Coláiste Eoin Hacketstown

School Arrangements 2021 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please note the following issues in relation to the operation of the school year 2021/2022.

School Week 2021/2022

School starts at 8.50 a.m. every morning. Students should be punctual and arrive to school at least 10-15 minutes before school starts.

Finish times are as follows: Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 3.50 p.m.;

Fridays @ 1.05 p.m.

School Calendar

Coláiste Eoin returns from the Summer Break on Friday August 27th 2021 with an Induction programme for our first-year students, 8.50 am to 1.05 pm.

Meitheal students will also be on hand during this induction day to assist the first-year students in settling in.

Friday, 27 August – 1st Year students only from 8.50 am to 1.05 pm.

Monday, 30 August – 1st Year and 6th Year students only from 8.50 am to 1.05 pm.

Tuesday, 31 August 1st, 3rd & 6th Year students only from 8.50am – 3.45 pm.

Wednesday 01 September 1st, 3rd, 5th & 6th Year students only from 8.50am– 3.45 pm.

Thursday 02 September 1st,2nd, 3rd ,5th & 6th Year students only from 8.50am – 3.45 pm.

Friday 03 September – All 1st, 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th and 6th Year students return to school 8.50am – 1.05 p.m. (Full Return)


School re-opens

Friday 01 September 2021

October Mid-term Break

Mon 25 October – Friday 29 October 2021

Christmas Break

Thursday 23 December 2021 – Wednesday 05 January 2022. School reopens Thursday 06 January 2022

February Mid-term Break

Monday 21 February – Friday 25 February 2022

Easter Break

Monday 11 April – Friday 22 April. School reopens Mon 25 April 2022

End of Academic Year

Friday 03 June 2022

Lunch Time

Junior students (1st, 2nd, 3rd Years) are not permitted by the school authorities to leave the school premises during the school day i.e. between the hours of 8.50 a.m. and 3.45 p.m. Junior students will need to bring a healthy packed lunch.

Senior students (4th, 5th & 6th Years) will be permitted to leave the school premises at lunch time, parents/guardians of senior students who do not wish their child to leave the school grounds need to notify the school in writing.

Student Journal

A revised edition of the Student Journal will be operational from the start of the new school year. The student journal is a key means of communication between school and parents/guardians. Communications/notes to parents are included in a section of the journal. I kindly ask you to familiarise yourself with its contents. Parents are required to sign their son/daughters journal each week. A copy of our school code of behaviour is in the student journal for your information.

Mobile Phones-Unseen and Unheard Policy

Coláiste Eoin does not permit mobile phones to be used by students on the school premises at any time of the school day i.e. from 8.50 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. daily.

They must be switched off and kept out of sight in their pocket/school bag or locker.

The only exception for the use of a mobile phone in school is if a teacher, as part of the lesson, specifically allows students in class to use their mobile phone for learning, assessment, project work or research purposes.

Student Progress Reports

Formal Student Progress Assessments for 2021/2022 will continue to take place four times during the year, in October, November/December, February/March and May. These assessments will be communicated through VSware to families.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Costello,



Mr. Alan Costello


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