Academic Calendar 2022-2023




School closes on FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER @ 2.15 p.m.
School Re-opens MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER


Dates & times will be confirmed by the class teacher nearer the time in November


School closes at 12.00 noon WEDNESDAY 21st DECEMBER 
School Re-opens THURSDAY 5th JANUARY


School closed MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY


School closes FRIDAY 10th FEBRUARY @ 2.15pm
School Re-opens MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY


School closed FRIDAY 17th MARCH
Reopens MONDAY 20th MARCH


School closes @ 12.00 noon FRIDAY 31st MARCH
School Re-opens MONDAY 17th APRIL


School closed MONDAY 1st MAY
School Re-opens TUESDAY 2nd MAY


Last two weeks of May
It is important the boys attend school these weeks


School closed MONDAY 5th & TUESDAY 6th JUNE
School Re-opens WEDNESDAY 7th JUNE


School closes at 12.00 noon FRIDAY 30th JUNE

Details regarding First Holy Communion, Confirmation & 6th Class Graduation will be advised.


Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
Monday, May 29, 2023
8:35 - 14:15

School & Class News

Education and Parenting news stories of interest on Classes & Newsletters

SAINT MARYS CLOSED FRIDAY 2nd JUNE 2023: STAFF CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Saint Marys School will be closed on Friday 2nd June 2023.This is to facilitate required  staff training on the Primary Language Curriculum and the new Primary Curriculum Framework. Please note that Saint Marys is also closed on the 5th and 6th of June and will reopen on Wednesday 7th June.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CEREMONY &  PREPARATION SESSION: We would like to congratulate all the boys who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday in Our Lady of the  Assumption Church, Booterstown. We were blessed with gorgeous weather and it was a lovely opportunity to meet all the boys and their families.  A heartelt thanks to our 2nd class teacher Ms Parker who prepared the boys so well for the ceremony. We thank Mrs Ballance and Ms Spelman,  and all the boys in the choir. They sang wonderfully. We thank  Monsignor Ciaran O' Carroll, Marion Simpson, Mairín Benson and Dominic  Albert who helped make this occasion very special. 

County Photos will visIt the school on Monday 29th May to take First Communion & 2nd class photos. 2nd class will have a class party to celebrate on Monday also.

SAVE THE DATE: PA FUNDRAISING QUIZ. THURSDAY JUNE 1st :  The PA will be hosting a fundraising table quiz on Thursday  evening June 1st in the Punchbowl at 20:00. Please get a team together and come to support Saint Mary's . Please save the date in your diary. 


The ATP-Action Team Partnership- had its final meeting on Wednesday 24/5/2025. The ATP agreed to continue to implement & embed the two academic goals of  Digital Literacy and Gaeilge through Content Language Integrated Learning. The ATP also agreed  that the Behavioural Goal for 2023-2024 would be the promotion of Positive Behaviour and Wellbeing in Saint Mary's BNS. The climate of partnership goal will be the selection of new nominees for the ATP and continued targeting of  the goals above. A heartfelt thank you from the Board of Management to the parent nominees, community nominees, student nominees and teacher nominees on the Action Team Partnership. Your collaborative knowledge , commitment, investment and teamwork is very much acknowledged and appreciated  by all in Saint Mary's. 

INCOMING JUNIOR INFANT CLASSES INFORMATION DAY 16-6-2023: A letter will be posted out on Monday regarding an Information Day for incoming Junior Infant parents  and an afternoon when Junior Infants will meet their new teacher in their new classroom. Please keep the date of Friday June 16th  free.  There will be a presentation from the National Parents' Council and from the Junior Infant teachers in the morning and  the incoming Junior Infants may wear their new uniform and  visit their new classrooms in the afternoon. All information is in the letter. 

MULTICULTURAL DAY:  Multicultural Day will be on Friday June23rd. More details to follow in the coming weeks. 

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT AGREED REPORT MAY 2023: Please see link to Board of Management Agreed Report May 2023. BOM Report May 2023

PRIMARY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK:Please see link below to the new Primary Curriculum Framework and FAQs.  The framework was recently launched  in March 2023. 

Primary Curriculum Framework

Frequently Asked Questions

LOST & FOUND  TROLLEY :  We still have many unclaimed items of clothing that are not labelled. The Lost & Found trolley is located in the communal area accessed through Door 3. 2nd to 6th class students should be able to retrieve lost clothing independently. Parents/ guardians of Junior Infants to 1st classes can access the trolley in the afternoons when collecting their child. Can we please remind you to clearly label all your child's clothing. 

SAFE CROSS CODE  & PARKING CARS:  Can we ask all parents and children to use the pathways walking up to the school.  Please remind your child when coming into Grotto Avenue that they walk across the road carefully and check that there is not traffic entering or exiting Grotto Avenue. Please remind all children to use the designated pathways entering and exiting the school grounds. Staff and neighbours need to drive up Grotto Avenue and Grotto Place in the mornings and afternoons, so please use the pathways provided.We continue to ask you not to park your cars in front of our neighbours’ driveways at any time during the school day.

COUNTY PHOTOS: FIRST COMMUNION PHOTOS: County Photos will visit Saint Marys on Monday May 29th to take First Communion Photos. An email with an attached flyer has been forwarded to 2nd class parents. 

MANAGING SCREEN TIME: Please see link to our school website and Twitter account with advice from Webwise on managing Screen time.  "6 Top Tips for Parents":  Six Top Tips For Parents

  1. Rules
  2. Lead By Example 
  3. Phone Free Zone
  4. Charging Phones
  5. Digital Detox
  6. Join In

FRÁSAÍ NA MÍOSA/ GAEILGE/ CONTENT LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING: Más féidir libh cabhrú le bhúr bpáiste frásaí na míosa a chleachtadh sa bhaile. 1. Sár iarracht. 2.  Caith isteach.   3.  Cic amach/ Cic saor. 4. Tabhair dom.........más é do thoil é.

 Kind regards, 

Noel Scully