School Calendar 2018/2019 - Ballycanew National School

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School Calendar 18/19
School Start Date:             All pupils return to school on Wednesday 29thAugust 2018
Swimming:                                          2nd & 6th class starts on Thursday’s 8th November – 13th December (6sessions)
Halloween Break:                                 School closed for week beginning 29th Oct. Re-opens Mon 2nd Nov.
Christmas Holidays:                            Begin at 12.00 midday on Friday 21st Dec. School re-opens on Monday
                                         4th Jan 2018
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.
Swimming:                             3rd & 4th class start on Friday’s 11th January – 15th February (6sessions)
Mid-Term Break:                                School closed Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February. Re-opens Mon 25th Feb
Confirmation Retreat:                 Confirmation retreat for 5th & 6th class pupils on Thursday February 14th        
Confirmation Confession:              Confession for 5th & 6th class pupils on Thursday February 28th      
Confirmation:                          14th March 2019 in The Sacred Heart Church, Ballyoughter
Swimming:                             4th/5th class start on Friday’s 1st March – 5th April (6sessions)
First Confession:                      TBC
St Patrick’s Public Holiday:           School will be closed on Monday 18thMarch
Easter Holidays:                      Begin at 12.00 midday on Friday 12th April. School re-opens on Monday 29th April.
Public Bank Holiday:                           School closed Monday May 6th
First Communion:                                 18th May 2019 in St Molings Church Ballycanew at 11am
Sports Day:                           TBC
Long Weekend & Public Holiday:     School closed on Friday 31st May and Monday 3rd June and Tuesday 4th June . Re-opens Wednesday 5th June
Summer Holidays:                               Begin on Friday 28thJune.  School closes at 12.00 midday
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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