October House Event

October House Event

On the 25th of October the October House Event took place.  The event was a Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Awareness and it was a great success.   100 Loreto girls gathered in the sports hall and danced amongst the pink balloons.

Not only did everyone have fun and get some exercise, the event also raised money for Breast Cancer Awareness.   It was lovely to see girls from different years coming together dancing and enjoying themselves for a great cause.

Prizes were given out to the best dancers and 50 house points were given to the Macaws for the most participants. This event was a fantastic way to encourage school spirit and also supported a great cause.

Rachel Murphy 6B
Head of House Committee

Guidance Counsellor (Maternity Leave) Vacancy

At Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green we are looking for a full-time Guidance Counsellor to join a very active school.

Responsibilities and Duties to include:

  • Manage the Guidance Programme involving career events, presentations, and individual Guidance sessions.
  • Liaise with relevant personnel – School Management, Year Heads, Teachers, Parents, College Admissions Officers, Employers, Counselling Agencies, NEPS etc.
  • Organise and evaluate TY Work Experience, while encouraging development of entrepreneurial skills.
  • Co-ordinate Career events: Careers Night, College Awareness Week, Career and College Talks, Interview Night etc.
  • Track college progression of past students through email, on-line contact and databases.
  • Organise and oversee the running of a mental health week, including co-ordinating talks and various activities for the benefit of students and staff.
  • Deliver a range of guidance modules and classes; Career Investigation & Preparation, Exam & Study Skills, Course Investigation, CAO & UCAS Application, Job and Interview Skills etc.
  • Present informative parent information evenings; Subject Choice, CAO & College Application, Study Skills etc.
  • Prepare students for Irish, UK, and International college applications.
  • Organise, administer and provide feedback of Aptitude and Career Interest Assessments.
  • Provide Personal, Educational and Career Guidance for students in classes and on a one-to-one basis.

Education and Qualifications:
Third level qualification in School Guidance Counselling required.

Previous Work Experience:

  • Experience of working in a School Guidance Department essential.
  • Experience of working as part of a team essential.
  • Experience in use of aptitude testing essential
  • Experience of working with and relating to management.
  • Experience of working with and relating to students essential.

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills.
  • Proven time-management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Interest in further learning and training.
  • Reliable and flexible.

Application procedure:
Please send a C.V. with the names of two referees with a cover letter to:
The Principal
Loreto College,
53 St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2.
For further information please contact the school by email info@loretothegreen.ie.
Applications must be received in writing no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, 1st November 2016.
Applications by email will not be considered.

Junior A Hockey Team

Junior A Hockey Team

The Junior A hockey team played their Junior Cup 1st round against High School on Wednesday. After a tough battle, the game was settled by a Nicola Torrans short corner. A 1-0 win means that Loreto move on to the 2nd Round. Well done girls!


Loreto Basketball Blitz

Loreto Basketball Blitz

Our first year basketball players made their competitive debut for the school yesterday in the Loreto Blitz, hosted by Stephens Green. With lots of talent on display, the future of Loreto Basketball looks in good shape!

Annual Loreto Camogie Blitz

Annual Loreto Camogie Blitz

The Annual Loreto Camogie blitz took place yesterday in Fermoy. The girls made the journey down and successfully made it to the shield final. A very enjoyable day was had by all as the girls met other Loreto students from around the country.

6th Year Geographical Investigation

6th Year Geographical Investigation

The 6th Year Geography classes visited Knockree Co. Wicklow on 5th October, to complete their Geographical investigation in the Glencree  River. They were investigating the impact of the processes of transportation and deposition on the formation of a meander. The students enjoyed calculating the velocity, measuring valley profile and analysing the bedload as part of their investigation and will now write up their results over the coming weeks.
Thanks to Ms. Spring, Ms. McPartland and Ms. JM O'Reilly for accompanying the girls.

Sport Fixtures for Saturday 22nd October 2016



Senior A v Dalkey      Venue: Home  Time: 10.30am
Cadette A v Dalkey    Venue: Home  Time: 11.30am
Senior B v Dalkey      Venue: Home   Time: 12.30pm
Cadette B v Dalkey    Venue: Home   Time: 1.30pm


Senior A v Mount Sackville        Time: 9am  Venue: Away
Junior C v Notre Dame                Time: 9am  Venue: Home
Minor Training All Players         Time: 10am  Venue: YMCA
1st Year Training  All Players     Time: 11am   Venue: YMCA

Parents Association AGM Healthy Eating Talk

The slides from the recent Parents Association AGM can be accessed via the link below. In addition Senior Dietican Cliodhna Kirwan gave a very informative talk on healthy eating after the AGM. Her presentation and some interesting lunchbox ideas can also be accessed below.

Summary of Parents Association Minutes September 13 2016


-Pastoral/Religious: School years opening mass was held on 21st September for all the years. A few of the 6th year girls went on a Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes to help the pilgrims. The entire 6th year classes will go on an overnight retreat to Lough Derg in the coming weeks.

-Academics: Congratulations to all the former 6th years students on their great leaving cert results. The PA are busy planning for a memorable pre-Debs reception in the school. The current 6th years will attend higher options in the RDS. Ipads are in place for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. Ms. Barrett is the year head for the 1st years who are reported to be settling in very well. We are eagerly awaiting the JC results.

-New Staff: Welcome to the new staff – Ms Aisling Murray – Geography, Ms Ciara Beatty- Spanish and French, Mr Mark Gleeson – Irish, Ms Inara Zaeurs –Irish and Home Economics, Mr Sean Wogan – Business and Cultural Activities. New classroom assistant appointed – Ms Sarah Mc Andrew – 1st years. New part time chaplain appointed – Ms Stephenie Curtis. Temporary librarian appointed – Ms Michelle Davis

-Sports News: There are so many clubs and lunchtime activities started and the 1st years are busy deciding which ones they would like to become involved with. All activities and schedules can be found on the Loreto web page.

-Other News: There are plans to get a second water fountain for the lunch room.

-Speakers: We have a guest speaker (dietician) invited to give a talk at the AGM on how to ensure our daughters are eating a healthy diet to support their busy school lives. The PA will be looking for new members to come on board and join their team.

Board of Management

The new Board of Management will begin its three year term of office on the 15th October and we would like to extend a hugh thank you to all the Board members and especially the following outgoing members:

                Mr Mark Cunningham,    Ms Jane Kelly,    Ms Jennifer Maverley,    Ms Marie Williams   and                     Mr. Barry McKimm.

We owe them a debt of gratitude for their unending time committment and the expertise that they have brought to the board over the last three years.

World Youth Day in Krakow!

World Youth Day in Krakow!

This summer I was fortunate enough to attend World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland, the home country of Pope John Paul II.  I went with classmate Anna Sanders.
World Youth Day is a Catholic religious event held for young people every three years in a different country.
I was one of the three hundred pilgrims that went with the Archdiocese of  Dublin for our week long pilgrimage.
Over the week we gathered together for catechesis and prayer. The main masses were held in the Blonia Park where Pope Francis said the masses.
At these masses with the Pope and 2 million pilgrims from around the world, we were told to leave a mark on our lives, on history and a mark on many other's lives as well.

Overall the experience was amazing. It was very mentally, physically and emotionally tiring and draining. We powered through a 7 hour walk in the scorching weather and we arrived back to Dublin airport very proud of ourselves.

Bring on Panama 2019!

Rhya Weafer 5th Year