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

SCHOOL UNIFORM SALE

2018/06/12 12:30:04

The School's Parents' Council will hold a Uniform Sale Thursday 21st June 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.. Parents' Council will hold a second uniform sale on Wednesday 15th August 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Uniform donations may be dropped into School Reception.

Camogie Awards Night

2018/05/31 18:40:02

Well done to all of our camogie players who were presented with their medals tonight. Thanks to Limerick inter county player Rebecca Delee for making the presentations. The first years, Juniors and Seniors all received medals for their county and provincial success. The First Years won the county and Munster blitzes. The Juniors won the county colleges competition. The seniors won the Munster A League for the third time in a row! Huge congratulations to our sixth years who have represented the school so well over the years. They have competed in 24 finals over the six years - a full 24 hours of finals! We wish you the best of luck in your upcoming exams. To all of our players: enjoy the summer break and keep hurling. You won’t feel it but you’ll be “caman” back!

T/Y Fee 2018/2019

2018/05/30 08:09:25

T/Y Fee for 2018/2019 is now due and payment can be made by cash, cheque or through the school app on or before 31st May 2018. In order for us to plan next years activities for your daughter(s) we must ask that you attend to this matter. Thank You, Michael Cregan

T/Y Fee 2018/2019

2018/05/28 08:39:23

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

Camogie Awards Evening

2018/05/25 08:30:04

Awards/medals evening will take place on Thursday, May 31st 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Secondary School library. **Parents welcome to attend** €2 donation towards the evening from each player is requested to help to cover the cost of some light snacks (buns, biscuits, etc.). I will be in the library tomorrow (Friday, May 25th) at 10:20 a.m. to collect from any students in school. Special guests will be in attendance on the evening to present the medals.

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.

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.

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

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.