St Patrick's BNS, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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FULL ARCHIVE for 2015/2016

Enrolment Days coming on Feb14th/15th - details 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

Green Flag 7 - work is under way - find out more 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

*New* Displayboard Archive - catch up on presentations for September to December 2016 - here

Contact the School : Phone: 094-9023438

Email Addresses: Principal: and Secretary:

Latest News

School Week: Feb 6th to Feb 10th.


OUR OWN TWITTER ACCOUNT - check it out and follow us.
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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.

*New* Archive just added for Sept to Dec 2016 - all slideshows now available - here

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

- Feb 6th to Feb 10th.

Find out about our plans to attain Green Flag 7 - Global Citizenship and Energy - here

Catholic Schools week this week - Themes for the week on our slideshow.

Enrolment Days are fast approaching - Tues Feb 14th and Wed Feb 15th - all the details here

Welcome back to pupils and teachers alike. Hope we all have a great 2017 with some great learning adventures on the way.

Carol singing in Supervalu - a total of €1200 was collected between carol singing and Christmas Jumper Day. Well done everyone.

Santa visited all classes - we have loads of photos of the great fun had by all.

School Calendar for 2016-2017 -  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


Feb 6th - Just added - work has begun on St Pats bid for Green Flag 7 - Global Citizenship and Energy - here - view all previous plans also- here

Dec 19th - Ms. Derrig has created a new blog for Junior Infants - check it out here

Nov 28th - Mrs Galvin's class blog is up and running for 2016-2017 - Go directly to the blog - 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.

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Dec 9th - Above - pics from St Pats Parents Assoc Card Drive 2016.

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

Jan 10th - Above - One of the slides from the latest slideshow - looking back to Term 1!

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:

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
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

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

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