Motivation for exam years !

Here’s some motivational quotes for our 3rd and 6th years to help get them through their mocks. Good Luck Girls !



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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Third Year Ecology Trip

On Wednesday the 30th of September all the 3rd year science students went on a field trip to Fota wild life sanctuary in Cork together with their science teachers , Mr O’Sullivan, Ms Smith, Ms Condon Gaffney, Ms O’Reilly and Mr O’Regan. On the trip the students learned all about plant and animal habitats and had hands on experience in working with ecology equipment. A positive worth while educational experience was had by all as can be seen from the photos. We done to all the students involved.

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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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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 Debating

On Monday 26th November, Laurel Hill’s Irish debating teams will be taking on three other secondary schools in the first round of Gael- Linn’s “Comórtas Díospóireachta an Phiarsaigh 2013”. Only three students from both our Junior and Senior teams may speak on the night. The junior team will be made up of third years Claire Dillon, Sinéad Mc Namara and Emily Kennedy whilst the Senior team will be transition year students Shannon Grimes and Rachel Warde along with fifth year Aislinn Twomey. Preparation for the debate has only just began with the junior team’s motion being “Droch- chultúr is ea an popchultúr!” who are in favour of the motion and the motion for the senior team being “Is ceart go mbeadh cead ag Seanadóirí agus ag Teachtaí Dála a rogha éadaí a chaitheamh i dTithe an Oireachtais!” who are against the motion.

The debate will take place on Monday evening with the first debate commencing at 5pm and the second starting at 6pm. There will be boys and girls from other schools involved so lots of humiliation, humor and ridiculing should be expected. It would be great for any students to come along as experiencing debating is really enjoyable especially when you’re giving yourself the opportunity to improve your Irish at the same time. All support will be welcome!
Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh cailíní!

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


ar an gcúlráid

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!