DCS Calendar 2020-2021

UPDATED 25th AUG 2020: 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 2020/2021.

Reopening Dates:

  • Tuesday 1st Sept: 1st Yrs only. Finish at 12:35
  • Wednesday 2nd Sept: 6th Yrs & 1st Yrs. Finish as 12:35
  • Thursday 3rd Sept: 3rd Yrs, 1st and 6th Yrs finish 12:35
  • Friday 4th Sept: 5th Yrs & LCA 2 and 1st, 3rd & 6th until 1:15
  • Monday 7th Sept: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th & LCA 2 full day (1st Yrs remain at home)
  • Tuesday 8th Sept: TYs and All students return to school full day.

Open Night:  

  • TBD

School Closure Dates:

  • Monday 28th September 2020.
  • Tuesday 2nd February 2021 – Dept of Ed Staff In-Service for Junior Cycle

Mid Term Break:

  • Sat 24th Oct to Sun 1st Nov 2020 inclusive.

Christmas Holidays:  

  • Wed 23rd Dec 2020 to Tues 5th Jan 2021 inclusive.

Mocks (Provisional):

  • Thurs 4th Feb to Friday 12th Feb 2021.

Mid Term Break:  

  • Sat 13th Feb to Sun 21st Feb 2021 inclusive.

St. Patrick’s Day:   

  • Closed Wed 17th March 2021.

Easter Holidays:   

  • Sat 27th March to Sun 11th April 2021 inclusive.

May Bank Holiday: 

  • Mon 3rd May 2021.

Summer Holidays:

  • Closing on Friday 4th June 2021.

State Exams Commence:    

  • Wed 9th June 2021 – Tuesday 29th June.

Parent Teacher Meetings proposed dates: – TBD

  • 6th Years – Monday 14th October 2019
  • 3rd Years – Wednesday 6th November 2019
  • 5th Years/LCA/TY – Tuesday 3rd December 2019
  • 2nd Years – Thursday 23rd January 2020
  • 1st Years – Tuesday 4th February 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).

Please note, due to COVID-19 we have a staggered break timetable for the 2020-2021 School year.