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Mount Lourdes Grammar School, Enniskillen.
A brief introduction… This is a slide show presentation of our school, Mount Lourdes in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. We hope that the presentation will give you insight into our school and we have included information on everything from the canteen to the different subjects available to the school crest! Finally, the European Studies class would like to wish you all a happy new year! We hope you enjoy this presentation!
Our School Buildings.
Plan of our school. Technology Building New Extension. Sacred Heart House Our Lady’s House. St. Catherine’s Convent Chapel St. Paul’s
St. Catherine’s. The St. Catherine’s building links Our Lady’s House to the Convent Building of our school. This building was originally opened in 1956. It contains the Main Office, the Information Technology Suite, French rooms and the Library. In the near future St Catherine’s will be demolished and modernised.
Technology Building. The Technology Building, which we share with another secondary school, was opened in 1996. In the Technology Suite there is a classroom for teaching and design and a practical room for the production of technological projects. This room contains a variety of modern production equipment. Below the technology suite are several classrooms which accommodate the Geography and Sociology departments of the school.
Temporary Classrooms. Another important part of our school is an area we call “Shanty Town”. Shanty Town is a group of mobile classrooms for Maths Religion, Economics, Spanish and German. Shanty Town is situated on the banks of Lough Erne. When the renovation of Sacred heart House is complete, these temporary classrooms will no longer be in use.
Sacred Heart House Here is the old Sacred Heart House, now currently being renovated. o. Is currently being refurbished this year to now supply; a Careers suite, a o Built in 1931 Language suite, a new library and a new study hall. o Originally contained classrooms for English, Geography, History, Art and the staffroom.
St. Paul’s House… This was built in 1971 and formed another link between Our Lady’s and Sacred Heart houses and contained an assembly hall, music rooms and general classrooms. In 2001 a major extension began. St. Paul’s house was demolished to make way for this new building. The new building was completed in September 2002. It provides classrooms for Art & Design, Home Economics and Music as well as Sports and Assembly Halls. A sixth form centre, oratory, lecture theatre, along with classrooms for Science and English was added in 2003
The School Crest The school motto on the crest is the Latin phrase ‘Fide Et Labore’, which means ‘Faith and Toil’ in English. The crest welcomes you as you walk through the main school doors.
Environmental Issues From visiting the technology teacher Mr Meenan he explained to us that a lot of recycling goes on within the school for example the school recycles Computer cartridges Photocopying Cartridges Christmas Cards are recycled after that special times of year And also the school at the moment is setting up for us to able to recycle cardboard and general paper Lucinda and I then took a trip up to see Miss Mc Gurn. She ran the enrichment course known as Greenfingers last year. She informed us that last year they did many different things to do with Green. Fingers. Different things include That they planted flowers in the old building of the school which has now been demolished but the flowers have been planted in the new school green house. They also planted pots down by the mobiles to decorate it.
The Mount Lourdes Uniform!!!!!!! The Mount Lourdes uniform is actually quite attractive. We have the navy skirt (at least for the moment!), the green blouse, the green and purple striped tie, the navy jumper with purple and green stripes around the cuffs and the neck and last and least, the dreaded blazer. Its navy and got a lilac trim and a lilac school crest. You should see the uniform in all its glory in the picture of our beloved European Studies class. But here a few if you just can’t stand to wait.
History of the School Mount Lourdes Grammar school was set up in 1909 to offer a secondary education to Catholic girls in Co. Fermanagh The 1 st principal was Sister Mary Benignus of the Sisters of Mercy The school was just one room in the Convent building and had 7 pupils in its 1 st year A new building, Our Lady’s House, was built in 1915 for the increasing number of pupils. It had a few classrooms and an assembly hall. In 1917 boarding facilities were provided for 77 pupils
History of the School In 1947 the government made secondary education free and there were 219 pupils by this stage. So another building was built, Which contains the library, rooms for art, Home economics and science Today the school only accommodates day pupils of which there is approximately 900 and 50 teachers. The current principal is Mrs Mc. Keever All students are encouraged to participate in the annual school mass for Mount Lourdes, which takes place in St Michaels Cathedral. Here, the whole school joins in prayer and song to initiate the beginning of the new school year.
Subjects There are eight classes in our school day and these classes vary from forty to fifty minutes. Classes start at 9: 10 am and end at 3: 25 pm. First break is at 10: 35 am and first lunch is at 12: 25 pm and second lunch is at 1: 10 pm. From first year to third year students must study all subjects offered. When classes reach forth year they begin to study for their GCSE. The compulsory classes are: English, maths, science, religion and at least one language. They get to choose between French, German, Spanish and Irish. They have to pick one class from: IT, Art, home economics, music and technology and between economics, history and geography. After two years they begin to study AS level. They drop all subjects apart from four. They get to choose between art, music, Home economics biology, physics and chemistry, English literature, economics, sociology, politics, religion, IT, German, Spanish, Irish and French, maths, geography, history. After their AS levels you can continue on to do A levels. For this you drop one of your chosen subjects. So A level students only study three subjects intensively.
The Canteen The school canteen is open to all students in the morning where toast, hot and cold drinks, snack bars and fruit is served. During break time, which lasts from 10. 35 am – 10. 55 am, 6 th and 7 th year students have access to the canteen facilities. Bread rolls, croissants and scones are available as well as hot and cold drinks (tea, coffee, soup, hot chocolate, orange juice, apple juice, and bottled water) along with a variety of fruit and cereal bars. Lunch times vary for the Junior and Senior students. 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd year students have their lunchtime from 12. 25 am – 1. 10 pm and senior students (4 th-7 th year) have their lunch from 1. 10 pm – 1. 55 pm. Amongst the hot food that the canteen serves is: Chips, chicken burgers, chicken curry, Irish stew, spaghetti bolognaise, lasagna, vegetable stir-fry, garlic potatoes, garlic bread, chicken tikka masala, pizza, a variety of steamed vegetables, potatoes and Cajun chicken, as well as other hot food.
The Canteen Chips, chicken burgers, chicken curry, Irish stew, spaghetti bolognaise, lasagna, vegetable stir-fry, garlic potatoes, garlic bread, chicken tikka masala, pizza, a A Smart Card machine variety of steamed vegetables, potatoes and Cajun chicken, as well as other hot food. The canteen employs cooks, dish washers, cleaners, cashiers and supervisory staff. Food and drinks are paid for with school “smart” cards. These are credit card sized white plastic cards with a chip on them. Every student and teacher in the school owns one as they need it to purchase food with. Money is put onto the card via the 4 “smart card machines” in the school. This is a more secure and convenient way of charging students and teachers in the school for food and has been in operation since 1999. students modeling the ‘smartcard’
Mount Lourdes Football Team… The football team was managed by 5 teachers in the school. The girls trained every Monday and Wednesday from October to March. They played and won 2 matches which put them through to the Ulster final. The girls continued to win their next 2 matches and progressed to the All-Ireland final which took place on March 21 st 2005. The final score was Mount Lourdes 4 -11 St. Josephs Spanish Point Co. Clare 2 -3.
All Ireland Winners 2005
We hope you enjoyed the show! Slan! Au Revoir!! Auf Wiedersehen! Goodbye!