Hockey Tour August 2019
There will be a meeting tomorrow (Friday 24th May) at 10:50 regarding the proposed Hockey Tour to Belgium in late August 2019. The meeting will be on in the old staff room. All players in Minor A, Junior B and Senior B and C team to attend. The meeting is to confirm if you wish to go on the trip or not. Please bring your €30 holding deposit, application form, copy of passport and copy of European Health Insurance card in an envelope to the meeting.
TY Summer Trip 2019
Our TY students had a fantastic morning at Tayto Park. Today marks the final day of the school year for the Transition Year Class of 2018/2019. Once again they have been a pleasure to bring on this trip. Thanks to Ms Lyons, Ms Keane and Mr O'Regan for accompanying the group and thanks to all TYs for a memorable and enjoyable year. Next stop Newbridge!
Important Information for Junior and Leaving Cert Exams
Please see attached file regarding online marking for some subjects for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert.
Leaving Cert Graduation 2019
Congratulations to Karin Mason who received the FCJ Companionship Award today. Best wishes to all leaving cert students who graduated today. We are very proud of you all.
TY Summer Trip Details - Thursday, May 23rd 2019
A reminder to all TYs travelling to Tayto Park and Newbridge Shopping Centre tomorrow, May 23rd that the bus for this trip will leave at 8:00 a.m. from the Dock Road entrance. Students are advised to bring some snacks for the trip and will be given time to get food in Newbridge Shopping Centre in the afternoon. Pupils are not required to wear their uniform but should dress appropriately for all activities that will be undertaken during the day. We hope to return to Limerick at approximately 7:00 p.m. TY hoodies that have not been collected to date will also be available to pick up tomorrow. Please note each pupil must pay the €22.00 for the hoodie before it can be collected. Thank you for your cooperation.
1st Year Summer Exams Timetable
Please find attached the 1st Year Summer Exam Timetable https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8709_20190521231304.pdf
Camogie Meeting - Tuesday, May 21st 2019 @ 1:20 p.m.
Camogie meeting for all players on Tuesday, May 21st at 1:20 p.m. in the school gym. All interested players from 1st - 5th year should attend.
5th Year Summer Exam Timetable
Please find attached the 5th Year Summer Exam Timetable. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2661_20190520103013.pdf
Athletics success this weekend.
Congratulations to Laurel Hill Athletic team who competed in the Munster Championships yesterday Saturday 18th May. Sarah Butler won Gold in her 800m Junior race. Sarah was then joined by Clodagh Nash, Angel Alfred and Emer Conroy in the 4*100m Junior relay team. The girls were successful again and won Gold in this event also. The girls now progress to the All Ireland championship in Tullamore on 1st June. Well done girls.
We will be selling the yearbook again on Monday for anyone who has not yet bought one. Please bring your €7 with you on sports day to place your order. Yearbooks will be given out next week! Don't miss your chance to buy one
Congratulations to our athletes who had a very successful day out last week at the North Munster Championships. Sarah Butler won 800m (Junior), Angel Alfred won her 200m Minor race and Emer Conroy was 3rd in the 200m Junior sprint. The 3 girls were then were joined by Clodagh Nash to win the 4 * 100m relay event. The girls are competing in the Munster athletics championships tomorrow Saturday 18th May. We wish them the best of luck.
POINTS OF INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Please see attached Points of Information for Parents regarding Graduation, Exam finishing dates and Study. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5493_20190517142508.pdf
Great Limerick Run 2019 - €500.00 Prize
Thanks to all the students who volunteered and participated in the Great Limerick Run 2019. As a result of your involvement, Laurel Hill Secondary School has been awarded 3rd place in the Schools' Fittest Challenge and will receive a cheque worth €500.00. Well done to all involved and thanks to Ms O'Mahony for her help with organising pupils to attend this event.
TY Limerick Sports Partnership 2018/2019
Congratulations to Caoimhe Cahill, Alannah McDonagh, Ashling Morrissey and Ruth Lynch who visited Madrid last week with the Limerick Sports Partnership Programme. The girls visited Spanish schools throughout the trip and coached a variety of activities across a range of class groups. This trip concludes the girls' involvement with the Limerick Sports Partnership Programme for this year. Well done on all your hard work and commitment throughout Transition Year.
REMINDER: TY Summer Trip - Thursday, May 23rd 2019
The TY summer trip to Tayto Park and Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge will take place on Thursday, May 23rd 2019. The cost of the trip is €30.00 per student. All further details can be found on the permission slip that has been distributed to TY students. Extra permission slips can be found in the school library for those that require one. Please note that Monday, May 20th is the final day to confirm attendance. Money and permission slips will be collected in Knapsack Lodge at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning.
2nd Year Summer Exams Timetable
Please find attached the 2nd year Summer Exam Timetable. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6344_20190517000716.pdf
First Year trip to Kilaloe
Last Monday our first years went to UL activity centre in Kilaloe as part of their PE programme. The girls experienced a range of outdoor adventure activities including kayaking, rafting, sailing, high ropes and archery. The day was enjoyed by everyone.
REMINDER: Transition Year Graduation - Wednesday, May 15th 2019
The Transition Year Graduation will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the school chapel. Parents are advised to arrive at the school at approximately 6:45 p.m. Pupils will display their work, celebrate their various achievements from throughout the year and also receive their Transition Year Certificates. Tea/Coffee will be provided after the graduation ceremony. All Parents/Guardians welcome to attend.
2nd Year Knock Trip
A great day was had by the 2nd years in Knock Shrine. The girls experienced a prayerful day full of faith and friendship with a guided tour of the Shrine, a visit to the museum and a celebration of Mass. Their wonderful spirit and behaviour was complimented all in Knock including a special mention by the priest during Mass. Thanks to Ms Garrahy, Sr Teresa and Sr Geraldine for accompanying the girls.
Geneva Trip 2019
An action packed few days were had in Geneva, the TYs and 5th year students visited an animal sanctuary, The Red Cross Museum, CERN, The United Nations and The University of Geneva Observatory. A great trip was had by all and a big thank you to Mr. O' Regan, Ms.Lawless and Ms.Kinnerk for travelling with the girls.
2nd Year Art Trip
2nd year art trip to Limerick Diocesan centre on Tuesday 14th May. Bus departs at 9.30am and returns at 2.30pm. Students should bring a lunch with them and wear school PE gear.
FINAL 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.
Geneva Trip 2019
Best of luck to the girls who are travelling to Geneva today.
The Le Chéile “Pay it Forward” Day: organised by Patrick 1
Many random acts of kindness were performed around the school that day and hopefully, everyone remembered to Pay it Forward. Thanks to all the teachers and students who were especially nice that day and thanks to Ms Thompson and Patrick 1 for organising such a wonderful event!
TY Croagh Patrick Climb - Thursday, May 9th 2019
For all TY students travelling to Croagh Patrick tomorrow morning, please note the bus will depart from the Dock Road entrance at 7:30 a.m. Please wear appropriate clothing, comfortable footwear and bring some snacks and plenty water for the trip. We hope to return to Limerick at approximately 9:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. TYs not going on the Croagh Partick trip have been advised to attend work experience.
Great Limerick Run 2019
Huge congratulations to the 5th year girls for completing the Great Limerick Run on Sunday. The girls began training back in January and built up their fitness and timing over the last few weeks. This is a great achievement for themselves and for the school. Also a big thank you and congratulations to the TY's who completed the run and volunteered over the weekend. You did the school proud. Finally, well done to Mr. McKenna, Ms. O'Mahony, Ms. O'Brien and Ms. O'Reilly who ran the relay marathon. Thank you to Ms.O'Mahony for organising everything and for encouraging people to get involved.
Waltons Music for Schools All Ireland WINNERS!!!
Wow wow wow!! What can we say?? A massive massive congratulations to our Walton’s group who were crowned All Ireland Champions in the National Concert Hall. A massive thank you to their teachers Ms Creaven and Ms Lawless for all their hard work and dedication to the girls and promoting music in our school. This is just reward for all their hard work. Well done all we are so proud of ye. If anybody would like to watch this performance it can be found on this link at 40 minutes: https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0507/1047925-watch-the-music-for-schools-final/
Walton's Music Competition
Best of luck to the Walton’s Music for Schools group who are performing in the National Concert Hall in Dublin today for the final of the competition. The performances will be streamed live on RTÉ Culture at 1pm. A big thank you to Ms. Lawless and Ms. Creaven for all their hard work.
FINAL REMINDER - TY Croagh Patrick Climb 2019
Our annual TY Croagh Patrick climb will take place on Thursday, May 9th 2019. The bus for this trip will leave from the school at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 9:00 p.m. Please note that all students should bring a packed lunch and wear suitable footwear and clothing on the day. This trip is weather dependent and may be subject to change based on the weather forecast. Permission slips have been distributed to TY students and should be returned by Tuesday, May 7th 2019. Any pupils who have not received a permission slip can pick one up from the school library.
Could Patrick 1 please go to the chapel at 8.45 tomorrow morning for a quick meeting. Thank you.
First Year Outdoor Adventure trip.
We hope all the first year students are ready for their trip to Killaloe tomorrow Tuesday 7 th May. Fingers crossed the weather will be on our side. Please ensure you have enough warm clothes etc. See you all in the morning. Please see previous message for ideas on what to bring. Thank you.
First year Outdoor Adventure trip.
We hope all the first years are ready for the trip next Tuesday 7th May. The bus will leave the Dock Rd entrance to the school at 8.50 am and return at 4.30 pm approx. Please leave all valuables at home. Please bring any medication required. Items you need to bring: Swimming togs, towel, shower gear , plastic bag - for wet clothes. A full change of clothes, 2 packed lunches with plenty of water. Rain gear/sun protection is advisable depending on weather conditions. An old pair of shoes/runners to be worn in the water. Thank you.
Final Reminder for Gaisce
This is the final reminder for TY Gaisce students to bring in your record sheet. Wednesday 8th May is the deadline.
TY Midwifery Presentation
Today a group of TY students visited the Maternity Hospital. There were many presentations and a tour of the hospital to celebrate National Midwifery Day and to give the students an insight into the working day of a midwife.
Gaisce Record Sheet
Next Wednesday, 8th May, is the deadline for TY Gaisce students to bring in your record sheet for your bronze award. Please give your record sheet to Ms.Leo Ms.Ryan or Ms.Ní Anragáin. If you are having any difficulties talk to your Gaisce PAL.
Well done to the nine TY groups who participated in the SciFest competition in L.I.T today. A huge congratulations to Alison Roche and Kate Storan whose project “The Legal Way to Drug Addiction” came first in the Senior Social Sciences category and to Aoife-Marie Costelloe, Nadine McMahon and Caoimhe Cahill whose project “Working Waves” received the Physics Award sponsored by the Institute of Physics Ireland. Massive thanks to their teacher Ms Kinnerk for all her hard work and dedication. Well done all!
YSI National Finals
Massive congratulations to four of our 4th years; Ciara Grant, Robyn Conlon, Shauna O Brien and Isabelle Meaney whose project “Girls play sport...why don’t we support?” has been chosen to go forward to the finals of the YSI competition. The girls have worked very hard all year and this is just reward for all their hard work. They are one of just 30 projects chosen out of over 300 entries nationwide. The finals will take place in Croke Park. Well done girls and to their teacher Ms Ryan for all her hard work to get them this far.
Great Limerick Run - Health & Safety Training Evening
Regeneron Great Limerick Run Health & Safety night takes place at The George Hotel, Shannon Street, Limerick on Tuesday, April 30th @ 18:45. Please attend if you did not attend the first training evening at the Crescent Shopping Centre. Thank you.
Transition Year Portfolios
A reminder to all TY pupils that your portfolios should be completed by this coming Thursday, May 2nd 2019 and ready for inspection. Guidelines regarding the completion of the portfolio can be picked up from the school library.
Limerick Sports Partnership 2019/2020
Congratulations to Jana Zundel (Loyola 3) and Aoife Gilmartin (Victoire 3) who were both selected from over two hundred applicants to take part in the Transition Year Limerick Sports Partnership Programme 2019/2020. The girls will begin the programme in September 2019 at the UL Sports Arena. Well done on a great achievement and best of luck!
REMINDER - 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.
Kolkata Day 5&6
A great last two days were had in Kolkata. The girls visited two crèches and a boys and girls home. They finished up with a sari night and an inspirational talk from HOPE foundations Maureen Forrest. Congratulations to the girls for all their fundraising over the past year and most importantly for their volunteering this week. A big thank you to Ms.Kinnerk for travelling with the girls and for all her help before and during the trip. Safe travelling home
Kolkata Day 3&4
An extremely rewarding two days in Kolkata. On Monday the girls visited the HOPE hospital where they got to meet some of the patients and learn about the different work being done in the hospital. They then went on to Keertika girls home. On Tuesday the girls visited a local school called Shri Sikshayatan where they got to do all Indian activities such as sari dressing, yoga, Bollywood dancing and learned how to cook the local cuisine. They then watched a Cricket match and visited Kasba girls home.
Kolkata Day 1&2
Action packed day for the Laurel Hill girls visiting Mother House (Mother Theresa) first, followed by a visit to BeKind Boys home, lunch in Life Skills, some shopping in the Deshkinapan (Saris purchased) and a visit to PBK Girl's Home. A brilliant first day had by all. Today, the girls started the day with dawn mass at Mother House for Easter, walked the banks of the Hoogley River, visited the oldest church in Kolkata and the Victoria Monument followed by an evening visit to Ashirbad boys home.
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.
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 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