Thanks to all who supported our Halloween walk, the children looked great. Unfortunately the weather was terrible and we were unable to go on our usual walk.
A big congrats to Mr. Lynch and his wife on the birth of their little girl and congrats too to Ms. Wilkinson and her husband on the birth of their little boy.
Our debate team under the guidance of Ms. Cornwall and Mr. Brady had their first debate against Allen N.S on Wed. 6th Nov. Our team proposed that "Primary children should not get homework". In a very tight and excellent debate our team just lost out by one point. The topic for our next debate is Mobile Phones should be banned for Primary School Children.
Best of luck to our basketball, chess and debate teams in their upcoming matches.
Nov 14th: Zeeko workshops 2nd -6th (internet safety)
Nov 14th: Boys and Girls Bball v Two Mile house
Nov 18th and 19th: Bizworld 6th class
Nov 20th: Newbridge College show 5th + 6th classes
Nov 21st and 22nd: Bizworld 5th class
Nov 22nd: Chess tournament in Naas
Nov 27th and 28th: Parent/Teacher meetings. school closes at 1.45pm
Dec 2nd : School closed for inservice day
Dec 6th: Carol singing in Whitewater in aid of Crumlin Children's Heart Unit
Dec 17th: Christmas play (1st - 3rd)
Dec 18th: Christmas plays (Jr and Sr Infants) and (4th - 6th)
Fáilte go Scoil Naomh Phádraig
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.