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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.

Inspection Report

Please go to Documents

Irish Language Act

For those interested in voicing their support for #AchtAnois, Conradh na Gaeilge has organised a number of forums to be held on the following dates;

Sat 23/9 Plaza Academy Hotel, Dublin

Wed 4/10 Buswells Hotel, Dublin

More information can be found on the Conradh na Gaeilge website. 

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.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist

Congratulations to all the boys and girls from P4 who celebrated their First Holy Communion on Sunday 7th May.

Celebration of First Holy Communion


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


Irish Pronunciation & Sounds Workshop

Glór Uachtar Tíre have organised a special event to be held on  Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 9.30am - 1pm in Bunscoil Bheanna Bhoirce, Castlewellan.  It's a workshop, with crèche and lunch included, that give Irish language learners a chance to learn Irish pronunciation and sounds.  Booking is essential.  The cost is £10 which includes the Workshop, Creche and lunch. 

Telephone: 0284370331 / 07501252027



Parents' Maths Evening

We are happy to announce that on Monday 25th September at 6.30pm we are again hosting another fun and informal evening Maths Workshop. It is aimed primarily at R/P1, 2 and 3 parents, but all interested parents are welcome. Timothy Doyle is a Maths expert, with years of experience helping teachers, children and parents to see maths in new and exciting ways. His previous workshops in our school were a huge success with parents.
Don’t worry if you think maths isn’t your strong point, this event is aimed at explaining how maths is taught in your child’s class, how your child learns, and how you can support your child with maths at home. You will not be asked tricky questions or put on the spot! We would encourage all parents/guardians to come along.
You will come away with lots ways to help your child with maths and receive a ‘Helping your child with maths’ booklet. This is an adults only event.

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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Upcoming Events...

September 2017
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Monday, 25th September 2017
Parents' Maths evening P1-P3 (6.30pm)
Friday, 29th September 2017
P1 Photographs