Dates for Diary

School Closed

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Greetings

The Principal, Staff and Board of Management wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Beannachtaí na Nollaig ó Fhoireann na Scoile.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Science Day

During Science Week this year our school came together to participate in some fun and interesting experiments.

To read further information on these experiments and to see two videos, go to the science curriculum page, just below the Green Schools link.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Parent Teacher Meetings

Thanks to all parents who attended the parent-teacher meetings this evening.

If you were unable to attend the meeting today, please contact your child's teacher as soon as possible to arrange another time.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Parent-teacher Meetings

The parent teacher meetings take place on Thursday 24th November 2011.  To facilitate this, the 1st and 2nd class children will go home at 2:25pm.  Please collect your child on time, as the school needs to prepare for the meetings.  Your child has brought home a letter explaining this. 

This letter also has the proposed time for your child's meeting.  If this time does not suit, please contact the office or the class teacher ASAP to rearrange the meeting. 

Thank you

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Registration Week

Registration Week for Junior Infants and Early Start (September 2012).
Tuesday 22nd November to Thursday 24th November 2011 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the school hall.
Please Bring
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  • Child's PPS Number
  • Proof of address.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Notice of Meeting to Nominate and Elect two Parent Representatives to the Board of Management

A meeting for parents/ guardians of children attending St Patrick's Junior School will be held in the school hall on Tuesday 8th November at 2:20pm.

Nominations will be sought from parents for persons to stand for election as Parents' Representative 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' Representative.

We are very grateful for the role the Parents' Representatives have played in the management of out school. All parents and guardians are urged to come to the meeting and to vote for your representative.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Parish Choir in demand!

On Thursday night the Parish Choir performed in the Castlknock Hotel at a fundraiser for St Francis Hospice, Dublin 15.  The night was a great success and the Choir sang beautifully.  Here is a picture of the choir in the hotel after their performance.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Halloween Disco

The Halloween Disco takes place in the school hall on Friday 28th October.
  • Admission is €2 per child. Parents are all welcome to come and join in the fun.
  • School uniform is worn to school, children change into their costumes just before the disco, then change back into their uniform.
The times for the disco are as follows:
  • Junior Infants, Early Start Morning Group 11:00 - 11:25am
  • Senior Infants 11:30am - 11:55am
  • 1st Class and Early Start Afternoon Group 1:00 - 1:25pm
  • 2nd Class 1:30-1:55pm

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Update on Green Schools

Follow the link to the Green Schools page to see our plans towards the 4th Green Flag.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

School Closures for 2011 / 2012

Please see the parents page for a list of the provisional school closures for 2011 / 2012.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Courses for parents

Please see the parents page for further information on courses beginning the week of the 19th September 2011.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Welcome Back

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer.

Book lists are available from your child's teacher.  Please send the money the school office as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Summer Holidays

St Patrick's Junior School is now closed for the summer. We hope everyone has a safe and happy summer. The school re-opens on Wednesday 31st August at 9am.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

School Assembly

The school held its final assembly for the year today. 37 children received medals from Mrs Dullea and Mrs Kane for attending school everyday this year. Two special cards were presented to Mrs Dullea.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

1st and 2nd Class Sports Day

The children in 1st and 2nd class were very lucky today when they got to have their sports day with no rain. They completed 8 different activities ranging from races to basketball to obstacle courses while having their faces painted. The day finished with a very exciting Gaelic football tournament between the 2nd classes. Well done to Ms Curran's class who won the overall trophy. Have a look at some of the photos below to see how much fun we had and there are more photos of the running race winners on the 1st and 2nd class blog pages.
Many thanks to all the staff in the school for creating such a wonderful day.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Sport's Day for Infants

Today, the children from Early start, Junior Infants and Senior Infants had a wonderful sport's day. While the sun was shining plenty of games were played. The children enjoyed taking part in all the races and having their faces painted. A huge thank you to all the parents who painted all the smiling faces.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Sports Day

Due to weather forecast, sports days have been moved forward a day.  See the dates and times above. 

Parents are needed to volunteer to do face painting on both days.

Please contact Ms Sweeney, Mr Murray or class teachers if you are available.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sports Day

Sports days are planned for next week, weather permitting. Parents are needed to volunteer to do face painting on both days.
Please contact Ms Sweeney or Mr Murray if you are available.

Monday, 23 May 2011

First Holy Communion

On Saturday the 7th May, the children from 2nd class made their First Communion. They were also joined by a few children from 3rd class in the Senior School. It was a lovely day, the churched looked beautiful, and the children were well prepared. The Parish Choir and the 1st class choir performed the music on the day. After the ceremony, many photos were taken. Please see below for a select few.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Easter Bunny visits Corduff

Today we had a great surprise.  The Easter Bunny visited our school.  We were all gathered in the hall, and just after our last song, the Easter Bunny hopped in for a visit.  It was very exciting.  We could hardly believe it.  Here is a picture of the Easter Bunny, Mrs Dullea and three very excited children. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Easter and an enjoyable break. 

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


The school would like to extend its thanks again to the Parents Association, parents and teachers who helped raise the money for our new defibrillator.
Both principals from the Junior and Senior school were presented with a defibrillator.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Courses for parents

Take a look at the parent's page for news on new exciting courses.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Thank you to all the teachers, parents and children who helped bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Ongar to raise money for a defibrillator. 

We raised €1379.  We can now proceed with the purchase of two defibrillators;  one for the Junior School and another for the Senior School. 

Once we have purchased a defibrillator we will train staff members. 

Thanks again
Niall Murray (Home-School-Community Teacher)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

100th Day of School

To celebrate the 100th day of school on 18th February 2011, Ms O'Neill is looking for as many recipes as possible (100!!) from all parents. All types of recipes are welcome - lunch, dinner, breakfast, baking etc. Please sent in as many recipes as you can for us to compile them before mid-term.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Staff Meeting

There will be a Staff Meeting on Wednesday 2nd February 2011. All children will go home at 12:00noon.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

School Closure

Parents/Guardians, please note that the school will be closed on Friday 28th January 2011, as teachers will be having a Department of Education and Skills day for School Planning.
We regret any inconvenience caused to you.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Jolly Phonics

A guest speaker Anne McKeefry with expertise in this programme will address teacher and parents and work with our children on WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY AT 9AM in the school hall.
Please do not miss your chance to avail of this great opportunity to help your child to read and spell.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Tummy Upset

If your child shows any signs of tummy upset, please keep them at home until they are free of symptoms for 48 hours. Make sure that your children always wash their hands before eating food and after using the toilet. This will help to prevent them from getting sick. If someone vomits, clean the surfaces straight away and disinfect the area. If you have any questions please contact the school-office.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Photos of all the Christmas Shows

Photos from all the classes shows can now be seen on each class group's page. We have many talented students, all were fantastic in their plays.
Thank you to all the parents who came and supported the children in great numbers and to all the teachers and SNA's who worked very hard too.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Christmas Shows

The Christmas shows which were cancelled in December due to weather conditions will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 11th January.

11am. Ms Mooney and Ms Byrne's children - The Bossy King.
Ms Cunningham and Ms Curran's children - The Nativity.

1pm   Ms Baker and Ms Kirby's children - Shine Star Shine
Ms Gallagher and Ms Fitzgerald's children - Born in a Barn.

The shows will take place in the school hall. All Parents are welcome.

Hallelujah Concert

On Monday 13th December, 35 members of St Patrick's Parish Choir had the opportunity to go to the RDS to sing in the 'Hallelujah Concert'. The parish choir is made up of children from both the Junior and Senior schools as well as other children from the parish. The 'Hallelujah Concert' is a concert where thousands of children come together from all over the country to create an enormous choir. The High Kings also sang at the concert and the children helped them sing 'The Fields of Athenry'. 'Step it out Mary' and 'Ireland's Call'. The children also sang many other songs including a Michael Jackson tribute, a pop medley, a showband medley and an 80s medley. The children put a lot of work into preparing for the concert including making a banner with Ms Byrne. They brought this with them so that the parents in the audience could see where they were. We also brought the Junior School's school flag. The day of the concert they went to McDonalds on their way to the RDS and when they arrived at the RDS they had a lot of rehearsing to do before the audience arrived and the concert began. Ms Kane and Ms Breen went with them and were delighted with how all the children behaved and performed. A great day was had by all!
Have a look at the music page to listen to some songs and for lots more photos. The link is on the right.