Academic Calendar 2023-2024

TERM STARTS

WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST at 08:35. Gate opens 08:25.

MID TERM BREAK

School closes on FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER 14:15.
School Re-opens MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER at 08:35. 
Gate opens at 08:25.

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS

13th November-24th November. Teachers will be in touch nearer time to organise meeting roster.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon Friday 22nd DECEMBER
School Re-opens Monday 8th JANUARY at 8.35am.
Gate opens at 08:25.

SAINT BRIGID'S DAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 5th February. School Closed.

MID TERM BREAK

School closes FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY at 14:15.
School Re-opens MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY at 08:35.

Gate opens at 08:25.

ST PATRICK'S DAY

School closes MONDAY 18th MARCH.

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon FRIDAY March 22nd.  
School Re-opens MONDAY 8th APRIL at 8.35.
Gate opens at 08:25.

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

School closed Monday 6th MAY & TUESDAY 7th MAY.
School reopens Wednesday 8th May at 08:35.
Gate opens at 08:25.

ANNUAL STANDARDISED TESTING

Last three weeks of May.
Monday 13th May-Friday 31st May.

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed MONDAY 3rd & TUESDAY 4th JUNE 
School Re-opens WEDNESDAY 5th JUNE at 08:35.
Gate opens at 08:25.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 28th JUNE

Details regarding Staff Training Days, First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be shared when we have dates.

  Academic Calendar

 School Calendar

Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
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Thursday, May 23, 2024
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8:35 - 14:15
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School & Class News

Education and Parenting news stories of interest on Classes & Newsletters

 Leo Robert show St. Patricks Day display

So much to celebrate in March!

It certainly was March of the many seasons - we had rain, sunshine and SNOW!!

We got ready for St. Patrick's Day and added our Frásaí  - 'Éire Abú!' agus 'Lá Fhéile Pádraig!' to our display board. Leo and Robert were keen to practice their flag-waving skills before the big day!

 
 
Spring has definitely sprung. We went on a lovely sunny Nature Walk to nearby Booterstown Park, and the boys recorded their finds by hula-hooping a patch of grass. Inside the circle, they spotted shamrock, nettles, daffodils, ivy, moss and even a wriggly worm!
 
 

 

 

 

Our lovely new boy, Shad, was so happy to find two Easter eggs in the Easter Egg Hunt.

 

 
 
                                                                                 
 
                                                  On World Book Day, the boys dressed up as their favourite characters.

                              Harry Potter even gave Horrid Henry a lesson in good behaviour! I hope it works....

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We learned all about St. Brigid this St. Brigid's Day, 1st February.

She loved nature, farming and animals, especially when all the baby animals - lambs and calves, were born in the Spring. 

 

She was so kind, and always helped the poor and hungry. When they came to her looking for food, she never turned them away. She even gave away her mother's freshly churned butter to a starving woman, knowing that her mother would be angry with her. You see Brigid and her mother were also poor - they were slaves themselves. When her mother, Brocca, came home instead of no butter, there were three churns full of the creamiest butter! A miracle!

 

On St. Brigid's Day we decide to honour Brigid and  make her butter in our class. Making Brigids Butter Copy

 

 

Conor has the marbles ready to mix the cream.

Marbles ready to mix the cream

 

 

 

Senan gets ready to shake n'make the cream.shake nmake the butter

 

 

Then the boys had to sieve the liquid from the emerging butter.sieving the liquid from the butter

 

 

Cillian gives it a good stir!Cillian gives it a stir Copy

 

 

Now for the best part - sampling the creamy tasty homemade Brigid's Butter.....Delicious!!tasting the butter Copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

angelic dancers

 

 

 

 xmas jumpers

 

So much happening in December.

The boys got into the Christmas Spirit right away, and enjoyed showing off their their gorgeous Christmas Jumpers.

There followed the Christmas themed Treasure Hunt - a brilliant initiative of The Student Council.

Patrick and Adriel were thrilled with their finds!

 Adriel Patrick with their teasure finds

 

 

In Art & Craft, we decided to work with red - a lot! What do you think of our Jolly Santys?

Making our Santys

Santys on display

 

The Icing on the Christmas Cake - off we go to our Nativity Play performance. So exciting!!

en route to play

The boys were magnificent, and their teacher actually overheard a mammy saying our four dancers were like angels!

 

We're having a great start to our year together - Seniors 23/24. The boys explored their new classroom, and they all have their favourite Station. 

New The boy Band

 Simon got a Bullseye after 3 attempts. Darts is great for Mental Maths!

new Simon darts

A favourite story at the moment, loved by all, is the classic, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

The boys enjoyed creating their very own hungry caterpillars, using a paint and balloon printing technique.

new Luke Caterpillar