Archive for the ‘School Closures’ Category

Upcoming School Closures for Staff Training & Open Day

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Please note that Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown will be closed on Friday 7th October & Friday 14th October for Staff Training on the New Junior Cert Programme & to facilitate our annual Open Day for the local primary schools respectively.

These are in keeping with the information distributed to parents / guardians before the start of the school year.  A copy of our School Calendar is below for your records should you require checking any future dates.

Should you require any further information on these school closures or any such information, please contact the school office on 056-8831135.

School Events 2016-17

Re-opening Arrangements & Important Dates for School Year 2016-17

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

The management and staff at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to welcome back our whole school community for the beginning of another school year.

Please note the following Dates and Times for the coming year, all of which will remain available on the relevant links.  For Example, School Calendar & School Events.

Re-opening Dates 2016

School Calendar 2016-17School Events 2016-17Parent Teacher Meetings 2016-17Should you have any questions or queries regarding any of the above information please direct your inquiries to our School Office on 056-8831135 or email




Happy Christmas & Best Wishes in New Year 2016!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The management & Staff at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to wish our students, their families and the whole school community a Happy Christmas & Best Wishes in the New Year!

We will be closed from today, Tuesday 22nd December 2015, and will reopen Wednesday, 6th January 2016. Please note the following Upcoming Events for your convenience:

Winter & Spring 2016

Christmas & New Year


Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown NEWSLETTER Christmas 2015

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Check out the latest edition of the Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown Newsletter by clicking on the link below.

Coláiste Mhuire Christmas 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

Past issues of our Newsletter can also be viewed by clicking on the link below.  Why not take a trip down “Memory Lane” ?!  We hope you enjoy it.

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Open Day for Incoming 1st Years & Open Night for Parents/Guardians

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown will host their annual Open Day for Incoming 1st Years next Friday, 16th October 2015.  This event is run in conjunction with the local primary schools with bus transport provided.  A timetable of events is arranged for prospective students to sample secondary school life over a range of subject areas between approximately 10.00am & 1.00pm.

Please note that the Open Day involves a School Closure on Friday, 16th October for the majority of students.  Some Transition Year students will be requested to attend as guides in conjunction with their roles on our Buddying system.  Supervised Study is available for Exam Classes Only i.e. 3rd & 6th years.  Please contact your Year Heads or Study Co-ordinator regarding same.

The subsequent Open Night for Parents or Guardians will take place the following Thursday, 22nd October 2015 between 7.30-9.00pm.

For further information on any of the above, please contact the School Office on 056-8831135.

Upcoming Parent-Teacher Meetings & School Closures (Spring 2015)

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The management & staff at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to remind our school community of some important up-coming dates.  This week will see our First Year Parent-Teacher Meeting take place on Wednesday, 21st January between 4.15-6.30pm.  Please bring a copy of the Christmas School Report issued recently.  Subsequent Parent-Teacher Meetings are noted below, including a second meeting for Exam Classes after the Mock Exams:

Parent-Teacher Meetings in Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown (Spring 2015)

The school will be closed this Thursday, 22nd January  due to Industrial Action through the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) over proposed changes to the Junior Cycle.  Any further action in this regard will be broadcast through the various media outlets and published here.

TUI #JuniorCycleReform 2015

The school will also be closed to students on Monday, 16th March due to Staff Training.  We appreciate your continued support on these matters and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Original School Calendar 2014-15 (Print Friendly Version)

School OPEN Friday 14th Feb & Mock Exams Resume

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The management would like to confirm that Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown will be OPEN tomorrow (Friday 14th February) provided electricity is back, as expected.
The Mock Exams due to take place today (Thursday 13th) will take place tomorrow (Friday 14th), with Friday’s exams being postponed until after the mid-term break.
Please watch the website & Follow the school Twitter feed for further updates.

Congratulations Class of 2013 + Return Dates & School Calendar 2013-14

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

The management & staff at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to congratulate the Leaving Cert Class of 2013 on their outstanding results last week.  They were rewarded with a high level of first preference offers from the 1st round of CAO offers earlier this week.  We hope they enjoy their Graduation / Debutant Ball this Thursday 22nd August in Maynooth and wish them  continued success in their academic, professional and social pursuits.

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown will re-open Monday, 26th August 2013 for STAFF ONLY.


  • Tuesday, August 27th 1st years 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 28th 1st / 4th / 5th years 9:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, August 29th ALL years 9:00-4:00pm
  • Monday, September 16th PLC / FETAC courses begin


COLÁISTE MHUIRE JOHNSTOWN School Calendar 2013-14:

CMJ School Calendar 2013-14 (Print Friendly Version)

First Term: Tues Aug. 27th – Fri Dec. 20th 2013

  • Open Day for incoming First years Fri 18th Oct 2013 [No classes today – school closed]
  • Mid-Term:                 Finish Fri. Oct. 25th / Return Mon. Nov 4th  2013
  • Christmas Hols:      Finish Fri  Dec. 20th / Return Mon. Jan 6th 2014


Second Term: Mon Jan 6th – Fri April 28th 2014

  • Mid-Term:                             Finish Fri. Feb 14th/ Return Mon. Feb. 24th
  • Mock Examinations:          Begin on Tuesday 4th February 2014

 N.B. **Mid-Term holidays may be reduced to make up time lost due to unforeseen school closures.

If this occurs the school will remain open until 4pm Wednesday 19th Feb and re-open on Monday 24th February 2014.

  • St. Patrick’s Day:                Closed Monday, March 17th
  • Easter Holidays:                 Finish Fri. April 11th  / Return Mon. April 28th

N.B. **Easter holidays may be reduced to make up time lost due to unforeseen school closures.  If this occurs the school will remain open until 4pm Wednesday 16th April and re-open on Mon 28th April 2014.


Third Term: Mon Apr 28th – Fri May 30th 2014.

  • Bank Holiday:                      Closed Monday, May 5th
  • Summer Holidays:             Closed Friday May 30th 2014

School Will Re-Open Thursday, 9th December 2010 @9.40 (Updated: Wed. 08-12-10 @5pm)

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Following a considerable improvement in the weather and road conditions the Board of Management at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown have decided to Re-Open the School on Thursday, 9th December 2010 @ 9:40a.m.  Please Note the slightly Later Start Time.

Buses will run approximately 30 minutes later than normal times and will pick-up students at the usual collection points, unless instructed otherwise by local operators.

Please Take Note of the Following Bus Collection Times:

Lisdowney @8.45am, Cullahill @8.45am, Freshford @9.00am, Graine @9.00am, Rathdowney @9.00am, Gortnahoe @9.15am, Crosspatrick @9.30am & Urlingford @9.30am.

Should there be a deterioration in the weather and road conditions overnight, Parents and Students are advised to tune in to Kilkenny Carlow Local Radio (KCLR) on 96FM for Updates relating to this matter or click on the link below to connect you directly to the School Closures page on the KCLR Website.

School Closure Wednesday 8th December Due To A Deterioration In Weather Conditions (Updated: Tuesday 07-12-10 @6pm)

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Board of Management at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown have made the decision to Close the school again on Wednesday, 8th December 2010 due to a deterioration in weather conditions.

Parents and Students are advised to tune into Kilkenny Carlow Local Radio (KCLR) on 96FM for Updates relating to this matter or click on the link below to connect you directly to the School Closures page on the KCLR Website.

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