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Extra Curricular

The following extra- curricular also take place after school

  • GAA Football Training: GAA Teams are coached by Mr. Giles, Mr. Crowe and Mr. Leen. We have two gaelic football teams, senior and junior. Our school participates in the Fingal Leage and Cumann na mBunscoil League.. Thank you to our local football Club, St Patricks GAA, for all their support.


  • Speech & Drama, Ms. Corr on (Tues, & Weds), we are lucky to have a highly qualified Speech & Drama teacher on our staff. Ms Corr holds a B.Ed honours LLSMD affiliated with the Leinster school of Music & Drama.


  • Art classes are run by Mr. Lalor on Wednesdays.


  • Active After School club was set up the give our students the opportunity to complete their homework with supervised assistance and to sample a new sport every week! Our club is dedicated to providing children an opportunity to experience and learn multiple skills across a variety of sports. These include popular sports such as soccer, basketball and GAA but also offer the children an opportunity to sample alternative sports like Ultimate Frisbee and Tag Rugby! The club is run by Mr. Giles, Ms. O’Connor and Mr. Leen.


  • Le Club Français 

    Conversational French in a Fun Environment!

    All students from 4th to 6th class are welcome to enjoy a friendly learning environment in preparation for secondary school French, or simply to have some fun with French while developing language acquisition skills!

    Topics include greetings, introducing yourself, colours, numbers, animals, school and subjects, and of course French food! All topics will be taught using games, songs, drama, interactive learning etc.

    Every Thursday with Mr Crowe in St. Patrick’s BNS from 2:45pm to 3:45pm


Tennis News

Donabate Portrane Tennis Club (DPTC) are delighted to be participating in a 6-week programme of tennis lessons within St Patrick’s Boys’ National School.  Each week the children from Snr Infants and 1st Class will have coaching with Stephen Murtagh. For more info visit  DPTC are providing sponsorship of the lessons in partnership with Tennis Ireland (Fingal) and St. Pat’s.

DPTC has 4 all-weather tennis courts set in the stunning grounds of Donabate Golf Club and offers a wide range of activities: Social Tennis, Coaching for Adults and Juniors, Camps, Club competitions, League tennis and more.  For more information please email the club at or visit our website or Facebook page.

We hope that all the children taking part have fun learning new skills!