Wed 17th August            Leaving certificate results

Fri 26th August              Meeting for new teachers joining the College


Mon 29th August   – Induction of new first years only - Staff meetings

Tues 30th August            Morning classes ( - for 1st/2nd/3rd/6th years

Wed 31st August            Morning classes ( – for 1st/2nd/3rd/6th years

Thurs 1st September       Classes ( – for 1st/2nd/3rd/6th years

Past Pupils Golf Outing (afternoon) and Dinner (evening)

Fri 2nd September           Afternoon: – Assessment test for 1st years


Mon 5th September        Classes resume for 4th/5th years - Full timetable for all classes

Wed 7th September Mass for start of school year in Star of the Sea Church

Tues 13th September –,             3rd awards evening

Wed 14th September      Junior Certificate exam results

Fri 16th September          Sixth Year Higher Options RDS.        Evening:  Staff Dinner

Tue 20th September Parent Teacher Association (PTA) AGM + Talk

Sat 24th September to Open Day for families of students

joining the College in September 2017

Mon 26th to Fri 30th September – Active Schools week


Wed 5th to Fri 7th October – 6th year tour to Germany


Mon 10th Oct to Fri 14th Oct – Marist Schools Week


Wed 12th October  –             Staff Meeting –               6th Parent Teacher Meeting*  


Thur 20th October –             Staff meeting

                               –             3rd Parent Teacher Meeting*

    Sat 29th October to Sun 6th November              Mid-term break






Mon 7th November         Classes resume after mid-term

Fri 11th November          Leaving Cert Geography Field Trip


Wed 16th to Friday 18th November    Annual Musical


Fri 25th November          Marian PPU dinner – Lansdowne FC


Thurs 8th December       Mass for feast of Immaculate Conception

Mon 19th to Thur 22nd December             Christmas Examinations


    Fri 23rd December to Sun 8th January        Christmas holidays







*6th and 3rd Year Parent Teacher meetings have been planned.   Other parent teacher meetings may be announced in September pending agreement between the Dept of Education and the teachers’ union.


Mon 9th January             Classes resume for second term

Fri 13th January              Young Scientist Exhibition RDS – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th yrs plus LC science classes


Mon 23rd January           Sixth year retreat


Mon 30th January to Fri 3rd February   -  Catholic Schools Week in Ireland


Mon 13th to Fri 17th February  –  Positive mental health week concluding with Charity Concert

    Sat 18th February to Sunday 26th February       Mid-term break*






Mon 27th February         Classes resume after mid-term


Mon 27th to Fri 10th March      Mock examinations (Junior & Leaving Certificate classes)

             and Transition Year work experience


Fri 3rd to Mon 6th March – Visit to L’Hermitage, France

Sat 11th March – Marist Bicentenary Celebration

Mon 14th to Thur 16th March      Seachtain na Gaeilge

Fri 17th March – St Patrick’s Day – No school

Wed 29th March – Marian College Sports Day


Tues 4th April – Marist Cup for first years of Marian, Moyle Park and Marist Athlone

Thurs 6th to Sun 9th April – Second year tour to Barcelona

    Sat 8th April to Sun 23rd April              Easter holidays*







Mon 24th April               Classes resume for final term


Mon 1st May                   No classes – bank holiday


Wed 10th to Fri 12th May             1st Year trip to Burren and Aran Islands

Mon 15th May       to              1st Awards evening       

Tues 16th to Fri 19th May            4th Trip to Killary Adventure Centre


Mon 22nd May                4th Graduation

Thur 25th May                    6th Year Graduation (Staff/Parents/Students)

Fri 26th May                    No classes - Staff meeting  Graduation Dress Dance

Mon 29th May to Fri 2nd June     Summer examinations (1st, 2nd & 5th)


Wed 7th to Fri 23rd June                         Junior and Leaving Certificate examinations

*Note:   The arrangements published by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) recognises the need to provide for contingency arrangements within the standardised school year to deal with unforeseen school closures (such as the “snow days” in 2010/2011).  The Board of Management can agree a number of changes to normal practice to address any such shortfalls.  However, should the Board feel that those measures are not adequate, then contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to extensive or prolonged unforeseen school closures may now also include either or both of the following: (a) The February mid-term break may be reduced by up to three days (i.e. school may have to be open on 20th, 21st, 22nd February) and/or (b) The Easter break may be reduced by up to three days (i.e. school may have to be open on 10th, 11th  and 12th April). Every effort will be made to avoid such changes but all members of the school community should note the possibility of these contingencies.






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