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Headmaster's Christmas Message

De La Salle College Churchtown started the preparations for Christmas when the College band played a short concert for the school on Friday 9th December. The band, with lead and backing singers, guitars, drums, keyboards and brass instruments is drawn from students from all years in the College. They played 'Knock on Wood', 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay', 'Dancing in the Moonlight' and finished off with the Christmas number 'Merry Christmas Everyone'.

Carol Services were held on Tuesday 13th December for all the students. Music was provided by Daniel Plummer, Giacomo Rossi and Kevin Curry to accompany readings and reflections on the Christmas theme. Many thanks to Fr Dermot Nestor from the parish for his participation, to Ms O'Connell, Deputy Principal for organising the services and to all the students who read so well on the day.

I would like to thank all the students, parents and teachers who responded generously to our Christmas collection for St Vincent de Paul. €500 was collected and presented to the local conference who were delighted to receive the money at this important time of the year.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish all - students, parents, staff, past-pupils and friends of the College - a holy, happy and peaceful Christmas.

Lorcan Balfe,



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