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For the 2018-2019 school year we will have some great events and some holidays planned. Don't forget to add these dates to your diary!


7 September Swimming lessons (3rd & 6th class - 10 weeks)
11 September Swimming lessons (1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th class - 10 weeks)
17 September at 10am Beginning of the year Mass, St. Brigid's Church
(parents welcome)
25 September at 7pm Tullow Show prize giving night, Tullow Community School
26 September at 10am Primary School Cross Country Event, Carlow Hurling Club Grounds
26 September at 7.30pm Recognition Night Pride of Place 2018, Carlow Town Hall Chamber, Centaur Street, Carlow
1 October at 8pm Parents information evening on First Penance and First Communion, Spellman Hall, Kildavin
10 October at 7.30pm Parents' Council Annual General Meeting, St. Brigid's NS (parents welcome)
13 - 21 October Maths week
25 October Halloween walk (dress up day)
25 October at 6pm Girls Cumann na mBunscol Football Final, Netwatch Training Centre in Fenagh
25 October at 6.50pm Boys Cumann na mBunscol Football Final, Netwatch Training Centre in Fenagh
7 November at 7.30pm Parents' Council Meeting, St. Brigid's NS
12 November Collection for Shoe Box Appeal
16 November Used Clothes Collection
11 - 18 November Science Week
21 November from 3.10pm Parent Teacher Meetings
11 December at 7pm Christmas Carol Service, St. Brigid's Church
14 December at 10am Christmas Mass, St. Brigid's Church
14 December Walk to Huntington Castle (with red Santa hats)
19 December at 7pm Wrapping hampers for Raffle, St. Brigid's NS
20 December Christmas Raffle, St. Brigid's Hall
21 December Santa visit
9 January Peace Proms for senior classes
23 January at 7.30pm Parents' Council meeting
27 January - 2 February Catholic Schools Week
30 January at 1pm Grandparents Day, starting with a ceremony in St. Brigid's Church
1 February Accepting enrolments for next school year
2 - 8 March Engineers Week
1 - 17 March Seachtain na Gaeilge
13 March Tráth na gCeist for Senior pupils
14 March Lá Glas (dress up in green and Irish colours)
27 March at 7pm First Penance, St. Brigid's Church
8 May at 7.30pm Parents' Council meeting
8 May Standardised testing 1st to 6th class: Reading
9 May Standardised testing 1st to 6th class: Spellings
10 May Standardised testing 1st to 6th class: English
11 May at 11am First Holy Communion, St. Brigid's Church
16 May Standardised testing 1st to 6th class: Maths
16 May at 1pm Open day for new parents
21 May from 9.30 to 2.15pm GAA Fun Day in Ben Mulhall park
29 May at 7.30pm Parents' Council meeting
2 June Deadline for senior pupils to hand in advertisements for School Magazine
10 June at 10am Graduation Mass, St. Brigid's Church
13 June Publication School Magazine
17 - 21 June Active School Week
17 June Sports Day
18 June School Tour for Junior Infants to 2nd class
20 June School Tour for 3rd to 6th class


Our school is closed during the following days. Parents are asked to make every effort to book family holidays during the school holidays.

30 August (Thursday) First day of school
26 October School closed for Presidential Election
29 October - 2 November (inclusive) Halloween break
7 December (Friday) School holiday
21 December at 12 noon - 5 January (inclusive) Christmas holidays
21 & 22 February Mid-term break
15 March School holiday
18 March Bank holiday
12 April at 12 noon - 26 April (inclusive) * Easter holidays
6 May (Monday) Bank holiday
24 May School closed for Local and European Elections
30 & 31 May School holidays
3 June (Monday) Bank holiday
28 June at 12 noon
School closes for summer holidays

* All schools will close on Friday 12 April 2019, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 17 April 2019. All schools will re-open on Monday 29 April 2019.