8:50am                    School is officially opened to receive pupils.

For insurance reasons, children are not allowed to enter the building before this time.

9:00am                   All pupils should try to be in attendance by this time.

10:30am                 Short Break.

12:00/12:30pm        Lunch.

Children are permitted to eat lunch in classrooms. If the weather is wet, all pupils stay in their classrooms.

1.25pm                    Closing time for Junior Infants

1:30pm                    Closing Time for Senior Infants and First Classes

School closes at 11.30 on the day before school holidays (Christmas, Easter, Summer). Parents will be notified in advance.

The Board of Management does not accept responsibility for children arriving before the official opening time or remaining in the school grounds after official closing time.

Parents of New Junior Infants – Please Note:

For the first three weeks of September The Board of Management has decided that each Junior Infant class teacher is supported by a member of the Special Education Team at dismissal time as the class is escorted to their numbered line in the dismissal area of the junior school yard. There are staggered dismissal times in operation for both the schools in Malahide, i.e St. Sylvester’s and . St. Oliver Plunket’s where Junior Infants finish at 11.30 am the first week, 12.00 the second week and 12.30 pm the third week to allow children to settle into the structure, rules and regulations of large classes and school life. From the fourth week, Junior Infants finish school at 1.25pm to allow for safe exit from the school grounds, which is on a busy corner site. Parents are asked to be extra vigilant when collecting their child at all times but particularly at this early stage.