There are calls for the secondary school year to run through June.
Teacher, Jennifer Horgan, thinks the second-level school year should be in line with primary schools.
Ms. Horgan - an Irish Times columnist - says financial inequalities are deepening in Ireland.
This means some parents cannot afford to send their children to extra-curricular activities during summer.
She believes students should have more study periods during the day, leading to less homework.
Ms. Horgan thinks the school day should be slower-paced, therefore extending the school year until the end of June.
She added with better school facilities, non-exam students could stay in school during June, while the State exams are underway.
In her opinion, non-exam year students wouldn't be overwhelmed at the prospect of sitting state exams in the future.