Academic Calendar 2019-2020

The School will be closed on the following dates:

October Mid-term - 1 week: Monday 28th Oct to Friday 1st Nov 2019

Christmas Holidays - 2 weeks: from Friday 22nd Dec 2019 to Friday 3rd Jan 2020

February Mid-term - 1 Week: Monday 17th Feb to Friday 21st Feb 2020

St. Patrick’s Public Holiday - 2 days: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March 2020

Easter Holidays - 2 weeks Monday 6th to Friday 17th April 2020

Public Holiday - Monday 4th May

Public Holiday - Monday 1st June

Last day of school-year will be Friday 26th June 2020

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Grotto Place, Booterstown, Co. Dublin A94 AC97
8:50 - 14:30

School Projects

St. Mary's B.N.S. is an active school who are involved in many school projects

Active School

St. Mary’s is an Active School flag school, awarded for the very wide range of sports and activities offered.


Our participation in EU funded Erasmus+ projects with international colleagues has enriched school and pupil life.

Green School

The project promotes whole-school action and pupil awareness of the environment. We have seven project flags.

Inclusive Education Framework

This self-evaluation assists us to assess and improve how pupils with special educational needs are supported.

Junior Entrepreneur

The school has participated in several Junior Entrepreneur programmes which foster pupil creativity and team-work.


We celebrate and support the concept of multi-culturalism and inclusion through class and school events.

Nice One Awards

Nice One Awards, celebrating practical examples of positive pupil behaviour, are presented at each School Assembly.

Seachtain/Coicís na Gaeilge

Celebrates our cultural and language inheritance and gives pride of place to pupil involvement and enjoyment.

Team Hope

Pupils learn about those children less fortunate in the world and contribute items to the annual shoebox appeal.

Student Council

Pupil Representatives meet with school administration to give their perspective and to plan school improvements.

Classroom Without Walls

Day-trip Educational Outings are arranged to historical, cultural and educational sites of interest.


In St. Mary’s, pupils get every opportunity to explore their cultural and educational hinterland.