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

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

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

 

St Louis Whole School Evaluation Management, Leadership and Learning January 2019.

We are delighted to share with you our recent Inspection Report which went live today on Education.ie

 

 

 

St Louis Inspection Report January 2019

Le Chéile Conference February 7/8 2019

The Le Chéile Schools Trust now comprises the schools of fourteen religious congregations. The aim of the Trust is to carry on the legal, financial and inspirational role of trusteeship that has, up to now, been done by individual congregations. It carries out the legal and inspirational role of trusteeship . This is a significant development in Irish education as the Catholic Church and the individual religious congregations renew and reformulate their commitment to Irish education.

The main object of Le Chéile is the development of a vision of Catholic education and overseeing its implementation in the Schools, encouraging preservation of key aspects of the evangelical heritage of their founding Congregation and to facilitate the opening of new schools if and where the need arises and resources permit.

In the case of non-denominational schools, the aim is to promote the integration of human and spiritual values that permit Catholic values to develop.

The Congregations are currently responsible for 53 voluntary secondary schools and are trustees in 8 Community Schools.

This week the tenth annual Conference takes place in Athlone. The Principal, Deputy Principal and two Fifth Year students, Ugochi Enyoazu and Orlaith Harrison will attend on behalf of St Louis, Dundalk.

Click on the linkbelow to read the most recent Newsletter of Le Chéile Trust, and to check out the website.

Le Chéile Autumn Update 2018 V8

https://lecheiletrust.ie/

Safer Internet Day – February 5th 2019.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.

The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5th. Over 100,000 young people across Ireland joined the celebrations last year. This year St Louis will host a lunchtime event to mark the day. There will be an Internet Safety Quiz at lunchtime today February 5th @12:50pm in Room 45.

 

Check out the link below for information on staying safe online. There are sections for both parents and children.

 

First Year Entrance Assessment February 9 2019

As agreed by all schools in Dundalk, the Assessment Day for incoming First Years will take place on February 9th 2019. Details of your daughter’s time will be given to you.

Below you will find both the PowerPoint Presentation given to parents of incoming First Years, and a cover letter from the Principal which was sent to you at the end of November.

We look forward to meeting your daughters again next week.

 

Cover letter for 1st yr parents Sept 2019

First Year Induction Nov 13th 2018

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