All families will receive a small bag, and we are asking that each pupil contributes some products that can be donated to Cross Care. They are a social support agency, and our former Deputy Principal, Thora Crooke, is involved with them. As a school, we can hopefully donate bags and bags of personal hygiene products and/or non-perishable goods, which Crosscare can distribute for us. Please let us know if you require more bags!!
Starting Monday 22nd May, we are having our Active Flag Week, which means we are going to focus on our health and fitness. Active homework will be more evident, and the pupils will enjoy a feast of activities. We have three different sportpeople booked, and hopefully we will continue to engage our pupils in their positive and healthy mindset regarding sport!! ASFW will finish with Sports Day on Friday 26th May, make sure to stick that in your diary!
Don't forget, our parish fete is this coming Saturday!! 10am is kick off time, and it wraps up at 3pm. You are very welcome to come along and bring all your friends! All the usual fun stalls will be there, and some proceeds from the games tent will be donated to the school. If you have any items lying about the house that you want gone, please donate them to the fete this week! Toys, clothes, DVDs, books, bric-a-brac and so on. Perhaps you'd like to bake or cook?! Please contact the parish office if you require any further information.
Congratulations to our school drama group, who recently competed in a drama competition in Cabinteely Community College!
Alongside some individual prizes, the group won:
Best Producer (Sara Walsh) and Best Original Play for Murder at the Woods Inn. WOW!
The group came second overall, out of four competing schools that day. Photos will be posted soon!
It's the last term of their primary school life, and what better way to hang out in the yard than sporting a rather fetching school hoody!? Many thanks to the mammies for helping arrange a specially commissioned hoody, with the pupils' signatures printed on the back. The children are sooooo happy with them, and all of 6th can be spotted around Dalkey, wearing their hoody with pride! Just look at these beaming faces, awwww!
The pupils and staff here in St. Patrick's would like to thank everyone for attending our cake sale, buying our Christmas raffle tickets, and supporting our Hallowe'en disco. The funds raised reached over €2000, and we are so grateful for this support. Subject resources are crazy expensive, and constantly need updating, or replacing!
(If teachers would only stop breaking things...!)
We have purchased a selection of Maths equipment for individual classrooms, and increased our shared resource collection significantly. Science resources also carry a hefty price tag, and having the opportunity to buy a wide variety of fun and interesting materials has given us such a boost!
A special thanks must be given to the PTA for arranging the disco and the cake sale, and to St. Patrick's Parish for donating a raffle prize with a difference! We also extend our thanks to all other helpers, and all the local businesses who continually support our wonderful and amazing school! And of course....thanks to the pupils for their non-stop support and enthusiasm too!
We would like to thank everyone for supporting our annual cake sale! We raised €1169 and money will be spent on Math and Science equipment. An update on those purchases will come soon!
Don't forget!! Our school cake sale is on Friday 10th February at 08:20! Everyone is welcome to come along and buy a few goodies. Please bring along something we can sell, and it would be handy if you indicated what price you reckon we could sell it for!
It's important to note that this is a nut-free cake sale, and all proceeds will go towards improving the school Science and Maths resources.
There will be a design-a-biscuit corner, tea and coffee for adults, and an AMAZING raffle! Thank you so much to our raffle sponsors, we hope to see you at the cake sale!
Please note that the school is closed on MONDAY 6th February 2017 as the staff are attending training on the new English curriculum for Junior Infants to Second Class. School opens on Tuesday as normal.
As part of Coding Week, Microsoft offered us some coding experts to show us what it's all about! Three ladies demonstrated how simple instructions can make items on a computer screen move, and 3rd to 6th Class really enjoyed becoming experts themselves. All pupils moved through the stages with great ease, and our visiting experts were very impressed with our computer skills! Watch out Silicon Valley, our pupils are heading your way!