Uniform List 2019 – 2020

Attached please find the uniform list for St Louis Dundalk for the school year 2019-2020.

 

Uniform List 2019

 

St Louis is accredited as a Droichead School

‘St Louis Secondary school is delighted to announce that we are a Droichead  school. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) The main objective of the  Droichead process is to support professional learning of the NQTs during the induction phase thus laying the foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career.
In St Louis Dundalk we have a fully trained Professional Support Team who mentor NQTs through the Droichead process. We look forward to supporting and working with NQTs to enrich our school culture. For more information please visit the  NIPT website   www.teacherinduction.ie

School Calendar for 2019-2020

Attached please find the calendar for next year. This includes the details of the dates for the CBAs for Second and Third Years as part of the new Junior Cycle.

The details will be added to the calendar here in the next few weeks.

 

School Calendar 2019-2020

Booklists for 2019-2020

Attached please find the booklists for September 2019. These have been emailed to your daughters already.

School fees can now be paid online too.

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR BOOKLIST 2019 2020

SECOND YEAR BOOKLIST 2019 2020

THIRD YEAR BOOKLIST 2019 2020

TY BOOKLIST 2019 2020

5LCA BOOKLIST 2019 2020

FIFTH YEAR BOOKLIST 2019 2020

6LCA BOOKLIST 2019 2020

 

School Insurance Form – optional.

Attached please find the application for student insurance. Please download, fill in and send into the school as soon as possible.

This insurance is not compulsory. The cost per child is €10 and is for 24 hour cover.

 

Application for School Group 24 Hour

 

 

 

TUSLA Fostering Information Evening on June 25th in Redeemer Family Resource Centre

The TUSLA Fostering Team in Louth is currently recruiting foster carers
throughout the county. At present there is a significant shortage of foster carers
across Louth. This localised campaign aims to increase the number of foster
carers so that children from this area may be placed within the county. Placing
children within the county makes it possible to maintain their family contacts,
their school placements, their friendships, their sports/activities and many of the
amenities that are important to them.
Providing children in care with the opportunity to remain in their general area can
reduce the impact and upset that they experience when placed in care. Where
placements cannot be provided by TUSLA in the area, children are sometimes
placed in private placements, sometimes out of the area, and therefore making it
difficult to sustain important relationships and activities.
Fostering is a unique opportunity to provide a safe and stable home to a child.
Foster carers come from all walks of life – couples, single people, same sex
couples. The information night will provide an insight into fostering for people
interesting in gaining more knowledge about it. There will be foster carers
present at the event to talk about their unique experience of fostering with Tusla.
We would like to help TUSLA in the efforts to spread the awareness of what
fostering involves, the process of becoming a foster care and to ultimately recruit
foster carers for local children.
The event will take place on the 25 th June at 7pm in the Redeemer Family
Resource Centre. For additional information please contact Sandra Minnock on
(042) 9392201 or (086) 1455308.

Kind Regards,
Colin Roche
General Manager
Redeemer Family Resource Centre
TUSLA Event

Some Information on the Marking of Exams by SEC this Summer 2019.

The State Exams Commission is mmoving towards online marking for every subject. This will not affect students but it is nonetheless worth having a read of the information provided by the SEC about this new development. The Junior Cycle English Papers have been corrected this way for the last two years.

Please do be aware that information written in the margins on your exam paper will NOT be taken into account by an examiner unless it is absolutely clear to them exactly what part of the question the information relates to.

 

https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=omd

 

 

St Louis is named Irish Second Level Water School of the Year.

On Wednesday May 1st students from across Ireland were honoured for their efforts promoting water conservation and awareness at an award ceremony in Dublin. St. Louis’ Secondary School (Dundalk) was named Ireland’s Second Level Water School of the Year for their hard work on the Green-Schools Water theme, which is sponsored by Irish Water.

This is the sixth year of the awards and partnership, which has seen over 1,000 schools attend interactive Water Workshops and Walk for Water Events since 2013.

Eamon Gallen, General Manager at Irish Water, said: “Helping the next generation to understand that the importance of conserving water is a key part of our role in safeguarding Ireland’s water supply, so we are delighted to be partnering with An Taisce’s Green-Schools Water Theme for the sixth year running.”

“We are always impressed by the creative and innovative ways that all of the schools come up with to save water and promote awareness both in their classrooms and in their communities.”

St. Louis Secondary School – this year’s Secondary Water School of the Year – promoted their work on the Water theme far beyond their school gates. By appointing a PRO, using social media and writing for the weekly staff newsletter their committee succeeded in raising awareness about water scarcity and usage, including the importance of monitoring for leaks. This reflected in a reduction of per person water usage from 92l to 3.6l per day.

Co-ordinators of the Green Schools committee in St Louis Joanne Mallon, along with Lynne Rice are delighted with this result. “The girls meet at lunchtime every week and everyone has specific tasks so they are all very focussed on their individual roles within the committee. One pupil for example has met with the caretaker every week and taken water meter readings to keep track of our usage. Another student was charged with sourcing leaky taps in the school and letting Tommy know about them. The girls also asked him to alter the flow in some taps which were running faster and using more water than was needed.”

 

The group is also involved in the Worldwise Global Schools and recently won a Global Passport so it really has been a successful and rewarding year for the group. “It is up to all of us to raise awareness about and care for our planet. If we don’t we may not have a future – or our children might not. It’s so important to be environmentally aware, and the Green Schools Committee in St Louis has been really active this year,” said Ugochi Enyoazu, one of the members of the committee. “We were able to raise funds to dig a well for a village in Africa, and we installed a water harvester in the new courtyard. It’s been an exciting year”, continued Laiba Wajahat.

 

“Raising awareness is key. Some of the TYs did a 3km Solidarity Walk to gain an understanding of the difficulties girls in particular face in developing countries. They leave school just so they can become water bearers for their families,” said Lynne Rice.

One of the big issues in the media at the moment is single use plastics. The school has installed a water dispenser and students are encouraged to bring their own bottles from home to refill. A plastic audit was carried out and the results shared so people could be more aware of just how much they are using.

 

At The Green Schools Presentation Ceremony with Yvonne Harris of Irish Water

 

 

Tommy working on the water meter readings

 

The Global Passport Ceremony

Important Information for Parents and Guardians in Relation to School Age Childcare

Attached find a document published by Túsla the Child and Family Agency for your perusal.

 

Important Information for Parents and Guardians in relation School Age Childcare.docx

 

Busy Final Day before the Easter Break

Following on from the Le Chéile conference in February word came back to St Louis about plans set there by student reps Ugochi Enyoazu and Orlaith Harrison for the Pay it Forward campaign organised by the Trust each year. Our day started with Random Acts of Kindness from students to other students and teachers. Many girls found notes with positive messages on them in their lockers when they came in this morning and the teachers wer given notes thanking them – and some chocolate eggs to wsweeten the message!  This work was carried out by the Student Council.

Then it was Multicultural Day – no one needed to bring any lunch as there was a wealth of wonderful food available – from Mrs Doyle cups of tea, to Ethiopian coffee, to Somalian samosas, to Nigerian meat pies, to Pakistani pakoras, to good old Tayto sandwiches! Thank you to all our students and their families for sharing their cultures and enjoying a wonderful lunchtime together.

Finally the term ended with a moving and spiritual prayer service in the Chapel Hall.  Organised by Ms Sherry, Ms Killoran and Mrs Drumgoole, there were readings and video clips reminding the school community of the message of Easter.  Music was provided by sixth year students and the school chamber choir and Fr Brian finsihed the service with some prayers for all.

Ms Dolan wished all the St Louis family a happy, Holy and safe Easter break. She thanked God for all the blessings visited on St Louis this year, the building work, the excellent WSE and the work to come in the summer break. She thanked the teachers, the SNAs and all the ancillary staff for their dedication all term. She praised the student body for their diligence and hard work and told how highly the WSE Report spoke of them.

We wish all our St Louis families a lovely break. We look forward to meeting you again at our May Concert, Awards Night and Graduation Mass in the final term.