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

Christmas Student Council Fundraiser

2018/12/13 16:51:18

Well done to our Student Council for organising today’s festive fun. Thanks to all who baked, donated and participated in today event. Donations, Santa photos and cake sale amounted to €534. This will all go to the Shine a Light Foundation for the Homeless. Also thanks to all who donated clothes and toiletries.

Exam, Study & Finishing Dates For Students Christmas 2018

2018/12/13 12:36:30

Attached are Exam Dates for 5th & 2nd Year, Christmas Holiday Finishing Dates for all years & Study Dates and Times over Christmas. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5319_20181213123357.pdf

REMINDER: TY Theatre Work Experience

2018/12/12 17:17:10

Deadline is this Friday 14/Dec for application forms to be submitted. 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. The application forms are attached. Application forms must be submitted by 14/December. Please see the link for more information: http://www.lyt.ie/events/tyt-audition/ Audition: Monday 28 January @ 16.30 Rehearsals: Monday 4 Feb - Fri 22 Feb (not including weekends) 09.00 - 16.00 Tech/Dress: Mon 25 Feb 2019 Shows: Tues 26 & Weds 27 Feb 2019 Venue: Dance Limerick https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2836_20181018220324.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4201_20181018220333.pdf

BT Young Scientist

2018/12/11 16:03:03

Three of our TY students, Lauren Walsh, Issie Murphy and Orla O’Connell, have been chosen to represent our school in this years BT Young Scientist. The competition will take place the week of the 7th of January where the girls will present their project on ‘The effect of deck shoes on your feet’. As part of their project the girls have conducted a survey and the information the girls will receive from this survey is central to their project. They would really appreciate it if you could take a minute to fill it in (link below) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dG4uoHbweLxbESUEfls8GyYHNwfLGVEh-h4jjwmYR7s/viewform?edit_requested=true Best of luck girls!

Christmas Exam Timetable

2018/12/06 16:36:46

2nd Year and 5th Year exam timetables are attached as PDF files to download. They are also posted outside staff room door. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5923_20181206163553.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1055_20181206163614.pdf

Emma Dineen's Business Venture Appeared in the Limerick Leader This Week

2018/12/06 14:57:06

Click the link below to see the article on Emma's dog treat business "Bone Appetit" https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/351421/limerick-business-leader-home-made-dog-treats-give-a-taste-of-a-new-opportunity.html

SOAR Workshop TYs

2018/11/27 16:00:03

Reminder: Very important all TYs attend. Tomorrow- Wednesday 28/Nov - there will be a workshop held in the school by Soar from 10am to 1pm. The year will be divided into two groups - Concert Hall and Old Staff Room. The workshop is called 'Stripped': It is a program that strips back societal expectations, judgements and barriers and empowers young women to explore and acknowledge their own self-worth.Designed specifically for girls aged 15-18, in this experiential workshop we will utilise examples and references from popular culture as a catalyst for peer-to-peer discussion, exploration and individual development.

TY Wellbeing Expo in Killarney

2018/11/26 16:57:09

REMINDER: Tomorrow - on Tuesday 27/Nov - all of the TYs will be attending the Wellbeing Expo 2018 in Killarney. We will leave the school at 8:50am and be back at approximately 4pm. There will be talks, seminars, displays, workshops and fun events at the Expo. Please see the following link for more information: https://balanceexpo.ie/about

TY Wellbeing Week 26/Nov-28/Nov

2018/11/19 13:48:45

Notice to TYs that next week we will be holding a Wellbeing week for the students. On Monday 26/Nov there will be a health and fitness day aimed at all levels of sport/excercise. The students must wear their PE gear for the day. There are two workshops - the first is aimed at getting students not involved in sport interested in the benefits of fitness, the second workshop is aimed at students involved in sport. On Tuesday 27/Nov all of the TYs will be attending the Wellbeing Expo 2018 in Killarney. We will leave the school at 8:50am and be back at approximately 4pm. There will be talks, seminars, displays, workshops and fun events at the Expo. On Wednesday 28/Nov there will be a workshop held in the school by Soar from 10am to 1pm. The workshop is called 'Stripped': It is a program that strips back societal expectations, judgements and barriers and empowers young women to explore and acknowledge their own self-worth.Designed specifically for girls aged 15-18, in this experiential workshop we will utilise examples and references from popular culture as a catalyst for peer-to-peer discussion, exploration and individual action. Our aim is to create a space in which girls can explore themselves wholly and without judgement and develop the tools to improve self-confidence and emotional well-being. Please see the following links for more information on each day: Health and Fitness: http://www.healthandfitnessireland.net/secondary-schools/ Wellbeing Expo: https://balanceexpo.ie/ Soar Workshop: https://www.soar.ie/workshops

All Shook Up

2018/11/17 16:06:53

A huge thank you to Shauna Kennedy of Morning Star Photography who took some stunning photographs of our school musical. http://www.morningstar.dphoto.com/ https://goo.gl/J5ruPV

Second Years - Science week

2018/11/16 17:17:48

This week the second years got the opportunity to take part in a science quiz on Tuesday to celebrate science week. Some second years attended a talk in UL on the Science Behind a Successful Athlete. This talk took place in the PE and Sport Sciences building where the students attended workshops on reaction rates, performance analysis , muscular strength and biomechanics. We celebrated science week with a science photography competition and promotion of science throughout the school. We hope you all enjoyed it. Well done to all the science department involved. Please watch out for the winners for the competitions next week.

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.

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.

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

Hockey

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.

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.