A chairde,

Wishing you all a great final day of term celebrating the great work that has been happening throughout the first term. From welcoming new first year students and their parents, new staff, receiving State exam results, welcoming back returning students and staff and settling into the rhythms of school life, it certainly has been very busy. A rest is thoroughly well-earned, deserved and welcomed. 

May I extend our gratitude to all members of school communities taking on leadership roles. From student leadership through Student Prefects, Student Councils, peer mentors, numerous committees, sporting teams, musicals, debating, to teachers who voluntarily assist in the organisation of all these activities to teachers who lead so many school initiatives as volunteers and post-holders. I especially thank all the Parents who assist through Parent Associations, fundraising activities and so much more. Also to the members of all our Boards of Management at primary and post-primary who serve their school communities through their huge commitment, time and expertise shared voluntarily. We are so fortunate in Le Chéile Schools Trust to have an amazing group of senior school leaders, we hope that you switch off and rest over midterm, taking time to recharge.

A huge shoutout to all the school support staff too, from the Admin teams, the SNAs, caretakers, cleaners, coaches and bus escorts. We truly value your work in helping to make our guiding principles of Welcome – Wisdom -Witness and our gospel values a reality in our Le Chéile schools. 

A particular word of thanks to all our retiring Principals, Chairpersons, BOM a members and school staff who are retiring around this time. Wishing you every blessing in your next chapters. Congratulations to foireann Laurel Hill Coláiste, who have been our first Le Chéile school to have a WSE this term, maith sibh ar fad. 

I look forward to seeing all the photos of celebrations on the final day of term, the costumes, the camaraderie, reflecting the relationships and a sense of fun that is integral in our school communities. Bain sult as an sos mean-téarma. 

Happy Halloween.

Marie-Therese and all the Le Chéile School Team

Who We are

The Le Chéile Schools Trust now comprises the schools of fifteen religious congregations. The aim of the Trust is to carry on the legal, financial and inspirational role of trusteeship that has, up to now, been done by individual congregations. It carries out the legal and inspirational role of trusteeship . This is a significant development in Irish education as the Catholic Church and the individual religious congregations renew and reformulate their commitment to Irish education.

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