commitment to the programme and hard work preparing for the day. Our support staff, as always, also played a huge part of the preparation for the day and we were very grateful for their support. 

Well done to everyone!

Friday, 28 May 2010

School Tour Season

We have been super busy over the last while, with each class heading off on a school tour. 

Junior Infants were at Newbridge House, Senior Infants were at Newgrange Farm, First Class went to Pine Forest Arts Centre and Second Class went to the Causey Experience. 

Everyone had a wonderful time! Have a look at some photos here, and have a look at the class pages for even more!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

We were thrilled to receive our THIRD GREEN FLAG today! Four members of our Green Schools Committee went to Croke Park to attend the An Taisce ceremony and collect our flag. Congratulations everyone! 

Monday, 10 May 2010

Parents Association News

The Parents Association are holding a meeting on Wednesday, 12th May at 9 a.m. in the Breakfast Club.

The meeting will discuss school uniforms. All parents are welcome to attend.

Our Communion Day

We celebrated the sacrament of First Holy Communion in the Church on Saturday. 

Look how beautiful everyone looked!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

First Holy Communion

We celebrated First Holy Communion in the Church today at 11 a.m.

It was a wonderful day. All of the children looked beautiful and did so well. Congratulations!

A big well done to the First and Second Class Choirs and the Parish Choir who sang so beautifully.

Big thanks also to Mrs. Dullea and Mrs. O'Connell for their organising, as well as Fr. Joe and Fr. Liam and of course, the ever hard-working Second Class Teachers. 

Photos coming soon!!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Dedication Mass

There will be a Dedication Mass to Our Lady on Friday, 30th April at 12.45 p.m.

All Communion children and their parents are invited to attend. There will be a short meeting afterwards for parents.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

School Development Planning

Please note:

The school will be closed on Friday, 23rd April to facilitate a whole-school planning day.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Easter Holidays

School re-opens today at 9 a.m.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Friday, 26 March 2010

Easter Holidays

The school will close for the Easter Holidays on Friday, 26th March 2010.

School will re-open on Monday, 12th April at 9 a.m.

Easter Prayer Service

We had a lovely prayer service for Easter in the Hall today.

The First Class Choir led the singing and there were lovely prayers and a beautiful mime.

We were all super excited when Mrs. Dullea told us she'd had a special visit from the Easter Bunny this morning!

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Our Green Schools Action Day!

Our Green Schools Action Day was a huge success.

The Green Schools Committee were excellent, providing lots of information to students, staff and visitors at a variety of stands about recycling, saving energy and saving water.

Room 10 and the school choirs put on a great show "Care for the World" all about saving water. 

Have a look at our Green Schools page for lots more photos of the Action Day and of the classwork and displays:

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

National Tree Week

We celebrated National Tree Week by planting a beech tree on the hill outside the school. We also had a great display at our Green Schools Action Day all about trees.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Green Schools Action Day

The school is very busy at the moment preparing for our Green Schools Action Day.

We have been working hard on special lessons, art projects, songs, plays and experiments to help us learn more about saving water. We have our fingers crossed that this will help us achieve our third Green Flag.

The Action Day will take place on Thursday, 11th March at 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join us to see a wonderful display of all our hard work. It's going to be great!!!

Don't miss it!!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Raffle for Haiti

We have been raising money all week for the people in Haiti. 

We had our raffle today and some very lucky children won some great prizes!

The most exciting part of the day was when we heard we raised €1,617!!!

We were so delighted to raise so much money to help buy food, medicine and supplies for the people in Haiti. A huge thank you to all of the students, parents and community for buying so many tickets!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Catholic Schools Week and Fundraising for Haiti

This week is Catholic Schools Week.

Today, 1st February, is St. Brigid's Day. We had a special Assembly and Prayer Service in the Hall. We said prayers, listened to the story of St. Brigid's Cloak and sang songs.

We are getting our throats blessed on Wednesday for the Feast of St. Blaise. 
1st and 2nd Class are having a special Mass in the Church on Friday.

We also talked about the earthquake in Haiti. We are having a special raffle to raise money to send to the people in Haiti who have no homes. The tickets cost €1. We are really lucky to have great prizes, including a PSP, a digital camera and a scooter!! We can't wait to find out the winners on Friday.

Kids Zone

Following a special request from the children in Room 10 - a Kids Zone has been created for our website.

Click on the link below or on the right to find a page of games to play at home.

St. Patrick's JNS - Kids Zone

More to come soon!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Welcome Back!

A big welcome back to everyone. We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break. 

As the cold weather continues, we ask everyone to take care travelling to and from school and to remain on clear and safe pathways within the school grounds.

The Breakfast Club is open again and welcoming children from 8.30 a.m. each morning.

Monday, 11 January 2010

School Re-Opening

Following the improvement in weather conditions, the school will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, 12th January at 9 a.m.

In the interest of safety, we would ask all students, parents and teachers to use the shop entrance as their access route to the Junior School tomorrow.

Take care on your journey and we look forward to seeing you in the morning!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Weather Update

Further to instructions from the Minister of Education, Batt O'Keefe, in relation to school openings, all schools will remain closed until Thursday, 14th January. 

Please check back here for further updates next week.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


The school will be closed until Monday, 11th January at 9 a.m. due to the current weather conditions.