2019 marked the 300th anniversary of the passing of St. John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and patron saint of all teachers. De La Salle died in Rouen, France, on April 30th, 1719. To mark this historic year, there were many special events taking place around the world. On social media, the special hashtag #300LaSalle was used to collate all activities taking place to mark the occasion.
Here in St. Stephen's, we enter the Lasallian Competition each year. Our classes have entered and had great success, taking home a prize from the competition every year that we have entered. In 2020, the boys in Mr. Russell's 5th Class won the overall competition and took home the De La Salle Cup, becoming the first Lasallian primary school to do so. Below, we have provided links to the videos and projects made by classes from St. Stephen's that have been entered in the Lasallian Competition since it began in 2016, as well as photos of the class' trip to Castletown to present the projects to the judges. There's also a link to our special page here on the website, with the history of Saint La Salle's life, and photos from the very special day in Knock in 2019 to mark the 300th anniversary of the passing of De La Salle. We hope you enjoy reading about the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools!
> Learn more about Saint John Baptist de La Salle
> Tercentenary Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
> Official song of the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
> Lasallian Competition Entry 2020: "In The Words of John Baptist de La Salle"
> Lasallian Competition Entry 2019: "De La Salle: Then and Now"
> Lasallian Competition Entry 2018: "The Lasallian Family"
> Lasallian Competition Entry 2017: "An Event in the life of John Baptist de La Salle"