Dates for Diary

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

Friday, 22 December 2017

Operation Transformation 2018

The four schools of Ladyswell NS, St Patrick's Corduff and Riversdale CC are joining forces to bring you' Operation Transformation'. Running for 4 weeks from January 8th to February 2nd, at the same time as the RTE programme, we are going to offer you some easy and fun ways to get fit and healthy in 2018. We will be running Zumba, Yoga and Dance Aerobics classes. There will be a weekly weigh in and walk every Wednesday at 10:30. We also have plenty of healthy keep fit ideas for the children. More information to follow in January.

Happy Christmas

The school has now closed for the Christmas break and will reopen Monday 8th January at 9am. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.
We would like to thank all the parents, teachers, staff and local community for supporting our school raffle for Jack and Jill Foundation. €1, 126.60 was raised.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Enrolment for September 2018

Taking place: Monday 15th - 18th January 2018
If you wish your child to be enrolled for Early Start or Junior Infants for September 2018 please bring

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Child's PPSN
  • Proof of Address

Principal's News

We are now very much in the Christmas season and you will, no doubt, hear your child/children singing Christmas songs and saying lines from their show. I would strongly encourage you to attend your child's performance.
I always ask parents to be aware of using their phone/camera in school, please be conscious of the privacy of the children and staff. DO NOT put up images of any child other than your own on Facebook, Instagram or any other social media.
While speaking of technology I would also remind you to be aware of age ratings on computer games etc. It is important that your child's screen-time viewing be carefully monitored for their own protection.
The children in the Junior School are of an age that simple toys such as jigsaws, playdough, art and craft sets, cars, trains, dolls etc are very suitable. Recently we had a lego day which the children really enjoyed. All these types of toys are very beneficial to your child at this stage of their development and I would strongly urge you to consider them.
The Christmas shows performed by the children are a great opportunity for you to stop and think about the true meaning of Christmas. We will be continuing with our tradition of supporting the Jack and Jill Foundation so please bring some cash with you for our raffle. Tickets cost €2 per strip or €5 for 3 strips.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for all the support you give to St Patricks JNS and to wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

Friday, 1 December 2017

2nd Class Ballet

The children from 2nd 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 5th December, the children will put on a little performance to which you are cordially invited.
Ms Lehane's Class 11am
Ms Hanevy's Class 11:45am
Ms Elliot's Class 1pm
Each performance will last approximately 40 minutes.

Friday, 24 November 2017

School Assembly

At assembly today we were reminded of the importance of being kind. Ms Kirwan and all the teachers are going to be on the look out for children being kind to each other. 
Room 14 won the WOW award. This is for the most children who walked, cycled, jogged or carpooled to school on Wednesdays. 

Ms Cronin, Mrs Dixon, Mrs Breen and Ms Elliott's classes won the attendance award for this week. We were all reminded to be on the line at 9. 

Assembly finished with 2nd Class singing 'Its a small world'.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Science Week

As part of Science week, Ms Kirwan invited The Brickx Club into the school. All the children had a great time building and designing with Lego. The children designed a land for dinosaurs, a zoo for animals as well as a ship yard, houses and robots. Lego is a wonderful way to engage children's imaginations as well as developing so many skills both physically and mentally.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Senior Infants Room 7

The children in room 7 have been working hard learning about 2D shapes and the season of winter. Look at their wonderful work.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

St Patrick's JNS & SNS Joint Parents' Association

We would be delighted to welcome existing and new members interested in joining the joint Parents' Association to a meeting on Thursday 16th November at 9:20 in the parents' room.  Please call Sarah O'Shaughnessy on 0852390092 if you are interested or would like more information.

Monday, 13 November 2017

1st & 2nd Class Children Thursday 16th Nov

First and Second Class pupils will go home at 2:25pm on Thursday 16th November to facilitate Parent Teacher Meetings.

Parent Teacher Meetings

Our Parent Teacher Meetings will be held on Thursday 16th November. If a time allocated to you does not suit, please contact the class teacher so an alternative time can be arranged. It is very important that you attend this meeting in order to discuss your child's progress.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

New Courses for Parents

Healthy Food Made Easy

  • Get healthy and save money
  • Recipe book on completion
  • Cost - Once off payment of €5
  • 5 weeks, Fridays 9:15-11:45
  • Beginning 17th November
Basic Computer Course

  • 5 weeks, Thursday 11:00-1:00
  • Free
  • FIT Certification on completion
  • Absolute beginners welcome
  • Laptops and computers supplied
  • Beginning 16th November

If interested please fill out form that each child brought home or call/text Sarah 0852390092

Friday, 24 March 2017

Seachtain na Gaeilge

We have been celebrating Irish this week. A ceolchoirm was held in the hall on Thursday 16th March. The children had great fun listening to the music and dancing. Assembly today involved all the children in the school singing songs, saying poems, playing games and watching Irish dancing. Raidió Corduff has been on the airwaves all week telling us all the nuacht. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Upcoming Events

First and Second classes are set to enjoy a tour of the Universe with Skydome on Wednesday 25th January.  All  of the school will be attending the Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre's production of "Jacqueline and the Beanstalk" on Friday 3rd February.

Welcome back

Our new school term began on the 9th January. Second Classes are participating in GAA with Jason on Mondays.  Stephen from Ballet Ireland is back with First Class on Tuesdays and Senior Infants are practising Basketball Skills with Lenny on Thursdays.