St Louis High School is a post-primary school providing post-primary education to pupils (girls) from First Year to Leaving Certificate Year.

In accordance with the requirements of the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017, the Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary School 2017 and Tusla Guidance on the preparation of Child Safeguarding Statements, the Board of Management of St Louis High School has agreed the Child Safeguarding Statement set out in this document. Please click here for the Child Safeguarding Statement.

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Application and Decision Dates for admission to 1st Year for 2024/25 for St Louis High School, Rathmines

1. The school will commence accepting applications for admission on Monday 2nd October 2023
2. The school will cease accepting applications for admission on 4pm on Monday 23rd October 2023
3. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their application by 13th November 2023
4. Applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission by 4pm on Monday 27th November 2023

Failure by an applicant to accept an offer by the 27th November 2023 may result in the offer being withdrawn.

St Louis High School is delighted to be a partner school with DCU Anti-Bullying Centre (ABC) delivering the FUSE Anti-Bullying & Online Safety Programme to our students in 2nd and 3rd Year.

In line with FUSE recommendations, we support the UNESCO Whole Education Approach in tackling Bullying and Online Safety in our school, which is led by our students and where their voices are valued and heard. Together with the support of FUSE & active communication of our school Anti-Bullying Policy we are making a tangible difference in encouraging increased reporting resulting in decreased bullying.

The FUSE Programme has helped us learn how to:

  • Spot the signs of bullying both online and offline – RECOGNISE
  • Take personal responsibility safely – RESPOND
  • "Break the silence” – REPORT

Click Here to find out more about FUSE.

School News


Christmas Fair

  • 10th Dec 2023 1:10 pm
Christmas Fair is in full flight. Great to see so many here. Santa has arrived. Thank you for your support. Come down and join us. Fair runs until 3pm. Thank you. 

Baked Goods for Christmas Fair

  • 10th Dec 2023 10:30 am
Big call out for baked goods please. Drop down to  the school in advance of opening time at 12 noon. Thank you. 

Christmas Fair - final countdown

  • 9th Dec 2023 4:01 pm
Great work has been done in preparation for the Christmas Fair. Sincere thanks to all volunteers who have given so generously of their time to help us all get ready. 
 At this point, we are nearly there. All we need now is for bakers to bring goods in first thing in the morning and for you to come to the fair and support. We have sum-up machines, so we welcome cards as well as cash. 
Come enjoy the fair: wheel of fortune, festive stalls; hot food served; café; games; face painting; and of course SANTA. 
The raffle with its fabulous prizes is online. Click on this link. Please share with family and friends far and wide! 

See you hopefully tomorrow!! 



  • 9th Dec 2023 11:10 am

We are putting a big call out for home-baked goods - both sweet and savoury. School will be open from 9am tomorrow, Sunday 10th December, to receive any goods for our café and festive foods. Please support. Thankyou. 



  • 9th Dec 2023 11:00 am
St Louis High School Parent’s Council online raffle is now available at the following link. Get your tickets now. Great prizes.
Please share this link with friends and family please to support the school. If you know any past pupils, please share the link with them too. Thank you. 
Please support. Monies raised are going towards the refurbishment of the school stage. 


  • 8th Dec 2023 2:40 pm

A big thank you to businesses in Dublin 6; 6W; 4 and beyond that have supported the school. Please see the attached PDF for a list of all that contributed. Any later donations will be acknowlegded on the day and added to the list. Thank you. 



  • 8th Dec 2023 2:35 pm

Don't forget to bring in some home bakes on Sunday morning for the Christmas Fair. Thank you for your support.  



  • 8th Dec 2023 2:30 pm
St Louis High School Parent’s Council online raffle is now available at the following link. Get your tickets now. 
Please support.
Wonderful prizes.

A big thank you

  • 8th Dec 2023 9:10 am

Sincere thanks to all the businesses, the list keeps growing - across Dublin 6, 6W and beyond who are supporting this year's @stlouishigh Christmas Fair. This is taking place on Sunday 10th Dec 12- 3pm. All welcome.  Míle buíochas. 


Stephen An Nails & Spa


Bijou Bistro Iconic Skin,

Laser & Beauty



Anastasia Boutique

Blooming Amazing

Brother Hubbard,

Yves Burke’s Pharmacy

Butlers Chocolate Café (Ranelagh & Rathmines)

Company of Books,

The Devlin Hotel,

The Dublin Lettings Company

Expert Hardware

GMale Barbers

Hillary Hair & Beauty Salon

Host Restaurant

HSS Credit Union

Joy’s Flowers

Kinara Kitchen

Leech Pharmacy

Meagher’s Pharmacy

Project Black Coffee Shop

Quillsen Estate Agents

Seagreen Boutique

Smurf Tech Electronics


Tribeca Restaurant

Urban Health Café

Village Barber,

The Village Butcher,

Yoga Dublin 


Best of Italy Italian Food Shop

Greenbeards Juice,

Smoothies & Shots

Interiors Atelier

Morton’s Grocery Store

Nobó Treathouse,

The No. 38 -

Pre-loved Designer Fashion

Peperina Garden Bistro


Brown Pig Butcher,

The Eaton 6W Restaurant

Lotts & Co Grocery

Neville Russell Hair & Beauty

South William Clinic & Spa

Terenure Office Supplies

Glitter Nails


Alan Hanna Books

Bow & Pearl Boutique

Butlers Chocolate Café (Ranelagh & Rathmines)

Cygnet Children’s Shoe & Clothing Store

Dubray Books

Dunnes Stores

Expert Hardware

Gallagher TV


The - Health Food Store

Life Pharmacy

l’Ombré Hair & Beauty Salon

Lloyds Pharmacy

Lotties Restaurant

Mairéad O’Leary Opticians

Murphy’s Pub

Peter Mark Hair Salon


Swan Leisure

Stratford Tennis Club

250 Square Speciality Coffee (Ranelagh, Rathmines, Terenure)

Vanilla Sustainable Hair Salon

Voici Creperie & Wine Bar


Connolly’s Fish Shop

Fothergills Café Deli

Fresh & Wild Grocery Store

Lawlor’s Butchers

Kuts & Kurls Salon

O’Brien’s Wine Beer Spirits

Roche’s Pharmacy


Hard Rock Cafe

TGI Fridays


Marian Gale Boutique

O’Reilly Hyland Tierney & Associates Construction & Property Consultants

Railway Union Sports Club



Ireland’s Blue Book


Monasterevin Canal Houseboat

The Educational Company of Ireland



Unique Publications

Wriggle Learning 


Christmas Fair - 3 days to go

  • 7th Dec 2023 4:30 pm

3 days to go to our Christmas Fair. Thank you to all who have donated so far. It will be a wonderful fair and we look forward to the school community coming together. Any final donations would be welcome tomorrow morning please. We are calling on bakers to get the aprons on and bake beautiful cakes, buns, cookies etc for the café. 

Don't forget the raffle - great prizes. 


All monies going towards the refurbishment of the school stage. 


St Louis High School - CHRISTMAS FAIR - 4 days to go

  • 7th Dec 2023 4:00 pm

Sincere thanks to all who have donated so far to the Christmas Fair. Local businesses have been very supportive for which we are most grateful. See the attached document that lists businesses that have so far provided vouchers, gifts, monetary donations and prizes for the fair. We thank them most sincerely and hope that our school community will support their businesses as well. Thank you for all the support to date. 


TY Geography Trip to Howth

  • 7th Dec 2023 3:40 pm

A reminder that class 4O will attend a Geography trip to Howth tomorrow, Friday, 8th December. Students are to meet Ms McNamee and Ms Forde at Connolly Station at 8.45am sharp. Please bring a packed lunch, leap card and a pen. All students to wear school tracksuit and school jacket.


Parents' Council SLHS - ONLINE RAFFLE - Great prizes - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

  • 7th Dec 2023 12:05 pm
St Louis High School Parent’s Council online raffle is now available at the following link. Get your tickets now. 
QR code is attached too.
Please support.
Wonderful prizes.
  • Day and night away on a 5-star house boat for 4 people
  • Dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 with thanks to Ireland’s Blue Book in Butler House, Co. Kilkenny
  • 150 euro voucher for Meagher’s Pharmacy
  • 100 euro voucher for the Hard Rock Cafe
  • 100 euro voucher for TGI Fridays
  • 100 euro voucher for the South William Clinic & Spa
  • 70 euro voucher for Brother Hubbard
If you are not in, you can’t win. 
Please support. All monies raised from the raffle and Christmas Fair will go towards the refurbishment of the school stage. Thank you.

Changes to Bus Routes

  • 6th Dec 2023 5:10 pm

Parents and school management met with Ivana Bacik (TD) who listened to concerns about changed bus routes to Rathmines. Whilst the S2/S4 are proving positive for some, the Crumlin/Drimnagh/Walkinstown/Ballyfermot areas are badly affected. Please highlight issues with local TDs and Councillors. Thank you. 



  • 5th Dec 2023 5:20 pm

Please get baking (or get your kids baking) for our Bake Stall at the forthcoming Christmas Fair. 


Drop off your home bakes at the school from 9am onwards on Sunday morning, December 10th. 

Keep the donations coming into school over the next few days. Thank you for your support to date. 


DCU Anti-bullying centre information

  • 5th Dec 2023 4:31 pm

Dear Parent / Guardian

We have been requested by the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre to share the below information with you.

Vodafone Ireland Foundation has partnered with DCU Anti-Bullying Centre and Childline by ISPCC to develop and launch Tozi - a new app aimed at creating a safer, more positive online space for young people.

The app is free and available to download on mobile phones in Ireland -   iOS  and  Android  .  

Tozi aims to educate, empower and support young people with the tools and advice they need to have a more positive online experience delivered through engaging features within the app.

DCU -Antibullying Centre 

Trade Fair

  • 5th Dec 2023 4:28 pm

Congratulations to all TY, 1st and 2nd-year students who participated in the Trade Fair today. It was wonderful to see the entrepreneurial talent in St. Louis High School. Sincerest thanks to Ms Lanigan for her immense work in organising the event. Thanks also to the TY business teachers, Ms Healy and Mr Sheahan. 



  • 4th Dec 2023 5:30 pm


At the Christmas Fair, we will have a café. Delicious home baked goods will make all the difference and we hope that the bakers within our school community will deliver delicious wares. Please let the parents council know at parentcouncil@stlouishighschool.ie know if you are in a position to bake goods for the Fair and then deliver them on Sunday morning to the school. Sincere thanks for your help and support.  



  • 4th Dec 2023 5:20 pm

With only 6 days to go, we are putting out our final call outs in search of more donations and contributions to the Christmas Fair. The Parents' Council have been working very hard to get as much support as possible. We ask that each student in school brings in at least one item for the fair:

1st Yrs - selection box, colouring book and pens

2nd Yrs - festive wear

3rd Yrs - stationery

4th Yrs - skincare products

5th Yrs - candles

6th Yrs - boxes of chocolates.

These will be collected at the front door first thing in the morning. 

Monies raised will go towards refurbishing the school stage. We are looking for as much support as possible. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. 



  • 30th Nov 2023 2:43 pm

We have just been informed that the FOOD VILLAGE, after careful consideration, find themselves in the unfortunate position of having to suspend their service for the morning break in school on Fridays only. This change will take effect from Monday 4th of December.

Food village remains committed to providing a full break and lunch service without any disruptions on Mon-Thursday. Thank you. 




Christmas Fair

  • 30th Nov 2023 1:50 pm
The Countdown is on to the Xmas Fair and Santa is looking for Helpers....
We are looking for Warm Food for our Cafe and Home Bakes for our Festive Bake Stall.    Also, If you are a Restauranteur, Café Owner or Baker and would like to set up a Stall we would love to have you involved.   Please contact the parents council at parentcouncil@stlouishighschool.ie.
If you could let us know as to what you can provide, that would be wonderful. All help welcomed. Thankyou. SLHS Parents' Council. 


  • 29th Nov 2023 2:51 pm

Congratulations to our victorious basketball u/19 team who today won the east Region Division C final today. They played against Portmarnock CC and the final score was 41-35. The players played their hearts out and it was a well-deserved win. There was a fantastic welcome home for the team and Coach G and Ms O'Reilly. They now move on to the next phase of the competition having reached the final 16 in Ireland. This is a fantastic achievement. Thank you to the supporters who lifted the roof with their encouraging chants. Louis the Lion was in splendiforous form, even scoring a few baskets!! Well done again to one and all. UT SINT UNUM.  


Christmas Fair donations

  • 28th Nov 2023 4:20 pm

We are still collecting donations for the Christmas Fair at the start of the day. All year groups have been asked to bring in at least one item for the Christmas Fair. Thank you to all those who have already brought in items. Please bring in the following as soon as possible. Every donation will make a difference. Monies raised from the Fair will go towards the refurbishment of our school stage. We need your support. Thank you. 


1st Yrs - Santa's Present - Christmas Selection Box; Colouring book and pens - all wrapped

2nd Yrs - Festive holiday wear - eg Christmas earrings; socks, scarves, hats; etc.

3rd Yrs Stationery items eg notebooks; pens/pencils/ laptop stickers; badges

TYs:  Skincare & Beauty products eg masks; cleansers; moisturisers; nail polish

5th Yrs: Candles

6th Yrs : boxes of sweets eg tubs of Quality Street; Roses; Celebrations etc. 


Other donations are welcome. We will need plenty of homebaked goods nearer the time, so we ask you to help as well in this regard. Many thanks. 


School Updates

  • 26th Nov 2023 9:24 am
  • We congratulate our students on completing their exams last week. School timetable returns to normal, with assemblies for all year groups being held at 8.20am on their assigned assembly day. Classes commence at 8.30am. 
  • Well done to TYs who enjoyed a busy schedule of trips last week. 
  • There will be a late start for students on Thursday 30th Nov. Class will commence at 9.28am. This is to facilitate planning. 
  • Please note that some changes have happened to some bus routes (especially bus route 18) as in from the 26th Nov. Check out new routes S2 & S4. https://www.transportforireland.ie/news/eight-new-bus-routes-launch-as-part-of-phase-5b-of-busconnects-dublin/
  • We resume collecting items for the Christmas Fair on Monday. Please bring in items. Thank you to those who have already donated. The Parents’ Council and students will be here to accept donations every morning. Thank you to the Parents’ Council and Darina Halpenny for all their work in this regard. Please keep donations coming. 
  • The events of last Thursday in Dublin city centre have led to much upset and distress nationwide. Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, families, and school community of Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire. St Louis High School is a community that celebrates and welcomes diversity - one of our greatest strengths. The school motto of Ut Sint Unum, (that we may be one) is one that we value dearly and we look forward to seeing all our students back in school tomorrow for the final weeks of term in the run up to Christmas. 
  • These coming weeks will be extremely busy with teaching and learning continuing, an Arts festival, Christmas Fair; celebrating Advent; parent-guardian/teacher meetings for 1st & 5th yrs; preparation for the Christmas Variety Show; Christmas ceremonies and assemblies; Carol singing;  end-of-term reports;  trip to Germany and charity fundraising. We look forward to the school community coming together in a spirit of togetherness, support and positivity over the coming weeks.  
  • Student attendance and punctuality are extremely important. Much learning will be achieved over the next four weeks. Please avoid scheduling appointments during school time, where possible, for students. We would appreciate cooperation in this regard.  Any absences/lates should be noted on the school app for the attention of year heads. 
  • We ask all to be patient, kind and look after each other. 
  • Thank you. 

Changes to Bus Route 18

  • 24th Nov 2023 12:20 pm

Please check out the changes to bus routes at the links below. If you think your child will be impacted by changes due these bus route changes, then please let us know in school at stlouishs.rathmines@gmail.com. Please make representation to your local representatives in this regard. An email will be sent with a sample letter which might be of help in any representations. The more representation made, the better for the campaign. Thank you.  





Route S2 will connect Heuston Station with St. James's Hospital, Rathmines, the RDS, Sandymount and Poolbeg.

Route S4 will connect Liffey Valley Shopping Centre with Ballyfermot, Crumlin Hospital, Terenure to UCD. 



Changes to the 18 Bus Route

  • 23rd Nov 2023 12:31 pm

As you may be aware, Transport Ireland has been changing bus routes over the past while. This week, the 18 bus route has now been changed and this is impacting students travelling to and from school. Whilst the school put in a comprehensive submission to Transport Ireland during the consultation stage requesting that this bus route should not be changed, the change has still gone ahead.

If this is affecting your child's journey to school, we would ask that you contact your local TD representative or councillor to raise your concerns and to seek action as soon as possible. We would appreciate if you could let us know if your child has been affected by this change to the 18 bus route. This will give the school further evidence of the negative impact this move will have on the school travel arrangements for some of our students.



The Soroptimist Ireland Girls' Public Speaking competition - congratulations to Lucie Walsh

  • 18th Nov 2023 7:30 pm
The Soroptimist Ireland Girls’ Public Speaking Competition has been running for over 40 years and is the result of North-South Soroptimist co-operation when Mildred O’Brien SI Bray (President SI ROI) and Marie Brownlee (President SI Northern Ireland) decided that there should be a competition to encourage girls to speak in public.

The Competition is a three-stage event with local, regional competitions leading to a national final. A selection of topics is circulated to schools and each competitor can choose. A 6-minute speech is presented at the competition on the topic of choice and adjudicated by a panel of 3 judges. 

The competition encourages girls to develop the skills to speak effectively and articulately with clarity and conviction. This enables them to improve their self-confidence and personality which in turn will enhance their career opportunities.

Today, in the Mansion House, Lucie Walsh (TY) represented St Louis High School. Lucie put in a very impressive performance and now, along with one other is progressing to the regional finals in January. Congratulations to Lucie and wishing her every success at the next stage of the competition. Thank you to Ms Capper for encouraging, guiding and supporting. 



Thank you to HSS Credit Union -Ranelagh

  • 14th Nov 2023 7:02 pm
Sincere thanks to HSS Credit Union in Ranelagh for its support of our forthcoming Christmas Fair. We very much value and appreciate support from the local business community. Míle buíochas. 

REMINDER to bring in items for St Louis High School's Christmas Fair

  • 14th Nov 2023 9:10 am

We are collecting donations for the Christmas Fair at the start of the day. All year groups have been asked to bring in at least one item for the Christmas Fair. Thank you to all those who have already brought in items. 


1st Yrs - Santa's Present - Christmas Selection Box; Colouring book and pens - all wrapped

2nd Yrs - Festive holiday wear - eg Christmas earrings; socks, scarves, hats; etc.

3rd Yrs Stationery items eg notebooks; pens/pencils/ laptop stickers; badges

TYs:  Skincare & Beauty products eg masks; cleansers; moisturisers; nail polish

5th Yrs: Candles

6th Yrs : boxes of sweets eg tubs of Quality Street; Roses; Celebrations etc. 

Other general items can also be dropped off to the school:  books; bottles; bric-a-brac; festive food (nearer the date); decorations; etc. 


We really appreciate your support. All funds raised are going towards the refurbishment of the school stage. 


Junk Kouture

  • 6th Nov 2023 12:40 pm

The TY Junk Kouture class are busy working on their entries for this year's competition. They would really appreciate the support of the entire school community in sourcing Ikea blue bags and plastic bottles (clear and blue) as their supplies are limited. Please check at home and bring in what you can to support this fantastic project. 

Many thanks,

Ms Howard and the TY Junk Kouture class. 


Harvest display

  • 16th Oct 2023 1:59 pm
We are very grateful to Ms Donnelly who created a beautiful harvest table which is now on display in the foyer. 


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