Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Debating News, Loreto News, Students, Parents
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!!!
Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
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.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
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.
Friday, December 02, 2016 in Loreto News, Parents
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
The November House Event took place on Friday 18th November. The event was a cross curricular quiz. It was organised in conjunction with Geography Awareness week and Science week and took place in the Assembly Hall. Each class had one representative for their House. It was competitive but great fun with the Tamarins winning in the end.
Thank you to both subject departments for organising the quiz and providing the winners with lovely vouchers and 50 house points.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
Cadette A v Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 9am
Senior A v Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 10am
Cadette B v Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 11am
Senior B v Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 12pm
1st Year Training Venue: School Time: 1.30pm
Senior A v High School Venue: High School Time: 9am
Senior B v High School Venue: High School Time: 11am
Junior B v Alex Venue: Alex Time: 11.30am
Minor B v Sion Hill Venue: Sion Hill Time: 9am
Junior A v Minor A Venue: YMCA Time: 9am
1st Year 2 v 1st Year 4 Venue :YMCA Time: 10am
1st Year 1 v 1st Year 3 Venue: YMCA Time: 11am
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Science
On the 21st of November, Johanna Vos, a PhD student, came in to speak to us about science in college and, more specifically, astrophysics. She gave us a wide range of career options both inside of science and outside. For example, with a science degree you can work in research or lab or go in the complete opposite direction and work in a business company such as Google or Spotify. She worked around the world, most often in the Atacama Desert in Chile and we discovered that a science degree is a great way to travel the world because every country has its own resources. She then went on to give us a brief overview of what an exoplanet is. An exoplanet is a planet that is either (a) orbiting another star in another galaxy or (b) floating along in space like a star. There are approximately 1 x 10 ^24 exoplanets in space. Her PhD is based on studying the weather of exoplanets, something that has never been done before. She discovered that an exoplanet (called PSO-318) has clouds. However they are not clouds made up of water vapour, instead they are made up of molten metal. This was an amazing achievement for her and we hope she continues her ground-breaking research.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
Senior A v Gerards Venue: St. Gerards Time:9am
Senior B v Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 10am
Junior B v Beaufort Venue: YMCA Time: 9am
Training Junior A, C, D Teams Venue: YMCA Time: 10am
Training Minor A, B, C Teams Venue: YMCA Time: 11am
1st Year Group 1 V Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 9am
1st Year Group 2 V Foxrock Venue: Foxrock Time: 10am
Cadette A v Beaufort Venue: Beaufort Time: 10.30am
1st Year Yellow v Holy Child Killiney Venue: Killiney Time: 10am
1st Year Red v Holy Child Killiney Venue: Killiney Time: 11am
Senior Training Venue: School Time: 10.30am
Cadette A Training Venue: School Time: 11.30am
2nd Year Training Venue: School Time: 12.30
1st Year Training Venue: School Time: 13.30
Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
Minor C v Andrews Time: 9am Venue: YMCA
Minor A v High School Time: 10.15am Venue: YMCA
Senior A v Holy Child Killiney Time: 11.15am Venue: YMCA
Senior Training @ 10.30am Venue: School
Cadette Training @ 11.30am Venue: School
2nd Year Training @ 12.30pm Venue: School
1st Year Training @ 1.30pm Venue: School
Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Debating News, Loreto News, Students, Parents
It has been a very busy few months for those students who take part in Debating in Loreto College. Juniors have taken part in the Colaiste na hInse Mace, the Loreto College Mace, the Irish round of the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD), and the Leinster Junior Debating Competition in UCD. Meanwhile our seniors have been taking part in the Irish round of the Cambridge Schools Debating Competition, the Concern Debating Competition, the Aoife Begley Debating Competition and the Leinster Schools Debating Competition.
Most of these competitions are in the early stages and we have had a lot of excellent results with students placing in the top two teams to secure progression to the next round. We would like to especially congratulate Aoileann Ni Mhurchú, Tara O'Sullivan, Ellen McKimm and Adrianne Ward. All four girls made the final of the Colaiste na hInse Mace with Aoileann winning an award for topping the tab and Tara winning the best speaker in the final award. They also all made the final of the Irish round of the ICYD with Ellen and Adrianne winning the final and securing a place in the international finals day later in the year in Cambridge.
We would like to congratulate our new debating secretaries for the year. Ciara Barry and Siofra Brady will be running our junior debating club debates every week. Alex Byrne and Anna Bourguignon have been appointed to run mace debating for the year. They have already shown what a good appointment that was as they organised an excellent competition last month. They were ably assisted by numerous 5th year students (debaters and non-debaters) who helped them set up, organise and clean up throughout the entire Saturday. The competition ran very smoothly because of all their hard work.
Friday, October 28, 2016 in Loreto News, Students, Parents, Sport
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
Monday, October 17, 2016 in Parents Association, Parents
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.