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A Week in the Life


Boarders enjoy a busy lifestyle at the weekend.

For those who are staying in, we have outings planned on Saturdays which are optional. These are varied to include outdoor walks, museum visits and cinema and shopping trips, and are all very popular with the girls. These trips are usually free or have a minimal cost attached.

On a Sunday afternoon, the younger boarders are taken to Dundrum if they require shopping. The older girls may visit the areas that are permitted according to their year (for example, Dundrum, Ranelagh or the city centre)

Leisure time may also be spent watching television or DVD’s on a large screen television in the common room. Students are only permitted to watch age-appropriate TV or movies.


Daily Schedule

Weekday Routine

7.00am – Wake up bell

7.00am to 8.00am – Breakfast

Girls tidy their rooms and make their beds and must be in school for 8.30am

11.00am – Small Break; snack provided in the main campus canteen

12.35pm to 1.15pm – Lunch Option 1*

1.15pm to 1.55pm – Lunch Option 2*

*Individual lunchtimes will be on your timetable.

4.00pm – Activities, Sport and Tutoring

5.30pm – Dinner

6.30pm – Prep

8.00pm – Prep finishes for 1st and 4th Year

8.30pm – Prep finishes for 2nd Year

9.30pm – Prep finishes for 3rd, 5th and 6th Year

9.00pm – 1st Year lights out

9.30pm – 2nd Year lights out

10.00pm – 3rd Year lights out

10.15pm – 4th Year lights out

10.30pm – 5th & 6th Year in their own rooms

*There is a break from 7.45 – 8.15pm for 3rd, 5th and 6th-year students.

Bedtimes are in effect Sunday to Thursday and may vary according to individual circumstances.

On Friday nights, boarders can relax and watch movies or catch up with friends after prep.

Weekly boarders are free to go home on a Friday immediately after school, and can choose to return on a Sunday evening by 9.00pm or on a Monday morning between 7.30am – 8.00am. This can vary during the term to suit your needs. There is no requirement for boarders to stay in during any weekend of the year.

Saturday Routine

Boarding activities are organised every weekend on Friday or Saturday evenings, Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

All girls are expected to participate in these activities unless they are out with friends or families. Not all activities are compulsory. However, it is a positive place to live when all the girls get involved. A full list of all the outings and boarder trips are displayed on the notice board at the beginning of each academic year.

8.00am to 9.30am – Breakfast

9.30am to 12.30pm – Leisure Activities

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm to 5.30pm – Organised Trip

9.30am to 4.30pm – Study in prep room*

5.30pm – Dinner

10.00pm – 1st to 3rd Year lights out

10.30pm – 4th Year lights out

10.30pm – 5th and 6th Years in their own room

Sunday Routine

8.00am to 10.00am – Breakfast

12.30pm – Lunch

5.30pm – Dinner

9.00pm – 1st Year lights out

9.30pm – 2nd Year lights out

10.00pm – 3rd Year lights out

10.00pm – 4th Year lights out

10.30pm – 5th and 6th Year in their own rooms

*Study for all students on Saturday and Sunday is optional.

Prep (homework) and study facilities from Monday to Friday

Homework sessions commence at 6.30pm following dinner until 9.30pm.

Fifth and Sixth Year students may study in their rooms after 9.30pm and on the weekends.

Monday to Friday Prep Times

1ST YEAR: 6.30 – 8.00PM

2ND YEAR: 6.30 – 8.30PM

3RD YEAR: 6.30 – 9.30PM*

4TH YEAR: 6.30 – 8.00PM

5TH YEAR: 6.30 – 9.30PM*

6TH YEAR: 6.30 – 9.30PM*