We also have an outstanding Pastoral Care system where ‘Every child matters’ and staff promote our policy of ‘championing the child’, where they are the advocate for the child and support them in their learning and personal development. Our College Chaplain Father Patrick Baker and our Chair of the Board of Governors Father Patrick Doherty help add to the spiritual dimension of our Catholic College. We have a strong Catholic ethos, which manifests itself in many ways, not least the incredible generosity of our pupils when donating to the various charities that are supported by the College. We strongly promote a culture of respect with the pupils for themselves, each other, with staff, property and the environment. We believe that they carry this with them in all aspects of their life. This is very much the culture of the St Patrick’s family, which forms the heart of the South Derry community.