Welcome back to all and we hope that you had an enjoyable break over the Christmas holidays.
A big congrats to Mr. Brady and his wife on the birth of their little girl.
Well done to all the children and teachers and a big thank to you the parents, families and the community for supporting our fund raising for Crumlin Children's Hospital and Templestreet Children's hospital . We raised over €1100 in total.
Starting Fri 17th Jan Derek will be coming in to do Interactive Pausing, a mindfulness and well being programme with the children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes, for 4 to 6 weeks.
Best of luck to our basketball, volleyball, chess and quiz teams in their upcoming matches.
Jan 15th: volleyball tournament 3rd -6th
Jan 16th: Boys semi-final Bball v Rathcoffey (away)
Jan 17th: Mindfulness and wellbeing 4th - 6th classes
Jan 21st: Boys semi-final 2nd leg at home
Jan 31st: Credit Union quiz
Feb 10th: School closed for inservice day training re special class for children with autism.
Feb 11th: Chess tournament in Kilcullen
Feb 20th and 21st: Closed for Mid term break
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.