Maths Week is now in it's 8th and busiest year yet with over 80,000 students registered nationwide. To mark the week our students from 1st to 6th year will compete, on Thursday, in the PRISM (Problem Solving for Irish Second Level Mathematics) Competition. On Friday 3rd year students will attend Engineers Ireland's talk by Scientific Sue where we will explore the maths and science behind the electric guitar. For more information about Maths Week go to http://www.mathsweek.ie/
We were very privileged recently when 5th class pupils from St Benedict's primary school visited us. We invited them up to enjoy the use of our Art room and to make some pottery out of clay. This was all done under the careful supervision of our Art teacher Ms Higgins. The pupils had two visits - the first to make the piece and a second one to paint it after it had been baked in a special oven called a Kiln. The pupils work was really wonderful and we were so impressed! We hope they enjoyed their time here and hope they have a lovely mid-term break. Thanks to the Principal and Teachers concerned. We look forward to welcoming 5th class from Holy Trinity over the coming weeks to do the same work.
TV3 joined us recently to film a piece about Martin King going back to his old school for the first time since he left in 1980. It will be aired shortly on TV3's Ireland AM programme and we'll let you know when it's happening.
Martin met up with some of his old teachers and swapped stories with Mr. Cullen (retired) and Mr. O'Grady. TV3's weatherman and radio DJ was happy to reminisce about his time here but he also took some time with our current 2.1 class for a Q&A session and took a look at the U-16 footballers training. This was a part of school life that he really enjoyed during his time with us.
As part of our on-going relationship with Yahoo Ireland we are delighted to announce that 9 of our fifth year students will be mentored for two years by staff members in Yahoo. All the mentors have been fully trained by Miriam Kenny of The Schools Business Partnership, and our lucky students received their training on Tuesday 8th October. The students and mentors will meet every third Wednesday until they sit their leaving cert in 2015. It is hoped that this mentoring will encourage the students to focus on their futures and achieve their potential.
The school walk takes place on Tuesday 8th at 1:30pm. All students will go in their class groups accompanied by their teacher and follow a route from the school around onto the Kilbarrack Road, Howth Road, Station Road and back to the school. It takes approximately an hour for the students to complete this circuit and once done they are free to go home early. We hope the weather will be mild enough on the day but if it isn't we will postpone and reschedule for another day.
The Della turned blue on Friday the 20th of September to support the Dubs. We had a non-uniform day fundraiser for the school and the theme this time was to turn the Della blue. Students came in to school without their uniform but we wanted all students to wear a Dublin jersey or some other blue top. We were looking for a contribution of €2 per student. The teachers got involved too!
On the morning of Friday 13th September Ms. Ganly & Ms. McGovern accompanied the 6M Geography class on their Geography Field Trip to Balscadden Bay, Howth. The students carried out various geographical exercises in order to establish the presence of coastal deposition and transportation. The students have now the arduous task of writing up their findings for their all important Leaving Certificate Geography project!
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This year like every other, our Transition Year students are going on leadership training on the following dates: Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of September. We, at Ardscoil La Salle, are gratefull to Trinity Youth Services for providing this training each year.
A big welcome back to all members of The Della Chess Club. We are delighted to meet our new First Year Chess players. The club will continue to take place every Thursday lunchtime at 12.50 in Room 15 (Ms Magin). New members are always welcome....if you can't play chess we have other board games which you may be interested in.
The School Completion Programme welcomes all students back for a academic new year. We extend a particular welcome to all first year students. Afterschool clubs sponsored by the programme start back the week beginning 2nd sept.
Monday 4:15 - 5:30 First Year Social Club, in the pre-fab.
Tuesday 4:15 - 5:30 Second Year Social Club, in the pre-fab.
4:15 - 5:30 Homework Club, in Room 2.
Wednesday 3:40 - 5:00 Five - side football, in sports Hall,
Thursday 3:40 - 5:00 Homework Club, in Room 2,
Everyone in first and second year is welcome to attend.