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Dear Parents/Guardians,


As the school year comes to a close we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your cooperation and support throughout the school year.


I have enclosed some important information for the school year ahead.


The arrangements for students return to school are as follows:

  • Tuesday 30th August: 1st Years only- Start 9am & finish at 1pm.

  • Wednesday 31st August: 1st Years attend from 9am to 1pm.

  • Thursday 1st September: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th Yrs. attend from 9am to 1pm.

  • Friday 2nd September: Normal classes for all students- 08.45am

TY Induction & LC results day.


On their first day students should come in full uniform and bring a pen & copybook. They will meet with their tutor and will be provided with their timetable, journal & locker key.


Class Times:

  1. Monday- Thursday School will start at 08.55am and finish at 15.30pm.

  2. Friday- School starts at 08.45am and finishes at 13.45pm.

  3. Hot food will be on offer as usual for students at lunchtimes and at the 20 min break on a Friday.


Online Payments:

The fee for book rental, locker, journal, insurance etc. should be paid online. This fee is €100 per student. A link for this payment will be sent to the parent's/guardian’s mobile number.


1st & 2nd Year Subject Options:

Students have already selected their subject options. Any student who requested to change a subject will be accommodated as best as possible in late August.



Calendar-School Year 2022/23


October 2022 mid-term break:

School will close from Monday 31st October 2022 to Friday 4 November

2022 inclusive. School will reopen on Monday 7th November 2022.


Christmas 2022:

School will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022, which will be the final

day of the school term. School will reopen on Thursday 5th January 2023.


February 2023 mid-term break:

School will close from Monday 13th February 2023 to Friday 17th February 2023 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. School will reopen Monday 20th February 2023.


Easter 2023:

School will close from Monday 3rd April 2023 to Friday 14th April 2023 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures.. School will reopen on Monday 17th April 2023.


End of School Year:

Friday 2nd June 2023.


*Please note that the full school calendar will be published in August*.



VSware Parent/Guardian App:

We use a school management system called VSware to monitor student attendance, behaviour, assessment and reports etc. Parents have access to this information and all parents should download this app and check it regularly for updates and correspondence from the school.

Please make sure to allow for notifications as a notification message will appear on your phone screen when you have correspondence from us. Having notifications switched off may result in you missing a message from us.


If you have already received login details from the school but haven't logged on/or have forgotten a password, please follow the instructions on the website under the parents tab for VSware.



Uniform policy:

The school uniform originated as a recommendation from the inaugural Parents Association. The full uniform policy is available on the school website in a previous post and a short summary is outlined below.

The uniform is:


● A bottle green jumper with a crest affixed

● Plain black trousers or a knee length black skirt. No denims/leathers and no leggings except on PE days.

● Shirt - sage green or plain white.

● School tie.

● School coat with crest or a plain all black Jacket with no logos.

● Black shoes with a black sole. No visible logos or markings.

● Black socks/tights.

Physical Education.

The PE uniform is as follows:


● School half-zip with crest.

● Black tracksuit bottoms or all black leggings.

● Black runners.

*The full PE uniform should be worn to school on the day you have PE timetabled- the normal school uniform must be worn on non-PE days.


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Wishing you all the best for the summer months ahead.


Yours Sincerely,

Caroline Doherty.

Deputy Principal



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