School Calendar 2018-2019

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

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 – 2nd February, 2018

Study Skills

Last week, we welcomed Michael Bond to the school for a seminar on study skills for third year and sixth year students. These workshops were very worthwhile, with our students picking up invaluable skills.These skills will stand to them not only in the next few weeks as the mocks approach, but throughout their education in the coming years.

Practical Projects

Leaving Certificate DCG students have now completed their practical projects which are worth 40% of their final mark. Well done to all.

Blue Friday

Friday 26th January was Blue Friday at Ardscoil Phádraig. There was a non-uniform day, where all staff and students wore blue, a raffle and a bake sale. All funds raised will benefit the autism unit in the school. It was a fantastic success. Well done to all involved.

Project Maths for Parents

Project Maths classes for parents are set to resume on Wednesday 31st January at 7pm. Classes will run for two hours each evening and will take place here at the school. For further information, please contact Ms Reilly.

Subject Options

We were delighted with the large number of parents who attended our subject options evening for incoming first years and Leaving Cert last Wednesday, Thank you to all who attended.


We are asking all readers to keep an eye out for the blue token collection for our Autism unit in Tesco, Longford. All money raised will go towards some much-needed equipment for the unit. Thank you for your continued support.

Mocks Examinations

Third and sixth year students will begin their mock examinations on January 29th.Best of luck to all as they prepare for these important exams.


Oral Examinations

Well done to the Junior Certificate students who completed their Irish oral examinations last week. They are relieved to have this behind them and are now ready to take on their mocks.


We would like to remind all sixth-year students that the closing date for all CAO applications is 5:15pm on 1st February 2018.


Well done to the first-year girls who were victorious over Ballymahon Vocational School in their basketball game this week. The girls are going from strength to strength so we wish them all the best in their next match.

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