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.
Students from TY who won the Best Business Plan award at yesterday’s Local Enterprise Awards. Maith sibh, a chailíní!
Comhghairdeas le Ceara Bhreathnach ón Idirbhliain agus le Danielle Ní Ruanaidh ó Bhl. 2 a bhuaigh Scoláireachtaí Bliantúla Geraldine Reddan agus a bheidh ag dul chun na Fraince an Samhradh seo. Felicitations, Ceara et Danielle, et bon voyage!
Bhí 1A3 an-ghnóthach ar maidin agus iad i mbun glantacháin don fheachtas thuas. Maith sibh, a chailíní agus míle buíochas le h-In. Ní Luinneachain as ucht ord agus eagar a chur oraibh!
Scoláirí GSI ag Comhdháil de chuid Naomh Uinseann de Pól Óg i bPáirc Thuamhan- ag céiliúradh na h-oibre iontaí atá á déanamh ag ár scoil. Maith sibh agus míle buíochas le h-In. Ní Ríordáin as sibh a sheoladh ar an aistear fiúntach seo.