Congratulations to all our teams who have represented the school over the last few weeks in debating, basketball, soccer, camogie, hurling, football, junior volleyball, quizzes and chess. We are all very proud of them.Our debaters just came up short in the quarter final to Ballyshannon N.S. Out of our 3 volleyball teams one has progressed to the All-Ireland finals in Limerick.Our girl basketballers won the double winning the league and blitz. Our camogie mini7s team won their section and have qualified for the finals.Congrats to Katie who finished joint 7th in the Spelling Bee competition.
Our Park and Stride was a great success with eighty plus children taking part on the final day. Numbers kept going up over the two weeks.
The children enjoyed our puppet show even though they had to listed to Mr. O'Connor talking rubbish.
Our book week and book fair went really well and thank you for your support. It was great seeing the effort made by the children in dressing up as a character from a book.
Bhi Seachtain na Gaeilge ar fheabhas. It was great and we had great performances in singing and dancing from all classes. It was great to hear the children putting the extra effort in ag caint as Gaeilge. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all.
March 20th: Camogie Finals
March 21st : Spike Volleyball All Ireland's in UL
March 22nd: Biodiversity workshop
March 28,29 and 30: Bagpacking in Marks and Spencers
April 15th closed for Easter holidays reopen Mon 29th April
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 2 L.S/R.T Teachers and 2 Resource Teachers. Along with this we have five 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.