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Hard luck to St Louis U16 Basketballers

Hard luck to our U16 basketballers who were defeated in the league semi-final against St Olivers Drogheda today. The girls fought to the very end but it just wasn't to be.

St Louis Quiz Team

The St. Louis Quiz Team were victorious again yesterday! Special thanks to Mr Williams for all his guidance and support. :)

CSPE Talk

Ms Cassidy and Ms McCooey's CSPE classes had a very informative talk about the roles and the responsibilities of the Gardai from Garda Margaret and Garda Paul today. :)

1st Year Coiste Members

Congratulations to Michelle Mc Quillan and Rachel Mc Kenna who were recently elected to the St. Louis Coiste to represent first year students. The girls are pictured with Ms. Mc Caffrey Coiste Liaison.

UCD Scholar

Picture shows Lee Saunders with Margaret Conlon, Deputy Principal, St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan after Lee was presented with a UCD Entrance Scholarship in O’ Reilly Hall on Thursday 15th November. Well done Lee.

Carols by candlelight in St Louis

On Thursday night next, December 6th the annual and much anticipated Carol Service in St. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan will take place in Halla San Lughaidh at 7:30pm. There is a sense of community and inclusiveness running as a theme throughout our carol service this year as we take some time out from the hustle and bustle to focus on what is important – peace in our communities, in our countries, in our families and in our own hearts. The audience will be treated to a mix of carols and Christmas favourites old and new, a mix of traditional and modern and a few surprise guest appearances. It promises to be a magical evening. All donations on the night will go to Drumkill Daycare Centre

U19 Basketballers reach League final

Congratulations to the U19 basketball team who have reached the league final of the group stages of the schools basketball competition. The girls beat Eureka yesterday 56-35. It was an outstanding performance by all the Louis girls and we wish them luck this coming Tuesday when they head to the Phoenix Centre in Carrickmacross for the final.

Enrolment 2019

The St. Louis enrolment for First Year students for September 2019 closes on Tuesday, 4th December. Further information about our school is available from our School Office. Information about our Taster Day for 6th class students to follow. :)

TY Students Fundraise for Make a Wish

St. Louis TY students organised a fundraiser to raise money for Make-A- Wish. Six girls: Ciara Fanning, Lauren McGeown, Aine Aughey, Elizabeth O’Hare, Niamh Flynn and Fiona McGeough came up with the idea to sell cookies and other treats such as reindeer food, hot chocolate sticks and much more. Last Sunday the 25th November, they set up a stall at the switching on of the lights. They sold plenty of goodies and joined the rest of the people of Monaghan Town to watch the lights being switched on for Christmas 2018. They hope to have more fundraisers and have organised one for the shopping centre on Monday, December 3rd so make sure to pop around and buy some cookies or any of their other treat

Hard Luck to Clontibret Camogie Team

Hard luck to Emer, Chloe and the Clontibret camogie team in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday last. Getting to the final was a phenomenal achievement. Well done girls!!

All Ireland Scholarship for St Louis Past Pupil

Massive congratulations to Isabel Doyle on receiving an All Ireland Scholarship at the JP McManus awards ceremony at the University of Limerick on Saturday. Isabel did her Leaving Cert in 2018. What a fantastic achievement by Isabel, and a proud day for her family and our school community. Isabel is now studying Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. 125 students received the prestigious scholarship worth €6,750 for each year of their primary degree. The awards were presented by Minister Mary Mitchell O’ Connor and the special guest was Limerick Hurling Manager John Kiely. Isabel attended the ceremony with her family and Ms. Vera O’ Brien, Principal St Louis Secondary school.

St. Louis students participate in DCU Talent Search

Transition Year students from St. Louis, Monaghan are participating in the Dublin City University Centre for Talented Youth TY Programme. As part of CTYI's Talent Search, the students study Law, Medicine, Psychology or Creative Writing for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. CTYI provides challenging academic programmes for young people with high ability. St. Louis Secondary school is delighted to be partnering DCU in this excellent initiative.

St Louis Shoebox Appeal

The St Louis, Monaghan, school community donated 110 boxes to the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. These shoeboxes will be distributed to some of the world’s most vulnerable children- for some it may well be the first gift they have ever received. Well done to all students in St. Louis for their generous contributions and a big thank you to parents, tutors and year heads for supporting the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal. Picture shows the students with some of the shoeboxes before they were collected.

Crocus Project in St. Louis, Monaghan

This year TY students in St. Louis are taking part in the Crocus Project run by HETI (Holocaust Education Program Ireland). The Crocus Project is run in many schools to commemorate those who died in the Holocaust. In St. Louis we have done this by planting crocus bulbs in the school’s Garden of Remembrance. We will also be giving talks to First and Third Years in our school about the Holocaust and the tragic impact it has caused. The Crocus Project in St. Louis is being led by Siobhan Kelly, Hazel McMorrow and Sophie Callan. Picture shows Sophie Callan and Siobhan Kelly, Hazel Mc Morrow absent for photograph.

St Louis Camogie Team reach Shield Final

Congratulations to our St Louis Camogie team who reached the Shield final of the schools camogie league on Tuesday last in Termonfeckin. The girls had outstanding performances in both the semi- final and the final however, were very unlucky in the final when Drogheda got to quick goals in succession to place them ahead of the Louis girls at the final whistle. Congratulations to Miss O' Leary and the St Louis Camogie team on getting to the first ever camogie league final, such a fantastic achievement. All of us at St Louis are very proud of you!

6th Class Parents Information Evening

Information Evening for the parents of 6th class students will take place this Monday evening 12th November from 7.30pm - 8.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

U16 & U19 Basketballers

Hard luck to the U16 basketball team who were beaten by St Vincents Dundalk in the last game of the group stages. Our U19's have now won all games to progress out of the group stages of the competition. Well done to all our basketballer's for their hard work on commitment.

U19 Footballers

Hard luck to the U19 footballers who were beaten by Ballybay Community College in what was a thrilling game of ladies football. The girls travelled to The Peace Link in Clones and fought hard to the very final whistle. Keep the head up girls, you did St Louis proud.

St. Louis Swimmers

Picture shows the St. Louis Swimming team who took part in the Ulster School’s Swimming competition in Bangor Aurora Leisure Complex on Sunday last. Hannah Sheridan competed in the 100 Fly and 100 Free, Ellen Mc Geough 100 Free and 100 Breast, Caitriona Mc Geough,100 Back and 200 IM and Sheenagh Mc Kenna 100 Breast and 100 Back. Congratulations to all of the girls who achieved personal bests in their competitions. Thanks to Ms. Ryan , Stephen Mc Geough and Claire Sheridan who accompanied the girls.

Principal; Margaret Conlon

St Louis Secondary School,

Glen Road,

Monaghan,

Co. Monaghan