Blessed Patrick O’Loughran P.S. is situated on Old Caulfield Road, Castlecaulfield, Dungannon. The well-resourced building opened in 2002 and is a bright, welcoming building. The school is well resourced including Interactive Whiteboards in each classroom ensuring that the pupils in Blessed Patrick O’Loughran P.S. are provided with every opportunity to reach their potential.
The current staff comprises of Principal, 3 full time teachers and 3 classroom assistants. The teachers, ancillary and auxiliary staff comprises a team dedicated to the education and welfare of the children. Together they provide a range of experiences and expertise across all areas of the curriculum. The dedicated staff strive to promote in all their pupils such values as will make them caring, respectful and responsible citizens. They believe in the dignity and worth of each individual and in the development of the whole person. To achieve this they ensure a child-centred approach with a broad and balanced curriculum taught in small classes. Emphasis is on developing competences 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 our pupils. Our school uniform of brown and gold is worn with pride.
There are a number of extra activities available within the school; Music; Gaelic; Soccer, Hurling; Netball; Cycling Proficiency; Swimming; Drama.
Children are encouraged to participate in local feiseanna, quizzes, tournaments as well as their own annual Gaelic Tournament, Sports Day, monthly assemblies and school productions and trips.
Blessed Patrick O’Loughran P.S. is a Health Promoting School and encourages healthy eating and lifestyle.
We have strong links with the local controlled school, parish schools and local Grammar and Secondary schools.
Parents are encouraged to play an active role in their children’s education. Parents are invited to a Year 1 Parents’ 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.
The thriving Parent Support Group organises fundraising and social events for parents, staff and the local community. Events such as our annual Sponsored Walk have raised funds that have contributed to the cost of classroom equipment as well as playground equipment.