Bunaíodh feachtas náisiúnta #StateoftheArt ar an 26 Deireadh Fómhair. Tá múinteoirí agus daltaí Ealaíne ar fud na tíre ag iarraidh curaclaim nua a fháil i gcomhair ealaíne na hArdteiste, i measc rudaí eile. Tá an curaclam atá ann i láthair na huaire sean-fhaiseanta agus as dáta, gan aon athrú ó 1973! Rinne an rang ealaíne, bliain 5, fís iontach chun an luach a chuirimid ar ealaín a léiriú. Chuir siad an cheist “Cad a tharlódh dá gcuirfí cosc ar ealaín?” Tá siad ag iarraidh saol gan ealaín a shamhlú – saol gruama, dorcha chun luach na healaíne a léiriú.

Muna gcuirimid luach ar ealaín ní tharlóidh na hathraithe riachtanacha.

Show Jumping Success

Our school show-jumping team were in action in the local Interschools’ Competition held in Ennis Showground over 3 weekends.

The team won their two qualifying events and came in 3rd and 7th in the final, held on the 8th of October. 2nd year student Mae Nedelec came 1st in the individual competition and won a beautiful cup for the school, with 3rd year student Kara Gupta following in 3rd place. Other team members were Sorcha Ní Chiarba (Bl. 1), Aoife Ní Chiarba agus Ciara de Brún (Bl.2) agus Aoife Ní Lorcáin (Bl.3).

Comhghairdeas libh a chailíní!

Laurel hill Show Jumping

Third year at the top for Laurel Hill Coláiste

Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has been ranked the number one secondary school in Ireland for the third year in a row. The South Circular Road school topped the 2016 Sunday Times guide to Ireland’s 400 best schools this week, after becoming the first Irish-language school to gain the top spot two years ago. It was also the only non-fee-paying school to top the table in the last ten years and  the first all girls’ school to be named the best school in Ireland since 2009.

Kate Butler of the Sunday Times, who compiled the list, said Munster schools performed well this year.

She said: “Munster has generally been doing extremely well. Even though it has only half the population of Leinster, it has almost as many schools in our top 100.”

Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ principal Aedín Ní Bhriain said: “Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ has a long standing tradition of academic excellence and we look forward to continuing this tradition into the future. Equally important is our commitment to companionship and to the sense of community here in school.

“Both our teaching and administrative staff have always given 100 per cent to the curricular and extracurricular activities.”

Limerick students encouraged to eat healthy lunches at school

WITH most secondary schools in Limerick now back in action for the new school year, parents have been urged to encourage their children to eat healthier lunches in school.

As childhood obesity is still on the rise, having a healthy and nutritious lunch during school time is as important as ever.

Principal at Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ Aedín Ní Bhriain said that most of her students “bring in their own lunch, but they might supplement it with something from the school shop”.

The school shop, she said, provides “hot rolls, a variety of white and brown bread sandwiches and wraps, some fruit, some juices and there are some sweets and chocolate as well”.  They also offer soup in the winter.

She also said that the over-consumption of fizzy drinks and confectionary items is not a problem in the school.

“Many of the girls bring in different teas because we have boilers to heat whatever drink you want and a lot of the girls drink water too,” she explained.

She added that while the school currently has no ban on confectionary items, she would “have no hesitation in banning” them if the need arose.