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School starts at 8.50am each morning. However, the Board of Management is mindful of the need to facilitate families to help them arrive on time each morning and so provides supervision of pupils in the school yard for the 10 minutes before the start of school, from 8.40am to 8.50am. Pupils who arrive early are asked to line up on the basketball courts where they will be supervised by two teachers. The main gates of the school are closed at 8.40am so cars cannot enter the yard. When the bell is sounded at 8.50am teachers will collect their classes from the basketball courts.

On wet days the pupils are supervised in the assembly hall for the ten minutes before the official start of school. On these wet mornings the main entrance (beside the secretary’s office) is open from 8.40am to accept pupils. Unfortunately we are unable to
accommodate parents waiting with their children at this time and so we ask that if you arrive early on a wet morning that you leave your child under the care of the teacher supervising in the assembly hall.

The Board of Management stresses that no facility is provided for the supervision of pupils before 8.40am and would ask that pupils not come to school before this time.

Break times:

11.00am - 11.10 a.m.: Recreation time

12.20 p.m. - 12.30 p.m. Children eat lunches in their classrooms

12.30 p.m. - 12.50 p.m.: Recreation time

School ends at 1.30 p.m. for the infants and at 2.30 p.m. for all other classes. With the exception of children who travel to school by school bus all infants are expected to leave at 1.30 p.m.

School vacations are arranged in conjunction the Department of Education and Science as outlined from year to year in the agreed standardisation of the school year and the staff of the school to ensure that the school remains open for the required minimum of 183 days. Parents are given a school calendar each year detailing all vacations and planned events. In extreme weather conditions, the school will be closed after consultation with the Chairman, Board of Management, principal and staff. Parents will then be informed of the closing.