Normal classes will take place between activities.


Sister Darerca taught at Ardscoil la Salle some years ago. She was very active in the local community where she helped many families in difficult circumstances and continued to be active long after her retirement. She was often seen walking about the area in all weather.
  She died yesterday January 10th 2018.
  Reposing at St.Gabriel's Nursing Home, Glenayle Road, Edenmore, Raheny, Dublin on Thursday 11th from 5 o'clock until 7 o'clock. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11 o'clock in St.Gabriel's Nursing Home Chapel.
  Details here.



Our TY students enjoyed a tour of Oath’s offices during the start of this year’s Skills@Work. As part of this Business in the Community programme they learned about the different career paths available to Oath employees and took part in A Day in the Life activities. Many thanks to Nicol and all the Oath employees who volunteered their time and expertise.



The last week of term was a busy one for our school choir “Della Voices” and fundraising for two very worthy charities were are the forefront of their minds.
  Over the course of two carol services in St. Stephen’s Green and Donaghmede Shopping Centres, this hardworking group of students managed to raise a very admirable €750 in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust and the Irish Cancer Society.
  Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without the annual Christmas Carol Service in St. Benedict’s Church where the choir once again performed some classics, alongside the very impressive talents of our International students and St. Benedict’s Primary School.



Today, some of our international students took over the kitchen. They showed a group of 5th years how to make their favourite dishes from their homelands. Teachers and students alike were treated to a veritable feast of both sweet and savory cuisine from several european countries. Check out the fun.



Just look at our Christmas tree! This year the tree was decorated by the Student Council. They stayed back on Friday after school to do the honours.

The finished tree greeted students and staff alike on Monday morning. Our Crib went up this week also.

Next week sees our own Della Voices giving their annual concert on Monday; our international students baking cakes on Tuesday and our Carol service on Wednesday. We are definitely in the Christmas spirit here.


We are delighted to be a part of the Life Long Learning Hub at DCU. The Hub is aimed at assisting students aspiring to the teaching profession from the dublin 5,7 and 13 areas. It will run out of St. Benedict’s, Kilbarrack and the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre. Some of our students attended the launch this morning with Minister Richard Bruton.


Last week the school marked Anti-Racism Week by wearing red ribbons to school. The Student Council made red wool ribbons and distributed them among the staff and student body. They asked everyone to wear the ribbons for the week. The Council felt that wearing the red ribbons on the school uniform would highlight the fact that we are all the same, while still raising awareness of this serious issue.



On Friday 10th of November, myself and two other 6th year students were chosen to venture to the ‘Taste of TAP’ event at Trinity College, where we would get a flavour of what the TAP Foundation Course offers us. When we walked into the enormous lecture hall, we really did not know what to expect, “did we make the right decision in coming here?”, but to answer that question - we absolutely did!

We were first given an introduction by Ms Sarah Grimson, the director of this programme, and she gave us multiple informative talks throughout our day, such as how to apply for the Programme, and that really put us all at ease seeing how managable it is! We were then given the choice of three elective lectures to take, of which I chose English, Philosophy and Psychology, with my favourite having to be English, we had indepth discussions about storytelling, made new friends, and I have never enjoyed analysing a poem more, definitely something I would have an interest in when I fill out my application!At lunch, we were treated to a campus tour of Trinity College also!

Our Philosophy lecture consisted of the history of philosophy, and was very interesting! In the Psychology lecture, we were taught about what makes a psychopath tick!

At the end of the day, Sarah spoke to us and told us that our day was a true representation of what a typical day in the life of a TAP Foundation student would be, even getting several TAP Foundation students to give us an even further insight into the programme.

To finish, this is a college which should not have a snooty reputation, they were extremely open and welcoming of everyone, and thanks to the Taste Of TAP day, I can definitely see myself in Trinity College!

Daragh Gilroy, 6th Year


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