Principals Newsletter October 23rd 2019

Well done to our Gaelic Team who brought us to the finals in Croke Park.

In a close match against excellent opponents Belgrove SNS, Clontarf we were very narrowly beaten by a single point.

To make it to Croke Park makes you a champion and I am hugely proud of our girls’ success in reaching this pinnacle and of their resilience and grace in defeat.

Well done to all our girls who are still doing so well in the

WOW Homework Pass Challenge

we are working hard at printing off all those Homework Passes – it looks like we will be needing hundreds very shortly.


Sam Maguire visiting our school on Thursday 24th October!

Well done also to the new champions of the Golden BootMs Healy’s 2nd Class – a terrific achievement.

Golden Boot - Green Schools Prize

The Golden Boot Winners to date:

Wednesday 4th September

5th Class Ms Mulvaney

Wednesday 11th September

5th Class Ms Burns Dooley

Wednesday 18th September

4th Class Ms McCahill

Wednesday 25th September

2nd Class Ms Lamont

Wednesday 2nd October

5th Class Ms Burns Dooley

Friday 11th October

5th Class Ms Burns Dooley

Friday 18th October

2nd Class Ms Healy

Reminder: School drop-off point (and collection point) will close on a pilot basis from Wednesday 6th November.

Science Day in Hollypark - November 13th 2019

Last week we had a very numerical week in Hollypark celebrating

Maths Week and after mid-term we will be celebrating Science Week and will dedicate Wednesday 13th November as Science Day in our school.

We are lucky to have many budding

Curies and Einsteins in our midst.

Crocus Project

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week

our 5th Classes presented the Crocus Project.

This thought-provoking presentation has moved us all and we were delighted to welcome so many friends and distinguished guests to see it this week.

The Crocus Project

Tuesday 22nd October @ 9:30am

Wednesday 23rd October @ 10:00am

Thursday 24th October @ 10:00am

We look forward to welcoming parents/guardians to our annual PT Meetings which will take place in the school on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November.

Please note that meetings can only be booked through the PT Scheduler which is on the Aladdin Connect App.

The scheduler will remain open for bookings until Friday 15th November.

Parents/guardians will have received a letter recently from the Board of Management notifying them of the forthcoming meeting at which parents/guardians may be nominated for election to the new Board – term of office 2019-2023.

This meeting will take place in the school on Wednesday 6th November @ 7:00pm

We are looking forward to our PA’s

Spooktacular Cake Sale, Raffle and Hallowe’en Dress-up Day.

This is always a fun day at school and a great finish to the first half-term’s work.

School will finish at the normal time on Friday 25th October

and will re-open after mid-term on Monday 4th November.

Girls please take especial care over this festive season –

days are shorter, nights are longer –

and ensure that you are

always with an adult if you are at bonfire or fireworks display.

And finally don’t forget our weekly Headcheck Wednesday!

‘United In Friendship Together We Strive!’


St. Patrick's GNS, Hollypark, Foxrock Avenue, Dublin 18.  D18V659

Phone: 01 2893293  


Principal - Bernadette Gunning

Deputy Principal - Michaela Marnell

School Secretary - Suzanne O' Toole


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