Yahoo have begun their annual skills@work programme with the Transition Years. We are lucky to be matched with this computer giant by the Business in the Community Ireland, under their Schools Business Partnership.

This programme has been a great success in this school, in the past. We work closely with the Human Resource Department of Yahoo to provide this programme. We are delighted with the help and advise they provide to our transition Year students in the area of careers each year. Employees and managers from Yahoo provide students with a first hand insight into the diversity of employment roles within the company

The programme provides a company overview, site visit, 'A Day in the Life' talks, CV workshops, interview skill techniques, mock interviews, and many other sessions such as workplace etiquette, teamwork, etc.

The programme culminates in a presentation by the students, where they show the Yahoo team how much they have learned, and how they appreciate all the hard work done on their behalf.

Our Transition Year Students are taking part in a fun based, initially non-contact introductory boxing programme, specifically aimed at encouraging those with little or no experience in boxing, culminating in a community showcase exhibition.

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association in conjunction with Dublin City Council are helping the school provide a more balanced sporting programme. The boxing programme provides participants with the chance to learn new skills, gain in self-confidence and improve their fitness levels. We also recognise the physical, emotional, psychological and social gains being made by the students through this programme.

Here's hoping we find a potential champion in the group.

The afterschool cooking club has been busy trying out slimmimg world recipes. Since Christmas we have made several sinless tasty tempting dishes from the Slimmimg World Extra Easy Cookbook. Amoung our favourites are Classic Americam Burger and Penne with rich Beef and Tomato Ragu. We had great fun filling ourselves up with good food cooked in a healthy way.

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday the 6th of March we will be taking part in a Stop, Drop and Read.

At a selected time everyone in the school, from staff to visitors and students, will will Stop what they’re doing, Drop all their concerns and Read a book for 10 minutes.

Every student and staff member will need to bring a book to school in order to take part.

As part of Engineers Week 2014 we hosted the live show, "Airmazing: Engineering the Future with Pneumatics" combined live science demonstrations, an engaging multimedia presentation with plenty of volunteer and audience interaction.

James Soper (aka The Juggling Scientist) demonstrated the physics, chemistry and engineering concepts of the air. He demonstrated that pneumatics, especially the latest engineering developments using pneumatics in car propulsion, will be a very important branch of engineering in the future. He performed three shows during the day.

Pupils from our local primary schools - St Malachy’s, St Eithne’s, St Colmcille’s, Holy Trinity and St Bendict’s - came to watch the show, and even took part in the demonstrations. They are well used to Ardscoil la Salle by now, regularly making an appearance to do activities such as pottery, etc.

For more information on James Soper visit  www.thejugglingscientist.com or www.engineersweek.ie

Last Friday the Della Voices choir accompanied by Ms. Haines & Ms. McGovern, travelled to St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre for their annual Christmas carol service. They performed the Christmas classics as well as their own version of a few contemporary numbers. A fun filled day was had by all!

On Wednesday 11th Dec our nine participatiing students were treated to an outing by their mentors from Yahoo. They were collected in a disco bus at 1:00 pm, and brought to Jumpzone, Ireland's First Indoor Trampoline Park, Stillorgan Industrial Park. They spent a wonderful hour playing dodgeball on trampolines, with their mentors. It was an exhausting, fun and energetic afternoon. They returned to the school radio loud, disco lights flashing, full of excitement, delighted with their outing. We wish to thank the staff from Yahoo who organised the outing and those who give freely of their time to act as mentors mentors to our lucky pupils.

Ardscoil la Salle woulld like to thank all of the local businesses and organisations who supported our fair:
  • Chic Boutique, Raheny
  • MacMahons Foodstore, Raheny
  • Perkulicious Coffee House, Raheny
  • Raymar Hair Salon, Raheny
  • Slender Health Gym & Beauty, Raheny
  • Supervalue, Raheny Shopping Centre
  • Tesco, Kilbarrack Shopping Centre
  • Superquinn, Northside Shopping Centre
  • O'Brien's Butchers, Kilbarrack Shopping Centre
  • Eimhear Collins Photography
  • Kilbarrack Youth Project
  • Kennedys Food Store, Hilltop, Raheny
  • Olympic Wholesalers, Dunboyne, Co. Meath
  • River Holistic Centre, Raheny.

The TY class accompanied by Ms. McCabe & Ms. McGovern visited Balscadden bay in Howth. They carried out various exercises in order to determine the presence of coastal erosion, deposition & transportation.



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