Back to School – August Update

August 14, 2023

August 2023


Building/traffic management

As many of you are aware, the Multi-Purpose Hall is progressing well and the footprint will be visible for all to see upon return.  Of course, the health and safety of all our students is of paramount importance.  We will be in communication with you regarding the traffic management plan closer to school opening dates.  I will say that this will present challenges for all of us in terms of traffic and parking and I ask you to bear with us over the next 14 months as we endeavour to make the school a better campus. 


School Day – Slight Adjustments

As you are all aware, we are moving to a one-hour timetable and thanks to all who answered our survey on this.  The response was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to this improvement in our teaching and learning plan.  Our times will be as follows: 

Registration every morning at 08:35.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, classes finish at 15:30 and extra-curricular at 16:30.  Buses will depart after Extra-Curricular as usual. 

On Wednesdays, classes will finish at 13:00 and buses will depart as normal at 15:15 to facilitate the Extra-Curricular Programme. 

On Friday, school closes at 15:30 and buses leave then. 



Any queries regarding buses should be sent to



As you are all aware, we have a very comfortable school uniform which allows the students to wear their sports clothing should they so wish.  We do stipulate that all clothing worn must bear the school crest.  This includes polo shirts/t-shirts.  Otherwise, a student will be considered to be in breach of the uniform code.  Dark footwear and any dark jacket must be worn.



Week 1 information for Senior School Students Only

Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 August

Hockey Camp – Incoming 1st Years and 2nd Years.  Ross Willis will be in touch with you regarding registration week commencing 14 August. 

Friday 25 August

2nd hand uniform sale 12.30 to 3.00 p.m.

Friday 25 August

New Student Induction (2nd to 5th Year only) – 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. There is no need to wear School uniform.  1st Years are not required to attend. 

Monday 28 August

First day of Term for 1st & 6th Years only.  

Tuesday 30 August

3rd & 5th Years return.   (1st and 6th Years also present)

Wednesday 31 August

2nd & 4th Years return (All Senior School students present).  School closes today at 1.05 p.m.


Parent Information Evenings (Remotely by Microsoft Teams)

Meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams and you will use your child’s log-in details to access the meeting.  Further details will follow

1st & 2nd Years – Monday 4 September at 18:00

3rd & 4th Years – Monday 4 September at 19:00

5th & 6th Years – Thursday 7 September at 18:00


Extra-Curricular Programme

Commences Week commencing 4 September.  Further information will be available closer to the commencement of the school year.


School Calendar and School App

The School calendar is available on the school app and on the new school website  Please note that the calendar is updated regularly and is subject to change. 



The School Canteen can be accessed on  You will need to register as a user. 

Fundraising/Strategic Review


I will be writing to you again as the school year commences. There is much to share as the school continues to plan the future development beyond the current multi-purpose hall project and towards a development plan to renew and regenerate the current school campus.  The strong fundraising programme which has been so intrinsic to the current multi-purpose hall will continue for the foreseeable future.  Our Development Manager, Eoin Scott, will be in touch as the year progresses with further information.  You can contact Eoin on

I would also like to make you aware that the school has recently undergone a comprehensive strategic review.  The outcomes of this will be further shared with you as the year progresses.  We look forward to sharing with you, a vision and plan for the school going forward.  More on this to follow.


Enjoy the rest of the summer and see you at the end of August. 

Ronan Walsh


Head of School