School Calendar 2018-2019

Term 1 Friday 24th August – Friday 21st December 2018

Friday 24th August 9.00 – 12 noon First Years only

Monday 27th August 9.00 – 1.15 pm First Years, Third Years and Sixth Years

Tuesday 28th August 9.00 – 3.50 pm All Students (Except Transition Years)

Tuesday 4th September 9.00 – 3.50 pm Transition Year Students

School Closed: Monday 24th September 2018

Half Term: Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018

Christmas Holidays: Monday 24th December 2018 – Friday 4th January 2019


Term 2 Monday 7th January – Friday 12th April 2019

Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019

St Patrick’s Weekend Monday 18th March and Tuesday 19th March 2019

Easter Holidays: Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April 2019


Term 3 Monday 29th April – Friday 31st May 2019

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2019

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School News & Events

School Notes – 20th October, 2017

School Notes


Project Maths - Project Maths classes for parents will resume in the coming weeks in the Adult Education Centre, Granard. All parents are welcome to attend and no prior Project Maths knowledge is required. These classes are free of charge and will provide you with the skills necessary to help your child with their homework/study. The feedback from those who attended last year has been very positive and parents are looking forward to returning this year. For further information please contact Ms Reilly at 043/6686209 or email


Shoe Box Appeal – We would like to remind readers of the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. We are asking our students to donate some simple Christmas gifts to the school and we will fill as many shoe boxes as we can. Students are also welcome to fill a box themselves if they so wish. These gifts will help bring Christmas to less fortunate people around the world.


Open Night – Enrolment is now open for 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to invite all prospective fifth and sixth class students, with their parents/guardians to attend our school open night, which will take place on Thursday 9th of November from 7pm to 9pm. Those in attendance will meet our teachers displaying their specialist subjects, giving a taste of all that Ardscoil Phádraig has to offer. The night will also feature a short presentation by the school principal. We hope to see you there.


Ladies Football – Our u16 ladies had a fine win over Castlepollard recently with superb performances all round, most notably from Abagh Harten, Leitiza Sheridan and Susan Mee. A number of first year girls made their schools football debut that day and played again against Lanesborough later in the week. Unfortunately, we were defeated in this game, by a narrow margin. It was a spirited performance from the girls who now look forward to playing Mullingar in the next round of the U16 competition. Well done to all and keep up the training. Thanks to Ms Magan and Ms Mulligan.


Pupil Voice – This week, Pupil Voice representatives enjoyed a trip to ‘Zeminar: A Life-Changing Day for Generation Z’ where they attended workshops, listened to influential speakers including the Donovan brothers and took part in fun activities, all geared towards investing in the development and well-being of young people.


Aisling Festival – Transition Years took part in the Aisling Children’s Arts Festival Project, where they researched and wrote articles for the Aisling supplement to be published next week in the Longford Leader. We look forward to seeing their work in print.


An Triail – Sixth year Gaeilge students travelled to the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone last week to see their Leaving Certificate drama ‘An Triail’. This proved to be very useful to the students for their studies.


Basketball – Our senior girls played their first basketball game in the Midlands League this week, welcoming Convent of Mercy, Kilbeggan to Ardscoil Phádraig. Although defeated, the girls played very well and we look forward to their next game.

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