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SCHOOL CALENDAR / FÉILIRE SCOILE 2020 - 2021


September - School Reopens:
Reopens on Tuesday 1st September 2020, 8:45am.
September - Sponsored Walk
Week Beginning Monday 14th September, 2020.
October - Internet Safety Week
Monday 5th October to Friday 9th October, 2020.
October - Maths Week
Monday 12th October to Friday 16th October, 2020.
October - Parents Association AGM:
School Hall.
6:45pm, Monday 19th October, 2020.
October – Junior Infant 2021 - Parents Open Evening
8:00pm, Monday 19th October, 2020.
October - Stay Safe Programme Implementation - JI to 6th Class.
Monday19th October to Friday 23rd October, 2020. www.staysafe.ie
October - Mid-Term Break:
School closes after school on Friday 23rd October, 2020. (Full School Day)
Reopens on Monday 2nd November, 2020.
Closing Date Applications for Enrolment - Junior Infants Sept. 2021
TBA
November - Science Week
Monday 9th November to Friday 13th November, 2020.
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November - Parent / Teacher Meetings:
Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November, 2020.
(Parents will be informed in advance of day/time)

November - Photographer - Junior Infant Children (+ siblings)
9:00am Monday 16th November 2020.
December - Turning on of Christmas Lights
6:30pm Monday 7th December, 2020.
December - Christmas Concert (JI to 1st Class)
Day Show: 11:00am Tuesday 15th December, 2020
Evening Show: 6:30pm Wednesday 16th December, 2020
December - Christmas Holidays:
School closes after school on Tuesday 22nd December, 2020. (Half Day)
Reopens on Wednesday 6th January, 2021.
(12:00pm Half Day - JI to 6th Class)
(11:45pm Half Day - Speech and Language Class)
January - Anti Bullying Week / Cyber Bullying Week
Monday 11th January to Friday 15th January, 2021.
January - RSE (5th & 6th Class)
Monday 18th January to Friday 22nd January, 2021.
January - Catholic Schools' Week
Monday 25th January to Friday 29th January, 2021.
February - Book Fair:
Tuesday 2nd to Thursday 4th February, 2021.
February - First Confession (2nd Class)
11:00am, Monday 8th February, 2021, School Hall.
February - Ceremony of Light (6th Class)
7:00pm, Monday 8th February, 2021, School Hall.
February / March Swimming 2021:
Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 23rd February & 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March.
February Mid-Term Break:
School closed from Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2021. (inclusive)
February - Closing Date Applications for Enrolment - Speech and Language Classes Sept. 2021
Friday 26th February, 2021.
March - Seachtain na Gaeilge:
Monday 8th March to Wednesday 16th March, 2021.

March - St Patrick’s Day
School closed on Wednesday 17th March, 2021.
April - Easter Concert (3rd to 5th Class)
Evening Show: 6:30pm Wednesday 24th March, 2021.
April - Easter Holidays*
School closes after school on Fri 26th March, 2021. (Half Day)
Reopens on Monday 12th April, 2021.
(12:00pm Half Day - JI to 6th Class)
(11:45pm Half Day - Speech and Language Class)
April / May - First Communion - Provisional
10:00am, Sunday TBA - St. Mark's Church, Springfield.
Photographer: 9:00am, Tuesday TBA
April / May – Confirmation - Provisional
11:00am Saturday TBA 2021 - Church of the Incarnation.
Photographer: 9:00am, Monday TBA, 2021.
May - Bank Holiday Weekend:
School closed on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th May, 2021.
May -Induction for Junior Infant Starting Sept. 2021
1:45pm Tuesday 13th May, 2021.
May - Sports Day
Monday 26th May, 2021. (Start of Active Schools' Week)
(Weather permitting - May be postponed until the next suitable school day)
9:00am to 11:30am – Junior Infants to 2nd Class Sports Day
      11:30am to 2:15pm – 3rd Class to 6th Class Sports Day
June - Bank Holiday Weekend
School closed on Monday 7th June, 2021.
June - School Tours
Tuesday 8th to Friday 18th June, 2021.
June - End of Year Report Cards sent Home
Thursday 10th June, 2021.
June - Graduation 6th Class
7:00pm, Wednesday 23rd June, 2020 - School Hall.
6th Class children - Half Day (12pm) Wed 24th June, 2021.
June - Summer Holidays
School closes after school on Wednesday 30th June, 2021.
(12:00pm Half Day - JI to 5th Class)

(11:45pm Half Day - Speech and Language Class)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
NB: Discretionary school days (14th, 15th and 16th February 2021 & 4th May 2021) as well as the
first 3 days of the Easter Holidays may be used to make up for school closures, due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g snow days etc).*
See
Circular 0005/2020 for more details.


See Circular 05/2020 for DES Contingency arrangements in the event of unforeseen school closures – October Midterm, Easter, Christmas (except religious observance can’t be modified) – Feb midterm 2 or 5 days

Other closures (required by the Dept, of Education and Skills) are expected during the school year for Teacher Training

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