On Wednesday 5th Dec, the Student Council held a cake sale in the Study Hall at break time. They also organised a raffle for students and staff. While the students were busy buying cakes at the sale, the teachers/staff held a coffee morning in the staffroom, offering donations. There was a great vibe in the air, lots of fun was had and all enjoyed delicious cakes and bakes.
All proceeds went to Solas, the local cancer support centre in Waterford. The event was a great success! €946.65 was raised and all enjoyed the event.
‘We, the Student council, would like to thank everyone who participated, contributed and helped out in any way. Within the school community, a special thank you to Ms. Harte and her students, Ms. Drohan and her students, to the ladies in the school dining hall, and to the parents who baked for us. We would not have raised anything near this amount without your generosity.
We would also like to thank the local bakeries and outlets who supported us, and , in particular, Supervalu, Kilbarry. We really appreciate the goodwill, the community spirit and the support shown to us, within the school and outside, in the local community.
De La Salle College Waterford is on its journey to becoming a Plastic Free School by 2020 with our new filtered Water Fountain.
We are proud to be doing our part for the environment, helping to turn the tide on the planets plastic crisis. We would like to remind all members of staff and students not to bring plastic bottles and cups onto the campus unless they are reusable.
If you don’t have a reusable bottle TY’s will be selling them all day Thursday & Friday in the canteen.
Join in on the plastic free movement and do your part for the environment.
Matthew Quinlan (2EN) has been selected as part of the 15-person Irish ‘Saints’ Ice Hockey team to represent Ireland in December at the EMFInternational Tournament Slovakia 2018. Matthew will compete in 6 games over three days against other countries. This selection is made up of players from Cork Wolfpack, Dublin Ducks and Kilkenny Storm Ice Hockey teams.
Matthew started playing inline and ice hockey with Kilkenny Storm in 2013 and has previously travelled with the ‘Saints’ to Boston, Toronto, Barcelona and Coventry. As you can imagine, training in Ireland is difficult without an ice-rink and so Matthew and his team mates have often travelled to Belfast for training. Thankfully, when the ‘pop-up’ ice rinks arrive across the country, training and games can take place on these, normally at 7am!
Cumann Haca Oighir na hEireann, or the Irish Ice Hockey Association (IIHA) was founded in 1996 and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation, Olympic Council of Ireland and Sport Ireland. In 2014, the IIHA decided to invest in a youth programme, the Irish ‘Saints’ which resulted in an exponential growth in skill levels within a very short timeframe. Some players have spent their transition year abroad in Poland and Canada playing hockey and attending school. Hopefully, Ireland will have an ice hockey team compete in the Winter Olympics in the future!
Sr Colleen met with 2nd year students on Friday December 7th as part of their Religious Programme.
Included in photo are Aidan Burke, Ben Hanlon, Sr Colleeen, Tommy Phelan and Jack De Courcey
TY 5 are holding the 1 st De La Salle College Runway Dash on Saturday morning.
This is a 3k fun run / dash which takes place on the Runway at Waterford Airport at 10am this Saturday.
We are hoping people will come out in Santa gear or wear anything Festive while doing the run.
The Rescue 117 Helicopter and Fire Brigades will all be there on the day to create a brilliant atmosphere.
This is being run to help support The Make a Wish Foundation.
We have created pages on social media, search DLS Santa Runway Dash on Facebook and Instagram and feel free to like and share our page.
If interested in taking part in this event you can sign up via Eventbrite. Cost is €10. Alternatively student’s can register on Friday morning with Karen at reception or simply turn up to the Airport on Saturday morning, registration starts at 9:00.
There will also be a raffle on the day with some great prizes. Raffle Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5.
TY5 Students will be in the Foyer at 11am tomorrow selling tickets and will also be calling to classes throughout the day.
Please support this very worthy cause.
Transition Year 5 students are in the process of organising the very first “De La Salle
College Santa Runway Dash”.
This a 3k fun run/dash which takes place on the Runway at Waterford Airport on
Saturday December 15th at 10am. We are hoping people will come out in Santa
gear or wear anything Festive.
This is a rare opportunity to run along our local Runway and all proceeds raised will
help support The Make a Wish Foundation.
The students have created pages on social media, search DLS Santa Runway Dash
on Facebook and Instagram and follow the link to Eventbrite to register. The cost is
€10, registrations will also be accepted on the morning of the event. Registrations
will be taken from 8:30am. There will be prizes for the best dressed.
Congratulations to the College U16A Basketball squad who defeated Patrician College Newbridge today in the semi final of the Midlands league 53pts to 38pts. It was a brilliant game of basketball well done to the squad and their coach Ms O Shea the final is on Tuesday in Portlaoise.
Well done to DLS 1st yr soccer team who had a great win against Ard scoil na Mara Tramore yesterday. They won 3-0 to leave them group winners. Looking forward now to knockout stage.
Congratulations to all involved
Waterford Institute of Technology/BSTAI Junior Certificate Awards 2018 Students from De La Salle College, Waterford who were presented with the WIT/BSTAI Junior Certificate Awards, for achieving and ‘A’ grade in their Junior Certificate Honours Business Studies.
From Left standing Dr Derek O’Byrne, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar WIT. Alexander Stotskyy, Aaron Ryan, Bill Brannigan, Usman Khan, Brian Cahill, Robert Forrest, Ismail Elhassadi, Stephen Walsh, Conor Walsh and Marcellus Hynes, Teacher. Seated from left: Mark Breen, Óisin Hennebry, Niall DeBarra, Conor Joe Walsh, Aaron Walsh and Andrew Gaule. Photo Sean Byrne.