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.
Team Limerick Clean-Up 2019
We are delighted to support the Team Limerick Clean-Up 2019. Thanks to all of our TY volunteers and the school's Environment Committee for all their hard work.
Best of luck to the girls travelling to Kolkata today with the Hope Foundation. Thanks for everyone’s support over the past few weeks.
SVP Members' Day
The Saint Vincent de Paul Members' Day was held in the Convention Centre, Dublin on Saturday, April 13th. Our Transition Year SVP group attended and represented the school excellently on the day. Thanks to Ms O' Mahony for working with the group throughout the year and to Ms Burke for attending the above event with the girls.
TY Munster Mock Trial Champions 2019
A huge congratulations to our TY Law Team who claimed top prize earlier this morning at the Munster Mock Trial Final at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Mulgrave Street, Limerick. The competition was presided over by Judge Tom O'Donnell who offered some wonderful insights into how a courtroom operates and shared his extensive knowledge with the group. The team includes: Nadine McMahon, Lily O’Keeffe, Emily McNamara, Róisín Musgrave, Tara O’Sullivan, Aoife-Marie Costelloe, Isabelle Murphy, Siobhan Penny, Ella Beegan, Ruth Downey, Kacie Dillon, Anna Corcoran, Fiona Kinnevane, Aoife Doyle, Leah White, Hannah Fitzgerald and Samar Hamoudah. Each of the above students played a particular role within the trial ranging from barristers to jury members. A special word of congratulations to Aoife Doyle who received an award for her courtroom sketch. Thanks to Catherine and all of the team at TY Ireland Law Modules for organising a great event.
Well done to the each of our 5th year girls who successfully completed the Camino. 100km didn't knock a feather out of them.
Well done to all the girls who took part in the Inter-schools Equestrian competition in Clonshire last Friday. We had 2 teams entered including Meg Conway, Faye Pican, Mia Pican, Anya Jones, Niamh Ryan, Aoife O'Gorman, Emma O'Neill, Abby O'Neill. A special mention to Abby O'Neill who placed third in the Individual 1m class. This is a fantastic achievement.
Camino Day 3
The girls are on the home stretch with only 20km left before they reach Santiago De Compostela. Compeed is the new best friend!
Camino Day 2
Well done to all the girls who successfully walked our longest day of 30km today. 20km tomorrow doesn't seem so long anymore. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" Neale Donald Walsch
One of our past pupils who studied Agricultural Science brought in her pet lambs to show the Ag Science class today. Many thanks the students loved it. Enjoy the holidays!!!!! Happy Easter .
Camino Day 1
Well done to all the girls who entertained the pilgrims on the Camino today with their singing, tin whistle playing and high spirits.
Important notice for 4th and 5th year students travelling to Geneva. There will be a brief meeting for parents at 7pm on Tuesday 30th April. This will involve discussing itinerary, medical needs and safety. It would be great to see as many parents as possible in attendance.
REMINDER - Transition Year Fee 2019/2020
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.
The very best of luck to all the students taking part in the inter-schools equestrian event in Clonshire tomorrow Friday 12 April. Abbey ONeill, Emma O Neill, Aoife O Gorman, Niamh Ryan, Mia Pican, Meg Conway, Faye Pican , Anya Jones.
6th Year LCVP Exam - Wednesday, May 1st 2019
A reminder to all 6th year LCVP pupils that the written exam for this subject will take place on the first Wednesday after the Easter holidays – May 1st 2019. Please note that all students who wish to complete this exam must be present on the day.
Best of luck to our 5th year students who are ready for their 100km Camino walk. Buen Camino
5th Year LCVP Work Experience
Please note that 5th year LCVP students are required to undertake three days of work experience during the Easter holidays (April 15th - April 26th). For any students who were absent today, details and documentation regarding work experience have been sent home via post.
TY Munster Mock Trial Finals 2019
Best of luck to our TY Law Team who will take part in the first ever Munster Mock Trial Final on Wednesday, April 17th 2019 in the Criminal Courts of Justice, Mulgrave Street, Limerick. The team includes: Nadine McMahon, Lily O’Keeffe, Emily McNamara, Róisín Musgrave, Tara O’Sullivan, Aoife-Marie Costelloe, Isabelle Murphy, Sarah Conlon, Aoife Cross, Ella Beegan, Ynnalei Lingat, Ruth Downey, Kacie Dillon, Anna Corcoran, Fiona Kinnevane, Aoife Doyle, Leah White, Alex O’Connor, Hannah Fitzgerald and Samar Hamoudah. Each of the above students will undertake a particular role within the trial ranging from barristers to jury members. A reminder to all of those involved to meet at the courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the competition.
Transition Year 2018/2019 - IMPORTANT DATES
Transition Year students, please note the following dates for upcoming events and important deadlines: - Thursday, May 2nd 2019: Transition Year portfolios to be fully completed. - Tuesday, May 7th - Friday, May 10th 2019: Completion of portfolio based interviews. - Thursday, May 9th: Trip to Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo. - Wednesday, May 15th: Transition Year Graduation Ceremony
St Gabriel's Sports Day
Well done to Alannah Cassidy, Arshia Banerjee, Lauren Esson, Alice McKeon, Shauna Ryan, Fiona Kinnevane, Leya Sultan, Eimear Joy, Sarah Conlon, Katie Weller, Ruth Kelly, Hannah Fitzgerald and Kate Cusack who all assisted with the St Gabriel's Sports Day on Wednesday, April 10th. The girls collectively made sure that the day ran smoothly and was a huge success!
Special Olympics Ireland Collection 2019
A huge word of thanks to all of our TY volunteers who participated in the annual Special Olympics Ireland collection day last Friday, April 4th. This group are fantastic ambassadors for both Special Olympics Ireland and our school. Thanks to all teachers, parents and students who supported this great cause.
Shauna O’Brien Photography Competition Winner
A huge congratulations to Shauna O'Brien (Victoire 5) for winning 1st place in the Rotary Club Young Photographer of the Year competition with the photograph below. Thanks to Ms McGing for entering students into the Rotary Club Competitions.
Colours Day Tomorrow
Hope Foundation Awareness day is tomorrow Thursday the 11th of April and we will be raising money in aid of the 5th year students who are travelling to Kolkata next week. We will be having a colours day, bake sale, Easter egg sale and the winner of the raffle will be announced. Prizes in the raffle include: a signed 2018 All Ireland Limerick jersey, two Easter hampers and a Limerick bag of GAA merchandise. Colours day is €2 Raffle is €2 for a line or 3 lines for €5. We would greatly appreciate your support for this very important cause.
Gaisce Walk 2019
Congratulations to all TYs and 5th years who completed their 30km Gaisce walk across the Burren over the past two days. The group sang and danced their way from Fanore to the Cliffs of Moher! Thanks to Mr Byrnes, Ms McKeogh, Ms Kinnerk and Sister Teresa who accompanied the group. Well done to all involved.
First Year Outdoor Education Trip to Killaloe
Please find attached a letter that the students will be bringing home outlining our trip to Killaloe in May . It is possible to pay for this through the school app. Thank you PE Dept.
NOTICE - Great Limerick Run TY Volunteers
For TYs that have volunteered for the Regeneron Great Limerick Run, the Health and Safety evenings will take place on Thursday, April 26th in the Main Plaza, Crescent Shopping Centre at 6:45 p.m. and Tuesday, April 30th at 6:45 p.m. in the George Boutique Hotel, Limerick. All pupils that have volunteered must attend one of these nights.
Gaisce Walk - April 8th & 9th 2019
A reminder to those travelling to the Burren, Co. Clare on Monday, April 8th to complete their Gaisce Walk that the bus will leave from the Dock Road at 8:50 a.m. Students travelling should wear comfortable walking shoes, pack appropriately, bring some snacks for the journey, and some food to cook on arrival at our accommodation on Monday evening. TY classes will run as normal for those not completing the Gaisce Award.
Junior Camogie Success
Well done to our Junior Camogie team who won the country colleges final today versus Abbeyfeale. The first half was a tough, tight encounter with Laurel Hill leading by a single goal. In the second half the girls played brilliantly as a team and put up a huge score. What was most impressive was the hard work and intelligent interchange between the team. Well done girls. Thanks to our First Year players who came to support. A special thanks to TY student Niamh Browne for assisting the coaches all year. Hondhill!
Junior Camogie Final
Best of luck to our Junior Camogie panel in the county colleges final tomorrow v Abbeyfeale. This is the girls’ third final this year having won the county 1st and 2nd year blitz and also narrowly missing out on their Munster final by a single point. Best of luck girls. Hondhill!
Hope Foundation Awareness Day
We are having a Hope Foundation awareness day on Thursday the 11th of April to support the 5th year students and Ms Kinnerk who are travelling to Kolkata over the Easter holidays. We are having a colours day, bake sale and raffle on the day and we would really appreciate your support. Colours day is €2 and raffle lines are €2 each or 3 for €5. Our 5th years will be going around to classes tomorrow to collect money. 1st Prize: Signed 2018 All Ireland Limerick jersey 2nd Prize: Large Easter hamper 3rd Prize: Easter hamper 4th Prize: Limerick GAA merchandise
*FINAL REMINDER* - 4th Year Gaisce Walk
This is a final reminder to 4th year students doing Gaisce that tomorrow - Wednesday, April 3rd is the last day to pay the €40.00 to Mr Byrnes for the adventure activity. The accommodation for this excursion must be confirmed by tomorrow evening ahead of the trip on April 8th and 9th. Thank you for your cooperation.
Biology and Agricultural Science Trip.
Fifth year Biology and Agriculture Science students are traveling to Fota Wildlife Park on Wednesday 3rd April for an ecology trip. Leaving at 7:30am from the Dock Road entrance. All going well we will return for 5 pm. Please wear appropriate clothes ( rain gear etc) and bring a packed lunch.
TY Subject Choice Forms
5th year subject choice forms will be distributed to all TY pupils this afternoon. Please complete and return these forms to the school library by 3:05 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th 2019. Thank you for your cooperation.
Walton’s Music Competition
A massive well done to the Walton’s Music for Schools group who were one of 6 groups chosen from around the country to go forward to the finals of the competition. Well done to Ms Lawless and Ms Creaven who prepared them for the competition! Well done all
*REMINDER* Parents' Information Evening - Transition Year 2019/2020
An information evening for parents/guardians of 3rd year students who will enter Transition Year in September 2019 will take place on Monday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the school. On the evening, the Transition Year Programme for 2019/2020 will be outlined. Current 3rd pupils entering Transition Year in September 2019 are not required to attend this information session.
Reminder to 2nd years to bring in their permission slip and €10 for the trip to Knock on May 10th. A reminder to 5th years that a development education day takes place on Tuesday April 2nd. Please wear uniform or correct PE gear.
TY African Drumming & Dance Workshops
TY African Drumming and Dance workshops will take place next Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. Amiens 4 and Victoire 4 will have their workshop on Tuesday, April 2nd. Loyola 4 and Patrick 4 will have their workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd. All workshops will take place in the school gym and run for the full day. Pupils are required to wear their PE uniform on the day of their workshop. The workshops will be run by the Jabba Jabba Jembe team. Videos of previous workshops and further information can be viewed on their website: www.jabbajabbajembe.com
Daffodil Day 2019
A huge word of thanks and congratulations to all of our TY pupils who participated in Daffodil Day on Friday, March 22nd in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Through selling daffodils in school and around Limerick City Centre, the girls managed to raise a phenomenal €5075.00! Thanks to all pupils, parents and teachers who supported this great cause. Each student that participated will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Irish Cancer Society in the coming days.
Reminder to all 6th years applying for Hear and Dare that the deadline is Monday April 1st . All supporting documents must be posted by then .
On Friday March 29th there will be mock interviews for 5th years. Please ensure your daughter is in school to avail of this opportunity. The interviewers are from Northern Trust and Dell.
WINNERS - Limerick's Fittest School 2019
Congratulations to our TY team of Orlaith Keane, Fiona Crowe, Orla O'Connell, Aoife Marie Costelloe and Lily O'Keeffe who won the Limerick's Fittest School Challenge today in LIT. A massive thanks to all the TY students that came to support and to Ms O'Mahony who prepped the team ahead of today.
Limerick's Fittest School Challenge 2019
Best of luck to our TY team of Orlaith Keane, Fiona Crowe, Orla O'Connell, Aoife Marie Costelloe and Lily O'Keeffe who will all participate in the Limerick's Fittest School Challenge in LIT tomorrow - Tuesday, March 26th. A reminder to all those travelling to support that the bus to this event will leave from the Dock Road at 9:05 am and that full PE school uniform should be worn.
Science department has some new students!! Many thanks to Ms Condon Gaffney. Great excitement to see eggs hatching and to watch the little chicks develop. Students have been given the opportunity to interact, care for and learn about chickens from incubation, hatching and finally growth......incredibly rewarding experience
Daffodil Day 2019
Laurel Hill Secondary School students are scattered around Limerick City this afternoon selling daffodils for €3.00 each in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Any support or donation you can offer would be appreciated for this great cause!
Model United Nations Conference 2019
Well done to Hannah Fitzgerald, Kate Storan, Lily O'Keeffe, Emily McNamara, Fiona Kinnevane, Maria Jablonska and Arshia Banerjee who all recently attended the Model United Nations Conference at Wesley College, Dublin. The girls represented Denmark and did their school proud. Thanks to Ms McGing who accompanied the girls on the day.
Limerick Sports Partnership Applications 2019
Any 3rd year student starting in Transition Year in September 2019 who wishes to take part in the Limerick Sports Partnership programme, please click on the link below to register. The closing date for applications is this Sunday, March 24th 2019. https://www.limericksports.ie/news/352-vip-2019-2020
Congratulations to our Junior hockey team who progressed into the Munster Final today. The girls played fantastic today and easily beat Midleton 6-0. We now will play Crescent Comprehensive in the final next week (date to be decided yet).
Daffodil Day 2019
Our TY pupils will be on the streets of Limerick this coming Friday, March 22nd selling daffodils in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Daffodils will also be available to buy throughout the week in school. All donations and support would be appreciated for this great cause. More information about Daffodil Day can be found on: https://www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/major-fundraising-drives/daffodil-day#sthash.UQYlzvVA.dpbs
Seachtain na Gaeilge
To conclude Seachtain na Gaeilge, we recorded our unique version of “Shallow”. Our own Mr Kelly put his own touch to the meaning of the song. We are so proud of all our 2nd and 5th years who sang their hearts out. Huge thank you to Ms Creaven and Ms Lawless for the music inspiration, it’s great to see collaboration between the music and Irish departments. Ní neart go cur le chéile ☘️. The video can be viewed on Facebook or on the following link: https://youtu.be/-opOsj8zqlw
Post Primary Fittest Schools' Challenge 2019
Please return volunteer and entry forms to Ms O' Mahony for the 2019 Fittest Schools' Challenge by next Thursday, March 21st. The entry fee is €18.00 per person. Please return your entry fee and completed form in an envelope with your name and class clearly written on the front.
Minor A Munster Hockey Final
Hard luck to our fantastic Laurel Hill Secondary School team who were defeated by Crescent College Comprehensive today in the Minor A Munster Cup final. A bright future is beckoning for our Minor A hockey stars and we are very proud of all your accomplishments to date