School Calendar:  Sept 2019- June 20

Month Description
Thursday 29th  August 2019 School reopens 9.20am
October / November Mid-term break School closed Monday 28th Oct – Friday 1st  Nov.

Reopens Mon 4th  Nov.

December / January Christmas Holidays School closes @ 12.30 pm Friday 20th   Dec, reopens Monday 6th  January 2020
January 6th Feast of Epiphany All children attend Mass at 10am
February Mid-term break School closed Thursday & Friday 20th  & 21st  February.
February 26th Ash Wednesday All children attend Mass at 10am
March St  Patrick’s Day School closed Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March
April Easter Holidays School closes Fri 3rd  April at 12.30pm, reopens Mon 20th April
May Bank holiday Bank Holiday School closed Monday 4th May.
June Bank Holiday Bank Holiday School closed Mon 1st   and Tues 2nd  June, reopens Wed 3rd  June
Wednesday June 24th Summer Holidays School closes @12.30pm.

Holidays
The school year is relatively short at 183 days. Therefore, we strongly discourage parents from taking children out of school for prolonged holidays. Please note that absences in excess of 20 days in one academic year must be reported to the National Educational Welfare Board (N.E.W.B).

Parents will receive a telephone call from the school when their child has missed 15 days.

Parents or guardians are now obliged by law to provide a written explanation of their child’s absence to the school.

Please ensure you also send a note to your child’s teacher if for any reason your child has to leave school during the school day i.e. to attend an appointment, and they must be signed out in the Register in the Office by a Parent or Guardian only.

Art & Culture Event

This takes place every couple of years and consists of a fun few days where the emphasis is on arts & crafts, fun, dance, storytelling, traditional music etc. There is no homework or formal classes during this event. The next Arts & Culture Event is scheduled for May/ June 2015.