Monday, 17 December 2018

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Armistice Day 2018

Armistice Day
Memorial Service

On Monday November 12th 2018 Villiers School held an Armistice Day Memorial Service.
The service commenced with Full Colours on Parade. The Headmistress, escorted by Lt. Gerard O’Donoghue , laid a wreath in memory of all past pupils who died in all wars. 
Throughout the service staff members and students remembered those lost in war through poetry readings, music and a two minute silence.
The school community was honoured to be joined by representatives of the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen Patrick Sarsfield Branch (O.N.E), Irish United Nations Veterans Association (I.U.N.V.A) Post 6, Limerick Branch of the Royal British LegionIrish Air Corps Veterans Association, Limerick Branch of the Naval Veterans Association and Don Phelan, Bugler.
Many thanks to Mr. Sean Collopy for organising the service.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Senior Boys Hockey

sporting-limerick-smallNovember 27th 2018

Villiers Senior Boys Hockey side travelled to Waterford last Wednesday to take on the current All Ireland Schools Champions Newtown in the 1/4 final of the Munster Schools Cup.
The Limerick side avenged a recent loss to the same opposition in the All Ireland Qualifiers with a 2-1 victory in what was a fiercely contested match between two quality sides that have developed a real rivalry. 
Villiers got off to a perfect start with Eli Hannon scoring an opportunist goal in the first few minutes to unsettle the host team. The visitors then consolidated their lead towards the end of the first half with a well taken goal by striker Quinten Eacrett.  

The Villiers defence was rock solid and withstood some late pressure from Newtown. Eventually the pressure counted as the Waterford side converted a controversial penalty stroke through Ben Johnson to reduce the arrears. There was a late chance for Newton to equalise but Villiers keeper Leon Mullally pulled off a vital save to ensure victory for the Limerick side. 
Villiers: Leon Mullally GK, Sam Lilburn (Capt.), Bryan Smith, Christian Oggel, Adam Gardiner, Marcus Ryan, Stephen Tutty, Garrett Sparling, Cian Sparling, Eli Hannon, Quinten Eacrett, Christopher Ryan, Kristoffer Yohansson, Guellermo Espinos, Reuben Wheeler. Head Coach: Brian Gray. Manager: George Blackwell.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Friday, 19 October 2018

Villiers School Parent Quiz Friday

Question 1.

How many triangles are in the image


Question 2.

Each hour, a wood-harvesting machine cuts the same number of logs and places them on a pile. At 8am, there are 10 logs on the pile. At 11am, the pile has grown to 19 logs. How many logs will the pile contain at 6pm?

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Villiers School Parent Quiz Thursday 2018

A train leaves Dublin for Galway at 9:00am travelling at 80kph. Also at 9:00am, another train leaves Galway for Dublin travelling at 70kph. If the length of track between Galway and Dublin is 200km, what time will it be when the trains pass each other?

(A) 10:15am (B) 10:00am (C) 10:30am (D) 10:20am (E) 10:45am

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Villiers Maths Parent Quiz Wed

Question 1

Which one is the right view for the person who stays at the orange point and looks at the figure from the pointed direction?

Question 2

Find the pattern.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Villiers Maths Parent Quiz Tuesday

If you were to look down on this tower, which would you see? A, B, C or D?

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fashion Show 2018

 Rehearsals are well underway for the 30th Annual Fashion Show which will be held in The Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road on Tuesday October 23rd at 8pm.
The show is produced by the Hilary Thompson Model Agency and this year, over eighty Transition Year will take to the catwalk.
 There will be a raffle on the night with fantastic prizes and proceeds from this will go to two nominated charities.

Tickets are  €15 (Students €10) and are currently on sale from School Reception.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Information Evening

Villiers School is Ireland's only authorised International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme boarding school having been authorised in March 2017.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme was established in Geneva in 1968 to provide students with a balanced education, to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to develop international understanding.  Since then, this challenging programme has developed to become a byword for academic excellence as top universities across the globe increasingly recognise its merits.

Villiers’ authorisation as an IBDP school is the outcome of a process which has taken over 5 years since its initiation and is seen by those involved as a very natural progression for what has traditionally been one of Limerick’s most “International” schools.  

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is offered in Villiers School as an alternative to the traditional Leaving Certificate Programme. The benefits of the IB programme, apart from its academic rigour, is that it is transferable from country to country and school to school, and is recognised by top university in Irealnd and all over the world.

The school will hold an information evening to introduce the programme to interested parties on Wednesday October 17th at 7.30pm.  Further information is available from 061-451447.  

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Thursday, 12 July 2018

L. Cert and CAO dates

Wednesday August 15th 2018
Leaving Certificate results available at school from 9.30am.
Results available online from 12noon.
Best of luck to all Leaving Certificate students.

Monday August 20th 2018
CAO Round 1 offers issued

Tuesday August 21st 2018 
Application Forms to view exam scripts must be returned to school (2pm)

Friday August 24th 2018
Closing date for receipt of acceptance of CAO Round 1 offers (5.15pm)

Wednesday August 29th 2018
CAO Round 2 offers posted

Friday August 31st 2018
Closing date for receipt of acceptance of CAO Round 2 offer (5.15pm)

Friday August 31st and Saturday Sept 1st 2018
Viewing of exam scripts in school

Monday September 3rd 2018
Leaving Cert Appeal Forms returned to school by 4pm

Monday, 18 June 2018

Recommended Books - Summer Reading 2018

A selection of new and exciting reads for the summer
    as recommended by Ms Nicholas, Villiers School Librarian

Recommended reads this summer

-          The Surface Breaks, by Louise O’Neill: A feminist and modern retelling of Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. It packs teenage romance, a reflection on the place of women, and of course, a wonderful imagining of the undersea world.

-          I am Thunder, by Muhammad Khan: The struggles of a teenager whose ambitions conflict with her parents. A story about bullying, racism, and a life-changing encounter.

-          Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi: The first instalment in a new fantasy trilogy. After a ruthless king decides to banish magic and kill whoever possesses powers, a young girl resists and fights back with her own magical capabilities. A tale of divided love, belief, and a heart-stopping drama.

-          La Belle Sauvage, Volume 1 of The Book of Dust, by Philip Pullman: A book set in the world of His Dark Materials. The saga continues with two children who find themselves pursued by a terrifying evil while looking after a child. No ordinary child however, but one who could decide the fate of the future.

-          Moonrise, by Sarah Crossan: A seventeen-year-old is convicted and will be executed for a murder he didn’t commit. The story follows Joseph, his little brother, who travels the country to say goodbye. An emotional story told in evocative verse.

-          Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls (1&2), by Elena Favilli: There is no age to appreciate these stories of brave women who contributed to change the way we view women in general.

-          Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different, by Ben Brooks: the same but for the other sex. The stories of men who challenge the misconceptions we might have about what boys should be like.

-          The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton: A tale of beauty, obsession and magic. In a world where beauty means everything, the queen’s favourite Belle Camellia discovers that dark secrets and dark magic lie underneath the surface.

-          Indigo Donut, by Patrice Lawrence: Bailey grew up in foster care, Indigo is obsessed with his guitar and his hair. Yet, these two different teenagers come together and when a dangerous situation arises, difficult choices will have to be made. A story of love and the need to belong.

-          Satellite, by Nick Lake: A science-fiction thriller written in ‘text-speak’. After being born and raised in a space station, Leo and his twins are preparing to journey to the Earth for the first time, unaware of what they will face there and that their trip will have shattering consequences.

 Any book by Michael Morpurgomakes a great read. Favourites include Private Peaceful, War Horse, Shadows and many more.

Any book by John Green, including The Fault in our Stars and Looking for Alaska. 


Other Great Reads
Noughts and Crosses, by Malorie Blackman            
The Dare, by John Boyne
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte                                              
My Antonia, by Willa Cather                  
The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly
The Weight of Water, by Sarah Crossan
Once, by Morris Gleitzman
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton 
Shadows on our Skin, by Jennifer Johnston
Into the Grey, by Celine Kiernan 
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Chalkline, by Jane Mitchell                
Trash, by Andy Mulligan
The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness                       
The Wind Singer, by William Nicholson
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
True Grit, by Charles Portis
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Stone Cold Drama, by Robert Swindells

Americanah, by Chimimanda Ngozi  Adichie          
Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson                              
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood                      
Persuasion, by Jane Austen                                   
Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry                           
Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte                               
Room, by Emma Donoghue                         
Silas Marner, by George Eliot                                  
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald                  
It’s Not Yet Dark, by Simon Fitzmaurice                  
The Next Step in the Dance, by Tim Gautreaux                         
If This Is A Man, by Primo Levi                                     
Star of the Sea, by Joseph O'Connor                         
1984, by George Orwell                           
The Damned Utd., by David Peace                                
The Spinning Heart, by Donal Ryan                                  
Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson                                 
The Sound of Things Falling, by Juan Gabriel Vasquez                

Monday, 4 June 2018

Green Flag Awards

Another Green Flag for Villiers School!
Congratulations to Ms. Mahon, Ms. Carswell and Transition Year students who received the Green Flag for water conservation in Cork last month. Fantastic achievement.

Kindness Flag Award

Congratulations to Ms. Sexton and all students involved who received the Kindness Flag Award in King John’s Castle - fantastic achievement. We are very proud of you.