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Our Board of Management

Our dedicated school Board of Management works behind the scenes to ensure the school runs smoothly.  The Board meets regularly and consists of eight members:

  • Two nominees of the patron

  • Two parents of children in the school – a mother and a father, elected by the parents

  • The principal

  • One other teacher – elected by the teaching staff

  • Two community representatives

The Board's responsibility is to manage the school in line with the ethos, policies and procedures as laid down by the Patron and the Minister for Education & Skills. In practice this is largely achieved by facilitating a child-centred educational environment which is in partnership with the Principal and the staff as well as the parents and the parish. We also note our ongoing desire, wherever possible, to be a place of welcome for those outside our immediate community; new-comers to our town, those of other faiths and none.

The members of the Board of Management generously volunteer their time to ensure the smooth running of the school. It is not the function of the Board to get involved in the day-to-day running of the school. This is handled by the principal and other staff members.

Meet the Current Board Members


Canon David Mungavin

Chairperson – Patron’s rep

David has been Rector of St Patrick’s Church since 2009 and a member of the Board of Management since 2009. He is a Canon of Christchurch Cathedral. David takes whole school assemblies every Wednesday and 6th Class Confirmation preparation.

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Trevor Philips

Treasurer – Community Rep

Trevor is the father of two boys, both of whom attended St Patricks, the youngest leaving in 2017. With a background in Accountancy, he is currently the managing partner in a Tax Advisory Practice. A keen golfer he also serves on the committee in Greystones Golf Club. He is delighted to be joining the board at such an exciting time in the development of the school.

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Rachel Harper

Principal – Staff Rep

Rachel has been Principal of the school since January 2019. Previous to that, she was Principal in Nuns Cross Ashford for 7 years.


Victoria Quinn

Staff Rep

Victoria has worked in St Patrick’s for the last two years. She retrained as a teacher after a 20 year career in media. She has three children and is currently teaching 6th class. 

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Laura Bourne

Parent’s Rep

Laura is a mother of two children in the school and is also a past pupil of St. Patrick’s herself. A former journalist with 10 years’ experience working in media, she retrained in 2017 and is now the Sales and Lettings manager of the local, family-run business Schnittger Bourne Property Services. She is a member of the It Takes A Village initiative committee and began her STPNS journey as a parent serving on the PTA last year.

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Andrew Johnston

Parent’s Rep

Andrew is a father of three children, two of whom currently attend the school. A corporate executive with 20 years’ experience, of which a significant portion of that is at board level.  Andrew is an active member of the Greystones community within clubs and charities and has enjoyed fund raising for both. Andrew has also previously served on a number of sporting and community committees and boards.


Arthur Godsil

Patron's Rep

Arthur has been involved in international education for 46 years.  In 1977, he joined St Andrew’s College as a teacher and in 1990 he was appointed Headmaster. For 20 years he was a member of the Joint Managerial Body (JMB), which represents 400 voluntary secondary schools in Ireland. He has been President of the Irish School Heads Association (ISA) and a member of that organisation for 23 years.
In 2013 after 23 years as Headmaster, he set up Godsil Education (GE) with his daughter, Emma.


Jennifer Lewis

Community Rep

My background is in counselling, life coaching and student development. I founded GRA in 1991 and a children’s home in Romania to support disadvantaged children. I live in Greystones and have 4 grand children in St. Patrick’s school.

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