School Calendar: Sept 2018- June 2019

Month Description
Thursday 30th August 2018 School reopens 9.20am
October 2nd School closes Staff training
October 26th Closed Presidential election
October / November Mid-term break School closed Monday 29th Oct – Friday 2nd Nov.

Reopens Mon 5th Nov.

December / January Christmas Holidays School closes @ 12.30 pm Friday 21st Dec, reopens Monday 7th January 2019
February Mid-term break School closed Thursday & Friday 21st & 22nd February.
March 6th Ash Wednesday All children attend Mass at 10am
March 15th In school training No school for children.
March 18/19th St Patrick’s Day School closed Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March
April Easter Holidays School closes Fri 12th April at 12.30pm, reopens Mon 29th April
May Bank holiday Bank Holiday School closed Monday 6th May.
June Bank Holiday Bank Holiday School closed Mon 3rd and Tues 4th June, reopens Wed 6th June
Wednesday June 26th Summer Holidays School closes @12.30pm.

Please note that when the school is open on Holy Days, we will attend Mass at 10am. For this year, the dates are as follows:

March 6th Ash Wednesday

First Holy Communion and Confirmation:

Confirmation: 7th March 2019
First Holy Communion: 12th May 2019

 

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.