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Fáilte Romhaibh go dtí Scoil Phádraic Cailíní

Ciara Greene - Principal

Ciara Greene – Principal

Scoil Phádraic Cailíní is an all girls primary school located in the parish of Donabate in North County Dublin. We are a Catholic school under the patronage of the Archbishop of Dublin.

Our Team

At present we have approximately 440 students and a teaching staff of 20 which includes classroom teachers and learning support teachers. Our Special Needs Assistants help children with special needs to integrate into the mainstream classes

We also have the services of a school psychologist when required, full secretarial and caretaking staff all of which are under the leadership of a full-time dedicated principal Ms Ciara Greene. Assisting Ms Greene with the running of the school are Deputy Principal Ms Una Kelly and Assistant Principal Ms Fiona Nunan.

Scoil Phádraic is a caring, happy and vibrant school. We endeavour to create a warm safe secure environment for all the children. The teachers provide an interesting and appropriate curriculum for their pupils and a wealth of resources are used to enhance teaching and learning.

The school ethos is firmly rooted in the Catholic tradition. Its Christian vision embraces diversity and difference and acknowledges the valuable contribution that each has to make. The principle of inclusiveness, equality of access and participation are promoted together with respect for diversity of values, beliefs and traditions.

Staff 2017

Mission Statement

Scoil Phádraic Cailíní is a Catholic primary school which aims to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and aesthetic needs of the pupils are identified and addressed.

While Scoil Phádraic Cailíní is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also has due recognition for all other religions.


Scoil Phádraic Cailíní will strive to bring each child closer to God through the practice and teaching of our Catholic faith in partnership with parents and Priest.


Scoil Phádraic Cailíní will promote the highest standards of academic achievement consistent with the requirements of our curriculum and the abilities of all our students.


Scoil Phádraic Cailíní will promote a spirit of co-operation, tolerance and mutual respect between individuals and groups both within our school and the community.


Scoil Phádraic Cailíní will give our children the opportunity to experience the pleasure and fulfilment of participation in structured physical activity and to make them aware of its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.


Scoil Phádraic Cailíní will endeavour to enrich the children’s experience by fostering an appreciation and enjoyment of music, dance, art and drama. To establish a friendly and cheerful atmosphere of co-operation and learning, and consideration of the welfare of others.

Scoil Phádraic Cailíní will encourage the involvement of parents through home/school contacts and through their involvement in the Parents’ Association.

Board of Management

The school is run by a Board of Management chaired by school Manager Lisa English. The Board of Management is appointed every four years and is composed of representatives of the patron, parents and teachers.

Board of Management – Members

December 2015 – November 2019

  • Chairperson – Lisa English
  • Principal – Ciara Greene
  • Treasurer – Paul Daly
  • Patron Representative – Fr Pat Reilly
  • Teacher Representative – Siobhan Meade
  • Parent Representative – Deborah Feeney
  • Parent Representative – Hubert Higgins
  • Community Representative – Margaret O’Neill

Together We Learn, Together We Succeed!