6th year Geography Fieldtrip

The 6th year Geography classes in De La Salle completed their Geographical Investigation at the Derrygonnelly Field Study Centre, in County Fermanagh, in November 2014. The title of the investigation was ‘An investigation of erosion in a fluvial environment’ and the class visited two sites along the course of the River Silles, one in the Upper and one in the Middle course. The class was divided into groups of five and each group carried out the measurement of the width, depth, speed, bed load size and velocity at each of the two sites.

In the afternoon after lunch, the class, under the guidance of instructors Chris and Shannen, carried out calculations and analysis of the data collected. They completed graphs and tables and will continue to write up the field study in class over the next few weeks. The completed project accounts for 20% of their final mark in Geography in the Leaving Cert. (2015).


Ms. Delany, Ms. Mc Bride, Mr. O’Náraigh and Mr. Mc Guinness accompanied the students and assisted on the field trip.

Visit by Minister Jan O' Sullivan

On Thursday 2nd October, Minister of Education and Skills Jan O' Sullivan accompanied by Senator Mary Moran, paid a visit to the school. A warm welcome was extended to Minister O'Sullivan  where she was greeted by senior prefects who led a guard of honour. Principal Patricia O'Leary explained how the minister also received a 'bi-lingual welcome' from students Philip McGuiness and Christopher O'Hagan.

'The boys also gave a brief outline of the school's subjects and extracurricular activities,' said Ms. O'Leary.

'I spoke to welcomed the minister myself, and highlighted the impact that cuts have had on our school.'

'We then held a tour of the school, where the minister visited a lot of the different departments, including some new departments, and she got a chance to stop and speak to students.'

'She was also met by former chairman of Dundalk Town Council Eamon O'Boyle, who represented our board of management.'

Ms O'Leary said the school were very grateful to Senator Mary Moran, who accompanied the minister.

'I think what made the visit unique is that both Senator Moran and Minister O'Sullivan have a background in education, so they understand the challenges involved and appreciate the work of both students and staff.'

3rd Green Flag

The Green Schools Committee travelled to DCU in May to accept the schools third Green Flag. We now have Green Flags for Litter Control, Energy Conservation and now for Water Conservation. Congratulations to all involved.



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