OPEN DAY 2016
The Grammar School Open Day take place on Friday 18th Novemeber 2 - 4 p.m. Please note that due to ongoing construction work there is no parking available on the school grounds.
Welcome to St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School, St Patrick's Close, Dublin 8
We are a co-educational, voluntary secondary school under the patronage of the Board of Governors. Currently there are about 175 pupils from all over the greater Dublin area and further afield. The school is situated beside St Patrick's Cathedral, which provides an ancient setting for major services and special occasions.
As the ethos of the school is that of Church of Ireland, we are ecumenical, open and welcoming, believing children learn and benefit greatly from interacting with others of a different background, race or creed. This encourages tolerance and acceptance in our multicultural society.
Our mission is to encourage students to strive for excellence in their academic studies and extra-curricular activities. We try to create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, in which we can help students to reach their full potential.
Being small in size the school is very much a community, where students of all ages mix happily. As a community we seek to instill respect, integrity, courtesy, kindness and consideration for others.
You can see the video of our Proclamation Day Ceremony here
The Grammar School has submitted the following recordings for the 2015 Lyric Fm Choirs for Christmas Competition. You can listen to the recordings by clicking here.
Male Choir Somehwere Only We Know by Keane
Girls Choir RTÉ Lyric Fm 2015 Commision Child Within by Elaine Agnew
Girls Choir My Favourite Things (with a Christmas Twist) by Richard Rogers
School Senior Choir Suantraí ár Slánaitheora (The Saviours Lullaby) by Fiontán O Cearbhaill featuring Soprano Soloists Hannah Mc Cann (form 3) and Rosanna West (form 4)
On Thursday 3rd of December, former student of the Choir and Grammar School Mr. Jonathan Nangle recorded three choirs from the Grammar school. Students from Form 1 up to form 6 participated in this exciting project. The students worked really hard and managed to record four pieces in less than two hours proving that no challenge is too big for these fabulous singers. Luke Lally Maguire from form 6 provided the piano accompaniment and soloists Hannah Mc Cann (form 3) and Rosanna West (form 4) alongside the Male, Girls and Senior Choir gave fantastic performances.
Being a small school, St Patrick’s is a very close community. Students are encouraged to be caring and considerate of each other and of those in the wider community beyond the school environs.Every year students fund raise for a number of Charities, and in doing so learn about the work of these organisations and the tremendous good that they do. One such organisation that has especially caught their imagination is the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. This organisation asks each student to fill a shoe box full of Christmas gifts for a boy or girl in another country who would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas.Transition year students in particular invite speakers from many charitable organisations to the school, to discuss the work of the charity. Frequently they proceed to fundraise for several of these organisations.The School Care Team have overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of pastoral care in the school. This team comprises: The Principal, Ms Giblin, Ms Staunton, Rev. Oxley and our Career Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Griffin.If students have difficulties, our counsellor, Ms Griffin, is available and students may meet with her to discuss in confidence any issues that may be troubling them. A confidential appointment may be arranged through the school office.Finally, all members of the teaching staff including the Rev Oxley (School Chaplain), Deputy Principal and Principal are always willing to discuss issues with any student who may need support or assistance.
Activities in Our School
All students have physical education classes weekly and they are encouraged to participate in a range of sporting activities from rugby, football, basketball, unihoc, badminton, and gymnastics to aerobics and step aerobics. In addition, rugby, hockey, and football are available out of school hours.
Extra-curricular Activities include: book club, creative writing group, fashion & jewellery club, football, glee, hockey, girl's cathedral choir, green gchools, homework club, maths clinic, table tennis and rugby. Some students also take part in Future Creators at The Digital Hub, Comhairle ná nÓg in Dublin City Council and the Leinster Schools Debating Competition.
The St Patrick's Cathedral Grammar School Choir is open to all students from 1st-6th year. The choir is all-inclusive choir as there is no audition and currently has 60 members. The dedicated students meet every Wednesday morning at 8am and also rehearse during lunchtimes. Every year the choir performs at the annual open day and school concert as well as at a number of school services in the Cathdedral. During 2015/16 the choir competed and won several awards at the Sligo Internation Choral Festival, The Wesley College Music Festival and the Feis Ceoil.
St. Patricks Cathedral Grammar School is a small coeducational school in the heart of Dublin 8. Music and Choir play a central role in the life at St. Patricks. All pupils in forms 1 to 3 have the opportunity to participate in choir class. The boys and girls explore a wide variety of music including classical, popular and sacred music. Recently, the 35 girls from forms 1 to 3 came together to perform Sara Bareilles/Ingrid Michaelson’s Winter Song. They are very much looking forward to more performances throughout 2015. This is the first time the girls have entered the RTÉ Lyric Fm Choirs for Christmas Competition. They really enjoyed performing and recording the song and hope you like it too!
Click here to hear the song
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