About Us

Patrician Primary School is a two-storied, co-educational school in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The school caters for classes ranging from 2nd to 6th, with a current enrolment of approximately 325 pupils.

Led by the principal, David Dempsey, the school has a staff of 21 teachers, 6 special needs assistants, our secretary, Susan, and caretaker, Paschal.

The school has a Catholic ethos and is under the patronage of the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin, Bishop Denis Nulty.

As the oldest school in Newbridge, the Patrician Primary School boasts a proud tradition of education in the town of Newbridge, while we also provide a wide array of extra-curricular activities; senior and junior brass bands, boys’ and girls’ football, hurling, soccer, athletics and choir.

Patrician Primary School in the snow

School Staff

Principal: David Dempsey

Secretary: Susan Creggy

Caretaker: Paschal Murray

2nd Class Teachers: Brenda Callaghan, Ciara Heffernan

3rd Class Teachers: Cathy Gorman, Jamie Headon, Emma Browne

4th Class Teachers:  Mary King, Breda O'Rourke, Malvin Moloney

5th Class Teachers:   Ciana O'Brien, Mark Fogarty, Katie McElligott

6th Class Teachers:   Aoife O'Sullivan, Cormac O'Shea, Elaine Ryan

SET Teachers: Aileen Branagan, Joan Brennan, Monica Bridge, Jennifer Coffey, Olivia Coomey, Noreen Higgins, Ailish O’Shea, Ciara O'Sullivan, Órla Wright, Amy Kelly

SNAs: Ann Corcoran, Lisa Cunningham, Pauline Kenny, Doreen Keyes, Deirdre Nolan,  Sandra Whelan

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