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.
Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar súil sa scoil idir an 19ú lá de Mhárta agus an 22ú lá. Bhí ceol, caint agus craic againn.
Congrats to Ciara O Riordan from 3rd class who came 3rd in the INTO handwriting competition recently.
- Congrats also to Cara Walsh in 5th class who won an art competition at the Lifetime Lab for designing a playground.
- 2nd class received the Sacrament of First Confession on Thursday March 21st.
Sixth class pupils received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday March 15th in Blarney Church.
Fifth and sixth class pupils had a fantastic day orienteering in Donerail Park on Feb. 20th
Congrats to 4th class pupils who participated in the County Final indoor hurling/camogie league in the Na Pairsigh complex on March 13th. The girls won and the boys came 2nd.
Fifith class pupils participated in Engineers Week at the Lifetime Lab on February 28th where they played maths games and solved maths problems.
Roy Saville, 21 year old Special Olympics hero visited our school on February 22nd. Roy won a silver and bronze medal for Ireland and Europe in Korea recently. He participated in the floorball event.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2013
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.
New School Landscaping and Garden
The Official Opening of the new school took place on Friday Nov. 30th 2012 at 11am. School was opened by Mr. Sean Sherlock T.D. Minister for State for Research & Innovation. Attendance also included Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Administrator for Diocese of Cloyne together with invited guests, parents and the wider school community. Well done to all involved. Pictured below are the youngest and oldest pupil in the school cutting the ribbon.
'Team Hope' Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
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 10th year contributing to this special cause.
New School opens Monday June 11th 2012
After many years of hard work and patience, pupils and staff moved into our new school with a great sense of excitement, nostalgia and achievement. A piper led the way as pupils left the old building for the last time and transferred to the new 16 classroom school. Below are scenes from this historic day in the life of our school.
I ndiaidh a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin
Work is now completed on the construction of our new school and demolition of the old building. View our Board of Management page to see details of current fundraising projects. Many thanks to Walls Construction and MMD Construction for all their work in making this happen. View the progress from start to finish below...
We are settling into our new school but have fond memories of the old school....
Féilire na Scoile 2012- 2013
School Re-opens: August 30th 2012
Mid Term Break: October 29th - November 2nd (inclusive)
Christmas Vacation: December 24th - January 4th (inclusive)
School will close at 12.30 on December 21st
School re-opens on January 7th
Mid Term Break: February 14th - 15th
St. Patrick's Day: March 18th (Public Holiday)
Easter Vacation: March 25th to April 5th (inclusive)
May closure: May 6th - 10th (inclusive)
Please note that if school has to close for inclement weather, school may be required to open for up to 3 days at the start of the Easter holidays to make up for days lost.
Bank Holiday June 3rd
Summer Vacation June 28th