Academic Calendar 2023-2024


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


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


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


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


Monday 5th February. School Closed.


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

Gate opens at 08:25.


School closes MONDAY 18th MARCH.


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


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


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


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


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.

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

School & Class News

Education and Parenting news stories of interest on Classes & Newsletters

Many of the pupils in the two 2nd Classes made their First Holy Commmunion on Saturday May 11th.  It was a glorious and sunny day.  The boys looked fantastic and they were a credit to themselves, their families and their school in the way they carried out their jobs at the Mass and in the way they responded to the prayers and sang out the hymns.  On Sunday the 12th, the boys were invited back to Mass. They enjoyed treats and a delicious cake in the Pastoral Centre after the Mass.  They got to dress up once again on Monday as the photographer was here.  They, along with their classmates, joined together to enjoy a pizza party with lots more lovely treats.  


We celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge last week in St. Mary's.  We had an art competition where we had to illustrate a seanfhocal and we had a tráth na gceist on Thursday.  The highlight of the week was our taispeántas on Friday in the school yard.  We were delighted that so many parents and grandparents were able to come and see it.  The two 2nd classes did a rince together!

On Tuesday 19th, the two 2nd Classes visited Croke Park. We had a great day and learned lots of interesting things.  We got to check out the dressing room that the Dublin football team used at the last All-Ireland Football Final.  We then went to the lounge where the players can go after a match to relax by themselves. Next we got to go pitch side and sit in the seats where the President of Ireland and Taoiseach sit!  After that we went to the press room and then to the museum where we had to find answers to the questions in our booklets.  Finally we had a go at checking our skills' levels in the interactive games zone!  We all agreed that it was a great experience!



The 1st of March brought a heavy fall of snow to St. Mary's.  We were all very excited seeing our yard covered in a blanket of white.  We were allowed out to play in the snow for a short while and throw a snowball or two!  We made cards for Mothers Day - we had to cut out lots of 'flowers' for the cards. We celebrated World Book Day on the 7th of March - we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters or in our pjyamas if we preferred.  We also got to bring our favourite book to school.  We went to the library for some quiet reading time and we got to do character word searches and 'guess the character' looking at picture cues! In Art, we made characters reading books - we got to design the book covers ourselves. It was also Engineers Week last week.  On Friday we learned about different tpyes of engineers.  We then had to see which group could build the tallest tower using paper cups!  Some of the boys attended the  Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on March 7th.  The Reconcilation service was very special and everyone felt really happy afterwards.


We really enjoyed our workshop with the team from Bricks 4 Kidz this week.  We worked in groups of 3 to construct a train.  We needed to follow the instructions carefully, ensuring that we used the correct Lego pieces and attached them in the correct places.


We started learning about length yesterday.  Working in pairs, we chose 6 things to measure in our classroom.  We then had to choose from a range of items to measure with including lego pieces, wooden blocks, glue sticks,  straws, cubes, links and matchsticks.  Before measuring, we had to estimate what we thought each measurement would be. We really enjoyed completing the tasks.