Dia dhaoibh agus fáilte ar ais roimh gach duine. Tá súil againn go mbeidh bliain den scoth agaibhse go léir agus go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh agus tairbhe as an scoil bhliain atá romhainn. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh! We would like to wish everybody a warm welcome back to school. We hope this year is filled with learning, love and laughter for all staff and students.
To the First years, we hope that you are settling into secondary school well and adjusting to your new academic routine. We know that this transition hasn’t been the one you imagined due to the pandemic but we are proud of you and how you are handling it. We wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavours here in Loreto Balbriggan.
To the second years, congratulations on completing your first year here in Loreto! We understand that your first year was for from normal and know that some of you may still be struggling to settle in due to what you have missed. We have every confidence that you will take this year in your stride, seize every opportunity, although limited, continue to grow and enjoy your time here at Loreto. Be proud of yourselves girls for getting this far, take each day as it comes.
Third years, this is a big milestone in your Loreto life. This is your last year as a junior student and soon enough you will be in navy jumpers. Although the year may be tough continue to work hard and stay positive. Keep in mind how hard work pays off. We, as sixth years feel your struggles as an exam year and are right behind you!
To the Fourth years, you are at the beginning of your senior cycle. This year you will make some amazing memories so make sure to get involved in everything. It may feel a little different due to the pandemic but you will be rewarded for what you put in. Enjoy every minute while being the TY role models we know you can be.
Fifth Years, we know that your TY experience was unfortunately cut short due to the current situation and that you have a tough year ahead of you but believe in yourself. We have every confidence that you will be fine – hang on in there. Continue to work hard and keep pushing on, its a learning curve for everyone. Try not to feel worried or anxious and remember, the best is yet to come.
Finally, to our fellow Sixth years, we have been through so much together and now our time at Loreto is beginning to draw to an end. We know there are going to be obstacles along the way in this very difficult time but let’s not forget to look out for each other and keep the best interests of each other at heart. Despite all, lets decide to make this year, our last one as Lorbal girls, a really good one.
And finally, we would like to wish everybody the very best of luck for the year ahead, especially to all our new staff and students, whom we hope will feel at home here with us. We know that this year is going to present new challenges for us all but in these unprecedented times, we wish to carry on with our lives as normally as possible. To do so we are relying on each other to keep us all safe. Practice social distancing throughout the school day, sanatise your hands and wear your mask. We will leave you with the wise words of William James
Act as if what you do makes a difference…it does!
Best of luck to all,
Tegan, Zainab, Tegra, and Ellen.