Academic Calendar 2021-2022

TERM STARTS

TUESDAY 31st AUGUST at 08:50 am

MIDTERM BREAK

School closes on FRIDAY 22nd OCTOBER @ 2.30 p.m.
School Re-opens MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER @ 8.50am

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 22nd DECEMBER 
School Re-opens THURSDAY  6th JANUARY at 8.50 am

MIDTERM BREAK

School closes FRIDAY 18th FEBRUARY @ 2.30pm
School Re-opens MONDAY 28th FEBRUARY @ 8.50am

ST PATRICK'S DAY

School closes THURSDAY 17th MARCH FRIDAY 18th MARCH
Reopens MONDAY 21st MARCH

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon FRIDAY 8th APRIL
School Re-opens MONDAY  25th APRIL at 8.50 am

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 2nd   MAY
School Re-opens TUESDAY 3rd MAY

ANNUAL STANDARDISED TESTING

Last two weeks of May

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed    MONDAY 6th & TUESDAY 7th JUNE
School Re-opens WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon THURSDAY 30th JUNE

Details regarding First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be advised when we have dates. E

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Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
01-2886830
Thursday, October 28, 2021
01-2886830
8:50 - 14:30
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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.

Board of Management

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

Mission Statement

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

Support Services

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

School Application Form

Please complete the online School Application Form and send it to the school office.

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.

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