Special Class Update

Our school and the boys’ school submitted an application to the Department of Education in October 2019 asking to open special classes. This was granted before the summer and companies have now tendered for this project. The project consists of demolishing our shared PE hall then building 4 special classes (2 for the boys’ school and 2 for the girls’ school)  with a new PE hall on top. At present, both schools are considering and marking all the tenders for this project – and we hope to have this process finished this week. At present, we do not know the timescale for this project but it is likely to be 2 – 3 years. All updates re the project will be posted on both websites.

Senior Infants Zoom Ahead with Books 2021

ASD/Special Classes

In September 2019, St Patrick’s Boys’ National School and our school made a joint submission to the Department of Education requesting to open ASD/special classes on our shared campus. We are delighted to announce that the Department of Education has now approved our project to demolish our existing PE hall and rebuild to include 4 ASD/special classes with a new PE hall on top. This will be 2 ASD/Special classes for the boys’ school and 2 ASD/Special classes for our school. Ian (Principal of the boys’ school) and myself are now working to appoint a design team to include an architect, a civil engineer, a quantity surveyor and a building services engineer. We will keep the community up to date with progress re our joint project. Many thanks Anne

Enrolment and Admissions Policy

We have updated our Admission and Enrolment Policy. If you would like apply for a place in Sr Patrick’s GNS then please complete an enrolment form and return it to ringsendgns@gmail.com with your daughter’s birth certificate, her PPS number and a utility bill.



enrolment form October 2020



In the event that the school is oversubscribed, then we will apply the following selection criteria in the order listed below to those applications that are received within the timeline for receipt of applications;

  1. Girls who turn 4 before 1st September in the year that they wish to enter Junior Infants.
  2. Siblings of girls already in St Patrick’s Girls’ National School
  3. Siblings of boys already in St Patrick’s Boys’ National School
  4. Siblings of girls who have previously attended St Patrick’s Girls’ National School and have now moved on.
  5. Siblings of boys who have previously attended St Patrick’s Boys’ National School and have now moved on.
  6. Girls who live within the geographical area of Ringsend and Irishtown.
  7. Girls who live outside the geographical are of Ringsend and Irishtown.

Acceptable Use Policy

As part of our distance learning during the current COVID 19 closure, children in 3rd – 6th classes will now be using Seesaw.

Seesaw is a digital portfolio tool which allows pupils to store their work in an online space and gain feedback from their teacher. It can be used on a computer (PC) or tablet. It effectively enables teachers to set tasks or assignments and include instructions or templates for students to use at home through distance learning. More information about Seesaw is available on the PDST website – https://www.pdst.ie/DistanceLearning/Platforms/seesaw.

Now that we are using Seesaw, we have updated our Acceptable Use Policy to include this. .

Reading for Enjoyment

Our school is currently closed but when we re open we are going to focus on reading for enjoyment. We would ask our girls to send in photos of themselves reading a book or having a book read to them! Please email this to ringsendgns@gmail.com and we will put them up on the website and in the school.

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