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Contact Details:
Secretary: Sandra O' Callaghan
Principal: Shane Foley
Deputy Principal: Brendan Duffy
Chairperson of Board of Management: Philip O' Kelly
Phone: 021-4502024
Address: St. Patrick's B.N.S.
             Gardiners Hill
Facebook Public Group: St. Patrick's Boys' School, Gardiner's Hill.

What should you do if your son or you has a problem in school?  Let us help!

(Teachers cannot be taken from their class/teaching duties during classtime unless prearrranged by appointment. Whilst your concern or issue may seem urgent, the teacher must organise a suitable time to meet with you when his/her pupils are being cared for by another teacher. Parents are never to approach classes to meet teachers without a previous appointment and letting the principal/secretary know. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our happy and busy pupils, parents and staffmembers.)

The first thing you should do is let the child's teacher know what the problem is. You can do this in a number of ways.

1. Write a note in the homework journal.
2. Request a phonecall/appointment with the teacher through the homewok journal.
3. Ring the school secretary Sandra 0214502024 to arrange an appointment to meet with the teacher.

Communicating/Meeting with St. Patrick's B.N.S. Staffmembers: Give Respect, Get Respect!

Ó gach duine a dhícheall!- From each person their best.
We have very high expectations of respectful communication with and from all our pupils and parents. Even when issues/concerns/ problems arise in your son's educational life, we have very high expectations of respectful communication from all parties i.e. parents, pupils and staff. We ask you to keep this in mind in all commmunications,interactions, phonecalls and meetings with the school, staff members, other parents and other pupils.

When you meet the teacher explain the problem as clearly and calmly as possible. Be prepared to work with the teacher and your child to resolve the problem. Be prepared to hear the teacher/staffmembers viewpoint or side of the story.

If the problem cannot be resolved at this level, the next step is to involve the school Principal Shane Foley. You should make an appointment by ringing the school Secretary Sandra O' Callaghan on 0214502024.

If the problem remains unresolved the next step is to contact the Board of Management of the school. You can do this by emailing your concern to Philip O' Kelly, Chairperson of the Board of Management at
You can also send by post to Philip O' Kelly, Chairperson BOM, St. Patrick's BNS, Gardiners Hill, Cork.

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