Blessed Patrick O’Loughran P.S. aims to provide a rich and varied curriculum to promote the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of each child in a pleasant, happy, caring and sharing environment. Emphasis is placed on developing competence in the basic skills as well as confidence, self-esteem and consideration of others. A high standard of work, conduct and attendance is evident from all pupils. Our school uniform of brown and gold is worn with pride.
Educational visits, Gaelic, Soccer, Hurling, Netball, Drama, Swimming and Dance are part of the curriculum and provide interaction with other schools. An annual Sports Day is held for all children as well as an annual Gaelic football tournament (Fr. Finnegan Cup) to which other schools are invited. Christmas music and drama productions are performed for parents and friends. The pupils participate in the local Feis and external quizzes and competitions. Blessed Patrick’s is a Health Promoting School and has links with the local controlled school, parish schools and the local Grammar school. We support designated charities every year.
Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their children’s education. Parents are invited to a Year 1 Parent’s Evening in the first term. Parent/Teacher meetings are arranged for the first term at which parents can discuss their child’s progress with his/her teacher. A written school report is sent home in the summer term. A school newsletter is sent home monthly informing parents of school news.
Our Parent Support Group is involved in raising funds and provides a social aspect to school life. Recent fundraising enabled the school to purchase a new school sports strip, ipads, playground equipment as well as supplementing the costs of school trips.
The members of the Board of Governors are keenly interested in all aspects of the school and strongly support the work of the staff.