Ethos

St. Patrick’s Junior School Skerries,Co.Dublin is a Co‐educational Junior National School under the Patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Diarmuid Martin.

St. Patrick’s School was built in 1978 to replace the old Girls’ School on the Dublin road. It was established as a Co-educational Junior School in September 1984.

St. Patrick’s Junior School is a welcoming and inclusive community that is holistic, respectful and tolerant of all religious traditions and beliefs. The school community strives to create an atmosphere of love, respect, security and trust. Teachers are sensitive to the needs and circumstances of each pupil. We work in close collaboration with the family.

The school recognises the dignity and value of each person. This is reflected in the organisation of the school. Our enrolment policy is inclusive of children regardless of language, race, culture or ability. The school’s Code of Behaviour ‘Discipline for Life’ reflects the Christian Values of forgiveness, reconciliation, new beginnings and hope. According to ‘Discipline for Life’ every day is a new beginning. Prayer is a regular feature of the school day. Such prayer uses the resources provided by Catholic tradition and practice while seeking to be inclusive in its expression.

The celebration of the Christian Liturgical Seasons is a part of the rhythm of the school year. All children are offered the opportunity to participate in these celebrations. Catholic pupils are prepared for the reception of the sacraments of First Penance and First Communion, in accordance with arrangements in the diocese. This occurs in partnership with the family and the parish.

We strive to be a centre of excellence where professional standards are maintained and where pupils learn in a safe and happy environment.