Dates for upcoming events:
21st March : Church Assembly Junior Infants
22nd March: Spikeball All Irelands for a 5th and 6th team in Limerick
23rd March: Easter Holidays
9th April: Re-open after Easter
Congrats to our girls basketball teams on winning their Basketball Blitz finals and unlucky to our boys who lost out on the final of the blitz to Twomilehouse by one point.
We are so proud of the girls and boys who showed great commitment, skill and determination in their games.
A tremendous performance was put in by our debating team in the A Final against St.Brigids of Kildare. In what was a very tight affair they came up just short. We are very proud of all involved. A big thank you must go to their coaches Averil Cornwall, Hazel Fletcher and Joe Murphy. Our debating team consisted of Kate, Sophie, Danielus, Clodagh, Ruby and Joshua - all from 6th class.
A mention must go to our mini sevens and football and hurling teams who did us proud in their respective competitions and were very competitive.
A special mention must go to Matthew in 6th on reaching the finals of Ireland's National School Photography Awards. The theme was making memories and Mathew tool a beautiful picture of the River Liffey. We must not forget Maria in 6th who won the comminity games art competition and who is going to represent Kildare in the Community Games Finals in May.
Seachtain na Gaeilge was a great success. We had a day full of dancing and singing. A credit to all involved.
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.