Debating - Hist Mace at TCD

Debating - Hist Mace at TCD

Congratulations to Niamh Ryan and Sarah Duffy who won the Hist Mace Debating competition in Trinity College Dublin this month.  The girls won each of their debates to finish top of the team tab.  They also finished first and second on the individual tab.  They debated excellently in the Semi Final and Final to claim the victory.  Well done girls.

Loreto Past Pupils Fashion Show

February 2015

Dear Parents,

The Loreto on the Green Past Pupils’ Association is holding a charity fashion show in the school on Thursday, 5th March.                                                                                                                 
The proceeds from this event will go towards:- 

  •  Loreto projects in Kenya -  Nyumbani Orphanage, Nairobi, which cares for children to young adults who are HIV positive, Nyumbani Village near Kitui, which cares for children orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic, and Lea Toto Outreach Programme, which looks after families in the Nairobi slums, affected by AIDS.
  • The weekly Soup Run, organised by students and staff in Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, after school each Friday afternoon, distributing tea, coffee, soup & sandwiches to people in need who live on the streets in Dublin’s inner city.

We invite you to participate in this very special event, featuring the designs of some of our past pupils – Neilí Mulcahy, Sonya Lennon (Lennon Courtney), Marians of Boyle, Jewellery by Melissa Curry, along with Vintage Couture, 53 Degrees North, milliner Suzie Mahony, Cari´s Closet, Olivia Danielle and the TY Junk Kouture project. We expect an audience of 400 at the fashion show, and it promises to be a high profile event.  We have engaged the professional expertise of Mandy Maher and the Catwalk Model Agency.

We ask you to consider becoming involved through-

  • Sponsorship of the staging, light, sound, ramp, hair & make-up etc.
  • Raffle prize donation
  • Contribution to goody bags.
  • Advertising in the event programme
  • Sponsoring the pre-show wine reception
  • Joining us on the night -  Tickets for the show cost €20, and may be bought through the GPPA website (  or by sending a cheque made payable to the GPPA to C.A. Dooley, 28 Leinster Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W, along with a contact phone number. We’d be delighted to see you there! Tickets will also be available to buy in the school.

We would be delighted to hear of any other ways you might like to support this special event.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Ciara Freaney (087 6915965) to discuss the options available and for further information.

Yours faithfully,

Catherine-Anne Dooley,


The Green Past Pupils’ Association

European Safer Internet Day

European Safer Internet Day

Today is European Safer Internet Day and this week First and Second Years will be participating in class based activities in computers and SPHE classes to increase their awareness and highlight issues relating to sharing of information on the internet.  First Years have also helped to raise awareness around the school using their poster campaign (samples of some of their work above).

You can find lots of useful information and activities about safer internet use for the whole family on the following websites:

Pebbledash   at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

Pebbledash    at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

In November, the 4T Class were chosen to take part in this project which explored the concept of living in the city and discussed the challenges facing architects and planners in designing for the future.  The focal point was the installation of a ‘typical’ Dublin Local Authority pebbledash house incorporating a pebbledash façade and metal frame skeletal structure which was on show in Clarke Square, Collins Barracks. The project was a fantastic opportunity to work with a practising artist and to take part in a national exhibition.  It was a chance to try something new and become involved in a visual discussion on the future of Dublin.

Gymnastics Trip to Ballina

Gymnastics Trip to Ballina

On Saturday 24th January, the members of the school Gymnastics Club from 1st, 2nd and 3rd years met bright and early in Heuston Station ready to set out to Ballina, Co. Mayo to take part in a Gymnastics Competition.  The girls were accompanied by Ms. Vauasseur, Ms. Crinion, coach Gráinne and the Gymnastic 5th Year Committee.

The girls competed against the Nadia Gym Club in Ballina town and represented the school excellently.  Several girls came home with medals.  We are very proud of all the girls who participated with enthusiasm and skill.  A special congratulation to Anna Ryan (1T), Megan Ross (1G) and Emma O'Dwyer (1M) who received overall prizes for Loreto College.  

The trip wasn't just about competition however, and the girls had time to bond as a club with swimming and a cinema visit on the jam-packed itinerary.  All the girls had a marvellous time both in and outside the gym.  Thank you to Ms. Vauasseur for organising a lovely trip and to Ms. Crinion, coach Gráinne and the 5th Year Committee for helping to make sure the trip ran smoothly.

Helen Brady (5G) Gymnastics Secretary