Above: Our weekly slideshow shown on all screens in our school - larger version available by clicking full screen button on toolbar.
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
June 24th - Booklists for 2015-2016 now available in pdf format - here
Teachers, their classrooms and how to find them from car park - here
Tips for Parents - Great page of tips for parents of Junior Infants - here
Scratch Projects - Computer Club boys have just finished some Scratch projects on Space
Displayboard Archive - catch up on all the pictures shown on displayboards during 2015-2016 - here
May 15th - Well done to the boys on our football team who defeated Scoil Raifteirí recently
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
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!
Dec 3rd - Senior Football Final Mayo vs Kerry - Kerry win again!
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have story added to our Budding Writers.
Dec 2015 - We have added a new page to our Budding Writers ......here
Accident by Thomas Nyland
There I was, standing at the northern end of the wall. Find out what confronted Thomas....here
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