Our school currently has twelve classes—2 x Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class, 2nd Class & 3rd Class. We have mixed 4th/5th & 5th/6th Class groupings. Class teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum.
Work is planned jointly in Year Teams, which means preparation of work, knowledge, expertise and experience is shared. Teachers ensure that work is relevant and well matched to meet the needs of the children. Additional support is drawn from Ancillary Teachers and Special Needs Assistants. In this way, we are able to utilise the strengths of a large staff team and enhance the quality of learning and teaching here in St. Patrick’s Primary School.
St Patrick’s Primary School caters for boys and girls from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Application for Junior Infant places can be made at any time up to the end of February of the year in which it is expected that the child will start school. Application Forms must be accompanied by Birth Cert/Baptism Cert & Proof of Address.
Priority is given to families living closest to the school and to those who already have siblings enrolled in the school.
The enrolment policy of St. Patrick’s Primary School supports the principles of: -
- inclusiveness, particularly with reference to the enrolment of children with a disability or other special educational need;
- equality of access and participation in the school;
- parental choice in relation to enrolment and
- respect for the diversity of values, beliefs, traditions, languages and ways of life in society
All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their additional educational need.
We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.
Additional Need may relate to any of the following:
- Communication and interaction (language and autism spectrum disorder)
- Cognition and learning (general learning and specific learning difficulties)
- Physical and sensory
- Behavioural, emotional and social.
Our vision is that of a caring, loving school where all children, whatever their ability, race or creed are cherished for their uniqueness. Our School seeks to give equal opportunity to all pupils to reach their full potential – academically, spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.
We endeavour to achieve this goal in a climate of positive co-operation, supported by the entire school community of pupils, teachers, support staff, parents/guardians, Board of Management and Parish. In this way, in this way teaching and learning can take place within the context of mutual, valuing and respecting relationships.
St. Patrick’s is a Catholic school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin. Pupils will be prepared for the reception of the sacraments of Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation in accordance with arrangements in the Diocese.
A spirit of mutual respect for those of different religious affiliations is encouraged in the school and we seek to promote an ethos, which is:
welcoming, tolerant, open, listening, safe, caring, inclusive, aesthetically pleasing and fun.
We are proactive in our efforts to achieve this environment through our language and our actions.
The teachers see parents/guardians as partners in this process. Parents participate in the Parish Sacramental Preparation Programmes of ‘Do This in Memory of Me’ and ‘Be My Witness’.
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