St. Patrick's Academy, Lisburn
The aim of the Academy is to promote opportunities for personal fulfilment and educational excellence within a safe and caring environment based upon mutual respect and our Catholic ethos. There is a strong emphasis on academic excellence and achievement for all, and our teachers have very high expectations for every pupil, regardless of ability.
Google Classroom codes can be requested through the form on the website or by private message to our social media pages. When requesting codes please state:
Goodbye Year 14
We're missing all our students these days but we're particularly missing our Year 14 students who are finishing their time at St Patrick's. 😢
We know that life is uncertain for everyone at the minute but we wanted you to know that we miss you, we're still here for you and you'll always be part of our St Patrick's community.
Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon.
Weekly Parent Update - Monday 22nd June
This is our final week of remote learning and I want to say a huge thank you to all parents for your help and support during this extended period of lockdown. Without your help the last thirteen weeks would have been even more challenging and difficult to manage. Together I believe we have helped to keep our pupils motivated and on course. I think you busy parents are ready for a well-deserved break! I also want to say how immensely proud I am of our students and the resilience they have displayed.
This week we would ask pupils to complete outstanding tasks, finish online novels and reflect upon their experiences of using Google classroom. I know we as staff have learned a lot and will be refining our use of this teaching platform in the future.
Again, can I remind you of the importance of notifying the school regarding any changes in address or phone numbers. Our quickest means of communication is a text message or posting on our website so please regularly check out our site. We will be in contact regarding future arrangements as soon as they are confirmed as they are still evolving. This is our latest statement from Peter Weir, Minister of Education; “As you are all aware, the response to COVID-19 is ongoing, informed by regular review of scientific and medical advice and the Northern Ireland Executive’s Coronavirus 5-stage Recovery Plan.” We will be in contact in August to outline our arrangements.
Finally, I hope everyone has a safe and happy summer. We hope families will use the time to reflect, relax and reenergise. The staff look forward to welcoming our pupils back for the new academic year when we can continue to grow and flourish as a community. To those not returning we wish you every happiness and success in your new endeavours.
Summer Counselling Service
Counselling will still be accessible to our pupils over the summer. All referrals can be made directly via the digital referral form on the Familyworks website or via the telephone helpline numbers, which are 02891821721 and 02891820341.
Please see link to the Familyworks website:
Please check out their social media accounts for further details:
Special Family Support Hub Newsletter
Safeguarding - Useful Numbers and Information
Resetting Pupil Passwords
Passwords expire 120 days after they were last reset.
If pupils are unable to access Google Classroom or their school email, it is more than likely that their password has expired.
To reset a pupil password there are two options:
Option 1: the pupil knows their old password
Option 2: the pupil does not remember their password
Uploading and submitting work in Google Classroom