Annoucement of retirements 2014

March 31, 2014.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

Kind regards,

Yours faithfully

Annoucement of retirements 2014

Sr Eileen Randles IBVM.

Chairperson, Board of Management

House Points -  Monday 24th March 2014


                     Bees                      705
                     Gazelles                790
                     Macaws                 855
                     Tamarins              820

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 !!!

Debating Update

Debating Update

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.    
 

MAYTIME MUSIC

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.

House System - Update 18th March

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!!

Junk Kouture 2014

 

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Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time inform about the importance of recycling and reusing waste for the good of the planet. In the last three years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier fashion  competition for teenagers throughout Ireland

This year three entries from Loreto College St. Stephen’s Green qualified for the regional semi final in The Helix DCU. "Aluminate" was created from tin foil and eyelets by Niamh Delanty, Robyn Drumm and Aimeé Donnelly. "Wiress" was made from unused industrial wires and inspired by Madonna. It was designed & constructed by Sophie Hanlon, Claire Quinn and Emily Sherlock. Orla Comerford, Elizabeth Fagan and Emma Meehan designed "Plugged". It was created from a variety of wires, plugs and bubblewrap. All groups preformed brilliantly on the catwalk on Monday night with creative and exciting performances.

A special congratulations goes to the creators of "Plugged" who have qualified for the prestigious grand final which takes place with the 20 finalists from each region battling it out on the catwalk to be crowned champion. The winner can walk away with over €20,000 worth in prizes including a trip to the Cannes Film Festival and a chance to walk the red carpet in the winning dress at the Royal Film Premiere in London. This year’s grand final will take place in The Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin 2nd May 2014.

 

Loreto Students Represent Dublin

Loreto Students Represent Dublin

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