Dates for Diary

School Closed

Friday, 21 December 2012

Patsy has Retired

Patsy has retired from working as the caretaker in the Junior school. We have been so lucky to have worked with him. We wish him all the best in his retirement.

Carol Service

The school held its annual Christmas Carol Service in the hall. The children sang Away in a Manger beautifully. We were very grateful to a group of parents who played and sang for us. We hope they come back and sing again soon.

Christmas Shows

Once again this year, the Christmas shows were a great success. The school is full of very talented children. Many thanks to all the teachers and staff for their hard work in preparing the shows. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Parish Carol Service

The annual Parish Carol Service takes place on Wednesday 19th December at 7:30pm in the Church.
Children from the school choir (1st class, 2nd class) and the parish choir will be singing.

Santa's Helpers

Santa's helpers visited the breakfast club this morning with a special treat for all the boys and girls. The breakfast club is run by Hazel and Ger from 8:30 every morning.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Shows

Follow the link on the right for more information on times for this years Christmas shows.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

WOW day

As you may be aware, we are currently working towards our 4th green flag which is the 'travel' flag. We are teaching the children about ways to travel and which are the best for the environment.
Every Wednesday we encourage children to walk or cycle to school or even carpool with someone else. This is called 'WOW' day.
We really need your support behind us to achieve this flag, as you ultimately are the ones who decide how your child travels to school.
We will keep you updated on how we are getting on and the green school committee would like to thank you in advance for your much needed support.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Adult Christmas Choir Group

All adults welcome, bring a friend.
No experience required, just a fun and festive spirit!

Taking place on Wednesdays starting on the 14th November from 9:30-10:30 in the senior school.
To join, simply turn up on the 14th November or contact Clodagh on 0857378854

Friday, 26 October 2012

Halloween Disco

The Halloween disco was again a great success. The children and teachers all looked wonderful in their costumes and danced nonstop. Have a lovely and safe Halloween mid-term break.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Halloween Disco

We are holding our annual Halloween Disco on Friday 26th October. Your child will be attending the disco at the following times.
  • Early Start Morning & Junior Infants 11:00-11:25
  • Senior Infants 11:30-11:55
  • 1st Class and Early Start Afternoon 1:00-1:25
  • 2nd Class 1:30-1:55
Parents are asked to contribute €2 per child. Children can wear Halloween costumes, however there is no obligation to do so. Parents are welcome to attend with their child.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings will take place on Wednesday 21st November. We would encourage you to attend these meetings. If the time given does not suit please make an arrangement to meet the class teacher at a mutually convenient time.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Courses for Parents

Information on courses for parents to be found on the parents page.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers wanted for gardening - no experience requied to help us maintain our school garden in the Junior and Senior school. Please contact Clodagh for more details.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Back to School

We hope all our pupils and their families had a lovely summer. School reopens for the children on Thursday 30th August at 9am.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Sport's Day

Weather permitting, sport's day will take place on Tuesday for the infants and Wednesday for the older classes. Children should all be in their school tracksuits.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Summer Camp 2012

2-6th July from 10am to 2pm in St Patrick's Senior School. It is suitable for 4 to 12 year olds and costs €50. Places are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.
Please fill in form which your child has brought home and return it with a €20 deposit to Clodagh Kenny or school office before Friday 15th June.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dedication Mass

The Dedication Mass for 1st Holy Communion takes place on Friday 20th April at 12:45pm  in the church. There is a parents meeting immediately afterwards in the church.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Easter is Coming

It was a busy day in St Patrick's Junior School today as the Easter celebrations are in full swing.
The children in Early Start were thrilled that the Easter Bunny visited them. The Bunny brought yummy treats for the children.
There was a lovely chocolate smell drifting through the corridors as lots of children had great fun making chocolate nests with their teachers.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Are you interested in gardening? The schools are looking for parents, guardians and grandparents to help maintain and brighten up the school garden. Please contact Clodagh if interested.

Courses for Parents

Have a look at the parents page for more information about courses running in the final term of this school year.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bodhrán Makers

The Bodhrán Makers came for a visit today.  Junior and Senior Infants got a chance to listen to irish music, and to play the bodhrán.  We learned how to hold the bodhrán, and we tried to follow the beat. 

Bhaineamar sult as an ‘mbodhránaíocht’ - go raibh míle maith agaibh!  Breath súil ar na bpictúirí thíos:

Friday, 16 March 2012

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí craic mór againn le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge i Scoil Phádraig i mbliana.  Bhí spórt agus spraoi againn go léir!  Bhí a lán Gaeilge á labhairt againn i rith na seachtainne.  Bhí raidió SnaG á chraoladh gach lá. 

Bhí ceolchoirm ar siúl sa halla ar an Aoine.  Chan na páistí amhráin agus chan na múinteoirí amhrán freisin.  Bhí páistí ag damhsa rince gaelach, agus bhain siad an-taitneamh as féachaint ar na múinteoirí ag damhsa. 

Ghlac na páistí ó Rang 2 páirt i dTráth na gCeist.  Breath súil ar na bpictúirí thíos: 

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Anger Management Talk

An Anger Management talk will be given by the school counsellor Gemma Dwyer.
It will help you understand and manage your own and your child's anger.
Tips and advice will be given and there will be a question and answer session.

The talk will take place Tuesday 13th March 11:00-13:30 in the parent's room  in the senior school.
If you would like to attend please pass fill in the slip your child has brought home or contact the school office.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Defend Our Schools - Reverse the cuts to DEIS school.

Due to the reversal of some of the cuts to DEIS schools, the protest has been postponed for the moment.
Thank you to all the parents and guardians who offered their huge support. We had two large coaches booked. We really appreciate the support and we may need it again in the future.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Catholic Schools Week & Grandparents' Day

As part of Catholic Schools Week, we are celebrating Grandparents' Day on Friday 3rd February 2012.  We want to honour and celebrate the important role grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren. 

All grandparents of children in Junior Infants and Senior Infants have been invited to the school hall at 11am for coffee and some home bakes.  Following that, we will have a short prayer service to honour and celebrate our grandparents. 

After this service, grandparents and children will then go to their classes, where the children will sing a few songs and recite a few poems. 

We would really welcome as many grandparents as possible at this celebration.  Please let us know if you can make it. 

Thank you

Monday, 16 January 2012

Courses for Parents

There is a list on the Parents page of all the courses running for parents this term.