Academic Calendar 2024-2025

SCHOOL STARTS

Thursday 29th August.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Friday 18th October

MID-TERM BREAK

School closes on Friday 25th October 14:15.

School Re-opens Monday 4th November

PARENT-TEACHER MEETINGS

25th November-29th November. Teachers will be in touch nearer the time to organise meetings.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon Friday 20th December School Re-opens Monday 6th January

SAINT BRIGID'S DAY

Monday 3rd February. School Closed.

MID-TERM BREAK

School closes Friday 14th February at 14:15.

School Re-opens Monday 24th February

ST PATRICK’S DAY

Monday 17th March. School Closed.

EASTER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 11th April  

School Re-opens Monday 28th April

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 5th MAY. School Closed.

STANDARDISED TESTING

Thursday 1st May-Friday 23rd May.

JUNE BANK HOLIDAY

School closed Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd June 

School Re-opens Wednesday 4th June

ACTIVE WEEK/ MULTI-CULTURAL DAY

Active Week will be from Monday, June 16th-Friday June 20th.

Junior Sports Day Monday 16th Booterstown Park 8:50-09:40.

Senior Sports Day Tuesday 17th Booterstown Park 08:50-10:00

Multicultural Day Friday 21st June 12:45-14:00. School Yard.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

Wednesday, June 25th at 10:00.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 27th 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, July 18, 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.