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Important information and dates for Parents and Students

Updated: Jun 19


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 this school year. 

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


The arrangements for staff and student return to school are as follows: 


  • Friday 23rd August: Intended date for the release of LC Results. 

  • Monday 26th August:          All teaching staff return on a full-time basis. 

  • Tuesday 27th August:          1st Years attend from 9 am & finish at 1 pm.

  • Wednesday 28th August:    1st Years attend from 9 am to 1 pm.     

  • Thursday 29th August:        1st, 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th, 6th Yrs attend from 9 am to 1 pm.

  • Friday 30th August:              Normal timetabled classes for students.


On their first day back, 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.



Junior Cycle Schoolbooks Scheme for 2024/25 


Please see the previous correspondence regarding the Junior Cycle Schoolbooks Scheme for the 2024/25 school year linked here - Communication to parents/guardians of students enrolled in Junior Cycle years. 


School Service Charge


1st, 2nd and 3rd year students. The new Schoolbooks Scheme removes the book rental charge and means an annual service charge of €70 per Junior Cycle student for other school-related expenses. This covers the school locker fee, personal accident insurance and additional classroom resources not covered by the scheme. 


Transition Year 2024/25 cost of €130 


5th and 6th Year Students This service charge remains at €100 and covers personal accident insurance, senior book rental, locker rental and key, school Journal, etc. 

The link for the service charge will be sent to the parent's/guardian’s mobile number in late August.





Please note the following; 

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

  2. Friday- classes start at 08.45 am and finish at 13.45 pm. 

  3. Hot food will be on offer as usual for students at lunchtime and at the 20-minute break on a Friday. 



1st & 2nd Year Subject Options


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



Calendar-School Year 2024/25


October 2024 mid-term break

All schools will close from Monday 28th October 2024 to 1st November 2024

Inclusive.


Christmas 2024

All schools will close on Friday 20th December 2024, which will be the final day of the school term. All schools will re-open on Monday 6th January 2025.


February 2025 mid-term break

Schools will close from Monday 17th February 2025 to Friday 21st February 2025 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. 


Easter 2025

All schools will close on Friday 11th April 2025 which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 16th April 2025. All schools will re-open on Monday 28th April 2025.


End of School Year:

Friday 30th May 2025.


Please note that the full school calendar will be published in August 2024. 

Live updates to the school calendar can be seen here - Google Calendar or through the school website. 



        

VSware Parent/Guardian App


We use a school management system called VSware to monitor our student's attendance, sign-out requests, behaviour records, assessment, reports etc. Parents have access to this information and all parents need to download this app and check it regularly for updates and correspondence from the school. Please note that notifications will need to be turned on through your phone settings to receive these notifications. 


Please note that Students should not be using this app. It is very important that login details to this app are not shared with anyone as they could then access your account at any time and submit requests to leave the school during the school day. 


We do recommend that all parents reset their passwords at the beginning of the school year if you have shared your login details with anyone. 


Incoming first-year parents/guardians will receive login details to this app in late August via a text message. 

If you already received login details from the school but haven't logged on please follow the instructions below. 


  • INSTRUCTIONS - Downloading and logging into the Parent APP - HERE

  • INSTRUCTIONS - Navigating the VSware parent dashboard - HERE

  • INSTRUCTIONS - Submitting absences request to school - HERE



Uniform Policy


Our full uniform policy is available through the school website. 

In Summary, the uniform is:

  • A bottle green jumper with a crest affixed

  • Plain black trousers or a knee-length black skirt.

  • No denim/leathers and no leggings except on PE days.

  • Shirt - sage green or plain white.

  • School tie.

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

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

  • Black socks/tights.


*Leggings are not permitted as part of the school uniform


The PE uniform is as follows:

  • School half-zip with crest

  • Plain black t-shirt. 

  • 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


The wearing of the correct school uniform by each student is the responsibility of his or her parent/guardian. The uniform will be monitored by all staff on a daily basis. All personal belongings, uniforms, etc. should be clearly marked with the owner’s name as no responsibility can be taken by the school for the loss/damage to belongings or money.



PE Half-Zip Order Link 


Please see the attached link below that is live from now on and will be up until the 1st  of July. Parents can choose 'click and collect' and the tops will be delivered to the school without having to pay a delivery charge. 




_________________________________________________________________________


Wishing you all the very best for the summer months ahead. 


Yours Sincerely, 

Caroline Doherty. 

Principal 


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