School Hours

School starts at 9.30 a.m. It finishes at 2.00 p.m. for infants, and 3.00 p.m. for all other classes. Teachers are obliged to be on the premises by 9.15 a.m. Any unsupervised children on the premises before 9.15 a.m. or after 3.00 p.m. are not the responsibility of the school.

Break time is from 11.00 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. and lunch time is from 12.30 p.m. to 1.00 p.m. Healthy lunches are encouraged; please refer to our Healthy Eating Policy.

Regular attendance at school is very important. The school is obliged to notify the Welfare Board if a child misses more than twenty days of school.

School Uniform

  • Wine jumper with school crest and grey polo-shirt.
  • Grey pinafore, skirt or trousers for girls.
  • Grey trousers for boys.
  • Grey tracksuit bottoms with runner shoes to be worn on allocated P.E. days as indicated by the class teacher.

Suppliers of school uniforms in Carrickmacross are TW Stores and Sweetnams, both situated on the main street.

School Books

A Book Rental Scheme is available in the school. Rental books are supplied at an allocated fee each year. Our Book Rental Policy is available to view on our website.


Homework is given to consolidate work done in school, and to encourage parental involvement in your child’s education. No homework is provided at the weekends or on school holidays.


School Holiday Arrangements 2020 / 2021

School re-opens on Thursday 27th August 2020




School Closed

Mid-Term Break



Monday 26th October (5 days)

Re-Open on Monday 2nd November


 Christmas Holidays



12 noon (½ day) on Tuesday 22nd December

(10 days)

Re-Open on Wednesday 6th January 2021


Mid-Term Break

(February 2021)


Thursday 18th & Friday 19th February (2 days)


St. Patrick’s Day

Bank Holiday



Wednesday 17th March (1 day)


Easter Holidays 

12 noon (½ day) on Friday 26th March (10 days)


Re-Open on Monday 12th April


 May Bank Holiday 

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th May (2 days)



June Bank Holiday

Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th June (2 days)
Summer Holidays 

Close at 12 noon (½ day) on  Wednesday 23rd June 2021


Sometimes it may be necessary to change or add school closures during the school year. If so, a note will be sent home with your child.