School Year 2018 / 2019
  • Our Lady's Bower

    School for Girls, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

  • Curriculum

    Junior Cycle, Senior Cycle, Transition Year, Career Guidance

  • Transition Year

    Musical, Drama, Junk Kouture, Gaisce, Scifest, Young Scientist, Young Social Innovators

  • Extra Curriculum

    Music, Art, Hockey, Gaelic, Basketball, Athletics, Debating

An Grianán Mhuire

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Welcome

Our Lady’s Bower places emphasis on high scholastic achievement

yet equal provision is given to the personal and spiritual development of all our students.

Our motto “Each for all and all for God

Mannequin Challenge

Food Art Competition

Food Art Competition

We first eat with our eyes and the entries for this year’s Food Art Competition ...
3A Present Cheque to ISPCA

3A Present Cheque to ISPCA

On Friday Nov. 16th the class of 3A travelled to the National Animal Centre in ...
Junior Mayor Elections

Junior Mayor Elections

On Oct. 26th and coinciding with Ireland’s Presidential election, the polling station opened in Our ...
Student Council Attend Comhairle na nÓg AGM

Student Council Attend Comhairle na nÓg AGM

Members of our Student Council attended Westmeath Comhairle na nÓg AGM on Oct. 23rd in ...
TY Workshops

TY Workshops

WRAP Programme Our TYs recently completed a day-long WRAP workshop with Cognitive Behaviour Therapists, Collette ...
Disability Awareness Workshops

Disability Awareness Workshops

It was lovely to welcome Katie Bourke back to the school to work with our ...
Bower Basketballers Take on Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown

Bower Basketballers Take on Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown

U16s After a “lengthy” bus journey, the Bower under 16s started the game a little ...
Swimming Success

Swimming Success

Congratulations to our school’s Swim Team on their very impressive performance at the Connaught Schools ...

Ms. Anne Beades
Ms. Anne BeadesDeputy Principal
Mr. Noel Casey
Mr. Noel CaseyPrincipal
Ms. Annette Craven
Ms. Annette Craven1st Year Head

Meet the Team

 

Curriculum

Junior Cycle, Senior Cycle, AEN, TY, Career Guidance, Religious Educations
Our school excels in the personal development of its students in academic studies, sports and the Arts. Our Lady’s Bower places firm emphasis on high scholastic achievement, yet equal provision is given to personal development

Transition Year

Musical, Drama, Junk Kouture, Scifest, First Aid, Young Scientist, Young Social Innovators
Our programme aims to promote the holistic development of our students and to prepare them for their role as responsible members of society. It is designed to provide pupils with the opportunity to discover their own talents

Guidance

At Our Lady’s Bower the prime mission is to ensure that every student will reach her full potential
The guidance counsellor ensures that from her early days in the school students are advised on third level entry requirements. Students who may be experiencing personal difficulties may also avail of counselling on a confidential basis.

Parents Area

Uniform

Information on School Uniform and PE Uniform

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Book List

Books required for various subjects at all levels

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Dates

Important Dates for School Term, Meetings, Exams

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Subjects

Curriculum – Core Subjects and Optional Subjects

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Further Information


The Sunday Times, 27th August 2017, identified Our Lady’s Bower as a top feeder school (non-fee paying) outside of Dublin to universities with 97% of the girls from the 2017 class in third level.

Our Lady’s Bower ranked in the top 50 schools out of 400, the only Westmeath school to make the top 50. 10% of the girls in the class of 2016 were awarded scholarships to Irish universities.

We invite you to explore Our Lady’s Bower

Check out  our prospectus online

Online Prospectus