School Holidays 2017/2018

(In compliance with Department circular M21/04)

School year begins: Wednesday August 30th 2017

October mid-term break: Closed Monday October 30th to Friday November 3rd  (inclusive)

Christmas break: Closing Friday December 22nd (final day of term)  re-opening January 8th

February mid-term break: February 15th and 16th  (inclusive)

Public Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day : Closed Monday March 19th

Easter break: Closed Monday March 26th – Friday April 6th inclusive. School reopens Monday April 9th

May Bank Holiday plus one extra day: Closed Monday May 7th and Tuesday May 8th

June Bank holiday plus one extra day : Closed Monday June 4th and Tuesday June 5th

End of year: Closing on Wednesday June 27th (final day of term)

Parents/Guardians are actively discouraged from taking holidays outside of the above holiday schedule. The school is obliged by law to inform the National Education Welfare Board when a pupil is absent for a total of 20 school days in one school year or where there is a concern about a pupil’s attendance. There is a direct link between school attendance and pupil progress. Your co-operation with maintaining high attendance and punctuality is greatly appreciated. We look forward to a great year!

Cathy Lyons