Student Council visit to County Hall

The leaders of our Student Council Clodagh Shine and Hannah Mullen, along with the three fifth year representatives, Eva Carrie, Kerry Mc Kenna and Ciara Duffy, were delighted to accept Councillor Maeve Yore’s invitation to attend the Louth County Council monthly meeting on Monday January 21st – the 100th anniversary of the first sitting of Dáil Eireann. Cathaoirleach Liam Reilly chaired the meeting and the girls saw the council business in action. They also got the opportunity to meet MEP Mairéad Mc Guinness and chatted to her about Brexit amongst other topics. Thank you to Ms Patricia Kelly for arranging this opportunity for the students, and for her continued support of the Council.

Thanks to Eva Carrie for her report on the event:

‘The main topics on the agenda were Brexit and the RSES (Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy). The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed and the councillors had the opportunity to raise issues arising from the minutes. Councillors discussed vacant land plots in Dundalk which were not recorded as vacant and how this is affecting local revenue. There were many concerns around a no deal Brexit but the ultimate consensus at the end of all discussion was that nobody really knows what is going to happen! This obviously is cause for some concern and that was clear today.
We met Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness who is also the Vice Chair European Parliament and she spoke to us about her role as a representative of Ireland in Europe.
It was great to meet such a powerful role model for women on this historic day. Thank you so much to Cllr Maeve Yore for offering us this wonderful opportunity.’

 

Ms Patricia Kelly, members of the Student Council, Councillor Maeve Yore and MEP Mairéad Mc Guinness.

 

 

 

 

Catholic Schools Week 2019

It is Catholic Schools Week

Each day there is a different topic for discussion – have a look at the resources below – you might be able to use some of them with your family at home – start a conversation about faith and what it means to be a Catholic.

 

A Living Tradition

Celebrating Diversity

In Service of our Community

Intergenerational

Supporting Faith

 

Get Fresh Canteen – new gift ideas for parents

As you know the canteen food is fresh, healthy and very good value. The ladies in the canteen provide freshly cooked breakfasts each morning for all of our students and then provide a wonderful range of hot and cold lunch options, and a fresh homemade soup every day too. Now they want to offer you the option of ensuring that your child makes use of the canteen as you wish.

They are offering vouchers which they can keep and children can use when they come down – Eithne, Una and Janeen know all our girls so they will be able to track the use of the vouchers and you can rest assured that the girls are getting the healthy lunch you want for them each day. These vouchers can be purchased by the students from the ladies in the canteen. They also know that school trips can happen on a busy day and you might not be able to organise the lunch on time so they can provide a nutritious packed lunch for €5 as long as it is pre-ordered for the trip.

See the details below.

Get fresh picnic lunch

Get fresh voucher

 

A sample of the food on offer each day

 

MESSAGE FOR PARENTS FROM HSE REGARDING MUMPS OUTBREAK

Please can you take a moment to read the following message from the HSE about an outbreak of mumps in the North East of the country.

 

Mumps Parents Letter for schools 15-01-2019

 

Information for Parents on the Whole School Evaluation 2019

Attached below are two documents for your perusal regarding the current Inspection in St Louis. They were previously posted but our website has just changed its host site so some posts were lost. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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Timetables for Junior and Leaving Certificate Pre-Exams

The timetables have been emailed to all students for the pre-exams. Please note that third years are expected to be at school all day every day during the exam period. There is supervised study for those who do not have an exam at any point.

 

Leaving Certificate Applied Pre Exams

Leaving Cert Pre Exams 2019

Junior Cert pre-exams 2019

Class of 2018 presented with their JCPAs by past pupil Niamh O’ Neill

Last year’s third years were in for a wonderful surprise when they headed to the Chapel Hall just before Christmas to recieve their JCPAs. The Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement is the new Junior Cycle Certificate which replaces the old Junior Certificate. They are distributed in November or December each year which gives time to students to query results and have them rechecked before the certificate is generated. Last year Roisín Ingle of The Irish Times came to the school to present the certificates but this year the school invited one of its own past pupils, doyenne of fashion Niamh O’ Neill.

Niamh who has worked in the past with both John Galliano and Diane Von Furstenberg came home to set up her own fashion label in 2012 in Ireland and hasn’t looked back since. She is a regular visitor to the school, having previously being honoured with the Sr Claire Past Pupils Award.  Deputy Principal Mary Glmore was delighted to welcome Niamh to the school. ” The JCPA is very different to the old Junior Certificate. It contains an area for each girl to highlight her personal achievements in school outside of the academic ones. It is a lovely certificate of achievement and so we in St Louis like to make a fuss to celebrate all the Other Learning Experiences of every girl.”
Principal Michelle Dolan said: “Our ethos here in St Louis is about so much more than just the academic achievements of our students. it is wonderful to see the Dept recognising that too in this new certificate. It shows the whole education received through all the extras that go on in the school every day. We were delighted that Niamh, who is such a great role model for the girls, was able to present the awards. It made for a very special day for them and for the parents who attended to wupport their daughters.”
Well done to everyone!