NEWS & EVENTS

Maths Week Ireland

Last week our Year 8 students participated in Maths Week Ireland by completing online challenges and playing maths games against other students from across Ireland.

Special congratulations to Chrysa Lymperi and Eve Keegan who both scored a very impressive 681 points during Maths Week Ireland, more than any other Mount Lourdes students.  Here they are with their hard-earned prizes.

Maths Week Ireland

 

Last week our Year 8 students participated in the Year 8 Numeracy Challenge as part of Maths Week Ireland.  This event was organised by Mrs Henry and the numeracy prefects and involved students working in pairs to solve a variety of maths puzzles which were laid out around the Assembly Hall.  Prizes were awarded for the teams finishing in 1st, 2ndand 3rd place and a trophy was awarded to the winners.

 

1st  Place              Amy Bogue & Amy McPhillips      8D

2ndPlace              Emer Murphy & Riona Dooris      8C

3rdPlace               Ella Blake & Niamh Boyle             8C

Maths Week Ireland

Our Year 8 students will take part in activities from Monday 15th to Friday 19th October to celebrate Maths Week Ireland (http://info.mangahigh.com/mathsweek).

During maths classes they will go to the ICT suites to complete challenges and play online maths games against other students from across Ireland.

On Tuesday 16th October they will take part in the Year 8 Numeracy Challenge.

Pentecostal Ecumenical Service

Blaithin Bogue, in her inaugural role as Mount Lourdes New Head Girl (2018/19), recently participated in an Ecumenical Pentecostal Prayer Service.  The Service was celebrated by The Church of Ireland Bishop McDowell and Mgr McGuinness in Camagh Bay, near Derrygonnelly.  She addressed everyone present on what the Holy Spirit means in her life. 

Speaking, in an open and honest way, she commented that the Holy Spirit worked through her family and friends. Blaithin was acutely aware of the need for the Holy Spirit in her life.  She suggested, ‘We need to acknowledge the fact that everyone possesses the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, no matter who they are, where they live or what they do.   We need to allow ourselves to be enriched with the influence of the Holy Spirit and to be incredibly thankful for the work of the Spirit.  There is no doubt it influences, shapes, moulds and guides us, to allow us to travel well along the path of life.’

Blaithin believes this opportunity allowed her to reflect on the role the Holy Spirit played in her life and appreciate that the Holy Spirit plays an integral role.

Bible Comes to life Exhibition. 

Year 9 students recently participated in the Bible comes to Life Exhibition in St. Macartin’s Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen.  It was a unique exhibition exploring the life and culture of the Bible.  The students got to listen to members of the Church’s Ministry among Jewish people, who have lived in Jerusalem for 5 years and who spoke about the artefacts on display.  Their experience of the Jewish life and culture was evident.  Some of the exhibits present were magnificent, including a scaled model of what the Temple in Jerusalem was like and a very old Torah scroll.   The students got to hold and examine some of the artefacts – some even tried to play the Shofar. 

Ministers of the Eucharist

55 students from 12 parishes were recently commissioned as Ministers of the Eucharist in Mount Lourdes.  The students completed a 4-week training course, facilitated by the School Chaplain, Canon Mc Quaid.  The girls will serve through participation in various school liturgical events throughout the academic year.  They will also be active lay members of their various parishes in either Clogher or Kilmore diocese.

Year 8 French breakfast

 

On Tuesday 25th September Year 8 enjoyed a French breakfast to celebrate European Day of Languages. Mmm, c’est bon!

Your School Your Business

 

All Year 8 students recently enjoyed the ‘Your School Your Business’ programme with Young Enterprise. They had lots of fun networking with their year group, making friends and learning more about their new school. Year 8s also began their careers guidance and education journey as they assessed their employability skills and qualities.

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Celebrate with CCEA 2018

 

Congratulations to Olivia Donnelly who received her N Ireland top candidate award in GCSE Irish at the 2018 “Celebrate with CCEA” awards ceremony held in the Titanic Belfast last week.

Comhghairdeas as an éacht iontach seo.

Year 10 History Trip to Dublin 2018

On Wednesday 24th January 2018 all Year 10 students accompanied by Mr. Murray, Mrs. Judge, Mrs. Devine and Mrs Clarke visited Dublin as part of their Irish History studies. The visit began with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery where students had the opportunity to learn about the history of the cemetery and grave robbing as well as visiting the graves of many of the important figures in Irish history including Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon De Valera and Michael Collins. Next it was on to O’Connell Street and a visit to the site of the headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GOP. The girls received a guided tour of the commemorative exhibition that chronicles the events from the Irish Cultural Revival of the late 19th century through the Home Rule Crisis, the 1916 Rising to the Irish Civil War. An enjoyable day was had by all.

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Year 11 and 13 Art & Design students recently enjoyed a trip to Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre.  This included a tour of the factory and a talk by Head of Design, Fergus Cleary.  The pupils were warmly welcomed by the staff and will be creating  their own designs back in the classroom.  Many thanks to the staff of Belleek Pottery.

Mount Lourdes Grammar and Enniskillen Royal Grammar Government and Politics Students had a Great day at Leinster House.

 

Thanks to The Taoiseach and Minister Humphreys for making it so memorable.

The Eco-Committee are pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Endangered Species’ Poster Competition. The standard of entries was very high and we would like to commend the girls on the quality of their posters. 
Year 8: 
First Place: Irene Lymperi
Second Place: Cara Tierney
Third Place: Maeve Gilligan

Year 9:
First Place: Aoife Bradley
Second Place: Anna Donnelly
Joint Third Place: Cara Mc Cool and Laura Mc Caffrey (missing from photograph)

Maths Week Ireland

Well done to all our Year 8 students who participated in Maths Week Ireland from 14th – 22nd October by completing online challenges and playing maths games against other students from across Ireland.

Special congratulations to Meabh Gilligan 8C who scored a whopping 742 points during maths week, more than any other student.  Here she is with her hard-earned prize.

On 11th October our Year 8 students took part in the Year 8 Numeracy Challenge.  This fun-filled activity was organised by the Year 14 Numeracy Prefects under the direction of Mrs Henry.

The top puzzle solvers received their prizes at assembly this week.

1st :                 Aisling Quinn and Caoimhe Conlon

2nd:                Ella Jackson and Rion Mc Kenna

3rd (joint):     Sophie Turbett and Caoimhe Gallagher & Emilie Reihill and                               Maria Trainor.

Maths Week Ireland

Year 8 students will take part in activities from Monday 16th to Friday 20th October to celebrate Maths Week Ireland.

http://info.mangahigh.com/mathsweek

During maths classes they will go to the ICT suites to complete challenges and to play online maths games against other students from across Ireland using the Manga High website.

Next week we will also be awarding prizes to the top puzzle-solvers from the Year 8 Numeracy Challenge.

Year 10 Trip to Barcelona 2017

91 students travelled to Barcelona for five days in May for their Year 10 trip.  They visited the Science Museum, the monastery at Montserrat and Camp Nou.  The group also went on a boat trip and a walking tour of Barcelona.  The highlight of the visit for many students was the day spent on the rollercoasters in Portaventura.

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Talent show

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Sports Day

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A BOOK IN A JAR

To celebrate World Book Day, Year 8 students were invited to think about how their favourite book, or a book important to them, could be represented in a simple jar. The jars are displayed in the school library in order to offer inspiration on future 'reads' for our students. Here is a selection of the girls’ work:

8D Georgia Mulligan ‘The Dictionary’

8C Eibhlis Treacy ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’

8D Ellie Carrigan ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

8C Aoife Rasdale ‘Alice in Wonderland’

8A Aimee Young ‘The Princess Diaries’

8A Grace Keegan ‘Chinese Cinderella’

8B Caitlin Cuffe   ‘Harry Potter’

8B Caitlin Cuffe ‘Harry Potter’

8B Aine Reilly ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

“IF YOUR LIFE WAS A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE CALLED?”  

Year 9 pupils designed a book jacket that sums up their personality or life. The winning entries from each class are on display outside our school library.

 OPENING LINES

Year 10 pupils enjoyed an activity based around opening lines from famous books.  Both the title and author were identified by the girls, making use of the school library and internet research.

Pictures from our recent Open Night & also from our Carol Service, 'Be a Light this Christmas.'

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Fermanagh Cross-Country Schools Championship

Congratulations to all athletes who competed at the recent 'Fermanagh Cross-Country Schools Championship' in Necarne, Irvinestown.

Team results:
Year 8: 2nd place
Year 9: 1st Place
Year 10: 1st Place

Congratulations to outstanding individual performances from Anna Gillespie Yr8: 4th , Caragh Leonard Yr 9:1st,  Katie Donnelly Yr 9: 2nd,  Megan Murphy Yr 9:4th, Cadhla Bogue Yr 10: 2nd and Sorcha Lavelle Yr 11: 2nd.

All athletes are now preparing for the 'E' District Cross-Country Championships in Cookstown on Wednesday 1st February. Good luck to all athletes!

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Fermanagh School Sportshall Athletics Championship

Congratulations to all athletes who competed in the 'Fermanagh School Sportshall Athletics Championship' with notable success. They are now preparing for the Ulster Schools Championship to be held in Meadowbank Sports Arena in March

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True Colours Exhibition

 

The Art & Design department is delighted that, once again, the work of two MLE Art & Design pupils has been selected for the CCEA True Colours exhibition at the Ulster Museum, Belfast. By invite only, the work is selected as a  representation of the very best of Art & Design at exam level.

The Fine Art  coursework of current year 14 pupil Julie Ann Markey (pictured) was chosen for  AS, while  former pupil Sarah Keenan represented A2. Congratulations to our pupils!

Christmas Numeracy Quiz

Thank you to the Year 14 Numeracy Prefects for organising a fun-packed Christmas Numeracy Quiz for our Year 9 students.  A tie-break question was required after both the “Christmas Crackers”  and the “Blue Team” were tied on 40 points at the end of the quiz.  Here are the winning “Christmas Crackers”  with their prizes.

Public Speaking competition

Ann Scanlon, Year 13, won the Enniskillen heat of the Soroptimist Public Speaking competition.  Her speech was entitled, “Freedom of the press is a precious privilege that no country can forego” – Mahatma  Ghandi.  Ann will now represent the school at the Northern Ireland final of the competition which will be held in Hillsborough next term.  Congratulations also to Niki Sotiropoulou, Year 12, who won second place in the Enniskillen heat and Riona O’Brien, Year 13, who was awarded joint third place.

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Roinn na Gaeilge : Feis Lios na Scéithe

 

Pictured below are Year 8-13 students who were awarded medals in the Irish Language section of the recent Lisnaskea Feis.

Two students, Keyleigh Magee (Yr 13) and Olivia Donnelly (Yr 12) were awarded special overall prizes. Keyleigh received the Frank Maguire Memorial Cup for the best Irish Language speaker at the Feis and Olivia was awarded the prize for the most promising speaker.

Mount Lourdes also won the Eileen Magee Perpetual Trophy for the best overall school at the Feis.

(Missing from the group photo is Dearbhla Mc Gurl (Yr 12).

 

Comhghairdeas libh a chailíní.

Maith sibhse.

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Christmas Tree Festival

To help celebrate Old Rossorry Parish’s 175 Christmas tree festival, Mount Lourdes has put up a tree.

Decorated with hand-made ceramic decorations made by year 10 and painted by Year 11, the tree celebrates the subjects studied each day in school.

The tree Festival is on from Thursday 24th  through to Sunday 28th November.

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Chamber Music Workshop

Mount Lourdes hosted a Chamber Music workshop day on Monday 7th November 2016. The EA Music Service in collaboration with Music in Fermanagh invited Vanessa Sweeney and the Dublin-based Delmaine  String Quartet to work with selected pupils from Mount Lourdes and neighbouring schools. The students prepared music which was performed at a concert in our assembly hall at 2.45pm.

The day was a huge success, enjoyed by participants and audience alike.

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Dublin Gallery tour

The As & A2 Art & Design pupils enjoyed a walking tour of Dublin’s  Museums & galleries of note on Wednesday 26th October 2016.

Starting at the Hugh Lane Gallery and including the Chester Beatty Library, the National Museum of Archaeology and the National Gallery of Ireland, the pupil’s gathered contextual references to complement their independent practical projects and enjoyed a range of Fine Art & Design work from a vast ranges of eras and styles.

Highlights of the day included the Francis Bacon studio, the French Impressionist masters and the retrospective work of contemporary Chinese artist Hong Ling.

A fun and engaging time was had by all.

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On Friday 21st October all Year 8 students participated in the Year 8 Numeracy Challenge to mark the end of Maths Week Ireland.  Lots of maths puzzles were solved and plenty of sweets were consumed! 

Congratulations to our Year 8 students who won 1334 points for the school during Maths Week Ireland.  The top performer was Caitlin Gilligan (8C) who won 57 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.  Well done Caitlin - enjoy your prize!

 

Special congratulations to our prize winners who received their prizes from Mrs McGeoghan at assembly this morning:

 

Session 1 (8B & 8D)

1st           Chloe Allen & Aine Reilly           

2nd          Anna Toal & Carla McCool          

 

Session 2 (8A & 8C)

1st           Aoibhinn Mohan & Katie Carey

2nd          Eimear Campbell & Cristiona McCaffrey

 

Overall Winners

Aoibhin Mohan & Katie Carey

Year 8 students will take part in activities from Monday 17th to Friday 21st October to celebrate Maths Week Ireland.

During Maths classes they will go to the ICT suites to play online Maths games against other students from across Ireland using theManga High website.

Students will also compete against each other to solve Maths problems and puzzles in our Year 8 Numeracy Challenge.

David Hockney Exhibition

The year 11 & 12 Art and Design pupils enjoyed a Contextual trip to the Mac, Belfast and the Ulster Museum on the 29th October 2016. While at the galleries they appreciated the contemporary master, David Hockney’s work first hand and gathered vital information for their on-going personal investigations. A great and inspiring time was had by all.

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European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages was celebrated in school on 26th September.  P4 pupils from Holy Trinity PS were invited to watch Year 10 role plays in French, Irish and Spanish and to take part in language taster games. Year 10 students tasted a variety of European foods. Year 8 students enjoyed a French breakfast while Year 9 students took part in a Euro quiz. Finally a foreign film afternoon was organised for Year 11 students.

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Our girls are Ulster Senior School Tennis Champions 

Mount Lourdes Fundraising Activities raise £9420 for Charity.
A special end of year assembly was held in school on Friday, 24th June at which cheques totalling £9430 were presented to representatives from the school’s designated charities. The recipients included Make a Wish Foundation (N Ireland), The Multiple Sclerosis Society (Fermanagh branch) and The Oisín Mc Grath Foundation. Each charity received a cheque for £3140. Fundraising activities throughout the year included Cake Sales, Talent Show, Fashion show, Senior Quiz, Charity Draw, Tuck shop and Non-Uniform day. Mrs L Donnelly (Charity Co-ordinator) expressed sincere thanks to the Yr. 14 Fundraising Committee for their work throughout the year and to all students, staff, parents and the wider community for supporting the many fundraising initiatives. 
Winners in the recent Prize Draw were: 
1st prize, £250, Teresa Irwin, Enniskillen; 
2nd prize, £150, Alison Seaney, Irvinestown;
3rd prize, £100, Gráinne Mc Cabe, Roslea.

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Year 8 celebrate their End of Year Mass in St.Macartan’s Cathedral, Co. Monaghan

 

This week Year 8’s travelled through the Diocesan Holy Door of Mercy and celebrated their End of Year Mass in St.Macartan’s Cathedral Monaghan. 

Within the grounds of the Cathedral, Mount Lourdes School Chaplain Canon McQuaid, spoke to the pupils about the significance of the Holy Door in St. Macartan’s Cathedral and its connection to the Jubilee Year of Mercy.   The pupils had a great honour bestowed on them with the arrival of the Bishop of Clogher, Rev Liam MacDaid.  He spoke at length to the pupils and interacted with them. Pupils really appreciated the opportunity to speak to the Bishop. 

The year group then entered the Cathedral through the Holy Door of Mercy and celebrated their End of Year Mass.  The theme of the Mass was ‘Friendship.’  Pupils participated in the beautiful celebration of the Eucharist through, prayer, readings, music and procession. 

The atmosphere of the day was one of joy and delight as our Year 8’s have completed a very successful opening year in Mount Lourdes.

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Year 9 Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo

Year 9 along with their teachers and Canon McQuaid (School Chaplain) travelled to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Monday 13th June for a day of Pilgrimage. 

 

Their day consisted of a visit to the Basilica.  Pupils commented on the beauty of the newly refurbished place of worship, particularly the magnificently designed mosaic, which depicts the Apparition of Our Lady in Knock. During the tour of Knock Museum, pupils had the opportunity to examine and study the memorabilia associated with Our Lady’s appearance in Knock.  In the afternoon, pupils were taken on a guided walking tour of the Stations of the Cross, the Chapel of Apparition, the Jubilee Year of Mercy Arch and they also visited the graves of the visionaries.

 

The Pilgrimage ended with the Celebration of the Year 9 End of Year Mass in The Old Chapel in Knock.  Our school Chaplain, Canon McQuaid, celebrated the Sacrament of the Eucharist and we were joined by other pilgrims.  During the Mass Year 9’s prayed, dramatised the apparition, sang and reflected on the experiences they have shared as a year group. 

 

Year 9 thoroughly enjoyed their day of Pilgrimage and went home with many fond memories.

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History and Irish Departments Trip to Dublin

On Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 Year 14 History students and Year 11, 12 & 13 Irish students visited Dublin to extend their knowledge and understanding of the A-Level History module: The Partition of Ireland 1900-1915 and to fulfil the requirements of the Irish Controlled Assessment tasks.
The trip included a visit and tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, where notable figures from Ireland’s past are laid to rest, a visit to the Headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising at the GPO in O’Connell Street, where students had the privilege of meeting the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphries TD, who was the government minister in charge of the commemorative events of the centenary of the 1916 Rising, a stop at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square and finally with a tour of the 1916 Rising commemorative exhibition at the National Museum Collins Barracks.

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Irish Language students participate in Rith 2016

Pictured below are Irish Language students who were among over 50000 runners who recently took part in Rith 2016 – a biennial relay- race that aims to celebrate the Irish Language. The race finished in Dublin with the national event having visited each of the 32 counties in Ireland over an 11 day period. It covered 2600kms. As part of the race, runners passed along a baton which contained a message of support for the language from President Michael D Higgins. Mary Mc Govern, the youngest team member, received the baton in Enniskillen and carried it on behalf of all of the runners from Mount Lourdes.

Maith sibhse a chailíní. Bhí oíche thar a bheith maith againn.

Ná déanaigí dearmad ar an seanfhocal “Labhair í agus mairfidh sí.”

First Minister Mrs Arlene Foster visits Mount Lourdes

The First minister meets Mount lourdes' principal, Mrs Maureen McKeever, on her arrival.

The First minister meets Mount lourdes' principal, Mrs Maureen McKeever, on her arrival.

Mrs Foster meeting Mount Lourdes' Head and Deputy Head girls on arrival.

Mrs Foster meeting Mount Lourdes' Head and Deputy Head girls on arrival.

Year 14 Head and Deputy Head Girls accompanied by Enniskillen Collegiate Head Girl.

Year 14 Head and Deputy Head Girls accompanied by Enniskillen Collegiate Head Girl.

Mount Lourdes music students perform for Mrs Foster

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Mrs McKeever addresses Year 13 and Year 14 Government & Politics students from Mount Lourdes and Enniskillen Collegiate.

Mrs McKeever addresses Year 13 and Year 14 Government & Politics students from Mount Lourdes and Enniskillen Collegiate.

The First minister answers questions posed by Year 13 and Year 14 Government & Politics students from Mount Lourdes and Enniskillen Collegiate.

The First minister answers questions posed by Year 13 and Year 14 Government & Politics students from Mount Lourdes and Enniskillen Collegiate.

Mrs Foster receives a gift from Mount lourdes Head Girl Bronagh McCaffrey.

Mrs Foster chatting with Mount Lourdes Senior Management.

Mrs Foster chatting with Mount Lourdes Senior Management.

Mrs Foster speaking with Mrs McKeever and Mrs McGeoghan (Head of Politics)

Mount Lourdes Head Girl Bronagh McCaffrey and Enniskillen Collegiate Head Girl Alison Glass.

Mrs Foster signing Mount lourdes guest book.

Mrs Foster signing Mount lourdes guest book.

Enniskillen Collegiate Principal Ms Elizabeth Armstrong signing the Mount Lourdes guest book.

Refreshments!

Mrs McKeever and Ms Armstrong chat with Mrs Foster before he departure.

Mount Lourdes Fashion Show

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The glitz and glamour of Hollywood visited Mount Lourdes this morning as Year 14 students took to the catwalk for charity.  

Year 8, 11 and 13 students were treated to a fabulous display of stunning evening gowns.

The students who modelled were escorted down the catwalk by male staff members. 

Anticipation and excitement had been building in the run-up to this event.  Year 13 students were eager to witness the latest fashion trends in evening gowns; no doubt they wanted to pick-up a few ideas for their formal wear next year.

 Year 8’s were truly excited, they couldn’t wait to gain entrance to the assembly hall to see the senior students with their make-up on, hair done and dressed in their wonderful  gowns.

The Fashion Show had a real feeling of celebration.  The audience thoroughly enjoyed the event.  One Year 8 student commented, ‘I cannot believe the teachers walked down the catwalk,’ her friend added,  ‘the girls looked just beautiful in their gorgeous dresses.’

 All of the proceeds were donated to this year’s designated charities – the Oisin McGrath Foundation, Make-a-Wish and MS.

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Drumragh Showjumpers - Charity Inter-schools Show

Congratulations to the Mount Lourdes Year 9 Equestrian Team, who came joint third at the Inter-schools Show, which took place at Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona on Monday 7th March 2016.

2016 World Book Day Winners

Year 8 Winners

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Year 9 produced a bookmark based on their favourite author

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Year 8 pupils designed a bookmark to illustrate a character from their  favourite book.

Year 10 enjoyed a book quiz in the Assembly Hall.

Sentinus Careers Information Day

Year 10 completed a Personal Career Planning programme and Year 12 Experiences of Work with Mr Pat Jamison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 11th February

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Mount Lourdes opens its Door of Mercy

A unique feature of this Jubilee year is that Pope Francis has extended an invitation to each diocese and school throughout the world to open a Door of Mercy. Pope Francis teaches us that this Holy Door will become a Door of Mercy, through which anyone who enters, will experience the love of God.

 

Mount Lourdes opened its Door of Mercy on Monday 1st February, in conjunction with the celebration of Catholic Schools Week.  On either side of the Holy Door the Motto and the Logo for the Holy Year Be Merciful Like the Father is displayed.  It serves as an invitation to each of us to follow the merciful example of the Father.  We are asked not to judge or condemn, but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.

Inventions from Germany Exhibition

Pictured are 10C German students, on their recent visit to the exhibition ‘Inventions from Germany’ hosted by the Goethe Institute in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

 

The exhibition explored important inventions from Germany in the sectors of transport, medicine, information technology, communication, media, engineering, astronomy and renewable energy.

 

Also in the photo are Anna and Konstantin from the Goethe Institute and Frau Zechner, German teacher.

Chinese New Year

Year 11 students attended an event to mark Chinese New Year in SWC Dungannon on Tuesday 9th February. They were presented with their YCT Level 1 certificates in Chinese and had a fun afternoon participating in workshops organised by their tutors from the College.

Science Club

Our Junior students had the opportunity to attend some extra-curricular science activities during the first term in MLE. The arrival of our much anticipated annual Science Club was a brilliant success and the girls experienced making giant bubbles, exploding coke, quirky quicksand and the amazing flame throwing whoosh bottle, to name but a few!

German Department Scholarship Win

Zelal Turan was selected by UK German Connection to take part in a 2-week German visit last summer. She stayed with a host family in Bavaria and attended school each morning there. In the afternoons, Zelal participated in various cultural excursions around the region.

 

It was a great opportunity and Zelal and her parents were delighted that she was selected from a large number of candidates from all over NI/UK.

Prize Night 2015

Prize Night 2015: Congratulations to all those students who
received awards at this year’s Prize Night
ceremony.
We were delighted to welcome Majella
Corrigan as our guest speaker. A past
pupil of Mount Lourdes, Majella is
currently employed by CCEA as
Programme Manager. She managed the
review of GCSE and A Level
examinations in 2013 and was the first
Education Officer in Stormont.
Music was provided by the Chamber
Choir, Grupa Ceoil and Brass Trio and a
group of students performed traditional
Irish dance.  (Click on the pdf for full details)!

STEM

Mount Lourdes were recently delighted to avail of a visit from the Department of Education funded "STEM Module".

 

This mobile science laboratory, travelled from Belfast to Fermanagh early on the 29th January, and offered almost fifty Year 14 A level Biology students an opportunity to run analysis on their own DNA, throughout the day. The girls enjoyed their time in the laboratory; not only did they gain many practical techniques but it also offered them a chance to explore a future career in the field of molecular genetics. Overall, a very worthwhile event. 

 

Maths Week Ireland

Congratulations to Ola Plesner (8D), Sarah Groves (8A), Amy Horan (8B) and Ciara Gunn (8C) who each scored over 100 points for Mount Lourdes during Maths Week Ireland. The students are pictured with the medals they received in recognition of their achievement.

Year 8 Numeracy Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the Year 8 Numeracy Challenge 2015: Farrah McCloskey and Clare Hyde (8D).  They are pictured here receiving their trophy from Mrs McKeever.  Many thanks to the Year 14 Numeracy Prefects for organising this event for our Year 8 students.

Student Council

The Student Council have been involved in a great variety of activities during the last school year. They met with members of the Senior Leadership Team and other relevant individuals to discuss important issues such as school uniform, school meals and the school bookstore. They have participated in youth conferences organised by the Lakeland Youth Centre and

undertaken training provided by the Fermanagh Youth Council.

The Student Council also created a Study Tips noticeboard outside the school examination hall in advance of the Summer Examinations.

Tráth na gCeist

Gael Linn

On Thursday, 8th October’15, Year 10 Irish language students attended the annual Tráth na gCeist organised by Gael Linn in Dún Uladh, Omagh. Following the quiz, all students participated in the Céilí. Congratulations to the team of Anna Hughes, Eimear Logue, Roisín Cleary and Kedra Reily who were awarded 2nd place.

Maith sibhse a chailíní.

Netball - October 2015

 

Mount Lourdes Minor and Senior teams competed in the first round of the Northern Ireland cup on Wednesday 7th October. Unfortunately the senior team (Year  13 and 14) were beat by a very impressive Friends of Lisburn side. However, the Minor team (Year 9) had an impressive win over St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon.  A match report of the minor game written by Minor captain, Aoibhinn Jones, follows below:

“On Wednesday morning we travelled from Enniskillen to Dungannon to play our first Northern Ireland Cup game against St. Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon. The match began at 11:05, the first touch of the ball was the Mount Lourdes Centre to the Wing Attack and then onto the Goal Attack who scored an excellent goal which put MLE into the lead. At the end of the first quarter MLE were 2-0 up. In the second quarter Dungannon came back to score their first goal. With a 3-1 lead going into the third quarter for MLE we required fresh legs to come on to help us get over the line. With exceptional performances throughout the game from all players, especially into the last quarter, we managed to maintain the lead and the game finished 5-3 to Mount Lourdes.

We will look forward to the next round of the Northern Ireland Cup against Loreto, Omagh.”

Aoibhinn Jones

Giant’s Causeway Geography Trip

 

All Year 10 students in Mount Lourdes visited the Giant’s Causeway in September 2015. This trip provided a great opportunity for students to walk on the site of ancient volcanoes and see first-hand how volcanic, climatic and the marine processes have acted over time to create this spectacular landscape. Students were given a guided tour of the causeway and were able to spend time enjoying the innovative Causeway Exhibition Centre. A great day was enjoyed by both staff and students.

Maths Week

 

Year 8 students will represent Mount Lourdes during Maths Week Ireland from 10th – 18th October.  

 

The following activities have been arranged to celebrate Maths Week:

 

1)      Year 8 students will visit the ICT suites during their Maths classes to compete in online Maths games against other students from all around Ireland.

2)      On Thursday 15th October all year 8 students will participate in the annual Year 8 Numeracy Challenge which will be organised by the Numeracy Prefects.

Under-14 Senior Gaelic Football Ulster Champions 2014

Posted May 19th, 2015

 

A comprehensive extra curricular programme is in operation. School teams and individuals have the opportunity to compete in a variety of sports and they have enjoyed success at provincial, national and international level.

Western Area Netball Champions

Posted May 19th, 2015

 

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Year 14 Religious Education and Living (REAL) 


Congratulations to all our Year 14 students who have completed their two year programme.  They were recently awarded their certificate during the prize ceremony.  We were privileged to have Mary O’Brien MBE as our Guest Speaker.  As a child Mary suffered serious, life-changing injuries in a farming accident.  Yet she never let this hold her back in life.  

Mary shared some of her memories from when she boarded at Mount Lourdes with the students.  She also took time to speak about her many and very inspiring achievements e.g. winning medals at the Paralympic games and being awarded an MBE by the Queen. Mary’s life-story to-date was related with a sense of good humour, faith and an unflinching dedication and work ethic to others.

Arkwright Scholarship Winners

Posted May 19th, 2015

 

 

Eco Committee

Posted May 19th, 2015

 

Our Committee have planting 60 native species trees with the Woodland Trust, taking part in a national bird-count study with the RSPB and working with outside agencies such as Ulster Wildlife, on the nationally recognised ‘Saving the Magnificent Meadows’ project.  

Our school actively promote the ideals of energy conservation.  

We currently utilise a burner fuelled by wood pellets and have recently installed solar panels. Following on from this, our Eco-Committee goals for the future will incorporate ideas for efficient energy usage within the entire school environment.

Bishop Liam MacDaid visits Mount Lourdes and celebrates the Opening School Mass

Posted May 19th, 2015

 

Very Rev Bishop Liam MacDaid met staff and students in Mount Lourdes during his visit.  He celebrated the Opening Mass of the School Year later that afternoon.  The theme of the Mass was ‘Together may we journey with God and one Another.’

 

European Day of Languages 30th September 2015

Posted Oct 10th, 2015

 

On Wednesday 30th September a number of events were organised to mark European Day of Languages in school.

Year 10 enjoyed a morning of Connected Learning in Languages, PE and Home Economics where they performed role plays in French, German, Irish and Spanish, sampled some European cuisine and performed a French folk dance and the Macarena in Irish.

Year 8 sent postcards of Fermanagh to a number of schools in Europe as part of an E Twinning project. In turn they received postcards from all over Europe with greetings in many languages. They also enjoyed a French breakfast at break time.

Year 9 students took part in a Euroquiz organised by their language teachers and Year 11 students had a foreign film afternoon.

This was a good opportunity for students to experience a snapshot of other languages and cultures outside of the normal classroom setting.

 

Traditional Musicians play at FLIVE in the Buttermarket, Saturday 3rd October 2015

 

They are ( from left to right):

Kelly Mc Adam, Aoife Boyle & Grace Connolly