St Mary's Holy Faith Killester

WEEK 7 Remote and In-school Teaching and Learning

WEEK 7 Remote and In-school Teaching and Learning

Leaving Certificate Students Return

This week we welcomed back our Leaving Certificate class for in-person teaching and learning. It was great to see them return and we applaud them for their sense of responsibility and maturity in supporting the school’s efforts in implementing all the health and safety protocols required to keep the school opened. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate parents in the school building at this time and parents are asked to observe the drop and collect procedures in the interest of public safety.

Phased Reopening of Schools

Monday 15 March is the target date for the return to in-school provision for fifth year Leaving Certificate students. This date will be reviewed during the period following 1 March.

Monday 12 April, following the Easter break is the target date for the return to in-school education of the rest of post-primary students – first to fourth year students.

HPV Vaccinations

The HPV Vaccination Programme for Academic Year 2020-21 is being suspended due to Covid-19. We will be in touch with you when the programme is resumed.

Engineering Week

Rollercoaster Competition!

STEPS Engineers week takes place February 27th - March 5th 2021.

We are challenging the creative and engineering skills of our junior Science classes to create a paper rollercoaster and test it using a small ball or marble. A photo or video of your rollercoaster in action should be sent to your Science Teacher by Tuesday March 9th. A small prize will be given to the winner in each class.

DCU is also hosting a series of free virtual, interactive talks, demos and live tours that will cover a wide range of topics from designing a mobile robot to sustainability and climate change. Some of the 4th year students are taking part.

Free Online Talks

Supporting your Child’s Mental Health during the Covid crisis

A free workshop with John Sharry for parents of children aged 2 to 12 years
Monday 8th March 2021 (7-8pm online via Zoom)

Supporting your Teenager’s Mental Health during the Covid crisis

A free workshop with John Sharry for parents of children aged 13 to 18 years
Monday 15th March 2021 (7-8pm online via Zoom)

Register HERE

Parent Talk for 6th Year Students

Thanks to all the parents to attended our Information on Leaving Certificate 2021. We wish the girls well in their decision making. The presentation can be accessed HERE.

Guidelines on Leaving Certificate and Accredited Grades 2021 can be accessed HERE.

Parent Teacher Meetings – 1st Year

First Year parents will be contacted by phone on the week of March 22nd to provide feedback to parents on their daughter’s progress.


Thanks to everyone who responded to our recent consultation regarding the Remote Learning Policy. The policy will soon be ratified by the Board of Management.

Contact Us

If you need help/support or would like to speak to someone about your daughter’s remote learning plan, please call or email us and request a callback. We are more than happy to help with any issues or concerns you may be having at this time.


You can contact the school as follows:

By Phone: Call our switchboard on 01-831 0963. Select the line that corresponds with your daughter's Year Head and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible and provide support during this period of restriction.

By Email: Email your daughter's Year Head directly for any information, help or support you may need:

1st Year

Ms. McGahey

2nd Year

Ms. Smullen

3rd Year


Transition Year

Ms. McCormack

5th Year

Ms. Dreeling

6th year

Ms. Hart


Ms. Hynes

General school enquiries:

Stay safe and well!

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Occasional Holiday
Sep 29
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Parent Association AGM
Oct 18
Midterm Assessment
Brookwood Meadow, Killester, Dublin 5
01 831 0963
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