As we come to the end of another school year Ms. Cooper and her editorial team will take us through the year’s highlights in our annual yearbook. I always look forward to reading the yearbook as it highlights all the wonderful work that goes on in Ardscoil La Salle both in the classroom and outside of it also.
This year has been a particularly busy one with our students working through the new Junior Cycle courses in more subjects and taking part in the numerous activities that are taking place throughout the year, including BT Young Scientist, Worldwise Global Schools awards, College for Every Student (CFES), the TY Mini-Company Fair, Lasallian Family Awards, Homework club, Music club and much more. There really is something for everyone in Ardscoil La Salle.
On the sports field we have had great performances from our boys and girls GAA soccer teams. A particular mention has to go to our girls soccer team which has grown from a small group of dedicated players to a full squad taking on very established teams and winning. Basketball has grown again this year for boys and girls and no doubt they will build on this year’s success into the future.
This year has seen us continue to develop strong links with DCU and in particular with their Teacher Training Education Dept. in St. Pats Drumcondra. They have put in a number of supports for our students to help make that move to 3 rd level and to a career in teaching that bit easier. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students and we hope to further develop this relationship with DCU in the coming years.
We have had a busy year celebrating our 50 th Jubilee. The highlight of our celebrations was a Past Pupils Open Evening in November where past pupils and past staff got the chance to wander around the corridors and reminisce about the good times they had here and to look at the work that the current students are doing.
Finally, I would like to thank all in the school community, the trustees, the Board of Management, parents, staff, and students for their support during the year. I hope you all enjoy the summer holidays and I look forward to seeing you all again at the end of August.