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WELCOME BACK!
Wishing a very warm welcome back to all our teaching staff and students!
A very special mention and welcome for our new Junior Infants Class and also our new pupils who have recently moved to the area.
We are all looking forward to meeting you and looking after you in St. Patricks' NS.
Please see our September Newsletter below for all upcoming events and school activities.

St. Patricks' NS September Newsletter
Click Here to view our September school newsletter which includes news about swimming lessons, our one way traffic system and other useful information.
PPrevious versions of the newsletter are available here containing the latest news, important information for parents and guardians at the moment.

We hope you enjoy it!

St Patricks' NS making waves!
Our trips to Graigcullen swimming pool resumed on Monday, 9th September.  Ninety-nine children from First Class to Sixth Class,  travelled to Carlow to take part in group swimming lessons.
Classes are €7 per week per chilld with a reduction for siblings. Places are filled on a first come, first served basis so it is advisable to book your places early.
Learning to swim is not only a very important life skill but is also a very enjoyable form of exercise.  It is our hope that as many children as possible will have the chance to attend over the coming weeks.

YARD ART
Here at St. Patricks' NS, as well as encouraging academic and sporting success, we also value and nurture creative interests.
We have introduced a "Yard Art" programme where the the children are welcome to use chalks in a large designated area. Their efforts are very eye-catching. This activity is excellent for motor skills and is also therapeutic for some children.  It is also proving to be an excellent social event and children from all classes are working together.
We hope to introduce some other activities in the coming weeks in this area such as giant board games, hula hoops etc.
 

GREEN SCHOOLS' FACT OF THE MONTH - JUNE
Did you know that it takes about 500 years for plastic straws to decompose!!

Music For Schools
Have a look at the school's wonderful entry for the Music for Schools competition.

School Calendar 2019-2020
To see important dates for the next school year, please click here

Parents Association
Our 2017 Parents Association members are:

Chairperson: Emma Barrett
Treasurer:     Catherine Downes
Secretary:     Patricia Murphy
PRO:              Judith Keogh
Samantha Gannon, Maria Sibbald,  Julie Kehoe, Bríd Cassells, Louise Faulkner

Click here to go directly to the dedicated PARENTS Page and to see recent updates by the Parents' Association.

Help with Maths & Writing
Click here for some new ways to help your child with Maths
Click here to help them with their writing.

Board of Management
For details of our newly appointed Board of Management members, please click here

 
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