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 3rd November, 2017

BT Young Scientist – It was confirmed this week that a group of TY students have been accepted into this year’s BT Young scientist. The project titled ‘Birdboxes’ has been accepted as one of 500 projects out of 2100 entries. The core team consists of Brad Flynn and Patrick Reilly. The boys have been working hard researching, surveying and analysing feedback over the past few weeks. The Young Scientist will take place in the RDS in January 2018. Well done to all involved and best of luck over the next few months.

Fright Fest – We would like to remind readers that TY students will have some Halloween photography displayed during Ardagh Fright Fest. The event runs from 28th October to 4th November in Ardagh Heritage Centre and is open to the public.


Shoe Box Appeal – We are still collecting gifts and shoe boxes for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. It is hoped that students can 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 them-selves if they so wish. Thank you for your continued support.

Open Night – Preparations are now underway at school for the forthcoming open evening. All prospective fifth and sixth class students, with their parents/guardians are invited to attend 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.

Basketball – The girls’ senior basketball team were unfortunate to lose out to a strong team from St. Finians this week. However, the girls are showing lots of promise and played very well for such a new team. Well done to all.

Pilgrimage to Knock – Thursday of this week saw the annual pilgrimage to Knock Shrine take place for first year students. The day began with a tour of the shrine and a guided tour of Knock Museum, followed by the celebration of mass in the Church of the Apparitions, with Fr Simon Cadam. All students enjoyed the day and would like to thank Fr Simon for travelling with them.

Happy Hallowe’en - As this first term draws to a close, we would like to wish all our students and staff an enjoyable and safe Halloween break. We look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday 6th November.

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