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Dear Parents/Guardians,

First and foremost, may I begin by extending you a “Céad Míle Fáilte” to Scoil Phádraig. You and your child(ren) are indeed very welcome.

All of us here, in Scoil Phádraig, know that your child is your most precious possession. We will take great care of him. We will endeavour to ensure that your son feels happy and safe with us.

We in Scoil Phadraig seek to celebrate the uniqueness and importance of each child. We will strive to meet the various needs of your son – intellectually, social, emotional, physical and spiritual. We do not solely view education as the passing on of knowledge and skills but rather as the development of the whole person. Your son’s experiences in Scoil Phádraig will be but the beginnings of the process of life-long learning.

The entire school community – staff, Board of Management, pupils and parents must work together as Partners. We will seek to create, develop, foster and maintain an environment which is Safe, Happy, Welcoming and Inclusive. Our efforts will be based on the Christian values of Peace, Honesty and Respect. Our combined efforts will hopefully encourage and foster independence, self-confidence, self-motivation and self-discipline, so that your son will be happy in himself, with others and with the world in which he must live.

This website gives some basic information about Scoil Phádraig. If you feel that there is something you would like to discuss, or if you require any other information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to working with you and your son(s).
Yours sincerely,
Pat Costello

Scoil Phádraig with all the boys and Principal Pat Lynch moved to it's current location in 1982 after the land known as Tobar na Mona had been accurred by the parish for the three schools and it is here we have been since, with changes on the way.  Our school has grown since and so have the staff.  Only our Principal Pat Costello was in the original school in the village.
The school building has also changed with development to the front and rear and now our yard has to house three prefabs.  We are running out of room.  We now have 17 classes with nearly 450 boys and a staff of 28.  We are very proud of our school, it building and its surroundings and gardens.
We are proud of the traditions in our school.  We give our boys every opportunity to be involved in an array of extra curricular activities.  We have a proud sporting heritage in football, hurling, basketball and soccer.  More recently the boys have become involved in quizes and music and the boys are now learning the violin.  We have also invested heavily in ICT in the school and every room has an Interactive Whiteboard and we have laptops for the students to work on.  Lately we have become involved in the INtel mini-scientist competition.  We are determined to give our boys every opportunity to gain as many diverse experiences as we can.  Cuirimid béim i gcónaí ar an ráiteas "Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí."

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