Return to School 2011


School Re-opening                              Friday, 26th August, 2011.

 Mid-Term Break                                  Mon, 31st Oct, 2011 – Fri, 4th Nov, 2011

 Term Ends                                            Thursday, 22nd Dec, 2011( half day) 


 School Re-Opening                             Monday, 9th January, 2012

 Staff Development Day                     Friday, 27th January, 2012

 Mid-Term Break                                  Mon, 13th Feb, 2012 – Fri, 17th Feb,2012

                                                                St. Patrick’s W/end – 19th Mar, 2012

 Term Ends                                            Friday, 30th March, 2012


 School Re-Opening                             Monday, 16th April, 2012

 Bank Holiday                                      Monday, 7th May, 2012

 Term Ends                                            Friday, 1st June, 2012

 State Exams                                         Wednesday, 6th June, 2012

Proposed Parent Teacher Meetings

Monday, 7th November, 2011                 –         6th Years

Thursday, 17th November, 2011            –         3rd Years

Monday, 5th December, 2011                 –         T.Y.

Thursday, 26th January, 2012                 –         5th Years

Monday, 30th January, 2012                   –         2nd Years

Monday, 6th February, 2012                    –         1st Years

Staff Planning Day

Friday, 27th January, 2012 (School Closed)


Incoming First Year Notice


All incoming First Years are invited to a tour of Castletroy College on Wednesday, 2nd June, 2010. at 3.30 p.m.


Any student who has an exemption from Irish must send in a copy of the Irish Exemption Form issued by the primary school  as soon as possible (Please ignore this notice if already received)

Second Hand School Book Sale (Buy & Sell)

Monday, 28th June, 2010

Time: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

General Purpose Area – Castletroy College 

(Remember to bring your book list)

School Jacket/PE Gear

School Jacket/PE Gear will be on sale on the following dates and times

 Monday, 28th June, 2010 – 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 29th June, 2010 – 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Hockey & Rugby Kits

Are you interested in joining the above sports – an extra cost for a full sports kit

which has to be worn when playing on school teams for matches

Rugby/Hockey Kit including gear bag approximately €120

Kits available from September/October


Math Resources Online

There are many excellent sources of e-learning materials online. Finding the appropriate one is a challenge however some people do this for you. “Mr Kendall recommends” is the name of an excellent edublog which provides appropriate links for maths at secondary school.

The blog is dedicated to giving students (and their parents) quick access to the digital resources he uses during class time. Visit the blog for resources to help you with maths.
Vist the blog at:

Ul CyberCamp

Do you want Greenfoot? Would you like to know what Greenfoot is or do you need to Scratch? Is this making any sense to you? If you want to know more then why not attend the UL CyberCamp.

The aim of the camp is to give students the opportunity to learn, use and experience new technology in a fun and engaging way. During the camp, students will work in teams to build their own games, animations or music projects, build their own websites, construct and program robots and solve problems.


The dates for the camps are as follows:

  • Camp 1: beginning the 14th of June for 3 days
  • Camp 2: beginning the 21th of June for 3 days
  • Camp 3: beginning the 28th of June for 3 days

Each day is scheduled from 09:30 – 16:30.

Cost: €75

For full information and details go to 

OK what is Greenfoot?

Greenfoot is a framework for creating graphical demonstrations using the Java programming language that is suitable for novice programmers. While Greenfoot supports the full Java language, it is especially useful for programming exercises that have a visual element. In Greenfoot, object visualisation & object interaction are key elements. Your imagination is the limit from a space shooter game to a graphical demonstration of how ant colonies search out food to understanding the characteristics of sound waves. See for more details.