Senior French Debating
Senior English Debating
On Tuesday TY and 5th year students participated in the annual Senior Inter-Loreto English Debate competition, debating motions such as ‘This House Would Emigrate from Ireland’. They proved their strong arguing abilities and skill in composing persuasive speeches. Congratulations to all that took part!
This week Ms. Darcy’s 4H Community Links TY module invited Prosper Fingal to the school and delivered a presentation about life as a Loreto Balbriggan student.
The students discussed topics such as sports, transition year, extracurricular activities, school facilities and their favourite subjects in school.
The students also organised musical performances that ranged from trad music to signing Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars” and a Samba performance. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and 4H is very excited to be going to visit Prosper Fingal’s “The Lodge” next week.
Market Day was back to full force today with over 65 stalls and 150 students participating. The gym was buzzing with innovation, teamwork and dedication from all 1st, 2nd and Transition Year mini-companies. We would like to commend the students on their work ethic and enthusiasm as they kept selling right to the end of business. The students left with empty bags and pockets full of profit. Earlier in the day our senior students got the opportunity to attend an inspiring presentation from Melanie Loughran and Tina Mc Cormack from local business Storm in a Tea Cup. Melanie and Tina are the owners and co-founders of the very successful ice cream business. The senior business, economics and accounting students enjoyed a very interesting talk on what it takes to turn an idea into a successful business. It was wonderful for the students to have a Q&A session and to hear all about the reality of being in business. Well done to all the winning mini companies who will go forward to represent the school at the Fingal Enterprise awards and the Foroige competition.
Congratulations to our junior hockey team who had a convincing 5-0 victory over Ardgillan CC on Thursday. Congratulations to Emily D’Arcy, Lauren McGreevy and Laoise Hodnett who were the goal scorers.
Sports correspondent, Jacqui Hurley of RTE visited the school on Wednesday. Jacqui spoke to 6th years on topics such as gender inequality and the importance of sport and exercise. The students really enjoyed Jacqui’s inspirational talk.
Staff Cake Decorating
There was definitely an air of competitiveness on Wednesday afternoon at the annual staff cake decorating workshop. 38 staff worked on their creations on campus while others tuned into the live stream. Each cake had been made at home and all that was left to do was to create ‘Gnome Santa’. Many thanks to Ms. Ryan who put the staff through their paces, with fabulous results.
Up Coming Event
We are delighted to say that our Music Gala Evening for Christmas will take place next Wednesday December 14th. Auditions are currently taking place and we look forward to seeing all the performers.
Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical calendar. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for the arrival of Jesus Christ. As we journey through Advent let us make time for reflection, prayer and pause.