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.
TY Forensic Workshops
All TYs will take part in Forensic Workshops on Tuesday 15/January. The students will be divided up into two groups (Victoire 4/Amiens 4 and Patrick 4/Loyola 4). Please see attachment for more information regarding career opportunities in Forensic Science. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9550_20190109124321.pdf
Laurel Hill Secondary had 2 league games on Thursday against our neighbours Laurel Hill Colaiste. A massive congratulations to the Junior team who won 4-0. This was a tremendous performance by the entire team and should see us to the top of our league. See attached photo. The Senior team put in a great 2nd half display but were unlucky to lose out 4-2. Well done and great work to both teams.
BT Young Scientist
Best of luck to Lauren Walsh, Orla O’Connell and Issie Murphy who’s project “Ditch the Decks or Feel the Effects” is competing in this years BT Young Scientist in the RDS from Wednesday the 9th to Saturday the 12th. If anyone is going up this week be sure to come by, the girls booth number is 1538! Also well done to Orla O’Connell who gave a great interview on Limericks Live 95fm this morning.
BT Young Scientist Exhibition
On Friday 11th January, several TY students are going to the BT Young Scientist exhibition to support their classmates Izzy Murphy, Orla O'Connell and Lauren Walsh who are exhibiting their project “Ditch the Decks or Feel the Effects”. Best of luck to the 3 girls! Details for the group on Friday are as follows: Bus leaving at 6:30am 11/01/2019 from Laurel Hill Secondary School Dock Road Entrance (hockey pitch) Returning to school-approx 3:30pm The cost of the the bus is €20 Full school uniform is required. Bring large packed lunch and water for the long day.
Double Basketball Win
Congratulations to the under 19 and under 16 basketball teams who both won their All Ireland Cup semifinals today. Our u19 team beat the Holy Family Newbridge by 54 points to 31. Our u16 team beat Scoil Chonglais Wicklow by 50 points to 34. We now look forward to a great day at a double All Ireland final. Thanks to our coach Tommy for all the hard work!
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS
1st Yr Parent Teacher Meeting Wed 9th Jan 4.15 - 6.45pm /5th Yr Parent Teacher Meeting Thur 17th Jan 4.15 - 6.45pm /2nd Yr Parent Teacher Meeting Wed 23rd Jan 4.15 - 6.45pm. School finishes each day at 2.50 - After School Study as normal each day.
REMINDER: Camogie Training (Thursday 3/1)
Hi all. Happy New Year to you. We will have a camogie training session in UL Maguire‘s Field on Thursday 3/January at 12:30. (Maguire’s Field are the new Astro pitches at the far side of the athletics track.) Training is for all Juniors and Seniors. Please bring your gear and be prepared to go straight on to the pitch. Juniors have your Munster 1/4 final match v Midleton first day back at school. Will be great to get together for a session before that game. Thanks.
Shine a Light
https://www.facebook.com/175117796414789/posts/327230717870162/ If you would like to see the drive and determination of the Shine a Light campaign and where all your donations went for the Shine a Light campaign , follow the link above. Well done Mr Rocliffe.
TYs Carol Service with School for the Deaf
Well done to all the students involved with the carol service at the Crescent today. The TY Sign Language class performed ‘All I Want for Christmas’.
Christmas Student Council Fundraiser
Well done to our Student Council for organising today’s festive fun. Thanks to all who baked, donated and participated in today event. Donations, Santa photos and cake sale amounted to €534. This will all go to the Shine a Light Foundation for the Homeless. Also thanks to all who donated clothes and toiletries.
Christmas Exam Timetable
2nd Year and 5th Year exam timetables are attached as PDF files to download. They are also posted outside staff room door. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5923_20181206163553.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1055_20181206163614.pdf
SOAR Workshop TYs
Reminder: Very important all TYs attend. Tomorrow- Wednesday 28/Nov - there will be a workshop held in the school by Soar from 10am to 1pm. The year will be divided into two groups - Concert Hall and Old Staff Room. The workshop is called 'Stripped': It is a program that strips back societal expectations, judgements and barriers and empowers young women to explore and acknowledge their own self-worth.Designed specifically for girls aged 15-18, in this experiential workshop we will utilise examples and references from popular culture as a catalyst for peer-to-peer discussion, exploration and individual development.
TY Wellbeing Expo in Killarney
REMINDER: Tomorrow - on Tuesday 27/Nov - all of the TYs will be attending the Wellbeing Expo 2018 in Killarney. We will leave the school at 8:50am and be back at approximately 4pm. There will be talks, seminars, displays, workshops and fun events at the Expo. Please see the following link for more information: https://balanceexpo.ie/about
TY Wellbeing Week 26/Nov-28/Nov
Notice to TYs that next week we will be holding a Wellbeing week for the students. On Monday 26/Nov there will be a health and fitness day aimed at all levels of sport/excercise. The students must wear their PE gear for the day. There are two workshops - the first is aimed at getting students not involved in sport interested in the benefits of fitness, the second workshop is aimed at students involved in sport. On Tuesday 27/Nov all of the TYs will be attending the Wellbeing Expo 2018 in Killarney. We will leave the school at 8:50am and be back at approximately 4pm. There will be talks, seminars, displays, workshops and fun events at the Expo. On Wednesday 28/Nov there will be a workshop held in the school by Soar from 10am to 1pm. The workshop is called 'Stripped': It is a program that strips back societal expectations, judgements and barriers and empowers young women to explore and acknowledge their own self-worth.Designed specifically for girls aged 15-18, in this experiential workshop we will utilise examples and references from popular culture as a catalyst for peer-to-peer discussion, exploration and individual action. Our aim is to create a space in which girls can explore themselves wholly and without judgement and develop the tools to improve self-confidence and emotional well-being. Please see the following links for more information on each day: Health and Fitness: http://www.healthandfitnessireland.net/secondary-schools/ Wellbeing Expo: https://balanceexpo.ie/ Soar Workshop: https://www.soar.ie/workshops
All Shook Up
A huge thank you to Shauna Kennedy of Morning Star Photography who took some stunning photographs of our school musical. http://www.morningstar.dphoto.com/ https://goo.gl/J5ruPV