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 Surfs Up for Summer

2018/05/23 08:10:21

The TYs had a great final day in Lahinch this afternoon with Ben’s Surf Clinic. The girls did surfing, archery and rock climbing. Fantastic weather for a fantastic bunch of TYs. Make sure you check out the gallery for more photos. Enjoy the Summer TYs.

Munster Athletics

2018/05/22 09:30:04

Congratulations to two of our Laurel Hill Athletes. Sarah Butler won the Munster Minor Girls 800m last Saturday in a record time of 2.17.88. Nikki Stevankova came 2nd in the Intermediate 100m. Well done girls

Sports Day and Talent Show

2018/05/21 18:33:50

Today was a massive success in spite of the bad weather! Sports day in the morning was a fun filled few hours with obstacle courses, rowing competitions, dance-offs and a dodgeball tournament in which the teachers beat the 6th years!!! The Talent Show was also a huge success with over 14 acts performing in the afternoon. Congratulations to Yazna Tofail who came in 3rd place, Alex O'Connor and Amy Costello who came in 2nd place and the winner with an original poem about "the gizer", Jayne McDonagh! Well done to those who participated in and those who organised both events, a huge amount of preparation was involved and the day ran so smoothly despite the rain. Well done everyone for getting so involved!

REMINDER: TY Trip to Lahinch: Tues 22/May

2018/05/21 18:15:02

The TY trip to Lahinch will take place tomorrow on Tuesday 22nd, May. Bus leaves at 12pm and returns at 7:30pm. The surfing lessons will be conducted by Ben’s Surf Clinic. They will take half the group surfing while the other half will do archery and rock-climbing in their centre. The groups will then switch activities. Due to tides the lessons will start at 2pm and finish at 6pm. The bus will leave from the Dock Road at 12pm and return to the school at 7:30pm. Students should bring a packed lunch, suitable swimwear for surfing and clothes for rock-climbing. Cost of the trip is €25 which covers all of the activities in Lahinch and transport. The permission slip/parental note and money must be returned by Monday, 21st May. This will allow us to confirm numbers for the surfing centre and the bus company.

T/Y Fee 2018/2019

2018/05/21 07:19:00

A reminder to parents that the T/Y Fee for 2018/2019 of Euro 400.00 can also be paid through the shop on the school app. in order for us to plan for the year's activities for your daughters, please attend to this matter at your earliest convenience. Michael Cregan

Sports Day

2018/05/20 20:09:18

A reminder for all - 2 euro for sports day and talent show will be collected tomorrow - full steam ahead for sports day tomorrow, we are hoping for good weather for our sports day but we have plans for a fun day if the weather is not on our side. See you all tomorrow. PE Department.

TY Croagh Patrick Climb

2018/05/17 16:27:05

Well done to all of our TYs who climbed Croagh Patrick today. Great weather. Great achievement. Great students!

Junior Camogie Champions

2018/05/17 12:50:22

Congratulations to our Junior camogie team who defeated Doon today in the Limerick Colleges Final. The score was 5-08 to 3-08 at the end of the game. All panel members performed really well and gave a great account of themselves. This team has a big future ahead at Senior level provided you continue to train and work hard as a group. Thanks to Mr McKenna, Mr Byrnes, Ms Waters and Ms Walsh for their help throughout the year. A special word of thanks to Ms Ryan for helping to train the team and attending all the games during the year. Great to have a past captain back in the school set up. Well done to all camogie players on a very successful few weeks at all levels. Best of luck to everybody with club and county squads over the summer! #hondhill

Sports Day

2018/05/16 10:34:53

Sports day takes place on Monday the 21st of May. Please ensure that you have signed up for events in your PE class. We hope it to be a great day with many extra events included this year - have you signed up to the fittest team obstacle course? Be sure to ask your PE teacher about it and check notice boards in the gym. 2 euro will be collected throughout this week. Be sure to bring it in as soon as possible as this cover the medals and excellent prizes on the day

REMINDER: TY Graduation WED 16/MAY

2018/05/15 20:15:25

TYs will have their graduation night this Wednesday 16/May. The students will design a desk with their portfolios and displays from their TY experiences over the year in the Concert Hall. Parents can view these from 6:15pm. There will be a graduation ceremony in the chapel at 7pm. Afterwards the school will provide tea/coffee and the students will bring in cakes and treats. It has been a jam-packed year and the TYs are looking forward to showing off their portfolios and displays.

Junior Camogie Champions

2018/05/14 16:23:43

Congratulations to our Junior camogie team who defeated Doon today in the Limerick Colleges Final. The score was 5-08 to 3-08 at the end of the game. All panel members performed really well and gave a great account of themselves. This team has a big future ahead at Senior level provided you continue to train and work hard as a group. Thanks to Mr McKenna, Mr Byrnes, Ms Waters and Ms Walsh for their help throughout the year. A special word of thanks to Ms Ryan for helping to train the team and attending all the games during the year. Great to have a past captain back in the school set up. Well done to all camogie players on a very successful few weeks at all levels. Best of luck to everybody with club and county squads over the summer! #hondhill

REMINDER: TY Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Climb

2018/05/14 07:31:33

TYs are travelling on Thursday 17/May to climb Croagh Patrick. The students have received an information letter and permission slip. This permission slip must be signed by a parent and returned to the school. Students cannot go on the climb unless the permission slip is submitted. All permission slips must be submitted by Tuesday at 10:20am. The TYs will have an information assembly to go through what they need to bring: clothing, walking gear and what to expect on the climb itself. The cost of the bus is part of the TY fee. We will leave from the Dock Road at 8am sharp (please be there at 7:45am). We always try to get back by 9pm but this depends on the duration of the climb.

TY Upcoming Events

2018/05/01 17:15:02

Please take note of the following dates for upcoming TY events: Thursday 3/May: All portfolios submitted by this day at the latest. Wednesday 9/May: Croagh Patrick pilgrimage climb. Thursday 10/May: Interviews with a teacher to go through the portfolio and the student’s TY experience. Tuesday 15/May: Each student gets to design a table to display their TY experiences in the Concert Hall. Wednesday 16/May: Graduation Night at 6:30pm. Students will receive their certificates and there will be tea/coffee/cakes to celebrate their year. Thursday 17/May: African Drumming Workshop. TY Trip will take place some day of the week starting 21/May. This has to be finalized in conjunction with school and the TY Committee. TY students finish school on Friday 25/May.

REMINDER TYs: Deadline for LCVP Subject Choice for TYs

2018/04/29 16:00:02

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

TY Great Limerick Run Volunteers

2018/04/27 15:59:08

A reminder for TY Great Limerick Run Volunteers the FINAL Health and 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 and 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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

Hope Foundation - Calcutta

2018/04/11 12:15:04

Over the Easter holidays seven of our 5th year students travelled to Calcutta with the Hope Foundation. The girls raised over €2,000 each in the past year for the Hope Foundation and last week they got to travel to Calcutta to see where their money was going. They visited different protection homes, hospitals and orphanages. They played with the children and taught them games and dances and in turn they learned a lot from the children living there. Well done girls, it was a wonderful way to spend your Easter!

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

5th Year Certified Irish Angus Beef Competition Finalists

2018/03/19 19:47:34

You can find updates on our 5th year Certified Irish Angus Beef Competition Finalists progress with their five calves and their project on their social media pages. They would appreciate if you would like and follow their social media pages. They will be holding events throughout the year and would really appreciate if you would support them. Facebook: From Wellies to Bellies Certified Irish Angus Beef https://www.facebook.com/From-Wellies-To-Bellies-Certified-Irish-Angus-Beef-1034059626724450/ Twitter: From Wellies to Bellies @irishangusLH