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Music & Drama

Music plays a great role in the life of the school. Choirs, jazz bands and traditional Irish music can often be heard around the corridors of the school. All First Years study Music and have the option of continuing to study it for their Junior Cycle and in turn, for the Leaving Certificate. All students can also participate in the wide variety of extra curricular music on offer in the school.

In recent years, our Junior, Senior and Chamber Choirs have had much success representing the school in various competitions in the highest grades. Our Jazz Band performs at major local events, particularly at Christmas and at the end of the school year. The Traditional Irish Music Band has also grown in popularity in recent years and their performances have entertained both the school and local communities in recent years. We have also been blessed with some fine individual musicians through the years, all presented with the opportunities to allow their talents to flourish as they grow.

The Drama Society is our most recent group to be formed in the School. This group brings Transition Year students together to act and perform a school musical. In recent times, the school has produced and prepared for famous musicals such as “High School Musical”, “Grease” and “All Shook Up”. We have also enjoyed much success over the years in Poetry Aloud competitions, debating and public speaking competitions. Indeed, many such competitions have been hosted by the school. We are also proud to have hosted many Writers in Residence, giving students the opportunity to meet and work with creative writers and poets in order to develop their creative writing skills.

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Key Dates

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the below times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

September
Friday 23rd
Sports Day for all students
Monday 26th
Open Night for Incoming First Years 2023 beginning at 6:30pm
October
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Thursday 27th
6th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening for Parents at 7pm
Thursday 17th
5th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
December
Thursday 1st
3rd Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Thursday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Monday 6th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Thursday 9th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
March
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Friday 17th
St Patrick's Day (School Closed)
Monday 20th
JCT State Training Day (No School for Students)
Friday 31st @ 1pm
Easter Holidays Begin
April
Monday 17th @8:50am
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 27th @7pm
Third Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 1st
Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Tuesday 2nd
Free Day (School Closed)
Monday 23rd
End of Year Awards Night
Monday 29th
Summer Exams Begin (Provisional)
June
Friday 2nd @1pm
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 7th
State Examinations Begin

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