Wheelchair Basketball

A few weeks ago we got the privilege (as a class) to play wheelchair basketball for most people’s first time. When we got to the community centre we saw a bunch of cool wheelchairs. They taught us a few key rules of wheelchair basketball. Then they let us get in the wheelchairs and practise moving around. We had a wheelchair race and Sean won all the races. Finally we split into four teams and played a game. We were all bashing into each other and crashing into the walls. It was a tough game, but so much fun! I think it was a good experience and I recommend it 5 stars out of 5. A couple of weeks ago I participated in wheelchair basketball It was super fun and the coaches were very friendly straight away they were getting us in the chairs and letting us test them out they also taught us some of the things about the chair. We played a match. The boy who actually played on a team beat us by a mile. I soon realised just how much upper body strength it required even just to play 10 minutes of it. They let some of the spectators play and altogether there were only 2 points scored out of the hour we played and that goes to show how hard this sport is, which is why I admire the professional players so much. This was definitely an experience to treasure and I 100% recommend it as a learning experience as well as some...

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....

Welcome to school year 2014/2015

Welcome to all new and old students. We hope you had a wonderful summer and are now full of energy for the new school year. We will update the website regularly to keep you informed on school activities, events and news. All the staff and the Principal would like to take this opportunity to wish all the students a very successful school...

Goodbye 6TH Classes!

The Sixth classes graduated on the 20th June. The graduation ceremony was held in the community centre. A lot of practise had very obviously gone into the dance routines and everyone knew their moves extremely well. Thank you to Kevin Woods who choreographed the routines and also coached all the dancers. The current junior infants – who’d been participating in buddy scheme with the sixth classes – made a surprise visit and sang “You’ve got a friend in me” . Ms Gorey had put together a montage of the girl’s camogie match in Croake Park. The whole ceremony was wonderful and a big thank you to the volunteers who made sandwhiches, cakes and served refreshments after the ceremony. The whole school, the teachers, Ms Keane and all the staff would like to wish the 6th class students the very best of luck on their move to the Secondary School. Have a great Summer and we hope you look back on your primary school years with good...