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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National Ploughing Championship 2015

5th year Home Ec and Ag Science classes went to the National Ploughing Championship in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Thursday the 24th of September 2015. The girls enjoyed the trip lots and it really helped with Ag Science and Home Ec. Every year these classes go to the ploughing to help with their study of these subjects. The National Ploughing Championships are held every year and thousands of people from around the country go. It is an enjoyable trip if you are thinking of going!The girls took lots of photos some of which are featured below.

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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 topbuttonlh@gmail.com

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 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!