School Calendar






School Opens Wednesday 29th August 2018
Staff Meeting Friday 7th September

School closes at 12.30


Mid-term break CLOSED: Mon 29th Oct to Fri 2nd  Nov inclusive

Re-opens: Mon 5th Nov


Christmas CLOSED: Monday 24th Dec to Fri 4th Jan inclusive

Re-opens: Mon 7th Jan


Staff Meeting Wednesday 20th February

School closes at 12.30


Mid-term break CLOSED: Thurs 21st & Fri 22nd Feb
Bank Holiday


St Patrick’s Day Sun 17th March

CLOSED: Mon 18th March


Easter Holiday


CLOSED: Mon 15th April to Fri 26th April inclusive

Re-opens:  Mon 29th April

Bank Holiday CLOSED: Mon 6th May
Bank Holiday CLOSED: Mon 3rd June
Closing term Last Day: Fri 21st  June




School Opens
Wednesday 30th August 2017
Staff Meeting
Friday 1st September
School closes at 12.30
Mid-term break
CLOSED: Mon 30th Oct to Fri 3rd Nov inclusive
Re-opens: Mon 6th Nov
CLOSED: Monday 25th Dec to Fri 5th Jan inclusive
Re-opens: Mon 8th Jan
Staff Meeting
Wednesday 14th February
School closes at 12.30
Mid-term break
CLOSED: Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Feb
Bank Holiday
St Patrick’s Day Sat 17th March
CLOSED: Mon 19th March
Easter Holiday
CLOSED: Mon 26th March to Fri 6th April inclusive
Re-opens: Mon 9th April
Bank Holiday
CLOSED: Mon 7th May
Bank Holiday
CLOSED: Mon 4th June
Closing term
Last Day: Fri 22nd June



School Calendar of Events 2016/17

Staff Meetings/Training

Sept: Friday 2nd

February : Wed 22nd

School closes at 12.30 to facilitate these meetings.

School closes on Wed 14th Dec for training day on the new Primary Language Curriculum.


AGM Parents Assoc.

Thursday 6th Oct @ 9pm in the school.

We have had very productive and hard working Parents Associations over the last number of years.

Come along to share your ideas and get involved

New School

The due date for children starting in the new school is Mon 9th January.


Mufti Days

Children bring in €2 per family on these no uniform days, which occur on the last Friday of every month (may be brought forward due to school holidays).  This money is then spent on a school resource or resources chosen in conjunction with the Parents’ Assoc.  Last year the money raised helped fund the school’s new soft play area, sports equipment, school jerseys and yard games.


Mufti-Days  – 21st Oct,   25th Nov, 16th Dec, 27th Jan, 3rd Mar,

26th May, 16th  June.


 Parent/Teacher Meetings

November:    Wed 16th – Fri 18th Snr Infants

January:        Mon 30th + Tues 31st Jnr Infants

November:  Mon 21st – Fri 25th for First to 6th Class

April:          Wed 1st – Fri 3rd Mar for + Senior Infants

May:            Mon 29th – Tues 30th Jnr Infants


Individual times and dates will be organised.

School Reports will be posted to all families during the 2nd week of June from Mon 12th.


 Coffee Morning for Jnr Infants’ Parents

Wed 26th Oct in the GP Room. Come along for a coffee and a chat. Meet with other parents, staff and Parents Assoc. Time to be decided.


Homework Club

Club will commence on Tuesday 13th September at 2.40. It will run for an hour on Tues to Thurs inclusive and is available for children in 1st to 6th Class. €2 per pupil.


Literacy and Numeracy (Every 2 years)

Literacy Lift Off.

Meeting scheduled for next year.


Helping Your Child with Numeracy.

Meeting scheduled for next year.


Junior Infant Parents’ Meeting @ 2pm

June: Thurs 15th – Meeting of parents enrolling children

commencing Sept 2017




Test Classes When
Bracken Basic Concept Junior Infants First Term
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Test 1st + 5th Dec, begins Mon 5th.
NNRIT 1st + 5th Last week November
Basic Number Facts 1st +  5th January, begins Mon 16th.
MIST Senior Infants March, begins Mon 27th.
Micra T (Literacy) 1st – 6th Last Term
Sigma T (Numeracy) 1st – 6th Last Term
Drumcondra Tests of Early Numeracy Senior Infants May, begins Mon 15th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Healthy Eating Weeks

Oct:  Mon 3rd         Feb:  Mon 6th .

A whole school focus on healthy eating during these weeks involving parents, pupils and staff.

Children from Infants to 4th Class inclusive will take part in the Food Dudes Project for the first time in many years.


Science Weeks

Science is actively promoted throughout the school during the week.  Children are encouraged to participate in practical scientific activities. Work is displayed prominently around the school.  Samples of work will be put on the school website.  Some classes will invite parents in to view and discuss their work.

Science Week    May: Mon 8th – Fri 12th

Seachtain na Gaeilge

I rith Seachtain na Gaeilge cuirimid usáid na Gaeilge agus an chultúir Ghaelaigh chun chinn ar scoil.  Bíonn céilí, ceol, cluichí, páistí ag garraíodóireacht agus araile í rith na seachtaine.

 Márta: 13th – 17th


Spirit of Christmas

Carol service in the Church for Infants – 2nd  Class. Date and times to be decided.

School Masses

Dec Thurs 22nd at 11.30 am

June Fri 23rd at 11.30am


 Active Schools Week

The Physical Education Programme is promoted throughout the week.  Children are given opportunities to take part in a wide range of physical activities.  The Community Sports Centre may be used.

June:  Mon 12th – Fri 16th

Run for Funds

Fri 16th June from 11am.

All children run/walk on 4 routes of varied lengths up to 5km to cater for differing abilities.  Children will work through training programmes in school and at home in preparation for this event.

Be Active Programme (2nd Class)

This programme which encourages and promotes fitness will run for 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 20th Sept to 25th Oct from 2.40 to 3.20


School Tours  (After Micra + Sigmas)

May: Mon 29th to the end of June.



Book Fairs

November: 2nd week – an opportunity to buy for Christmas.


Plant Sale

Late May / early June (weather permitting)


School Photographer

February: Tues 14th    

This is a service the school offers.  There is no obligation to buy.

Visiting Teachers

Cavan G.A.A. Schools Coaching Programme.

2 x 6/7 week blocks commencement date 14/09/16


Tag Rugby Fri 16th Sept + Fri 14th Oct.

Blitz to follow.


Tennis Coaching with Michal Bryniczka.  €2 charge.

Classes:  Jnr Infants – 4th inclusive.

8 week programme, starting Mon 5th Sept.


We have an option to continue this once again in the spring depending on feedback and support.  Proposed date is Mon 24th April for 8 weeks.


Swimming (3rd Class).

This will commence in Jan 2017.


Skip-hop workshops in the final term.


Tuesdays  Ronan Carolan coaches 5th Class only.



Thursdays  Yvonne Chilton teaches accordion to children in  2nd – 6th


School’s Blog + Newsletters

Check our school blog weekly at:

It is regularly updated.

Our school’s newsletter is published twice annually in October and March


 WOW + COW Days

Children are encouraged to walk or cycle at least part of the way to and from school as often as possible.  Every Wednesday will be an informal WOW/COW (Walk/Cycle on Wednesday).


Farewell BBQ

6th Class BBQ on Wed 21st June.
























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