St Declan's College

Reopening of St Declan's College August 2021

Reopening of St Declan's College August 2021

Arrangements for the reopening of St Declan's College


23 August 2021

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

As we prepare to reopen our school following the summer break we are endeavouring to ensure a safe return for everyone in the school community. In order to do this we will, from the 24th August – 3rd September, be systematically inducting our staff and students on teaching and learning in accordance with the school’s COVID-19 response plan for the safe and sustainable operation of St Declan’s College.

Induction for students will take place in the following order:

Thursday 26th August 2021 (8.40am - 10.50am)

First year students from the Technical Graphics and Woodwork option classes only.

Friday 27th August 2021 (8.40am - 10.50am)

First year students from the Art, Metalwork and Music option classes only.

First year students will do their CAT tests from Monday 30th August – Wednesday 1st September 2021. These tests will be carried out online in school. 40 students will be tested each day. Further details will be issued later.

Monday 30th August 2021

CAT tests 1st year Group 1

6th year students (8.40am – 10.50am)

3rd year students (11.05am – 1.05pm)

Tuesday 31st August 2021

CAT tests 1st year Group 2

5th year students (8.40am – 10.50am)

Wednesday 1st September 2021

CAT tests 1st year Group 3

2nd year students (8.40am – 10.50am)

Thursday 2nd September 2021

Transition Year students (8.40am – 10.50am)

Friday 3rd September 2021

All year group classes as normal until 1.05pm

It is very important during this induction period that pupils are familiarised with the COVID-19 protocols in place in the school. Remember each student must wear a face mask on the school premises. If a student is feeling unwell please do not send him to school but do let us know by contacting the school reception.

Please note that parents/guardians or visitors are not permitted on the school premises without arranging a prior appointment.

More details about the return of each year group to school will be posted later in the week.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Avery


17 Aug 2022
1st year school book collection
18 Aug 2022
2nd 3rd 5th & 6th year school book collection
23 Aug 2022
Staff Day
Booklists for all years and information regarding additional funding for back to school issued by the government this week
We bid a fond farewell to school chaplain, Fr Michael O'Grady PP and Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Jude Okolo DD.
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