THE De La Salle High School was buzzing last week during it’s open night. School Principal Barry Sharvin addressed the audience of parents and new pupils prior to their tours around the school to inspect the various classrooms and departments.
Speaking to Down News, Mr Sharvin said: “I’m delighted to see so many parents and primary school level pupils here this evening looking towards the future of their children. The key aim of the school is to ensure that all the pupils are happy with their time at the school.
“There are 360 pupils at the De La Salle and we want them all to achieve their full potential. We want to improve the quality of time that pupils spend at school, and we encourage support too from home to ensure the pupils moves forward in his education.
“The school is performing extremely well in its GCSE exams and we do encourage academic and well as vocation fulfillment in our pupils. We are scoring higher than the national average in these exams and this is a credit to the great work that the staff are doing and the good relations they have built over the years with the pupils.
“Our school is particularly keen to ensure that parochial care is to the fore, and we try and ensure that each pupil has the opportunity to thrive in school. We have a nmber of activities such as the After School Clubs which are very popular and our staff are delighted to participate in these and help on the pupils.
“We have even managed to increase the reading ages of the pupils in the school considerably and this is a key step forward in the performance of the school.”