Principal’s Report - 6th February 2018

Pastoral/Religious
● Kolkata Immersion Experience-2nd Feb-16th Feb
● Blessing of the Hands-Friday 26th January.
● Folk Group meetings-Thursdays.
● TY Gorta Talk-11th January
● Wellbeing Week--Positive post its/negative thoughts bin/Health and wellbeing reflections/Drop Everything and Relax/Walk in my Shoes/Thankful Thursday.
● RSE Talk for parents and 3rd Years.
● TY Community care-29th Jan-9th Feb.
● Mission Possible meetings on Fridays.
● House Event for January.
● Mary Ward Week-22/1-18--26/1/18
● Amnesty meetings on Thursdays.
● 6th year prayer service-25/1/18
● TY Mindfulness-23rd and 25th Jan.
● GPPA Mass-28/1/18
● Sodality Mass in the chapel-2/2/18

Academics
● Young Scientist Projects and awards-10th-12th Jan 2018.
● 6th Year Study Skills-12/1/18
● Concern Debates-15/1/18
● JCT Cluster Day.
● TY Aptitude Testing-for students who missed December tests.
● French Theatre Workshop-17th Jan-TY and 5th Years.
● 6th Year Careers Talk-CAO-19/1/18
● LC Options for TYs-22/1/18-Parents-30/1/18
● JC Information night-3rd years-22/1/18 and 2nd years-5/2/18.
● 5th Year PTM-25/1/18
● Mock exams-29th Jan-9th Feb.
● IWISH STEM Conference for all 5th years-30/1/18
● AD ASTRA AWARD for Nicole Hemeryck-30/1/18

Buildings
● Update on the proposed Performance Space-Multi Purpose space
● Brickwork- work should be completed within 5 weeks
● Roof repairs work should be completed within 5 weeks.

Other
● TY Activities-Film School and Natural History Museum.
● DCU Cross Country and East Leinsters in Avondale.
● TY Glenlola visits-12th and 19th Jan.
● All Ireland-U-19 Final-Winners
● Condolences to the Walsh family and Lily in TY on the death of Mr Walsh.
● Cyberbullying talks for 1st years-Tuesday 30th January.
● Tag Rugby-began on 30th Jan.
● TY Trip to Italy-Friday 9th-Monday 12th February
● Lockers Programme for 2nd Years.

Well done to our Equestrian Team!

Well done to our Equestrian Team!

Well done to our Equestrian Team, comprised of Annie Madden(4B), Ciara O Sullivan(2M), Eabha Toole(1M) and Kate Horgan(1G).   The Team came 3rd in the Inter Schools Show Jumping League and Kate Horgan won the Individual Award!

Thank you to Mrs. O' Sullivan, the Chef D'Equipe, for managing the team so well.

The January House Event - Lip Sync Battle!

The January House Event - Lip Sync Battle!

The January House Event “Lip Sync Battle” was held in the Sports Hall.   Lots of various year groups cheered on the entertaining performances.  The Macaws were the overall winners with "Voulez Vous" by ABBA proving to be a great choice of song for the performers as well as the audience.  The above photos show a good selection of our talented performers who braved the stage and demonstrated great school spirit.  

Past Pupils and Dublin Champions visit the School

Past Pupils and Dublin Champions visit the School

On the 18th December 2017 two past pupils of the school and Dublin Ladies GAA players came back to visit the school with the Brendan Martin Cup.  Back in September the girls in blue won the Brendan Martin cup at the All Ireland Final against Kerry.  This was a historic and well deserved win for Dublin as they had been runners up for the past three years in a row.  Noelle won Player of the Match at the final, she was also awarded her third All Star last month along with the coveted Players Player of the Year.  We were delighted to have Noelle, who graduated in 2009 and Deirdre, who graduated in 2013, back to the school.
There was a great turn out at the event in the sports hall and all the students and teachers were eager to meet Noelle and Deirdre.   They both said a few words and were presented with flowers by the Gaelic Committee.  Afterwards they signed jerseys and took pictures with the students and the various gaelic teams in the school. They then went to the front steps to take photos with the Gaelic Committee.   It was a great day for all involved and the two girls serve as an inspiration to all gaelic players in the school and to all sports players in the school in general.   We, as a school community, are very proud of them for all they have achieved.  We would like to say a huge thank you to Ms. Crinion for organising the event and to Mr Mulligan, Mr Quinn and Ms. McTaggart for all the work they put into Gaelic Football in the school.

By Meadbh Fleming (Gaelic Football Committee)

Gymnastics Club Trip to Ballina

Gymnastics Club Trip to Ballina

On the 13th of January, the school Gymnastics Club travelled to Ballina, Co. Mayo to compete against Starz, Nadia and Skerries Gymnastics Clubs. The team had been practicing routines for weeks and were really looking forward to the trip. The girls competed excellently and did the school and club proud. Nora Collins, Lucy Kavanagh, Emer Connolly and Martha Arnold won medals, and Priya Rait and Emer Connolly were awarded trophies for highest overall scores. There was also an opportunity to train in the well-equipped Nadia gym and the girls had lots of fun with the ropes and foam pit. Thank you to Ms Vavasseur and Bronagh who accompanied the team to Ballina, and to Ms Crinion and Ms Hoffman who helped organise the amazing trip.

Emer Connolly  (Gymnastics Secretary)

Mary Ward Week 22nd - 26th January 2018

Mary Ward Week 22nd - 26th January 2018

Mary Ward Week
22nd-26th of January 2018


The sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Loreto have as their founder Mary Ward.  In a male dominated society and church, she believed that women in time to come would do much.  She established foundations in six European countries but what she desired at the time was considered ‘outrageous’ and her houses were suppressed.
While Mary Ward died with few followers, she did inspire these to remain loyal to the church.  Her spirituality is centred on Jesus and in the Gospel values.  She attempted to initiate an apostolic way of life and active ministry based on the spirituality and constitutions of St. Ignatius.  From the 22nd to the 26th of January we are celebrating Mary Ward Week. 

Mary Ward Prayer
Lord, you helped Mary Ward
To find her way.
You always gave her the strength
To do the right thing.
We ask you to now guide us
Along our way.
And give us the strength
To be who we want to be.
May all the saints of Heaven
Guide us on our way
And send your angels to
Protect us day by day.
Amen.
 

December House Event - Talent Show


The 19th December was a day to remember as the 2017 Talent Show took place. With entertaining acts from every class group, there was great house spirit and talent shown by all involved.
After tough deliberation by the judges the results were announced with 2T coming in third place winning 20 house points, 5G in second place getting 30 house points and 3M coming out on top overall with 50 house points. It was a great event for the school community to come together just before the holiday break and thoroughly enjoyed by both students and staff.

Lauren Devitt - House Committee (6G)
 

Loreto Swimming Gala 2017

Loreto Swimming Gala 2017


The Loreto Swimming Gala took place on Thursday the 24th of November in The National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown. Our team comprised of students from 1st to 6th year and our team of Transition Year supporters.
There were three age groups; u14, u16 and u18 and in each age group there were four events; freestyle, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly, as well as two freestyle relays. Everyone swam very well and four girls qualified for the finals of their strokes. The supporters were very enthusiastic and chanted throughout everyone's races.
Overall it was a very enjoyable day. Everyone swam to the best of their ability and we had a great team spirit. We would like to thank Ms. Hoffman and Ms Crinion for accompanying us on the day of the gala.
We look forward to the annual Loreto Swimming Gala next year and hopefully we will win the Spirit Award!!

Siobhan McCluskey - Swimming Secretary (5M)