About Us

Welcome to St Patrick’s Girls’ National School, Gardiner’s Hill, Cork City

We are a Girls School, situated in Cork  City on Gardiner’s Hill with pedestrian access just off Ballyhooley Road.  We are a school with a Christian ethos, under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross. We have classes from First class to Sixth class with pupils between the ages of seven and thirteen.

We strive for excellence in all areas of a child’s development. This involves promoting courtesy and respect and self-discipline, honesty and trustworthiness, tolerance, loyalty and generosity in all the children. Enhancement of self-esteem is fostered through curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Literacy and Numeracy are priority school subjects. Specialist programmes in Visual and Performing Arts, Science and Physical Education provide our students with outstanding opportunities to discover and develop their interests and skills.

St. Patrick’s Girls’ NS fosters a strong community spirit.  Students take up a wide range of leadership roles and actively participate in the Student Council and Green Schools Committee.  Parents are actively involved in a wide range of school programs at all levels including Preparation for the Sacraments, Fundraising, Board of Management and Parents’ Group and Home School Links activities.

Over recent years the school has been refurbished. It provides a stimulating environment for all our educational activities. Please feel free to browse our site to see all the wonderful things we do at school.