Dear Parents and Guardians/A Thuismitheoirí agus a Chaomhnóirí,

Combatants for Peace

As part of our work on Peace and Justice this month, 6th class pupils and I talked about the importance of childrens’ rights and looked at the above link.  This grassroots organisation is committed to non violent action in stopping the war and is holding its 19th ceremony this Sunday at 6:30pm on Zoom.

Please see the beautiful art work and messages by our 6th class pupils who have sent postcards to President Michael D Higgins asking him to attend the ceremony and to raise awareness of it.  I hope some of you choose to register to attend too.


🚲National Bike Week🚲 Saturday 11th to the 19th of May

Next week, we will be celebrating National Bike week.

It is a great way to celebrate sustainable travel, learn about cycle safety, and promote many other benefits of cycling.

We would like to encourage as many children as possible to cycle next week. On Wednesday it is National “Cow Day”🐮🚲 (Cycle on Wednesday )

The School’s Green Team will be taking a survey that day for Green Schools Ireland; we could be in with a chance of winning a prize for the school.
So if your child can only cycle one day next week, please make it Wednesday 🚲😁
Happy cycling!  Aoife

See more below on Bike Week from Dublin City Council

Wellbeing Week will take place this year from May 27th-31st

The aim of this week is to foster positive mental health and wellbeing in our wider school community.

We would love to involve the wider school community in endorsing positive mental health and wellbeing. If any parents are willing to share their skills and talents with us in terms of music, yoga, Pilates, meditation, mindfulness, fitness, healthy eating, art, or any other skill, interest or passion which enhances wellbeing, please get in touch!   If you are interested in coming in, please contact the school with your availability and some details about what you would like to do!

Art Day – 7th June

If you would like to volunteer to help at Art Day please complete this form (click here to access).  Thank you from the Art Day Committee

And More!

Arina and Amy from Padraig’s 6th class presenting their artwork for the upcoming Graduation Day. Well done, it looks fantastic!


  • Art Day Friday, 7th June 2024


  • In this sunny weather please remember to apply an SPF when coming to school.
  • Wednesday 22nd May – School will close on for staff training on the new Maths Curriculum
  • When dropping or collecting your child early/late to/from school please ensure you close the pedestrian gate securely on your way in and out of the school.

Frása na Seachtaine:

“Tarraing ciorcail/ líne/ bosca…” – “Draw circles/lines/box…”

Le meas

Róisín Conlon


Bike Week takes place from 11th – 19th May so we’d like to invite you to join some events celebrating cycling in the city

Sunday 12th May: Pedalpalooza Cycle Parade

Join us on Capel Street at 11am for a fun, family-friendly, traffic-free cycle through city streets. Led by Lord Mayor Daithí de Róiste we set off at 11.30am on a 5km route which will take us along the River Liffey and over to Fairview Park, where the Pedalpalooza bike festival takes place throughout the day. Cycling together in convoy to music from I Bike Dublin’s bike DJ, we’ll take over the street so it’s a great opportunity to experience a car-free cycle and see the city centre in a new way! Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride, this event is perfect for all ages and skill levels.

Find out more and register to take part.

Date: Sunday 12th May

Time: 11am

Meeting point: Ryder’s Row, Capel Street

Sunday 12th May: Pedalpalooza Bike Festival

DCC’s flagship event for Bike Week, Pedalpalooza, is a free family-friendly bike festival which is jam-packed from start to finish with great music, bike-related arts & crafts and exciting demonstrations. Come along to test your skills at our cycle obstacle course or try out our range of bikes, check out the BMX performance, vintage bike display, magic show and musical acts, decorate your bike at our Bling your Bike station or sit back and relax with a trip in a trishaw! Find out more.

Date: Sunday 12th May

Time: 12 – 4pm

Location: Fairview Park

Monday 13th May: Free Bike Maintenance

A Team from Cycle Clinic will be on Guild Street in Dublin (alongside the bike lanes) doing free bike maintenance for the public. Bring your bike along if you’d like a check done or something fixed. It’s first come, first served so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Date: Monday 13th May

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Guild Street, Dublin 1

Wednesday 15th May: Sunset Cycle

Join us for a free, family-friendly, traffic-free cycle in the beautiful Phoenix Park as the sun sets. The cycle will start and end on Chesterfield Avenue covering a 5km loop that is suitable for all the family. Come early from 7pm to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a traffic-free Phoenix Park.


Date: Wednesday 15th May

Time: 8 – 9pm

Meeting point: Phoenix Monument Roundabout (off Acres Road, beside the Papal Cross)

For the full list of events taking place in Dublin city during Bike Week, please see Bike Week events – Dublin city

Hope to see you there!

Warm regards,

Deirdre, Ailish, Cillian & Mairead

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