Standardisation of the School Breaks (2017-2020)

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12 March, 2017

Standardisation of the School Year Breaks (2017-2020)

Department of Education and Skills has issued a Circular 0009/2017 which sets out standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years.  

The circular with details of the breaks is now available for download.

 

Easter 2017

All schools will close on Friday 07 April 2017, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 12 April 2017.

All schools will re-open on Monday 24 April 2017

The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2016/2017 school year are available under Circular 0016/2014 - Standardisation of the school year 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17

 

Easter, Christmas and Mid-term Breaks (2017 - 2020)

The standard breaks at Christmas, Easter and Mid-term in the first and second terms for the 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years are available under Standardisation of the School Year in respect of Primary & Post-Primary Schools for the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20,

 

Summer Holidays

Schools are required to be open for a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level and 183 days at primary level. School summer holidays are not standardised and schools may use discretionary days to determine the precise start and end of the school year.

Schools will normally re-open during the week in which 1st September falls. However, the school year may start in the week prior to that in which 1st September falls if this is necessary in order to meet the overall requirement of a minimum of 167 days at post-primary level or 183 days at primary level.

 

You should check the exact dates with your school.

See more at: http://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/School-Holidays/#sthash.XzlT8i1C.dpuf

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