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Important Dates for School Year 2018-19

Friday, August 24th, 2018

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.

A print friendly version of the above information is available by clicking on the following link:

Coláiste Mhuire School Calendar 2018-19

Should 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

School Closed due to Weather (Wednesday – Friday)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown will be Closed today Wednesday 28th February, tomorrow Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd March, due to extreme weather conditions. 

Management made the decision in conjunction with our school bus transport providers shortly before 7.30am this morning.  This was extended to include Thursday & Friday mid-afternoon. 

An official school text message was sent to all parents/guardians at approximately 7.30am.  A sysequent text was sent approx 3.15pm.

The official school Twitter account @ColaisteMhuireK subsequently posted a message confirming then later extending the school closure.

Local radio stations, KCLR & Tipp FM, and other media outlets, such as Kilkenny People & Tipp Star, were also contacted at this time to include Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown on their announcements & listing on their website regarding same.

We hope you received notification in good time & remain safe during this time. 

School is due to Re-open Monday, 5th March 2018.

Keep up to date with any subsequent announcements through any & all of the above.

The Management & Staff of Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown.

Welcome to our 1st Years & Welcome Back to All! Plus Calendar & Events

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The management & staff at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown would like to welcome the one hundred plus first years that started school with us this morning.  We would also like to extend this welcome back to All our students & the whole school community as they return to us at different stages this week.

We as that all families please familiarise themselves with the School Calendar & School Events that have been schedule thus far.  

The Re-opening Dates are listed in RED in the Calendar below stating that:

Tuesday, 29th August will see 1st year, Transition Year and 5th year (including LCA1) returning from 9.00-4.00pm.

Wednesday, 30th August will see All classes returning from 9.00-4.00pm.


The first Event will be the Open Night for 1st Year Parents next Wednesday, 6th September from 7.30-9.00pm.

Furthermore, we encourage those of you who are on Twitter to follow the School on @ColaisteMhuireK for more frequent news and updates.


Upcoming Events at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown (November 2010)

Monday, November 8th, 2010

There are a number of events due to take place at Coláiste Mhuire over the coming days and weeks, including School Closures and Half Days.

There will be a Parent-Teacher Meeting for Junior Cert, Leaving Cert Applied (Year 2) and Traditional Leaving Cert students on Thursday, 11th November 2010.  This will take place in the school gym & library between the hours of 2:00pm & 4:00pm.  As this is an exam year for all concerned, the management and staff encourage as many parents as possible to attend in order to receive feedback on your child’s performance to date.  In addition, Mr Martin Fahy (Guidance Counselor at Coláiste Mhuire) will also be present to answer any questions you may have.  As a result of this P-T Meeting, the school will close for a Half Day at 12.40 on Thursday 11th November.

Our Senior Hurlers play neighbours St. Fergal’s of Rathdowney in the second round of the Leinster Vocational Schools Senior Hurling Championship on Friday 12th November @12.30pm in Johnstown (Fenian’s Grounds).  Coláiste Mhuire drew their first outing against rivals Banagher of Offaly and are hoping to go one better this week.  However, another draw should secure a place in the semi finals of the competition.  The management & staff of Coláiste Mhuire would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr Martin Gleeson & Mr Alan Curran and their panel of players the best of luck this week.

The Annual Open Day for Incoming First Years place next Friday, 19th November 2010.  A number of primary schools are due to attend and experience the vast range of subjects & excellent facilities we have to offer at Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown.  We look forward to sharing a wonderful day with ye and hope it helps you and your parents make an informed and wise decision to attend Coláiste Mhuire next year.  (Please note that the school will be otherwise closed on this Friday 19th November, with the exception of the student volunteers for the day).

The management and staff at Coláiste Mhuire have procured the services of experts in the area of study to deliver a Study Skills Seminar to students in 3rd, 5th & 6th year.  We have negotiated a keen rate of €10 per student.  We feel this offers excellent value as it includes a 2 hour Student Seminar on the afternoon of Tuesday, 23rd November between approximately 2:00pm & 4:00pm (T.B.C.).  Furthermore, the fee also includes a Seminar for Parents of participating students that will take place later the same evening (Tuesday 23rd) at approximately 7.30pm (T.B.C.).  A letter including all the details of the seminar and confirming the above times is due to go out this week.  Should you require any further information, please contact the school office on 056-8831135.

Finally, the following School Closures and Half Days are due to take place this month:

There will be a Half Day on Thursday, 11th November @12.40pm due to a Parent Teacher Meeting (as outlined above)

The school will be Closed on Friday, 19th November & Monday 22nd November.

School will Re-open Tuesday, 23rd November.  However, the class groups not attending the Study Skills Seminar will have a Half Day on Tuesday 23rd.

Should you require confirmation of these dates or further explanations, please contact the office on 056-8831135.

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