Weather Conditions

We are continuing to monitor the weather conditions in Swords.  Our first responsibility is the safety of all members of our school community. A decision on whether the school will open or not will be made in the context of that responsibility. It will be based on the weather and road conditions in the morning and the possibility of those conditions deteriorating during the school day. An update will be posted here on Wednesday morning.


Remembering Ms Olivia Clinton

On 17 January, 2014 our friend, colleague and teacher was taken from us suddenly. As we approach the fourth anniversary of Olivia’s passing, we remember her in a special way. Olivia was a kind, caring and hardworking teacher. As a friend and colleague, Olivia was extremely generous, thoughtful and considerate. Olivia is sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

Enrolment open – Junior Infants, 2018-2019

We are now accepting applications for Junior Infants for the coming academic year 2018-2019. Please contact the school on (01) 8405132, or call into the secretary’s office to collect an application form. The office is open from 9am-1:30pm and from 1:30-4pm, Monday- Friday. Forms should be returned by 31 January 2018, accompanied by a birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if the child is Roman Catholic) and proof of address.

Christmas Closure

Our school will close on Friday, 22 December at 12.00 p.m It will re-open on Monday, 8 January 2018 at 8.50 a.m.

We wish all members of our school community a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Nollaig shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise do mhuintir na scoile

Book ‘Celebrating 50 Years of St Colmcille’s BNS’ –  An ideal Christmas gift ! 

There are a limited number of copies of our book available. These can be purchased from the school office at a cost of €12. To place an order, please phone (01) 8405132 or email Please allow €3 postage within the Republic of Ireland & NI, or €5.50 for an address anywhere in the rest of the world. All proceeds go directly to the school.


The book is thematic in its layout. It opens with a brief history of the school and the changes and improvements to the buildings and grounds over the past 50 years. The next section includes interviews with past pupils from each of the five decades, as well as interviews with teachers from each of the five decades. The next section details the ancillary staff, student council and other groups within our school community. Then follows a comprehensive section covering the events and activities of the past 50 Years. The final section has class photographs featuring all of our pupils of 2016 and some of their views on our school.

This 80 page publication is filled with coloured photographs and is a fascinating read for anyone who has had an association with or interest in our school during its 50 Year history.

Ní neart go cur le chéile!


School Closure – Tuesday, 17th October

Our school will remain closed on Tuesday, 17th October. The Fun Run will be held on Wednesday, weather permitting. The boys should wear their tracksuits and runners on Wednesday. Many thanks to those parents and guardians who have returned sponsorship cards. Your support is much appreciated. We wish all members of our school community a safe evening.

Summer Vacation

The school will close at 12.00 p.m. on Friday, 30 June 2017 for the Summer vacation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our school community for their courtesy and support during the year. We wish you all a very pleasant summer break and look forward to seeing you all when the school re-opens at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.