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PA Newsletter

Please click the link below to read about all the exciting things that happened in CNS this June!

PA June Newsletter

6th Class Graduation

A big thank you to the PA for making the 6th class Graduation such a memorable one, it meant so much to all the children and the parents of 6th class. Even though we couldn’t celebrate like we usually do, due to Covid, we started new traditions and had a wonderful night.

 “300th Anniversary” Aerial Photo

A company called lensmen came and took an aerial photo of the children standing in the shape of 300 to mark our 300th anniversary. Below is the link to the aerial photo if you would like to see the photo and/or purchase prints or digital copies. They did an absolute amazing job!

Ice Cream Fun Day!

There was great excitement in CNS yesterday, because we had a visit from the ice cream van. The children got to enjoy their ice cream or slushie outside under the sun, listening to wonderful music and dancing with our wonderful PA dance team 🙂

Please click the link below to see all the amazing sponsors, who very kindly donated amazing prizes for our ‘Cycle for CNS’ fundraiser. Don’t forget that all sponsorship cards have to be in before Friday 🙂

‘Cycle for CNS’ Sponsors

Welcome to the Castleknock National School Parents Association Page.

Cycle for CNS’ Friday Update 

1st Place: Yellow Team (276km) 
2nd Place: Blue Team (271km)
3rd Place: White Team (260km)
4th Place: Red Team (258km)
5th Place: Green Team (252km)
Due to the huge distance that was cycled, the teams managed to cycle through Ms Culbert’s hometown of Waterford and managed to reach Ms Deane’s hometown of Cork 🙂 
Don’t forget to have a look at the ‘CNS Active Week’ video on the website, go to the events tab and it is under ‘Active Week 2021’. We will be updating you on how much money we raised next week. We hope everyone has a lovely long weekend. 
Cycle for CNS’ Thursday Update 

It was another absolutely amazing day in CNS! Not only did we have all our amazing parents cycling today, but we also had all our super CNS teachers cycling for their teams. Even our wonderful Ms. Moloney had a go 🙂 .6th class then took to the bikes, the winners from 6th class will be announced at assembly tomorrow. (See the 6th class page for all their amazing pictures)

The Red and Blue Teams won today. 

10.00am Cyclists:

BLUE – Fran Salmon (Winner) 

GREEN – Therese Pike 

YELLOW – Sarah Simpson

RED – Adele Mulligan

WHITE – Feargal Meade  

12.00 Cyclists :
BLUE – Jemma Sinclair

 GREEN – Simona 

YELLOW – Gerald Rogers 

RED – Chris Booth 

WHITE – Phil Osman (PAST PUPIL) 

Teachers Who Cycled @10.00am: Ms.Gray ,Ms.Culbert, Ms.Duncan, Ms.McGuckin and Joanne
Teachers Who Cycled @12.00:Mr O’Connell – our VIP :), Ms.Furney, Ms. Leopold, Ms.Deane, and  Ms.Caldbeck . Ms McNutt was our exercise Instructor.

Cycle for CNS’ Wednesday Update 

Another brilliant day, full of fun in CNS 🙂

10.00am Cyclists:
BLUE – Ross Metcalfe (Ross & Eloise Salmon’s birthday’s today 🙂 
GREEN – Kevin Daly 
YELLOW – Jade Singh
RED – Louise Creagh  
WHITE – Peter Ryan 
Joint 1st: White & Green
12.00 Cyclists:
BLUE – Anthony Byrne 
GREEN – Niki Giltrap 
YELLOW – Katherine Laidler  
RED – Saul Roche-McHenry
WHITE – Allen Nuzum 
1st: Red Team (Saul is a CNS past pupil!)

Cycle for CNS’ Tuesday Update 

Another exciting day in CNS, the bad weather didn’t affect the good mood and it definitely  didn’t stop our cyclist. The competition is really heating up now, as the children cheer from the side lines.


The winning today were the Blue Team!

10.00am Cyclists: 

BLUE – Gareth Myburgh

GREEN – Sean White (past CNS pupil) 

YELLOW – Adeline O’Brien 

RED – Zelda Booth

WHITE – Fiona Carey

12.00 Cyclists:

BLUE – Angus Sinclair 

GREEN – Simon Cornish

YELLOW – Declan Ryan 

RED – David Mulligan (A big Happy Birthday to David) 

WHITE – Brian Hutchinson 

Cycle for CNS’ Monday Update 
Well, today was brilliant! What a fantastic first day. The sun was shining, the music was playing, the children were cheering and the parents were cycling 🙂  
The cyclists @10.00am were:
BLUE – Mark Middleton 
WHITE – Claire Hutchinson
RED – Shane Hendron-Kenny 
YELLOW – Emma Fitzsimons G
GREEN – Yvonne Regan 
The cyclists @12.00 were:
BLUE  – Rhonda Metcalfe
WHITE – Shane Loghrey-Grant 
RED – Liam Cullen 
YELLOW – Levanya Singh 
GREEN – Ruth Hosford 
The winning team today was Yellow but it was a very close race!

CNS PA Committee 2021

Chairperson- Rhonda Metcalfe (3rd, 4th and 6th)

Treasurer- Gillian Ryan (1st Class)

Secretary- Adele McConkey (3rd and 1st)

Class Rep for J.I.- Claire Hutchinson (1st and J.I)

Class Rep for S.I-Deirdre Gilhawley (S.I)

Class Rep for 1st- Jeanne Griffin (1st)

Class Rep for 2nd- Louise McDonagh (2nd and 4th)

Class Rep for 3rd- Adele McConkey (3rd and 1st)

Class Rep for 4th– Deborah Byrne (4th)

Class Rep for 5th- Ciara Markman (S.I)

Class Rep for 6th- Ciara Roche-Kelly (S.I)

PA Art Competition

The PA held an Art Competition for Easter. Everyone used their artwork to decorate their home and sent in a photograph of it via email. There was an overall family prize and prizes for individuals. You can see from the winners that we have many artistic and creative pupils in CNS. There were over 70 entries!

Congratulations to everyone who took part.


Family Entry: Senan (1st) / Molly (4th) / Cara (6th) Hosford