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!