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Our Lady and St Patrick Primary School, Downpatrick

Principal's Welcome...


Hello and welcome to our school website. As a past pupil of The Convent of Mercy it is a pleasure  for me to be Principal of our school.

We have wonderful children and a great school with a very busy as well as varied curriculum and I hope you enjoy the various pages on offer on our website so that you get a real insight into the life of our school.

Please take time to look up our website and read all the new additions to it. This is a great opportunity for you to keep up to date with what is going on in school and to comment on the policies we are revising.

The site is regularly updated so ensure you check us out each week. I look forward to working with you and your children in the coming years.



Bhí craic iontach ag na paistí san Aonad ag amharc ar seó ó Ababú.

The children in the Irish Unit had a lovely morning with Bunscoil Bheanna Boirche watching a Christmas show produced by Ababú called Cochallín Dearg.  Even the adults had to take part!!


Happy Retirement, Danny!

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to our much loved building supervisor, Danny, after a 24 year career in Saint Patrick's P.S. and Our Lady and Saint Patrick P.S.

The staff, Board of Governors and I, would like to take this opportunity to thank Danny for all his hard work and dedication over the years and to wish him every happiness for a long, healthy retirement.

Mrs S. Prenter


P2LA Assembly


IMU Choir


Dinner Menu

Please see Documents for the School Dinner Menu

Awards For All

We are delighted to have received 'Awards For All' grant of £10000, which will be used to create an outdoor learning classroom.  We would especially like to thank Daniella McCarry and the members of the PTA for all their hard work with the application.

Saving with Downpatrick Credit Union

Just a reminder that Downpatrick Credit Union continues to operate in school. Children (and parents) are encouraged to begin saving and develop good financial awareness now and into the future. Come along every Friday morning from 8.40 am and meet the friendly staff!


Latest Gallery


Staff tribute to Danny

The staff of our school have made a video to show Danny how valued he is and how much he will be missed. We had lots of problems filming without being seen by Danny! We wish him a long and happy retirement.

You can check out our video on You Tube



Happy birthday Jim!

Happy birthday to the best ever crossing patrol man. Thank you for all you do for us.


Young Enterprise

P6/R6 and P7/R7 took part in 'Our World', a programme run by Young Enterprise NI. Pupils were introduced to important aspects of global trade. They took part in fun activities and learned about how less developed countries interact and rely on more developed countries. They explored issues such as debt, exchange and fair-trading. They developed an understanding of challenges facing businesses when marketing products internationally. Pupils enjoyed finding out about the importance of education in determining life choices during school and beyond. Children were connecting their learning through Literacy, Numeracy and World Around Us.

We would like to thank the consultants for the very informative and entertaining sessions. 


World Book Day 2018


Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day
Create, Connect and Share Respect

We joined the global campaign on Tuesday 6th February 2018. Thank you to the PSNI, who came to talk to P4-P6 children about the importance of online safety.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and the campaign sees over 1,600 organisations unite to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities. P1-P7 took part in lessons and activities highlighting how to stay safe online. Parents' information is available at Please see our 'Links' section for parent and child resources. Together we can work to keep children alert and better aware of how to protect themselves online.


Nuachtlitir Chomhairle na Gaelscolaíochta 2017

News Letter can be found in Documents

Holiday List 2017/2018

Holiday List for 2017/2018 can be found in Documents

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