Saturday Sports Fixtures

Hockey

1st Year Group 2 v Mt. Temple   Venue: YMCA   Time: 10am
1st Year Group 4 v Mt. Anville    Venue: Mt. Anville   Time: 9am
1st Year Group 1 and 3 v Mt. Anville    Venue: Mt. Anville   Time: 10am


Basketball

2nd Year B v Bray   Venue: Loreto Bray   Time: 10am
1st Year B v Bray    Venue: Loreto Bray   Time: 11am
 

Saturday Sports Fixtures

Hockey

1st year Group 2 v Mt. Sackville @ 8.45am. YMCA
Minor A v Dalkey @ 10am. YMCA
Minor C v Dalkey @ 11am. YMCA
Junior B v Dalkey @ 12pm. YMCA

Basketball

1st Year B v Mt Anville @ 10am. HOME
2nd Year B v Mt. Anville @ 11am. HOME
 

BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2017!

BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2017!

On the 13th of January we visited the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. The event was held in the RDS, with hundreds of projects on display. These projects were carried out by students all across the country, each had its own certain flair, and each with an individual idea. We were lucky to have a few of our very own Loreto students accepted.

The first group to mention is Asha Rait and Saoirse Lynch, two first years. They explored the idea that your blood type could determine whether you are prone to head lice or not. They found there might be a connection, after one of the girl's family members had a case of head lice,  while it travelled to some members of the family, others were left unaffected. They investigated deeper into this, and found that those with blood types B and AB are most likely to be affected by head lice. The girls found these results by carrying out surveys.  This was a small part of the ample amount of background research they studied and further used to backup their experiment.

The second project was an individual project carried out by Hana Gallagher. Through this project, she looked closer at something most of us do not usually inspect too closely. Hana was talking to her sister and found that they thought of the word, mouse, as two different things. Because of the integration of technology into our everyday lives, the words we use to describe technology have replaced others. A simple example of this would be the word windows, while some think of a physical window others think of the computer operating system. It is something very interesting and relevant to our current era. Hana wondered if this phenomenon could be unique to each age group. Hana surveyed people of different ages to find that the linguistics of those aged between 19 and 39 had been most affected due to their prolonged exposure to technology throughout their life. Well done to Hana whose project was highly commended by the judges. 

The third group from our school consisted of Hannah Burgess, Sadhbh O’Neill and Grainne Brennan. Their project title ‘Lying is wrong, Except when it isn't’, was inspired by a documentary on Netflix called Dishonesty: The Truth about Lies. The girls  discovered a number of things including, you are less likely to lie as you get older and that you are more likely to lie if an incentive is being offered to you. The girls carried out tests with different age groups and offered incentives. When not offered an incentive the girls found that the tendency to lie was much smaller.

Overall we were fascinated by all the projects at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition with a special congratulations to the wonderful projects carried out by all the girls from Loreto.

Grace Coughlin and Julia Chartienitz

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!!!       
 

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