Snas agus Blas – Eagrán 3

Oíche Oscailte Fíorúil

Is chúis mhór áthais dom, fáilte is fiche a chur romhat chuig Oíche Oscailte Fíorúil Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. Clic ar na nascanna thíos chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoin gcóras Iontrála le haghaidh Bliain 1 2021.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our Virtual Open NightClick on the link below to obtain further information in relation to Enrolment for First Year 2021. 

Click here.

Kevin Ó Raghallaigh 
Príomhoide/Principal

Book Club

As part of our efforts to promote reading as part of the ongoing Wellread initiative, we have created a Facebook group for parents where reading recommendations can be shared. You can find this group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/439710090334856/?ref=share

Caillteanas

It is with profound sadness that the Management, staff and students of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, have learned of the death of one of its Leaving Certificate Students from 2020, Mr. Tiernan Gillespie RIP. Tiernan passed away last night (October 1st) after a long and heroic battle with illness. The whole school community extends our sincerest sympathies to Tiernan’s mother, family and friends.

Here is a link to some documents which you may find useful in order to help and support your child at this time. Click here

The students of the school community have also been informed of the available supports.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Príomhoide / Principal

Ardteist 2020

GCL students, Clodagh O’ Farrell, Ellen Crowe, Anna Kinsella and Rachel Murray who all received between 613 and 625 points in their Leaving Certificate. We are extremely proud of you and all our LC students. Comhghairdeas arís 👏🏻

Gaiscíoch / Warrior

The past few months have been testing times for all our students and in particular the Leaving Cert class of 2020.  Students have had to deal with many losses and challenges experienced as a result of Covid 19. However we would like to acknowledge one particular student whose life and expectations have been dramatically turned upside down since January 2018. 

Tiernan Gillespie’s world came to an abrupt standstill when a lump behind his nose was diagnosed as a tumour. Consequently, for the past two and half years, Tiernan has been in and out of hospital battling with both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Despite suffering numerous side effects,

Tiernan made every effort to attend school where possible. 

Tiernan’s bravery is inspirational. He is an incredible young man who has had to revisit his hopes and plans for the future and adjust them while fighting through his illness.  School life, sporting life, artistic trips, being with his friends and family, trips to concerts such as Longitude, have been paused as he tackles his illness one step at a time. 

What strikes the school community most and in particular his teachers and friends who know him well, is his positive attitude and motivation.  Tiernan doesn’t sit around waiting for things to happen, he makes them happen. Last year while suffering from fatigue and headaches he undertook a physical activity programme in conjunction with the Physical Education Department to help build up his strength. He was committed to this programme and his priority was to attend school as often as possible. Tiernan insisted on being Tiernan and did not want to be defined by his illness. 

Tiernan’s loyalty to his family, friends and school community is very important to him and this loyalty is reciprocated. There is something about Tiernan’s continuous positivity and bravery that will linger in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh for quite some time.

Tiernan, you have shown tremendous courage and your good spirit, boundless energy and strength is an inspiration to us all. We have never heard you complain and you always make time to stop and chat even when we are sure you are not in the mood to. More than all the gifts you have, it is your good humour, pleasant nature and smile that we are grateful for. Know that we are thinking of you at this time and that you have our continued support and solidarity in whatever way we can. 

We are forever grateful for your inspirational  presence in our school. 

Comhairle do Thuismitheoirí

Scoil Nua

Thanks to ⁦‪@Nick468official‬⁩ and @Limerick_Leader for this article. We are really excited about our new development. Exciting times ahead

Planning Permission granted for new school

We are delighted to inform you that Limerick Council has granted Planning Permission for our new school on Clare Street. We are extremely grateful to our patrons, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board for securing this and especially George O’ Callaghan, Chief Executive and Donncha, former principal and Director of Schools. We look forward to the next exciting stage.

Roadmap for the full return to school

The Roadmap for the full return to school was published by the Minister for Education and Skills, Norma Foley.

www.gov.ie/en/publication/b264b-roadmap-for-the-full-return-to-school/

Student Calculated Grades portal

Minister Foley announces Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades to issue to students directly through the Student Calculated Grades portal on 7 September. www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-07-21.html

Reminder

LC Students need to register from 12.00 noon tomorrow 20th of July 2020 to opt in for Calculated Grades.

The Calculated Grades Student Portal will open on Monday July 20 at 12.00 noon.