College School Rules

The aim of De La Salle College is to educate each student to achieve his full potential. Our school rules help us create a safe, positive learning environment for students and teachers and must be respected at all times. The rules apply when students are on the school premises, when in school uniform, while on trips or outings, when engaged in extra-curricular activities or attending functions organized by the college. All students and parents/guardians must sign these rules at the beginning of each academic year. It is essential that Parents/Guardians are contactable at all times, particularly in cases of emergency or serious breaches of the code of behaviour. The following list of rules is not exhaustive.  In the final analysis, all breaches of the rules and sanctions are at the discretion of the Principal.

  1. I will wear the full school uniform on my way to and from school and throughout the school day. (Please note that parents may be contacted immediately to sort non-compliance with this rule. Students may be sent home or not permitted into class unless in full uniform. Non-uniform items may be confiscated. Parents/ guardians can collect from Year Heads)

  2. I will have a neat & tidy appearance and I acknowledge that hair colour & cult styles, facial jewellery & earrings are not permitted. Items of jewellery may be confiscated. Parents/Guardians can collect confiscated items from the relevant Year Head.

  3. I will attend school and be on time for my classes. (Parents must contact the office to inform school management of their son’s absences.  Students must have a note from parents/doctor to explain absences on their return to school.)

  4. I will have teacher permission before leaving class.  I will not leave the school without obtaining Tutor/Year Head and Parent/Guardian permission and I must sign out at Reception.

  5. I will have all required materials for class and will have my school journal in class at all times.

  6. I will follow my teacher’s directions promptly, respectfully and without argument.  I acknowledge that all students have a right to an education and all teachers have a right to teach free from disruption.

    I will participate in class to the best of my ability.

    I will listen to the teacher and allow one person to speak at a time in class

  7. I will complete my homework neatly, on time and to the best of my ability.

  8. I will act respectfully, safely and responsibly at all times. I will not engage in violent aggressive or behaviour which intimidates or compromises the health and safety of other students or staff. (Breaches of this rule may lead to a Garda investigation and/or expulsion by the Board of Management.)

  9. I will support all Green School initiatives and help to keep the classrooms and school environment clean and tidy. I accept that I may have to clean, repair or pay for any vandalism or damage I cause to property in school.

  10. I understand that chewing gum is forbidden on the school premises. Food and beverages may only be consumed in the designated eating areas.

  11. I will abide by the school policies on Internet Usage & Mobile Phone Use. (Mobile phones and other electronic devices must be turned off while on the school premises and in class at all times. No inappropriate photographs or digital recordings may be made or shared.  Students may not take photographs or recordings of others without permission.  Incidents where students use a mobile phone to bully others, will be investigated under the Anti-Bullying Policy of the school. It should be noted that it is a criminal offence to use a mobile phone to menace harass or offend another person) I understand that a breach of this rule will result in the confiscation of the device(s). On a first offence, devices will be returned to the student at the end of the school day.  If there are subsequent breaches of this rule then devices will only be returned to parents/ guardians at a time agreed by Management.

  12.  I will abide by the school Anti Bullying Policy and I will not engage or be a bystander in bullying behaviour of physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, racial or cyber-bullying.

  13. I will abide by the school policy on Substance Use Prevention. I acknowledge that Smoking (including E cigarettes) or the taking of any illegal substances anywhere in the school buildings, school grounds, on school outings /trips/tours or in school uniform is forbidden.  In keeping with the Smoking in the Workplace Act the school reserves the right to impose monetary or other sanctions if this rule is breached.

  14. I will not be in possession of illegal substances, pornographic materials and/or dangerous weapons  that may constitute a threat to Child Protection and/or the Health & Safety of a person.  Possession and/or circulation of illegal substances, pornographic materials and/or dangerous weapons  may constitute a serious offence and may lead to a Garda investigation and/or expulsion by the Board of Management.

  15. I will respect the right of the school authorities to open and inspect lockers at any time and understand that this is a condition of the Locker Rental Scheme.

  16. In the interest of Health & Safety I will not cycle my bicycle on school grounds and I will not park my car on school grounds.    

  17. I will show care at all times for property, buildings, furniture, books and all equipment of the school, staff and fellow students. Any theft, destruction or vandalism of property of the school, staff or students is not acceptable and will incur serious sanctions. I accept that I may have to clean, repair or pay for any damage I cause to school property.

  18. I will not bring the name of De La Salle College into disrepute, inside or outside of school time.

It is part of your contract with DLSC that parents/guardians must be contactable at all times in cases of emergency or serious breaches of the Code of Behaviour. This list of rules is not exhaustive and the final decision on all breaches of the rules is at the discretion of the Principal.


Main Office:
(01) 2981067


Transition Year Coordinators:
0863343068 (Voicemail Only)



Ms Siobhan Foster, Principal 

Mr Michael Kirwan, Deputy Principal 

Career Guidance Department

Transition Year Coordinators