Greetings, My name is Patrick O'Brien and I am a founder pupil. My sister who resides in Raheny alerted me to your Golden Jubilee.
I was in the first year 1968 , having being previously a pupil at St Assams. When the school opened it was just a group of connected portacabins and a big field. The surrounding housing estates were still being built and we had to walk or cycle to school- there was no bus route from Raheny. We had no desks when the school first opened and sat on plastic chairs.
The results show clearly that there has been an amazing improvement across the board with most of the students who went over 20 days last year managing to get below, and well below, 20 days this year. Almost every student beat their last years’ figures. Well Done!
Management and staff have noticed that some students are frequently asking where their numbers stand and that some students are making more mature decisions around activities which may take them out of classrooms and factor in the loss of a lesson in the decision.
We are particularly pleased that the number of mandatory referrals to the EWS for students with over 20 days absence was in single figures, and at a record breaking low for Ardscoil La Salle. No student who was referred last year had to be referred again for a second time. We owe this to the dedication of students and parents, who really took this initiative to heart.
Focus on Attendance is a HSCL initiative
As we come to the end of another school year Ms. Cooper and her editorial team will take us through the year’s highlights in our annual yearbook. I always look forward to reading the yearbook as it highlights all the wonderful work that goes on in Ardscoil La Salle both in the classroom and outside of it also.
A letter/report has been written and will be provided to all students. Parents should discuss it with their children.
It contains data on Full Days Missed, Part Days, Lates, Classes Missed and Hours of Teaching and Learning missed. The numbers for this year and last year are included so parents and students can look far patterns. if there seems to be an issue. Hopefully the final figures came in below predictions from the other Quartely Reviews.
Focus on Attendance is a HSCL initiative.
In business learning can happen both inside and outside of the classroom, as a result of this, throughout the year all our business classes have been on several business trips to such places as
These trips are a great way for our business students to see the information they have learned class being used in the working world.
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.