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St. Peter's National School, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Announcement from Archbishop Farrell

A message for parents of children due to receive sacraments in 2021

Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture their children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and we are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families. 

Message from Archbishop


Catholic Schools' Week 2021

Schedule for Catholic Schools

Catholic Ethos in St. Peter's N.S.


In view of our Catholic ethos, St. Peter's N.S. prides itself in being a caring and inclusive school, rooted in local parish communities where we form a central part of everyday life. Committed to the development of the whole person, we hand on Christian values and a shared Irish culture to the next generation. The vision that underpins Catholic education is rooted in the life of Jesus Christ and emphasises that every person is made in the image of God. Parents, teachers and St. Peter's parish work together in providing a child-centred education which includes preparation for the sacraments.

Our Catholic school is regulated by the Department of Education and Skills through the national curriculum. The school teaches all aspects of the curriculum and is committed to a quality education built on the professionalism of teachers and other staff. Parents and other members of local communities have made significant financial and other contributions to our school over many generations. There are Catholic schools in almost every country in the world. Children from various backgrounds are welcomed into Catholic schools. The number varies from one place to another but respect for all religions and for people of no faith is an important part of the life of the school.