Dates for Diary

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

Friday, 22 April 2016

School Assembly

Book week concluded today with a school assembly. Some children dressed up as characters from their favourite books. 2nd class acted out some stories, all the children recited poems about books and a few children read out stories that they had written themselves. A big thank you to Mrs Greene who organised the week.

Author Steve McCarthy

Author and illustrator Steve McCarthy shared his new book about Mountain Man who lives on Buffalo Mountain. He has yet to publish this book so he asked the children to help him with illustrations. The children enjoyed listening to the story and doing their own illustrations.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Library Trip

Yesterday as part of book week, all the children from Junior Infants to 2nd Class got to visit Blanchardardstown Library. They got to look at books and listen to a story. Hopefully all the children will revisit the library and join.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Review of standards of literacy and numeracy

As part of a study of schools the Education Research Centre has selected St Patricks JNS to review our standard of literacy and numeracy in 2nd class. This will involve the children taking tests in reading and maths and answering a short questionnaire. There will also be a questionnaire for parents.
All information will be treated confidentially and will only be available to the researcher. It is anticipated that this will happen next month. If you have any queries, please talk to the class teacher.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Book Week

We will be holding our Book week from Monday 18th - Friday 22nd April. Celtic travelling books will be supplying books to the school and there will be a sale with 3 for 2 (cheapest book free).

From 1:20-3pm Mon to Fri, the cash desk will be open for purchasing books in the school hall.

Tuesday 19th: The children will be going on a trip to Blanchardstown Library.
Wednesday 20th:Author and Illustrator Steve McCarthy will be sharing his latest book with all classes.
Thursday 21st: Senior Infant children will share in a big book experience with parents and guardians who are available to participate.
Friday 22nd: School assembly where the 2nd class children will host a reader's theatre
The children from all classes are invited to dress up as a character from a book if the wish to do so.