TY Theatre 2020
Best wishes to our TY students - Sarah Brennan, Ava Dillon, Lucy Frost, Margherita Ní Fhlatharta, Rachel Goldsmith, Jayne McDonogh and Sinéad Moynihan who will all be involved with the Limerick Youth Theatre's performance of 'What Just Happened' which will take place on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th at the Belltable. More details about the performance can be found on the poster attached. All TYs will have the opportunity to attend a performance and see the girls on stage next week! Best wishes to all involved.
Annual Fashion Show
The tickets for the Fashion Show are available from the school reception. They are €15 and you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable night. It will be on in the Strand Hotel on Thursday, 5th March. Your support is greatly appreciated.
A tremendous performance was put in today by the 1st and 2nd years teams today in Dingle. Both teams played Coláiste Íde and Phobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne. Well done girls.
Transition Year Fundraising - OCF Lollipop Day 2020
All Transition Year pupils have been asked to support the Oesophageal Cancer Fund Ireland by selling lollipops in Limerick City Centre on Thursday, February 27th 2020. Information on Oesophageal Cancer Fund Ireland can be found at: ocf.ie A permission slip and further information for each TY pupil to attend this collection can be found attached. Each TY student must complete the permission slip and return it to the relevant box in the school library by this Thursday, February 27th at 8:50 a.m. Any pupil who does not submit a permission slip will not be permitted to attend the collection. Full school uniform is to be worn on the day. All TY students are required to report to school as normal at 8:50 a.m. on Thursday morning to complete a roll call and will be accompanied to Limerick City Centre. Lollipops will also be sold in school over the coming days for €1 each and all support would be greatly appreciated in aid of this great cause. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1371_20200225191304.pdf
AIB Build a Bank Competition 2020
Our TY Build a Bank committee will be taking part in the AIB Build a Bank Challenge in Dublin in March where they will compete against schools from all over Ireland. You can support the group by following them on social media @lhbuildabank where you will find regular updates about the inner workings of your school bank! Please give the Laurel Hill Lifesavers a follow and wish the group the best of luck in the upcoming competition!
TY Munster Rugby Coaching Course
The TY Munster Rugby coaching course that was postponed before the February break has been rescheduled for next Monday, March 2nd 2020. Also, a reminder to those who have yet to pay the €20 fee to do the coaching course, please do so before this Thursday, March 27th 2020.
Relationships and Sexuality Programme
Attention to all parents: Please see the attached letter with regards the teaching of the Relationships and Sexuality programme. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1428_20200225102451.pdf
Ski Tour 2021
Ski application forms were given out to Third Years before midterm break. Applications forms must be in by 3:30pm, Wednesday 26 February. Late forms will be added to waiting list if the tour is oversubscribed. No applications will be considered without a signed form being submitted to Ms Leo. If you need a form, they will be available from Ms Leo in the staff room tomorrow morning Tues 25 February at 8:45am.
Congratulations to Eve O'Leary
Huge congratulations to Eve O’Leary (P3) who won a scholarship to spend three months attending school in France next year. The competition was organised by EIL Ireland, a not for profit organisation which provides intercultural learning opportunities through study abroad, language training, travel awards and group educational programmes. Well done Eve, we are very proud of you. We wish you all the best on your studies in France.
FAO: Current 3rd Year Students - Limerick Sports Partnership VIP Programme Applications 2020/2021
Current 3rd year pupils who will be starting in Transition Year in September 2020, please note that applications are now open for the Limerick Sports Partnership VIP Programme 2020/2021. Applicants must be 16 years old before April 2021 in order to be eligible to participate. The closing date for applications is Sunday, March 15th 2020. First round interviews will take place on Saturday, March 21st 2020. A brochure with further information can be found below. Applications can be submitted by clicking on the link below: https://www.limericksports.ie/index.php/news/99-latest-news/382-vip-2020-2021 https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8094_20200224150026.pdf
Victoire 4 will be selling homemade pancakes tomorrow Tuesday, 25th February in aid of their charity Bóthar. Pancakes will be €2 each with a choice of Nutella or lemon and sugar toppings. They will be sold during breaktime and lunchtime in the home economics kitchen. All proceeds will go directly to Bóthar
Payment for Supervised Study can be made through the school app or by cash/cheque. Please ensure early payment as places are limited this term. Study until 6.00 p.m. will cost Euro 60.00 Study until 9.00 p.m. will cost Euro 90.00
The Laurel Hill Fashion Show committee are organising a school raffle and they have great prizes to give away. 1 strip €2 or 3 strips €5- students will be going around to the classes selling the tickets. Please support this important fundraiser for our school. The draw will take place on Thursday, 5th March.
Ashbourne Cup Winners 2020
Congratulations to Dearbhla Egan, Sophie O'Callaghan, Ms Moynihan and Ms Ryan who were all part of the recently victorious UL camogie squad that defeated UCC in the Ashbourne Cup final on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-12. The win means UL have now won the last five Ashbourne Cup titles in a row. It is great to see both past and present members of the school community involved and well done to all players and staff members on a fantastic achievement!
What an amazing week! The girls were excellently behaved, great fun and a credit to all their parents & guardians. We are delighted to bring Ski 20 to an end with everyone home safe and sound. A massive thank you to Ms Leo for organising the tour!
Ski 20 Day 5
Second last day on the slopes, they skied us down with a chorus of Mamma Mia. Only one day left of skiing we can't believe how fast the week has gone! We have bowling tonight and an evening in Caldea Spa tomorrow so we're making every second count! A few of our beginners even skied a black slope, piste of cake!!
The girls enjoyed some tasty waffles after a busy day on the slopes.
Congratulations to all the 1st years who competed in the 'Get Going,Get Rowing' competition in the University of Limerick today. All teams performed very well and the school retained the Perpetual Cup again this year. Additionally, well done to Clodagh, Emma, Faye, Orla and Caitlin who came in 2nd place in 1st year girls race. Congratulations to the 2nd year team of Niamh, Ava, Amelia, Ellie and Kirsten who came 1st overall in the 2nd year girls race. Thanks to the 5th year coaches for all their encouragement and organising today.
Ski 20 Day 1
The girls have made fabulous progress on the slopes today but are feeling the effects of their long journey yesterday! Early night required! Phone coverage isn't the best but they have all arrived safely back after a successful day on the slopes
En route to Andorra La Vella for a fun filled week of skiing in the snow and sunshine!
All 1st years are attending the rowing blitz in the University of Limerick tomorrow, Thursday 13th February. They are to attend their first class at 8.50am and meet in the gym at far end of hall at 9.30am. No books are to be brought to the gym please leave them in your locker. The girls are to wear their PE uniform into school and jacket appropriate for weather. They are allowed to bring leggings or bicycle shorts to row in. Please bring 2 healthy packed lunches and 2 bottles of water with you and also ensure you have any medication that may be needed- inhalers. insulin etc. The girls will return to school after the event. Five Euro is required if you have not paid it. Check the wall outside staff room door for the team names and race times. Enjoy the day and thank you to the P.E Department for organising the day.
TY Movie Magic Workshop
A huge thank you to Sinead and Lavinia from TY Movie Magic who visited the school on Monday, February 10th. After completing a talk with the year group, all students had the opportunity to make a short film clip and gained experience in areas such as sound quality, editing and using a green screen! There is no doubt we have some future TV producers, news anchors and film directors in the making! Well done to all involved.
Laurel Hill Fashion Show 2020
The Parent Advisory Council are busy again planning for the annual Laurel Hill Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will be on in The Strand Hotel on Thursday, 5th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are €15 and are available at the school office (061)319383. Your support would be greatly appreciated and you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable night out.
Transition year and 5th year art students enjoyed a 2D needle felting workshop recently. A big thank you to Karen from Fabricate came into school and shared her expertise with the girls.
Hockey training cancelled
Hockey training is cancelled today due to the snow and ice on the pitch.
Hockey Match Cancelled
Today’s Minor B hockey match v Mungret has been cancelled due to the weather.
Women in Engineering
On Friday 7th Feb a group of 5th yrs attended the INSPIRE Women in Engineering event in LIT. There were 4 very engaging and impressive talks from women in different Engineering career paths...Civil Engineer, Senior Operations Engineer, President of Engineers and a Controls Engineer. The girls were really inspired
Get Going, Get Rowing
All 1st years will participate in the Get Going, Get rowing indoor event in the University of Limerick on Thursday, 13th February. Could all 1st years please bring in the €5 entry fee for this event on Monday, 10th February. Ms.O' Brien will visit your class at some stage throughout the day to collect the entry fee.
Congratulations to all those who were involved with both Limerick and Clare Camogie squads over the weekend. It is fantastic to see so many past and present students and teachers lining out for their respective counties. A special mention to Caoimhe Lally (Transition Year) and Hannah Fitzgerald (5th Year) who were both part of the Clare Camogie squad that won the Munster Minor Championship Blitz yesterday. Sophie O'Brien and Ciara Mulqueen (5th Year) were both part of the Limerick Minor team that won the shield at the same blitz. Congratulations also to Orlaith Kelleher and Sinéad Ryan (6th Years) who both made their debuts with the Limerick and Clare Senior Camogie teams yesterday. Ms Ryan was also part of the Limerick panel. We are all very proud of you and wish you all the best for the months ahead!
L.I.T- Climate Action Photography Competition
Congratulations to Kiera O’Connor, Victoire 1, who received a prize for her climate action photograph in Thurles L.I.T campus on Friday. Well done Kiera.
Golfing for Ireland
Best of luck to Caitlín Shippam, Loyola 2, who will represent Ireland in the U16 Nations Cup on 19th-23rd February in the PGA Golf course Catalunya, Spain. We all wish you the very best of luck and congratulations on this fantastic achievement.
North Munster Athletics
Congratulations to all the girls who participated in the North Munster Athletics championships in Salesian College, Pallaskenry on Thursday 30th January. The girls performed very well. The 1st year team came in 5th place in the minor races. A special mention to Sarah Butler (3rd year) who came 6th in the Intermediate Race (2,500m) and Rachel O Connor (1st year) who came 15th in the Minor Race. Both girls now progress to the Munsters in Clarecastle on February 13th. Well done to all and best of luck. A big thank you to their teacher Ms.O Brien for all her guidance and support.
CANCELLED: Munster Rugby Coaching Course
The Munster Rugby Coaching Course planned for this coming Monday, February 3rd will no longer go ahead next week due to unforeseen circumstances. The course will be reorganised and take place on a suitable date in the near future.
Camogie Littlewoods League
Check out the link to the Littlewood’s camogie video. A few past and present players were involved in the making of the film. Congrats on a great advertisement for the sport. Hondhill. https://twitter.com/lwi_gaa/status/1222909625424629760?s=21
First Year Rowing
Well done to Loyola 1 pictured with Ger Hayes from Rowing Ireland upon completion of the 'Get Going Get rowing module'. All 1st years are participating in the 'Get Going Get Rowing' module run in conjunction with Rowing Ireland and the girls will compete in an event in the University of Limerick on 13th February 2020.
6th Year Mock Exams
Please note change to Mock Exams for 6th years. Exams will now start on Monday 3rd February. Students have been informed of same. https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8200_20200129094122.pdf
Well done to all the students involved in Hockey matches over the past few weeks. The Junior A team have progressed to the next stage of the playoffs. The Minor A team are through to the semi-final of the Munster Cup after beating Middleton last Tuesday in the quarter finals. The Senior A team progressed yesterday into the next round of the Munster Cup after beating Villiers 3-1 in a very exciting game of Hockey. Keep up the good work girls!
Nutrition Talks - January 29th 2020
On Wednesday, January 29th Paula Duggan will visit the school to speak with Transiton Year pupils along with any student involved in sport in 1st, 2nd and 5th year about the importance of nutrition, healthy recipes, etc. Paula will speak with all Transition Year pupils from 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. and with 1st, 2nd and 5th year pupils from 11:05 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. For more information please visit Paula Duggan's website at: balancenutrition.ie
Parent Ski Tour Meeting Reminder
Reminder to parents of students travelling on the ski tour that there is an information evening tomorrow, Wednesday 29th, at 7pm in the Concert Hall. The meeting will take 30 minutes.
REMINDER: Munster Rugby Coaching Course Payment
Any students who have signed up for the Munster Rugby coaching course next week, the last day for payment is this Thursday, January 30th. The course will take place on the 3rd & 4th of February. Please bring €20 to Ms O’Mahony to confirm your place. Thank you.
TY Ski Tour Students
Can all TY students going on the ski tour please bring in their P.E. gear tomorrow. There will be a preparation session on in the gym at 8.50am sharp
Closing date for registering with the CAO Is Saturday Feb 1st. Don’t forget to register if you already have not done so. If you are applying for HEAR or DARE make sure you have ticked the box on the CAO before Saturday Feb 1st.
Well done to the U16 Badminton team Sarah Barry, Lauren Slater, Niamh Ryan and Cathy Brennan who reached the Munster Finals today but unfortunately were beaten by strong Opposition from Presentation school in Listowel!
Please note the timetables for the 6th and 3rd year Mock Exams. Leaving Cert students will begin on Tuesday 4th February, 2020. Junior Cert students will start on Friday 7th, February. The files are attached as PDFs. (6th years please note change of time to French exam) https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2900_20200122095842.pdf https://7c9ace7b80156894f6f1-51edfa190f449cdb42588485494c0c92.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6832_20200122095846.pdf
Breast Cancer Awareness
All 6th, 5th and TY students had a Breast Cancer Awareness presentation today from Breast Cancer Ireland. Each girl got a leaflet on signs and symptoms.
Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd year basketball teams who played their first league games of the year today in Abbeyfeale versus strong opponents from Colaiste Íde agus Iosef. Unfortunately our teams weren't successful today but we are looking forward to our next 6 games in the league.
66th Texco Art Competition
Open to all students. Details and application forms available from Ms Madden. Closing date Friday 28th February
In celebration of the FCJ Bicentenary, all students will be receiving a book of daily reflections. This book is a gift to the students from the FCJ Society and includes quotes from Marie Madeleine d'Houet, the FCJ Foundress. Victoire 1 are pictured holding their books which had been presented to them by Sr. Geraldine & Sr. Teresa.
Transition Year Trip to the Gaeltacht 2020
Transition Year Trip to the Gaeltacht - Colaiste Acla in Mayo takes place from 29th April 2020 to 1st May 2020 Cost per student €160.00 Payment can now be make through the school app.
School Uniform Sale
Reminder School Uniform Sale on Tuesday 13th August 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Uniform donations may be dropped into School Reception from Monday 12th August.