Limited Places available for First Year in 2020

Local schools (in the Howth Deanery) have now applied through the Deanery form. However, each year there are a limited number of places for direct application to the school. Anyone may apply directly. The number of places is very limited, as Ardscoil La Salle makes a feature of small classes and an overall number which allows every student to know every other student. These 'extra' places are expected to be taken up very quickly. If you are interested please phone 01 848 0055 or email secretary@ardscoillasalle.ie .

Wednesday 21st may saw the annual outing for pupils with near perfect attendance. This year we spent an action packed afternoon at the newly opened Jumpzone in Santry. we hope to have even bigger numbers next year.

On thursday 8th may all the transition class travelled to the National Boxing Stadium to cheer on Aaron Gifford-Murphy and Simona Falanga in the Showcase Final of the Dublin City Council's Boxing Programme. Both pupils did us proud.

A group of Geography students visited the Marble Arch Caves in Co. Fermanagh on Friday 2nd May. The tour consisted of a guide walk through the limestone region, a underground boat trip and explanations of the various cave features like stalagmites, stalactites and pillars. The field trip proved to be both interesting and informative.

Students and their mentors from Yahoo enjoyed a great day out in Kart City for their end of year wrap-up. 

On friday 11th April, all the first year students went on an outing to Malahide Castle Demesne for an orienteering event organised by Ms. Hackett. Using nothing but a map, they negotiated their way around the park finding controls to complete the course. The winners got goodie bags....and everybody was a winner.

Recently some of our Junior Cert students went on a geography field trip to Arigna Mines in Roscommon. Some of the tour guides are former employees of the mine which closed in 1990.

As part of their CSPE coursework our 2nd year students delivered an assembly on the theme of racism. It was a great success and has been entered into the "Show Racism the Red Card" competition.

Four transition Year students have made it through to the final round of the IABA/Dublin City Council boxing programme. They are joined by students from schools all over Dublin training once a week for four weeks in the National Stadium, SCR. Approx 50 students are training hard to take part in the Showcase Final on thursday 8th May. Good luck to our fighting four; Matthew Carter, Jonathon Daly, Aaron Gifford Murphy, and Simone Falange.

Ardscoil La Salle’s Talent show and Panto “Cinder Della” took place on the nights of Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th March. This year it was jointly hosted by duo Stephen Kenny (6th Year) and Adam Powell (5th Year). A variety of acts took part and performed some excellent pieces. The Della Voices choir also contributed with their take on some well-known songs.

A very welcome addition to this year’s line-up was the highly entertaining pantomime “Cinder Della”. A very enthusiastic TY class, ably assisted by director Ms. Magin proved to be a huge hit with the audience.

The visiting judges and Talent Show/Panto choreographers faced the very difficult challenge of deciding on the prize winners. 3rd prize went to Temi Abioye (5th Yr) for a unique and very energetic drumming piece, 2nd prize to Craig Blount-Griffin (6th Yr) with a beautiful version of Glen Hassard’s Oscar winning “Falling Slowly” and 1st prize to Dianne Murphy (6th Yr) for a haunting, show stopping rendition of London Grammar’s “Strong”.

It proved to be two fantastic nights of talent and entertainment. Well done to the winners, actors and all of the students who took part!



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