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.

 

 

Student Council News

The Student Council has had a busy term thus far.

In September they played a vital role at our Open Day. Both Isobel our Head Girl and Jolene our Deputy Head Girl spoke to parents and students about life as a Louis Girl, while the rest of the team acted as guides for our visitors, answering questions about the everyday life of a Louis Girl.

 

 

In October the leaders of our student body along with their mentor Ms P Kelly for a St Louis Schools Network leadership workshop where they met with other Louis Schools and engaged in leadership training. A great day was had by all and many new skills were developed.

The day was called “Team Building,Leadership and Ethos”. The students from many different Louis Schools learned and developed skills in working together in order to make a difference in their respective schools in the year ahead. Each school had their story and needs honoured and our girls benefitted through sharing with and learning from other schools. Sr.Finola Cunnane, who has many links with our school, was the coordinator.

 

TY student Caoimhe Nic Chormaic headed to Dublin in her final act as a member of Louth’s Comhairle na nÓg where she met Minister Katherine Zappone at the launch of a national report on young people’s opinions on how to improve what happens in the classroom. It’s called “So, how was school today?” Well done to Caoimhe!

 

In November the student council decided to get on board with Team Hope’s annual Christmas shoebox appeal. They decided that it would be a great project to organise within the school to help give to the less fortunate this Christmas.
To get the idea up and running they placed a cardboard box in each classroom and encouraged students to donate anything they could to help the council fill as many shoe boxes as possible.
Students were asked to bring in small items under the 4W guidelines which are: write, wash, wear and wow. The items that fall under these guidelines are pens, pencils, copy books, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a hat, gloves and a small treat such as sweets or a cuddly toy.
After a couple of weeks the boxes which were placed in each room were full to the brim. Our students were so generous and thanks to them the girls were able to make up and donate lots of shoe boxes. The council also held  a cake sale to donate cash along with the boxes. This really showed the true generosity of St.Louis students and allowed the school community to offer the gift of giving this Christmas.

The girls are also spreading a positive message about being inclusive and caring of each other – check out the hidden messages on the stairs in the school and on the wall on the Council noticeboard and elsewhere.

We look forward to seeing what the girls will do next.