Return to school Information
Updated: Jun 22
Important information and dates for Parents and Students
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 25th August: Intended date for release of LC Results.
Monday 28th August: All teaching staff return on a full-time basis.
Tuesday 29th August: 1st Years attend- start 9am & finish at 1pm.
Wednesday 30th August: 1st Years attend from 9am to 1pm.
Thursday 31st August: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 5LCA's, 6th Yrs, 6LCA's attend 9am-1pm.
Friday 1st September: TY’s return/ 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.
Monday- Thursday School will start at 08.55am and finish at 15.30pm.
Friday- School starts at 08.45am and finishes at 13.45pm.
Hot food will be on offer as usual for students at lunchtimes and at the 20 min break on a Friday.
This fee is €100 per student and covers all book rental, locker rental and key, school journal, insurance cover etc. It should be paid online via a link that 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 when we return to school in late August.
Calendar-School Year 2023/24
October 2023 Mid-term break:
School will close from Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 3rd November
2023 inclusive. School will reopen on Monday 6th November 2023.
School will close on Friday 22nd December 2023, which will be the final
day of the school term. School will reopen on Monday 8th January 2024.
February 2024 mid-term break:
School will close from Monday 12th February 2024 to Friday 16th February 2024 inclusive unless changes are required to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. School will reopen Monday 19th February 2024.
School will close from Monday 25th March 2024 to Friday 5th April 2024 inclusive unless changes are required to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. School will reopen on Monday 8th April 2024.
End of School Year:
Friday 31st May 2024.
Please note that the full school calendar will be published in August
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 student attendance, behaviour records, 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.
*Incoming first year parents/guardians will receive login details in late August via text*
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.
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. Purchased at school office.
School coat with crest or a plain all black Jacket with no logos.
Black shoes with a black sole. No visible logos or markings.
The PE uniform is as follows:
School half-zip with crest
Black tracksuit bottoms or all black leggings.
**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, particularly by the tutor at assembly and the subject teacher in period 1. 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 of belongings or money.
PE Half-Zip Order Link
Please see the attached link below that is live from now and will be up until the 23rd June.
Parents should be advised to please choose 'click and collect' and the tops will be delivered to the school without having to pay a delivery charge.
Wishing you all the best for the summer months ahead.