Welcome to the website of St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh.
I trust that it will give you an initial impression of the life and work of the school and introduce you to our friendly, caring, supportive & successful educational environment.
Catholic Schools Week 2020
As we celebrate Catholic Schools' Week 2020 we reflect on the work that our St Vincent de Paul Group carries out all year round. These various activities show SPGA's witness to Catholic education in action and demonstrate how the Gospel values are entwined in our own school values. Our SDVP group reach out to the local community in any way they can, helping the Sisters of Charity work with the homeless, spending time with members of the Armagh Mens' Shed and visiting the Orchard Lodge Nursing Home regularly and bringing smiles to the faces of the residents.
Recently students met with Auxiliary Bishop Michael Router at the Catholic Schools' Week service in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Portadown. Our students brought a tree to this service which was blessed and will now be planted in our school grounds.
Catholic Schools Week 2020
St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Armagh, held an Open Day for P7 students and their parents recently. Visitors were welcomed on arrival to St Patrick’s by School Principal, Mr Dominic Clarke, and addressed by Niall McBride, St. Patrick’s Head Boy, and Year 8 student Ruairi Doyle, as they described their experiences in St Patrick’s. Ross Cunningham, a Year 10 student, also performed a song from our recent school production, Our Day Out. These speeches gave Primary 7 pupils and parents an impression of life in St. Patrick’s and highlighted the ability of staff to bring out the best in every student-academically, artistically and in sporting endeavours. Head Boy, Niall, summed up his experiences over the past seven years by referencing the school motto “Fratres In Unum” which translates as Brothers Together and spoke warmly of the support, friendship and academic opportunities afforded him in St. Patrick’s. Mr Clarke reinforced this by reassuring parents that “Here in St. Patrick’s your child will experience an excellent, quality, challenging education. We have the highest expectations for all students and St. Patrick’s staff work very hard to ensure that every student has the opportunities to reach their full potential.
We offer an 11-19 education – a broad, balanced curriculum that caters for all talents and abilities; challenging each boy to thrive and develop.”
Senior Prefects, Year 8 students and staff then teamed up as guides to direct the visitors around the school’s extensive facilities and to view the work of students past and present. Having viewed many of the school’s departments parents and Primary 7 students commented on the warm and friendly atmosphere of St. Patrick’s Grammar School
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