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, February 22, 2024
01-2886830
8:35 - 14:15
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St. Mary’s BNS has participated in two Erasmus+ programmes and several Comenius school programmes and projects prior to that.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, 2014-2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme.

Erasmus+ funding is available to schools such as St. Mary’s to study and improve the quality of teaching and learning across Europe, and to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices from collegiate schools involved in the selected projects. These objectives are closely tied with the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020 for all of Europe’s citizens. The programme also seeks to promote European values as stated in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union: respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Over the course of our involvement with both Comenius and Erasmus+ staff and pupils in St. Mary’s have benefited from our shared practice and professional discussion sessions and visits with collegiate schools in Denmark, England, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Wales.

Details of the activities and results of our Inspire Me Motivate Me! project are available here on the project's website www.inspire2motivate.org