EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN ARDSCOIL LA SALLE 2018-19!
1st and 2nd year woodwork students won first place nationally in the competition which was run by JCT and The Tree Council of Ireland for National Tree Week. The task was to create something regarding 'Trees and wooden material have a unique relationship with humankind'.
Our students chose to design a project which would create awareness about our environment and the importance of protecting nature. They used recycled and natural materials and created a ‘Biodiversity Village’ with various insect/bug hotels.
Congratulations and well done to all the students for their hard work.
On Saturday 6th April, a group of students travelled to Knock Shrine. We gathered with other Lasallian schools to celebrate the Tercentenary (300th anniversary) of the death of St John Baptist De La Salle. We joined together with other members of the Lasallian community to celebrate the work of St John Baptist. Each of us took part in the ceremony by reading, singing, carrying a banner and a presentation. It was a really nice day that all of us enjoyed in Knock. It was nice to gather with all the other schools and learn more about the Lasallian community. All of us who travelled would like to thank Emilie and Emma for organizing the trip for us, for making sure we had our banners, blazers, permission slips and getting us to the bus on time. Most of all thank you for your help making sure we made it back to Dublin. We look forward to our next trip to Knock. It was a really great day and it was nice to see all the different De La Salle schools in one place.
To mark the tercentenary (300 anniversary) of the death of St John Baptist De La Salle there will be a celebration in Knock Shrine on April 6th 2019. All students will receive an invitation for themselves and their families to travel to Knock on 6th April over the coming weeks. Any staff past or present and past pupils and their families are very welcome to attend. Those interested in attending or looking for more information please contact the school.
With an early start of 7:00am on a Tuesday morning, nine Ardscoil La Salle students set out for Castletown, Co Laois on a mission. This mission was to represent our school in the Annual Lasallian Competition and maintain the excellent standard set in previous years. The theme for this year’s project was ‘Then & Now’. As a group of 2nd years, we created a ‘Back to the Future’ themed mode of transport. Our idea was to include three forms of transport that were/are/will be taken to school. These forms of transport were a wagon (past), an American School bus (present) and a hover car (future) with St John Baptist De La Salle as the driver.
Monday 4th February marks the beginning of our annual Well-Being Week. Throughout this week, students will participate in various activities and workshops. This week promotes a positive atmosphere throughout our school environment and our school work. On Friday 8th February, ‘Della goes Blue’. Friday is a non-uniform day. All students and staff are asked to dress in BLUE. A contribution fee is asked of our school community to help us fundraise for our mental health campaign ‘Behind the Obvious’. During this week, we encourage our students to be respectful and open to all talks, workshops and events taking place. We ask for Della students to carry on our positive message and vibes throughout the rest of the school year. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter as we promote #dellagoesblue #happlyclappyweek #dellawellbeing #progress4pieta.
The winning poster by Ardscoil La Salle student, Georgiana. The theme of the competition (run by the HSCL service of TUSLA) was 'Every School Day Counts'. Georgiana's poster will be displayed in all Northside DEIS schools to promote the '20 day attendance challenge' starting on Monday, Jan 21st.
Ardscoil La Salle are delighted to see that we are now up to 68% (more than two thirds) of our 2018 Leaving Cert group going on to 3rd Level education.
First years enjoyed a day trip to Causey Farm, Kells, Co. Meath with the School Completion programme. We had lots of fun baking brown bread, visiting the animals, and bog jumping!!
When: 25th October;
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: St Benedict's Church, Grange Park View, Dublin 5.
Our TY class went on a trip to Trinity College Dublin. When we got there we met up with 2 past pupils from our school who now attend Trinity. They brought us on a tour around the campus, we were brought around the museums and libraries. Afterwards we all went to a lecture hall where one of the Trinity Access team talked about how to get to college and what college is all about.
The Parents Association AGM is next Tuesday 16th October at 7:30pm in the library. All parents welcome.
Minister Bruton visited our school on Monday 24th September to plant a tree in celebration of our 50 year Jubilee. We are looking forward to what the next 50 years holds for us. We have further celebrations planned throughout the year for our students past and present and the local community.
On Wednesday last, September 12th, the now annual Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Schools’ Awards ceremony was held at the honourable society of King’s Inns, Dublin. These awards recognised the immense efforts of 99 schools around the island of Ireland who have completed the Ambassador Schools’ Programme, and became actively involved in mental health promotion. The Ambassador Schools’ Programme is one aspect of a wide range of Cycle Against Suicide initiatives and programmes, is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” over the course of a year, all of which are aimed at raising awareness of the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”.
Trinity College Dublin and Oxford University run Scholars Ireland to further the knowledge of a small group of secondary school pupils. It aims to give us an authentic experience of university, from being taught by PHD students to studying undergraduate style topics.