|Scoil Phádraig, N.S. Westport|
Scoil Phádraig N.S.
Scoil Phádraig N.S. Altmount Street, Westport is a catholic, co-educational Primary School that is open to children of all denominations. The promotion of Christian values is central to the commitment in educating all children attending our school. Care and attention is given to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of all children and we strive to develop each child to his/her full potential.
The school staff contributes to creating a safe, caring and happy learning environment for the children in our care.
Scoil Phádraig teaches the Primary School curriculum in accordance with the Department of Education and Science. The subjects include Gaeilge, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Primary Science, Social, Personal and Health Education, Physical Education and the Arts including Music, Art and Drama. Religious Education is also taught. Particular attention is given to children who need special help with learning. Development of the child’s self-esteem is of the utmost importance. All levels of achievement are encouraged by a dedicated and caring staff. It is this extra care and concern of each individual child that makes the difference.
Home - School Links
Positive interaction between parents and teachers is encouraged at Scoil Phádraig. Our Parents’ Association is made up of two elected parents from each class, two teacher representatives and the School Principal. The Association meets once a month during the school year. A central aim of the P.A. is to develop a good working partnership between school and home. It organises some social events and extra-curricular activities for the children. It also arranges for speakers to visit the school and talk on topics of interest in promoting the educational needs of the children. There are two Parents’ Representatives on the Board of Management.
Parent - Teacher Meetings
Parent-teacher meetings are held during the school year. Parents are welcome to meet with their child’s class teacher at any time and as often as necessary. To facilitate this, it is best to make an appointment through the Secretary’s office in advance.
Children may be admitted in the September following their fourth birthday, but we recommend that children should have reached their fourth birthday by the previous April.
Believe it! School days can be the happiest days of your life. Many of the fun activities in Scoil Phádraig will become “happy memories” in the future. No matter how hectic his schedule, Santa never fails to visit the boys and girls in our school. The Easter Bunny also finds time to drop in. We have fostered a great love of music throughout the school and encourage all pupils to develop their musical skills. Any outsider visiting our school during any festive season would be impressed by the artwork and general atmosphere within the school.
Our school was one of the first schools in Mayo to attain the Green School status. We continue to be enthusiastic participants in the National Green School’s Program. In doing so we strive to develop within the children responsible attitudes and practices which will enhance our environment. The project teaches the children about effective waste management and the reduction of energy consumption within the school community. The Green School’s Committee comprises of representatives from each class with parents and teachers working with the children in developing our Green School.
Scoil Phádraig promotes a healthy lifestyle which is a central aim of the school. We are proud of our vibrant Gaelic Football Teams which have won many competitions at county level. Pupils are encouraged to be active and participate in sport in conjunction with local Sports Bodies.
Scoil Phádraig N.S. Principal is Fergus Seoighe
Nine year wait over for Scoil Phádraig in Westport
Minister turns sod for much awaited development
Scoil Phádraig National School
Principal: Fergus Seoighe
Telephone: 098 26027,
Fax: 098 27702
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri, 8.45am – 2.35pm
Children assemble in the playground from 8.45,line-up bell ringsat 8.55am
Class instruction begins: 9.00am
Infant classes finish: 1.35pm