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Principal's reflection

28 June 2015

It's been a great year on many fronts from good trips, first maths week, lots of interesting initiatives in and out of classrooms. This year we had an active schools week leading up to sports day which we hope to  build  on next year. The setting up of the Student Council was another highlight of the year.We hope all years will have representatives on the Council next year. I was particularly pleased to see the Student Council setting up the Book Club and holding briefing sessions for all students.Badminton teams had a successful year. Students playing rugby and squash had a busy and enjoyable year. Basketball has made a welcome return to the College. Ukulele Club was a great new experience for some of our students. We also celebrated our first taking part in choir in the Helix The band, Mustang Salle goes from strength also playing in public in Nutgrove before Christmas and also performing before Christmas and during Prize Night. Transition Years as usual had a busy and enjoyable year. One of the highlights being Christmas Day in Salle, a really enjoyable day which raised money for St Vincent De Paul. As usual CSPE projects and colour days raised a great deal of money for various  charities. First years settled well into the College and had a busy and rewarding year.Second and Fifth years engaged with their certificate courses, some with great enthusiasm others more reluctantly but this too will change as exams approach.

De La Salle Day was celebrated with the traditional Mass, ice cream and sweets for the Students and lunch for current and former members of staff. This year we were delighted to have Minister White  join us as we were able to acknowledge his help in securing funding for the  roof.

Sixth year graduation was celebrated in style with Mass, speeches ,prize giving and finally a lovely meal completed our celebrations with our departing sixth years and their parents. They were all very calm as the Leaving Certificate exams progressed which I hope is an indication that they were happy with their preparation and study. I wish them every success in the years ahead and remind that the will always be part of Salle. Third years acquitted themselves well in their first state exams and hopefully their study and preparation pays off for them.

I wish all Students and Staff a pleasant and relaxing holiday.

Booklists are already on the website as the calendar for next year soon will be.

Enjoy the holidays everyone and return renewed and refreshed to do it all over again next year and do it even better!

Have a great summer holiday.


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