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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Thursday, May 23, 2024
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8:35 - 14:15
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School & Class News

Education and Parenting news stories of interest on Classes & Newsletters

COUNTDOWN WIZARD RETURNS TO SAINT MARY'S: A huge thank you to Edward Byrne of Countdown fame who returned to his alma mater Saint Mary's . It was great to meet Edward. He regaled us with many stories from Countdown and beyond. Edward also facilitated Countdown workshops with 4th, 5th and 6th classes. It was a  fun and creative opportunity for the classes to apply their mathematical and literacy skills. A huge thank you to Edward from all the students and staff. 

REGISTRATION FOR CONFIRMATION, FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION: An email has been sent out from the Parish Sacramental Preparation Team to all  2nd and 6th classes with dates for sacraments , dates for church tours, attached registration forms and emails addresses where completed registration forms have to be sent to.  If you are registering your child for a sacrament please do so on/ before Monday December 4th. 

THANK YOU FROM MS SPELMAN: To all parents of St. Mary’s BNS I wish to thank you most sincerely for your most generous gifts to me  on the occasion of my retirement. Your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit served to create a day of wonderful memories that will live with me always.It has always been my pleasure and privilege to have worked with you in shaping your child’s world of learning.May you be blessed with great health, happiness and peace.In blessing,B. Spelman 

FRÁSAÍ NA MÍOSA/ GAEILGE/ CONTENT LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING: Más féidir libh cabhrú le bhúr bpáiste frásaí na míosa a chleachtadh sa bhaile. 1. Cad a tharla? 2. Tóg go bog é. 3. Tá/ Nil me ar scoil 4. Ta mé ag imirt...peile/ rugbaí/leadóige srl. 

PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS: Most of school parent/teacher meetings will take place in the week of November 20th-24th 2023.The main day for meetings for will be Wednesday 22nd November. Some teachers, due to larger classes, may also schedule meetings on other days and during the week before or after. Each class teacher has set up a signup sheet on Aladdin with dates, days and times of meetings. This meeting slot schedule were released on Wednesday 8th November 2023. The deadline for signing up for a meeting is Wednesday 15th November. Meetings will last 10 minutes and we ask everyone to respect this as other meetings will be scheduled. We would hope that most meetings take place in person. If a face to face meeting is not possible please notify the class teacher directly by email of the same and an online meeting can be facilitated. You received a questionnaire from your child's class teacher on Monday 6th of November which you may complete and return to the teacher outlining any queries you may have for the PT meeting.  Please return this questionnaire to the class teacher by Friday 10th November. The class teacher will give you a written report of your child's progress on the day of your meeting. Further meetings may be scheduled by the class teacher and/or SET teacher should the need arise throughout the school year. 

ADMISSIONS 2024-2025: Saint Mary's started accepting admissions for 2024-2025 on Monday 2nd October. The closing date was Friday November 10th. Parents/ guardians will be advised of their application on Friday November 24th and have until Friday 8th December to accept offers made.  Please see our Notice of Admissions, our Admissions Policy and our school Code of Behaviour on our school website for more information.

Kind Regards,

Noel Scully.