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.

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Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
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Thursday, May 23, 2024
01-2886830
8:35 - 14:15
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School & Class News

Education and Parenting news stories of interest on Classes & Newsletters

 

On Friday morning, 6th Class launched The Everything Book, the keenly-anticipated fruit of their Junior Entrepreneur Programme. You can read more about the programme here: https://www.juniorentrepreneur.ie/parents/

Lauch day sales were brisk, so don't be disappointed and get your copy soon, before they sell out!

Copies are available from 6th class for just €10. Enjoyment and entertainment guranteed.

 

Happy Customer!

 

Mona, a marine biologist from the Marine Institute visited Sixth class twice this month to teach us about life in our oceans. For the first visit, Mona taught us all about sharks and rays. She had posters, displays, workbooks, a powerpoint presentation and even brought shark eggs (or 'mermaid purses') in for the boys to see. When she finished her presentation she informed us that she would be back in two weeks and the next time, the boys would do the presenting and she would do the listening! 

 

The boys worked individually, in pairs and in groups over the next two weeks and created Google Slides presentations, posters, poems and even a rap based on their learning from Mona. We took a questionnaire evaluating our marine literacy before the first visit, and the same one again after the second visit and our scores went from 55% to 88%. Look at some of the work we created!

 

 

We started rugby training today with Jonathan Sharkey, Leinster Rugby community officer. Great footwork and team play on display here from 6th class at the end of a busy Thursday! 

 

Boys from St Mary's 6th class took part in the 2024 Peace Proms at the RDS this Sunday. They were joined by thousands of children from dozens of primary schools in and around Dublin, and accompanied by the Cross Border Orchestra (CBOI), made up of 120 talented and commuitted young musicians from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

It was a great night of entertainment from pipers, dancers and singers (including some audience participation! ;) A big thanks to the choir for their hard work in preparation, and for their enthusiasm and energy on the night!