Welcome to Laurel Hill Secondary School

Michael Cregan - Principal

Welcome to Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ

The school community of Laurel Hill Secondary School F.C.J., would like to welcome you to our website. As you browse through it we hope you will get a good sense of who we are as a school in the 21st century. You will read about our history as a school run by the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus, dating back to 1844, our love of sport, language, music and our outstanding academic achievement, which is fostered by a committed and talented staff.

Principal’s Address

TYs Car Safety

2018/11/13 11:36:15

The TYs not involved in the musical will be attending a workshop on car safety tomorrow: Wednesday 14/November. Students will leave the school by bus at 10:30am and travel to the South Court Hotel where they will attend the ‘Lifesaver Demo’. Students will return to school at 1pm.

REMINDER: Camogie Speed Leagues

2018/11/12 15:55:53

The Camogie Association are piloting a project for girls aged 13-16yrs in Limerick. Starting on Monday 12th November to 10th December @ LIT Sports Hall, 8-9pm = cost is free. Camogie does not currently have a ‘turn up and play’ participation structure, the Speed Leagues are an attempt to address this gap and the drop off in participation around ages 12/13 & 15/16. Open to all females aged 13-16yrs, participants do not have to be a current member of a camogie club. The girls turn up, we put them into teams, they play short 5-7min matches – the rest of the structure is up to them to help give them ownership and input into the session! There is no need to pre-register, just turn up on the day! The Camogie Association are promoting it to as many camogie and non-camogie girls in the school as possible. If interested please let the Camogie Coaches know. Thanks. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7188_20181107215141.pdf

TY Physiotherapy Workshop

2018/11/11 14:53:43

Notice to TYs that there is the opportunity to attend a workshop day on Physiotherapy in the Regional Hospital next Tuesday, 13/November. We had been given only four places but due to cancellations from other schools we can now send 10 students. I will meet the TYs on Monday at 10:50 and put interested names into a lottery. Tuesday’s Workshop is in the Auditorium of CERC building( large grey building) which is located just past the new ED Department. It is from 9am to 12:30pm. Students will make their own way to and from the workshop. There will be another workshop later in the year for those students in the musical to apply.

***Breaking News***

2018/11/09 15:15:05

It has just been announced that we have won €1000 as part of Bliain na Gaeilge for our video “Scantraí” which we recorded earlier in the year for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Comhghairdeas ó chroí le gach duine a bhí bainteach leis an bhfíseán. #BliainNaGaeilge #GaelfhíseánNaBliana

Study during week of exams for 3rd and 6th Years.

2018/11/09 15:10:30

Study is available after exams for 3rd and 6th Year students next week.

TY Physiotherapy Workshop

2018/11/09 12:42:44

Notice to TYs that there is the opportunity to attend a workshop day on Physiotherapy in the Regional Hospital next Tuesday, 13/November. We had been given only four places but due to cancellations from other schools we can now send 10 students. I will meet the TYs on Monday at 10:50 and put interested names into a lottery. Tuesday’s Workshop is in the Auditorium of CERC building( large grey building) which is located just past the new ED Department. It is from 9am to 12:30pm. Students will make their own way to and from the workshop. There will be another workshop later in the year for those students in the musical to apply.

All Ireland Celebrations

2018/11/09 09:27:41

On Monday we welcomed the Liam McCarthy Cup and the Ladies Football Cup, on what was a most memorable day for Laurel Hill. A huge thanks to All-Star Sean Finn, Gearoid Hegarty and Coach Paul Kinnerk for their insight into their success throughout the year. It was also a pleasure to have our very own Ms Ryan, her sister Ciara Ryan and past and present pupils Caroline Hickey and Roisin Moran to guide the Junior Ladies Football Cup back to our school. Finally, a big thank you to Jim Moran and 1973 Legend Pat Hartigan for giving their time to celebrate this occasion with us. It was a fantastic day for everyone in attendance and one we will cherish for years to come. Best wishes to both teams in the coming year and to all our own teams in the school. Luimneach Abú

Letter to First Year Students

2018/11/08 15:22:38

To Parents of 1st Year students : Your daughter has received an important letter today, please check with her.

3rd Year and 6th Year Exam Timetable

2018/11/07 08:40:03

Please see attached the timetable for next week's November House Exams for 3rd Years and 6th Years. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2251_20181107065723.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9833_20181107065733.pdf

Another Basketball Win!

2018/11/06 17:28:06

Congratulations to the senior basketball team who are through to the All Ireland cup semifinals after beating Coláiste Treasa Kanturk today. Well done to all!


2018/11/05 21:06:15

First year hockey will take place at lunchtime tomorrow 1.05. Don’t forget gum shield and shin guards.

TYs at GAA Youth Forum

2018/10/27 18:29:27

Well done to our four TYs - Ciara, Sophie, Ciara and Robyn who represented the school brilliantly today at the GAA Youth Forum in Croke Park. They got to vote on GAA topics with the GAA President and Camogie Association President. They also attended a number of talks, exhibitions and even a Q&A hosted by The 2 Johnnies. And all back in time for the county final!

REMINDER TY: Royal College of Surgeons Work Experience

2018/10/24 14:30:03

REMINDER: Notice to all TYs that the school has been successful in the RCSI TY Work Experience lottery. We can send one student for a week's work experience from Monday 25th February - Friday 1st March, 2019. The RCSI have asked that the TY student who attends the programme must have a clear interest in a medical career, realistic potential to achieve the necessary academic level and an ability to work cooperatively in a team under supervision. The TY student must be available for the full programme in Dublin at the above dates. Please give Mr McKenna your name if you are interested by FIRST BREAK 10:50-11:05AM Thursday 25/October. Please see the link for information on the programme: https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/undergraduate/meet-rcsi/myhealth-transition-year-programme

Munster School Swimmng

2018/10/19 21:27:38

We would like to take the opportunity to wish Emily Buckley from second year the very best of luck in the Munster School Swimming Championships in UL tomorrow . Emily is taking part in two swimming events tomorrow including the 200m medley event. Good luck Emily.

TY Theatre Work Experience

2018/10/19 16:00:02

Notice to all TYs that there is an opportunity in early 2019 to join with Limerick Youth Theatre for 3-4 weeks work experience. There is an application form and auditions in January 2019 for any students interested in theatre performance. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2836_20181018220324.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4201_20181018220333.pdf

All Shook Up - Tickets on Sale Monday

2018/10/19 10:08:06

Tickets are going on sale for our musical "All Shook Up" on Monday the 22nd of October. They will be available to students at lunchtime from next week on. Tickets are also available from the school office for everyone else. €12 per ticket or 4 tickets for €40. Buy early to avoid disappointment! "Thank you very much"

1/2 Year Camogie Blitz

2018/10/18 14:36:05

Well done to all our 1st and 2nd Year Camogie Players who took part in the Limerick Colleges County blitz today. Our first team won the A competition beating Hospital in the final. Our B team made it to their final and were very unlucky to lose to Doon by one goal. Our Team C were unlucky not to make it to their final, only losing out on points difference. A great day’s Camogie as all of our players got a run. Hondhill.


2018/10/16 17:24:25

Any students wishing to take up rowing?. As part of PE , first year students are getting the opportunity to experience the sport of rowing through out the year. If it is something you think you might like ,why not try it? For further information on training times of rowing throughout Limerick, please see the notice boards in the gym or ask your PE teacher.

TY Anois Interviews

2018/10/15 12:28:43

Notice to all TYs who submitted their Anois application forms: the interviews will be held this Wednesday 17/October. The interviews will start at 9:30am. There will be a list of names with times outside the staff room tomorrow to check the time of interview. Please be there 5 minutes before your allocated time. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7482_20181008212442.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3294_20181008212506.pdf

Tennis Tuesday’s .

2018/10/08 20:18:33

Tennis will take place at lunchtime tomorrow with Katrina. 1.05-1.45 Don’t forget to collect your racket in the gym.

2 hours 20 min

2018/10/08 20:14:35

Congratulations to all the girls from first year who took part in the World Marathon Challenge today in UL. The team of 30 who took part in the relay completed the event in 2 hours 20 min. The were the first all girls team home with this fast time and also came in ahead of some of the school’s with mixed teams. This was a great achievement. Well done to the supporters who kept the girls motivated through out. The event was run by Limericks Sports Partnership. We have 3 students in our school taking part in this programme, Caoimhe Cahill, Aisling Morrissey and Alannah Mc Donagh. The girls were great help and support throughout the day. Well done all.

Munster Schools Golf

2018/10/08 17:34:49

Congratulations to Emily Walsh sixth year and Caitlyn Shippam first year who came second place in the Munster School Girls Golf competition. This took place in Fermoy Golf Club last Friday. The girls took second place in the team competition which saw over 35 girls taking part. Well done girls. The school is very proud of you.

World Marathon Challenge First Years

2018/10/07 17:36:33

A reminder to all first years. Meet at the hockey pitch at 9.40 Monday morning. Please bring books for the first and last two classes but leave these in your locker and don’t bring to UL. Please ensure you have the following , correct PE gear, runners, 2 packed lunches , 2 bottles of water, rain jacket, hat and gloves if needed, running shorts/ leggings for those on the relay team. Supporters traveling , please wear layers as it can be cold in the morning. If any students use inhalers or medication,please ensure you have it with you. Also a gentle reminder , no jewelry, no valuables , no earphones. Thank you , Best of luck, PE Dept.

Day 3: TY Outdoor Pursuits

2018/10/04 16:59:01

The TYs had their final day of Outdoor Pursuits activities today. A little bit wetter and windier than the previous two days bit spirits and enthusiasm still on a high. We have more group games after dinner tonight and then a few sing-songs. The students will be returning home tomorrow. Thanks to Mr Kelly, Ms Ryan and Ms Moynihan for all the help and organising here in Petersburg. Please check the school Facebook page in a few days for a video of the trip and also the gallery to see more photos.

World Marathon Challenge

2018/10/04 15:44:48

On Monday 8 th of October all first years will attend an event in UL with many of the students getting the opportunity to run on the newly surfaced track. The World Marathon Challenge will see some students become part of a team to cover the 26.2 Miles in the fastest time possible. All students attend some running and some supporting and encouraging. Permission slips must be returned to your PE teacher. The events will run between 9.30-2.30. We wish all first years the best.

Day One: TY Outdoor Pursuits

2018/10/02 19:14:37

All the TYs arrived today to Petersburg Outdoor Pursuits Centre. They have been having great fun in team building exercises in the afternoon. After dinner they are trying to complete a number of challenges. Also a little impromptu dance rehearsal for the musical!

REMINDER: TY Outdoor Pursuits

2018/09/30 19:10:46

Reminder to TYs that Outdoor Pursuits takes place from Tuesday 2/October to 5/October in Petersburg Outdoor Pursuits Centre. The buses will leave from the Dock Road at 8:30am sharp. Students should be there by 8:15am. If you need to contact the TY Coordinator regarding any last minute questions or information please email at tylaurelhill@gmail.com. Please see the attachments RE: Activities List and What to Bring List. Thank you. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4231_20180916090346.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7617_20180916090356.pdf

Proud Mini Marathon finishers.

2018/09/30 13:37:37

Congratulations to all the students from Laurel Hill who took part in the Women’s mini marathon this morning. The students have been doing great training in PE classes and outside of school resulting in this achievement. It was a beautiful morning to be out and active . We hope that you all enjoyed it. Keep moving.

Mini Marathon-

2018/09/28 08:25:06

http://limerickminimarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Cook-Medical-Womens-Mini-Race-Notes.pdf We hope you are all looking forward to taking part in the mini marathon at the weekend. Please read attached notes. Good luck to all. Keep smiling.

TY Army Work Placement

2018/09/23 19:27:05

TYs please see the attached application form if you are interested in applying for work experience with the army at Sarsfield Barracks from 15-19 October. Due to high demand the school can only send four students. The TYs must fill out the attached application form and parental consent form (Hard copies of forms will be available in the library tomorrow). They must also include an A4 page detailing why they feel they should be selected and what they hope to gain from the experience. The forms must be submitted by Wednesday 26th September before 3:30pm. Forms can be given to the TY Coordinator or emailed to tylaurelhill@gmail.com. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3802_20180923202350.pdf

TY - Open Day at Pathology Dept

2018/09/19 12:17:01

There will be an open day for interested TY students in the pathology department of UL Hospital. Please see attachment for further details. Schools are limited to four students. Please inform the TY Coordinator if you are interested in attending. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9935_20180919131644.pdf