Always made the effort for each and every one of the students. Always fair and without judgement. Took all opinions into consideration & never made you feel like you didn't matter.
A great man, a great principal. Knew everyone and always had time to talk. Had a great vision for the college and was rightly concerned with its image. A great principal who is sorely missed.
knew every single student like the back of his hand!..ya'd miss him around the place!
Pat was the boost that Newbridge College needed. Found him very fair and reasonable to male & female students. Encouraged after school activities. 100% committed to NC, sad he is gone..
Pat was the best thing to happen to the school and I miss him so much. From everyone that i have talked to no-one wanted him to leave
Such a legend!! Totally commited to the school inside nd out!! Please come bac!!
Great principal will really be missed. really dedicated nd overall nice person(normally) helped me out alot. really dont want him to leave
ahhhh hes ok, if he wants something hes persistant to get it ......i suppose hes ok though!
firm but fair got me out of trouble many times legend
Good principle, Hard working. Not an easy task to be in charge of 1,120 students Id say. Strict, but would never advise you wrongly
Excuse me one moment please! a brilliant headmaster,v interested in every student, if you cooperate with him he's more than willing to help.we salute you,sir!
A fantastic principal, dedicated to his students and his school, exhibits great pride in all that we have achieved and always encourages, inspirational.
A true gentle man, some times hard to understand, but he'd do anything for you.
Honest, open and fair. A true gentleman, who is reasonable, helpful and knowledgable in areas ignored by many others. Does an impeccable job.
The pat man is one of a dying breed. A true gent who is caring, considerate and scarily calculated - he always knows what is happening. A genuine good guy.
while many dislike him he is excellent at his job and you cant knock him for that. always fair to me and i only see that now. 5 years later.
I can't say where people think that he treats some people unfairly, he obviously won't think you're great if you are a waster, really thoughtful and considerate
i was only one of a select few who liked him cos he listened to genuine concerns.never did much, mind, but listened.
Pat liked things to be done his way. He changed a lot of things in the college, some for the best, and some not so good. i got on well, but others didnt.
can never really give anyone his full atention. okay okay okay!!!!
not the worst in the world. takes some things too far but trys his best all d time. a good man
He is an outstanding principal. I will always have great respect for him. Had my run in's with him in the past, but he was always fair and understanding. Legend
Pat is a legend im in my final months of 6th year i appriciate what has been done for me the last 5years the college wont be the same without pat LEGEND
Can be very iratating over petty things like uniform and to say he only talks to A students or jocks is a lie,he's a fair man who looks out for ur best interest
a true professional, workaholic, takes time to kno us all. Iv left the school and appreciate him now. So will all else. Good reputation nationally. Intelligent.
u try running a school with 800 students, knowing each one individually and then u can critisise. keep up the good work pat!
Being a principal of a school involves image, he takes pride in the college and simply tries to enourage the students to do the same. a great man. enough said.
It's so hypocritical to say that he is obsessed with the image of the school, take a look around almost everyone in our school is image obsessed
You better be a rugby-loving Jock or this man won't have much time for you. No surprise that everybody has claimed he worries most about Schools image.
He doesn't care about students AT ALL. All he cares about is the school's image. And uniformity. He suppresses individuality.
Never ever listens to anyones opion. thinks hes always right and is very unhelpful. Its his way or the highway. Blocks our individuality.
I like the man...he's nice, has good ideas, even if he implements them terribly betimes. Has a good appreciation of character (generally) and is trusting.
only cares about his schools image and not the pupils
Made a major point of sayin to us "don't tell your parents everything".
to be honest, he did his job very well. i personally didnt get on with him but he is a good principal
A principal with vision. Definitatly not universally loved, but respected by all. Always approachable and helpful.