Just fantastic to see 115 first year students coming through the doors this morning – and still smiling at first break. Congratulations to you all.
Calendar 2021-22 – Please note this calendar and its dates/events are subject to change based on Covid 19 guidelines in place at the time
Friday 27th August : 1st years from 9am to 1:15 PM
Monday 30th August : 3rd years, 6th years and LCA Return
Tuesday 31st August : 2nd years 5th years Return
Wednesday 1st September : TY Return
Thursday 16th September : Staff meeting No homework club or study
Tuesday 12th October : Open Morning
Wednesday 13th October : Open Night No homework club or study
Tuesday 19th October : Parent / Teacher meeting 6th years and LCA 6. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45. No homework club or study
Wednesday 20th October : School Open for all students ****ASD Training – All staff School – Postponed until first half 2022 – Date TBC****
Friday 22nd October : Start of Mid-term break.
Monday 1st November : Return after midterm
Friday 5th November : Final date for enrolling 1st years for September 2022
Monday 8th November : 5th and LCA 1 Parent / Teacher meeting. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45. No homework club or study
Wednesday 17th November : Staff meeting. No homework club or study
Tuesday 23th November : 2nd year Parent / Teacher meeting. P/T Meeting from 4:15 to 6:45. No homework club or study
Friday 26th November : DATS tests for 3rd years
Monday 29th November : School closed
Tuesday 30th November : Staff training school closed
Monday 6th December : 3rd year Parent / Teacher meeting. No homework club or study
Monday 20th December : Start of house examinations including LCA 5 Christmas holidays for LCA 5 & 6
Wednesday 22nd December : Christmas holidays
Thursday 6th January : Return after Christmas holidays
Wednesday 12th January : Course options evening 3rd and TY
Saturday 22nd January : Assessment for incoming first years
Thursday 27th January : Staff meeting No homework club or study
Tuesday 1st February : 1st year and TY Parent / Teacher meeting. No homework club or study
Wednesday 9th February : Start of pre-leaving examinations
Tuesday 15th February : Start of LCA pre examinations
Friday 18th February : Start of Mid-term break.
Monday 28th February : Return after mid-term break
Thursday 17th March : Bank holiday
Friday 18th March : School Closed
Monday 28nd March : 6th and LCA 2 Parent / Teacher meeting. No homework club or study
Friday 8th April : Start of Easter Holidays
Monday 25th April : Return after Easter holiday
Thursday 28th April : Staff Meeting No homework club or study
Monday 2nd May : Bank holiday school closed
Wednesday 4th May : Meeting of parents of incoming 1st years
Wednesday 11th May : Staff meeting No homework club or study
Wednesday 1st June : Summer exams start
Friday 3th June : Summer holidays
Wednesday 8th June : Start of state examinations
The management reserve the right to alter the calendar at any time. Some dates outlined here are proposed dates and subject to change/cancellation based on health guidance at the time of the event. Please check this website for amendments to the calendar.
*** Denotes Change/Addition to Timetable from original publication
Third year Subject and Ethos Award Winners. Congratulations to all and best of luck in Senior Cycle
Some photos from the last day in school for the class of 2021, it was an unusual end to an unusual Senior Cycle, best of luck to everyone in their future studies and careers.
The overall 2021 Student of the Year was Brian O’Callaghan, LCA Student of the Year was Sandra Dineen. Joint winners of the Principals Award were Shauna Faith Kelly and Edward O’Connor.
After months of online learning, uncertainty about the Junior Cert and upheaval of their exam Year -the 3rd years finally finished their exams on Friday and headed to Killarney for two days of fresh air, great views and chatting with friends. Well done to all on making it to the top.
First year Subject and Ethos Award Winners. Congratulations to all and best of luck in 2nd Year
This year the students of Transition Year each produced a website to reflect the learning and achievements, that they completed this year.
Below is a selection of links to some of the websites the students produced.
Well done to all the students and what they achieved, especially in a challenging year to be a Transition Year. So much of much of Transition Year is about interaction and exploration, much of which was curtailed and restricted this year. Despite these difficulties as you can see from below, the students were still busy and hard working.
TY 2020 Student of the Year Hannah O Sullivan and TY Leadership award winner Sinead Reidy who received their awards today
2020 Transition Year students who received their ethos awards today having missed last years ceremony
Normally at this time of year we would meet with all the 3rd year students and their parents to discuss the next steps in their educational progress. Unfortunately this year due to the ongoing pandemic it is not possible to meet in the usual way.
Below you will find a video outlining the options available to 3rd years as they progress to Senior Cycle.
Mr Burke will be in touch with the parents of the 3rd year classes in the coming days to outline the steps that need to be taken to select a course for Senior Cycle
5th year LCPE had a guest speaker recently Limerick native Dave Clancy is the head rugby coach in University of California, Los Angeles, and took some time out of his day to speak to our students about his role as a coach.