About Us

School Profile

St. Paul’s College is a non fee paying Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for boys only, operating under the Trusteeship of the Vincentian Fathers. It supports and promotes the Religious and Educational Philosophy of its Founder, St Vincent de Paul.

The College is managed by a Board of Management, funded by the Department of Education and Science and operates within the regulations and guidelines set down from time to time by that Department. The College has a very active Parents Association and a strong Students Council.

St. Paul’s College was founded in 1950 and the Board of Management was established in 1988.

As Trustees of St. Paul’s College, the Vincentian Fathers are also committed to the successful implementation of the Educational St. Paul’s College aims, with the resources available, to enable each of its students to develop his personality and character through religious, academic, social, cultural, and sporting activities. It seeks to educate students in their responsibility to the wider community.

The College makes every effort to ensure that the uniqueness and dignity of each person is respected, and responded to, especially through its pastoral care programme. The College Community is totally committed to supporting and maintaining the religious ethos of the College.  Being very aware of the ever-increasing influences and pressures placed on the lives of our students, we are even more concerned to maintaining Catholic values and practices. All programmes and courses taught in the College are frequently reviewed to take account of the changing needs of to-day’s world.

The Board of Management, Parents, Staff and Students, working as The School Community, aim to provide an environment which will allow each student to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, morally, and socially enabling them to fulfil their role in society.

St. Paul’s College supports the following principles :-

  • Parents are the primary educators of their children and the College will endeavour to work in a spirit of cooperation with them and keep them fully informed of their child’s progress.
  • Inclusiveness, particularly with reference to the enrolment of students with a disability or other special educational needs.
  • Equality with respect to maximum access and participation in the school.
  • Parental choice in relation to choice of school, having regard for the characteristic spirit of the school.
  • Respect for the diversity of beliefs, languages, traditions and ways of life in society.

All provisions and services of the school are affected by and subject to all relevant legislative provision1, the regulations and programmes of the Department of Education and Science and the availability of funding and resources.


Droichead School

Droichead (This is the Irish word for Bridge) is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers.

Droichead has been designed in collaboration with educators to reflect the importance of induction for new teachers as they are formally welcomed into teaching.

It is grounded in the belief that those best placed to conduct this formal welcome are experienced colleagues who have relevant and in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning in their respective schools.

Mr. Niall Cox
Ms. Maryrose Dowling

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