Proclamation Day 15th March 2016

Proclamation Day 15th March 2016

Following the reading of the Proclamation in the Sports Hall by girls from the Senior and Junior schools and the singing of Amhrán na bhFiann led by the Junior School, the entire Senior School, students and staff walked in single file through the front door and crossed the street to the railings of St. Stephen's Green to watch in silence as the Flag was raised on the roof at 12.00 noon in conjunction with all schools in the country.  

Minor A Leinster Plate Final - Runners up

Minor A Leinster Plate Final - Runners up

The Minor A Hockey Team captained by Rachel Lynch (2T) played Alex last Monday 7th March in Three Rock Rovers Hockey Club .  Unfortunately they lost with a final score of 2 - 1.  A great goal was scored by Sophie Dix (1M). The girls were presented with their runners up medals after the match.  

Junior A Leinster Hockey Final

Junior A Leinster Hockey Final

The Junior A hockey team captained by Sophie Dolan  (4B) won their Leinster plate final against Rathdown School last Friday 11th March. Eva Fullen in 4G scored the winning goal. It was a super day for the Juniors. Well done to all the girls on a wonderful achievement.

March House Event - Céilí Mór

March House Event - Céilí Mór

On Thursday the 10th of March our monthly House Event took place in the sports hall. This week our school was celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and so we decided to invite everyone to the ‘Céilí Mór’. The house that had the most participants won 50 house points, “Ní neart go cur le chéile” mar a deirtear! Over 100 students took part and the Tamarins had the most dancers present, earning those well-deserved points. Many thanks to all the teachers, students and committees involved.  Becky Grehan 6B House Committee

Cross Country All Ireland Finals

Cross Country All Ireland Finals

Congratulations to the Minor Cross Country team who ran a wonderful race in the All Ireland Finals in Sligo last Saturday.  The girls posted a very strong set of results, led home by Siofra O’Mahony (1M) in a very credible 13th place.
The girls results saw them produce a particularly strong team run to secure 3rd overall and take home the bronze medal and a photograph with Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan. A wonderful team performance saw them finish on 54 points whilst 4th place were on 92 points.
Many months of hard training went into attaining such a result and the school would like to congratulate the girls on such a wonderful achievement.
The team was made up by Aoibh Brady (2M), Emma Goddard (1B), Ellen Leonard (1M), Siofra O'Mahony (1M), Caoimhe O’Reilly (1M), Ava Phelan-Oppermann (1T).  Maud O’Shea (1G) was also a member of the Minor team and helped secure qualification to the All Irelands but was unable to run at the weekend.
Well done all.

February House Event

The February House Event took place on Friday 27th February. The theme for the day was good manners. Teachers gave out house cards to students who were mannerly throughout the day. All the cards were collected at the end of the day and the most mannerly house went to the Tamarins who gained 50 house points. Thanks to all the teachers for promoting good manners in class and around the school. 

Total house points to-date

Bees          990

Gazelles   730

Macaws    740

Tamarins  760

Loreto PA Talk

Loreto Parents Association would like to invite all parents to a talk which will be given by John Sharry on April 6th 2016 at 7.30pm.  John Sharry is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Social Worker, Author and Co-Founder of Parents Plus Charity Ireland Mental Health Care.

The talk is titled: 'Helping Teenagers make Good Choices about Alcohol, Drugs and Sex'.  Teenagers and young people are under increased pressure to become involved in harmful and risky activities whether it is smoking, drinking, early sexual activity or drug taking.  Parents are right to be concerned and they have a key role to play in keeping their children safe.  Drawing on up-to-date research, John Sharry will present principles for parents interested in knowing how to help their children remain safe as they grow up and to divert them from problematic drinking and drug taking etc.  The focus is on prevention, showing parents the best steps they can take to protect their children and avoid problems in the first place.

We are sure that this will prove to be very informative and are looking forward to seeing you there.

Debating Update February 2016

Debating Update February 2016

Three Loreto debaters for Team Ireland:
Over the last few weeks the best secondary school debaters in Ireland have been competing for selection on the Irish World Schools Debating Team.  The lucky five students will represent Team Ireland in Stuttgart this July.  We are delighted to announce that three of the five places have been taken by students from Loreto College.  Niamh Ryan and Sarah Duffy have been selected once again having been on the team for the last two years and one year respectively.  This year they will also be joined by Aishling Kinsella.  This is a great achievement for all three girls who have put so much time and effort into debating over the last few years.  We wish them the best of  luck as they take on the best debaters in the world next July.  Come on Ireland!!!

Women's Graduate Association Public Speaking:
Well done to Anna Sexton, Aoife O'Flynn and Eve Golden who represented the school in the WGA Public Speaking competition in Trinity College.  They made three interesting speeches and kept the audience engaged as they discussed whether homework was a necessary evil, how the ipad can help us learn and whether school students should be allowed get piercings.  This was their first speaking competition and they performed excellently.  Well done girls.

Leinster Debating Competition:
Well done to Aishling Kinsella, Ella McLoughlin, Sarah Duffy, Grace Given, Julie O'Brien and Elizabeth Bolger who have qualified for the semi-finals of the Leinster Schools Debating Competition.  To have three teams make the semi-finals is a fantastic achievement.  Good luck to the girls in their semis this week.

Leinster Junior Mace Debating Final:
The top eighty junior debaters in Leinster took part in the Leinster Junior Debating Mace Finals day in Holy Child Killiney.  We had a school record, thirteen students taking part and they all spoke well throughout the day as they dealt with challenging motions on healthcare, trade with dictators and racial bias in the Oscars.  The top forty students in Leinster will now progress to the national final in two weeks time and we are delighted to announce that nine students from Loreto College have qualified.  This is more than any other school in Leinster and is a great achievement by the students involved so well done to Adrianne Ward, Caoilainn Carey, Ellen McKimm, Hana Gallagher, Isabelle Healy, Sophie Bannon, Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Aoife Paul and Nora Wyer.