All school community members are notified that this calendar could be subject to change as part of contingency arrangements to make up for lost time due to unforeseen school closures. In this regard, the February Mid-Term may be reduced by up to three days subject to the requirement that all schools must be closed on the Thursday and Friday of this week. The Easter break may be reduced by up to three days by the school remaining open up to and including the Wednesday immediately preceding the Easter weekend. All schools must be closed on the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding the Easter weekend. All decisions in this regard rest with the Board of Management, following consultation with the Principal and school staff (Circular 0034/2011).
Parents/Guardians are actively discouraged from taking holidays outside of the above holiday schedule. The school is obliged by law to inform the National Education Welfare Board when a pupil is absent for a total of 20 schooldays in one school year or where there is a concern about a pupil’s attendance. There is a direct link between school attendance and pupil progress. Your co-operation with maintaining high attendance and punctuality is necessary and greatly appreciated.