Welcome back to all,new and old pupils and families. We're well and truly up and running. All our new pupils are settling in and getting used to the place and our new special class "ACORNS" is full and progressing nicely. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Stephen Lynch,Ms. Aine O'Callaghan, Ms. Kelly Delaney, Ms. Amy Breslin and Ms. Ellen Lannigan to our staff. No doubt that you will make them into the St. Patrick's community.
Our u11 footballers and hurling teams have already played matches in their respective leagues. Although they haven't won any games they have been competitive in all their games and their coaches Mr. Lynch, Mr. Brady and Mr. Peter Williams are delighted with their efforts.
Pupils from 1st to 6th class are doing volleyball every Friday with transition girls from the Holy Family Secondary School and are really enjoying the opportunity.
Our 3th class went on a school outing to Aryefield House. While our 6th class had a class trip to the Curragh racecourse and its facilities.
The boys and girls are back training for basketball, cross country running, camogie, hurling, football and chess.
Oct 3rd: Hurling match v Rathcoffey
Oct 4th: Pedal Cents workshop (all classes)
Oct 14th: Staff meeting school closes at 1.45pm
Oct 17th: Crosscountry running in Valleymount
Oct 25th: Halloween walk
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.