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
3rd Year Trip to Hunt Museum
The 3rd Year visit to the Hunt Museum has been rescheduled and will now take place on Friday 22nd November 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Please make sure you have given permission slip to Ms. Madden.
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.
Camogie with All Stars
Thanks a million to UL Ashbourne captains Beth Carton and Claire Hehir for taking our camogie players for a training session in UL today. Also on hand was past student and UL/Limerick player Dearbhla Egan. The players had a great time training and well done to them all on coming in over the midterm. The Juniors have a match v Col Mhuire Ennis on Tuesday in LIT at 12:45. Hondhill.
The girls started their last day in Rome with a visit to the Vatican and they said a prayer in the St Peter's Basilica. They saw Pope Francis saying mass on the big screen outside and went on to visit the Spanish Steps. They had gelato at the Trevi fountain and waved to the Colosseum on the way to the Airport! Safe travelling home to all. Thank you to Ms.Lanzarini, Ms.Frawley, Ms.Garrihy, Ms.Lawless and Mr. O'Sullivan for all the organising and for looking after the girls on the trip.
On Friday night the girls went back see Mama Lucia who shared her recipe for Italy's Best Pizza with them. They chose their own toppings and had Nutella pizza for dessert! They celebrated Sinead's birthday in style with singing and dancing! On Saturday morning the girls visited the ruins of Pompeii, which was an amazing experience. Then they headed back towards Rome, stopping at Rainbow Magic Land for four hours of fun.
On Thursday afternoon the girls had a fabulous drive along the Amalfi coast and had some free time to explore the town of Amalfi. They were up early yesterday morning to catch the hydrofoil to Capri, and they took the chair lift up to see the highest point on the island. They had some delicious spaghetti for lunch and of course they found time to fit in some gelato along the way! Everyone is very excited to visit Pompeii today, and then stop in Rainbow Magic Land to try out the rollercoasters on their way to Rome!
Irish Junior Science Olympiad
Best of luck to Roisin Ryan Transition Year who will be participating in the Irish Junior Science Olympiads on Saturday 2nd November 2019 in Dublin City University. Roisin was nominated to participate in this prestigious competition based on her outstanding Junior Cert results in Science and Maths. Best of luck Roisin.
Victoire 4 Charity Challenge Event
Well done to Victoire 4 for organising a Make-up Masterclass for the 1st year students today. All the money raised will be donated to 'Bóthar' as part of the Transition Year Challenge. A huge thank you to make-up artist Brianna Fitzsimons 6th year for sharing all her make-up tips with the girls today.
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.
Camogie Training Update
Training on Wednesday, October 30th at 11 a.m. in UL on the North Campus astro pitch by the pavillion. All Juniors and Seniors should make a big effort to attend. Guest coaches on the day will include Beth Carton and recently awarded Limerick camogie All-Star, Niamh Mulcahy. Training will resume as normal in school on Tuesday morning, November 5th at 8:00 a.m. in the gym for Juniors and Seniors. Juniors are not required to train on the morning of Tuesday, November 5th as you have a game that afternoon. Mr McKenna will post further details on Edmodo. Training will also take place every Thursday after school in Na Piarsaigh from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Players will be required to get their own lift home afterwards. A Laurel Hill Camogie table quiz will also take place on Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 p.m. in Na Piarsaigh. All support appreciated.
The first year business students enjoyed a trip to the bank recently. The Sixth year business students went on a trip to Wisetek in Cork and they learned a lot of information on the running of a company and they got an excellent tour of company. Thank you to Ms.Cashman for organising the trips.
First year hockey
Today all our first year hockey players took part in a hockey blitz in the school. This was the girls second blitz of the season. There was some lovely hockey played today and the girls are really developing their skills since September. Well done to all involved. A special mention to the Transition Years students who acted as team managers and referees today. Well done and thank you.
Congratulations to Laurel Hill Secondary basketball team who won their Senior league game today . They travelled to Tarbert to play Tarbert Secondary school and won 55-33. The girls have now won all their League games with 2 games to be played next term. Well done girls
Italy School Tour
The girls had a great morning, visiting a coffee roasters, a honey farm and an olive oil factory. They then called to visit Mama Lucia for home made pasta bolognese! They are all looking forward to the Amalfi Coast. To see more photos please go into 'view gallery'
2nd Year Italy Tour
After a long trip to Naples the girls enjoyed an underground tour of the city. They even went through narrow tunnels of 50cm wide! After that, they enjoyed their first gelatos and souvenir shopping. They are now on their way to Sorrento on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. Safe travelling to all the girls and their teachers.
Well done to the 1st year Art Classes for creating spooky and scary Halloween images.
First Year Camogie
Training for first years only tomorrow after school from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Please bring your boots and runners as we hope to run the session in the gym and on the pitch. Parents can collect students at the school.
Transition Year Charity Challenge - Bóthar Fundraiser
Victoire 4 will be holding a Makeup Masterclass for First Years as part of the Transition Year Charity Challenge this coming Friday afternoon, October 25th. Entry to the event costs €3 for a regular ticket and €5 for a ticket including one strip of raffle tickets. The raffle is open to all year groups. Raffle tickets cost €2 for one strip and €5 for three strips. Pupils from Victoire 4 will be collecting money throughout the week. All proceeds raised will go directly to Bóthar. Thank you for your support!
Ard Scoil Rís Musical
Well done to our TY students who are involved in the Ard Scoil Rís musical “This is the Greatest Show”. The girls have been practicing hard since September. The show continues tonight and tomorrow night in LIT Millenium Theatre at 8pm. The girls involved are: Helen Daly, Amber Hennessy, Ava Dillon, Lucy Frost, Rachel Goldsmith, Sarah Brennan, Jayne McDonagh, Sinead Moynihan, Lucy Stacey, Ellen Kelly and Ellie Smith.