Both schools moved to new premises on Killyman Road in September 1901; the Academy building was to be the home of the school for the next seventy years. The Boys’ Academy was always led by the clergymen appointed by the Tyrone Roman Catholic Board of Education, while the Girls’ Academy was led by a senior member of the Sisters of Mercy.
I would like to acknowledge the good wishes extended to me by staff, pupils, families and governors as I begin my new role as Principal of St Patrick’s Academy.
As a Catholic school, our aim is that the pupils in our care are nurtured in ‘a lived and living’ Faith. We endeavour to provide spiritual nourishment which is meaningful and enhancing in the face of ever-increasing materialism and the erosion of traditional values.
School governance refers to the system of policies and practices that are in place to manage and operate a school. It involves the leadership and decision-making processes of the school, including the roles of trustees, board of governors, and other key individuals such as the principal and teachers. Good school governance is essential for the smooth running and success of the school, as it helps to ensure that the needs and interests of all stakeholders are taken into consideration.