Presentation De La Salle Inaugural Partnership Meeting








The future looks bright for Presentation De La Salle, Bagenalstown, Carlow. The school's inaugural partnership meeting was held on the February 18th and a great crowd attended to hear plans for the future of the secondary school.

Just over 25 years ago two great school traditions came together to further the quality of education to the young people of Bagenalstown and the wider area. The Presentation Sisters and the De La Salle Brothers amalgamated their two schools into the Presentation de La Salle College. The amalgamation is considered by all to have been a great success.

The school has now decided to look to the next 25 years and put some thought and forward planning into how the school should develop over the next number of years.

Following an extensive school wide survey, all staff, the parents council, the students council, the Board of Management and representatives from the school Trustees CEIST gathered in partnership to discuss the future priorities for the school.

School Principal Gerard Watchorn said this was a very important opportunity for the entire school to look to the future and build upon the success of the past. He said that exciting developments in ICT facilities, improved school building facilities and the current application to the Dept of Education for a modern Sports Hall is just simply the tip of the iceberg in terms of where this school is going over the next few years.

He said that the school was blessed with a fantastic community of staff, students and parents that altogether have so much energy and drive for the future that anything was possible by way of future developments and success.

The partnership meeting was facilitated by Joe Harrison and all present agreed that this first and historic coming together of all in the school community to share a vision for the future of the school was a great success.