Historic day for St Pat’s as it prepares to welcome girls

Historic changes are afoot at St Patrick’s Primary School, Lombard Street, Galway, as for the first time in its illustrious history the school is now enrolling girls. Traditionally St Pat’s enrolled boys only from second to sixth class, but is embracing changes to respond to the rapidly evolving needs of education in a modern, cosmopolitan, city. This includes the introduction of infant and junior classes.

St Pat’s, a school of excellence, is one of the longest established primary schools in the city, founded by the Patrician Brothers in 1827. While the ethos is Catholic, the school welcomes and values all children, whatever their religious beliefs or backgrounds. It is an inclusive, happy, school, which embraces diversity and responds to individual needs. St Pat’s embraces a holistic approach, placing equal emphasis on developing healthy minds and bodies. Each child is nurtured, cherished, and encouraged to reach their full potential.

New initiatives already in operation and proving to be a huge success include breakfast club, pre-school, and after-school club until 6pm. Along with traditional in-school and after-school activities, which include music, sport, debating, chess, and school choir, there is a whole range of exciting initiatives planned for the future.

St Pat’s looks forward to extending a warm welcome to everyone including prospective pupils and parents at its open day on Tuesday May 22 from 10am to 12 noon.

For enrolment details contact the principal, Marian Barrett, on 091 568707 or email [email protected]. Check out www.facebook.com/StPatsGalway or @stpatsgalway on Twitter.

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