P.E. Trip

P.E. Trip

2G were the most improved class in the bleep test last year and our reward was a trip to the Trinity College Climbing Wall and a Basketball Coaching session in Trinity College.

 The class was split into two groups when we arrived, one group went to the climbing wall and the other group played basketball and were coached by two very talented American Basketball Players Megan and Hannah.  The two groups swapped over after forty five minutes. It was a great day and our class really enjoyed it.  It was full of challenges and fun activities.

Thank you to Ms. Crinion for organising the trip for us.

Megan Ross and  Katie-Rose Barry,
2G Sports Captains

October House Event!

As part of Maths week, the October House event was an Inter House Maths Quiz. There was great spirit in the classrooms as each class tried to solve puzzles, riddles and dingbats.
Thank you to Ms. Peelo for organising this in such a fun and challenging way.

1st Place:    Macaws

2nd Place:  Tamarins

3rd Place:   Bees

Sailing Event

Congratulations to the sailing team on their wonderful performances in Malahide on Friday.  The school finished 3rd overall with Gemma McDowell finishing 3rd individual, Nell Staunton claiming a race win and Natasha Hemeryck claiming victory in the double handed event.  Well done to all!

Also a massive thank you to Ms. Peelo for her trojan work in organising and running such a successful event. 

 

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Debating Year Off To A Great Start!

Debating Year Off To A Great Start!

The junior debating season has started with the first two Junior Mace Debating Competitions taking place over the last two weekends.  The year began with the Belvedere Mace.  We had a large level of interest and so we entered six teams in this competition (Caoilainn Carey, Maeve Bruen, Hana Gallagher, Isabelle Healy, Sarah Lawler, Amy Collins, Esme Smith, Keelin Harrison, Ellen McKimm, Adrianne Ward, Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Tara O'Sullivan).  All of our teams argued excellently and as a result won at least one of their four debates.  This was especially impressive as for some of the girls this was their first debating competition.  The top four teams broke to the final with Loreto College taking three of the four spots with Aoileann and Tara just missing out on the final in fifth place on tab.  Hana and Isabelle had finished first on the tab with Ellen and Adrianne in third and Caoilainn and Maeve fourth.  The final was an interesting debate about registration of superheros (set in a world where superheros and supervillains exist).  Unfortunately Hana and Isabelle were edged out by the Jes for first place in a split decision by the judging panel but Hana was awarded the best speaker prize.

The following Saturday it was on to Colaiste na hInse in Bettystown for the first round of the National Junior Mace sponsored by Matheson.  This time five Loreto College teams made the trip (Caoilainn Carey, Sophie Bannon, Isabelle Healy, Hana Gallagher, Ellen McKimm, Adrianne Ward, Claire Gregg, Tara O'Sullivan, Esme Smith and Eva Given).  Once again all of our speakers competed well and did the school proud.  We were delighted that two of our teams made the final with Hana and Isabelle along with Sophie and Caoilainn joining teams from Belvedere College and Clonkeen College.  The standard in the final was incredibly high for a junior competition with the teams arguing about schools being compelled to include a student representative on boards that appoint new teachers.  We were very pleased when the judges announced Sophie and Caoilainn as the winners of the debate (even if it took them a second to realise that they were the team in closing opposition and had in fact just won the competition!). 

We are just into October and two debating trophies have been added to the cabinet.  Well done girls.

Second Year Book Club

The first meeting of the Second Year Book Club took place on Wednesday 30th September.  The books chosen this month were:-

  • I Am David by Anne Holm
  • Safe Harbour by Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares

House points were awarded to 2T for having the most representatives.  It's not always possible to make every Book Club meeting because so many activities take place at lunch times, but we love to see you whenever you can.

Ms. Doran and Ms. Madden

 

The House System - Tag Rugby

The House System - Tag Rugby

The September House Event was an Inter House Tag Rugby Tournament which took place last Tuesday 29th September.  Each team consisted of a student representative from each class.
Once the rules were explained, the tournament got underway with plenty of enthusiasm.  It was super to see great House spirit from the sidelines!!  The Houses competed against each other with matches in the sportshall and on the astro turf pitch.


Well done to Ellen Mc Carville in 5M  who scored three tries.

The best try of the tournament went to Rhya Weafer in 4B who won ten house points.

The Bees, led by Becky Grehan in 6B, won best spirit and received twenty five house points.

Congratulations to the Macaws who were the overall winners and received fifty points.

Thank you to our two referees Aurelie Lemouzy from the Irish Rugby Board and Catherine Martin (past pupil) who kept every match running smoothly.

Also, well done to our newly appointed 6th Year House Committee who were full of great school spirit.  Long may the House spirit continue!!

 

Ms. Crinion