History of Our School

A tradition of excellence was established in 1956 by Father M. J. McNamara. In January of that year St. Patrick's School opened on Haultain Street with 4 classrooms and 50 pupils. In the late spring of 1956 the school moved to its present location. Sister Mary Edmunda was the first principal, and she remained at the school until 1961. In that same year a new gymnasium was added to the facilities.

In 1962 the school accepted students up to Grade 9 - the enrolment being approximately 450 students. In 1965 Sister Norah Keane was appointed principal and held the position for 14 years. Partial aid was granted to the school in 1977, and the school came under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. We are proud to have a history of the teaching ministry of the Sisters of St. Ann as our foundation and heritage.

During 1991-92, we welcomed the opening of the new wing of St. Patrick's which houses the Kindergarten class, Grades 1 and 2, the Music Room, Computer Room and the Learning Assistance Room. During 1993-94 we completed renovations to the 1956 wing by refurbishing the classrooms, library, and adding a new administration area, complete with an infirmary and staff room. In 2006, a new Music Hall and primary playing field were constructed.

 

Testimonials
When I came to St. Patrick's I was a very shy girl; it was difficult for me to leave my mother’s safe and loving arms. St. Patrick's, especially the teachers, helped me with this. Now that I’m in grade seven I look back and realize there was never once that I felt ignored or uncared for. I will never forget St. Patrick's and what it did for me.
Olivia Student
At St. Patrick’s we’ve always been encouraged to participate in school sports and clubs. It is a loving place where we are all accepted for who we are. Leaving the St. Patrick’s community is going to be very hard. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience here and hopefully you will too!
Sophie Student
St. Patrick’s School has opened my mind to learn new things and to meet new people. St. Patrick’s is like family; all the people have great spirit and all the teachers are like second parents. The teachers are so understanding that I feel confident asking a question if I don’t understand something. My relationship with God has become stronger since the first day I came to St. Patrick’s.
Rayna Student