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Principal's Welcome

Welcome to St Patrick's College


In St Patrick’s we have the highest expectations and aspirations for every student, ensuring that they are supported and challenged to achieve their very best. Our motto “Every Child Matters” is at the core of everything we do, and our child centred staff share a strong sense of purpose, to ensure that every child can develop their unique talents and achieve their full potential. 

In St Patrick’s our priority is to ensure that your child is in a safe and nurturing environment that enables and empowers them to grow. We achieve this through our outstanding Pastoral Care system, that supports, nurtures, and guides every student so that they learn and achieve. We also provide high quality teaching and learning from teachers who go above and beyond to ensure the very best outcomes for all their students. We have a well-developed and adaptive curriculum designed to meet the needs of all learners. 

St Patrick’s is a College for all the family, a positive learning environment which will seek out and nurture individual talents. Together, we enable each child to rise to challenges successfully, be confident to take risks in learning, and achieve the highest level of success. 

Our school community is underpinned by our Catholic faith and values that inform every decision we make and guides us to ensure we have the very best provision in place for every student. We celebrate our students gifts and talents, not only in our high academic outcomes for learners, but also in Sports, Music and Drama. We have an outstanding reputation not only in South Derry but across Ireland. We believe that St Patrick’s is not just a College, it is a way of life, equipping students with the skills, knowledge, understanding and faith values, which prepares them for adult life and work. I welcome you and your family to the College community. 

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To achieve the best outcomes for our students’, it is vital that we work in partnership with our parents, guardians, and Parish communities, and we are grateful of the continued support we receive. A special thanks to our chaplain Father Paddy Doherty who generously gives of his time to support all members of our community. 

In St Patrick’s you can be assured that your child really does matter and that with great relationships built on respect and honesty we will “Achieve Excellence Together”.


Mrs Katrina Crilly


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