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
 

World Youth Day in Krakow!

World Youth Day in Krakow!

This summer I was fortunate enough to attend World Youth Day in Kraków, Poland, the home country of Pope John Paul II.  I went with classmate Anna Sanders.
World Youth Day is a Catholic religious event held for young people every three years in a different country.
I was one of the three hundred pilgrims that went with the Archdiocese of  Dublin for our week long pilgrimage.
Over the week we gathered together for catechesis and prayer. The main masses were held in the Blonia Park where Pope Francis said the masses.
At these masses with the Pope and 2 million pilgrims from around the world, we were told to leave a mark on our lives, on history and a mark on many other's lives as well.

Overall the experience was amazing. It was very mentally, physically and emotionally tiring and draining. We powered through a 7 hour walk in the scorching weather and we arrived back to Dublin airport very proud of ourselves.

Bring on Panama 2019!

Rhya Weafer 5th Year

September House Event - Dodgeball!

September House Event - Dodgeball!

On Thursday 29th September the first House Event of the year took place at lunch time.
Each class had representatives ready in their House colours to participate in a very competitive Dodge ball Tournament.
There was great spirit and lots of dodging and jumping to avoid being hit by a ball.
There was a tie in the end between the Gazelles and the Tamarins and both Houses won 50 points. The Bees were second gaining 30 points and the Macaws received 20 House points for participation.

Well done to the Bees and Tamarins who both picked up 20 bonus points for superb house spirit!!

Total House Points:      Bees:  165    Gazelles:  230 `   Macaws: 155     Tamarins:  150

Gazelles are in the lead!!!

 

 

 

 

New Exhibition ‘Ministry, Advocacy & Compassion: The Catholic Church & 1916’

Ministry, Advocacy & Compassion is a new exhibition that takes you into the heart of 1916 and explores the work of Catholic priests and nuns during the Easter Rising.  Delve into a collection of newly–released archival documents, including eye witness accounts from Loreto Archives, and read the unique accounts of those who aided the injured, fed the hungry, and attended to the imprisoned leaders before execution.
Open 1.30–5.30pm every day in the Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough St, Dublin.  Admission is free.