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Welcome to Scoil Phádraig,


We would like to extend a warn welcome to the Scoil Phádraig website. Our school is a co-educational primary school set in the urban heart of beautiful Westport. We are a Catholic school under the patronage of the Diocese of Tuam, and we also welcome children of all faiths. We care for the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of all of our pupils, as we strive to help each one develop to his / her full potential. The Scoil Phadraig community is a happy, vibrant, progressive and safe environment for all of the wonderful children and adults who learn and work here together every day. This is an exciting time for our school as we wait until spring 2017 to move into our brand new, state of the art, architecturally designed new building. We also hope you enjoy looking at the excellent and amazing work, activities and successes that happen in our school and get some idea of the warm atmosphere the children, teachers and parents create at Scoil Phádraig


Le gach dea-ghuí,


Fergus Seoighe


School Principal

Sharon Brady


Deputy Principal

Colette Fleming


Assistant Principal

Our Philosophy

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Our Ethos

Scoil Phádraig is a Roman Catholic primary school founded in 2006 as a result of the amalgamation of St. Patrick’s Mercy N.S. and Scoil Phadraig na mBráithre, under the patronage of the Archbishop of Tuam.  We wish to acknowledge the contribution and commitment of their founding orders, the Sisters of Mercy and the Christian Brothers.  It is our intention that the values of the Mercy Sisters and the Christian Brothers will continue to permeate the life of Scoil Phádraig.

We believe: 

that every child is unique and valuable because his/her life comes from God.  The greatest gift we can give children is to help them discover and enhance their self-worth, their self-belief and their self-confidence.


We believe: 

that every facet of life is important, whether spiritual, physical, intellectual, social or emotional.


We strive:   

to give each child the necessary knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to live a satisfactory life, in a changing society.


We strive:   

To live as we believe and in doing so hope that

A spirit of kindness and tenderness

A spirit of laughter and joy

A spirit of trust and understanding

A spirit of prayerfulness and hope will forever live in the hearts of the  children

Our Board of Management

Our Board of Management's term started on November 1st 2015 and continues until October 31st 2019.  Our Board, acts under the Parton, Bishop Michael Neary is made up of 8 members and is constituted as follows:


Patron's Nominee & Chairperson: Frank McCarrick 

Patron's Nominee: Fr. Karl Burns

Teachers' Nominee & School Principal: Fergus Seoighe

Teachers' Nominee: Margo Randles

Parents' Nominee: Pádraig Burns

Parents' Nominee: Jacintha Reynolds

Community Nominee: Bridie Ryder

Community Nominee: Michael Treacey

Our Parent Teacher Association

Chairperson: Cynthia Doyle

Secretary: Coral Sheridan

Treasurers: Brian Clarke & Ian William

 Sharon Conway

Siobhán Moran

Deirdre O'Grady

David  Fallon

Thomas McGreal

Brendan McNally

Rita Paine

Leanne Johnston

Sharon Conway

Renata Kierionack

Sean  Sweeney

Piotr Piskorek

Our Mission Statement

As a Roman Catholic school we in Scoil Phádraig strive to educate in a holistic manner with due regard for the uniqueness of each child and for his/her individual circumstances.  We strive to develop a spirituality enriched, intellectually motivated, socially integrated individual who will proactively participate in his/her education.  We value working in  partnership with parents and with the local community.  We care for one another and our planet earth.

Our History

Scoil Phádraig was formed in 2006 following the amalgamation of the CBS Boys School and the Convent Girls School and is the largest primary school in Westport with 300+ pupils.

The present school was the location of the Covent girls school and the new 16 classroom school will be loacted on the site of the old Christain Brothers National School

School Opening Times

8:35am - Playground Supervision begins

8:45am - Tuition begins for all classes

10:45am - Sos

12:30am - Lón

1:25pm - Home Time for infant classes

2:25pm - Home Time for all classes

Staff of Scoil Phádraig

Children: 335

Principal: 1

Class Teachers: 12

SEN/LST/EAL Teachers: 9

SNAs: 6

Secretaries: 2

Mainstream Class Teachers

Carol Barrett

Philomena McConville

Leona Ruane

Helen Lydon

Laverne Heneghan

Mary Timlin

James Horkan

Anne McGonagle

Pádraig Sammon

Margo Randles

Colette Fleming

Seán Mulchrone

Learning Support Teachers

Brigid Gilboy

Sharon Brady


Resource Teachers

Gerard Murphy

Sharon McGreal

Sorcha Ní Fhilbín

Gina Duffy


English as an Additional Language Teacher:

Róisín Gormley

Cathríona Sweeney

Karina Hanley

Special Needs Assistants

Geraldine McNally

Margaret Moran

Tadhg McNally

Noreen Lally

Mary Conroy

Rachel Ruane


Mary Kearns

Olivia Dyar



Seánie McNally

Tom Friel


Principal: Fergus Seoighe

Deputy Principal: Sharon Brady

Assistant Principal: Collette Fleming



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