|St Patrick NS Newbridge Co. Kildare Trend Report April 12 2016|
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Can you believe it we are already in the month of October. Our u11 football and hurling teams have finished their leagues and represented themselves and the school proudly.They made great progress over the league and their coaches were very proud of them.
5th and 6th classes will be taking part in 'The Pause Programme' starting Mon 9th Oct.This is a programme on Mindfulness and Wellbeing.
On Thursday 9th November we will be having workshops for 2nd to 6th class on Bullying and Cyberbullying. They will be given by Helena Murphy a Doctoral Researcher with the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, DCU. There will be a workshop that evening at 7pm for parents/guardians only and I would encourage you all to do your best to attend and it will be informative and worthwhile for you.
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.
Dates for upcoming events:
Nov basketball leagues begin
9th Nov: Mini rugby workshops start for 4th and 5th classes for 6 weeks
22nd Nov: Parent/Teacher meetings
23rd Nov: Parent/Teacher meetings
29th Nov: Church Assembly hosted by 1st class
8th Dec: Carol singing in Whitewater
13th Dec: Church Assembly hosted by 5th class
19th Dec: Christmas Plays (Infants in afternoon and 1st -3rd classes that night)
20th Dec: Christmas Play (4th - 6th classes)
22nd Dec: Close for Christmas holidays
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.