Welcome to our school
Founded in 1949, St Patrick's National School is located in the country village of Whitechurch, approximately 6 miles from Cork City. The school has a long history and we are very proud particularly of our academic and sporting history. We hope you enjoy our website, which is designed to communicate and inform pupils, parents and the wider school community.
Congratulations and best wishes to Ms Mulcahy, Mr O Connell and Mrs Murphy on their retirement from our school. We wish them many years of health and hapiness in the future and thank them for their commitment, hard work and dedication over the years. Go néirí go geal libh.
Full Attendance Awards 2014
A great achievement!
First Holy Communion 2014
Congratulations to all of the girls and boys who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on 10th May.
The Spring Fair - April 6th 2014
Pyjama Day for Daffodil Day 2014
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2014
Buaiteoirí 'Cainteoir na Seachtaine'
'Team Hope' Christmas Shoe Box Appeal November 19th 2013
Pupils from all classes filled shoe boxes with gifts for children less fortunate than us -street children, orphans, kids in hospital, poor families, victims of war or other needy situations in the Ukraine. This is our 11th year contributing to this special cause.
On March 20th, last year's 6th class pupils returned to our new school to plant a tree as a symbol of the time they spent here.
Sixth class ECO project
To coincide with the opening of the new school, a new tracksuit was introduced in September 2012. 6th class pupils decided to send all the old tracksuits and uniforms to a Chernobyl Children's Charity. The pupils also came up with a unique idea to recycle all old and new unwanted buttons. The HOPE foundation plan to take the buttons collected to their Tailoring School Training Lifeskill Projects in India. We wish all 6th class pupils the very best of luck in the ECO UNESCO Environmental Project competition and we commend their efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
Féilire na Scoile 2013- 2014
School Re-opens: August 29th
Mid Term Break: October 28th - November 1st (inclusive)
Christmas Vacation: School closes December 20th and re-opens January 6th
Mid Term Break: February 20th & 21st
St. Patrick's Day: March 17th - 21st (inclusive) School closed (week)
Easter Vacation: April 14th - 25th (inclusive). School opens on April 28th.
Bank Holiday: May 5th
Bank Holiday: June 2nd
Summer Vacation: June 27th
Note: If inclement weather causes school to close, it will be necessary to open for 3 days at start of Easter holidays to make up for days lost.