School Calendar

Dominican College School Year 2016-17
The staff of Dominican College are looking forward to inviting all our pupils back to school for the 2016-17 school year. This promises to be a special year as we begin our centenary celebrations and also an exciting year as we prepare for the challenges of an increasing enrolment in the 2017-18 school year.
Below are all the dates for the school year and information on Induction Days and the dates of parents’ meetings. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Dominican parents for their continued support of the school.

Autumn Term: Tuesday 23rd August Thursday 22nd December 2016 inclusive
Teachers’ Professional Development Days:
Tuesday 23rd August 2016, Wednesday 24th August 2016,
Thursday 25th August 2016, Friday 26th August 2016,
Friday 28th October 2016.
Monday 29th August- School Holiday

Induction Days
Year 8 and Year 14 Induction: Tuesday 30th August 2016 and Wednesday 31st August 2016
Year 10 and 12 Induction: Thursday 1st September 2016
Year 9 and 11 Induction: Friday 2nd September 2016
Year 13 Induction: Monday 5th September 2016
Monday 5th September – classes commence for Years 8 and 14.
Tuesday 6th September- classes commence for all year groups .
Mid-term break
Monday 31st October –Sunday 6th November 2016 inclusive
Spring Term: Monday 9th January - Friday 7th April 2017 inclusive
Mid-term Break
Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February 2017
Teachers’ Professional Days
Friday 6th January 2017
Thursday 12th January 2017
Monday 10th April 2017
Friday 17th March School Holiday –
Summer Term: Monday 24th April – Friday 30th June 2017 inclusive
Monday 1st May 2017- May Day holiday
Monday 29th May 2017 Teachers’ Professional Development day

Dominican College Parent/ Teacher Meetings 2016-2017
The following are the arrangements for parents to visit the school and discuss the academic progress of their children with subject teachers. Parents’ meetings may be preceded by a talk. Note that there are two different meetings for Year 8.

Upper Sixth Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Wednesday 9th November 2016.
Lower Sixth Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Thursday 8th December 2016.
Year 12 Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Thursday 24th November 2016.
Year 11 Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Thursday 2nd February 2017.
Year 10 Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Thursday 19st January 2017.
Year 9 Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Wednesday 15th March 2017.

Year 8 Parent meeting with Form Teacher - Wednesday 26th October 2016.
(We will arrange a 10 Minute appointment between 2.30 PM and 6.00 PM)
The focus here will be on the transition your child has made to Dominican

Year 8 Parent/ Teacher Meeting (4.00-6.00 P.M) - Wednesday 22nd February 2017.

Additional dates for your Diary:

Sponsored Walk   Friday 30th September 2016

Transfer Assessment   Saturday 14th November 2016.
Open Nights    Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th January 2017.

 Centenary Celebration Events:

Riverside Concerts   Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th March 2017

Celebration Gala Ball   Friday 21st April 2017 (Tullyglass Hotel)

Open Day   Friday 21st April 2017

Dominican Schools Sporting Tournament   May 2017 TBC

Centenary Mass & Open Day   Saturday 24th June 2017