School Calendar 2018-2019

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 – Croke Park Day for all staff members (no pupils).

 

Thursday 30th of August 2018 – 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 10th of September 2018), 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 19th 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.

 

 

Friday 26th 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 29th October – Friday 2nd November (inclusive)Halloween Mid-term break. School re-opens Monday November 5th.

 

Fridy 21stof December – School closes @ 12.30pm for the Christmas holidays. School re-opens on Monday 7th of January 2019.

 

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th of January 2017 – Parent Teacher Meetings (3.30pm – 6pm)

 

Wednesday 13th of February: Open Night 7-8pm

 

Friday 15th February – School closes at 12.30pm to facilitate a half-in/half-out staff meeting as per Department guidelines.

 

 

February Mid-Term Break:  School will be closed Monday 18th – Fri 22nd of February (inclusive). School reopens Monday 25th of February 2019.

 

NB: Thursday 28th of February: Closing date for applications for our Solas (ASD) Unit for September 2019. Please note also that new pupils with Special Educational Needs enrolling in our mainstream classes for September 2019 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.

 

Monday 18th March School is closed for the St. Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday Weekend.

 

School will close at 12.30pm on Friday 12th of April and will remain closed from Monday 15th of April – Friday 26th of April (inclusive) for the Easter Holidays. School reopens on Monday 29th of April.

 

 

May Bank Holiday Weekend: School will be closed on  Monday 6th of May for the Bank Holiday.

 

Standardised testing (Sigma T and Micra T) will take place between the 13th and the 24th of May 2019

 

Friday 31st of May – 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 3rd of June –Tuesday 4th of June (inclusive). School reopens on Wednesday 5th of June.

 

 

Friday 28th June – School closes for the Summer Holidays at 12.30pm.

 

Please retain this calendar for your information.

 

Please note also that the Department of Education and Skills is rolling out a new Primary Language Curriculum and Maths Curriculum, along with lots of legislative and policy change.  This may necessitate training closures for our school staff. We have no control over these closures or these dates, which we have yet to be given. We will communicate them to you as we are given them. Many thanks.