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

Hockey


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

 

Basketball

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.

November House Event!

November House Event!

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.
 

Sport Fixtures for Saturday 3rd December

Basketball


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

Hockey

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
 

Science Week - Lecture by PhD Student for TY and some Senior Students

Science Week - Lecture by PhD Student for TY and some Senior Students

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.

Sport Fixtures for Saturday 19th November

Hockey


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

 

Basketball


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
 

Sports Fixtures Saturday 12th November

Hockey

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

Basketball

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
 

Debating Update November 2016

Debating Update November 2016


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. 

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
 

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

SUMMARY OF PARENTS ASSOCATION MINUTES SEPTEMBER 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.