Local schools (in the Howth Deanery) have now applied through the Deanery form. However, each year there are a limited number of places for direct application to the school. Anyone may apply directly. The number of places is very limited, as Ardscoil La Salle makes a feature of small classes and an overall number which allows every student to know every other student. These 'extra' places are expected to be taken up very quickly. If you are interested please phone 01 848 0055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
1st Year: Ms C Harte
2nd Year: Ms A O'Neill
ASD Class: Ms M Dever
3rd Year: Ms R McCabe, Ms E Burrows, Mr K McElhinney
5th Year: Mr P Coolahan (LCA), Ms P O'Connor
6th Year: Ms C McGovern
Junior Yearhead: Ms P O'Connor
Senior Yearhead: Mr M Coyle
School is now reopened for the 2019-20 year.
Ardscoil La Salle is now 50 years old, with a well established reputation for delivering quality education to the community. Originally a boys' school, we have been co-educational, catering for our young boys and girls, for 40 of those 50 years. It is quite a 'small' school which boasts a very small pupil-teacher ratio over all. 'Small' means that each student receives more than the usual amount of the teacher's attention. 'Small' means that if a student gets into difficulty, someone will notice - they won't be lost in the crowd. 'Small' means we see you. ‘Small' is our students’ biggest asset.
We have a very dedicated and hard-working staff, and it is not unusual to find teachers still in the building late into the evening. This has put us among the most successful local schools with over two-thirds of last years students going on to third level (a very high rate for any DEIS school) - see the infographic at the top of the page. Very many of our the young men and women educated here have gone on to reach the highest points in their careers and education. Our motto is "Ad Summum Semper" (Always Aim Highest) and many of our students go on to live up to that motto and the challenge it offers.
We offer Junior Cert, Leaving Cert, Transition Year, LCA and have a dedicated ASD class.
'Small' also means that every teacher knows every student's name. Every student knows every other student and by the time they leave, will have worked with every other student on some activity. Whenever they visit, past-pupils always speak highly of their time here. At this point we are now teaching grandchildren of some of our past pupils. Each year we attract a number of students from bigger schools who seek a more personal experience of teaching and learning. We also attract a large number of 'visiting' European students - they are usually very ambitious and a very good fit for our school.
Please check the rest of the website articles out. If you are thinking of placing your child in a local school, and like what you see, get in touch - we can make time to speak to you and to arrange a school tour so that you can see the working environment in action. If you are not local, bear in mind that we are very accessible by bus, train and road and that a significant number of our students travel large distances (some from neighbouring counties) to get to us every morning. There is an annual Open Evening in early September, where you can tour the facilities and meet, and speak with, our current students. They are very proud of their school and not a bit shy about saying so.
We launched JigsawOnline because we know that young people go online as a first port of call when something is bothering them. On the site you will find information, exercises and tools for Young People, Parents & Guardians and Professionals working with young people.While Jigsaw is the National Service for Youth Mental Health, we can’t physically be everywhere. And face-to-face therapy isn’t for everyone. JigsawOnline is for those who can’t get to a Jigsaw service but also maybe don’t need one.
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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.
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.