St Patrick's BNS, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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Above: Our weekly slideshow shown on all screens in our school - larger version available by clicking full screen button on toolbar. FULL ARCHIVE for 2015/2016

Booklists for 2016-2017 - here. School Calendar for 2016-2017 - here School Contact Details:  here

Fáilte Isteach - Welcome

Welcome to St Patricks De La Salle B.N.S. Castlebar. Our website has become an important link with our parents and the wider world over the last year in particular. We hope of the way we are developing the side and that it provides you with the information you seek about our school. We have worked very hard to give you a flavour of the very broad range of activities taking place on a daily and weekly basis.
Our school is a large boys school in Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. We participate in many different sports including gaelic football, hurling, basketball, cross-country, soccer, table-tennis and rugby. We are especially noted for computers, table tennis and chess and we have a very impressive school band and choir. If you would like a more general information - to get a flavour of our school activities - click here

Standardised Test Information for Parents on NCCA website - here
Booklists for 2016-2017 now available in pdf format - here (Sept 2nd - inc Jun Inf booklist)

Tips for Parents - Great page of tips for parents of Junior Infants - here

Displayboard Archive - catch up on all the pictures shown on displayboards during 2015-2016 - here

Contact the School : Phone: 094-9023438

Email Addresses: Principal: and Secretary:

Latest News

School Week: November 28th-2nd Dec 2016


WE HAVE OUR OWN TWITTER ACCOUNT - check it out and follow us.
We would really appreciate if you would follow us on Twitter. We will then keep you up to date with all notices and changes to our website.

Are you considering sending your son to our school?  Visit our WELCOME page and POLICIES page
Download our Enrolment Form here.  Email address at the end of the form or ring (094)9023438 if you have queries.
School Hall or classrooms available for hire at out of school times - ring (094) 9023438

New addition - Archive for all 2015-2016 slideshows shown on our displayboards here.

Should you wish to contact the school, all contact emails and phone numbers are available here

- November 28th to December 2nd 2016

Dec 5th - Monster Card Drive in School Hall hosted by our Parents Association - see our poster on this page.

Friday 28th Oct was Wizard Walk Day - super day in St Pats School Calendar. It was great!

Sept 25th - Congrats to our brilliant cross country teams. Latest News:  Senior team won the Mayo Team event and Pearse Gallagher from 4th qualified as an individual runner event for 3rd-4th classes. Alas, the junior team were pipped at the post for qualification.

School Calendar for 2016-2017 is now available on our website - here

Booklists for 2016-2017 are now available on our website - here

Slideshows are being archived for the entire year - just in case you needed a photograph - here

Many Mayo Day pics now available on our website - here


Sept 10th - Junior Infants Class (Mrs. McQuillan's) at work and at play - here

Sept 10th - Pics of visit of Nicholas Quinn, Castlebar's own Olympian, when he visited our school recently - here

June 20th - Archive of presentations for entire school year 2015/2016 now available - here

June 20th - Several blogs updated with Tour and other photos, Ms. Cresham's here and Mrs Henehan's here are two.

May 9th - Mayo Day pics added to our website and presentation - view them all here

April 24th - Updates to Ms. Donohoe's Sixth Class blog and Mrs Henehan's First Class blog. Check them out

Mar 4th - Ms. Kelly's class blog has been updated with pics from Linenhall and snow pictures - check it out - here

Feb 20th - Updated Relationships and Sexuality Education Policy added to our website - here

Feb 16th - Updated Child Protection Policy added to our website - here

Feb 15th - Senior Infants (here), Second Class (here), Third Class (here) and Sixth Class (here) blogs updated.

Feb 8th - Mrs. Sweeney's Internet Safety for Parents blog has been updated - view blog here

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Just one of the many Mayo Day 2013 pics

Sept 10th - Many pics from Junior Infant class (Mrs. McQuillan's) - take a look

June 20th - Many photos can be seen in our class blogs - view the blogs here

Jan 22nd - Anthony Rowland's 1916 Rebellion project - created on Google Slides - here

Jan 18th  - Ms. Donohoe's Sixth Class blog has major update since Christmas - view all the pics here
June 12th:
Very proud of our National Children's Choir representatives - - photos from Dublin here
Mar '15:
Photos of St Patrick's Day -  here

Sept 10th - Come on Mayo! - Take a look at Mayo Day 2013 pics - great fun!

June 12th - Sports Day pics for Second Class here (School Tour coming shortly)

Feb 28th - New Archive for presentations shown on our displayboards here

Jan 22nd - St Pats won the Sports Quiz County Final in Welcome Inn - Well done boys!

Sept 19th - Brand new Senior Infant blog from Ms. Cresham -  here.
May 10th -
Some Confirmation photos - here
Oct 14th -
Tuesday Comp Club - Scratch  here.

Jolly Phonics
Check out the Reading page of Tips for Parents Website for important advice about helping your child with reading in general and using Jolly Phonics in particular. You Tube video links are excellent and are highly recommended
Overview of Jolly Phonics and How to learn the Sounds
Jolly Phonic Songs:

Our first Young Scientist Exhibition was a tremendous success. Well done to Mr. Barrett and all the team for organising it. If you would like to view the pics from the day they are available on our new Display Board archive.

Creative Writing - Budding Writers
We are actively trying to encourage careful crafting of sentences and selection of adjectives in Sixth Class creative writing. Denis Vajenine and Michael Waldron, sixth class, have been added.
Does your son enjoy writing stories? Please encourage him to flex his creative writing muscles and provide the finished product on pen-drive or email to to have story added to our Budding Writers.
Dec 2015 - We have added a new page to our Budding Writers

Accident by Thomas Nyland

There I was, standing at the northern end of the wall. Find out what confronted Thomas....

Above Top: Mrs Henehan's Class are getting ready for the BIG game on March 17th - Go on the Mitchels!

Above Bottom: Young Scientist Exhibition banner - well done everyone.

Many, many photos taken on Flag Presentation Day last Wed 7th October. Pics of Jun Infants waiting for the flag - here

Sports Day 2015 - click here for more
Feb 2015 - Mr. Waldron's Class were working on Africa Projects using Google Apps. Some great work done. Check them out

Ms. Forde and Mrs Henehan's Second Classes enjoy badminton and blackberries. They have started a new blog - check it out her

Other Updates 2015 and older
June 24th -
Booklists for 2015-2016 - here
Apr 1st -
Technology Night for Parents - click  here to view all the images
Mar 8th -
New blog from Ms. Blowick's Jun Infant Class - here

Discovery Garden added  here
...all older updates now at Archive 2012 and now Archive 2013!

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