Loughmore NS – School Calendar 2017 – 2018


Wednesday 30th of August 2017 – Croke Park Day for all staff members (no pupils).


Thursday 31st of August 2017 – All classes are back to school. School opens at 9.20am. All Infant classes are finished at 12pm for this week. All other classes finished at 3pm as usual. The following week Junior Infants will finish at 1pm, and Senior Infants at 2pm and following this (from Monday 11th of September 2017), Junior Infants are in for a full infant day – until 2pm daily. (Solas pupils will have different starting arrangements/school times initially – this will be communicated to you by the Solas teachers).


Wednesday 13th September – Parent Information Meeting 8-9pm – please make every effort to attend as this information will be relevant to the whole school and also to individual classes re. routines and practices for the year.


Tuesday 26th September – Parent Association AGM – new executive to be decided/elected.


Friday 27th October – School closes at 12.30pm to facilitate a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department guidelines. Pupils may wear Halloween costumes to school today.


Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November (inclusive)Halloween Mid-term break. School re-opens Monday November 6th.


Friday 8th December – School closed.


Friday 22nd of December – School closes @ 12.30pm for the Christmas holidays. School re-opens on Monday 8th of January 2018.


Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd of January 2017 – Parent Teacher Meetings (3.30pm – 6pm)


Tuesday 13th February – school will close at 12.30pm for pupils to facilitate a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department Guidelines.  


Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th February (inclusive) – Mid-term break. School re-opens Monday 19th February.


NB: Wednesday 28th of February: Closing date for applications for our Solas (ASD) Unit for September 2018. Please note also that new pupils with Special Educational Needs enrolling in our mainstream classes for September 2018 will need to have their enrolment applications completed and returned to the school by the end of February complete with the relevant professional reports, due to NCSE deadlines March/April.


Wednesday 21st February: Open Night 7-8pm


School will close at 12.30pm on Friday 23rd of March and will remain closed from Monday 26th of March – Friday 6th of April (inclusive) for the Easter Holidays. School reopens on Monday 9th of April.


Monday 23rd of April: World Book Day – Pupils may dress up as their favourite character from a book. Prizes for best effort in each class.


May Bank Holiday Weekend: School will be closed on Friday 4th of May and Monday 7th of May (inclusive) for the Bank Holiday.


Standardised testing (Sigma T and Micra T) will take place between the 14th and the 25th of May 2018


Friday 1st of June – school will finish at 12.30pm facilitating a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department Guidelines.


June Bank Holiday Weekend: School will be closed on Monday 4th of June –Tuesday 5th of June (inclusive). School reopens on Wednesday 6th of June.



Friday 29th June – School closes for the Summer Holidays at 12.30pm.


Please retain this calendar for your information.