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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 School Calendar

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

Education and Parenting news stories of interest on Classes & Newsletters

HAPPY NEW YEAR-ATHBHLIAIN FAOI MHAISE DAOIBH:  May we take this opportunity to wish everyone and their families a peaceful, happy and healthy 2024. 

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER NEWSLETTER FROM 6TH CLASS:  Please open the link to a wonderful newsletter compiled, edited and published by 6th class. A great read and well done to all involved. November-December Newsletter 2023

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS: All will start this week or next. 

  • After School Sports . Ms Cartwight/ Ms Doyle Monday afternoons. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Homework Club: Monday to Thursday afternoons. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Johnny's After School PE Club: on Tuesdays for junior classes and Thursdays for senior classes in Booterstown Park. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chess Club with Paul : Thursday afternoons:  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Spanish Club with Olé : Thursday afternoons. Contact  Cristina @ ✆ +353857884001 | ✉︎ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Art Club with Evelyn: Tuesdays afternoons . Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Alto School of Music: Ukelele and guitar lessons. Monday afternoon. Painto lessons to start on Friday afrternoons. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • STEAM Academy. Wednesday afternoons. Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please liaise directly with the club organiser if you have any queries regarding starting dates, days, times,  costs, holiday breaks, and dates the relevant after school clubs finishes etc. 

ALLERGIES: We have many children in the school with nut and severe kiwi allergies. Can we please ask that none of theseitems  or products containing these items are  included in your child's snacks or lunchboxes. 

HEALTH & SAFETY: Can all adults and children use the path on Grotto Avenue and Grotto Place in the morining when walking to and leaving from school. The roads outside the school are public roads and are used by staff and neighbours. In the interest of everyone's health and safety can we walk on the paths at all times. 

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION REMINDER: Just a  reminder that if your child has an EpiPen, an inhaler or medication to be  administered in emergencies that it is placed in the front pocket of his school bag and that each device is in date.Can we ask you to check this on a regular basis and remind your son where the device is. Can you please notify me and your son's class teachers of any medical needs your son may have. You can email the class teacher and also myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. An Administration of Medicine Indemnity  form should should be filled out and returned to your son's class teacher.  This form has been emialed to all parents/ guardians this  week and is also  available at the following link. Administration of Medication Indemnity Form

DLR ICE SKATING FOR CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown have linked in with the DLR Ice Skating Rink, Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire Harbour to host a sensory ice-skating session for people with additional needs. The session takes place on Wednesday 10th January from 12.20pm – 13.10pm, however please arrive at 12pm to get boots etc.The session is offered at a reduced rate of €8 per person to individuals, their parents & sibling, carers, school groups & local services. During the session, there will be less people on the ice, lighting and music will be reduced and participants will get use of the penguin skate aids for free. There is plenty of parking for cars and buses on site.Please find the flyer attached and you can book through the following link   https://SensoryIceSkating10Jan.eventbrite.iePlease be aware that this reduced fee is only open to people with a disability and those that accompany them. Please share this email and attachment with people / organisations you think may like to attend.Oifigeach Rannpháirtíochta sa Spórt do Dhaoine faoi Mhíchumas | Acting Sports Inclusion Disability OfficerDLR Comhpháirtíocht Áitiúil Spóirt | DLR Local Sports Partnership

CHILDMINDING ANNUAL SURVEY: Childminding Ireland's Annual Survey is now open, and we need to hear your voice! We encourage each and every one of you to take a few moments to get involved and share your valuable insights. Your feedback can make a significant impact by helping us identify key concerns and influence decision-makers. In addition, it will enable us to better understand how we can assist and support you effectively. This year we have two separate surveys, one for childminders who work in their own home and the second for nannies who work in the child’s home.To access the surveys that we estimate will take 6 minutes, simply select the link that applies to you:Childminder: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N9L2NZ8

Nanny: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VRQ5XC6

Thank you in advance for taking part in this important work.

Athbhliain Faoi Shéan agus Faoi Mhaise Daoibh Go Léir. 

Noel Scully.

Principal.