Three Loreto Stephen’s Green Students for Team Ireland

Three Loreto Stephen’s Green Students for Team Ireland

Last February we were delighted to announce that three of our pupils (Niamh Ryan, Sarah Duffy and Aishling Kinsella) had been selected for inclusion in the Irish World Schools Debating Team.  The five person team competed with great distinction in Stuttgart as they progressed into the knockout rounds, where they eventually suffered a very narrow defeat to a strong Australian team.  Over the last two months the selection process for this year’s team has been under way with trials held around the country.  Undoubtedly the standard at the trials was very high as Ireland's best debaters competed for a place on the team. 

We are really proud to be able to announce that, once again, three of the five spots on the team were awarded to pupils from our school.  Sarah Duffy has been selected for the third year in a row (a fantastic achievement, well done Sarah) and this year she will be joined on the team by transition year students Caoilainn Carey and Sophie Bannon.  This is a great achievement for two girls who have put a huge amount of time and effort into debating over the last three and a half years here in The Green.  The three girls and their teammates, Ronan Daly from Rochestown College and Aislinn Carty from Loreto Beaufort, will now be busy preparing for the World Schools Debating Championships 2017 in Bali.   

We wish all of the team and their coaches the best of luck as they head to Bali next August to compete against the best in the world.  Come on Ireland!!!       

Ceiliúr Carols by Candlelight CD

A CD featuring highlights from Carols by Candlelight 2014, '15, '16 is available to purchase. Please email Iníon Uí Áinle to order your copy. The cost per CD is €10. All proceeds will be donated to the Capuchin Day Centre for the homeless. They will be distributed on Wednesday 21st December.

December House Event

December House Event

This month the House Committee organised a great event in the Sports hall to kick start the Christmas festivities. A Teacher versus Student basketball match was held in the Sports hall at lunch time and there was lots of support from both the teachers and students.

Each house had a separate team to take on the teachers!!  Four rounds were played. It was very exciting to watch and each side gave it their best. It was close but in the end, after a very competitive game, the teachers managed to win. The atmosphere in the hall was brilliant and it was the perfect way to start off Christmas. Well done to all the players and supporters.

Good luck to all classes preparing for their Talent Show which takes place on Tuesday 20th December.
The winners will receive 50 house points, 2nd will win 30 points and 3rd will be awarded 20 house points.
( Elizabeth Bolger  6T)

4M PE class visit the Aviva Stadium.

4M PE class visit the Aviva Stadium.

On Tuesday 13th December the 4M class visited the Aviva Stadium for their PE class. The girls covered Tag Rugby in PE and were delighted to have a trip as a concluding activity. They saw the excellent facilities available at the Aviva Stadium. The tour included a visit to the home dressing room, the players tunnel, pitch side and the press room.
It was a very interesting tour and the girls thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sports Fixtures Saturday 17th December


Senior 2 Hockey v Foxrock           Venue: YMCA           Time: 9am
Senior 3 Hockey v Muckross        Venue: YMCA           Time: 10am
Social Hockey Team v Foxrock    Venue: YMCA           Time: 11am
Junior A v Rathdown                      Venue: Rathdown    Time: 9am
Junior C v Rathdown                     Venue: Rathdown     Time: 10am
Junior D v Alex                                Venue: Alex                Time: 9am
Minor B v Alex                                 Venue: Alex                Time: 10.15am



Cadette A v Foxrock  Loreto ½ Final    Venue: Foxrock     Time: 9.30am
Cadette B v Foxrock Loreto ½ Final     Venue: Foxrock     Time: 10.30am
Senior B v Foxrock   Loreto ½ Final     Venue: Foxrock     Time: 11.30am

There is no 1st or 2nd Year Basketball training on Saturday.