All Work packs and ideas for children are on the Covid19 School Closure work page
In the current climate of uncertainty, the Department of Education and Skills appreciates that students, staff and parents are being affected in various ways by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are equally aware that there are many students and parents in Ireland for whom English/Irish is not their first language.
With this in mind, the Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages other than Irish and English which you can access below:
The languages currently available are Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latvian and Lithuanian.
The site above will continue to be updated with more resources, so we encourage you to check it regularly.
We hope this information will be useful and that it will make important information more accessible to everybody.
St' Patrick's N.S has raised the Irish Flag in recognition and as a thank you to all key staff workers for their continued hard work and support in these difficult times. Thank you .
It's a time to stay active. Starting next week, The Body Coach will be your PE teacher with 9am sessions from Monday to Friday for 30 minutes. What a great way to start the day.
Due to school closure, teachers have prepared work for their classes.Check below for your child's classwork.
SCHOOL CALENDAR AND BOOKLISTS ARE TO BE FOUND UNDER MORE... ABOVE AND BOTH HAVE THEIR OWN PAGES
Caoimhe Dunne is a 6th class pupil in St. Patrick’s National School that got inspired during the pandemic. Caoimhe decided to make a difference! She created a website and got her mam and her granny on board to help in the making process and created masks for adults and children. Here is an interview by a fellow student to fill you in on the details
What inspired you to make the business?
I saw children on the news in China and they looked scared because of people wearing masks so I thought that if they had their own they wouldn’t be so scared.
Who helped you with the business?
My mam and my granny we an amazing help. My mam helped to set up the website and oversee the money. My granny used her skills to make the masks. She gave a lot of time to this business. My mam accompanied me on the local deliveries.
What was the budget?
We bought in bulk and that kept costs down. We sold masks for 5 euro each. We didn’t have a budget to begin but we bought as the orders came in.
Where did you get the fabric to make the masks?
Most of our fabric comes from Whites Fabric Shop outside White Water but others came from Aliexpress online.
Did you know how to sew when you started?
No but my granny showed me. I love to sow now and have branched out and made a cushion.
How did you design the logos?
I designed the logo on my phone on Sketch before we set up the website.
What were your delivery options?
Well if you lived within 3 kilometres Newbridge we would deliver but places like Dublin or any other counties we posted.
Which mask was the most popular?
For the kids it were the Harry Potter masks which sold out a few time and we had to restock, but in other sizes it was Blue Rose.
How did you make the website?
The website was created on an app called Shopify. My mam helped me to do that.
11. How much did you think you’d earn?
I thought maybe 150 euro but I didn’t know how popular they would be, but I didn’t expect it to get this popular and the masks were in high demand.
How much did you earn?
We earned 2500 euro and all profit was donated to my school.
What fabric did you choose for your masks?
We looked for fabric that had small patterns and that could avoid copy right.
Did you enjoy the experience and would you do it again?
I really enjoyed it. It was fun to make a website, make masks, check orders and sell them. I would do it again and maybe expand to another product.
Caoimhe Dunne Interviewed By Ali Crosbie.
St. Patrick’s is a co-ed Church of Ireland school in Newbridge. Parents seeking enrolment are requested to complete an Enrolment Application Form. We are now enrolling for the coming year.
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On Tuesday the 21st of May, St. Patrick's was awarded its 5th Green Flag 'Biodiversity' at a ceremony in The Helix Theatre, DCU. It was a super event and a proud day for all the students and staff.
On the day, two of the students from the green school committee, Sophie and Sarah received the flag on behalf of the school.
As an additional honour, a group of our 6th class girls were asked to perform our Green school Code. The girls put the code into a very catchy rap. Not many can say they performed on stage at the Helix so this was definitely a day to remember and one which they can be very proud of.
We would like to thank all the students and staff for their efforts and interest which made this possible. Please see the gallery for pictures from the ceremony and a video of the girls performance.
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 4 SEN Teachers (one shared) and a special class for children with autism. Along with this we have six 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.