About us

Welcome to the website of St. Paul’s National School!

School Building

St. Paul’s is a state of the art, modern, infant school situated in the heart of Athlone. It is unique in that it is the only infant school in the town. We cater for boys and girls from Junior Infants to First Class. St. Paul’s is a catholic school which embraces and celebrates many different cultures, abilities and learning styles. We are privileged to have Little Acorns Montessori Pre-School operating on the school premises.

Some of the features of our school include:

• 3 Junior Infant Classes
• 4 Senior Infant Classes
• 3 First Classes
• Approximately 20 children in each class
• Support team of language & resource teachers
• Ancillary Staff: Secretary, I.T. support, caretaker, cleaner & traffic warden
• Breakfast Club
• After Schools Club
• Montessori Pre-School

Facilities on-site include:

• Warm, colourful, fully-equipped, modern classrooms
• Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom
• Fully equipped assembly hall with stage lighting & sound
• 7 resource rooms
• Our own school library with an extensive selection of books and multimedia resources
• 2 large outdoor play areas
• Award-winning landscaped gardens

Extra-curricular activities:

• Irish Dancing
• Hip-hop
• Yoga
• Tin whistle
• Feile Ceoil Performances
• Art workshops
• Library visits
• Historical trips