DCS Calendar 2017-2018

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 2017/18.



School Re-opens:

  • Tuesday 29th August – 1st year students only
  • Wednesday 30th August – 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students only
  • Thursday 31st August – 1st, 5th & 6th year students only
  • Friday 1st September – ALL Students including TY & LCA


School Closed:

  • Monday 25th September
  • Wednesday 11th October – Dept. Staff In-service for New Junior Cycle
  • Tuesday 16th January – Further Staff In-service for New Junior Cycle


Mid Term Break:

  • Sat 28th Oct to Sun 5th Nov inclusive


Christmas Holidays:  

  • Sat 23rd Dec to Sun 7th inclusive


Mid Term Break:  

  • Sat 10th Feb to Sun 18th Feb inclusive


St. Patrick’s Day:   

  • Closed Mon 19th March


Easter Holidays:   

  • Sat 24th March to Sun 8th April inclusive


May Bank Holiday: 

  • Mon 7th May


Summer Holidays:

  • Closing on Friday 1st June


State Exams Commence:    

  • Wed 6th June 2018


Parent Teacher Meetings proposed dates:

  • 6th Years – Wed 18th October
  • 3rd Years – Tues 7th November
  • 5th Years/TY/LCA1 – Thursday 30th Nov Thurs 18th January
  • 2nd Years – Mon 11th December Mon 5th February
  • 1st Years – Tues 16th Jan Tues 23rd January

School Timetable:

Due to Department of Education requirements, all classes must now 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).