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Ratheniska National School

Partnering Children on their Developmental Journey

Our School Calendar


02nd September

Back to School

School will re-open for the new school year on Monday, September 2nd at 9.20am.


28th October

Mid -Term 2019

Monday October 28th-Friday November 1st,2019 (inclusive)

School will close on Friday Oct. 25th and reopen on Monday Nov. 4th


20th December

Christmas Holidays

We will close for Christmas on Friday, 20th December and our new term will start on Monday, January 6th, 2020.


19th February

Spring Mid-Term

Thursday, February 20th – Friday, February 21st(inclusive) 2020

School will close on Wednesday, 19th and reopen on Monday 24th February

29th February


The Sacrament of Confirmation  will be administered on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 in Ss Peter and Paul’s Church, Portlaoise at 11.30 am.


16th March

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

We will be closed on Monday 16th and Tuesday, March 17th.


03rd April

Easter Holidays

School closes on Friday, April 3rd  and we will open for Term 3 on Monday, April 20th.


04th May

May Bank Holiday Weekend

We will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th.

23rd May

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23rd at 11am in The Church of the Holy Cross, Ratheniska.

29th May

June Bank Holiday Weekend

We will be closed on Friday May 29th and Monday June 1st. We will return to school on Tuesday June 2nd.


26th June

Summer Holidays

Our last day of the school year will be Friday June 26th.