ActionAid Speech Writing competition

Ciara Ni Bhrian was one of 9 finalists who recited a speech in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on 21st of March.

The nine finalists emphatically delivered their speeches in front of a panel of judges including Hans Zomer (Head of Communications to the President of Ireland), Winifred Ikhine Akinyemi (Irish Aid), Rodney Rice (former RTE Broadcaster and ActionAid Chair) and Moira Leydon (Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland).

The annual ActionAid Speech Writing competition is funded by Irish Aid. Irish Aid funds an ActionAid Women’s Rights Programme in Ethiopia, Kenya and Nepal with a public engagement focus in Ireland to raise awareness about these global issues. ActionAid uses this funding to work with vulnerable communities in an effort to end early girl marriage, prevent gender based violence, gain land rights for women and help children receive an education.

We are very proud of Ciara for making it to the finals of this competition, and are very grateful to Ms. Chapple, her English teacher, for encouraging our girls here at Laurel Hill Coláiste to take part in this very important global conversation.

Lá na Misiún 2018

Comhghairdeas le Bl. 6 a d’eagraigh lá den scoth do phobal na scoile ar an Aoine seo caite.  Bhain gach éinne sult is spraoi as an tráthnóna agus beidh Halla Bheinín mar ábhar díomá an tseachtain seo tar éis chlaochlú na hAoine!  Comhghairdeas freisin leis na cailíní uile a chuaigh ar an ardán, go h-áirithe na h-iarrathóirí ó Bhl. 1 do Miss Laurel Hill … Tori Ní Bhruadair a bhuaigh i mbliana le damhsa dochreidte Hip-hop.  Maith tú, a Tori.  Fógrófar amach anseo an méid airgid a gnóthaíodh dona carthanachtaí a bhí roghnaithe ag Bl. 6.  Maith sibh uilig!

Vive la France!

Our TYs have been sending some photos back to us from their week away in France.  De réir na ngrianghrafanna thíos, samhlaíonn sé mar go bhfuil siad ag baint sár-thaitnimh as turas den scoth, le cuairteanna ar Fontevraud et Azay le Rideau, toraíocht taisce i Niort agus cruinniú i Halla na Cathrach.  Níor chuir an sneachta isteach orthu mórán mar atá soiléir thíos!  Buíochas ollmhór leis na múinteoirí a thaistil leo – In. Ní Chonchúir, In. Ní Chuilinn agus In. Ní Sheaghdha.

Soroptimist Success for Grace

Well done to Grace Ní Chathaláin who was the winner of last night’s Regional Competition of Soroptimist Ireland, and indeed to all our girls who participated in the competition.  Pictured above are Grace Ní Chathaláin, Sally-Ann Ní Chiarba, Ellen De Barra, Roisín Ní Choirc, Monica Ní Thoráin and Céití Ní Mhathúna.  We wish Grace the best of luck in the next round of the competition, which will take place in Killarney in February .  A sincere word of thanks to Ms. Chapple who organised the event and encouraged our students to take to the lectern.

Road Safety in the Spotlight

Chuir an Garda Síochána agus foireann pharaimhíochaine Luimní taispeántas an-chumhachtach ar “Shábháilteacht ar na Bóithre” i láthair ar an gCéadaoin ag Óstán an South Court.  Girls left with an appreciation of the rules of the road and a very graphic realisation of the implications of bad driving habits and poor judgement, particularly with regard to mobile phone use and drink driving.  Buíochas leis an Máistir Mac Donnachadha.