One of the most exciting opportunities I had in Ardscoil Las Salle was to take part of the Della Voices.
Music has always been one of my greatest passions and I was hoping to have the possibility here in Ireland and in my new school to share this passion with other people. For this reason, I decided to take part to the meetings of the Della Voices every Tuesday during lunch-time. This was one of the best experiences I had as an international student in Ireland because I surrounded myself with friendly and talented people who have the same love for music as me. It was in this way, that every Tuesday I looked forward to going to Ms. McGovern’s room, because I really wanted to meet new people and I really liked those moments where we could chat and have fun singing together. I felt at home.
We'd like to acknowledge the unusual and relatively high number of students who transferred in from other schools this school year. The three reasons most often cited were: small classes with more individual attention, co-education and provision of extra resources. We would also like to acknowledge the extraordinary contributions our 'visiting' European students have made to school life. There's always an adjustment period and we hope you now feel that you fit in, part of the family. We are very aware that some of you, from both groups, have gone out of your way to participate in school life. Some of you have made such an impression on your teachers that you have earned a nomination for a merit award in the short time you have been with us. We'll see how you fare in May at the award ceremony.
Your input is important so have your say about play in your city!
Dublin City Council needs more children and young people to complete the online play strategy survey. There are sections for: adults/parents/carers, younger children under 12 years and older children 12 years plus
Dublin City Council are delighted with responses we have received so far from mainly adults/parents/ carers. We have now extended the closing date of our survey to 14th June 2019. This is especially aimed at urging children and young people to complete our survey so Please join in this consultation process and be part of shaping Dublin as a child friendly and playful city!
As always, we are reminding students and parents that your local library card entitles you to download FREE
You can read them on your Phone, Tablet, Laptop or PC. All you need to do is download the Apps and log in using your Library Card number. Instructions are on th eLIbrary website, and the staff are helpful.
You can have 5 Books and 5 Audiobooks at a time. The magazines range from Heat to National Geographic - most of the magazines you see in the shops. When the due-back date is reached they disappear from your device - no fines.
To start off our fundraising campaign students walked around the local area to fundraise money as sponsorship for Pieta house Darkness Into Light walk on the 11th May 2019. The generosity of our staff students and residents in the local area turned out to be a huge success as the students went door to door spreading the word of the wonderful work Pieta House does. The goal per student was €25, with many students exceeding this quota we were astonished by the generosity of our local community and the copious amounts of admiration people had for pieta house. We separated into groups and students visited the different parts of our surrounding area. Not only did our students raise money but they got to learn about Pieta house and the importance that the charity is to people of all ages.
As my time as a student councillor, and as the Chairperson of the student council, comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the past four years. It has been an absolute privilege to represent my classmates to management as a sixth-year student councillor, and further represent the whole school as the Chairperson of the council.
As part of our 50th anniversary and golden jubilee celebrations, the Minister of Education, Richard Bruton, came to speak to the entire school about how Ardscoil La Salle has been a vital part of the community the last 50 years and how Ardscoil La Salle’s motto has been infectious for all, Ad Summum Semper, Aim for the Highest. The Minister also planted a tree so that it can thrive with Ardscoil La Salle for the next 50 years.
In the early hours of Saturday 11 May, staff and students joined 250,000 people around the world to walk Darkness into light. Our school walked in Clontarf's first ever Darkness into Light walk. Our TY students raised over €1400. Thanks to everyone who supported us. #progress4pieta #dellawellbeing
Another group of students have completed the two year mentoring programme organised by Business in The Community. We are linked with Verizon Media for the Schools Business Partnership.Our students are grateful to the employees from Verizon who have acted as mentors to them for the past two years. Some deep friendships were formed in this group.
May 9th saw the graduation of those involved in the programme with Verizon Media. The ceremony was held in Smock Alley Theater. Grace represented all our student mentees and collected the certificates from Frances Fitzgerald.