Find Your Christmas Elf Name!

Christmas is approaching and everybody is feeling festive. Look below to find your Elf name. The funniest elf name will get a Christmas prize. Make sure to comment on our social medias; Instagram and Facebook or on the Top Button website with your name, elf name and class.

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Guess The Teacher

We’re running our first competition for this year: Guess the Teacher. We have 5 teachers all dressed up. Can you guess who they are ? Submit your answers to the box in the library with your name and class. The winners will get a Christmas surprise. Good luck!

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Top Button Correspondents

We’re looking for correspondents from every year to send us in articles so we can have content from each year.

If interested please email us at

Articles don’t have to be school-related ;they can be about music, films, books, recipes , sports or anything that interests you personally.

Please consider taking part as it is a great opportunity especially if you’re interested in journalism.

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Weekend before Christmas Exams

Here at Topbutton, We would like to wish all our students good luck before their Christmas Exams. We would also like to give you some last minute advice for over the weekend to prepare for your exams.

Calm Down: Most people get tensed in these situations and the result is that the are not able to study till the last night before the exams.

Prepare quick notes: Now it’s not the time to prepare award winning notes, like explaining events in history in very short and easy points of not more than 15-16 words per point. Note the relevant formulas and derivations. Underline important topics in your book so that you have to read only those portions before the exam.

Study Diligently: Study whatever you can but in a manner as if it’s your last chance.

We hope these last minute tips were helpful good luck girls!

The Irish Debating Team have reached the Munster Final

Hello TopButton. Iníon Uí Iarlaithe here.

I am writing this because I want to make inform all the students of the war of words, and battle of wit that will take place next Tuesday in the Dromhall hotel in Killarney. It is a temendous achievement for the Irish Debating team to have reached the Munster Final. They are a very hardworking and focused group of girls and have reached this far through sheer determination and effort. They have used their  fierce debating skills and superpowers of Irish grammar to reach this stage. They nearly got defeated by illness, but not even two vomiting bugs  in rounds one and three could dampen their powers.

They will battle against one all-male Cork city school, one all-female cork city school and one mixed county Limerick school. Only one of the four schools willl reach the All-Ireland final which will be held in Dublin on the 21st March.

The motion is  ‘Tá mórchinntí an rialtais seo ar leas an náisiúin’ (This Government’s major decisions will benefit the nation). Our girls will be against the motion. If you spot the debating team practising their debates in the hallways  be sure to stop them and tell them what you think of the government. It will definately help them on their way.

Most of all I would like to ask anyone that is interested in attending the debate to give their name as soon as possible to Iníon de Bhál as time is not on our side for organising (hopefully) the best bunch of supporters that Comórtas an Phiarsiagh has ever seen. Just think of it as temendous practice for your own leaving cert and a chance to have a good long natter as Gaeilge with your friends. It’s not  even every year that Laurel Hill  can reach this stage.

Irish Language Bloggers in Laurel Hill

Have you got an interest in Irish or maybe even in gossip or music? Well, there are two new Irish blogs in Laurel Hill which are being updated by second year students. The first is Ó Mo Dhia, a gossip site with all the latest news, secrets and rumours of the most popular celebrities. You can check Ó Mo Dhia out at

 The other is a music site giving us the low down on the latest songs, CDs and music videos. You can pay it a visit at
These blogs are being updated regularly so make sure to check them out!

Díospóireacht Gaeilge anseo i gCnoc na Labhras

Meánscoil Chnoc na Labhras, An Cuarbhóthar Theas, Luimneach

Dáta: Dé Luain, 26 Samhain, 2012

Múinteoir i bhfeighil: Maighréad Ní Iarlaithe

5.00p.m.- Sóisear:

Foireann A: Meánscoil Chnoc na Labhras, Luimneach                                     (I bhfabhar an rúin)

Foireann B: Ardscoil Mhuire, An Corrbhaile, Co. Luimnigh                              (I gcoinne an rúin)

Foireann C: Pobalscoil Eoin Baiste, An tOspidéal, Co. Luimnigh                    (I bhfabhar an rúin)

Foireann D: Coláiste Mhaincín Naofa, An Corrbhaile, Co. Luimnigh           (I gcoinne an rúin)

Rún: Droch-chultúr is ea an popchultúr


6.00p.m. – Sinsear:

Foireann A: Ardscoil Mhuire, An Corrbhaile, Co. Luimnigh                             (I bhfabhar an rúin)

Foireann B: Pobalscoil Eoin Baiste, An tOspidéal, Co. Luimnigh                    (I gcoinne an rúin)

Foireann C: Coláiste Mhaincín Naofa, An Corrbhaile, Co. Luimnigh           (I bhfabhar an rúin)

Foireann D: Meánscoil Chnoc na Labhras, Luimneach                                     (I gcoinne an rúin)

Rún: Tá sé ceart go mbeadh cead ag  Teachtaí Dála a rogha éadaí a chaitheamh i dTithe an Oireachtais!


Eircom Junior Spiders Competition

The Eircom Junior Spiders is a competition for secondary school pupils who have their own blogs or websites. Last year TopButton as well as Rachel Maria Moore and Naayema Hussaini were nominated for  awarda and Shannon Grimes won the award for the Best Irish Language Website for her site

Any student that is interested in starting a new blog or website in Irish can contact Iníon Uí Iarlaithe for further information and help. This is a great opportunity for students to learn new blogging skills that will no doubt help them in the future with whatever career path they choose. This is open to all pupils in the school in all years. Irish language sites can be created by individuals and also by groups of any size on any topic as long as it is written in Irish.

Click the following links to see the two blogs that were shortlisted last year


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Click here to see all the winning sites from last year

Sports day!

Its sports day tomorrow so dont forget to wear your P.E gear into school so you can join in the fun games which will be held all over the school. Good luck to all those taking part in the activities tomorrow. We here at Topbutton would like to say thanks to all the P.E teachers who helped organise the day. We also want to wish all the participants in the talent show tomorrow the best of luck.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Bake Sale!

Patrick 4 and Loyola 4 are holding a bake sale on Friday the 11th of May and they would appreciate your support. The bake sale will take place in the Concert Hall at 12.36 and it is an animal themed bake sale in order to raise funds for Bothar. They will be sponsoring Fiona Ryan, a past pupil from Laurel Hill, as she does a 4 marathon a day run for 4 days this summer along  the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain in order to raise money for Bothar. Patrick 4 and Loyola 4 would appreciate your help on friday to help Fiona this summer!

We hope you can get involved and help them by buying something on the day!