School Closures

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St. Oliver’s will re-open On Thursday, August 31st 2023

  • Doors Open at 8:40am
  • Classes commence at 8:50am
  • Junior and Senior Infant classes finish at 1:30pm
  • 1st to 6th Classes finish at 2:30pm

The school will be closed on the following dates

  • October Mid-term  -  One week. Monday 30th Oct to Friday 3rd November 2023
  • December Church Holiday - Friday 8th December 2023
  • Christmas Holidays  -  Friday 22nd Dec 2023 to Friday 5th Jan 2024 (School closes on Friday 22nd @ 12 noon and re-opens on Monday 8th of January 2024)
  • February Bank Holiday:  Monday 5th of February 2024
  • Mid Term Break- Thurs 15th and Friday 16th February 2024
  • St. Patrick's Day  - Monday 18th March 2024
  • Easter Holidays - Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April inclusive. (Closing on Friday 22nd March 2024 @ 12 noon and re-opening on Monday 8th April 2024)
  • May Bank Holiday -  Monday 6th May & Tuesday 7th May 2024.
  • June Bank Holiday - Monday 3rd June 2024

SCHOOL CLOSES ON  Wednesday 26th  OF JUNE 2024 AT 12 NOON

ALL THE ABOVE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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Welcome to our school. We aim to make our school a happy, safe place where effective teaching and active learning take place within a Catholic ethos. We are a large, busy and happy school. We welcome children from a wide variety of religious and social backgrounds. We are proud of our school.

St. Oliver's Primary School has 642 pupils with a teaching staff of 61 teachers aided by 26 classroom assistants. The school also has two secretaries and a full-time caretaker.
There are:

  • 24 Mainstream Classes.
  • 1 Resource Teacher for Travellers.
  • 2 Classes for children with a Mild General Learning Difficulty.
  • 2 ASD Class.
  • 2 Classes for pupils with Multiple Disabilities.
  • 24 SET Posts.
  • 1 Class for children with a Specific Learning Difficulty.
  • 1 Class for children with Reading Difficulty.
  • 2 Teachers assigned to the Teaching of English.
  • Administrative Deputy Principal and Principal.
  • The Language Class also benefits from the services of a Speech Therapist four days a week from 9.20 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.).
  • School starts at 8.50 a.m. and ends at 1.30 pm for Jnr & Snr Infants and 2.30 p.m. for 1st to 6th Classes.
  • Lunch breaks are from 10.55 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. and from 12.55-13.15 p.m.  There are designated play areas for each class.
  • We have an Infant Club which caters for Junior and Senior Infants from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.
  • A scheme of afternoon supervision is also based in this school.
  • Under a scheme funded by Kerry County Council, breakfasts and lunches are provided to those who need them.
  • Each class is timetabled for P.E. in the Halla every week.
  • Religion Classes are timetabled for half an hour per day. Each class standard has a list of prayers. Each class is assigned a priest who visits the class occasionally during religion time. Each class has a number of pupils who do not partake in religious instructions. These pupils are assigned other work in the classroom at religion time.
  • Assembly is held in the Halla at regular intervals.
  • A student council is nominated from our 5th and 6th classes each year. (October each year)
  • Swimming classes are organised for 3rd and 4th classes during school hours in the spring/summer term.