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.

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

Latest News

School Week: May 23rd to 30th 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.

Anthony Rowland is the first to have his 1916 Rebellion slideshow published. Click your left mouse button to move from slide to slide - View it here

Rory Gallagher's project  - now here, Thomas Nyland's project is here

- May 23rd to 30th 2016

Mrs Henehan's Class are heading to the Linenhall on Tues May 24th.

There will be Mass and a party for the First Communion boys on Mon May 23rd.

Next Sun is the big day for our First Communion boys - 22nd May, Church of the Holy Rosary at 12 pm.

Congrats to our school chess teams who participated in National Checkmate Comp in Limerick recently.

Many Mayo Day pics now available on our website - here

Congrats to all the sixth class boys who were confirmed recently and all our second class pupils who received their First Holy Communion.


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 10th - Second Class blog has new pics added on their visit to Turlough House - here

Mar 4th  - Ms. Donohoe's Sixth class have updated their blog again - super pics of Mother's Day art, clay, jewellery boxes - take a look!

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

Feb 27th - Displayboard Archive now available - all the pictures shown on displayboards in school during schooll year 2015-2016 - 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. Well done everyone!

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

Feb 8th - Mrs Henehan has updated her First Class blog again - check it out - here
To stop the text scrolling move your mouse in to the box...
Click to enlarge the pic of our football team
Well done to our Under 13 Credit Union Quiz team who came fourth in their section.

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!

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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