De La Salle College Waterford

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The Addams Family

De La Salle College Musical Society celebrate their 40th anniversary with an exciting production of the hilarious comedy ‘The Addams Family’. DLS MS under the wise guidance of Fr Sean Melody and Brendan Drohan, gave their first production Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat in 1979. Thirty nine shows later and having given a stage opportunity to thousands of young people, a completely new cast will ensure a great tradition continues when they perform The Addams Family.

The Adams Family will run in the DLS College Hall on Wednesday October 17th. It promises to be a brilliant show and perfect for this time of year! Young people will not only be familiar with it they will also thoroughly enjoy it.


The Addams Familly are not just a strange lot, they are very different. When girl from strange family meets boy from normal family and the two fall in love there are hilarious consequences with everything pointing to complete disaster!! Gomez Addams played by Jack Mcgrath is a charismatic family man of Spanish decent who loves nothing more than to tango with his wife. Morticia is the beautiful matriarch of the family who knows her husband and daughter are keeping secrets from her and will stop at nothing to find out the truth. Morticia is played by Dirin Brett Lennon. Wednesday, the daughter of Gomez and Morticia is played by Niamh Fennessy. While she loves to torture her brother, she has now fallen in love and pleads with her family to ‘act normal’ for just one night so she can have her boyfriend and his family over to dinner. The show has a very talented young cast who are sure to entertain you whether you are 7 or 107!! Don’t miss it.


Production is under the direction of Vicki Graham, Choreography is by Jennifer White, Music Director is Fearghal O Connor and the Co-ordinators are Laura Caulfield and Br Ben.


There are 3 matinee performances, two for primary schools (Tuesday 16 and Friday 19) these are sold out. The third matinee is for TY Students on Wednedsay 17 and is selling very well. All matinees are at 10.30am. The perfomance on Wedneseay night is for First year Students and families. 

There are performances on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th & Saturday 20th. 

Tickets €15 and €12 can be purchased from DLS Office 875294 and Golden Discs City Square 853853.

Mission Statement

“De La Salle College, Waterford, is an all-boys Catholic school. It is a learning community where all students are valued and educated in preparation for a meaningful life”. 


The purpose of this College is to give a human and Christian education to the young. Inspired by the vision of St. John Baptist De La Salle, the Lasallian school prepares young people to take a mature and productive place in society, and the church as free and responsible citizens.

 

Ethos

De La Salle College, Waterford was founded in 1892 by the De La Salle Brothers and serves as a Catholic school for boys. The aim of De La Salle College is to develop an atmosphere of friendliness, discipline and co-operation where everyone can experience respect, encouragement and support. While every school is a community in which adults and young people live and work together, the Lasallian school is inspired by the vision of St. John Baptist De La Salle, that Gospel values must permeate the life of a Christian school in such a way that students internalise those values and reflect then in their behaviour. 


All who work in the College constantly strive to make De La Salle College a welcoming institution. Our behaviour management strategies and pastoral care structures are built on the principles of justice and fairness. We endeavour to fulfill our mission in partnership with parents/guardians, staff, students, trustees and the community.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students,


I feel very privileged to be the Principal of De La Salle College, which is under the trusteeship of Le Cheile in the La Sallian tradition – a school which has such a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and extra-curricular activities. I am particularly proud to lead a committed staff who take pride in their professionalism and in their students. A large part of the school’s success has been the strong partnership that exists between the school, parents/guardians and the local community.


De La Salle College is an inclusive Catholic school that welcomes students of all faith traditions and of no faith tradition, students of all abilities, those who are academically gifted and those with talents in other areas. 

When you become a De La Salle student you join a community that includes De La Salle Brothers, teachers, SNAs and auxiliary staff who really care about you – your academic and personal success, your intellectual and spiritual growth and your potential to make a positive difference in the world. Through our commitment, opportunities are provided for our students to enhance their self-esteem, develop leadership, a sense of responsibility, respect for authority and a spirit of loyalty.


The College strives to support and develop initiative, self-confidence and the ability to work independently. Excellence in the academic, cultural, musical and sporting areas is encouraged, recognised and celebrated. In the La Sallian tradition, guided by our founder Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, the student is at the centre of all that we do. With this in mind there is a strong pastoral care programme in place. Our pastoral care system supports student development by creating an environment in harmony with the vision and Catholic values of the College, enthusiastically pursuing excellence within each student’s capabilities, establishing and maintaining quality relationships and providing leadership opportunities at all levels.


Students are encouraged to constantly seek and speak the truth and to strive for justice in our world. These values are very important for our boys and it is hoped that where boys learn in an environment that respects and accepts these values they will shape their lives according to these values. Close and valuable relationships are established within the school to help students develop qualities that are important both at school and later in life – qualities such as enthusiasm, commitment, independence, competence, loyalty, cooperation and collaboration.


My wish for all our students is that they will all reach their potential by using their many talents and skills and that they will look back on their school days in De La Salle College with fond memories. I would like to thank the parents/guardians for your continued support. Your son begins his life here in 


De La Salle College as a boy and it is our hope that he will finish his days at the College as a rounded young man who will have a passion for life, a commitment to excellence, a focus on service, a sense of community and an appreciation of God’s love.


It is our privilege here in De La Salle College to share with you the great task of educating your son to be a valuable member of the Community.


Faithfully,


Margaret Betts, Principal