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 1st June
Welcome to sunny June! It is hard to believe that there are four weeks left of this term. We would ask all of our pupils to keep up the momentum and focus for the next month. I would ask Yr11 parents, in particular, to monitor their child’s participation on Google Classroom as we have two extremes: those working diligently; and, those who are completing very little. I remind you that your son/daughter is in the middle of a two year course and I cannot stress enough the importance of him/her keeping up with work set and the course content being covered.
There will be no summer examinations this year as we feel it is an unfair burden on pupils and parents and poses real difficulties for students with no IT access. We did issue a detailed formative report in January and tracking reports throughout the year.
A number of pupils have text books and novels belonging to the school and I would ask that you store them safely until they can be returned. The price of textbooks has risen significantly in recent years and we simply do not have the means to replace them.
Year Heads and Class Tutors will be continuing with pastoral emails this week. The purpose is to connect with your child and to offer him/her some support and encouragement. Mr Ward and Mrs McCann are also available if you have any pastoral concerns in relation to your child. They can be contacted at school on 02892664877 or emailed:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Y13 students are reminded that applications for Head Boy/Girl and Senior Prefects are due to be returned to Mrs. Montgomery by Friday 5th June.
I hope everyone has a productive week and stays safe.
Mental Health Awareness Week
For Mental Health Awareness Week we want to remind everyone to be kind, keep talking and get in touch if you need further support.
Some website you can visit for further support are:
Mental Health Foundation
Update on Examinations
Special Family Support Hub Newsletter
Suggested Schedules for Pupils
We are moving to online counselling. Our school counselling service will continue to be offered to pupils by Familyworks Counselling Services. This will be available every Wednesday morning by phone or video calling. The service is available for existing and new clients. New pupils interested should email https://familyworksni.com/. The counselling service also offers helpful online support materials for pupils and parents during this difficult time.
Please see link to the Familyworks website:
Please check out their social media accounts for further details:
Autism Advisory and Intervention Service
A message from our SENCO Mrs Devlin.
In collaboration with our young people and parents, the Education Authority Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS) has designed a booklet, specifically for our post-primary pupils. The booklet is called “Staying Safe: - Dealing with COVID-19. A booklet for post-primary pupils” and is currently available from the following link:
The booklet aims to explain what coronavirus and COVID-19 are, will provide advice on taking precautions and how we can look after one another, will provide advice on remote learning and a focus on emotional well-being during these challenging times of school closures.
Additional resources can be downloaded here:
Beating the Virus
Year 12, Year 13 & Year 14 Pupils
Attention all Y12, Y13 and Y14 pupils please continue to also check your C2K email accounts regularly for important updates and communication from your teachers.
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