Fundraiser for Ukraine

Today Friday 11th March, as a fundraiser to support the work of the Red Cross in Ukraine we had a non-uniform day. Images of sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of peace were displayed throughout the school. Another way the school showed love and support for Ukraine was by creating a piece of art. ‘Sunflowers’ is inspired by Van Gogh and recreated by some of our talented 4th years. Lily May Reilly, Erica O’Brien Murray, Katarina Haidurova and Lia Bulter. The piece hangs on our Art wall in the courtyard. Students and staff also wore a sunflower to remember all the innocent people caught up in the conflict.    The success of the day was down to the generosity of students ,staff and  parents. The common humanity that links us all together has never been more evident than it has been today. The kindness and generosity shown meant that a total of €14,125 was raised. The Red Cross will use all monies collected to offer humanitarian aid on the ground and distribute it to those directly affected by the crisis. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed. Míle Buíochas 


Junior History.

This week all first year students enjoyed a very interesting trip to see the passage graves at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.


Junk Kouture

A number of successful entrants to the Regional heats were announced by Junk Kouture judges over a variety of social media platforms on Thursday. Congratulations to the seven fantastic Loreto Balbriggan costume creations that have been selected to compete in the East Regional Final.  They are Erica O’Brien Murray with ‘Folded Delusion’, Ishbel Daguman and Loren Florita with ‘Wisp of Oceania’, Labhaoise Hall and Zofia Plucinska with ‘Jonque de Mer’, Aine O’Reilly with ‘Lady Cathedrale’, Ruby Kennedy with ‘Sea Foam’, Gilliane Protacio, Ella Cox and Jessica Faulkner with ‘Royal Flush’and Katarina Haidurova with ‘Ri na Ciaróga’



Climate Change

On Wednesday 9th March two Fifth Year students, Nelly Okeranlen Iyere and Zara Stafford attended a webinar on Gender, Justice and Girl’s Leadership in a world of Climate Change.  It was a global event hosted by the youth interns from IBVM, NGO office in Spain, Canada and the UN.
It was a celebration of International Women’s Day and an opportunity to learn about youth engagement and leadership in issues of climate change.
There was particular focus on lived experience of climate justice stakeholders such as Indian women farmers, indigenous communities in the Amazon and green industry innovators.
Past pupils from Loreto schools from UK, Spain and India presented encouraging research on youth engagement and also highlighted continued gender-based inequalities that are made worse by climate change. A  current Loreto student from Ballarat in Australia described her role in raising awareness of Climate Change in her school.
The webinar was not only a sharing of insights and research but also an empowering experience as the global nature of the event encouraged and enabled the participants to network with the UN and NGOs to make their voices heard; to take up their spaces wherever they are and to speak up!

International Women’s Day

On Tuesday, March 8th we celebrated International Women’s Day, a day that commemorates the social, political and economic achievements of women. Loreto Balbriggan has always been proud of the talents of all students and encourages them to always appreciate and use them. This week we celebrate three of our past pupils who certainly have made their mark on the world, Fabienne Renaudin, Katie Kidd and Fiona White Fabienne is a graphic designer with Deezer whose innovative and creative design, celebrating International Women’s Day was displayed in Times Square New York on Tuesday. Katie works in the creative agency The Monkeys, in Sydney Australia. This week Katie has been shortlisted for B& T 30 under 30 awards. Fiona who is a designer saw her sparkling printed sequinned tweeds feature on the catwalk at Paris fashion week. We are very proud of each achievement and look forward to seeing what the future holds for these exceptional young women.




Commiserations to our Senior B hockey team who lost their semi-final to Loreto Dalkey. All players played a fantastic game and were narrowly beaten. We would like to wish Loreto Dalkey all the very best in the final.