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: Thursday 27th August 2020.

October Mid-Term Break: School closes on Monday 26th October 2020, and re-opens on Monday 2nd November 2020 (5 days).

Christmas Holidays: School closes at 12pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020, and re-opens on Wednesday 6th January 2020 (10 days).


February Mid-Term Break: Thursday 18th February 2021 and Friday 19th February 2021 (2 days).

Bank Holiday (St. Patrick’s Day): Wednesday 17th March 2021 (1 day).

Easter Holidays: School closes on Friday 26th March 2021 at 12pm, and re-opens on Monday 12th April 2021 (10 days).


Bank Holiday (May): Monday 3rd May 2021 and Tuesday 4th May 2021 (2 days).

Bank Holiday (June): Monday 7th June 2021 and Tuesday 8th June 2021 (2 days).

Summer Holidays: School closes at 12pm on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

Note: It may be necessary to change or add school closures during the school year. If so, you will receive a text message from the office.