Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE)
Gaelcholásite Luimnigh is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its application to the Department of Education and Skills to be included in the first phase of schools to offer Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE) as an optional subject for examination and (SCPE ) Senior Cycle PE for all Senior Cycle students.
The LCPE will be introduced from September 2018 for fifth year students at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh. LCPE is an optional subject in which the students will study and are examined in, as part of the Leaving Certificate, with CAO points allocated accordingly. The new Leaving Certificate Physical Education examinable subject will have three assessment components:
- A physical activity project, (20%)
- A performance assessment (30%
- A written examination. (50%)
Sports psychology and skill acquisition techniques will be among the areas studied. Students also learn to use ICT in an ethical and responsible manner as an integral part of learning and assessment.
The selection of this Limerick ETB school is a testament to the high standards of teaching and learning taking place in its schools across the county. The benefits for the students as they continue their learning journey at Senior Cycle will be far-reaching: including improved health and fitness among young people; raising awareness of physical health; and increasing the range of subjects on offer.
Tuairisc Aontaithe an Bhoird Bainistíochta
Bhuail an Bord Bainistíochta Dé Luain, 11 Nollaig 2017 ag 5.30 in.
Seo an tuairisc aontaithe ón gcruinniú sin.
Pléadh dualgais pearsanra an choláiste agus an Bord Bainistíochta i dtaobh cúraimí Cosaint Leanaí.
Ghuígh an Bord gach rath ar na scoláirí agus an Mháistreás Ní Dhrisceoil maidir leis an Eolaí Óg 2018.
Ba mhaith leis an mBord Bainistíochta buíochas a ghabháil leis an bhfoireann uile maidir leis an raon fairsinge d’imeachtaí a chuireann siad ar fáil do scoláirí na scoile.
Ghuígh an Bord beannachtaí na Nollag ar an bhfoireann ar fad.
Bhí ardmholadh do Chomhairle na dTuismitheoirí as an Tráth na gCeist iontach a bhí acu san ostan Strand i mhí na Samhna.
Gabhadh buíochas le tuismitheoirí na scoile as an méid duaiseanna ar thug siad do Chomairle na dTuismitheoirí i gcomhair an Tráth na gCeist.
Moladh an tacaíocht ó thuismitheoirí agus múinteoirí don Tráth na gCeist chomh maith.
Moladh an líon mór le rá de scoláirí ar éirigh leo scoláireacht a bhaint amach sa Tríú leibhéal.
Molann an Bord Comhairle na nDaltaí sa scoil as a bheith chomh gníomhach sin maidir le h-imeachtaí a chur chun cinn ar mhaithe lena gcomh-scoláirí.
Moladh comhordaitheoir an Chomairle, an Príomhoide Tánaisteach, Máistreás Ní Chiardha as an treoir a sholáthraítear don Chomhairle.
Gabhadh buíochas do phatrúin an choláiste as an tacaíocht de-shíor a léirítear dá scoileanna agus an treoir a léirítear do sheirbhísí na scoile.
Beidh an chéad chruinniú eile den Bhord Bainistíochta ar siúl ag deireadh mhí Feabhra 2017.
Ghuigh an Cathaoirleach gach beannacht don Nollaig agus ghabh sí buíochas as gach ball foirne ar an mBord.
Agreed Statement of the Board of Management
The Board of Management of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh met on Monday, 11 December 2017 at 5.30pm. The following is the agreed report for the school community.
The Board were informed of the importance of Child Protection Procedures training that is provided at the school to all staff.
The staff, coordinator of Transition Year, Mr. Kevin O’ Raghallaigh and school management were complimented for the excellent report from the Inspectorate regarding Transition Year in the school.
The Board wishes all pupils and thier teacher, Ms. Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil, the very best of luck in the BT Young Scientist Competition 2018.
The Board would like to compliment the staff of the college for the considerable range of activities which teachers organise for students.
The work of the Parents Council, especially with the success of the Table Quiz in November was praised highly.
Parents and staff of the school were praised for their great support of the Table Quiz.
Parents were praised for the wonderful range of prizes donated to the school for the Table Quiz.
The Board would like to compliment the the very high number of past-pupils who were awarded entrance scholarships to 3rd level this year.
The Board praised the Student Council for its work in organising events which are of immense benefit to fellow pupils.
Ms. Sinéad Carey was also praised for her guidance of the Student Council.
The Board would like to thank the Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board (LCETB) for all of its guidance and support services in complementing the education and development of pupils at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.
The Chairperson wishes all members of the Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh community, a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
The next Board of Management meeting will take place at the end of February 2018.
Nuachtlitir na Nollag 2017
Ba mhaith le Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh Nuachtlitir na Nollag 2017 a roinnt leat. Tá súil againn go mbainfidh tú taitneamh as mór-scéalta an choláiste a léamh agus eolas a fháil faoi na h-imeachtaí scoile a ghabhann leis an saol scoláire againn. Guímid gach rath ort agus do chúraim uile an Nollaig seo agus táimid ag súil leis an athbhliain agus a bheith ag obair leat arís.
Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh would like to share our very informative and enjoyable Christmas Newsletter 2017 with you. We hope you enjoy reading about the main news stories and school activities since September.
We wish you a most enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break and we are looking forward to seeing you in 2018!
Thank you very much.
Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh was thrilled to learn that five of its Leaving Certificate class of 2017 were successful in being awarded an entrance scholarship to Trinity College Dublin.
This is an incredible achievement for the students and the school.
The Scholarships were presented to each of the pupils on Wednesday, 22 November 2017, at a special award ceremony in Trinity College Dublin.
Niall Herlihy and Oisín Mac Gogartaigh were presented with scholarships from UCD on Thursday, 16 November 2017, at a special ceremony in the University.
Our highly anticipated annual @GCLParents Tráth na gCeist takes place on Thursday, 23 November @LimerickStrand with the superb Ciaran Crowe, who has been QuizMaster for our Table Quizes for the last 12 Years!
This is always a brilliant night for parents, friends and sponsors of the Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh community to socialise, enjoy some great fun and mingle in the beautiful surrounds of the fabulous Limerick Strand Hotel. Tickets are going out to all families tomorrow for the weeeknd and can also be purchased from the school or on the night.
There are always amazing spot prizes and big cash prizes for the winners of the Quiz.
Beidh Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh dúnta amárach de bharr stádas dearg aimsire – Stoirm Ophelia. Níl cead ag aon scoil oscailt amárach má tá stádas dearg aimsire i bhfeidhm.
Bí an-chúramach amárach.
Ná téigh lasmuigh nó cuir tú fhéin ‘s aon duine eile i mbaol.
Níl a leithéad den stoirm seo feicthe ag éinne againn mar 1961 an bhliain dheireanach a bhí ceann chomh holc – Stoirm Debbie.
Eolas faoi Debbie anseo – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Debbie_(1961)
Storm Ophelia – Be prepared, be sensible and be careful and stay safe
Limerick City and County Council emergency teams are on standby as Storm Ophelia bears down on Ireland.
Limerick is one of the counties where a RED wind warning has been issued which, currently remains in effect from 9am on Monday 16 Oct to 3am on Tuesday 17 Oct.
A separate ORANGE rainfall warning is in place and is in effect from 9am until 9pm on Monday 16 Oct.
We would encourage people to stay indoors and don’t make any journeys unless absolutely necessary.
We would recommend a few tips to keep everyone safe:
- secure anything that could blow away such as secure garden furniture, trampolines, flower pots etc as these could be turned into missiles in the wind. Take them indoors if possible
- don’t leave wheelie bins outside on footpaths or at front of houses
- be prepared for services to be out, charge Mobile phones, have torches on stand by with spare batteries
- please don’t leave candles unattended
- don’t make unnecessary trips
- check on your neighbours to see if they are ok, especially if they are elderly
- where possible bring your pets inside
Dial 999/112 for emergency services only if needed.
Limerick City and County Council 061 556000 Out of Hours 061 417833
ESB Networks 1850 372 999
Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050
Stay safe everyone.
Limerick City and County Council will continue to monitor the situation as Storm Ophelia makes landfall and tracks across Ireland.
The local authority’s emergency teams are on standby and they will be deployed when it is safe to do so.
While the Severe Weather Assessment Team will meet tomorrow morning [Monday 16 Oct] to reassess the situation based on the most up-to-date information from Met Eireann and the National Emergency Coordination Group.
The scheduled meetings of the full council and the Metropolitan district have been postponed until further notice.
Limerick City and County Council has been in ongoing contact with the HSE and the Gardai and are appealing to the public to exercise extreme caution.
- Monday should be a no bike day.
- Drive with extreme caution and expect the unexpected. It goes without saying, do not use your phone while driving.
- Listen to local radio and national media broadcasts regarding the current weather situation.
- Stay away from fallen trees and fallen electricity cables.
- Stay away from open water and coastal areas.
- Monitor Met Éireann forecasts and heed all safety warnings issued.
The National Emergency Coordination Group has issued these key messages:
- All unnecessary travel should be avoided on Monday, while the storm is passing.
- Don’t travel in Red level warning areas during the height of the storm unless absolutely necessary, and take due care if travelling in all other areas. Listen to local radio and national media broadcasts regarding the current weather situation.
- High seas predicted, the public are advised to stay away from coastal areas during this period.
- Very strong winds are predicted making driving conditions hazardous, especially for the more vulnerable road users, e.g., cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclist and high sided vehicles. Road users should pay particular attention to the risk posed by fallen trees and flying debris.
- Given anticipated weather conditions, tomorrow should be a no bike day.
- Power outages are likely to occur in certain parts of the country, with contingency planning activated by the ESB. The ESB is advising the public to stay away from fallen cables that may have broken due to the high winds. ESB Emergency Services can be contacted at 1850372999.
- Bus Éireann’s schools transport services will not be operating in counties covered by Red level warnings. Because of the duty of care owed to children and to avoid the risk arising from travelling, the Department of Education and Skills is instructing all schools to act on the Department‘s advice and remain closed. Crèches and Montessori facilities should also remain closed tomorrow.
- People are asked to check in on isolated and vulnerable neighbours today in advance of the oncoming severe weather conditions and again after the worst of the event has passed.
- People are advised to remove patio furniture, rubbish bins and any loose items from around buildings, which can be turned into missiles by the wind.
The public are again reminded to monitor Met Éireann forecasts for their area and to be aware of the weather conditions and to heed safety warnings.
Information is available on www.Limerick.ie, across social media platforms and other traditional media sources.
Be prepared, be sensible and be careful and stay safe.
Beidh fáilte roimh scoláirí Rang a Sé agus a tuismitheoirí/caomhnóirí teacht chuig ár Oíche Oscailte.
We invite Sixth class pupils and their parents/guardians to our Open Night on 14 September 2017.
Bhuail an Bord Bainistíochta Déardaoin, 1 Meitheamh 2017 ag 5.30 in.
Seo an tuairisc aontaithe ón gcruinniú sin.
- Tréaslaíonn an Bord Bainistíochta le scoláirí uile Ghaelcholáiste Luimnigh as a gcuid díograise, díchill agus rannpháirteachas i ngach gné den scoil-bhliain. Tá an Bord Bainistíochta thar a bheith bródúil as éahtaí agus cur chuige scoláirí na scoile.
- Guíonn an Bord gach rath ar phobal na scoile don Samhradh.
- Ba mhaith leis an mBord Bainistíochta ardmholadh a thabahirt don bhfoireann uile i dtaobh na h-éachtaí le linn na bliana agus an dul chun cinn suntasach chun cur le foghlaim agus forbairt scoláirí an choláiste.
- Gabhadh buíochas ar leith do Chomhairle na dTuismithoirí maidir leis an gCeolchoirm a bhí ar siúl i mhí Aibreán agus an díograis a léiríonn an Comhairle chun bualadh go míosúil leis an bPríomhoide.
- Moladh na múinteorí uile, scoláirí agus stiúrtheoir an cheolchoirm, Máistir Cathal Mac An Raoi as an ceolchoirm álainn a bhí ar siúl.
- Gabhadh buíochas do phatrúin an choláiste, an Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Luimnigh agus an Chláir agus Príomh Fheidhmeannaigh, George O’ Callaghan agus a chuid foirne bainistíochta maidir leis an gcúnamh agus comhairle le linn na bliana.
- Ghuigh an Bord gach rath ar scoláirí sa tríú agus sa séú bhliain in sna scrúduithe stáit.
- Beidh an chéad chruinniú eile den Bhord Bainistíochta ar siúl ag deireadh mhí Mheán Fómhair 2017.
The Board of Management of Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh met on Thursday, 1 June 2017 at 5.30pm. The following is the agreed report for the school community.
- The Board praised and complimented all pupils for their enthusiasm, hard-work, dedication and achievements during the year.
- The Board is extremely proud of all its pupils and wishes the entire school community a very enjoyable Summer break.
- The complimented the staff for all its efforts and hard-work in developing the academic and personal development of pupils of the school and for the many achievements in 2016/2017.
- Particular reference and commendation was made regarding the time teachers invest in extra-curricular activities for the benefit of the pupils.
- The Board would like to thank the Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board (LCETB), our Chief Executive, Mr. George O’ Callaghan and his management team for for all of its guidance and support in complementing the education and development of pupils at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.
- The Board is very grateful to the Parents of the Parents Council who meet with the Principal every month to discuss all aspects of the school’s service.
- The Board praised the Council for all its work with the highly successful Bealtaine Concert.
- Especial praise was given to the students, staff and DIrector of the Concert, Mr. Cathall King for staging a wonderful concert.
- The next Board of Management meeting will take place in September 2017.