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

Bus Éireann - School Transport

2019/06/20 13:32:47

School Transport Deadline Approaching please see attached pdf. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2000_20190620143223.pdf

Transition Year Fee 2019/2020

2019/06/12 10:47:29

A reminder to Parents/Guardians of 3rd year students entering Transition Year in September 2019 that the annual fee of €500.00 is now due and can be paid via the ‘Shop’ section of the school app or by sending a cheque directly to the school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Book Grant Scheme for School Books 1st & 5th Years 2019-2020

2019/06/06 17:54:04

Important letter attached for 1st and 5th year 2019-2020 parents regarding the Grant Scheme for School Books. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1352_20190606112304.pdf


2019/06/04 14:40:35

Any queries, please email peuniformlaurelhill@gmail.com Sizing Days for new PE Uniforms There will be sizing days for the new PE uniform in the school gym: • Fourth years who have just finished: Friday June 14th from 3-5 pm • Incoming First years: Friday June 14th from 5-7 pm & Saturday June 15th from 9-11 am • Any current 1st, 2nd or 3rd years who missed the sizing in school are welcome to attend any of the above times. • If any student has already been sized and wishes to change size or try on different sizes are also welcome to attend any of the above times. • Reminder to students who have already been sized that payment can be made through the school app: Sizes 10/11 or 13/14 - €82 Sizes Small, Medium, Large - €102 Only orders paid for by Wednesday 19th of June will be ordered and ready for collection at the beginning of the new school year. Thank you

Important notice for Examination Students

2019/06/04 10:43:38

Reminder to 6th and 3rd year examination students. No mobile phones or electronic/smart watches permitted in the Examination Centres. Students should not leave any valuables unattended in school.

Schools Athletics Finals

2019/06/01 17:37:54

Well done to Sarah Butler on winning the bronze medal in the 800m race at the Schools' Athletics Finals in Tullamore today. Hard luck to our relay team who put in such a gallant effort but today wasn't their day. It was a great achievement to get to the National Finals and you did your school proud.

Hockey Tour Payments

2019/05/30 15:21:15

A reminder to the students travelling on the hockey trip to Belgium on 18-20th August that the deposit of €180 is to be paid by Friday 31st May. Please pay through the link below. Click link to make payment and see itinerary of trip. Tour link: https://tri.ps/wFZVd The other payment deadline dates are - €151.67 - 1st payment due Jun 14th €151.67 - 2nd payment due Jul 10th €151.67 - Final payment due Aug 1st Instructions 1.Click on tour link 2.Scroll down through the itinerary until a green SELECT button appears. 3.Click on SELECT button 4.Choose pay deposit/pay in full option and click on CONTINUE button 5.Fill in details and then press CONTINUE to PAYMENT.

6th Year Camogie

2019/05/29 17:25:41

Today we said a fond farewell to our 6th year camogie players. The girls have shown huge commitment to the school camogie team over the last 6 years and it was great to see so many commit to the team during their Leaving Cert year. Well done girls and we wish ye all the best for the future - on and off the field.

New School Tracksuit

2019/05/29 17:18:50

Payment for the new school tracksuit can now be made though this app: 1. Go to shop 2. School Payments 3. Select amount owed Only tracksuits paid for before Wednesday 19th of June will be ordered and ready for collection at the beginning of the next school year. Your daughter has received a receipt with the size that she has ordered and the amount owed, please check with her to make sure that you are happy with this size. Any student that has not yet been sized will be sized tomorrow.

Rowing Success

2019/05/29 14:20:12

Well done to Megan O'Byrne, Elisa McInerney, Ellen Murphy, Kate Storan, Alice McKeon, Nicola Jones, Lily O'Keeffe and Caireann Rose O'Gorman who competed for St Michaels Rowing Club at the Olympic course at Eton Dorney, Windsor last weekend. Well done especially to the Girls Championship Eight, winning the B Final with 2 lengths of clear water. A first ever success for St Michaels in an A Final was achieved by the Girls Championship Four, storming to the finish line to take silver medal to a Henley A crew.

5th Year Hope Foundation India Trip - Applications due by Friday, May 31st 2019

2019/05/29 13:58:20

A reminder to any TY students entering 5th year in September 2019 that applications to go on the Hope Foundation trip to India must be submitted by this Friday, May 31st @ 10:00 a.m. Applicants are required to prepare a one page essay outlining why they should be selected to go on the trip. Application essays should be sent via email to ty@laurelhillfcj.ie. Interested applicants should also include contact details for their Parent(s)/Guardian(s) as part of their application. More information can be found on www.hopefoundation.ie

Munster U 16 Hockey

2019/05/27 20:42:22

Additionally we would like to congratulate Aishling Fahy and Ciara Condell on being selected to represent Munster as part of the U16 team


2019/05/27 20:37:16

Laurel Hill Secondary School hockey team wants to wish the best of luck and farewell to 3 of our dedicated senior team. Jane Hannan, Sara Gilmartin and Anna Hogan gave 6 years to the School Hockey team. We wish you the best of luck in the next few weeks and years and we have no doubt that your drive, enthusiasm, and determination will serve you well in your future studies and careers. Thank you for everything over the last 6 years.

Important Hockey Tour Information

2019/05/27 15:49:32

Laurel Hill Secondary School Hockey Junior and Senior developmental teams will be travelling to Belgium on 18-20 August 2019. The deposit of €180 is to be paid through DBS Tours now with 3 more installments as follows: €151.67 - 1st payment due Jun 14th €151.67 - 2nd payment due Jul 10th €151.67 - Final payment due Aug 1st Please click link to make payment and see itinerary of trip. Tour link: https://tri.ps/wFZVd 1. Click on tour link 2. Scroll down through the itinerary until a green SELECT button appears. 3. Click on SELECT button 4. Choose pay deposit/pay in full option and click on CONTINUE button 5. Fill in details and then press CONTINUE to PAYMENT.

New Record Holder

2019/05/27 13:56:06

Huge congratulations to second year student Sarah Butler who broke the record in the 800m at the North Munster Schools Athletics Competition last weekend. The previous record was set in 1975. This is a huge achievement. Well done Sarah and best of luck in Tullamore to all our students running at the All-Ireland competition this weekend.

Hockey Tour - 2019/2020 season

2019/05/26 20:18:19

The deadline for the €30 holding deposit for the hockey trip to Belgium is tomorrow. Could any hockey player yet to pay this deposit please meet Ms O Brien in the library tomorrow (Monday 27th May) at 10:50 with the deposit and required documentation. Once final numbers are confirmed tomorrow, a link to payment plan and itinerary will be posted on school app.

Hockey Tour August 2019

2019/05/23 16:43:42

There will be a meeting tomorrow (Friday 24th May) at 10:50 regarding the proposed Hockey Tour to Belgium in late August 2019. The meeting will be on in the old staff room. All players in Minor A, Junior B and Senior B and C team to attend. The meeting is to confirm if you wish to go on the trip or not. Please bring your €30 holding deposit, application form, copy of passport and copy of European Health Insurance card in an envelope to the meeting.

TY Summer Trip 2019

2019/05/23 13:16:57

Our TY students had a fantastic morning at Tayto Park. Today marks the final day of the school year for the Transition Year Class of 2018/2019. Once again they have been a pleasure to bring on this trip. Thanks to Ms Lyons, Ms Keane and Mr O'Regan for accompanying the group and thanks to all TYs for a memorable and enjoyable year. Next stop Newbridge!

Important Information for Junior and Leaving Cert Exams

2019/05/23 11:25:22

Please see attached file regarding online marking for some subjects for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert.

Leaving Cert Graduation 2019

2019/05/22 15:33:25

Congratulations to Karin Mason who received the FCJ Companionship Award today. Best wishes to all leaving cert students who graduated today. We are very proud of you all.

TY Summer Trip Details - Thursday, May 23rd 2019

2019/05/22 08:54:55

A reminder to all TYs travelling to Tayto Park and Newbridge Shopping Centre tomorrow, May 23rd that the bus for this trip will leave at 8:00 a.m. from the Dock Road entrance. Students are advised to bring some snacks for the trip and will be given time to get food in Newbridge Shopping Centre in the afternoon. Pupils are not required to wear their uniform but should dress appropriately for all activities that will be undertaken during the day. We hope to return to Limerick at approximately 7:00 p.m. TY hoodies that have not been collected to date will also be available to pick up tomorrow. Please note each pupil must pay the €22.00 for the hoodie before it can be collected. Thank you for your cooperation.

1st Year Summer Exams Timetable

2019/05/21 22:13:26

Please find attached the 1st Year Summer Exam Timetable https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8709_20190521231304.pdf

Camogie Meeting - Tuesday, May 21st 2019 @ 1:20 p.m.

2019/05/20 11:04:50

Camogie meeting for all players on Tuesday, May 21st at 1:20 p.m. in the school gym. All interested players from 1st - 5th year should attend.

5th Year Summer Exam Timetable

2019/05/20 09:30:25

Please find attached the 5th Year Summer Exam Timetable. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2661_20190520103013.pdf

Athletics success this weekend.

2019/05/19 19:57:05

Congratulations to Laurel Hill Athletic team who competed in the Munster Championships yesterday Saturday 18th May. Sarah Butler won Gold in her 800m Junior race. Sarah was then joined by Clodagh Nash, Angel Alfred and Emer Conroy in the 4*100m Junior relay team. The girls were successful again and won Gold in this event also. The girls now progress to the All Ireland championship in Tullamore on 1st June. Well done girls.


2019/05/17 15:11:05

Congratulations to our athletes who had a very successful day out last week at the North Munster Championships. Sarah Butler won 800m (Junior), Angel Alfred won her 200m Minor race and Emer Conroy was 3rd in the 200m Junior sprint. The 3 girls were then were joined by Clodagh Nash to win the 4 * 100m relay event. The girls are competing in the Munster athletics championships tomorrow Saturday 18th May. We wish them the best of luck.

Great Limerick Run 2019 - €500.00 Prize

2019/05/17 11:53:54

Thanks to all the students who volunteered and participated in the Great Limerick Run 2019. As a result of your involvement, Laurel Hill Secondary School has been awarded 3rd place in the Schools' Fittest Challenge and will receive a cheque worth €500.00. Well done to all involved and thanks to Ms O'Mahony for her help with organising pupils to attend this event.

TY Limerick Sports Partnership 2018/2019

2019/05/17 11:45:21

Congratulations to Caoimhe Cahill, Alannah McDonagh, Ashling Morrissey and Ruth Lynch who visited Madrid last week with the Limerick Sports Partnership Programme. The girls visited Spanish schools throughout the trip and coached a variety of activities across a range of class groups. This trip concludes the girls' involvement with the Limerick Sports Partnership Programme for this year. Well done on all your hard work and commitment throughout Transition Year.

REMINDER: TY Summer Trip - Thursday, May 23rd 2019

2019/05/17 11:34:20

The TY summer trip to Tayto Park and Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge will take place on Thursday, May 23rd 2019. The cost of the trip is €30.00 per student. All further details can be found on the permission slip that has been distributed to TY students. Extra permission slips can be found in the school library for those that require one. Please note that Monday, May 20th is the final day to confirm attendance. Money and permission slips will be collected in Knapsack Lodge at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

2nd Year Summer Exams Timetable

2019/05/17 07:40:55

Please find attached the 2nd year Summer Exam Timetable. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6344_20190517000716.pdf

REMINDER: Transition Year Graduation - Wednesday, May 15th 2019

2019/05/14 16:38:46

The Transition Year Graduation will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the school chapel. Parents are advised to arrive at the school at approximately 6:45 p.m. Pupils will display their work, celebrate their various achievements from throughout the year and also receive their Transition Year Certificates. Tea/Coffee will be provided after the graduation ceremony. All Parents/Guardians welcome to attend.

2nd Year Knock Trip

2019/05/14 13:24:43

A great day was had by the 2nd years in Knock Shrine. The girls experienced a prayerful day full of faith and friendship with a guided tour of the Shrine, a visit to the museum and a celebration of Mass. Their wonderful spirit and behaviour was complimented all in Knock including a special mention by the priest during Mass. Thanks to Ms Garrahy, Sr Teresa and Sr Geraldine for accompanying the girls.

Geneva Trip 2019

2019/05/14 13:13:31

An action packed few days were had in Geneva, the TYs and 5th year students visited an animal sanctuary, The Red Cross Museum, CERN, The United Nations and The University of Geneva Observatory. A great trip was had by all and a big thank you to Mr. O' Regan, Ms.Lawless and Ms.Kinnerk for travelling with the girls.

2nd Year Art Trip

2019/05/13 15:00:14

2nd year art trip to Limerick Diocesan centre on Tuesday 14th May. Bus departs at 9.30am and returns at 2.30pm. Students should bring a lunch with them and wear school PE gear.

FINAL REMINDER - Transition Year Fee 2019/2020

2019/05/13 07:15:32

A reminder to Parents/Guardians of 3rd year students entering Transition Year in September 2019 that the annual fee of €500.00 can now be paid via the ‘Shop’ section of the school app. The deadline for this payment is Wednesday, May 15th 2019. Thank you for your cooperation.

Geneva Trip 2019

2019/05/11 11:13:16

Best of luck to the girls who are travelling to Geneva today.

TY Croagh Patrick Climb - Thursday, May 9th 2019

2019/05/08 18:23:59

For all TY students travelling to Croagh Patrick tomorrow morning, please note the bus will depart from the Dock Road entrance at 7:30 a.m. Please wear appropriate clothing, comfortable footwear and bring some snacks and plenty water for the trip. We hope to return to Limerick at approximately 9:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. TYs not going on the Croagh Partick trip have been advised to attend work experience.

Great Limerick Run 2019

2019/05/08 17:28:10

Huge congratulations to the 5th year girls for completing the Great Limerick Run on Sunday. The girls began training back in January and built up their fitness and timing over the last few weeks. This is a great achievement for themselves and for the school. Also a big thank you and congratulations to the TY's who completed the run and volunteered over the weekend. You did the school proud. Finally, well done to Mr. McKenna, Ms. O'Mahony, Ms. O'Brien and Ms. O'Reilly who ran the relay marathon. Thank you to Ms.O'Mahony for organising everything and for encouraging people to get involved.

Waltons Music for Schools All Ireland WINNERS!!!

2019/05/07 16:06:18

Wow wow wow!! What can we say?? A massive massive congratulations to our Walton’s group who were crowned All Ireland Champions in the National Concert Hall. A massive thank you to their teachers Ms Creaven and Ms Lawless for all their hard work and dedication to the girls and promoting music in our school. This is just reward for all their hard work. Well done all we are so proud of ye. If anybody would like to watch this performance it can be found on this link at 40 minutes: https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0507/1047925-watch-the-music-for-schools-final/

Walton's Music Competition

2019/05/07 08:43:33

Best of luck to the Walton’s Music for Schools group who are performing in the National Concert Hall in Dublin today for the final of the competition. The performances will be streamed live on RTÉ Culture at 1pm. A big thank you to Ms. Lawless and Ms. Creaven for all their hard work.

FINAL REMINDER - TY Croagh Patrick Climb 2019

2019/05/07 06:14:21

Our annual TY Croagh Patrick climb will take place on Thursday, May 9th 2019. The bus for this trip will leave from the school at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 9:00 p.m. Please note that all students should bring a packed lunch and wear suitable footwear and clothing on the day. This trip is weather dependent and may be subject to change based on the weather forecast. Permission slips have been distributed to TY students and should be returned by Tuesday, May 7th 2019. Any pupils who have not received a permission slip can pick one up from the school library.

Patrick 1

2019/05/06 20:48:39

Could Patrick 1 please go to the chapel at 8.45 tomorrow morning for a quick meeting. Thank you.

First Year Outdoor Adventure trip.

2019/05/06 20:09:34

We hope all the first year students are ready for their trip to Killaloe tomorrow Tuesday 7 th May. Fingers crossed the weather will be on our side. Please ensure you have enough warm clothes etc. See you all in the morning. Please see previous message for ideas on what to bring. Thank you.

First year Outdoor Adventure trip.

2019/05/06 20:04:41

We hope all the first years are ready for the trip next Tuesday 7th May. The bus will leave the Dock Rd entrance to the school at 8.50 am and return at 4.30 pm approx. Please leave all valuables at home. Please bring any medication required. Items you need to bring: Swimming togs, towel, shower gear , plastic bag - for wet clothes. A full change of clothes, 2 packed lunches with plenty of water. Rain gear/sun protection is advisable depending on weather conditions. An old pair of shoes/runners to be worn in the water. Thank you.

Final Reminder for Gaisce

2019/05/06 15:00:17

This is the final reminder for TY Gaisce students to bring in your record sheet. Wednesday 8th May is the deadline.

TY Midwifery Presentation

2019/05/03 12:43:57

Today a group of TY students visited the Maternity Hospital. There were many presentations and a tour of the hospital to celebrate National Midwifery Day and to give the students an insight into the working day of a midwife.

Gaisce Record Sheet

2019/04/30 18:26:31

Next Wednesday, 8th May, is the deadline for TY Gaisce students to bring in your record sheet for your bronze award. Please give your record sheet to Ms.Leo Ms.Ryan or Ms.Ní Anragáin. If you are having any difficulties talk to your Gaisce PAL.


2019/04/30 16:11:37

Well done to the nine TY groups who participated in the SciFest competition in L.I.T today. A huge congratulations to Alison Roche and Kate Storan whose project “The Legal Way to Drug Addiction” came first in the Senior Social Sciences category and to Aoife-Marie Costelloe, Nadine McMahon and Caoimhe Cahill whose project “Working Waves” received the Physics Award sponsored by the Institute of Physics Ireland. Massive thanks to their teacher Ms Kinnerk for all her hard work and dedication. Well done all!

YSI National Finals

2019/04/29 21:06:41

Massive congratulations to four of our 4th years; Ciara Grant, Robyn Conlon, Shauna O Brien and Isabelle Meaney whose project “Girls play sport...why don’t we support?” has been chosen to go forward to the finals of the YSI competition. The girls have worked very hard all year and this is just reward for all their hard work. They are one of just 30 projects chosen out of over 300 entries nationwide. The finals will take place in Croke Park. Well done girls and to their teacher Ms Ryan for all her hard work to get them this far.

Great Limerick Run - Health & Safety Training Evening

2019/04/29 20:51:54

Regeneron Great Limerick Run Health & Safety night takes place at The George Hotel, Shannon Street, Limerick on Tuesday, April 30th @ 18:45. Please attend if you did not attend the first training evening at the Crescent Shopping Centre. Thank you.