Doodle 4 Google Art and Design Competition 2013

Congratulations to two first year students Amber McCann and Eve Kavanagh who are through to the semi-final of the Doodle 4 Google 2013 Competition. 

This is a national competition and this year the students were asked to come up with doodles on the theme  “My invention...........”

Connect 4 - Lunchtime Activity for First and Sixth Years

Connect 4 - Lunchtime Activity for First and Sixth Years

Since the beginning of the year every Wednesday at lunchtime in Room 404, there is Connect 4 for all first and sixth years. This is a great activity for the two year groups to get to know each other better. Connect 4 is fun and relaxing and it is a great way to spend your lunchtime making new friends. This brilliant idea was thought of by Ms.Fitzpatrick, our dedicated school Chaplain.

Connect 4 gives me a chance to get to know all the first years and I’m having a fantastic time so far!  Connect 4 will be on all year and I’m looking forward to getting to know the class of 2018 better as the year goes on.

Róisín O Donovan 6G

Enterprise Awards 2013

Enterprise Awards 2013

Well done to all 67 students who took part in this year’s Student Enterprise Awards. This competition is run by Dublin City Enterprise Board.  The winners and runners up in the Junior and Senior categories will go on to represent the school in the Regional Finals in Croke Park on the 14th March.

A big thank you to the Business Department teachers for all their hard work in organising and running the awards and to Mary Ryan-Kelly, John Cunningham, Shirley O’Rourke and Maura Moore from the Parents Association for judging the event.

Junior Mace Debating

Junior Mace Debating

Well done to Niamh Ryan, Saoirse Kilgarriff, Ella McLoughlin, Aishling Kinsella, Sarah Duffy, Grace Given, Elizabeth Bolger and Julie O’Brien who all participated in the St Conleth’s Junior Mace Debating Competition last Saturday (12/1).  All the girls spoke excellently throughout the four rounds of debating with Niamh and Saoirse making the final.  Niamh was awarded a prize for topping the tab (best speaker over the four rounds) while Saoirse was awarded a prize for the best speech in the final.  This also means that both Saoirse and Niamh have now qualified for the finals day of the Irish National Mace to be held later in the year.  Well done on a great achievement girls.  

8 Loreto Students receive awards from DCU Business School

8 Loreto Students receive awards from DCU Business School

The DCU Business School’s Annual Junior Certificate Business Studies Awards scheme is intended to give recognition and encouragement to the top performers in Business Studies in Dublin each year. 

Lauren Healy, Alex Kilmartin, Eimear Lambe, Aoife Griffin, Sarah O’Dwyer, Aisling Stokes, Aoife Corcoran and Aoife O’Reilly came in the top 50 A’s in Dublin City and County in Junior Cert Business. Congratulations to the girls and to  their teachers Ms. J. Kelly and Ms. S. Moran on such a wonderful achievement.

Two Loreto Teams qualify for Oxford Schools Debating Championship Finals Day

The Oxford schools debating competition is the biggest debating competition in Britain.  Over 700 teams (from a number of different countries) compete to try and secure a place in the finals day held in Oxford in March. 

The Irish trials for this event took place in Wesley College last Wednesday (9/1).  With only three spaces available the competition was intense.  After a great performance two teams from Loreto College were among the three selected to go to Oxford. 

Two Loreto Teams qualify for Oxford Schools Debating Championship Finals Day

We want to congratulate Hilary Hogan, Niamh Ní Leathlobhair, Gráinne Lowney and Rachael O’Byrne on a fine achievement and wish the girls the best of luck at Finals Day in March.

Cooking Success - Homecook Baking Games Competition

Cooking Success - Homecook Baking Games Competition

Four Home Economics students have been chosen from over 1000 entries to have their recipes published in the March edition of the Easy Food magazine.  Sponsored by Homecook and Easy Food this is a national cookery competition open to secondary schools across the country.   

The national vote is now on to find the top 8 recipes which will be invited to cook in the final in March.  Judges on the day will include Kevin Dundon, one of Ireland's best-known award-winning chefs and chef in Dunbrody Country House Hotel, Gina Miltiadou, publisher and co-founder of Easy Food magazine and Derek O’Brien who set up the Baking Academy of Ireland in Palmerstown. 

The students would be delighted for your support by logging onto www.homecookbakinggames.com and registering your vote for any of the following.

Black Forest Cupcakes. Sarah E Murphy 2T. 10th from BOTTOM

Sticky Toffee Cake with Coconut Icing. Doireann O'Brien 5B. 8th from BOTTOM

Easy Lemon and Dark Chocolate Gluten Free Bundt Cake. Gillian Fitzgibbon 4G.
4th from TOP

Viennese Biscuits. Hannah Smith. 2T. 6th From BOTTOM

Tips for Parents of Examination Students

See the Rollercoaster.ie link  http://www.schooldays.ie/articles/leaving-certificate  for  information and practical advice and tips on supporting your examination student.
The link provides a range of useful information on the 2012/2013 leaving certificate programme including important dates together with a wide range of resources including useful organisations and websites along with revision supports.

Kenya Immersion Trip 2013 - letter to parents

                                                            7th January 2013

 

Dear Parents/Guardian

 

In conjunction with Mary Ward International (MWI), it is proposed that a group of 20 girls and 4 teachers from Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green (LSG) will travel to Kenya on the fifth year of the Kenya Immersion Experience. The girls will leave Dublin on Friday 18th October and return on Sunday 3rd November 2013.

 

The broad aims of the programme are to give the girls an education and understanding of Third World issues in conjunction with some first-hand experiences of life on the ground, albeit in a safe and sheltered manner. It is also hoped that the visit will act as a precursor to a longer-term programme linking Loreto College St. Stephen’s Green with the Kenyan province and as a spur to keeping development education initiatives on the school curriculum.

 

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