Comhghairdeas Céití Ní M. Bl. 5, who was one of 15 students chosen to deliver TED-Ed Club presentations in Mansion House to mark 100th anniversary of First Dáil.
The presentations begin at 1 p.m. in the Round Room of the Mansion House, the venue for the first public sitting of Dáil Éireann on 21 January 1919. Following the event, the students’ presentations will be available for viewing on the TED-Ed Clubs channel on YouTube and on Oireachtas TV.
Katies chosen topic is “Where has the pride in Irish gone?”
“The calibre of the students’ presentations is simply outstanding and will be inspiring to all those who hear them. These are brave, empathetic, intelligent and insightful young people with powerful messages,” said Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD. “There can be no better way to commemorate the first hundred years of Dáil Éireann than to highlight voices of future leadership in our country as these students surely represent.”
Cóisir na Nollag le Bl. 6
Sixth year students hosted a Christmas party for 30 junior and senior infants on Thursday December 13th. This event was the culmination of a number of fundraising events. Santa arrived bearing sacks filled with gifts and great fun was had by all! In keeping with FCJ tradition, this initiative was co-ordinated by our Leaving Certs who are actively encouraged to share the spirit of Christmas with the wider community, faoi stiúr RE teachers, Bean Uí Arrachtáin and Bean Uí Shuibhne.
Lá amháin – Gaeilge gan stad!
Tá roinnt d’ár scoláirí ag glacadh páirt i bhfeachtas Gaeilge 24 an tseachtain seo. An dúshlán – Is í an aidhm an dúshláin seo ná daoine óga a spreagadh chun labhairt as Gaeilge amháin ar feadh 24 uair a’chloig: sa bhaile, ar scoil, timpeall an bhaile, le cairde, sa chlub spóirt & eile. Beidh na daltaí i ngach bliain ag déanamh imeachtaí éagsúla a bhaineann leis an bhfeachtas i rith an tseachtain seo! #Gaeilge24 #Gaeilge bheo
Comhghairdeas le Milly Ní Ghabóid a tháinig sa chéad áit sa chomórtas “Swatch Watch”. Comhghairdeas freisin le Caoimhe Ní Ghamhna (2ú áit) agus Giselle Ní Eochaidh (2ú áit) a tháinig sa dara háit. Maith sibh cailíní!
A huge congratulations to Milly Ní Ghabóid who came first in the ‘Swatch Watch’ competitio. Also, congratulations to Caoimhe Ní Ghamhna and Giselle Ní Eochaidh who came in 2nd place. Well done girls!
6th Year Stroll
Chuaigh Bl. 6, atá an-ghnóthach i láthair na huaire, ar siúlóid Dé Céadaoin seo caite le In. Ní Bhriain agus In Cantrell. Bhí an t-ádh leo, mar bhí an ghrian ag spalpadh anuas orthu an lá áirithe seo!Bhain siad an-taitneamh as an lá. Ní neart go cur le chéile #Compánachas #Cairdeas #Folláine
Our 6th years, who are very busy at the moment, went on a stroll up 2 Mile Gate in Killaloe last Wednesday with Ms. Ní Bhriain and Ms. Cantrell. They were very lucky with the weather the entire day and enjoyed it thoroughly! #Companionship #Friendship # Wellbeing
2nd Year Trip to Achill
Chuaigh Bl. 2 go ‘Coláiste Acla’ coicís ó shin. Bhain siad sult as an dturas seo go dtí an Ghaeltacht. Taobh istigh de 3 lá, idir shiúlóidí, surfáil, rince ag an gcéilí, craic agus spraoi, gan amhras, bhí 3 lá den scoth acu. D’éirigh go hiontach leo. Maith sibh cailíní!
Our 2nd years recently made the annual trip to the Gaeltacht where they spent a few days at Coláiste Acla. Over 3 days, they squeezed in walking, surfing, and ceilí dancing to name but a few, and without doubt had 3 unforgettable days there. They had a ball.
Turais thar oíche go dtí an Boireann
Tá imeachtaí na hidirbhliana tar éis tosú le fuinneamh i mbliana. Ag tús na bliana, thaisteal muintir na hIdirbliana ar thuras thar oíche go dtí an Boireann chun siúlóid a dhéanamh, mar tá siad ag eagrú a gcuid imeachtaí breise chun an Bonn Gaisce Cré-Umha a fháil. Shiúil siad 25km. Bhain siad an-sult as. Maith sibh cailíní!
TY activities have started very energetically this year. At the start of the year, the TYs went on an overnight trip to the Burren to take part in a walk, as they are organising their extra activities to achieve the GAISCE Bronze Award. They walked over 25km and although tired when finished, they really enjoyed it. Well done to all who took part.
Comhghairdeas ollmhór don Choiste Meabhairshláinte i mBl. 5, pictured below celebrating their wonderful achievement in securing a second Amber Flag for the school for their ongoing work in promoting Positive Mental Health!
A wonderful return visit by Lycée Jean Macé to our school occurred recently, with students – Irish and French – benefiting from the cultural exchange. Many thanks to all our host families, who extended a traditional “Céad míle fáilte” to our visitors, to the teachers who kindly hosted French students in their classrooms. A special word of thanks goes to In. Ní Chonchúir, In. Ní Chuilinn and In. Ní Sheaghdha who accompanied our students to France and organised the return trip. To all those who helped in any way to make the visit a success … buíochas ó chroí!
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.