I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to St. Patrick’s Junior School, Skerries. Our school, which was built in 1978, was originally known as St. Patrick’s Girls’ School but in 1984 it become a co-educational Junior School.
There are approximately 340 children on the roll, 17 teachers and also 7 ancillary staff. We have 13 classrooms, a large hall and 5 Additional Needs Rooms including a Calm Room. We currently cater for 3 classes at each level with 4 classes in Junior Infants comprising of smaller class numbers giving children the best possible start to their journey through formal education.
St. Patrick’s Junior School is a Catholic school named after St. Patrick who has been linked historically to the Skerries area. The parish church and indeed a local island off the coast are also named in his honour. In our school teachers, parents, priests and others work together for the benefit of all our children. Our school has embraced the Droichead process in mentoring Newly Qualified Teachers and is actively involved in promoting the Continuous Professional Development of all members of staff.
Our staff is highly professional and dedicated to the full development of each child. Parents are actively involved in the Board of Management. The Parents’ Association has a comprehensive annual programme of events run by the committee, aided by parent volunteers. We have energetic and enthusiastic teachers who pride themselves on their commitment and willingness to not only educate but to also nurture the development of each pupil.
As Principal, I am fortunate to work in such a happy and close-knit school community of staff, parents and children.
I know we will all continue to work together for the benefit of the children and the greater community.
Máire Ní Chróinín