La Visite de Niort

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!

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.