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 – 9th February, 2018

Irish Life Health Schools Challenge

We have great news to open our notes this week! This year, our school entered the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge. This initiative aims to help secondary school students adopt a healthier lifestyle. We were delighted to hear this week that our senior cycle students came third in the category of ‘Ireland’s Most Improved Mixed School’. With 239 schools taking part this year, we are very proud of this achievement. Well done to all involved and keep up the great work.


We are still asking our 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 are currently completing their mock examinations. Best of luck to all.

Blue Friday

Friday 26th January was Blue Friday at Ardscoil Phádraig. The day saw a non-uniform day with staff and students wearing blue, a raffle and a bake sale. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the school while €960 was being raised! This is a wonderful achievement and all funds raised will benefit the autism unit in the school. There were so many much-appreciated donations made to the school, all of which helped to make the day as successful as it was. Well done to all involved on the success of this day.

Mock Interviews

Ms Kelly’s 5th Year Business took part in mock interviews this week, with all students submitting their CVs and cover letters to apply for a ‘job’. Students Glen Thomsen and Jamie Doyle acted as the interview board for the candidates, with Conor O Reilly winning a voucher for his success. Well done to all students on their huge effort in preparing for these interviews.



This week saw another victory for the first-year girls’ basketball team as they beat St. Finian’s from Mullingar on a score line of 24-8. The girls are now looking forward to their next match. Well done to all involved!

Launch of Eportfolio for Formative Assessment

Niamh Reilly and Brad Flynn journeyed to Croke Park last week to represent TYs at the nationwide launch of the Eportfolio. As one of only 24 schools involved in the pilot project, our students were excited to display their TY work and experiences as a Google site, rather than as a ‘hard copy’ portfolio. The initiative was officially launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton.


Work Experience

TY and fifth year LCVP students will spend the coming week on work experience, as part of their respective curricula. We hope they enjoy the week and get the most from their time.

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