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.

Free Matilda Teaching Resources


Our chickens really grew over the last couple of weeks. Gareth, from Nore Valley Farm, has now taken them back to the farm so that they can continue to grow and run around.


A few weeks ago, we had Nore Valley Farm deliver an incubator and eggs to our school. We had hoped to watch these hatch and watch the chicks grow for a couple of weeks before they went back to the farm. Due to the unforeseen closure of schools, Ms Ryan took these home to care for them. The eggs have started to hatch today!