Dates for upcoming events:
8th June: Open day for new junior infants and parents @ 1pm
11th June: 5th class tour
12th- 13th June: 6th class tour
15th June: Culture Day
18th- 22nd June: Active week
21st June: Sports Day and BBQ that evening
26th June: Jr. and Sen. Infants tour
27th June: 1st- 4th classes tour
29th June: School closes for summer hols
We are delighted to welcome the Rev Tim Wright and his wife Karen to our school community and wish them many years of happiness here with us and in the Newbridge and Kildare Union of Parishes.
Last Wednesday June 30th our Sen. football team played Newbridge Educate Together in the Division 6 county final . It was a great occasion and some achievement by players and coaches. Our children played out of their skins and never gave up against a superior team on the day. Even though we lost each and everyone of them did their best. A big thank you must go to all the parents and children who came to support the team it was much appreciated.
The following day spirits were lifted by the Army Band who put on a great show for the children. Some children got to conduct and play percussion instruments with the band. A big thank you must go to Des Healy for organising the event.
We welcome and would be delighted if their are any parents or family who would like to share information in regard to their culture and history with the children in your child's class on Culture day on 15th June.
A big congrats to our Sen hurling team on reaching the county final. This is our first time ever to reach a final in hurling and a tremendous achievement for players and coaches involved.
Our girls put in a brave performance in their camogie semi-final against St. Brigid's Kildare. On the day we lost on a score line of 5goals to two. The heart and effort that they displayed was a joy to behold.
Our school sensory garden is making great progress and is a really colourful affair. A huge thanks must go to David and Helena Loney for all their help and support.
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.
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.