Dia dhaoibh a chairde, agus céad míle fáilte ar ais go dtí scoil! Tá súil againn go mbeidh bliain den scoth agaibh, lán le spraoi, rath agus go leor lúcháir. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh!
Our names are Yasmin, Daisy, Emma and Hannah, and we are delighted to be your Head Girls. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome back to all of you as we embark on the next school year. We wish each and every one of you a year full of discovery, growth and happiness; within your studies, your friendships and most importantly, your own personal journey.
As you embark on this personal journey; we are here to support and guide you; alongside your teachers, year head and deputy principal. When times of stress and difficulty do inevitably arise; remind yourself that with life comes bad days, and with bad days comes the opportunity to reflect and regain our strength and resilience for the good days that lie ahead. We remind you that here in Loreto you are never alone – there is always a friendly face to help you through any struggle no matter how large.
Dear first years, welcome to Loreto Balbriggan! In such a time of change in your lives, be proud of how you have navigated the first few weeks, and know that in time you will feel settled in and at home here at Loreto. Take comfort in the fact that us older students have walked in your shoes, experiencing the very same challenges that you now face; and have all made it to the other side. As you may know, being in school is not just about academics. We encourage you to participate in the plethora of extracurricular activities that our school has to offer. Remember to seize every opportunity, do your best, and embrace the fulfilling and rewarding journey that awaits you through the next six years here at school.
Dear second years, congratulations on embarking on the next step of your journey in Loreto Balbriggan! Hopefully, by now you have all settled comfortably into secondary school and are ready to embrace the fantastic year that lies ahead. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in as many experiences as possible, there are so many positive aspects of school life you are yet to discover! It may seem like you have a long road ahead but trust us those six years disappear just like that! During this time you will inevitably learn and grow into your own, so use this year to get involved in something new and make the most of your valuable time in this incredible school.
Dear third years, you have finally reached the last chapter of your junior years in the school. You have all grown significantly since first year and it’s time to believe in yourself and your abilities as you face your first state exams. You have already proved yourselves over the past two years so try not to view this year as one solely filled with stress and worry because it is so much more than that. All you can do is your best so don’t put too much pressure on yourself, it will all be okay in the end! You will still continue to have so many memorable experiences within the school alongside your friends. Seize every opportunity you get and make the most of this year as it will undoubtedly stand out for you in the future.
Dear TYs, in their new navy jumpers. Welcome to the senior side of the school. Transition year is one to remember and very different from any other. Between the Musical, BT Young Scientist, Junk Kouture, Trips and different sports teams there is something for everyone. This year allows you to showcase your wide range of talents as well as encourage you to try new hobbies and maybe even discover a new passion. Cherish the unforgettable memories as you grow as individuals while strengthening the bonds in your friendships and year group. We hope you open yourselves up to all the possibilities transition year has to offer and remember you get what you put into TY. Enjoy every second, the sky is your limit!
Dear 5th years, who are missing the action filled days of TY. Don’t worry. Although 5th year has its ups and downs, there are many things to look forward to. You continue your learning with your chosen options and core subjects while ensuring that you have a mix of fun along the way. Becoming senior prefects and leaders in the school, will provide you with many opportunities,while making long lasting memories of your secondary school years. Friendships continue to grow as you support each other on this journey. Embrace the challenges as they come, taking one step at a time.
And finally, to our amazing fellow sixth years. This year marks the most memorable year of our school journey. We look forward to being there for eachother this year, through all the highs and lows that may lie ahead. We have finally earned Loreto sixth year status, the atrium and the ability to leave the school at lunch! Although the time is fast approaching to leave the school and continue with the next chapters of our journey, we must remember to live in the moment. This year is our final one, and it will be over before we know it; so let’s take it a day at a time, do our best and enjoy our last year together.
Remember to cherish every moment of this year, stay positive and give it everything that you have! We wish you all immense joy, success and well wishes for the year ahead!
Slán go fóill!
From your Head Girls,
Yasmin, Daisy, Emma & Hannah