Dates for Diary

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

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Christmas Holidays

A reminder that the school will close Friday 21st December at 12 noon for the Christmas holidays. School re-opens on Monday 7th January 2019.
Children will not be receiving a school lunch on Friday so if you wish you can send in a small healthy snack for small break.

Enrolment for September 2019

If you wish your child to be enrolled for Early Start or Junior Infants for September 2019 please come to the school during Registration Week -Monday 14th January 2019-Thursday 17th January 2019 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Please bring
  • Birth Cert
  • Baptismal Certificate (if RC and Baptised outside Corduff Parish)
  • Child's PPSN
  • Proof of Address
Please note it is important that the information given on the enrolment form is correct otherwise it may affect your application. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Santa Dash

All the children will be taking part in a 'Santa Dash' on Friday 14th December. Children can bring in their own Santa Hats to wear. Let's get Active

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Active Homework

Don't forget to do your Active Homework. Lots more ideas can be found on the Super Trooper website!

Friday, 12 October 2018

Atten: Junior Infants Parents

An information meeting for parents/guardians of children in Junior Infants will take place on Thursday 18th October at 1:05pm in the school hall.
This meeting is important as the teachers will outline how you can best support your child in school. A speaker from Primary Care Centre will also give an input.
Please complete form that your child brings home.

Dates for First Communion Programme

Dates for the First Communion Programme 2019 have been updated.

Photographer Junior Infants

Will be attending the school on Wednesday 17th October. A proof of the picture will be sent home for parents to view. There is no obligation to buy and no money is to be paid up front.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Farewell Fr Joe!

As many of you already know, Fr Joe has recently moved from our parish of Corduff, where he will be sadly missed, to take up a position in England. This Sunday, 23rd September, the 11:30 mass will be especially dedicated to Fr Joe and will be an opportunity for parishioners to thank him for all the work he has done in Corduff over the years, and to say goodbye. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Board of Management

A meeting for parents/guardians of children attending St Patrick's Junior School will be held in the school hall on Friday 14th September at 9:05am.
Nominations will be sought from parents for persons to stand for election as Parents' Nominee 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' Nominee.
We are very grateful for the role the Parents' Nominee have played in the management of our school.
Dr Pat O'Connor
Chairperson of the Board of Management

Health and Safety Reminders

  • The Breakfast club is open from 8:30 and all children are welcome to attend. All junior and senior infant children should be accompanied by an adult who can wait while the child has breakfast and then bring them to the yard. 
  • If your child is in 1st or 2nd please ensure you have signed the form indicating how your child is to go home. 
  • It has come to Ms Kirwan's attention that some adults have attempted to hand sweets to the children while they are on yard. This is an obvious safety issue. We are constantly trying to teach the children about personal safety and we would appreciate if you could support us in this regard. 
  • Remember, everyone should be 'on the line for nine'.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

New School Year

St Patrick's Junior School reopened today for a new school year. We would like to welcome back all students and staff. We would like to give a special welcome to all new students starting with us.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Sports Day 2018

Junior and Senior Infants - Thursday 14th June on Astro Pitch
1st and 2nd Classes - Friday 15th June on Astro Pitch. Both weather permitting.

Activities will take place 9:30-10:50 and 11:00-12:15.
2nd Class will take part in tennis after lunch.

  • Please remind children to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. 
  • Children need to have suncream on them.
  • Camera phones 
  1. No videos please
  2. Please ensure you only take photos of your own child.
  3. No posting on social media e.g. Facebook 
  • All parents are welcome to come along but with recent Garda vetting requirements for schools, we would ask all parents to stay in the parent zone. 
  • With your child's safety in mind, we would ask any parent who wishes to take their child home early would do so when their child has returned to the classroom with their teacher. Please ensure they are signed out from the office. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Baking Scones

The children in room 7 baked their own scones this week. They all followed the procedure which can be seen in the photos below. A great experience for them and one which could be repeated at home over the long weekend. They also did all the wash up and dry up too!

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Senior Infant School Tour

The children in Senior Infants had a wonderful day at Newgrange Farm. Click for more Information on Newgrange Farm. They got to feed animals, cycle mini tractors and go on a real tractor ride through the fields. They even got to see on of the 3 bears and Goldilock's cottage. Look carefully at the last picture to see if you can see him too.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Information Meeting Early Start

Information meeting will be held on Wednesday 16th May at 1:15 in the school hall for parents of children entering Early Start September 2018. Please bring your child's  PPSN if you have not already done so. If your child is Roman Catholic and not baptised in St Patrick's Church, Corduff, please bring his/her Baptismal Certificate.

Enrolment Meeting Junior Infants

Enrolement meeting will be held on Thursday 17th May at 1:15 in the school hall for parents of children entering Junior Infants September 2018. Please bring your child's Birth Certificate and PPSN if you have not already done so. A deposit of €20 will be required towards the book bill. The total cost will be €60. If your child is Roman Catholic and not baptised in St Patrick's Church, Corduff, please bring his/her Baptismal Certificate.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Active Schools Week

Active Schools Week takes place from the 23rd - 26th April. Our school is promoting physical activity among the children. We want to promote Active Travel ( Walk on Wednesdays), also walking, scooters and bicycles all week. 
Each morning before school there will be WAKE UP AND SHAKE UP on the infant yard and the MORNING JOG on the 1st and 2nd class yards. All parents are welcome to join in. 

Visit from An Taoiseach and the Minister for Education

On Thursday 19th April, We received a visit from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton and Catherine Byrne, Minister of State in the Department of Health.
They were launching Active Schools Week.
The children were very excited to present gifts to the guests at a special assembly. The Infants then formed a guard of honour.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Seachtain Na Gaeilge

Bhí tionól sa halla inniu.Féach ar na pictiúirí!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Dogs Trust

Fiona, the education officer from Dogs Trust came in to visit the children in Junior and Senior Infants. She brought her boxer Ollie with her. The children learnt how to care for a dog and the correct way to say hello to a dog. They also learnt about the huge responsibility in caring for a dog.  Dogs Trust Ireland

Monday, 5 March 2018

Tuesday 6th March

School will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday at 9am.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Closure: Monday 5th March

Following an inspection of the school and in common with many other schools in Dublin 15 St. Patrick's JNS will remain closed tomorrow Monday for Health and Safety reasons.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Red Weather Alert, Friday 2nd

As RED weather alert is still active St. Patrick's JNS will remain closed tomorrow Friday

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Red Weather Alert

RED WEATHER ALERT in operation for Dublin. St Patrick's JNS will be closed today Wednesday and tomorrow Thursday. We will keep the situation under review for Friday

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Changes to School Closures

Dear Parents/Guardians, 
You were recently informed of new Child Protection legislation and the need for the school staff to be upskilled in this area. 
The Department of Education & Skills has clarified that schools can close for 1 full day to facilitate this training.   
The school will be closed to the children all day on March 5th.   
Please note that the school will remain open for the full day on 23rd February  and 6th March. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Staff Training

Regulations regarding the reporting of Child Protection concerns have been given a new legal status.
The Department of Education & Skills has instructed that schools should close for the children on two half days in order that the staff be trained in the area of reporting these concerns.
The school will therefore close at 12:00 noon on Friday 23rd February and Tuesday 6th March to facilitate this training.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Late Late Toy Show 2008

After the success of Wish Upon a Star in 2008, the children were invited to audition for the Toyshow.
10 years on, the show is taking place in Draiocht on 19th and 20th February. It's lovely to look back and see familiar faces. Many thanks to RTE for supplying the clip to us. Enjoy

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Space Travel

The children in 2nd Class, room 10 have been learning about the solar system. They made pictures showing how we travel in space.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Wish Upon a Star Tickets

Please click here to purchase tickets for the shows from Draoicht's Website

Wish Upon a Star

Some of the children from 1st and 2nd Class are preparing to stage two performances of Wish Upon a Star in Draíocht Theatre on February 19th & 20th. This involves a very big commitment from both children and staff who have been working tirelessly since September on the show.
You may not be a singer or dancer but we need other skills

  • sew, wash, label costumes
  • help out with props
  • help out with makeup
  • transport props down to Draíocht
  • Donate raffle prizes
Tickets for the shows are available from Draíocht and from the school on Wednesdays at 4pm. Tickets cost €10. 

Grandparents' Day

The children and staff invite the grandparents of First Class children to join us in celebration of Grandparents' Day 2018. There will be a prayer service, songs and stories taking place at 11am in the school hall.
Please RSVP via your child's class, indicating the number of representatives attending by Friday 26th January. Tea/Coffee will be served.

Stay Safe

As part of our Social, Personal and Health Education Programme all the children are taught safety skills through the Stay Safe Programme. Over the coming weeks the Stay Safe Programme will be taught.
Your child will bring home some worksheets to be signed by you. We would ask you to use this as an opportunity to discuss with you child, safety issues which are important in his/her daily life.
An information meeting will be held on Wednesday 31st January at 9am

Friday, 19 January 2018

Construction in 2nd Class

The children in 2nd Class, room 13 have great imaginations. They enjoy building. Today one group built a fair ground carousel.  They used the gears to make a 3D model.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week takes place from Monday 29th January to Friday 2nd February. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2018 is Families of Faith. Resources are available to support activities both in Primary and Secondary schools. Resources