Final in Parnell Park

Dear Parent/Guardian, As you may already be aware, the girls’ football team has reached the finals of the Fingal League. The final will take place on Thursday 17th May in Parnell Park. Kick off is at 12.30 pm. Due to the long weekend, we are working behind the scenes to make this happen. Children in 5th class and 6th class only will be given the choice to travel by bus to Parnell Park to support the school team. Siblings of players from other classes will need to make separate travel arrangements. The cost of the bus and entry to Parnell Park will be €7 per child (this cost will be subsidised by the school and Skerries GAA Club). Further information will be available when the school re-opens on Wednesday 9th May. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the girls the very best of luck in the final and to thank the teachers who facilitated the matches and to all the parents who volunteered lifts. I would also like to thank Skerries GAA Club for their continued support of GAA in St. Patrick’s Senior School. Kind regards, Michelle...
STEM Week 2018

STEM Week 2018

STEM week started on Monday 5th March when a lady called Rachel came to our school from the Amber Institute in Trinity College. She gave a talk about Nanotechnology. We learned all about microscopes and she told us about a 3 million euro microscope in her job that is so powerful that you can use it to watch your fingernail grow! After this talk the talk 6th classes did an electricity workshop with Rachel. We used wires, batteries and miniature light bulbs to make circuits.  We attached the wires to the batteries but we had to make sure that the positive and negative sides of the batteries and light bulbs were on the right sides in the end we all knew how to make the circuits. Some 3rd, 4th and 5th Classes did workshops where they learned to build balloon rockets! On Tuesday a woman came in and taught us all about the heart. Her name was Alison and we learned a lot. We learned why it is important to keep the heart healthy and how pictures can be taken of the heart to see if there is anything wrong with it. It was also the day for the third and sixth class science fairs. Wednesday was engineering day. In the morning a man called Duncan from Seimens Healthcare came to our school. He brought some really cool lasers and other things. He taught us about why engineering is cool and why engineering is involved in almost everything! The 4th classes did their science fair presentation today. In the afternoon a man called Liam from DCU came to our...

Friendship Day

Dear Parent/Guardian, The children will be participating in Friendship Day on Thursday 3rd May. Children will have no written homework today but are asked to do ‘a random act of kindness’ in lieu. Children may also participate in a ‘Non-Uniform Day’ fundraiser on Thursday and contribute a euro or two towards educational programmes in Sierra Leone. One of our current sixth class teachers Grace Shorten will be travelling to Sierra Leone during the summer in a voluntary capacity to support their developing education system. This fundraiser has been approved by the Chairperson of the Board of Management. Thank you for your continued support! Regards, M....