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
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
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.
Billy has 3 grown up boys, all of whom went to St. Patrick's NS as does his granddaughter. He is on the St Patrick’s Church Vestry and Garden Club. Currently he is looking at a biodiversity plan for the Church grounds. He runs a weekly hill walking group (The hill billies) and also sea swims.