Dates for upcoming events:
8th March: School closed for inservice for staff on New Child Protection Proceedures
12th March: Boys Gaelic Football Mini 7's
14th March: 6th Class Debate Final
22nd March: Spikeball All Irelands for a 5th and 6th team in Limerick
22nd March: Cross Country Hawkfield
Congrats to our two basketball teams on winning their respective League finals. We are so proud of the girls and boys who showed great commitment, skill and determination in their games. Also a tremendous performance by our debating team on winning their semi final v Straffan and we are now looking forward to the final on 1st March. We are very proud of all involved. Our school soccer team are now two wins from two games and up next is match v Moone. The children enjoyed the Biodiversity and Road Safety workshops. Our green flag committee children were involved in the planting of a Rowan tree (mountain ash) and a birch tree at the back of the school.
The children from 3rd to 6th class have elected a new student council. It consists of two children one boy and one girl from each of the classes involved and we had our first meeting today. The student council members are Megan and Danielus (6th),
Sinead and Owen(5th),Leann and David(4th), Alison and Kyle (3rd), Ms. Doolan, Mr. Brady and Mr.O'Connor.
World Book is on March 1st and it also marks the start of our Book Fair which lasts till the 8th March.
We have a concert from John Spillane who will be entertaining and leading the children with a mixture of familar Irish songs.
We are now 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.