On April 10th 2020, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Education Joe McHugh TD announced a series of changes to the State Examinations 2020 in response to the current COVID-19 developments.
These decisions affect both our Junior and Leaving Certificate students, and during this time of uncertainty, we want to emphasise the importance of looking after your own mental health and personal wellbeing.
Follow this link which outlines fully the extent of the changes that have been made to the State Examinations 2020.
We hope that all of our students, staff and guardians alike are keeping well during this time. Remember that your Wellbeing and positive mental health are of such importance during times like this. In this spirit, we want to extend a massive thank you to Gary Cunningham for his amazing, inspirational words during our Wellbeing Week 2020.
Take a look at this video to give yourself a positive boost!
An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March.This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
Our 3rd year and TY students had an informative afternoon here at Ardscoil La Salle! 5th year representatives from each of the choice subjects hosted a 'Subject Fair', offering our 3rd years and TYs a great insight into each subject at Senior Cycle. The 5th years discussed the subjects from a students perspective, ensuring that our students will make a well- rounded decision on what subjects are right for them moving forward! We wish them luck in their future choices!
Wellbeing Week is about to wrap up here at Ardscoil La Salle! It has been an amazing week and we all had a blast! For the last day we decided to host a variety of feel good workshops for our students. They also took part in a non- uniform 'Denim Day' to raise money for Dementia Awareness.
Thank you to all of the staff who organised workshops and to the external experts who came in to help our students experience something new!
We are delighted to announce that Áine Ní Ghlinn is facilitating creative writing workshops with our First Year and TY students for Wellbeing Week here at Ardscoil La Salle. Áine creates Irish language poetry, is a bilingual Irish journalist and a playwright. Furthermore she is a novelist who has had over thirty books published.
Áine Ní Ghlinn is working with our students to enhance their writing skills by thinking about issues of global justice and equality.
We are looking forward to reading the work our students produce!
Our 3rd years had a great day out at the PE-XPO in DCU! They were able to explore the variety of projects on show and take part in different activities. Our 2nd years on the other hand had a relaxing afternoon filled with movies and treats!
Wellbeing Week 2020 has so far brought us some amazing guest speakers, including the inspirational Gary Cunningham and our very own 6th year student Alice. Our students are constantly being reminded that "I am enough" and that each and every one of them are unique, individual and have so much potential!
To our students - you are all doing us very proud!