March, 2013

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Posted by: | Posted on: March 21, 2013

Easter games and Easter Winners!

First and Second class played some Easter games – winning prizes left right and centre! Here are the pictures from the day.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 20, 2013

20th March Website Wednesday

Scott: We did graphs in Maths – our categories were our favourite colours and our favourite food and our favourite animals.

Adam: Today I made my Easter chick and I painted my 2 hands orange for the chicks wings. Scott did it with me. I had a cough but now I’m a bit bettter.

Kian: There was a parade on Monday and I did some karate in the parade.

John : Today we are going out to PE to play cat and mouse and other games.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 14, 2013

Soccer 2013

The soccer season is now underway. We have been training since  Autumn and we have a squad of 20 players made up from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Unfortunately it is only possible to choose 11 players and 4/5 substitutes for each game so there are a few unlucky players left off the panel at times. We will try to rotate the subs as much as possible so that all 20 players get to wear the school jersey at some stage this season. The school will also try to organise a friendly match or two before the end of the school year. The team has 3 league games this season. We are in FAIS Division 5C. The other teams are Rathfarnham ET, Chapelizod and Monkstown ET.

Results to date:

Game 1. Home V Rathfarnaham:

We enjoyed a comfortable victory in our first competitive match of the year. Ceilim (3), Scott, Dylan and Jake were on target in a 6-0 win.

Game 2. Away to Chapelizod.

We were made to work much harder for victory in our second game. It was a very good team performance in windy conditions in the Phoenix Park. We were 1-0 up at half-time thanks to Scott’s goal and after weathering a storm early in the second half we pulled away from the opposition before the end thanks to further goals from Igor and Ceilim (2).

Game 3: Home v Monkstown ETNS.

On a windy afternoon in Ringsend St. Patrick’s emerged victorious on a scoreline of 5 goals to 1. Ceilim put us ahead midway through the first half but Monkstown soon equalised. Scott scored to nudge us ahead before the break and a further 3 goals from Ceilim in the second half saw us home safely. It was a good team performance. Craig had an outstanding match in goal for us and Ceilim was on fire in front of goal. All 6 substitutes came on and it was great to see these young players playing so confidently. Well done boys.

We are now through to the knockout stages. It has yet to be decided if that will be a quarter-final or semi-final.

Squad: Craig, Dean, Cian, Ceilim (C), Scott, Joshua, Igor, Tymek, Dylan, Stephen,  Cian T, Rhys, Jake, Jack, Evan C, Aaron, Lance, Paul, Darragh, Evan K.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 13, 2013

13th March Website Wednesday

Luke P: We are making Leprechauns for Paddys Day.

Lee: We painted pictures using symmetry .We painted on one side and it appears on the other side.

Adam: We painted pasta in green, white and orange for St. Patricks Day.

John: On Friday we made Mothers Day cards and baskets. The baskets had sweets in them, I put some more sweets in my Mams.

Nikita: We are going swimming tomorrow. I like swimming.

Luke C: We made our world out of a paper plate with pictures of boats and pigs.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 8, 2013


Congratulations to Ceilim, Cian, Craig, Dean, Joshua, Scott, and Nathan who were confirmed today in Ringsend Church by Fr. Ivan. Well done to Mr. Booth for preparing the boys so well. We hope they enjoy their day with their families.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 7, 2013

NCI Quiz Champs!

Congratulations to the boys from Ms. Purcell’s class who won the annual NCI Quiz for the third time. The general knowledge quiz was attended by pupils, teachers and parents from schools in the Docklands area and was held in the NCI. The winning team was made up of Jack, Brandon, Darral, Aaron, Leinard and Justin. Mr. Booth has promised the whole class that the school will provide them with a pizza party to celebrate their great achievement.Well done boys!

The winning team.

It is fitting that Brandon is on the winning team as this is his last week in our school before he moves to Australia. We will really miss Brandon and his great manners, happy smile  and his ‘cupla focail’ every time you meet him on the stairs. We hope you have a great time in Perth, Brandon.

Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2013

Website Wednesday 6th March

Damien: We learned about the white bull and the brown bull of Cooley. The brown bull died and the white one died also.

Scott: We drew pictures of  The Brown Bull of Cooley and the Queen Maeve and  Ailill.

Conor : We learned about herbivores and carnivores. A giraffe is a herbivore.

Jamie: We did computers on Monday.

Filip: We wrote prayers for God

Gercy: We  made paintings of symmetry – I used red,yellow,blue and orange.

Kyle D: We were counting in 3’s …….3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24………

Posted by: | Posted on: March 1, 2013

Ghost BUS-ters!

The boys from Ms. Purcell’s 3rd & 4th classes took part in some creative writing workshops recently. They wrote some stories in groups and entered these stories into a competition with students from 8 other schools. Each group had to write a scary story for the competition which was called The Nightmare Club. The winners of the competition came from our school! Take a bow Josh, Leinard, Oisin and Sam. Their scary story called ‘ Charlie and the Chocolate Video Game’ won the prize. Thanks to these great writers the whole class are going to go on a trip on the Dublin Ghost Bus where a famous writer will tell them scary stories as they drive around scary parts of Dublin. Well done boys! The school is very proud of you. Mr. Booth treated the class to pizza today to show how happy we all are here in St. Patrick’s BNS. Ms. Purcell is doing a great job with these budding Eoin Colfers and Bram Stokers. You can read the winning story on

Posted by: | Posted on: March 1, 2013

New Boys

We were delighted to welcome two new boys to our school this week. Vova is in Senior Infants and Nichita is in 2nd class. We hope you like it here in Ringsend.