Congratulations to our debaters who successfully opposed the motion "People should be fined for not recycling". Our team of Tegan Kemmy,Gavin Agar and Sophia Whitely defeated Naas Convent in an extremely tight affair. Well done to all involved. Next up N.E.T. on the 8th at home.
Hearty congratulations to Anastasia on winning the design a poster competition for the pantomine Little Red Riding Hood, which is running from Sat 26 Jan till Sat 2nd Feb in St. Conleth's Hall.
Our boys and girls basketball teams played their semi-finals against Milltown N.S over two legs. Unfortunately our boys came up short after a titanic struggle in the first leg. Our girls on the other hand were successful and now advance to the finals where they play Rathcoffey. Well done to all concerned.
Today the children from 1st to 6th class partook in workshops on Bees and an enjoyable time was had by all.
Jan 29th: Girls BBall final v Rathcoffey in Scoil na Naomh Uilig @ 9.20am
Jan 30th: Biodiversity workshops
Jan 31st: Volleyball regional finals in The National Sports Campus Blanchardstown
Feb 1st: 3rd class hosting assembly in St. Patrick's Church
Feb 2nd: Peace Proms in RDS @ 8pm
Feb 8th: Debating; 2nd round v Newbridge Educate Together. We are proposing the motion; There should be no cars in Ireland.
March 4th; Spelling Bee final
March 15th,18th and 19th school closed for St.Patrick's weekend
April 15th closed for Easter holidays reopen Mon 29th April
Fáilte go Scoil Naomh Phádraig
We the Principal and staff of St. Patrick’s National School strive for excellence in meeting education needs of our pupils, to enable them to live full lives as children to equip themselves of further education. We do this in a caring and pleasant environment in which the essential contribution of each member of the school community is valued. The values of human dignity, compassion, justice, equality and respect guide us in
our work. We will always within the foregoing context, make every effort to maintain high standards in teaching while reflecting the changes in our society and educational development.
Equality of access is the key value that determines the enrolment of children to our school. No child is refused admission for reasons of ethnicity, special educational needs, disability, language/accent, gender, traveller status, asylum seeker/refugee status/political beliefs and values, family or social circumstances.
Parents seeking to enrol children are requested to complete an Enrolment/Application form.
New Junior Infants and their parents meet with the Junior Infant class teacher at the end of June prior to classes starting in September.
The Board of Management determines the maximum number of children in each classroom, bearing in mind.
Size/available space in classroom.
Educational needs of children with special educational/behavioural needs.
Department of Education and Science maximum class average directives.
We have updated our School Attendance Strategy policy and I would encourage you to familiarize yourself with it. You will find it under Policies on the website.Below is a link to a booklet from the National Education Welfare Board and Tusla for parents called 'Don't let your child miss out'
Please be mindful and aware of what apps and sites your child is on.
St. Patrick’s N.S. is a co-ed Church of Ireland School in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. It has a staff of 8 teachers from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. We have 2 L.S/R.T Teachers and 2 Resource Teachers. Along with this we have five special needs assistants (S.N.A's).
The school aims at fostering a sense of community between management, teachers, parents and
pupils. The teaching staff aim at making the school a centre of excellence in which high professional standards are maintained and where pupils learn in a safe and happy environment.
A spirit of mutual respect is promoted within the school. The pupils are drawn by example and teaching to appreciate and respect people of different nationalities and religious affiliations.
The Code of Behaviour reflects the Christian values promoted within the school with an emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation. The teachers are sensitive to the needs and particular circumstances of pupils.
Contact is maintained between the school and the home. Ancillary staff in the school are highly respected and it is recognised that their work makes a valued contribution to the process of education.