Here at St. Louis, we are very fortunate to have a magnificent and spacious Art room which was once part of the main Chapel at St. Louis. Its high ceiling and stained glass windows contribute very well to an artistic atmosphere in which creativity thrives.
The Art room is stocked with a set of versatile trestle art tables, easels, kilns, equipment and materials for various aspects of Art, Craft and Design for students of Junior and Senior Cycles and also Post Leaving Cert courses. A generous sized storeroom also features along with ample storage space within the Art room itself.
Information Technology is becoming an increasing aspect of the Art room reflecting the times we live in. Computers, overhead projector, visualiser, animation copy stand, all in one colour printer, all enhance teaching, learning and creativity in the Art room.
St. Louis Community School boasts three fully equipped science laboratories, each specially suited for the teaching of the four areas of science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Agricultural Science. These state of the art facilities are fully stocked with all the necessary equipment to encourage students to develop an interest in the various science subjects. Student participation in practical activities helps foster observation and evaluation skills, as well as the interpretation and understanding of data. This helps students to acquire scientific knowledge while also appreciating the application of science to everyday life Woodwork Room.
This is where designs become reality. Students will see sketches they have prepared be transformed into real 3 dimensional objects. Students will develop skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives whilst thoroughly enjoying themselves. We have a full range of hand tools and machines set within a modern, spacious and active learning environment. Traditionally Woodwork was perceived as a male student orientated subject. Today, female students frequent the subject almost equal to male students and achieve the same high levels of success and satisfaction.
Physical Education and Sports Related Facilities
The school offers an extensive range of facilities including a fully equipped sports hall, a fully functioning gym with a weights rooms, an Astro turf pitch and the use of the local GAA pitch, when required. The school also avails of the local bocce courts, squash and handball courts and the outdoor gym near the School of Music. These facilities afford students a high quality experience of sport and physical activity and will continue to be upgraded and expanded in the coming years to meet the emergent needs of the school population.
Design Communications Graphics Room.
We have a fully equipped graphics and design room with traditional technical drawing equipment and modern software CAD packages. We mainly use SolidWorks but also google SketchUp and AutoCAD. The room has 24 computers with the capabilities of running this software as well as desks for technical graphics and facilities to publish impressive design portfolios. We also have an interactive whiteboard, a 3D printer and a visualiser.