Welcome to Laurel Hill Secondary School

Visit our open night on Thursday, 19th September at 7pm.
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

TY Keeper Hill Walk 2019

2019/09/19 10:35:15

Well done to all of our TY students who conquered Keeper Hill yesterday! The girls were in great spirits throughout and walked over 18kms in the glorious sunshine! Thanks to Ms Lyons, Ms Kinnerk, Ms McKeogh and Mr McKenna for accompanying the group.

Open Night Preparations

2019/09/18 17:24:08

The 1st year choir were busy today practising for their first performance at the Open Night tomorrow. We are all looking forward to hearing them sing. A big thank you to their teachers Ms.Lawless and Ms.Creaven.

Basketball Notice

2019/09/18 17:14:18

A reminder that basketball training starts tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3.20p.m until 4.30p.m for 1st and 2nd years in the gym. Senior league game at 11a.m on Thursday v Abbeyfeale. Players to meet in gym at 10.20a.m

Student Council Elections

2019/09/18 17:13:25

Best of luck to all the students who are running for this years student council. Elections will take place next week so get campaigning for your votes now.

6th Year Geography Field Trip

2019/09/18 13:34:33

6th Year Geography Field Trip - €40.00 per student Payment can be made through the school app

First Year, Junior & Senior Camogie Training - Thursday, September 19th

2019/09/17 17:51:54

First Year, Junior and Senior camogie training will take place after school on Thursday, September 19th from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the school pitch. All players asked to attend ahead of upcoming games.

Transition Year Keeper Hill Walk - Wednesday, September 18th

2019/09/16 17:34:12

The annual Transition Year Keeper Hill walk will take place this coming Wednesday, September 18th 2019. Buses will leave from the Dock Road at 8:30 a.m. and return to school at approximately 3:00 p.m. All pupils must wear their school PE uniform to attend this excursion. Students are required to wear comfortable walking shoes/runners and pack a light rain jacket. Students are also advised to bring a bag pack with a packed lunch, some snacks, suncream, some black bags for wet shoes/gear, a change of footwear for after the walk, and a bottle of water. Permission slips/permission letters can be returned to the school library. This trip is an excellent opportunity for students to test their level of fitness ahead of the Croagh Patrick climb in April/May 2020.

Hockey Training Schedule

2019/09/15 17:48:39

Hockey training schedule for upcoming week Sept 16-21st. Monday Morning (7.45-8.30) All senior and junior players) Monday After school Session 1(4-5): First year & Minors Session 2(5-6): Senior and Juniors. Wednesday morning:(7.45-8.30) Junior and Minors. Wednesday after school Session 1(3.15-4.15): Senior & Juniors Session 2(4.15-5.15): Minors & First years (Supervision provided in the library from 3.15-4.00 for first & second years) Thursday lunch time training in the sports hall (1.05-1.30): All first years Can all players/parents please ensure that you have downloaded team app over the weekend, as all training and match information will be posted on the team app from next week onwards. Thank you Ms Rossiter

Supervised Study

2019/09/13 14:17:18

Payment for Supervised Study is now due. Places are limited. Payment can be made through the school app

1st Year Hockey Training

2019/09/13 10:19:15

There is hockey training for first years every Thursday at lunch time in the gym.

Senior Hockey

2019/09/11 20:34:32

Our Senior hockey players spent the day in the Ursuline Thurles playing in a Senior A tournament against some of the top sides in the country (Mount Mercy, Muckross, Kilkenny College and Ursuline Thurles). The girls had a great day and have taken a lot away from the experience. The girls look forward to their first senior A fixture in a few weeks time against Mount Mercy at home.

Transition Year Charity Challenge 2019/2020

2019/09/10 16:20:47

Today marked the official start of the Transition Year Charity Challenge 2019/2020. Each base class has been assigned a charity organisation to work with for the school year. Officers from within each class group have been elected to organise weekly meetings and events in aid of their charity. The aim of each group is to raise as much awareness and funds as they possibly can. The TY groups will be working with the following organisations for 2019/2020: Victoire 4 - Bóthar Patrick 4 - Barnardo's Loyola 4 - Limerick Marine Search & Rescue This morning, each class had the chance to meet with representatives from each organisation and to plan events for the coming weeks. The TY Charity Challenge Award will be presented to the winning class group at the TY Graduation Ceremony in May 2020. Best of luck to each of the class groups over the coming year!

Women’s Mini Marathon

2019/09/10 13:21:11

Could any student who will be participating in the Women’s Mini Marathon please have registration forms and money (€17.50) in envelope with your name and class on it. Please give to Mrs O Mahony by Thursday.

All Ireland Junior Camogie Final

2019/09/08 09:08:30

Best wishes to Orlaith Kelleher (6th year) who is playing at midfield for the Limerick camogie team tomorrow in Croke Park. Orlaith is one of our sports captains this year and is a great role model for all our younger students. Orlaith was present at our school ball wall session on Tuesday and even refereed a soccer match in her PE class yesterday. We also have past pupil Aoife Coughlan playing centre back tomorrow. Best of luck girls we are so proud of ye. The match is live on RTÉ 2 tomorrow at 12pm. #20x20 #LuimneachAbú

Hockey Training Times and Team App

2019/09/06 20:35:53

Hockey training schedule for upcoming week Sept 8th -13th. Monday Morning (7.45-8.30) All senior and junior players) Monday After school Session 1: First year & Minors Session 2: Senior and Juniors. Wednesday morning:(7.45-8.30) Junior and Minors. Wednesday after school Session 1: First years Session 2: Minors Thursday lunch time training in the sports hall (1.05-1.30): All first years Can all players/parents please ensure that you have downloaded team app over the weekend, as all training and match information will be posted on the team app from next week onwards. Thank you Ms Rossiter

1st year trip to Doneraile Park

2019/09/06 17:06:50

The first years had a very enjoyable trip to Doneraile park today. Thank you to the teachers for organising it and for travelling with the girls.

TY Greenway Pictures

2019/09/06 10:22:42

These are just a few photos of the fun the TY's had cycling the greenway in Waterford yesterday.

National Wax Museum Art Competition

2019/09/06 09:36:16

The National Wax Museum is delighted to announce their first National Art Competition. for Age Group 13 - 15 Years. Please see details attached. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1287_20190906103406.pdf

TY Waterford Greenway Cycle 2019

2019/09/05 21:11:07

Well done to all TY students who completed the 42km cycle from Waterford to Dungarvan today along the Waterford Greenway. A great start made to Transition Year by all involved! Thanks to Ms Leo, Ms Ní Anragáin and Mr Cregan for accompanying the group.

TY Waterford Greenway Cycle

2019/09/04 18:40:28

The first TY excursion of the year will take place on Thursday, September 5th 2019. All those attending will be cycling from the outskirts of Waterford City to Dungarvan along the Waterford Greenway. Bikes and helmets will be provided. If any student would prefer to bring their own cycling helmet they are allowed to do so. Students are required to wear their PE uniform, bring a packed lunch, some snacks and a bottle of water. Pupils may also wish to bring some pocket money as they will have time to get food at the end of the cycle in Dungarvan. Buses will leave from the Dock Road at 7:30 a.m. and we hope to return to Limerick at approximately 7:30 p.m. TY students who still have to bring in permission slips should bring them with them in the morning and present them to the supervising teachers before departure.

Laurel Hill Cooking Club

2019/09/03 19:35:45

Ms. Healy will be holding a cooking club every Thursday from 3:15 to 4:15. The club will begin on Thursday 12th September. Spaces are limited so if you would like to join please call to the home economics kitchen at the start of lunch this Thursday to sign up. All are welcome. The theme is "after school dinners"

First Year Camogie Meeting - Tuesday, September 2nd @ 1:20 p.m.

2019/09/02 19:44:51

A meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 2nd at 1:20 p.m. in the school gym for all First Year camogie players. All players interested in playing are asked to attend.

Hockey Training Times

2019/09/01 14:10:32

Hockey training tomorrow(Monday 2nd of September ) after school for all players. All players must have gum shield and shin guards. Session 1 (4-5pm) All first years and second years Session 2 (5-6pm) All senior and junior players.

1st Year Induction

2019/08/29 19:55:21

We would like to welcome all 1st year students to the school and we wish them all the best for the next six years. They have been busy getting to know each other over the last two days.

Transition Year Induction Day - Thursday, August 29th 2019

2019/08/27 17:28:52

An induction day for all Transition Year students will take place on Thursday, August 29th 2019. Students will pick modules to study and receive information about projects and activities they might wish to become involved in in 4th year. Work experience information will also be provided. All Transition Year students should meet in the Concert Hall at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday morning. Full uniform should be worn on the day.

Notice to all 3rd years

2019/08/27 16:50:48

Please go to the concert hall tomorrow morning at 8:50 for roll call, to meet your year head and to receive your timetable.

U16 All Ireland Camogie Final

2019/08/25 09:19:45

Best of luck to Ciara Mulqueen, Ella Hession, Grace Palmer, Sarah Murray, Ciara Browne, Olivia Keirns and Aoife Doyle in the U-16 All Ireland Final on Sunday v. Waterford in Nenagh! Great to see so many Laurel Hill players involved. Hopefully you will all have a new medal to add to the collection come Sunday evening!

Hockey Development Tour

2019/08/20 10:05:22

The girls had a exciting Day 2 on the Hockey Development Tour. The morning started out with a 2 hour training session with a Belgium coach. They then travelled to the European Hockey championships where they enjoyed the atmosphere and supported the Irish ladies team. Ireland beat Belarus 11-0 and the girls got to meet some Irish players after the match. The girls also got a chance to see the England-Germany game and Holland-Spain game. Today (day 3) the girls will train for 3 hours at Tempo HC before travelling home this evening. A big thank you to Ms. Rossiter, Ms. O'Brien and Liam (hockey coach) for travelling with the girls.

Hockey Development Tour 2019

2019/08/19 10:57:19

The girls enjoyed Day 1 of their Hockey Development Tour. Both teams lined out against tough opposition from Taxandria HC. The Junior team won convincingly while the Senior team weren’t so lucky. Today (day 2) will see the girls training in Tempo HC and then onto the European Hockey Championships to see the Irish ladies take on Belarus. Tonight we will play Temple Carrig in Dragons Hockey Club.

PE Uniform

2019/08/12 09:53:55

There will be another PE sizing day tomorrow Tuesday 13th in school from 11-3. The PE teachers will be present to help with sizing if parents/guardians are unable to attend. If you are unable to attend this sizing day, we will be completing the last of the sizing on the first week back to school. If you have any queries please email peuniformlaurelhill@gmail.com.

Limerick Senior Camogie

2019/08/02 15:06:34

Best of luck to the Limerick Senior Camogie team who will travel to Thurles tomorrow evening to play Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter final. This is the first time since 2005 that the team have made it to the knock out stages. The match will be aired live on RTÉ at 5.30pm. We have six girls involved helping the team with water and hurleys- well done to Lizanna Boylan, Niamh Browne, Robyn Conlon, Ciara Grant, Muireann Leahy and Ciara Mulqueen. Best of luck to Ms.Moynihan who is part of the management team and to Ms.Ryan plays wing back on the team. We are very proud of our past pupils Sarah Carey and Dearbhla Egan who play with the team. Luimneach Abú.

School Uniform Sale

2019/08/01 09:07:25

Reminder School Uniform Sale on Tuesday 13th August 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Uniform donations may be dropped into School Reception from Monday 12th August.