5th class experience orienteering!

The two 5th classes have really enjoyed their orienteering sessions over the past few Thursdays. They’ve developed their navigational skills, while also having great fun!

A big ‘thank you’ to Dr Frances Murphy of DCU St Patrick’s Campus, and her 4th year students, for facilitating these sessions.

We’re so lucky here in St Pat’s to have these wonderful learning opportunities on our doorstep!

Check out some photos of Ms Baxter’s boys in action…

Special Olympics Cheque Presentation

Earlier today we were delighted to present a cheque to Anita, from Special Olympics Ireland, for the money raised from our Penalty Shoot-Out and Obstacle Course.

The presentation took place this morning at our final whole school assembly of the year. Anita spoke to all the pupils about where the money will go; describing how it helps those with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential in sport.

Thanks again to Ms Rafter, Ms Gallagher and Ms Power who helped to organise and co-ordinate the events.



3rd class Na Fianna GAA Blitz

The two 3rd classes had a super time in Na Fianna earlier today taking part in a Gaelic football blitz against some other local schools.

The lads did really well in very warm conditions. (By all accounts they appreciated that the sprinklers were in action!)

Well done, boys!

Thanks to former St Pat’s pupil and current GPO, Donal Ryan, for organising!

Successful Special Olympics ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’ Fundraiser 2023!

We were delighted to host our ‘Penalty Shoot-Out’ in aid of Special Olympics once again this year. This is a much-loved event in St Pat’s BNS, and this year was no different.

Huge congratulations to all the boys who took part to raise funds for Special Olympics Ireland. From 1st class to 6th class, boys competed against each other for a place in the final which was held on Friday the 26th of May.
We were joined by Anita from Special Olympics Ireland on the day, who explained our fundraising was going towards supporting Irish athletes in the World Games in Germany this summer.
The final was a fun-filled and exciting day, with tense moments as each class level cheered on their classmates!


Not to be outshone, our younger pupils completed a challenging and fun obstacle course in the Junior School!

The whole event was a huge success and we must give a massive ‘thank you’ to all who kindly sent in donations! We really appreciate the support shown by our St Pat’s families; thanks for the generous contributions to such a worthy cause.

Well done to the winners, and well done to all the pupils for showing great sportsmanship!

Finally, a huge ‘thank you’ must go to both Ms Gallagher and Ms Rafter for organising the event.

Check out some of the action below!




6th Class Plant Trees!

Mr Carey’s 6th class had a great morning planting trees in the college with DCU’s Dr Tom McCloughlin. They also got to meet the Deputy Lord Mayor, Darcy Lonergan, whom they helped name a very special tree planted on the college grounds.


National Bike Week at St Pat’s!

To mark National Bike Week this week our pupils, staff and parents were invited to join the cycle train for ‘Cycle on Wednesday’ or COW.

We had two meeting points, the sun shone, and the numbers surpassed our expectations! On arrival to the school we were met with some cheers and music playing. A great event to start the day!

We were proud of our boys wearing their helmets and cycling with such caution – well done, lads!

Thanks to all who participated, and to the local Gardaí for also showing their support!

Check out these photos that capture some of the action…