Dates for upcoming events:
27th Sept: Staff meeting @ 1.45pm
8th Oct: 150th Anniversary of St. Patrick's N.S
AGM of PTA and short talk on history of school @ 7.30pm
23rd Oct: 3rd class workshop in Newbridge library on How to Illustrate a book @11.30am
A big welcome back to all and in particular to our new junior Infants and new families to our school community. This school year is particularly special as we celebrate the fact that St. Patrick's N.S formerly Newbridge No. 2 N.S. has been educating and serving the families of Newbridge and the wider community for the last 150 years, since its opened on the 8th Oct 1868 on the site behind Cutloose hairdressers on Henry St. adjacent to Limerick Lane.
Behind the scenes all the staff are busy trolling through roll books since 1886 up to present, contacting past pupils , going through websites, doing art and history projects just to wet your appetite. This historical occasion will be celebrated over the course of the coming year. It will start on Mon the 8th with a prayer service hosted by Rev Tim for the children in the school where past and current pupils, teachers, clergy , families, Board and PTA members and anyone associated with the school will be prayed for and remembered and thanked for their contribution down through the years .
If you have any old photos or mementos of your time or children's time in St. Patrick's could you email them to the school or drop them into office where we will copy the original and return to you. If you know anybody who would have past associations with the school and have moved on we would be grateful if you could pass on this message.
Our school sensory garden is looking well and we have new additions of picnic tables.
We are still taking applications for enrolment in St. Patrick’s, for September 2018 Please contact the school ( phone no 045 432446) if you have a child or know someone who has a child whom they wish to enroll for September 2018.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.