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
01-2886830
Thursday, February 22, 2024
01-2886830
8:35 - 14:15
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School & Class News

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Dear parent/ guardian, 

Further to the email of 25th February, " Beginning to Unwind Covid-19 Restrictions" it was fantastic to see such a high attendance  in all classes this week. 

It was also lovely to hear singing in classes, after school clubs starting up and an easing of pod restrictions within classes. 

Continued use of good infection prevention and control measures such as hand washing, respiratory hygiene, and ventilation will continue in Saint Mary’s. HEPA filters and Co2 monitors are still in operation in classes. 

Please note that our staggered opening and closing days will continue up until and including  Tuesday 15th March.

Saint Mary's will be closed on Wednesday March 16th for staff training on the Primary Language Curriculum and Inclusion, This in-person  training will be delivered by Ellen O Brien from PDST - Primary Development Services for Teachers.

Saint Mary's will also be closed on the 17th and 18th of March for Saint Patrick's Day and  the National Bank holiday.

When the children return to school on Monday 21st March all classes will start school at 08:35.

Junior and Senior Infants will finish at 13:15 and all other classes will finish together  at 14:15. 

We have liaised closely  with Our Lady of Mercy Convent School in this respect to minimise the differences in opening and closing times to fifteen minutes between the two schools.

We have decided to implement this change from Monday 21st March so that all parents and staff have sufficient time to amend their schedules/ child minding arrangements etc. 

From the 21st March  our school "Hug & Go"  policy will continue. The school gates will open at 8:30 and staff will be there to guide all children  to their classrooms where their teachers will be waiting. 

In the afternoons, we ask parents to continue to wait behind the cycle lane line and let their child come over to them before leaving the school grounds. 

We thank you all for your continued  understanding and support during this time of transition.

Kind regards, 
Noel Scully.