Dates for Diary

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

Monday, 21 December 2015

Happy Christmas

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and to express the thanks of all the school staff for your support throughout the year.
The Principal would like to thank you for your support of the Jack and Jill Foundation, a massive €1700 was raised for this charity.  Your generosity is very much appreciated.
A reminder that the school will close Tuesday 22nd December for the Christmas holidays.  School   re-opens on Wednesday 6th January 2016.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Jack and Jill Foundation Charity Raffle

We invite you all to help us raise funds for the Jack and Jill Children's Charity and be in with a chance of winning this fabulous Christmas hamper full of delicious treats!
Jack and Jill provides nursing care at home for very ill infants.   Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Raffle tickets will be on sale in the school hall before and after your child's Christmas play.
Thanks for your support.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

"Sam Maguire"

We were  delighted to welcome Ciarán Kilkenny of the Dublin Gaelic Football team with The Sam Maguire Cup to the school today.
The Junior School has recently been fortunate to have Jason Perry from the GAA to come and coach the children.
If you would like your child to take up Gaelic Football as a hobby you can contact  Aaron from Tolka Valley Harps at 086-0121739.

Second Class Ballet Dance Performance

Tuesday 8th December, children from Second Class will put on a little performance to which you as Parents/Guardians are cordially invited.

Ms. O'Rourke's Class        11:00am
Ms. Bailes's Class             11:45am
Ms. O'Mahoney's Class      1:00pm

Monday, 23 November 2015

First Classes visit to Natural History Museum

The children in First Class will be visiting the Natural History Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 26th November 2015.  Please have your child on time for school on the day to facilitate a timely arrival.

Meeting to nominate Parent Representatives to the Board of Management

A meeting for parents/guardians of children attending St. Patrick's JNS will be held in the school hall on Friday 27th November 2015 at 2:00pm.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

Our Parent-Teacher Meetings will be held on Wednesday 25th November 2015.
A time-table will be sent out for each child.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Ms. Bailes's Family Mass

Family Mass for the communion children from Ms. Bailes's class will take place on 8th November 2015 in Corduff Parish Church at 11:30am.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Hallowe'en Disco

We are holding our annual Hallowe'en Disco next Friday 23rd October 2015.
Times are as follows:

Early Start Morning     10:45 - 10:55
Junior Infants               11:00 - 11:25
Senior Infants               11:30 - 11:55
First Class                     1:00 - 1:25
Second Class                 1:30 - 1:55
Early Start Afternoon    2:00 - 2:10

Thursday, 15 October 2015

New School Building

We are urging you to join our campaign to get the new school built.  We would like you to e-mail all the local T.D.s with the following message.

"Corduff National Schools were informed by the Department of Education and Skills in 2007 that their buildings were beyond economic repair and required a replacement.
Eight years later we are still waiting for a school building adequate to the needs of the community. Imagine what a new school would mean to Corduff.

Do we have your support?"



Wednesday, 14 October 2015

"Be Active" Flag

As part of our effort to improve the health and well being of the children and staff in the school, we are now working towards achieving a "Be Active" Flag.
The children in Ms. O'Rourke's and Ms. O'Mahoney's classes have been chosen to participate in the first part of this programme.

Fighting Words

The children in Ms. Baile's Second Class will be attending "Fighting Words" (a creative writing centre) on Thursday 15th October 2015. Please have your children on time for school on the day in order to facilitate a timely arrival.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Ms. Cronin's Information Meeting

An information meeting for the Parents/Guardians of the children in Junior Infants, Room 4, Ms. Cronin will be held in the school hall on Wednesday 6th October at 1:15pm.

Mrs. Cabello's Information Meeting

An information meeting for the Parents/Guardians of the children in Junior Infants, Room 1, Mrs. Cabello will be held in the school hall on Tuesday 6th October at  1:15pm.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

2016 Easter Rising Centenary

On the 29th September 2015, members from the Irish Army came for a special visit to St. Patrick's JNS.  We were presented with the Irish Flag and a copy of the Proclamation of Independence.  This is the begining of an initiative marking the Easter Rising centenary.  As part of this programme pupils will be invited to write a new proclamation to reflect the hopes and aspirations of their generation. Proclamation Day will be celebrated in our school on the 15th March 2016.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Ms. Kerrigan's Information Meeting

An information meeting for the Parents/Guardians of the children in Junior Infants, Room 3, Ms. Kerrigan's class will be held in the school hall on Thursday 1st October at 1:15pm.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Ms. Mooney's Information Meeting

An information meeting for the Parents/Guardians of the children in Junior Infants, Room 2, Ms. Mooney's class will be held in the school hall on Wednesday 30th September 2015 at 1:15 pm.
At this meeting the teacher will outline how you can support your child in their schoolwork.

Friday, 25 September 2015

DanceHouse Studios

As a result of the school's participation in Ballet Ireland's Outreach Programme the children in Second Classes will be attending a dance workshop in the DanceHouse Studios. This is a unique opportunity to interview professional ballet dancers and watch their training and rehearsal programme. This will also involve a lesson for the children.

Ms. O'Mahoney's Class Friday 25th September.
Ms. O' Rourke's Class Friday 2nd October.
Ms. Baile's Class Friday 9th October.

Second Class Ballet Dance Workshop

Children from second class will be participating in a dance workshop, starting 15th September 2015 culminating in a show for parents on Tuesday 8th December to which you are cordially invited.

Times are as follows:

Ms. O'Rourke's Class          11:00 - 11:45

Ms. Bailes's Class               11:45 - 12:30

Ms. O'Mahoney's Class        1:00 - 1:45

Friday, 11 September 2015

Welcome back!!!

Welcome back to a wonderful new school year.  We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. Also, a big welcome to our new Junior Infants.  They will be tired over the coming weeks, but we hope they settle in well.  We also hope that the children who have gone on to the Senior School are settling in well, and we wish them all the best in the years ahead.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Junior/Senior Infants Sports Day

Junior/Senior Infants Sports Day was held on the 10th June 2015. Thankfully the sun shone and a great day was had by all.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Second Class Ballet Shows

On Tuesday 9th June, second class children will put on a little ballet performance for their parents. These dance classes have been facilitated by Stephen Brennan, Outreach Education Officer with Ballet Irealnd.
Times are as follows:
Ms. Curran's Class      10:00 - 10:45 am
Ms. Gilroy's Class       11:00 - 11:45 am
Mr. Kelly's Class         11:45 - 12:30 pm
Mr. Devlin's Class         1:00 -   1:45pm

Each performance will last approximately 45 minutes.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Junior Infant School Tours

The Junior Infant Classes of Mrs. Owens and Ms. O'Brien are going to Newbridge House on Thursday 4th June 2015. Ms. Mooney's and Ms. Kerrigan's classes go on Friday 5th June 2015.

Second Class School Tour

Children from Second Class go on their school tour to Causey Farm on the 3rd June 2015.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

First Class School Tour

First class children will go to Dublin Zoo on the 21st May 2015.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Senior Infants School Tour

Senior Infant Classes will be going on their school tour to Newgrange Farm on the 19th May 2015.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Photographer for Communion Children

County Photos will be in the school on Monday 18th May 2015 at 12:30 for Communion photos. A reminder has been sent home with the Communion children.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

School Holiday

School is closed on bank holiday Monday 4th May and will be closed all that week.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Happy Easter

School will close on Friday 27th March 2015 at 12 noon for the Easter holidays. School re-opens on the 13th April.

The school has been very fortunate to have the experience of chicks hatching.  Mr. Horgan brought in eggs suitable for incubating.  They spent 21 days in the incubator. Four hatched on tuesday the 24th March and a fifth one made it the next day. On thursday they were put in a brooding box where they started eating and drinking.  The new arrivals caused great excitement in the school. Thanks to Mr. Horgan for all the hard work.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Money, Money, Money

Parents, Guardians and Grandparents were invited to a fun session all about money on Thursday 5th March, to help play games and a trip to the local shop for some shopping!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Confirmation Day

On Friday 6th March the Senior School will be celebrating Confirmation Day.  This will not affect the opening and closing times of the Junior School, which will operate as usual. If your child is normally collected by a child from the Senior School please make sure arrangements are in place for collection.
Confirmation Day is a very important day in the life of a family.  Should you have a child who is a candidate for Confirmation and would like his/her younger brother/sister to attend, the school will facilitate you in doing so by permitting you to take your child out either before of after the ceremony.

Friday, 27 February 2015

First Class Ballet

Children from First Class have been participating in a dance workshop for the last number of weeks. These dance classes have been facilitated by Stephen Brennan Outreach Education Officer with Ballet Ireland. On Tuesday 3rd March 2015 the children will put on a little performance to which Parents/Guardians are cordially invited.

Ms. Cronin's Class            11:00am

Ms. Doyle's Class             11:45am

Ms. Cunningham's Class  1:00pm

Each performance will last approximately 45 minutes.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


The school will be on mid-term from Wednesday 18th February 2015 for three days.  Children return to school on Monday 23rd February.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Stay Safe Meeting

There will be an information meeting on the Stay Safe Programme for parents of senior infants and second class pupils on Wednesday, 14th January 2015 at 9:am in the school hall.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Second Class Golf

Second Class children are taking part in a SNAG (Starting New at Golf) programme, starting on Friday 9th January.  An information leaflet has been sent to parents outlining this activity.

First Class Ballet

First Class children are participating in a dance workshop from 6th January. These dance classes are being facilitated by Stephen Brennan Outreach Education Officer with Ballet Ireland.