Academic Calendar 2022-2023

TERM STARTS

THURSDAY 1st SEPTEMBER @ 08:35 am

MIDTERM BREAK

School closes on FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER @ 2.15 p.m.
School Re-opens MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER

PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS

Dates & times will be confirmed by the class teacher nearer the time in November

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon WEDNESDAY 21st DECEMBER 
School Re-opens THURSDAY 5th JANUARY

FEBRUARY BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY

MIDTERM BREAK

School closes FRIDAY 10th FEBRUARY @ 2.15pm
School Re-opens MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY

ST PATRICK'S DAY

School closed FRIDAY 17th MARCH
Reopens MONDAY 20th MARCH

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes @ 12.00 noon FRIDAY 31st MARCH
School Re-opens MONDAY 17th APRIL

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 1st MAY
School Re-opens TUESDAY 2nd MAY

ANNUAL STANDARDISED TESTING

Last two weeks of May
It is important the boys attend school these weeks

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 5th & TUESDAY 6th JUNE
School Re-opens WEDNESDAY 7th JUNE

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon FRIDAY 30th JUNE

Details regarding First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be advised.

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Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
01-2886830
Saturday, October 01, 2022
01-2886830
8:35 - 14:15
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A word from the Principal

We at St. Mary’s BNS are committed to educating the whole child, the academic, spiritual, creative, and the physical.

Board of Management

The 8-member Board of Management is accountable to the Patron and the Minister for Education and Skills.

Mission Statement, Ethos & Vision

This is a Catholic primary school where all of the age-appropriate and learning needs of our pupils are supported.

Schedule of a Catholic School

A Roman Catholic school (which is established in connection with the Minister) aims at promoting

History of School

St. Mary’s B.N.S. was originally established in 1852 and in 1968 an entirely new school was built in Grotto Place.

Support Services

We welcome all pupils, irrespective of their ability or needs, to our school and will seek to address those needs.

Curriculum and Subjects

The Primary School Curriculum outlines the contents of children’s learning - the what and how of children’s learning

School Crest

Our school crest is made up of three main symbols; the letter M, a pair of crossed keys and an upright sword.

Our School Grounds

School Entrance Gate

This entrance is for pedestrians, cyclists, and pupils on scooters. Parents are urged, in the interests of child safety, not to park on Grotto Place nor on Grotto Avenue.

School Gates

Memorial Garden

Our memorial garden gives us space to tend a garden, to plant seasonal flowers and shrubs and to remember the wonderful contribution that Ms. Anita O’Dea (RIP) made to school life and ethos.

Memorial Garden

Outdoor Classroom

Our Outdoor Classroom gives our pupils a purpose-built location to learn about nature, to plant seeds, to discuss novels and to meet and discuss ideas.

Outdoor Classroom

Activity Trail

Hidden under the acacia trees lies our ever-popular Activity Trail which promotes physical play and challenge, develops gross motor skills, and proves a safe place to advance children’s balance, coordination and agility.

Activity Trail

Infant Playground

Our soft-surfaced infant play area allows for natural play, tumbles and falls without grazed knees and tears. This is also to location for the hurling skills wall for after-school practice.

Infants Playground

Cycle Park

Our sheltered Cycle Park is a symbol of the school’s success in promoting sustainable transport and travel to school under the Green School Flag initiative.

Bike Shelter
  • School Entrance Gate

    This entrance is for pedestrians, cyclists, and pupils on scooters. Parents are urged, in the interests of child safety, not to park on Grotto Place nor on Grotto Avenue.

    School Gates
  • Memorial Garden

    Our memorial garden gives us space to tend a garden, to plant seasonal flowers and shrubs and to remember the wonderful contribution that Ms. Anita O’Dea (RIP) made to school life and ethos.

    Memorial Garden
  • Outdoor Classroom

    Our Outdoor Classroom gives our pupils a purpose-built location to learn about nature, to plant seeds, to discuss novels and to meet and discuss ideas.

    Outdoor Classroom
  • Activity Trail

    Hidden under the acacia trees lies our ever-popular Activity Trail which promotes physical play and challenge, develops gross motor skills, and proves a safe place to advance children’s balance, coordination and agility.

    Activity Trail
  • Infant Playground

    Our soft-surfaced infant play area allows for natural play, tumbles and falls without grazed knees and tears. This is also to location for the hurling skills wall for after-school practice.

    Infants Playground
  • Cycle Park

    Our sheltered Cycle Park is a symbol of the school’s success in promoting sustainable transport and travel to school under the Green School Flag initiative.

    Bike Shelter