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New Row Primary School,Castledawson

NRPS Adopt a Saint Project: A message from our School Council

We, the School Council, have been very busy with our ‘Adopt a Saint’ project. As a school we have decided to adopt a Saint to strengthen our identity and represent and support us in times of prayer, need and celebration.

We invited all the children in school to complete a homework on their favourite Saint. The council then sorted the homework to see which Saints were the most popular. After a discussion we decided that we would choose a Saint to represent our school by looking at which one has the most meaning to us, not just the most popular.

As a council we went around the classes to thank all our friends for participating in this process. We also thanked parents and the community by creating a video for the school website. You can view this by clicking the link on this page.

We then met with Fr Gates to update and involve him in this project. He was very impressed and gave us lots of good advice! We also created a noticeboard for St. Patrick’s Chapel.

The next big job will be to decide on our chosen Saint!


Adopt a Saint: Link to Community Consultation March 2022


Adopt a saint updates

School Council Update March 2022
15th Mar 2022

Update: March 2022

Sharing our work with the New Row Community

  • As part of the process we would like to share our work with the community and consult with them about what and why we think this is a good idea.
  • If you have a connection with the New Row family, we would love some feedback. 
  • Please take a little time to complete a short survey. It will close at 4pm on Monday 4th April 2022.
  • A link to this survey can be found on this page.

Many thanks as always to our wonderful school community

Mrs Deirdre Graffin (Principal)
on behalf of the School Council, pupils, staff and governors of New Row PS