School Year 2017 / 2018
  • 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

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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

Bower Swimmers Shine at Connacht Championships

Bower Swimmers Shine at Connacht Championships

Twelve swimmers from Our Lady’s Bower participated in the Connacht senior school championships which were ...
Claire is Cool Planet Champion

Claire is Cool Planet Champion

Sixth year Claire Lemass has been appointed Ireland’s first Cool Planet Champion. Claire has been ...
Adventure On the Wild Atlantic Way

Adventure On the Wild Atlantic Way

On Wednesday, 4 October transition year students from Our Lady’s Bower headed off to Westport ...
Claire and Ciara Collect Gold Medals

Claire and Ciara Collect Gold Medals

Ciara MacCarthy and Claire Lemass  travelled to Amsterdam for a week in September to participate ...
Bienvenue Iris

Bienvenue Iris

The French department of Our Lady’s Bower is delighted to welcome Iris Zaïm from Paris ...
Therese to Receive Scholarship

Therese to Receive Scholarship

One of last year’s Leaving Cert students, Therese Campbell will be awarded an Entrance Scholarship ...
Rebecca Represents Westmeath at Ploughing 17

Rebecca Represents Westmeath at Ploughing 17

First year Rebecca Goddard has had a busy time lately as she was selected to ...
Bower Girls Shine in Sporting Field

Bower Girls Shine in Sporting Field

After recognition for talented sports women Kate Derwin, Ciara McManus, Kayleigh McCormack, Aine Gallagher and ...

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