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About St Pats BNS

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St. Patricks Boys' National SchoolSt. Patrick’s Boys’ National School has a long and proud tradition of educating boys in Donabate, Portrane & Balheary. Originally founded and endowed by Sophie Evans, grand-aunt of Charles Stuart Parnell and resident of Portrane House in 1824, the school was formerly known as Portrane Boys’ National School and housed in what now forms part of College Court on the Portrane Road.

St. Patrick’s Boys’ National School moved to its present site in 1980 and was further extended in 2000. As Principal I am very proud of our fine modern facility, our comfortable and well equipped classrooms and our very capable and dedicated staff.

We are a Catholic School under the patronage of His Grace Archbishop Dermot Farrell. We aim to promote the full an harmonious development of all aspects of the person of the pupil: intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people.

The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

As a Catholic school we provide religious education in accordance with the doctrines, practices and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and we promote the formation of our pupils in the Catholic Faith.

It is also an expression of our philosophy to welcome children to our school whatever their origin, language religion. We provide an open, welcoming, tolerant and democratic environment for all our pupils.

“Ní neart go cur le Chéile”

Brian Horan,

If you would like to visit our school please don’t hesitate to contact us.