Coláiste Eoin Hacketstown

School Arrangements

June 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Please note the following issues in relation to the operation of the school year 2020/2021.

School Week 2020/2021

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

Finish times remain as follows: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 3.45 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 3.50 p.m.;

Fridays @ 1.05 p.m.

School Calendar

Coláiste Eoin returns from the Summer Break on Tuesday, 01 September 2020 with an Induction programme for our first-year students.

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

Tuesday, 01 September – 1st Year students only from 8.50 am to 12.25 p.m.

Wednesday, 02 September – 1st Year and 6th Year students only from 8.50 am to 12.25 p.m.

Thursday, 03 September 1st, 3rd & 6th from 8.50 – 3.50 p.m.

Friday 04 September – All 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Year students return to school 8.50 – 1.05 p.m.

Monday 07 September -TY Students return along with all other Year Groups 8.50 - 3.45pm


School re-opens

Tuesday 01 September 2020

October Mid-term Break

Mon 26 October – Friday 30 October 2020

Christmas Break

Tuesday 23 December – Tuesday 05 January. School reopens Mon 06 January 2020

February Mid-term Break

Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter Break

Monday 29 March – Friday 09 April. School reopens Mon 12 April, 2021

End of Academic Year

Friday 04 June 2021

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 8.45 a.m. and 3.50 p.m. Junior students will need to bring a healthy packed lunch. Light hot snacks will be available at a low-cost during lunch break for your family’s convenience.

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 familiarize yourself with its contents. Parents are required to sign their son/daughters journal each week. A copy of our revised code of behaviour is in the student journal for your information.

Mobile Phones

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 8.45 a.m. to 3.50 p.m. daily without exception. Should there be changes to our mobile phone policy, parents will be consulted with respect to same.

Student Progress Reports

Formal Student Progress Assessments for 2020/2021 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,


Hacketstown, Co. Carlow R93 CY86
059 6471198
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