Outline Calendar 2017/2018

  • Monday 28th August 2017 Form 4 Presentation on Transition Year for Parents/Guardians/Agents only, in the Swift Building commencing at 7 p.m. Form 4 boarding students return to settle into their dormitories from 7 p.m. (no earlier)
  • Tuesday 29th August 2017 Form 1 and Form 4 Induction Day. Meeting for new pupils entering Forms 2, 3, and 5 with Parents/Guardians/Agents (please see below for details). All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 30th August 2017 Full School day for all students
  • Monday 25th September 2017 School closed all day. All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 30th October Friday 3rd November Mid-term break (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 27th). All boarders return on Sunday 5th November from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 25th December 2017 Friday 5th January 2018 Christmas Holidays (School closes at 3:40pm on Friday 22nd). All boarders return on Sunday 7th January from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 29th January 2018 Friday 9th February 2018 2 weeks Work Experience for Form 4 students. Leaving and Junior Certificate Mock Exams take place.
  • Monday 12th Friday 16th February 2018 Mid-term break (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 9th). All boarders return on Sunday 18th February from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 19th March 2018 Public Holiday, school closed all day All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 26th March Friday 6th April 2018 Easter Holidays (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 23rd March). All boarders return on Sunday 8th April from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 7th May 2018 Public Holiday, school closed all day Boarders return from 7: 30 p.m.
  • Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June - In-house Summer examinations take place
  • Friday 1st June 2018 End of Summer Term - (School closes at 2 pm on Friday 1st June)

New Pupils: Forms 2, 3 and 5 Tuesday August 29th

10:15 a.m. - Arrival and registration in front hall.
Prefects and staff available to assist and advise.

10:30 a.m. - Meeting in Media Room Parents/Guardians/Agents and pupils.

Students to arrive in full uniform. Allocation of lockers and assignment to subjects and class-groups will follow the meeting. Parents/Guardians/Agents and day students depart thereafter. 


Wed 21st June, 6-8 pm, Room 4


Available (as of Tues 4pm & may change slightly)



Maths x 27

Business x 27

RE x 15


Irish Ordinary x 8

Irish Higher x 8

Maths Higher x 20

Maths Ordinary x 5

RE x 15

German - Viel Spaß  1 x 3, Viel Spaß 2 x 7

HE x 8

Metalwork x6

Tech Graphics x 12

Wood x 8

Music x 3

English x 2

CSPE x 8

French x 7

FORM  4                                        

Art x 5

RE x 1

Chemistry x 6

Economics x 5

Physics x 5

Maths Higher x 8

Maths Ordinary x 10


Form 5

Irish Ordinary x 1

Geography Book 3 x 6

Book lists for all years for the upcoming academic year 2017/18 are now available by clicking on the link below.





Wed 21st June, 6-8 pm, Room 4

Books accepted

(Books must be in a bag and clearly named)

The following books may be left in from:


Maths – Project Maths Text & Tests 1 (Celtic) – red

Business - Please return the Business books given to you by the College in September if you are not doing Business in Form 2.


Irish – Iontas 2 (pale blue) Ordinary (Ed. Co.)

Irish – Iontas 3 (orange) Higher (Ed. Co.)

Maths – Project Maths Text & Tests 2 (higher) - blue 2012 (Celtic)

Maths – Project Maths Text & Tests 2 (ord) -  purple 2012 (Celtic)

RE – A Question of Faith 2014 (Ed. Co)

German - Viel Spaß  2

HE – Design for Living 3rd ed. (G&M) used W/book not accepted

Metalwork – Basic Engineering for Jun. Cert (Fallon)

Tech Graphics – Understanding Technical Graphics (G&M) used W/book not accepted

FORM  6                                               

Art –Appreciating Art for Leaving Cert 2011 (G&M)

Geography – Today’s World 2 (white cover (Ed. Co.)                             

RE – Faith seeking Understanding  Sections B, C, D (Veritas)

            Search for meaning Sect A (Veritas)

Chemistry – Understanding Chemistry 2nd edit. (Ed. Co.)

Economics – Positive Economics (Ed. Co.)

Physics – Real World Physics (Folens)



BOOKS THEY MAY LEAVE IN FOR SALE (front office/ Room 4, in a bag clearly named)

Maths Art Business RE Economics Biology Chemistry Physics


  • Don’t forget to hand in textbooks (that are on the list) to the Bookshop in Room 4 or leave into Front Office.

  • No Past Papers or used workbooks

  • Do not dump books outside Room 4.

  • Please ensure that there is a name in the bag.

  • No books accepted after 4 pm on Mon 19th June

Dragons Den

Last Thursday week 7 teams from Transition Year competed for the Dragons Den title for best Mini Company Enterprise for 2017. This event is kindly sponsored by the Parents Association and Richard Jack was on hand from the Parents Association to welcome and thank both participants and dragons. The Parents Association had gathered together an impressive array of experience and knowledge from the local business community to put our students through their paces on the night. Dragons on the night were Gordon Murphy, Chief Financial Officer from Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Pat Macken from TaxBack.com and Dermot Dalton from Ripley’s Steakhouse.

Please note that there will be a revised school day this Friday the 24th of March due to the Form 3 Parent/Teacher Consultation. Class will conclude at the end of Period 5 (12:15pm). Please note weekend buses may be leaving earlier, please see attached document for exact times.

12:15pm - Lunch will be served as per normal rota

12:30pm - Information meeting regarding subject choices for Parents/Guardians of Form 3 students ONLY in the Media Room.

1:10pm - Form 3 Parent/Teacher Consultation meeting commences in The Swift Building

3:40pm - Conculsion of the Parent/Teacher Consultation meeting with standard finishing up time to 4:10pm.

Prep will be set up in the study hall for all students not involved in ECA activities and are not travelling or being collected before 3:40pm.

Normal Friday ECA programme will commence at 1:30pm.

Full and further details are available by clicking the link below.

pdf Revised School Day Friday 24th March (716 KB)