School Calendar 2017/2018 - Ballycanew National School

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Ballycanew National School        School Calendar 17/18
School Start Date:                   All pupils return to school on Wednesday 30thAugust 2017
Swimming:                                            5th/6th Class starts Friday 22nd Sept (6 sessions)
Halloween Break:                                 School closed for week beginning 30th Oct. Re-opens Mon 6th Nov.
Christmas Holidays:                            Begin at 12.30pm on Friday 22nd Dec. School re-opens on Monday
                                         8th Jan 2018
Swimming:                             2nd/3rd class starts Friday 12th January.  (6 sessions)
Dance lessons                          TBA 
                                        Children must wear their PE tracksuits for the Dance lessons
Parent/Teacher Meeting:             To be advised
                                        In the meantime teachers are more than willing to meet parents to discuss any concerns or issues.  Please arrange an appointment through the office.
Mid-Term Break:                                School closed Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February. Re-opens Mon 19th Feb           
Enrolment Week:                      5th – 9th March 2018
First Confession:                      TBA
St Patrick’s Public Holiday:           School will be closed on Monday 19thMarch
Easter Holidays:                      Begin at 12.30pm on Friday 23rdMarch. School re-opens on Monday 9th April.
Swimming:                                            4th/5th  class start on Friday 13th April (6 sessions)
Scholastic Book Fair:                 Book Fair from Monday 23rd April to Thursday 26th April
Public Bank Holiday & Mid Term:       School closed week beginning on Monday 7th May. School re-opens Monday 14th May
First Communion:                                 TBA
Fun for All Day:                      TBA
Long Weekend & Public Holiday:     School closed on Friday 1st June and Monday 4th June. Re-opens Tuesday 5th June
Summer Holidays:                               Begin on Friday 29th June.  School closes at 12.30pm
P.E. Days:                             Children must wear their tracksuits for P.E.
                                        Wednesdays – Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st/2nd class
                                        Fridays – 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, 5th/6th classes
Mobile Phones: Please inform school of any changes to your mobile number or address
Collecting Children: Please inform the school/teacher beforehand if your child is being collected
 by somebody else.  For safety and security reasons we can only hand over a child to the parent/guardian.
Morning Supervision: 8.50am – 9.00am.  On very wet mornings the children will be allowed to go to their classrooms where they will be supervised by staff.
Absences/Attendance: Children will be marked absent on the online roll system after 10am each day unless previously notified 
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