Celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and Lá Fhéile Pádraig at St Pat’s!

There was great craic and excitement yesterday at St Pat’s when we all celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge and Lá Fhéile Pádraig!

The boys from Junior and Senior Infants paraded around the yard in their super green outfits while the pupils from 1st-3rd class, and the Junior DLD class, learned some Irish dancing from Ms Mullally on their yard!

Meanwhile, 4th-6th class boys and the Senior DLD class did an exercise session in their yard ‘as Gaeilge’ with Ms Sansom and Ms Gallagher.

Later, the excitement reached fever pitch as Ms Power’s Senior Infants won the Biongó, with Mr Maguire’s 1st class winning over on the Senior Building side. Both classes were awarded with uachtar reoite!

The photos below capture some of the good fun from yesterday…enjoy!

Wishing all our pupils, and their families, a lovely Lá Fhéile Pádraig today!

 

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Ms O’Sullivan’s boys explore the grounds of DCU!

The boys in Ms O’Sullivan’s class are so happy to be back in school!
They have been making the most of the recent good weather to get outside and look for signs of spring. They made so many exciting discoveries and had lots of fun!
We are so lucky here in St Pat’s to have the beautiful grounds of DCU Institute of Education on our doorstep.
Check out these lovely photos of Ms O’Sullivan’s class!

Commemorating Bloody Sunday, 1920 at St Pat’s

Cumann na mBunscol and the GAA president, John Horan, visited our school recently to commemorate past pupil, John William Scott, who was tragically killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday, 1920.

We were pleased to accept a beautiful tribute, and are happy that the memory of John William Scott will be immortalised in St Pat’s BNS. Our 5th class pupils did a lot of research into the events of that day and used the old roll books as historical evidence in searching for information about our past pupil.

 

Santa’s Surprise Visit to St Pat’s!

We were gobsmacked on Thursday morning when Santa showed up unexpectedly to the Junior School yard!

Our Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st classes and the Junior Language class happened to be in the right place at the right time to remind Santa of their names and one thing they’re hoping to receive on the 25th!

Our socially distanced ‘meet and greet’ with Santa took place on a beautifully sunny morning and to show our appreciation to Daidí na Nollag (who is so busy this time of year!) St Pat’s made a charitable donation in his honour to the Fr Peter McVerry Trust.

Unfortunately Santa didn’t have time to stay and greet all of our older pupils but he did ensure that all the boys and girls of St Pat’s received a selection box!

Thanks, Santa!