Student Council Colours Day
Student council are organising a colours day next Wednesday the 11th of December in aid of the Make A Wish foundation. On the day each year group will get to watch a Christmas film (see schedule attached). There will also be a bake sale at lunchtime. Disruption of classes will be to a minimum esp for exam years.
Best of Luck Ruby!
Best of luck to Ruby Myers Lynch from Victoire 4 who will be boxing in the Women's Winter Box Cup 2019 in the UK this coming weekend. This event will be live on BBC Sport from 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7th and can also be streamed online via YouTube. We wish Ruby all the best in the competition!
Please note that the side gate entrance to the school, on Summerville Ave., will be closed for the next few weeks.
2nd and 5th Year Exam Timetables
Notice to 2nd and 5th years that the Christmas exam timetables are posted outside the Staff Room and are available as attachments to this notification. The exams start on Thursday 12th December for 5th. The 2nd years start their exams on Friday 13th December. There are two exams per day (except for the final day for 2nd years). Study for students not sitting a particular exam is available and also between exams on Monday and Tuesday. Please look at the following attachments for the timetables. Best of luck to all students. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7047_20191204152154.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6195_20191204152209.pdf
Congratulations to our Senior South West Regional winners! The girls comfortably won their semi final 27-40 against Abbeyfeale. They then faced tough opposition from Gael Colaiste Tralee in the final. The last minute was nail biting but Laurel Hill Secondary scored a 3-pointer in the dying seconds of the game to win 53-50. This was a tremendous performance from all the team and coach Tommy Walsh. Well done everyone!
A reminder that our camogie teams will be hosting a quiz Thursday evening the 5th of December in Na Piarsaigh GAA club at 7:30pm. There will be many spot prizes to be won in the raffle on the night. Teams will consist of 4 players and each team is €20. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment. Please come out and support the girls #honthehill
Junior Camogie Success
Well done to our Junior Camogie team who beat Nenagh today and have qualified for the Munster semi final. They played brilliantly again to beat last year’s All Ireland 7s finalists. Best of luck to both our Juniors and Seniors for qualifying for the provincial semi finals. The dates for the semi finals will be fixed soon. Hondhill!
5th Year Study Skills Workshop
The study skills workshop with 5th years has been rescheduled for next Monday 2/December. Two classes will attend each workshop. Cost is €5 (some students have already paid). Students will be informed of times tomorrow. All students should attend. This will be a beneficial workshop to help students improve their study skills.
Parent Teacher Meetings
School will finish at 2.50 today and next Wednesday, 4th to facilitate parent teacher meetings
6th year college talk
All 6th years attend a visiting college presentation weekly . This week Guy Flouch from Eunicas gave a presentation on “Going to College in Europe”
School Camogie Quiz
Our camogie teams will be hosting a quiz next Thursday evening the 5th of December in Na Piarsaigh GAA club at 7:30pm. There will be many spot prizes to be won in the raffle on the night. Teams will consist of 4 players and each team is €20. It promises to be a great night of entertainment. Please come out and support the girls.
Congratulations to Jane McNamara (class of 2019) who won an Excellence Scholarship from NUIG for achieving outstanding Leaving Certificate results
Camogie Training - Tuesday, November 26th 2019
Senior and Junior camogie training will go ahead as usual tomorrow morning in the school gym at 8:00 a.m. All players should make the effort to attend ahead of upcoming Munster games at both grades.
JP McManus Scholarship Ceremony
Congratulations to Vanessa Killackey class of 2019 on receiving one of the JP McManus scholarships yesterday. The ceremony was on in the University of Limerick and Joe Schmidt was the guest of honour. Well done Vanessa.
5th Year Agriculture Science class visited Lisnalty Dairy Farm yesterday. Many thanks to the Hannon family for their hospitality
Garda Youth Awards
Congratulations to third year student, Aislinn Barnes, who received one of the 2019 Garda Youth Awards last night. Aislinn is a member of St.John's Ambulance Cadet Unit. Well done Aislinn.
Regeneron- Science Labs Restoration
Our wonderful Science Labs were officially opened yesterday following their superb restoration by Regeneron over the past number of weeks. We are delighted with all the work Regeneron has put in to our four science labs in the school. All the work benches were restored and varnished, walls painted and new lights were put in throughout providing a wonderful learning and teaching space for our students. Many thanks to all who work in Regeneron for making this happen. Please click on the link below to watch the great work carried out by Regeneron https://vimeo.com/user22584303/review/370936428/01e728ce5f
TY Forensics Workshop - Monday, November 25th 2019
A Transition Year Forensics workshop will take place next Monday, November 25th 2019. The workshop will be run by Alison Leck from ‘Forensic Fun’. The workshop will take place across two sessions and the year group will be divided in half to attend each time slot. Session 1: 11:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. Session 2: 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Normal school uniform is to be worn on the day.
Camogie Training & Senior Camogie Game - Thursday, November 21st
First Year camogie training will take place on the school pitch tomorrow evening from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please pack runners as the session may take place indoors if the weather is bad. Juniors are not required to train this Thursday as you have already had a game this week. Seniors will play UL tomorrow evening in a challenge game at 7:30 p.m. on Maguire's astro pitch. All players will meet in the school kitchen at 3:15 p.m. tomorrow afternoon for an activity. A bus will depart at 6:15 p.m. from the school to UL. The game will be finished by 9 p.m. and all players are required to organise a lift home directly from there.
Transition Year Trip to the Gaeltacht 2020
Transition Year Trip to the Gaeltacht 2020 First Instalment now due - €60.00 per student Payment can be made through the school app. Parents who have paid in full can ignore this message
1st Place Limerick Fair Trade
Congratulations to first year student Milana Bokane who won 1st prize in senior section of the Limerick Fair Trade Christmas Competition 2019. Well done Milana.
Science Week Expo
Well done to all students who showcased their projects at our TY Scifest. They did us proud, giving demonstrations and answering lots of questions from visiting students and teachers alike. The six projects receiving the highest votes will go on to enter the regional Scifest competition in LIT next Spring.. watch this space!
TY Women in Theatre Workshop
On Monday, November 18th a group of TY students attended a workshop in the Lime Tree Theatre called 'Women in Technical Theatre'. The girls gained first hand experience of what it is like to operate stage lighting as well as gaining experience in areas such as stage management and sound. They also enhanced their acting skills on the day! Well done to all involved and thanks to Ms Kenneally for accompanying the group.
Trinity College Scholarship
Congratulations to Anna-Marie Rooney class of 2019 on receiving a scholarship from Trinity College. Anna-Marie is currently in 1st year studying engineering. Well done.
Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal
A massive thank you to all students, parents, guardians and staff who brought in Christmas Shoeboxes this year. We collected 90 shoeboxes and they will help bring joy and excitement to children affected by poverty in countries across Europe and Africa!
1st Year Football Success
Congratulations to the 1st Year footballers who beat Abbeyfeale today. They will now play in the County A semi-final against St.John the Baptist, Hospital. Well done girls.
Science of Sound
On Thursday some of the 5th years visited the Irish World Academy in the University of Limerick for a talk on the Science of Sound. They heard about the benefits of laughing for an hour and Ms.Creaven discovered the secret to why she and her sisters sound so fab when they sing together! After the talk they were treated to a concert of songs and traditional music given by 4th year students of the Academy.
Dear Parent/Guardian Please ensure students are in full correct uniform at all times, including coming to and going home from school. Please refer to the school journal for uniform guidelines. M.Cregan
Second Year Business Trip
The Second Year Business students travelled to Butler's Chocolate Factory today. They all had a great time. Thank you to Ms.Cashman and Ms.Rossiter for organising the trip.
BT Young Scientist Update
Today three Transition Year students, Jane O’Brien, Vicky O’Connell and Kate O’Doherty, attended the Health Sciences lab in the University of Limerick to test their kefir samples with Dr. Achim Schmalenberger. The results the girls will obtain will be central to their project and they learned lots about different aseptic techniques. Best of luck in your project girls.
Congratulations to Hollie O'Neill who attended trials and was selected to train with the South West Academy every weekend. Hollie is an avid basketball player and she plays with Limerick Celtics Basketball Club and the school team. We are very proud of Hollie and her achievements.
Sceilig Sport Horses
Best of luck to the equestrian girls competing this Friday 15 Nov in Cork. The girls involved are Abby O Neill, Emma ONeill and Aoife Gorman. The girls will compete in an 80 cm course and a 1m course under time trial with approx 20 jumps .
Shine a Light
Shine A Light . Following on from last year we will be trying to make up packs for the homeless again this year. If you would like to create a pack please bring it to Ms Reilly or Ms O’Brien. Many thanks
Transition Year Car Safety Demonstration - Wednesday, November 13th 2019
All Transition Year students will attend a car safety demonstration at the South Court Hotel on Wednesday, November 13th 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Normal school uniform should be worn on the day and students should also bring appropriate clothing to watch part of the demonstration outdoors.
TY Soar Workshop - Tuesday, November 12th 2019
On Tuesday, November 12th 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. all TY students will take part in a workshop run by Soar. Soar is a collective movement which believes that there is greatness within all young people. They act on this by creating and delivering early intervention, character development workshops for young people aged 13 to 18 years from all backgrounds. These workshops empower young people to thrive, believe in themselves and fulfill their true potential. Within a supportive environment, they are given the opportunity to be themselves and explore any challenges that hold them back from doing so. All students are required to wear their normal school uniform on the day. More information about this workshop and the work of Soar can be found on: www.soar.ie
Minor A and First Year Hockey
The Minor A and two First Year hockey teams travelled to Midleton College today. The Minor As played a super game of hockey with the final score 2-0 to Laurel Hill. Goals scores by Emer Conroy and Caoimhe Murphy. The First Year teams played two matches each, with wins in two out of the four fixtures. Well done to all involved.
Camogie Training: November 11th - 15th 2019
Tuesday, November 12th 2019: Training at 8:00 a.m. in the school gym for all Junior & Senior players. Thursday, November 14th 2019: Training after school in Na Piarsiagh GAA from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for all First Year, Junior & Senior players. All players will tog in school gym at 3:05 p.m. and a bus will depart from the Dock Road at 3:30 p.m. All players will have to arrange collection from Na Piarsaigh at 5:00 p.m. 3rd & 6th year students doing exams this coming week should attend training where possible. Best of luck with your exams. A reminder that the Laurel Hill Camogie Quiz will take place on Thursday, December 5th 2019 in Na Piarsaigh GAA club. All support appreciated.
It was a busy week of Hockey for the girls. After the thrilling win for the Irish Ladies Hockey team on Sunday, six of Laurel Hill Secondary Hockey teams took to the field this week. On Tuesday the Minor B's hosted Loreto Clonmel. On Wednesday the Junior A and Senior A team played away to two very strong Ursuline Thurles sides and today the Minor A team and two first year teams welcomed Bandon Grammar to Laurel Hill. The girls are making great progress, well done to all involved.
1st Year Football
Well done to the First Year footballers who had a great win in their first league match today. The girls beat Hazelwood College 7-7 to 4-5.
TY Self Defence Workshop Photos
A huge thanks to Ken and all the team from Close Encounters Self Defence Systems who put our TY students through their paces today. The girls observed and practiced various self defence moves throughout the day and really enjoyed the workshop.
1st Year Futsol
Congratulations to the 1st years who participated in the Futsol Blitz held today at the Factory Youth Space. We entered two 1st year teams and both played fantastic in all games. They both reached the semi final and were unlucky not to progress to the final. Well done to all the girls involved.
First/Second Year Camogie Blitz
Well done to all of our 1st and 2nd years that took part in today’s Limerick Colleges blitz. Hard luck to our team that made it into the A final but just lost out to Hazelwood on sudden death penalties! Great to get so much game time today for everyone. Hondhill!
Camogie Training- Thursday, November 7th 2019
First Year, Junior and Senior camogie training will take place on Thursday evening, November 7th after school in Na Piarsaigh GAA club. Please tog in the school gym at 3:05 p.m. and make your way to the bus on the Dock Road which will depart at 3:30 p.m. Training will finish at 5:00 p.m. and all students attending must arrange collection from there. Any First Years and Second Years involved in Futsal and/or the camogie blitz tomorrow are not required to attend.
Transition Year Living Art
Check out some samples of work from our Transiton Year Living Art Module. Well done to all TY students involved and their teacher, Ms Madden.
Exam Timetables - 6th and 3rd Year
Please find attached the timetables for 3rd Year and 6th Year November House Exams. They will be taking place next week. Students have been informed with dates/times earlier this week. Students are expected to avail of the study times provided in the exam timetable. Best of luck to all the students. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9430_20191106171110.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8060_20191106171118.pdf
TY Self-Defence Workshop: Thursday, November 6th 2019
A Transition Year self-defence workshop will take place in the school on Thursday, November 6th for the full school day. All pupils are required to wear their PE uniform for this workshop. The workshop will be run by Close Encounters who are a self-defence training provider. They teach truly effective self-defence training techniques for members of the public and cater for all levels of fitness and ability from beginners to advanced. For more information check out: www.closeencountersireland.com
Well done to our Juniors who put in a fantastic performance today against Colaiste Mhuire Ennis. The match ended in a draw Laurel Hill 3-4 to Ennis 2-7. The girls showed great heart today and played really well right up to the last whistle. A draw will be made to see who goes through as top of the group. Hondhill.
A reminder to 5th year students who would like to go on the Camino Walk to please bring in the deposit tomorrow. Deposits will be collected at 8.45a.m in Room 3.
Gael Linn Debating
Best of luck to Leah McNamara, Sinéad O'Brien and Catherine Maher in the Gael Linn Junior Irish debating this evening. Go n-éirí go geal libh cailíní. Go raibh maith agat to Ms.Quinlan for all her help and guidance.
Interschools Equestrian- Clonshire
Wishing the girls the best on Friday. We hope it goes well for you all.