Change of Dates to School Calendar

Dear Parents

Last year the Department of Education and Skills began training teachers due to the introduction of the New Language Curriculum in Gaeilge and English.

This year, there is again a one day seminar for all teachers and this happens on a staff by staff basis. We have recently been informed by the Department of Education that our school staff will be attending the seminar on Friday, December 8th.  As a consequence the children will not be in school on that day.

With regard to the May bank holiday next year we had planned to extend it by being off on the Friday and Tuesday. However, Confirmation is likely (but not definitely confirmed) to be on Thursday 3rd May. Photographs are usually taken in the school on the Friday as a consequence there will be a change in the arrangements for the May bank holiday. The school will now be closed on Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th May and not on the Friday as previously advised.

We hope that by giving plenty of notice on both these dates that parents have sufficient time to make alternative child-minding arrangements.


Martin McInerney,