DCS Calendar 2019-2020

UPDATED 6th AUG 2019: The Board of Management, having taken into account consultation with staff, consideration of the needs of students and parents and the organisational needs of the school, has agreed on the following calendar for the year 2019/2020.


School Reopening:

Due to building works, school will close at 1:15 each day to facilitate the completion of works. Please note there is no canteen available for the first week of term.

Opening Times: (subject to building works)

  • Monday 26th August 2019 –          1st year students only. (Finish at 1:15 – No buses run this day)
  • Tuesday 27th August 2019 –          1st, 3rd & 6th year students only. (Finish at 1:15)
  • Wednesday 28th August 2019 –   1st, 2nd & 5th year Students only. (Finish at 1:15)
  • Thursday 29th August 2019 –        1st, 2nd 3rd, 5th & 6th and LCA students. (Finish at 1:15)
  • Friday 30th August 2019 –             All students including TY.

School Closure Dates:

  • Monday 30th September 2019.
  • Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Dept. of Ed. Whole Staff In-service for New Junior Cycle.
  • Wednesday 4th December 2019 – Dept of Ed. Whole Staff In-Service for Student Wellbeing.

Mid Term Break:

  • Sat 26th Oct to Sun 3rd Nov 2019 inclusive.

Christmas Holidays:  

  • Sat 21st Dec 2019 to Sun 5th Jan 2020 inclusive.

Mocks (Provisional):

  • Thurs 6th Feb to Friday 14th Feb 2020.

Mid Term Break:  

  • Sat 15th Feb to Sun 23rd Feb 2020 inclusive.

St. Patrick’s Day:   

  • Closed Tues 17th March 2020. (Open Mon 16th as normal)

Easter Holidays:   

  • Sat 4th April to Sun 19th April 2020 inclusive.

May Bank Holiday: 

  • Mon 4th May 2020.

Summer Holidays:

  • Closing on Friday 29th May 2020.

State Exams Commence:    

  • Wed 3rd June 2020 – Tuesday 23rd June.

Parent Teacher Meetings proposed dates: – Provisional

  • 6th Years – Monday 14th October 2019
  • 3rd Years – Wednesday 6th November 2019
  • 5th Years/LCA/TY – Tuesday 3rd December 2019
  • 1st Years – Tuesday 4th February 2020
  • 2nd Years – Thursday 27th Feburary 2020

School Timetable:

Due to Department of Education requirements, from the 2017-2018 academic year, all classes must be a minimum of 40 minutes. This has resulted in the school day changing to 9:00am – 3:55pm  (except Fridays where we finish at 1:15pm).