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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 ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY:  We have a very high attendance and punctuality rate in Saint Mary's and for that we are very thankful  and appreciative to all parents and guardians.

The twice annual 'School Attendance Returns' are due soon, so now is an opportunity to explain how attendance recording and reporting works in schools.Attendance is recorded daily by the class teacher on our online roll books via Aladdin 40 minutes after school starts at 09:15 in accordance with National School Rule number 55. If later than 8:35, the time of arrival is also recorded here (this is calculated by Aladdin into learning time missed at the end of the year).There are two reporting mechanisms for attendance where attendance is reported to TUSLA, the child and family agency. Please see link for more details on these two attendance referrals. Information Note on Attendance Referrals.

Can we please ask you to continue to ensure your child is on time for school every morning. We understand that children may be late occasionally. That is a given.  Please inform the class teacher, so they can input the reason on Aladdin.  If you feel that you are unable to have your child in school by 08:35 every morning can you please give me a call at 01-2886830 to discuss. 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS: All have already started or will start this week.

  • After School Sports: Ms. Cartwright/ 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: Ukulele and guitar lessons. Monday afternoon. Piano lessons have started on Friday afternoons. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
  • 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. 

TRAINING DATES & MATCH DATES: for soccer, hurling, and football will be given to classes and students involved when up and running throughout the school year. 

Kind Regards, 

Noel Scully.