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

TY Great Limerick Run Volunteers

2018/04/26 19:37:24

A reminder for TY Great Limerick Run Volunteers the FINAL Health & Safety night is this Monday 30th of April from 7-8pm in Da Vincenzo's in The George Hotel Limerick. If you have not already attended the first Health & Safety night you are required to attend this one to be permitted to volunteer! Vincenzo has kindly sponsored some pizza's on the night for the volunteers! All relevant details are on official Facebook page.

Active Schools Week

2018/04/26 17:46:13

Well done to all who took part in the badminton blitz today in the gym. There was a huge turn out for the event with great skill on show. There was a basketball shot challenge, a rowing for 1 minute challenge and a fun run of 2 km throughout the break. Huge numbers were active, well done to all! Piloxing will take place tomorrow in the gym which will be the final event for active schools week. Avril is the instructor who will be leading the class - This is a high energy class so be sure to bring water and a spare t-shirt - Your PE gear can be worn to help you get active. See you Friday!

T/Y Fee 2018/2019 - Euro 400.00

2018/04/26 11:45:56

Fee for Transition Year 2018/2019 is now due. Payment can be made through the Shop in the the school app before 31st May 2018.

Senior Camogie Finals

2018/04/25 19:43:33

The Senior Camogie team are in two finals over the next week. First up they play Doon in the Limerick county colleges final on Thursday 26/April in Na Piarsaigh GAA field at 10:30am. Then next week they play Charleville in the Munster Senior A League Final. This is set for Ballyagran at 2:30pm on Wednesday 2/May. Best of luck to the girls involved, especially our 6th Years who have made an amazing contribution to the school over the years. This will be their 24th final over their six years in school (A full 24 hours of finals!). Hopefully they can finish off with more silverware. Best of luck girls. Hondhill.

Active Schools Week

2018/04/25 19:39:23

Active schools week was a massive success again today - there were rowing challenges in the gym along with a huge aerobics dance class. Well done to all who took part so energetically! You were all fantastic today! Be sure to wear your PE gear again tomorrow as at lunch time there will be another array of sports on offer including a variety of challenges, badminton and a fun-run. See you at the gym!

Deadline for LCVP Subject Choice for TYs

2018/04/24 17:32:02

Notice to TYs who are thinking of doing LCVP: you must submit your name to Mr McKenna by Monday 30/April and have checked the specific subject requirements. To be eligible students must have a specific subject combination. Please see the attached website address which has more information on LCVP: www.pdst.ie/node/2354

3rd Year Talk on Transition Year

2018/04/24 09:09:53

Reminder : Talk for 3rd Years on T.Y. information, Subjects, Modules etc Today Tuesday 24th April 7.00 p.m. School Chapel

1st Year County Camogie Champs

2018/04/23 08:40:01

Congratulations to our 1st Year Camogie team who won the county blitz last week. The girls played fantastically well in all of their matches. They faced tough opposition from Castletroy, Kilfinane, Doon and 2 teams from Hospital. First up was a win over Castletroy on a score of 7-4 to 1-1. Then a win over Kilfinane 4-2 to 1-1. Up next was Hospital and the girls won on a score of 7-7 to 0-1. A fantastic last minute goal against Doon in the semifinal set up a final against Hospital’s second team. In the final the girls put in a tremendous team performance and won on a score of 7-1 to 4-4. Well done to all of the players. Looking forward to the Munster blitz where we can bring two teams. Thanks to Mr Byrnes, Ms Waters and our TY helpers for coaching the team so well. Also a big thanks to Ms Walsh who has trained the team at lunchtime every Wednesday. We also have three other finals to look forward to for the Juniors and Seniors. Hondhill!

Active Schools Week

2018/04/23 08:06:35

Well done to all the first years who took part in the orienteering event last Thursday in Curragh Chase. This was an event organized by the Limerick and Clare Educational Training Boards. Over 850 second level students took part over two days. First years from Laurel Hill were fantastic and earned medals for second place on course A and third place on course B. Congratulation to all. Active schools week begins this week. Let’s get going and get active with the time table of events across the week in the school.

Politics & Society Vintage Clothes Sale

2018/04/22 14:46:49

Reminder that the Politics & Society Vintage Clothes Sale is on tomorrow. Don't forget to bring some money with you to buy some fashion bargains! Also our charity shop bargain competition, to win a €25 Inglot voucher is still open, just make sure your charity bargain has its tag & price on it and that you're happy to donate it to our sale. All proceeds will go to Limerick Charity Clothes Shops. Thanks for all your donations and if you have any spare hangers or paper/plastic bags, we would be most grateful if you would bring them in.

Schools regatta on 29th April

2018/04/20 14:00:42

All students participating in the schools regatta on the 29th of April are to check with their coaches that race times and categories don’t clash. The provisional timetable can be assessed by going into Rowing Ireland site, go to upcoming events and pick schools regatta. Click on that link and times will be displayed. If there are issues with clashing events and times then notify your coach before Monday 23rd April. For the regatta please wear the school rowing suit or rowing shorts with a School hockey/PE top. Best of luck to all.

Minor Hockey

2018/04/20 13:34:43

Congratulations to our Minor team today who were graciously defeated 2-1 by Loreto Clonmel in the League Munster Semi Final. They were fantastic. Good luck to this team who will be playing the North Munster Final Cup on Monday.

REMINDER: 3rd Years - UL Sports Programme deadline is tomorrow 20/April

2018/04/19 14:02:21

Notice to all Third Year parents: Students can apply online for a placement on the UL Sports Partnership programme for next year’s TYs. Please see the following information and website links. Students have received a handout in assembly. Limerick Sports Partnership invites next years TY students to apply for the VIP programme through our website http://www.limericksports.ie/news/325-vip-programme-2018-2019 Online registration is now open and will remain open until Friday 20th of April. Applications will only be accepted through the online registration system. This programme is open to males and females Participants must be 16 before the 30th April 2019 This programme is ideal for people who have a keen interest in sport and students who have a desire to become a sports coach. VIP PROGRAMME DETAILS · Dates : 10th September 2018-13th May 2019 · Day: Mondays · Time: 9.30 –4.00 · Venue: UL Sport Arena

1st Year Orienteering Thursday 19th of April

2018/04/17 12:28:41

All 1st years will be participating in an orienteering event in Curraghchase Woods on Thursday 19th April. All students are to meet in the Gym at 9am in full PE gear. Please bring the following items: €5 Large lunch x2 ( for before and after the event) Sun screen Rain jacket and full change of clothes ( including footwear and socks) Any medication We hope your daughter enjoys the event. Kind regards, The PE department

REMINDER: TY Workshop from Soar

2018/04/16 20:00:28

There will be a workshop for all TYs on tomorrow- Tuesday 17/April from 10am to 1pm. The workshop strips back societal expectations, judgements and barriers and empowers young women to explore and acknowledge their own self-worth. All students to attend. Students can wear their school PE gear for the day.

Macbeth NT Live

2018/04/15 19:20:24

Notice for interested 5th and 6th Years that the English Department are organising a group booking to see the National Theatre Live performance of ‘Macbeth’. The show will be streamed live from London to Showtime Cinema in Limerick at 7pm on Thursday 10/May. There are limited tickets. Cost is €12.50 per student. If interested please let your English teacher know. Tickets must be paid for in advance. Fantastic trailer of the production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JftjMGDOKWo

Big Success on Big Week on the Farm

2018/04/13 12:11:11

Congratulations to our fifth year students who represented the school so well last night on Big Week on the Farm. We were very proud of you and you were great ambassadors both for the competition and for the school. Please click the link below to watch the episode https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/big-week-on-the-farm-30003962/10863730/

Lights, Camera, Action!

2018/04/12 14:44:07

We are all very excited here at Laurel Hill for tonight's Big Week on the Farm, the cattle are in the pen and ready for their big appearance. Please tune in at 7pm on RTE1!

Evening Study

2018/04/11 08:14:32

Fee for evening Study is now due for this term. Juniors until 6.00pm - €70 Seniors until 9.00 pm - €105.00. Payment must be made as soon as possible to ensure place. Payment may be made online through school

Daffodil Day 2018

2018/03/22 10:00:11

A number of TYs will help Daffodil Day with their fundraising this Friday. TYs helped launch the event in the People’s Park on Tuesday. The students helping must meet at 38 Cecil St at 9:30am in full uniform.

TY/5th Year UL Engineering and Design Workshop

2018/03/21 17:48:52

There are still spaces available for either TY or 5th Year students for a workshop this Saturday 24/March in University of Limerick. We recently had a number of workshops for TYs from the UL Engineering Dept. The full day in UL promises to be a great experience for those interested in Art, Graphic Design, Architecture, Science or Engineering. Any student who has not yet given their name can submit their interest to Mr. McKenna or Ms. Frawley tomorrow or Friday. Please check out the attached pdf with the timetable of events for Saturday and also photographs from the recent workshops with TYs. https://www.uniqueschoolapp.ie/images/pdf/notification_pdf_26997_1.pdf