Our Lady of Lourdes’ Feb 8

Dell Computer Clinic in Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre: Dell hold a monthly computer clinic on a walk-in basis on the first Friday of every month in the community centre. The Make a Difference volunteers from Dell have generously given their time to help members of the community with any computer issues they might have. For more information, call into reception at the Community Centre or call 061 228 596.

Dell Computer Clinic in Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre: Dell hold a monthly computer clinic on a walk-in basis on the first Friday of every month in the community centre. The Make a Difference volunteers from Dell have generously given their time to help members of the community with any computer issues they might have. For more information, call into reception at the Community Centre or call 061 228 596.

The cost of third-level study: ourcing funding & planning your finances: An information session based around the financial aspects of third level education by Patricia Ann Moore will be held in the Kemmy Business School (Room KBG-16) on Thursday February 6 from 6.30pm – 8pm. To book a place email mso@ul.ie or call 061 202735.

West End Youth Centre: Looking to get involved in a great project? The West End Youth Centre is seeking volunteers. For further details contact Claire on 085 841 1315, or claire.oneill@ololcsg.ie Afraid of speaking in public? The West End Youth Centre is piloting a new and innovative public speaking programme. Small group sizes. For further details contact: William Priestley on 085 763 4871, or william.priestley@ololcsg.ie.

Preparations are in full swing for the St. Patrick’s Parade. Only 8 weeks to go. For further details contact Glen on 085 1486082, or glen.guilfoyle@ololcsg.ie

UL Access Campus Taster classes: These classes are due to begin mid February and will run for 6 weeks. Topics include: mental health. For further info contact Donal O’Leary at 061 469 040

Sit n’ Sip Cafe - Community Centre: We are continuing to run a Fiver Friday offer in the cafe - main course and homemade dessert for €5! Wide selection of home made desserts for 2 euros to enjoy with our Bewleys freshly ground Fairtrade Coffee or Tea. Homemade apple tarts made daily. Take away service available including our very popular family meal deal - feed your family of four for 10 euros - give yourself a break and your family a nutritious meal. All catering queries welcome. Call Emer for further information - 061 - 228596.

LOCAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE: The Local Education Committee invites parents in the Community to sit on this group. If interested please contact Karen Ryan on (087) 1952428 or ask for Karen at Garryglass House, 4 Garryglasss Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, Limerick

Fetac Awards Night: Congratulations to all the students who were awarded their certificate on Thursday January 30. In total 48 people from Our Lady of Loures received awards with 17 of these receiveing major awards in childcare, healthcare & hairdressing. Great night great atmosphere with Margeret Hamilton & deputy moyor Orla Mclaughlin on hand to present awards . Special thanks to Munster Images who took photos on the night.

STEPS School Completion Programme: has started a homework club for secondary school SCP target group children. This runs on Tuesdays from 4.15 – 5.15 at 3 Garryglass House. If your child is part of STEPS SCP and needs a hand with their homework, please get in touch with us for a place in the club. Two students are in place to supervise and help out young people with their work at the club. This year’s first parents’ session for Doodle Den will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2013 at 2.45 – 3.15 in the parents’ room in Our Lady of Lourdes NS. We hope that one of the parents of each of the Doodle Den children would attend the session. We will be talking about how to make reading fun, and preparing for the next session in which we will be making story sacks. For any queries, contact us at 061 – 609 603 / 085 – 175 1005.

OLOL School News: This week is Catholic Schools week and to celebrate, we in Our Lady of Lourdes School held a very special mass in the school hall on Wednesday. Wednesday, of course, was Grandparents Day, the daily mass was held in school. We invited all the grandparents, and the parishioners to join us as we prayed for health and long life for our grandparents. We thanked God for the gift of grandparents, for their love, wisdom and generosity.

We had two teams taking part in the Credit Union Table Quiz in Scoil Mhathair De this week. Darren Stenson, Tara Daly,Nathan Keogh, Ameen Popoola, Ross Keogh, Oliver Nowak and Anita Ydav represented Our Lady of Lourdes School at the quiz. Watch this space for an update on whether we progress to the next level of the competition.

Both of our Junior Infant classes have been taking part in the ‘Traffic Club’ with Community Safety Officer Yvonne. The children have been learning all about how to keep themselves safe on the roads and streets of our city. It isn’t just about learning about ‘Stranger Danger’, but also about using traffic lights, crossing the road safely and being seen in the dark evenings. Ms. Maguire and Ms. King say the children are really enjoying the experience and are learning lots of ways to keep themselves safe.

Ms. Deirdre Quinn, who actually used to work as a community safety officer, brought a group of sixth class students to Brian Geary Car Sales, of all places. Of course, Brian Geary’s sell lots of Toyota cars and this out of school activity was a great success, with all the children eager to go. It was a great opportunity for the kids to learn about Toyota cars, how to look after them and indeed, how to sell them! We’ll give you further feedback from the trip next week.

We have a great group of Junior Entrepreneurs in our school. Sixth class are working on the Junior Entrepreneur Project with their teacher, Ms. McMahon. This week they had a visit from Ursula in the Community Care and Repair, who answered all their questions about setting up a business , her work and how to turn a profit.

Community Repair & Maintenance is an independent innovative enterprise recently established, which is housed in Our Lady of Lourdes Community Centre. The kids all loved that this business is being run in our own community, so the learning experience was especially relevant to our local young business people.