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Rico the Therapy Dog came to visit

We are very fortunate to have the services of Rico the Therapy Dog on Thursdays.  He came around to every class to pay a visit. He was so well behaved and very cuddly.  His owner told us that she was afraid of dogs when she was little but now she owns a dog and is not scared anymore. She has helped some of our pupils with a fear of dogs and Rico has also listened to some children reading!

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Super fundraisers for St Vincent de Paul


Several of our girls in Ms. Phillips’ and Ms. Murphy’s classes got creative to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul!

They made wonderful coloured bracelets that sold like hot cakes! Lots of people chose rainbow colours or bracelets to match the colours of  their favourite teams. Mr. Fitzgerald was very happy to buy a couple of “purple and gold” bracelets.



Due to their creativity and selling skills, WoolMania (the girl’s “company”)  raised over €100. Very well done girls!


Any boys or girls who wish to get dressed up on Friday may do so – but do not have to. Any student not wishing to dress up should just wear their school uniform instead.

The school will close at the normal time (of 1.30 for Infants and 2.30 for all other students) on Friday, the 25th of October. It will reopen at 8.45 on Monday the 4th of November.




St. Marnock’s school will open for the reception of Senior Infant, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils on Monday 2nd September at 8.45a.m.. Senior Infant pupils will be dismissed at 1.30p.m. and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils at 2.30p.m.. Junior Infant pupils will have a restricted school day for the first two weeks. From Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September the Junior Infant school day will start at 10a.m. and finish at 12 noon. From Monday 9th September the Junior Infant day be extended by one hour starting at 9a.m. and ending at 12 noon. From Monday 16th September the Junior Infant day will be the same as that of Senior Infants i.e. 8.45a.m. to 1.30p.m..

2013-2014 Calendar of School Closures

Autumn Mid-Term Break: Closed from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November incl.

Christmas Holidays: Closing at 12 noon on Friday 20th December and re-opening on Monday 6th January

Spring Mid-Term Break: Closed from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February incl.

Public Holiday: ClosedMonday 17th March

Easter Holidays: Closing at 12 noon on Friday 11th April and re-opening on Monday 28th April

Public Holiday: Closed Monday 5th May

Public Holiday: Closed Monday 2nd June

Summer Holidays: Closing at 12 noon on Monday 30th June


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