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.