Monday, March 31, 2014 in Loreto News
March 31, 2014.
The Board of Management of Loreto College has been informed that the Deputy Principal, Ms Mary McAteer as well as Ms Maria O’Leary, Ms Marian Stenning, Ms Elaine O’Connor and Ms Martina Kelly (all of whom are Year Heads) have decided to retire from teaching with effect from August 31, 2014.
The news of their retirements has been received with great regret. We are grateful to each one for her long and dedicated service to the students of the College.
In these unusual and unexpected circumstances, the Principal, Ms Barrett, has agreed to the request of the Board of Management that she would defer her intention to retire until August 31, 2015.
Ms Barrett has made this exceptionally generous decision in the interests of the students and staff of the College. We deeply appreciate her agreement to our proposal and we are grateful that she will continue to lead Loreto College for a further year.
We look forward to maintaining the high standard of education which you expect in Loreto College and thank you for your support and co-operation in this.
Sr Eileen Randles IBVM.
Chairperson, Board of Management
Friday, March 28, 2014 in Loreto News, Students
Well done to the Macaws for winning Dodgeball
Katie Connaty 4T – winner of the Bake Off
6G – House Quiz winners
Keep up the great school spirit !!!
Friday, March 28, 2014 in Debating News, Loreto News
It has been another busy few weeks for the students involved in Debating in Loreto College.
Roslyn Colgan represented the school in the Phil Speaks Pro-Am in Trinity College. This is a unique debating competition as each second level speaker is paired with a third level student to compete in a Mace competition. Roslyn spoke excellently throughout the day in Trinity and we are delighted to announce that, along with her partner Owen Murphy, she won the competition. This is the first year Loreto College has won this competition. Well done Roslyn.
The Irish round of the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD) was held recently in UCD. At stake was a chance to compete against some of the best young debaters in the world at finals day in Oxford. We entered 4 teams (Sarah Duffy and Grace Given, Julie O'Brien and Elizabeth Bolger, Kate Conway and Lucy Alvarez-O'Neill, Lia Bennett and Amber Jones-Brangan) and all four teams spoke well. The standard was very high and we are pleased to announce that two of our teams were among the teams selected to compete in Oxford. Sarah and Grace then went on to win the final and will travel to Oxford as Irish regional champions. We would like to say good luck to Sarah, Grace, Julie and Elizabeth as they compete in ICYD finals day on the 3rd of May.
Last Saturday (22/3) the Leinster Junior Mace Finals day was held in Colaiste na Hinse. Only the top 80 speakers (out of over 300) from Leinster were invited and we were delighted to see that 8 of our students had made the cut. All our students (Sarah Duffy, Grace Given, Julie O'Brien, Elizabeth Bolger, Kate Conway, Amber Jones-Brangan, Lucy Alvarez O'Neill and Lia Bennett) spoke excellently and all the judges commented how high the standard was. The top 40 speakers will compete in the Irish final in UCD so we would like to congratulate and wish good luck to Sarah, Grace, Julie, Elizabeth, Kate and Amber who will all be competing. The top 8 speakers on the day took part in the Leinster Grand Final with both Sarah Duffy and Grace Given breaking into this final (with Julie O'Brien just missing out on a tiebreak in 9th place). The final was very competitive with Sarah Duffy emerging victorious having delivered an exceptional speech.
The quarter finals of the Aoife Begley Debating competition were held recently in NUI Maynooth with all 5 Loreto teams still in contention for a place in the Semi-Finals. Doireann O'Brien and Helen Carroll were very unlucky not to progress from their debate but we had success in the other debates as the teams of Katie Havel and Aoife Gunning, Roslyn Colgan and Dearbhla Murphy, Catherine Martin and Katie Bolger, and Alex Kilmartin and Hannah Lynch all made it through to the Semi-Finals. We wish the girls the best of luck in the upcoming debates.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Loreto News
I want to thank, in advance, the Parents' Association for all the work that has gone into the Monster Table Quiz, in aid of 'The Blue Ribbon Fund'.
We look forward to a great night for a wonderful cause.
Monday, March 24, 2014 in Loreto News, Students, Parents
In recent years, as you know, we have had to turn away many parents and friends from our Maytime Music event. This year we have secured the spacious and elegant venue of the National Concert Hall. Tickets are now available on the National Concert Hall website.
Not only is this an opportunity to see the extraordinary musical talent in the school but also a chance to donate to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, so close to our hearts this year at 'the Green'.
To book tickets please click here.
Thursday, March 20, 2014 in Loreto News, Students
The winners of the "Guess Who" competition are: First Jane McConkey 2M, Second Ruth Redmond 2M, Third Katelyn Murray Whelan 1T. Congratulations girls and well done to everyone who took part.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Loreto News, Students
Bees: - 685
Gazelles: - 695
Macaws: - 830
Tamarins: - 780
Get involved in Spirit Week
20 points for the following House winners in: Dodgeball, Bake Off and Dress Up!!
Friday, March 14, 2014 in Loreto News, Parents
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Loreto News
Monday, March 10, 2014 in Loreto News, Students
Bees: - 670
Gazelles: - 685
Macaws: - 820
Tamarins: - 770
Monday, March 10, 2014 in Loreto News, Students, Sport
We would like to congratulate Alex Griffin, Ciara Griffin and Carolyn McCarthy who have been selected on the Dublin Under 16 Camogie team this year. The girls have all played crucial roles as Dublin have started their Leinster Championship Campaign with hard fought victories over Wexford and Kilkenny. We wish them all the best for their remaining games
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 in Loreto News
Please use the link provided below to view the 1st year 2014 subject choice presentation. Simply use the arrows to navigate through the presentation.
The presentation was given by the Principal, Ms. Barrett, and the Deputy Principal, Ms McAteer, yesterday evening at an information evening for the parents of our incoming 1st years 2014.
1st Year 2014 - Subject Choice Presentation