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To All Our Graduating Boys and Parents who finish their time in St. Patrick's B.N.S. this Wednesday:

A special note of congratulations and thanks to our graduation classes of 2020. For the past 6 years( 7 for some), because of these 43 young men's dedication, talents, personalities, successes and challenges; St. Patrick's B.N.S. has been made even more a special place to learn, work and grow for so many of these boys, their parents and their teachers. The Parents Group has grown from strength to strength and been very well supported by these parents. Thank you for your time and care. Ms. Murphy, Mr. Mullins and the boys teachers are preparing a Video Graduation this Tuesday for each class and maybe a little surprise on Wednesday.
Mr. Mullins and Mr. M. O' Mahony put their vip contacts and video editing skills to good use to create the heartfelt, memorable and special videos above for our Graduation Class of 2020. We hope you enjoy them!

We will be having a special graduation ceremony when the opportunity arises.
But for now, Boys and Parents: We are so proud of each and everyone one of you. Well done all!
Boys you have so many special memories and learning from St. Patrick's to help you on the road ahead. We know that your St. Patrick's foundation offers you so much potential in your lifelong learning journey.

Go-néirí an bothar libh go léir!

Mr. O' Mahony's 3rd Class

We are nearly there! Please keep up your fantastic effort for the final 2 weeks. As mentioned before, choose a time during the day to complete your learning. You can split your time throughout the day if you wish, so long as you are getting your work done.

If you need any help from school and you would like to contact me or send a picture of your learning please email me at I’m here to help. Also our class support teachers Ms. R. O’Connor and Mr. Horgan can be emailed at and respectively. You will need to ask someone older for help with the photo and email.
Take care,
Mr. O’Mahony



Dear Parents/Boys;

Mr. Horgan (Sport and Wellbeing Coordinator) and the teachers have been busy putting an active fun remote learning week together for our boys to try at home. He's been trying it out at home with his own busy bunch and they all give it a thumbs up!
Why not take on an activity or more each day this week, our last school week and give it your best, have lots of fun. You deserve it!

Well done on all your learning connections, online activities, emails to teachers, Zoom Calls, phone calls, video messages, Google Classroom learning, projects and huge efforts in continuing your school work at home.
We at school think you are absolutely amazing and we want to especially thank the mums and dads for becoming the teachers, snas, caretakers, secretaries and principals of your home school during this closure.
As  always, St. Patrick's boys, parents and teachers have worked together and played a blinder in spite of the many challenges we faced together. And again, our school motto guides and defines our work together and our pathway to resounding success!

Ó gach duine a dhícheall!
From each person their best!

We are back to school on August 27th. We  we will know more about how those returning days will look in the near future. You, your sons and all our St. Patrick's B.N.S. staff safety and wellbeing will be our first priority as we follow Departmental guidelines for schools.
For now, enjoy our last week of school in difficult circumstances. Have a lovely summer break and if you need anything just let us know

Take a bow mums, dads and boys. You just stole the show! Maith sibh go léir!

Shane Foley


Daily Fitness Sheet. Look at exercises in picture on the left
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Active House Work: vacuum a room or rooms at home/tidy up your bedroom to make it spotless

Outside Walk; spot items beginning with each letter of the Alphabet

Writing: Best moment of school this year. (in class or yard or PE or a trip etc)

Drop Everything and Dance to your Favourite Song/music. Mr. Horgan's is Mc. Hammer - Can't Touch this!


Daily Fitness Sheet above
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Fitness with Tj Reid (Kilkenny Hurler) Facebook Tj Reid Fitness at 12noon

Active House Work: hang out some washing/move to Dryer

Cycle for 20min / Skipping for 10-15min
Writing: Funniest moment of this school year. Was it the the time Ms. Lohan thought Buddy the Bear was following her?

Go Noodle Dance e.g. Banana Banana Meatball (Youtube: Go Noodle channel)


Daily Fitness Sheet: Above
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Active House Work: wash dishes after lunch or dinner or make mum/dad a nice cup of tea and a sandwich.

Play “Simon Says”
Writing: a message to my teacher (2 Stars & 1 Wish)

Dance to a song picked by a parent or guardian (you must do it!!) It's your chance to have a little dance off with mum/dad/ or your brothers and sisters.


Daily Fitness Sheet: Above
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min OR
Fitness with Tj Reid (Kilkenny Hurler) Facebook Tj Reid Fitness at 12noon

Active House Work: Clean windows (outside maybe?) Harry the school caretaker can clean 3 windows in 15 minutes.

Hide and Seek around the house (all family members??)

Writing: Best lesson of the year or hardest part of my learning this year. Was it Long Division/Briathra Gaeilge/ learning prayers for Confirmation?

Go Noodle (You Tube channel) e.g. “Clap it out”


Daily Fitness Sheet: Above

Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Active House Work: cut grass/gardening. Water the flowers (without the hose).

Balloon Volleyball
Writing: my hopes and wishes for nest school year

Create a dance to any active or energetic song/music you like. You could call it the Buddy Shuffle!

Online Books Tutorial

You probably won't need to but don't worry if you can't access schoolbooks and you or your son would like to. Nearly all school books are available online for free at and

Why not follow the St. Patrick's Online Books Tutorial. CLICK HERE!
You might recognise the voice.

School Support

''And here we learn the golden rule,
to help eachother everyday.
From everyone their best, we say!''

If you need any help from school and you would like to contact me or send a picture of your learning please email me at
I’m here to help. Also our class support teachers Ms. R. O’Connor and Mr. Horgan can be emailed at and respectively. You will need to ask someone older for help with the photo and email.


We know that keeping your children busy at home during the COVID-19 school closure may be testing. It is important to ensure that your home is as stress free as possible. Picking a suitable time each day, maybe the morning, for him to partake in learning tasks is a good idea. This can become a good habit during this closure.
Your son's class /SEN teacher has prepared learning tasks specific to his class which you will find in the webpage below under the teacher's name. These will help to support his learning at this time. We encourage our pupils to engage in these learning tasks and activities at a suitable time during the day at home over the course of the closure. As parents, you will know the length of time which is suitable for your son to spend on learning activities during the day. Remember Stress-free is important ! And so is learning!

Any pupil who uses the Toe by Toe book Phonics program is encouraged to practise with an adult daily if possible.

It is also very important to have fun and exciting activities to keep those young minds busy and sharp. Boardgames, reading, painting, tidying, helping out with house chores etc.

Here are some websites with digital learning games and activities recommended by our Home School Community Links Teacher Ronan Lettis. (if your son as access to the internet.)

To get a good child friendly family workout at home, join:
For literacy and numeracy games:

For Comic Artist Will Sliney's daily art challenge:

For general learning websites:

Free Month access to:
Dear parent,
Also, twinkl are offering parents one-month free membership on their website. Go to and use the password IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Parents here are some learning activities to support your son's education at home: Mr. Duffy & Mr. O' Mahony's 3rd Classes

Write a daily diary.

Free Writing.(Copy)

Draw your family tree.

Go over your times tables.

Read! Any novel or non-fiction

Write a book review.

Do a project on a famous person from history.

Learn to cook or bake something and write the recipe.

Learn to play a new game.

Invent your own game and write the rules.

Make something. If you can’t bring it in, take a picture. Draw/Paint a picture.
Learn three songs.

Books: Spellings and Tables, Free Writing Copy, Library Books, Pencil case

 Mr. O' Mahony's class
Mr. O' Mahony's class have been doing many enjoyable lessons since September. These are some of their favourites. Literacy Lift Off, reading, writing and grammar, 2d shapes in Maths, maths trails for Maths Week. We listened to Nigel Quinlan the author in Mayfield Library. We love  creating our own plays in drama. We are starting the Glen rescource today 18/10/18 which we know is going to be mega fun. We made willow weavings just before mid-term break.

Interview a 3rd class pupil
We, the Reporters' Group, interviewed a 3rd class boy and below are some of his thoughts.
Teacher: Ms. R O Connor
Name: Adam Parsons
Age: 9
He has two sisters whose names are Casy and Sadie. His interests are Soccer and Swimming. Adam Parsons likes his teacher because she’s nice.
I like Lunch time Pals and my best game is one touch and when I’ll be in sixth I would love to be a lunch time Pal.
When I will be older I would like to be soccer player or a Scientist. Adam's best subject is art because he likes drawing.
Interviewed by Ben, Iftikhaar, Frank and Alex.

Cór Fhéile
On Monday April the 18th we performed our 1916 rap in the Cork City Hall for Cór Fhéile. We spent a lot of time practising the rap in our school hall.
We met at the side of the city hall. At 7 O’clock we went in to the hall and got our seats. We were the fifth act before the interval and when it was our turn we went on stage. My favourite part of the performance was when I got to say my line.
We started off with a drama piece and then we did our rap. We got a great applause. After our performance we got ice-cream. We enjoyed the other performances. I liked the group with all the instruments.
And on Thursday the 21st we had a party for our super performance. We did a great job and we had a fun and a great night. And here is a link to the video.

We Salute You!

By Adam o Halloran

Oral reports
My name is Adam.  I am a member of the school reporters group and I am writing about oral reports in Ms. Murphy’s 3rd Class.
I did a report on the Peregrine falcon. I searched up facts on the internet and I typed the facts on a computer. And I enjoyed it. And my friend was typing about pandas.
And we stood up and I thought everybody was interesting. It was very good.
If you want to CHECK some more reports go to Ms. Murphy’s 3nd class.
By Adam O Halloran.

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