Tasty 'Spooky' Treats
These are some of our spooky shortbread cookies that the 2nd year Home Economics classes baked this week.
Amazing ceramic pumpkins made by 2nd year art classes. Well done girls
Junior Camogie Blitz Success
Well done to our junior camogie team who won the Munster School’s 7 a side blitz today in Mungret. The girls won their two group games and beat St Mary’s Nenagh in the final. It was great to see the girls back in Laurel Hill jerseys. It was a first school medal for all our 1st to 3rd years. Well done to all involved
Charity Bake Sale
1st Year Bake Sale For Charity On Thursday 21st of October, Maria 2 will be hosting a bake sale for all six first year classes. The event will be held in Knapsack Lodge from 10 - 11 on the Thursday morning. All proceeds will go towards the Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy Centre and Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland. Each individual piece costs 50c - €1 and no change will be given. Classes will be called down at specific times on the day.
Following a series of trials over the last month, the following players have been selected to participate in the Munster U17 Academy regional development squads. Aisling Fahy ,Eabha Randles, Lauren Slater and Emer Conroy have all been selected for U17 academy. Congratulations to the girls
New Hockey Shirts
Please fill in this form by Friday to order your school hockey top. Anyone playing on a school team needs a top. We will place the order and let you know once they are in the shop, you must go to So Hockey, Ballycummin S/C, Raheen, Limerick) and purchase the top there (€30). https://www.sohockey.com/ They also stock the school socks and hockey skorts. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KUdeQKECRUCZFRsXUdAeE_9WGThUqLpOkStFHNNIDbBUOVVMWFVBNVFOME1UQ1ozTUUyODZZTFBZVy4u
There will be midterm study Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th from 10-4 and Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th from 9-4. It will be €5 per day.
Minister's Visit- Limerick Leader Report
Please click on the link below to watch and read a report on the recent visit of Minister Norma Foley to our school https://www.limerickleader.ie/video/education/679437/watch-ministerial-visit-marks-new-era-of-education-at-limerick-school.html
Senior Soccer Training
There will be Senior Soccer Training tomorrow after school. All welcome to join
Irish Examiner interview with Laurel Hill Racing Team
Laurel Hill Racing is a group of 6th Year students taking part in the F1 in Schools Competition. The team were interviewed by Irish Examiner recently- the interview can be found under the following link: https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40720497.html The team would appreciate your support which can be shown by following them on social media at https://www.instagram.com/laurelhillracing/?hl=en
Announcement for New School by Minister Norma Foley
Announcement for New School by Minister Norma Foley.
Well done to the 1st and 2nd year girls who took part in a camogie blitz hosted by Castletroy College today.
Error in Student's Journal
There is an error in the dates for the February midterm in the Student Journal. The dates showing are 14th - 18th February. These dates are incorrect. The correct dates are 21st - 25th February- please amend the dates in your journal.
Final tracksuit order
There will be one last order of tracksuits. The next order after this will be next April/May. If you wish to order a tracksuit (half zip or full tracksuit) - you must fill out the form posted on your daughter’s team’s group. The receipt you get from the app is just receipt of payment, it is not an order confirmation. I have messaged all the students that I have orders for already so no further action is needed if your daughter received a message from me confirming your order. If I have not messaged your daughter this means I do not have a size for your daughter and you must fill out the form. Some people have paid via the app but have not filled out the order form. Payment can be made via the app, if there are problems with this, ask your daughter to message Sile Moynihan on teams. This order will be sent next Wednesday and no orders will be processed after this. Please do not ring reception, email email@example.com
Opening of Year Mass
We gathered together virtually as a whole community this afternoon to celebrate our opening of year Mass. The theme for this year's Mass was Hope and Dreams. We pray that all student's and staff's hopes and dreams are fulfilled this school year. Thank you to Fr. Richie Davern for celebrating the Mass with us. Míle buíochas to the readers and musicians for adding to today's liturgy. Finally, a big thank you to Sr. Geraldine, Ms.Creavan and Ms. Lawless for all the preparation and hardwork for the Mass.
Student Council Elections
Best of luck to all the girls running for Student Council this year. Elections will take place this Thursday morning. Hope you are all canvasing for votes between now and then. Please click on the link below for a list of the students running for the Student Council https://laurelhillfcjlk-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/alison_leo_laurelhillfcj_ie/Ec_YU-xaUetLmmmQ1TmdkrcBsaKhrBaFi081Cw1UPcQijA
Well done to our junior camogie team on their first game back in a year and half. Only 5 of this team had represented the school camogie team before today. Pictured are our 1st and 2nd years on their first time in the Laurel Hill jersey. Great to have sport back. Well done girls
Lunchtime Art Club
Tuesdays for Junior Cycle students and Thursday for Seniors.
Transition Year Self-Defence Workshop - October 4th & 5th 2021
Well done to all Transition Year groups that took part in a self-defence workshop in school over the past two days. Thanks to Ken and all the team from Close Encounters for a great workshop. The planned TY trip to Keeper Hill in Newport due to take place tomorrow, October 6th has been postponed due to the poor weather forecast. A new date will be confirmed soon. All TY classes will take place as timetabled on Wednesday, October 6th.
Incoming First Year's 2022/2023
Laurel Hill Secondary School Virtual Open Night Thursday 7th October 2021 at 7:00pm Please find the link to register for our virtual open night on Thursday 7th October at 7:00. If you would like to attend, you must fill in the form via the link below. Once registered you will receive a link to your email on the afternoon of the event. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KUdeQKECRUCZFRsXUdAeE9hkPTrhdAJOkVHnxQL7WQxUOUpSR0ROOUhLMllCQkdVOFE2UFFZMkM3Ui4u
Le Cheile School Visit
Marie Therese Kilmartin, Chief Executive Officer on her 1st School visit to examine our New School Project been presented with the school 175 and 200 badge. Photo - left to right Head Girl: Caoimhe Lally, Sr. Geraldine Lennon FCJ, Mrs Susan Garrahy, Mr Michael Cregan & Marie Therese Kilmartin.
First Year Hockey Blitz
Well done to all the first years who took part in an in-house blitz last week. It was a great opportunity for the girls to practice their hockey skills and to get to know their new team mates. Thank you to the TY students who helped in the managing and umpiring- Well done girls. Many thanks to the coaches for all the organising.
Minor, Junior and Senior Hockey
Minor, Senior and Junior training are well under way and the girls are putting in huge effort in their training sessions. Keep up the commitment girls as there will be plenty of league matches ahead. We have had matches against Kilkenny College and Crescent Comprehensive in school the past few days and it was great to see matches happening again. All the best for the season ahead. Be sure to keep an eye on Teams for training and fixtures.
Inter School Hockey Blitz 2021
Laurel Hill Secondary School, Crescent Comprehensive School and Laurel Hill Colaiste took part in the annual First Year blitz on Wednesday, 29th September. The venues for the competition were Crescent Comprehensive School and Laurel Hill. It was great to see fantastic skills on show. The TY students managed the teams so well and acted as referees for the day. It was fabulous to see all the schools back enjoying their matches.
Visit from Marie- Thérése Kilmartin
Thank you to Marie-Thérése Kilmartin, CEO Le Chéile Schools Trust, for visiting our school today. We were delighted to welcome you to our school. We look forward to working with you in the development of our new school in the coming years.
Caitlin Shippam- 4th Year Scratch Golfer
Well done to 4th year student Caitlin Shippam who was recently selected for the U18 Ireland team playing in the Home Internationals and gaining her first green jacket. Caitlin was also selected for the Munster Women's Inter provincial team and she was the highest point scorer on the team. She has also been selected to play on the Irish U16 team for the second time. Well done Caitlin on all of these achievements. We are all very proud of you.
Our 1st and 2nd year camogie players had a great day out playing a blitz. The girls were split into 4 teams; Kilkenny, Cork, Waterford and Clare. It was a great blitz where score difference was needed to decide the finalists. Clare eventually came out on top in a great final against Kilkenny. Lauren Slater (TY) was the winning manager. Big thank you to our TY helpers: Sarah Meade, Niamh Ryan, Jayne Meaney, Lauren Slater, Lucy Hartnett, Ava O’Dwyer, Rachel O’Connell and Ella Fitzpatrick.
Camogie Training Information
Camogie training will take place this Wednesday, September 22nd and on Wednesday of each week going forward. All players should pack runners and boots for each session. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th years should note that part of their training session will take part on an astro surface and suitable boots should be worn. Please note the training time for your particular year group below: 1st Years - Tog in the school gym at 3:05 pm, training in Mary I from 3:30pm - 4:30 pm, collection from school at 4:40 pm 2nd Years - Tog in the school gym at 3:05 pm, training in Mary I from 3:30pm - 4:30 pm, collection from school at 4:40 pm 3rd Years - Tog in the school gym at 3:30 pm, training in the school gym from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm and on St Clement's astro pitch from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm collection from school at 5:15 pm 4th years - Tog in the school gym at 3:30 pm, training in the school gym from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm, and on St Clement's astro pitch from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm, collection from school at 5:15 pm 5th years - Tog in the school gym at 3:30 pm, training in the school gym from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm and on St Clement's astro pitch from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm, collection from school at 5:15 pm 6th years - Tog in the school gym at 3:30 pm, training in the school gym from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm and on St Clement's astro pitch from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm, collection from school at 5:15 pm If any players have not attended training yet, but would like to do so, please use the link below to fill in your details and you will be added to the Teams page for camogie. LINK: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KUdeQKECRUCZFRsXUdAeEzGMYrdkAEdHozwiZUV-J4BUNU9UVDIxRFUxMkhSNFlEMEI0Ulo0UUdMTy4u All players welcome.
1st year Hockey Blitz
1st year hockey blitz is running from 10.25am- 12.25pm tomorrow, Wednesday 21st September. You can wear your tracksuit to school for the day. The following coloured tshirts/jerseys are to be worn; Victoire= Black Patrick = Pink Maria= Purple Bríd= Red Amiens= Yellow Loyola are joining up with Amiens and Bríd. The girls from this class know which group they are in already. Please don't forget gumshields and shinguards. Thanks, Ms. Murphy
School Closed Monday 27th September
School Closed on Monday 27th September as part of our Scheduled School Calendar
Hockey Strength and Conditioning Sessions
Fitness sessions open to all hockey players starting next Wednesday 22/09/2021 3.15-4.15. These sessions are designed to improve fitness and footwork especially for hockey players! Please fill out the form below to register your name. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KUdeQKECRUCZFRsXUdAeE_9WGThUqLpOkStFHNNIDbBUOTA1NVJPMkhCQkQ5UTRRQlJPOE9RRDJKUC4u
The first order (ordered at the end of June) of PE tracksuits came yesterday and were given out to the girls. All tracksuits were checked with O Neills staff off the order forms that were substituted. Tracksuits cannot be returned for a different size as they are initialled. Please do not ring reception about the tracksuits. There will be another order which will be the last order until next May. I will give more details on this tomorrow. If you wish to contact me please ask your daughter to message Ms Moynihan on Teams and I will get back to them.
First Year Homework Club
Homework Club will be available to all 1st Year students every Tuesday (4:00pm - 5:15pm) and Thursday (3:15pm - 4:30pm) after school, commencing this Tuesday 14/09/21. It will be free of charge, and places are limited as a 'first come first served' policy will be in operation. Any student interested in availing of Homework Club is asked to meet outside the Library (R38) today at 3:50pm. Thanking you Mr.Curtin
School Ave closed to traffic on Tuesday 14th September
Please note school avenue closed to traffic on Tuesday 14th September from 8am-9am & 2.30-4.00pm
Procedure for Absence notes/Late notes/Signing out
1. SEND - A Parent/Guardian sends a notification via the school app to the relevant Year Head regarding a student being absent, arriving to school late, leaving school early or for any other information they may need to share. 2. APPROVE - On receiving a notification via the app, the Year Head will approve the note once satisfied. If a student has not received approval from a Year Head for a note, it is the student's responsibility to contact their Year Head via Teams. This is particularly important when signing out of school early. 3. SHOW - Once a note has been approved, the Parent/Guardian will receive notification of approval. In the case of a student signing out or leaving school early, a screenshot of this approval should be sent to the student. 4. GO - Once a student has received the approval screenshot, they should report to reception and show the screenshot before leaving at the arranged time. Please note there is no sign-in/sign-out book at reception any longer due to COVID-19. A late book can be found at reception and pupils can sign this on arrival to school with their own pen. All Parent(s)/Guardian(s) should collect their daughter from the reception door on signing out. Please note pupils are not permitted to walk out of the school under any circumstances. The only entry and exit point from the school when a student is leaving school early for a valid reason, is going home due to illness, or is reporting late to school is via the reception door at the front of the building. No other entry or exit points should be used in this instance.
Irish Junior Debating
All 1st, 2nd or 3rd year students who are interested in Irish debating are invited to meet outside Patrick 1 classroom today, Monday 13th, at 12.25p.m for a brief meeting. Beginners are welcome.
1st year Hockey
There will be NO Hockey today, Friday, after school for first years. Hockey for first years takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Transition Year Trips to Killaloe & The Limerick Greenway (Day 1)
Some photos from the first Transition Year outings of the year. Thanks to all the teachers who have accompanied groups over the past two days.
Camogie Meetings - Thursday, September 9th & Friday, September 10th
Camogie meetings will take place today and tomorrow for all players interested in getting involved. Meetings will take place at the following times: 1. First Years at 12:25 pm today (Thursday, Sept. 9th) in the Chapel 2. Seniors (5th & 6th years) tomorrow, Sept. 10th at 10:50 am in the Chapel 3. Juniors (2nd & 3rd years) tomorrow, Sept. 10th at 12:25 pm in the Chapel Training will begin for all groups next week.
Transition Year Trips to Killaloe Adventure Centre & The Limerick Greenway - September 8th & 9th 2021
To begin the Transition Year Programme 2021/2022, two outings have been organised for 4th year students on Wednesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 9th, 2021. To comply with Covid-19 guidelines, TY groups will attend both the Killaloe Adventure Centre and the Limerick Greenway in two separate groups: • V4 & the first half of P4 will go to the Killaloe Adventure Centre on Wednesday, September 8th and go to the Limerick Greenway on Thursday, September 9th • L4 & the second half P4 will go to the Limerick Greenway on Wednesday, September 8th and the Killaloe Adventure Centre on Thursday, September 9th At the Killaloe Adventure Centre pupils will do a combination of water, climbing and land activities. For the Limerick Greenway, groups will be walking 10km – 14 km of the newly built route. All information as regards gear to be packed, etc. has been shared with the 4th year group via Microsoft Office Teams. Pupils will require a fully packed lunch on both days. Permission slips can still be returned by students before departure on both mornings.
Leaving Certificate Results
Congratulations to all our students, on their incredible Leaving Certificate Results today, we are all so proud of you. Michael Cregan
Hockey is back and coming to a pitch near you! Hockey training for all begins next week. Trials for Minor, Junior and Senior teams will start Monday. You must attend to make the squad! Matches will begin by the end of September. If you don't have a stick, you can borrow one. You must have your own gumshield and shin pads. Wear runners or astros and your PE gear or your own hockey skirt/shorts. All First Years welcome - don't worry if you haven't played before, come along and try it! Training times: Mon 4pm -5pm 1st and 2nd year Mon 5pm-6pm Juniors and Seniors Wed 3.15pm -4.15pm Seniors and Juniors Wed 4.15pm -5.15pm 1st and 2nd Fri 3.15pm -4.15pm 1st yrs (Morning sessions will begin the following week) Please fill in the form linked below to register your name for Hockey 2021/2022! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=KUdeQKECRUCZFRsXUdAeE_9WGThUqLpOkStFHNNIDbBUMklCRlNVTU9JMENPSE9WSTJFTEhYVERVNC4u
Munster Hockey Team
Congratulations to Rachel O’Connor(Amiens 3) who has been selected to represent Munster on the U/16 hockey team. Well done Rachel and best of luck with the new season. Thank you also to her hockey coaches Ms.Rossiter and Ms.Kinnerk.
Leaving Cert Results 2021
Leaving Cert results will be available online from 10am tomorrow, Friday 3rd September. Unfortunately, due to Covid, these will not be available from the school. If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your results/options please call or email the school on 061 319383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The very best of luck from all the staff! We are very proud of you!
The PE tracksuits aren’t in yet, we are hoping to have them next week. Only tracksuits that were ordered in June are coming in this order. A second order with orders placed after June and anybody that wishes to order in the coming weeks will be done by mid September. I will give more information on the second order once the first order is complete.
2nd Years - Return to School Info
On Thursday all second year students need to be in full uniform. No nail varnish/ shellac / gel nails, piercings or lashes permitted. Please see message in Teams re what to bring in on your first day. Your base classrooms are as follows: P2 - room 6 V2 - room 5 L2 - room 7 A2 - room 8 B2 - room 12 (over by chemistry lab) M2 - room 13 (over by chemistry lab)
Welcome to 1st Years
Today we welcomed our first year students to school as they begin their journey in Laurel Hill Secondary School. It was a basic introduction to their class groups and a chance to meet other people in their year. A reminder that students will need a mask, school bag, device, journal, timetable, pencil cases (colours if they have them) and their lunch.
6th & 3rd Year Journals
All 6th & 3rd Year students bring in €10 for your school journal tomorrow. Thank you.
First Year Journal
All 1st Year students bring in €10 on Monday 30th August, this will be collected for your School Journal. Thank you
Transition Year Induction 2021/2022
Transition Year pupils will return to school for induction on Monday, August 30th from 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Students should wear their PE uniforms and masks should also be worn for the duration of the induction. All Covid-19 safety measures should be adhered to at all times. All further information around where pupils should go when they arrive in school on Monday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. will be emailed directly to the Transition Year students and posted on the Transition Year Teams page also.