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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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Sponsorship Opportunity

  • 27th Nov 2020 6:00 pm
The school are seeking suitable sponsors for inclusion in our School App. We are hoping the funds raised will help to cover the annual costs associated with the schools digital communications, administration and app system. The number of sponsors will be limited to 6 and will be allocated on a first come basis. Unique Schools are included here as a sample sponsor. We understand how challenging the current economic environment is and we are extremely grateful for all of the support we receive from parents and local businesses. Inclusion as a sponsor will give recognition and brand awareness to businesses in our community. If you are interested please take a look at the attached video: https://vimeo.com/467646967 All enquiries to james@uniqueschools.ie Many thanks
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Upcoming TY Events

  • 27th Nov 2020 12:03 pm
Friday 4th December 11.00-12.20pm Code Plus Panel Discussion All students will participate in an online talk about women in the tech industry on Friday 4th from 11am to 12.20pm in their base classes. Work Experience Forms Work experience forms will be given out during assemblies this week. It will run in two one-week blocks February 1st to 5th and February 8th to 12th. All details will be contained in the packs given to the students. All help with securing placements during these weeks would greatly benefit the students as work experience is a very important element of the Transition Year Programme.
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BUS CONNECTS - 3rd round of consultation

  • 25th Nov 2020 4:50 pm
The third round of public consultation on the 16 core bus corridors has been launched. The Core Bus Corridor Projects will see the roll-out of 230km of continuous bus priority and 200km of cycle routes. The public consultation focuses on the updated Preferred Route Options of all sixteen corridors. Over recent months the NTA has been making refinements along each corridor to take into account feedback received by the public in addition to further technical design work and urban realm improvements along each route. Here is the link to the website: https://busconnects.ie/initiatives/core-bus-corridor/ Click on the corridor name to view the Preferred Route Option brochures, detailing each corridor, together with a number of draft technical supporting reports. If you have any concerns in relation to corridors which could affect your daughter's journey to school, please submit your concerns to the Bus Connects consultation process. I would also appreciate it if you could share your concerns with me at cmcdonough@stlouishighschool.ie. Please share your concerns with the school by Dec 4th in order that a submission can also be prepared on behalf of all concerns raised by the school. Consultation on the proposals runs until Wednesday, 16th December and information on making a submission can be found on the website. Due to current COVID-19 public health restrictions, they have created virtual consultation rooms for each Core Bus Corridor which allows for review and feedback. It is important to voice your concerns at this stage. Some of our previous concerns have been taken on board, so it is definitely worth voicing them. Many thanks, C McDonough
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Upcoming TY Events

  • 20th Nov 2020 9:17 am
Life Skills AWARE Life Skills   4u and 4i will conclude their Life Skills course with the final session on Tuesday 24th November.   4i 8.40-10.00 in R44 4u 11.00-12.20 in R41 National Maternity Hospital Mini-Med Day Eight students will participate in the National Maternity Hospital Mini-Med Day on Monday 23rd November 8.40am-1pm. Students will be told at their assemblies this week if they will be participating. The seminar will include presentations from consultants in several specialties, junior doctors and medical students. There will also be a question-and-answer session. Code Plus Trinity College Well done to all students who applied to participate in the Trinity College Code Plus block week which will run from Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th December. This week will introduce the students to computer programming, computer science as well as information on potential future study in this area. This list of successful applicants will be announced during the weekly assembly. Susan Adams Plastic Action Workshops Following on from the interactive workshops on Friday 13th November, each base class will spend time in their classes next week putting their ideas for their projects into action. It is important that this is student led with the girls individually being prepared for the week with ideas, suggestions and plans for how the project could work and then working collectively next week.
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Supporting businesses associated with St Louis High School - local and national.

  • 12th Nov 2020 11:40 am
As we know, we are all experiencing challenging times. We have to think positive and hold onto the belief that a vaccine will become available in order to control the spread of Covid-19 virus. The restrictions we are experiencing at the moment impact on us all. Many businesses, in particular, are feeling these pressures acutely at the moment. In St Louis High School we are very aware of these issues and would like to help. If you run a business, we would like to invite you to submit your business details to us, where upon, we will create a database of businesses associated with our school community. We will share this database with the whole school community. We would urge all members of the school community to support local and Irish businesses at this time, as far as possible and to support businesses associated with of the school community. Our TY business classes and 5th Yr LCVP classes are going to co-ordinate the lists and promote the businesses as best they can. We have set up a specific email address for you to send the details to: businesssupport@stlouishighschool.ie. Please include the following information: Company Name: Logo; Description of the business and the service provided; Contact details - phone, email and address; Website details; Social Media links; Contact name; If you run a business or work in a business that would like to share its details with the school community, please email the details to businesssupport@stlouishighschool.ie. In the spirit of our school motto, UT SINT UNUM, (that we may be one), let's all support one another. Buy local and support Irish businesses as far as possible. Many thanks, C McDonough
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Taking care of our well-being and resilience

  • 31st Oct 2020 12:01 pm
It is important that we all take care of our own wellbeing and resilience in order that we can support one another. The trends are looking more positive and optimistic now in Ireland, so let’s keep up this great effort to reduce the numbers, protect ourselves and our loved ones. Observing social distancing, masking up, sanitising and sticking to the HSE guidelines on travel, and limiting family visits, staying at home if we are feeling unwell etc. will make a difference. It is difficult, we know, but the more we invest in this approach, the sooner we will all successfully emerge from this. Beir bua.
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4O Trip Postponed

  • 20th Oct 2020 9:17 am
The scheduled trip to Surfdock on Thursday 22nd October has been postponed. It will be rescheduled and will go ahead later in the year. R Mc Ardle
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TY Events Week Beginning 19th October

  • 16th Oct 2020 8:04 am
YSI 40 Friday 16th 11.00-12.20 4O will develop the idea for their research project by participating in a road mapping workshop with Yvonne Campbell from Young Social Innovators. AWARE Life Skills   4L and 4O will complete their four-week Life Skills course with Kevin Mc Manamon on Tuesday 20th  October.  4L 8.40-10.00 in R39  4O 11.00-12.20 in R40  (Note change of times) Surfdock  4u- Tuesday 20th October  4O-Thursday 22nd October  Please ensure that you have completed the digital waiver to allow your daughter to participate in the watersports fieldtrip.    https://surfdock.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=PYQJ-300920    Location: Surfdock Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4  Time: 10.00am-2.00pm  Students will meet at Surfdock at 10.00am and then make their own way home when the session ends at 1.30/2.00pm  What to bring:  Own clothes can be worn  Old runners Swimwear for under the wetsuits  Lunch, snacks and water  Leapcard for public transport  Large towel/robe for changing  Information:  Wetsuits will be provided by Surfdock and are sanitised after each use.   A large towel/robe is recommended for changing as the changing rooms are currently closed due to Covid-19.  
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4O Philosophy Tuesday 13th October

  • 12th Oct 2020 1:56 pm
4O will take a trip to Bushy Park tomorrow, Tuesday 13th October, 1.00-3.40. They will put their current topic “Aristotle’s Theory of Happiness” into practice by taking time to go to Bushy Park. They should bring a treat to eat, a book to read, music to listen to or all the above! The class will leave school at 1.00, walk to Bushy Park and then make their own way home at the end of the school day.
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TY Events Week Beginning 12th October

  • 9th Oct 2020 7:49 am
Surfdock 4i- Tuesday 13th October 4L Friday 16th October Please ensure that you have completed the digital waiver to allow your daughter to participate in the watersports fieldtrip.  https://surfdock.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=PYQJ-300920 Location: Surfdock Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin 4 Time: 10.00am-2.00pm Students will meet at Surfdock at 10.00am and then make their own way home when the session ends at 1.30/2.00pm What to bring: Own clothes can be worn Swimwear for under the wetsuits Lunch, snacks and water Leapcard for public transport Large towel/robe for changing Information: Wetsuits will be provided by Surfdock and are sanitised after each use. A large towel/robe is recommended for changing as the changing rooms are currently closed due to Covid-19. Play Livestreamed into the Classroom Thursday 15th October All students will watch the livestream of the play “Eclipsed” on Thursday 15th October from 1.30-3.30 in class as part of their English course. Location: base classrooms AWARE Life Skills 4L and 4O will continue their four-week Life Skills course with Kevin Mc Manamon on Tuesday 13th October. 4L 11.00-12.20 in R40 4O 8.40-10.00 in R39 TY Interact Club Monday 12th Oct 10.20-11.40 R26 Thank you to everyone that applied to become a member of the TY Interact Club. There was a huge response and it was evident a lot of time and effort went into each application. The first meeting of the club will take place on Monday 12th October with Mary O’Rafferty in R38 10.20-11.40. Congratulations and the very best of luck to the new committee in all your endeavors in the year ahead. R Mc Ardle
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6th Year - Hope is a wonderful thing

  • 7th Oct 2020 5:23 pm
Both Ms Thornton and I visited our wonderful 6th Year cohort today. We fully appreciate that they have a lot to contend with at the moment - a pandemic and the Leaving Certificate. As a year group, they have shown immense maturity, courage, diligence and patience since they have returned to school. We would like to offer our praise and we are extremely proud of them as a year group. We wish them well, encourage them to do their best at all times, aim high and to hold onto their dreams. As you know, we are, as a nation, concerned about the rising Covid-19 related cases. This is especially so in Dublin and in the Rathmines area. Health and safety and keeping the school open are our main priorities at the moment. In light of this, we are unfortunately, not in a position to provide supervised study for 6th Years at this point. We are also not letting 6th Years go down to Rathmines for lunch at this juncture. We will review these decisions over the midterm break and if the situation improves, we would like to reinstate the 6th Year lunchtime privilege, but only when it is safe to do so. The girls, whilst disappointed, were receptive and respectful of these decisions. The Board of Management was consulted in the process. The health and safety of all members of our school community are our primary concerns at the moment and keeping the school open. We hope you can appreciate these temporary decisions in light of the current Covid situation. Thank you. Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured, and something that will refresh us in return. And it can be found in each of us, and it can bring light into the darkest of places. NEVER LOSE HOPE!
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Young Social Innovator Workshops

  • 7th Oct 2020 1:58 pm
Thursday 8th Oct 4i 1.40-3.00. Friday 9th Oct 4o 11.00-12.20. Monday 12th Oct 4u 2.20-3.00. Tuesday 13th Oct 4L 8.40-10.00 Monday 19th Oct 4u 2.20-3.00 (second session) All workshops will be in your base classrooms. Ms Mc Ardle
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CHANGE OF DATE 40 Geography Field Trip Thursday 8th October

  • 7th Oct 2020 10:59 am
Due to the weather forecast for later in the week, 4o will now go on their geography fieldtrip to Howth tomorrow, Thursday 8th October. The group will meet at 8.45 in Connolly Station and travel on the DART to Howth. After the fieldtrip the will get the DART from Howth Station to Connolly Station and then make their own way home. Civvies can be worn, no uniform required. Bring a packed lunch and Leap card for the DART. R Mc Ardle
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Upcoming TY Events and Digital Waiver

  • 2nd Oct 2020 2:12 pm
AWARE Life Skills 4L and 4O will continue their four-week Life Skills course with Kevin Mc Manamon on Tuesday 6th October. 4L 11.00-12.20 in R40 4O 8.40-10.00 in R39 4O Geography Fieldtrip 4O will travel to Howth for a geography fieldtrip on Friday 9th October with Ms Mc Namee. The group will meet at 8.45 in Connolly Station and travel on the DART to Howth. After the fieldtrip the will get the DART from Howth Station to Connolly Station and then make their own way home. Civvies can be worn, no uniform required. Bring a packed lunch and Leap card for the DART. Surfdock Watersports Trip All TYs will have the opportunity to participate in a watersports activity day in their class groups. The first session will begin on October 13th with details to follow. The day will include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and wakeboarding. In order to participate, a digital waiver must be completed by the parent/guardian of each student. The waiver is sent directly to the company. Students will not be allowed to participate without the completed waiver. Link to digital waiver:  https://surfdock.checkfront.com/reserve/document/?template_id=9&id=PYQJ-300920 R Mc Ardle
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Interact Club Application

  • 1st Oct 2020 9:34 am
The deadline for applications for the Interact Club is Friday 2nd October at 10.20am. Applications should be placed in the box outside R34 (kitchen). What to include on your application form: Name Class Why I would like to be a member of the Interact Club. Ms Mc Ardle
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LC Calculated Grades process

  • 30th Sep 2020 5:50 pm
This is to advise you that the Minister for Education and Skills today issued a statement relating to the Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades Process. A copy of this statement can be found at the following link. https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-09-30.html The Department has put in place a helpline for students which is now open and will be operated up to Sunday 04 October. The helpline number is 01 8892199. Updated information has also being posted at www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate. An email address for queries is also available at LC2020@education.gov.ie. Regards, C McDonough Principal
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TY Events this Week (update)

  • 28th Sep 2020 10:28 am
Rotary Club Thursday 1st October All TY students will participate in a Rotary Club workshop with a view to establishing an Interact Club in transition year. After the workshops, students will have the opportunity to apply to be a member of the Interact committee. https://www.rotary.org/en 4L - 10.20 4O - 11.00 4U - 1.40 4i - 2.20 Rescheduled Young Social Innovator Workshops 4O - Friday 2nd October 4U - Monday 5th October 4L - Tuesday 6th October Each workshop will take place during Social Ed class.

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