Leaving Certificate results will be available in the school from 9.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 12th August.

Best wishes to all.

Some pics below from the big day .....

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Senior Prize Giving Ceremony, Monday, May 18th

Well done to all our students on reaching the end of another academic year.

Senior Students of the Year - Sarah Goode & Niamh Curtis. Music Student of the Year - Nadia Grimes. Senior Business Student of the Year - Orla Bollard. Senior Science Student of the Year - Alice O' Neill. Senior Sportspersons of the Year - Shannon Richardson, Cliona Farrell and Shauna O' Hara. Senior Mary Ward Person of the Year - Sarah O' Neill.

Fifth Year Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards - Niamh Darling, Naomi Clare & Roisin Doyle Bakare. Sixth Year Outstanding Academic Awards - Juliette Bosschaert, Nell Garvey, Nadia Grimes & Chloe Kissane.

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Junior Prize Giving Ceremony, Wednesday, May 20th

Junior Students of the Year - Eibhlin McCarthy & Katie Dinsmore. Junior Sportspersons of the Year - Aoibheann Butler and Alannah McCann. Junior Mary Ward Person of the Year - Orla Hoey. Junior Music Student of the Year - Adrianna Costin. Golden Boot Award - Claudia Andre.

Third Year Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards - Ellie Mortimer, Mia Doran, Marie Louise Fufezon, Tessa Mitchell, Sarah Ryan and Ellen O' Driscoll. Second Year Outstanding Academic Awards - Aisling Leneghan, Zarmeen Gull, Hannah Rudden, Aoife Conroy, Jessica Burbulescu, Sophie Weldon, Maeve Cope, Wiktoria Witkowska & Niamh Daly. First Year Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards - Kate Barrett, Niamh Rice, Sara Hegarty, Chloe Johnson, Ella Cooper, Emily O' Sullivan, Sarah McKenna, Aisling Allen & Laura McKeown.

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Transition Year Prize Giving Ceremony, Monday, May 25th

TY Students of the Year - Caoimhe Mackey & Renuka Chintapalli. TY Sportspersons of the Year - Caoimhe Dunne. TY Mary Ward Award - Dana Abar. TY History Award - Holly Keogh.

TY Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards - Sarah Kearney, Renuka Chintapalli & Khadija Gull. TY One Good Idea Awards - Kateryna Kalcheva, Renuka Chintapalli, Maria Gavril & Clara Golden. TY Junk Kouture Regional Best Costume Award - Siobhan McCormack & Aideen Rafferty.

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Erica Ruigrok – A sailing champion, Olympic hopeful and a pupil in our school!
Erica, who has just been selected as Senior Prefect for Sports again next year, has some big and bold ambitions.  We are delighted to hear of her wish to one day win an Olympic medal in sailing for her country.  And we encourage all of you, her fellow students to support her.  Follow her on Facebook and Twitter and visit her website www.ericaracing.com  and see her journey unfold.

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• Congratulations to Kim Dalton and Aoife Kenny 1C, below with Professor Emma Teeling, who came third in the 'Science for Schools' video competition in UCD held on Thursday, May 21st.  A special reception and video viewing was held in the science building for the winning three teams.  The girls and their families were also treated to a tour of Professor Emma Teelings Bat Lab (molecular biology) where they were briefed on current projects in the lab by the researchers.

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• Congratulations to Emily Bell, 2E, on completing her first year as an Alpha in the Trinity Walton Club. On Saturday May 30th, Emily showcased her STEM project in the Public Theatre, Trinity College, and received her commerative coin from Marion Woods, daughter of the 1951 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, ETS Walton. emily bell

News Update - May 15th, 2015

• Well done to our U-15 soccer team on winning the Leinster Final.


• Congratulations to Claudia Andre who won silver in the 200 m and Eibhlinn McCarthy who was highly placed in the 1500 in the Leinster Athletic Final in Santry Stadium.


• A wonderful Ceol Loreto Gig took place on Thursday. A great variety of outstanding acts performed on the night. Well done to the Music Captains for organising the evening and on their excellent work during the year. They are Sarah Goode, Izzy Rioch, Niamh McKeown, Nadia Grimes and Fiona Garvey.


• Well done to our Senior Tennis team on their performance in the Loreto League.

• All Sixth Year student leaders were treated to a lunch in thanks for their work during the year.

News Update - May 8th, 2015

• Congratulations to Khadija Gull and Ruth Moore who won the Senior Life Science Award at Scifest and Isobel Martin and Meibh O’Sullivan who came second in the Junior Section.

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• Well done also to Renuka Chintapilli, Clara Golden, Kateryna Kalchava & Maria Gavril who have won the Irish Year of Design Award at the Power of One competition.

• Leaving Certificate Art Practical Examinations took place this week.

• The school’s Junior Choir performed excellently at the Navan Choral Festival.

• The Past Pupils vs Present Pupils annual hockey match took place on Wednesday. Well done to our present pupils for winning the trophy for the first time.

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• Congratulations to Aoife Conroy on winning the Loreto Junior Public Speaking Competition. Aoife spoke on ”The Recipe for Happiness”.

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• Well done to the 49 Transition Year students and their teachers who went on the Gaisce hike last weekend.

• Well done to the school tennis team of Emma Power, Tess O’Neill, Cara Devlin, Sarah Jane Moroney, Caoimhe Dunne & Francesca Costin on winning the Loreto Tennis competition.


• The U-15 soccer team have reached the Leinster Final after defeating Eureka Kells, 2 -1 in the semi final.



News Update - Apr 24th, 2015

• French & German Orals and Music and Home Economics practicals continue this week.

• Best Wishes to our five finalists in Friday’s Junk Kouture in the 3 Arena.

• Bests wishes also to our Mock Trial group who are participating in the Mock Trial Competition in the Criminal Court of Justice.

• Well done to our P.E. teachers and Fourth Year students for organising and facilitating an orientation day for all Loreto Schools.

• Well done to Renuka Chintapelli, Clara Golden, Maria Gavril and Kateryna Kalcheva on winning the National Transition Year Junior Spider Award for web design.

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• Hard luck to our First Year soccer team who, narrowly lost their Leinster Quarter Final

• Well done to all the athletes involved in the North Leinster. Especial congratulations to Lauren O’Keeffe on winning the gold medal for the hammer and Eibhlin McCarthy the silver in the 1500 metres.

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• Congratulations to Paulina Vilimaite on reaching the final of “Doodle for Google”.


• Congratulations to our new Head Girls for the 2015/16 academic year. They are Aine McCarthy, Head Girl, Julie O’Connor, Deputy Head Girl, Sam Brillantes, Deputy Head Girl and Stephanie Corrigan, Deputy Head Girl.

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News Update - Apr 17th, 2015

• Leaving Certificate Oral Irish and Music and Home Economics practicals are taking place in the school this week.

• Well done to Lauren Murphy and Lauren O’Keeffe who won Silver medals in the Loreto Athletics competition on Thursday.

• Well done to our U-15 soccer team who have reached a Leinster semi-final.

• The T.Y. Power of One team of Renuka Chintapelli, Clara Golden, Maria Gavril and Kateryna Kalcheva are working diligently toward their final on May 7th.

• The Transition Year Film Studies class are making a film with a professional company this week.

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• Tim Durham gave a Photography course this week.

• First Year students were involved in the Comortas Amhranaiochta on Friday.

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• A great week was had by 60 fifth years on the slopes in Lillehammer, Norway over the Easter break. The ski trip, now in its eleventh year, was blessed with fabulous ski conditions and blue skies for the entire week. The group comprised of a mix of novice and experienced skiers. A fantastic week was had by all and the students were an absolute pleasure to be away with.

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News Update - Mar 27th, 2015

•The T.Y. Musical has been a wonderful success. Well done to the students and all the drama team

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• Congratulations to the 3rd Year hockey team on winning the North Dublin League at their final in ALSAA. They beat St. Wolstans School 2:0. The goals were scored by Katie Dinsmore and Alanna Simpson.

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• The school are delighted to welcome Loreto Ballarat (Australia) on a visit. The students from Ballarat enjoyed the hospitality of the school and are staying with 5th Year students overnight. They will have classes on such topics as Celtic Spirituality and Irish Geography.

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• Congratulations to Guoda Puidokaite on winning a first place in the Girls Hack Ireland Competition.

• The First Year Talent Show took place on Thursday, 26th March. The Senior Prefects are congratulated on their excellent organisation. Well done to all the contestants.

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• The 5H class had a rugby skills training programme in Donnybrook Rugby Club.

• Tim Durham presented a photography course to some 5th Year Art students.

• Second Year English students “walked a mile” in the shoes of their favourite literary character.

• Well done to Sarah Monaghan (below), Aisling Allen and Lisa Flynn on winning medals in the Irish Schools girls Judo competition.

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• Best wishes to the 3 school trips over the Easter. There is a French trip to Paris, an Art trip to Florence and a ski trip to Austria.

• Easter Supervised Study will be available for Tuesday, 7th – Friday 10th April.

• Congratulations to Anna Sowray, Kelsey Wilson & Hannah Rudden on winning first place at Scifest and a special prize on behalf of the Irish Science Teachers Association.

• Wishing all the school community an enjoyable Easter.

News Update - Mar 20th, 2015

• Congratulations to Aideen Rafferty and Siobhan McCormack with their costume “Building Blocks” on being a wild card pick for the Junk Kouture Final. A team from Junk Kouture with model Glenda Gilson made a surprise visit to the school to announce the decision.

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• Drama reheasals continue. Singing in the Rain runs from Tuesday, 24th to Friday, 27th March.

• Well done to our sports teams this week. There were soccer, golf, basketball and hockey matches. The 3rd Year hockey team have reached the semi-final.

• The school’s annual Intercultural Day occurred on Friday, 20th. Girls from various nationalities presented food and dress from their native countries. An International World Cup also took place.

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• Seachtain na Gaelige also took occurred this week.

• French Week was also marked by a number of events.

• Ms. Claire Murray gave a series of talks to Chemistry students on “Careers in Chemistry”

News Update - Mar 13th, 2015

•The school was delighted to welcome Mr. Nelson Kairie Mututho, the Deputy Principal for Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan. Mr. Kairie Mututho met a range of classes and groups during the day.


• Well done to Paulina Vilimaite, 4C, on reaching the finals of the Doodle4Google competition. Please vote for her Doodle by clicking here. Voting starts on Monday, March 9th. Her Doodle can be found in the Secondary School Section, under Group 5, and is named "My Perfect day in Space"

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• Well done to Renuka Chintapalli on being part of the winning team of the Young Scientist Book Camp programme.

John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2015 Competition – Well done to Renuka Chintapalli and Emily Tierney (4th Year) who won 3rd place overall in the National Competition. The poster created by Aoife Conroy, Lauren Murphy and Jessica Barbulescu (2nd Year) has been selected to represent Ireland in the Junior International statistical literacy poster competition in Rio de Janeiro. The girls came first in their category. Two more entries from Ruth Moore and Khadija Gull, 4th Year, and Hannah Rudden, Anna Sowray & Kelsey Wilson, 2nd Year, received Orders of Merit. Loreto Balbriggan had 4 winning entries in the final 15 of 379 National Entries.



• Junk Kouture - Well done to the four creations which qualified, from the Eastern Regional Finals, for the National Final to be held in April. They are “Queen of the Forest” by Aurica Syrbu, Caoimhe Mackey and Ruth Moore. “Frayed in the Dark” by Paulina Vilimate and Aoife Walsh. “Dendroderma” by Katia Kalcheva and “Shadow” by Dana Abar and Niamh Smith.

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• Our Sports Teams have performed excellently this week. Hockey, Gaelic and soccer teams were all in action. Orla Bollard and Ruby Perreria reached the National Athletic finals on Saturday last.
• Aoife Conroy and Hannah Rudden reached the final and debated superbly in the Junior Loreto Mace Debates.


• First Year classes have been visiting Newgrange as part of their History course.


• Congratulations to Sarah McKenna on winning the Cuirt Junior International Short Story Competition.


• Well done to the Transition Year students on their fund raising for Crumlin Hospital. (Photo)

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• Rehearsal and preparationfor the Transition Year musical is on-going. We’re confident that “Singing in the Rain” will be a great success.

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News Update - Mar 6th, 2015

•The school’s annual Rumbek Day was an outstanding success. A variety of events were held to raise funds for our sister school in Rumbek, South Sudan. School Staff undertook a mile run for Rumbek. Well done to Ms. Ferris, Ms. O’Reilly and all involved in the run. Well done to Ms. McHugh, Ms. Ni Ghreachain, Ms. Finneran and their team of Senior Prefects. (Photos below).

• Well done to the school’s Senior Choir and the 13 students who are members of the Julianstown Youth Orchestra. Their performance in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan was wonderful. Particular congratulations to Julie O’Connor on her solo performance.

• Well done to the various sports teams on their matches this week.

• Transition Year Forensics class had a valuable hands on workshop provided by Scientific Sue from Belfast.

• The school were delighted to welcome Springbok rugby international, Thinus Delport to the school as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport. He spoke to second years and worked with the coach to 5th Year Group.

• Third Year students attended a showing of Loves Labour Lost which is on their Junior Certificate this year.

• Well done to Paulina Vilimaite, 4C, on reaching the finals of the Doodle4Google competition. Please vote for her Doodle by clicking here. Voting starts on Monday, March 9th. Her Doodle can be found in the Secondary School Section, under Group 5, and is named "My Perfect day in Space"


• Congratulations to the school’s Senior Choir on their performance in the Emmanuel concert in the Helix on Thursday evening.

• First Year students visited London to visit the Roald Dahl centre and the Harry Potter village. A wonderful day was had by all. Another group will visit next week.

• The school’s Assessment Tests for Incoming First Years, September 2015 will take place on Saturday, 7th March.


News Update - Feb 27th, 2015

• Well done to Megan O’Carroll who won a D.C.U. scholarship based on her 2014 Leaving Certificate results.

• Congratulations to the nine Transition Year costumes who won through to the Eastern Regional Final of JunkKouture in the Helix on March 6th. (Photo at bottom of page)

• Transition Years are visiting Causey Farm on Friday for a fun filled day focusing on traditional and rural skills.

• Sixth Year Music students attended the National Concert Hall for a performance of their Leaving Certificate set works.

• Sackville Productions presented “King Lear” to all 5th Year students. This innovative production focused on key elements of the play while also using exciting audiovisual techniques. Students were also invited to participate in a question and answer session with the actors when the play concluded.

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• Well done to Clara Golden, Renuka Chintapalli, Maria Gavril and Kateryna Kalcheva who have reached the Dublin Final of the “Power of One” SEI sponsored competition.

• Fifth Year students also had Mock Interviews training this week.

• The school are delighted that Writer in Residence, Jane Mitchell, is working with a group of girls each week.

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• Bodywyse gave a series of talks to Transition Year students this week.


• Well done to the hockey, basketball, volleyball, soccer and camogie teams on their performances this week.

• The 5th Year Parent Teacher meeting took place on Thursday.

• Well done to Ms. Davis’ Second Year English class on their excellent “To Kill a Mockingbird” projects.

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News Update - Feb 13th, 2015

• Mock Examinations end on Friday.

• Aware Talks continue with our Fifth Year students.

• Well done to our Junior camogie team on their victory during the week.

• Well done to our Athletics team who competed in the School Leinster Athletic competition mid week. Especial congratulations to Ruby Pereira and Orla Bollard who have qualified for the National finals later in the season.

• The 1B CSPE class have organised a very successful copper collection for the Capuchin Day Centre.

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• Congratulation to Paulina Vilimaite on qualifying for the final of “Doodle for Goggle” competition.

News Update - Feb 6th, 2015

• Mock Examinations continue this week.

• Well done to our soccer and basketball teams on their matches this week. (Photos below)

• Aware gave a talk to Fifth Years on Mental Health Awareness.

• As part of the Harry Potter Global Recognition Day the school’s English Department held a Harry Potter event for First Year students.

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News Update - Jan 30th, 2015

• Best wishes to our Third and Sixth Year as they begin their Mock Examinations.

• Well done to our First and Second Year hockey teams on their matches this week. (Photo below)

• Transition Years are currently on work experience placement.

• Senior students are enjoying rugby training skills from I.R.F.U. coaches during P.E. class. (Photo below)

• Well done to Lauren O’Keeffe who has made first place in the ranking for Leinster schoolgirls Hammer Throw.

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News Update - Jan 23rd, 2015

• The school’s annual Mental Well Being week took place this week. A wide range of events occurred – coffee breaks for examination classes, Bowka Dancing after school and random acts of kindness. One of the highlights for senior students was a talk from rugby legend, Brent Pope.



• Congratulations to our athletic team at the North Leinster. Seven girls qualified for the Leinster finals and the senior team of Orla Bollard, Eryn Devine and Aine McCarthy came an overall second.

• Well done to our Cadet Basketball team who won their Loreto League final against Loreto Bray.


• Well done to our Senior Mace Debating team in the Mace Competition. They are Katelyn Conway McLaughlin, Aoife Kettle, Catherine Kelly and Alaoise Scherer.


• Transition Years have completed their mid year examinations and are now on a three week work experience placement.


News Update - Jan 16th, 2015

• Congratulations again to all our Young Scientist contestants with an especial word of praise for our prize winners: Technology Category -The Irish Patents office award - Lauren Murphy , An aid for the rehabilitation of clenched fist in Multiple Sclerosis. -Lauren also won third in her category of intermediate individual Technology with this Project. This is a wonderful achievement Biological and Ecological Sciences Category. -1st place Category winner in intermediate individual Biological and Ecological sciences. Renuka Chintapalli, A cellular analysis of the effects of garlic extract on cancer cell growth. This is a major prize in the competition , first in category. -3rd place intermediate individual Biological and Ecological sciences. Lorna Mc Guinness , What is the importance of eye and ear cues in the attention and communication of racehorses and ponies, and do they react in a similar way to humans? - 3rd place Intermediate group Biological and Ecological Sciences . Tess O Neill and Laura Cody, An investigation into the effect of ocean acidification on mussel byssal threads. Social and Behavioural Category -2nd prize in Junior group Social and Behavioural category Aoife Conroy, Jessica Barbulescu & Lauren Murphy. The effects of meditation and positive training on school community members. -Highly commended in this category were Isabelle Martin & Meibh O' Sullivan. Can taking pictures actually make it easier for you to forget? We are delighted to be the third highest placed school in the country.

• Well done to Tess O’Neill who was awarded a DCU Business Award for her exceptionally high mark in her Junior Certificate Business Examination.

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• It has been a busy week for our basketball and camogie teams. The Cadet Basketball team have reached the finals of the Loreto League while the Senior Camogie team won the “Dublin Senior Shield”.


• Staff were involved in IT related Continuous Professional Development on Wednesday evening.

• Second Year and Transition Year students displayed their mini company products at a school Mini Company Fair on Thursday.

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• A group of Fifth Year students under the instruction of Ms. Moore are engaged in an eight week fitness programme “From Couch to 5km”.

• Mock Examinations timetables are available elsewhere on this site.

• Leaving Certificate timetables are available to download from the State Examinations Commission.

News Update - Jan 9th, 2015

• Our Young Scientists are exhibiting in the RDS this week. They are: Renuka Chintapalli with her project on “A Cellular Analysis of the effects of garlic extract on cancer cell growth”. Tess O’Neill & Laura Cody with their project “An Investigation into the Effect of Ocean Acidification on Mussel Byssal Threads. Lauren Murphy with her project “An aid for the rehabilitation of clenched fist in Multiple Sclerosis. Isabelle Martin and Meibh O’Sullivan with “Can taking pictures actually make it easier for you to forget?”. Khadija Gull and Ruth Moore with “STEM to STEAM – Is Art the way forward”. Hannah Rudden, Anna Sowray and Kelsey Wilson with their project “Are teenage girls, 13-15 with minor leg length discrepancy more likely to suffer from sports injuries than girls who don’t?” Lorna McGuinness with “What is the importance of eye and ear cues in attention and communication of race horses and ponies and do they react in a similar way to humans?” Aoife Conroy, Lauren Murphy and Jessica Barbulescu with “The effects of meditation and positivity training on a sample of our school community.” Well done to the girls and their teachers on their efforts.


• Music students are on a musical weekend trip to London. Amongst the highlights are the musicals “Jersey Boys”, “Alice in Wonderland” and a violin concert in St. Martins in the Fields.

• Well done to the hockey and soccer teams on their performances this week.

• Kay Mitchell from the Admission Office in NUI Maynooth gave an excellent talk to parents and students on “Third Level and Beyond”.

• Rehearsals for the Transition Year Musical “Singing in the Rain” are going really well.

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News Update - Dec 18th, 2014

• Sixth Year Art students visited IMMA and Collins Barracks as part of their Leaving Cert studies.

• Well done to the Gaelic, soccer and hockey teams on their performances this week.

• Sixth Years had their RSE talks this week.

• Well done to the First Year Debating team on their debate against Skerries Community School.

• The week ended with a beautiful Carol Service on Thursday and the Staff/Student concert on Friday.

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A happy Christmas and New Year to all the school community.

News Update - Dec 12th, 2014

• Transition Year students had a marvellous Junk Couture show on Wednesday, 10th December. There were 31 wonderful creations from “recycled materials”. (Photos below).

• The Christmas Ceol Loreto Gig took place on Thursday, 11th. As always an outstanding array of talent was on show for the packed audience.

• Well done to the hockey, Gaelic and soccer teams on their excellent performances this week.

• A group of Transition Years were delighted to be involved in the Santa Flight with Temple Street hospital.

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• World Women’s Day was marked in the school.

• German Teachers and Students enjoyed their traditional Christmas Weihnachtsfest.

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News Update - Dec 5th, 2014

• Well done to our hockey, basketball, camogie and soccer teams on their matches this week.

• Ms. Conneely’s 5th Year French class visited Allianz Francais for classes in phonetics and pronunciation.

• The Second Year (A,B,C,D) Parent Teacher meeting took place this week.

• World Aids was commemorated by the selling of red ribbons.

• Preparations for next week’s Junk Couture competition are ongoing. Some fantastic costumes will be on display.

• Transition Year Home Economics students visited Butler’s Chocolate Factory

• Second Years had their Relationship and Sexuality talks. They were provided by Accord.

News Update - Nov 28th, 2014

• Well done to the Junior Mace Debating team who debated in the Loreto Debates on Thursday. Aoife Conroy and Hannah Rudden have reached the finals in 2015.

• The First Year Parent Teacher meeting took place on Wednesday, 27th November.

• Well done to all our sports team on their performances this week. There were basketball, hockey, Gaelic and camogie matches.

• Congratulations to Hayley Morgan on winning the Entrance Scholarship to St. Patrick’s Drumcondra, based on her Leaving Certificate results. She was presented with the award on Tuesday, 25th November.

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• John O’Shea gave an excellent presentation on Third World issues to the Transition Years.

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• Congratulations to the Irish debating teams on their debates on Thursday.

News Update - Nov 21st, 2014

• A beautiful Remembrance Evening for all those who have passed away in Loreto took place on Wednesday evening.

• All members of the school community who have passed away were remembered at 6.30 p.m. Mass in Balbriggan parish church on Saturday.

• The Third Year Parent Teacher meeting took place on Thursday, 20th November.

• Congratulations to our past pupils, Megan Weston, Sophie Donnelly, Dara O’Toole and Orlaith Darling on being awarded the prestigious Trinity College Entrance Exhibition scholarships. Megan is studying Science, Sophie Politics and Economics, Orlaith English and History while Dara is studying Law and Business.

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• Congratulations to all our sports teams this week on the excellent performances in basketball, camogie, hockey, gaelic football and soccer.

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• Well done to the swimming team who won an array of medals at the swimming gala. Our medallists were Megan Wearon, Bronze U14 Backstroke, Alannah McCann, Bronze U16 Backstroke, Maeve Cope, Silver U14 Breaststroke, Kate Barrett, Bronze U16 Breaststroke. Our Freestyle Relay Team also won bronze, They were Niamh Green, Maeve Cope, Alannah McCann & Kate Barrett.

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• Well done to Renuka Chintapalli and Katelyn Conway McLaughlin for their performances in the Soroptimists Public Speaking Competition.

• Congratulations to the 5th Year French Debating team on their recent success. The team are Aoife Kettle, Sam Brillantes, Aoife M Doyle and Laura Leonard. Sam won best speaker at Thursday’s debate.

• A Fourth Year group attended a cookery demonstration with Catherine Fulvio.

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• Transition Year students are involved in the Public Access to Law Course this week. The course is presented by practising barristers.

Remembrance Evening

There will be a remembrance evening on Wednesday, November 19th. Further details.


School News - Nov 14th, 2014

• Congratulations to Nadia Grimes on being one of the seven finalists in the prestigious Fr. Frank Maher Classical Music Awards. The event was held in the beautiful Royal College of Physicians building in Kildare Street. Nadia, who is a flautist, played Poulenc’s Flute Sonata, Movement 1: Allegretto Malinconcio and Mozart’s Concerto in D Major, Movement 1; Allegro Aperto.

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• The school had a fantastic Science week this week with a variety of events including a trip to W5 Museum (photos), a trip to MSD Pharmaceuticals and a Science Magic Show. There were also daily experiments and regular science quizzes.


• Congratulations to Aimee Rose Lumsden who was elected to the Fingal area of Comhairle na nOg this week.

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• Well done to all our sports teams this week. There were great performances in soccer, Gaelic and volleyball.

• The German Department in the school commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall with a display in the school’s Atrium.

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• Transition Year Home Economics students visited Teasgac this week and saw a wide range of food related activities.

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• Transition Year English students presented their Shakespeare Festival with each English class performing a scene from Shakespearean plays such as Midsummer Night’s dream, Othello, Much Ado about Nothing and King Lear.

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School News - Nov 7th, 2014

• Congratulations to our First Year students in NUI, Maynooth, Niamh Gibney, Hannah Boylan and Deirdre Cleary on winning a prestigious Entrance Scholarship based on their Leaving Certificate results.

• Well done to Renuka Chintapalli, Cara Devlin, Meaghan Dinsmore and Tess O’Neill on being involved in an international Computer Science Competition. The girls were chosen based on their high Junior Certificate Maths marks.

• Congratulations on the eight projects which have qualified for the BT Young Scientists Competition in January.

• Second & Fourth Year retreats this week were very successful. Mr. Gerry Keegan was the facilitator of the retreats.

• Well done to our teams involved in various sports this week – Basketball, Camogie, Volleyball and futsal.

• Transition Years are actively preparing for their Shakespearean festival next week.

• Best wishes to Christine Farrelly on representing Ireland this weekend in an international waterpolo match in Wales.

School News - Oct 24th, 2014

• The school wishes the Mock Trial team the very best in New York for the international competition.

• Two wonderful educational trips will take place over the mid term. Geography students are visiting Iceland and Home Economics students are travelling to Italy.

• Well done to the soccer, Gaelic, hockey, camogie and volleyball teams on their performances this week.

• Sixth Years had a very successful retreat – a week of guided prayer.

• A brilliant Music week occurred in the school culminating with a fantastic Ceol Loreto Gig and a series of Samba workshops on Friday.

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• Music students also had a samba workshop during the week

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• First Years had an assembly today to celebrate a very successful few weeks in secondary school. They all received goodie bags to help them relax over the mid term.

• Congratulations to our newest members of the student council. Some of the girls attended a conference in Croke Park this week for all Loreto student councils.

School News - Oct 17th, 2014

• Third Year English students are on a trip to London and Stratford on Avon this weekend. They will visit the Harry Potter studios and see a performance of “Much Ado about nothing".

• Congratulations to Meghan Dinsmore and Eimear McCausland on winning third prize in the John Hooper Medal for Statistics. This is a national competition run by the CSO. The goal of the competition is to improve students abilities of their environment with the help of statistics. Sixth Year students Megan Freeman and Roisin Lacey were also shortlisted. Damien English, T.D., Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation presented the award.



• The Annual 5th Year mile run took place on Thursday, 16th October. Dave Matthews, Irish record holder at 800 m, presented the awards to the winners. The fastest student was Eryn Devine. In second place was Naomi Clare and third was Aine McCarthy.

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• Well done to the hockey, camogie, Gaelic and soccer teams on their performances this week.

• The school is delighted to welcome our French Assistant for the year, Florinna Boisseau (right). Florinna will work with our students on their language skills.

• Tim Durham continued his photographic workshops with T.Y. students.

• Student Council elections took place on Friday.

• A Pop up Cafe for students to meet and chat was organised by Ms. McNally and Ms. Kenna.

• A fantastic Maths week took place in the school this week. Among the events taking place were a Maths Trail, Maths eyes competition and Project Maths Project Hunt

Florinna Boisseau

School News - Oct 10th, 2014

• The school held a reception for sponsors of the Mock Trial Team which is heading to New York. The girls involved, their parents, school staff and sponsors enjoyed a lovely evening. The students are Meadhbh Corrigan, Stephanie Corrigan, Eryn Devine, Aoife Doyle, Eimear Finnegan, Lauren Gaffney, Laura Leonard, Onyinge Ogwude, Niamh Rothwell, Alaoise Scherer and Aoife Taaffe. The girls are being prepared by Mr. Daly, Ms. O’Neill and Ms. Barry (Photo at bottom of page)

• Tim Durham continued with his Transition Year Photography workshops.

• Well done to the basketball, sailing, hockey and soccer teams on their performances this week.

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• Third Year Geography students are on a field trip to the Burren this weekend.

• The Homework Club is up and running as Fourth Year students help First Years with their approach to homework. (photo below)

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• French students had the opportunity to see a travelling French Acting company present a play during the week (Photo above).

• Information Meetings for upcoming trips to Stratford and Italy took place this week.

• Fifth Year and First Year twins shared a lunch this week.

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School News - Oct 3rd, 2014

• Congratulations to Renuka Chintapilli, Tess O’Neill and Meaghan Dinsmore on being identified by the State Examination Commission as high achievers in Maths and Science. The girls will now participate in the National Olympiads hoping to participate in the E.U. Science Olympiad.

• Information Meetings for two separate Geography trips occurred during the week - the Third Year Burren trip and the Senior Iceland Trip. The long awaited trip to Iceland will take place from the 30th October - 2nd November, with 45 senior students and 8 teachers travelling. Students are reminded to bring in their passport and EHIC by Friday 17th October.  Students must convert their euros before travelling and the details again for Colin in ICE Dublin Airport are 01 8141461 / 01 8141453.  More details, including flights, will be on the Geography notice board in the school.  Best wishes to all travelling.

• Transition Years enjoyed a great adventure weekend in Kippure.

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• Tim Durham gave a photography course to some of the Art students. Tim gives this course every year.

• Well done to the hockey, volleyball, Gaelic and basketball teams on their matches this week.

• Ms. McNally has been working with a number of projects preparing for entry into the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

• Sixth Year students took their compulsory field trip during the week.

• The H.S.E. administrated HPV vaccinations during the week to First Year students.

School News - Sept 19th, 2014

Random Selection Draw - 1st Year 2015

• Please note there will be no Random Selection Draw for September 2015.
Letters of offer are in the post.

• Well done to Aoife Kettle on gaining her DIT Computing Diploma. It included developing her own web presence, programming in two and three dimensions, programme robots and developing apps (pic below)

• Transition Years had their blessing to open the school year. A lovely and creative service was organised by Ms. Kenna, Ms. McFadden and the T.Y. team. (pic below)

• D.A.T.’s testing also took place for Transition Years this week.

• Transition Years also had a Sports Taster afternoon whereby they had the opportunity to participate in a wide number of sports.

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• A wonderful Art Exhibition was held in the school on Tuesday evening showcasing in particular the Junior Certificate work for the 2014 examinations.

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• Fifth & Sixth Years attended the Higher Options Conference in the RDS on Wednesday.

• Well done to the Loreto Tennis team on reaching the final of the Bettystown Schools Tennis Competition.

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Class of 2004

The class of 2004 are holding a 10 year school reunion on Friday, 26th September 2014, in The Harvest Bar, Balbriggan.


School News - Sept 12th, 2014

• Congratulations to all our students on their fantastic Junior Certificate results. Results were collected with parents on Wednesday, 10th.

• The First & Fifth Year twins had their first twinning lunch this week.

• 5th Year students took their Biology Field Trip in Ardgillan on Friday.

• The One Good Idea winner 2013-14 presented their projects to the staff of S.E.I. in the Science Gallery in Trinity.


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News update - Aug 29th, 2014

• First Years – began their first days in school with a two day orientation programme. This was followed on Friday with a Sports taster day. Much fun was enjoyed by all. (some pics below)

• Fifth Years – students received their Minister of the Eucharist training today.

• Congratulations to Eibhlin McCarthy and Alix Buckley who won their category in the Northern Ireland Young Scientist competition in June.

• Information relating to the First Year Entrance 2015 is at the end of page.

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, 25th August – Staff return

Tuesday, 26th August – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year students.
Induction Day for 1st Years – school ends 1.20 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Year students – school ends 12 noon

Wednesday, 27th August – 1st, 4th, 5th & 6th Year students
Induction Day continues for 1st Year students, 1.20 p.m.
Photographs to be taken for Attendance/Swipe Card.
4th, 5th & 6th Year students – school ends 12 noon

Thursday, 28th August – Full day for all students, except 4th Years who will fully return on Monday, 1st September.

Well done to all our Leaving Certificate students on their excellent results.

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