With August now here and the big start of Secondary School fast approaching, it's time for some final reminders and items of information...
A big thanks first of all to everyone for encouraging your son to submit his introduction form and his photo I.D during July. We have almost everyone now fully set up. There are only 5/6 students who have yet to submit either an introduction form or an I.D photo - If your son is in this category, you will have spotted a reminder in the email that you were sent today. For everyone else, you can assume that everything is set up for your son and that he's ready to go.
Our welcome meeting for incoming 1st Year students and parents will take place on the evening of Friday August 27th at 7pm. The event will be held remotely and the link for the meeting will be emailed to everyone a few days in advance. The meeting will last a little over an hour and as was suggested before, it might be nice to make an evening of it, to get other children out of the room and to watch the meeting with your son and then have time afterwards for a chat together about the new start he is about to make.
On Saturday August 28th, the school will be open from 9.30am to 3.30pm and the 1st Year boys can drop in at anytime if they would like to pop all of their books into their locker (rather than having to worry about sorting this on their first day of classes). When they come in, we'll also get them set up with their new school online account and will give them a look around the school. It will take the students about 40 minutes to get the few jobs done so anytime between 9.30 and 3.30 is perfect (it will be very casual so they definitely don't need to wear school uniform). A few other details about the plan for the 28th will be explained at the welcome meeting the evening before.
Start of School
Classes will begin for 1st Year on Monday August 30th. For Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, class will run from 8.45am to 1pm (full uniform needed every day) and we begin full school days (which end at 3.35pm) on the Thursday. Again, more of the details about how classes are going to work will be explained at the welcome meeting on the 27th. If anyone needs a reminder, the booklist for 1st Year is available .
St.Michael's College, Ailesbury Road, Dublin D04A373
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