Mary Ward Week
This week we celebrated Mary Ward Week and Catholic Schools’ Week- The theme for Catholic Schools Week is ‘Walking Together in Faith’ and as a Catholic school, Mary Ward’s values are at the heart of our ethos.
BT Young Scientists visit the Loreto Sisters
Our BT Young Scientists’ winners visited the Loreto sisters in the convent visit on Monday. The sisters were thrilled to hear all about the projects. Thanks to Sr. Rosaleen O’Kane and the community for the lovely welcome. Sr. Rosaleen taught science in Loreto Balbriggan in the 1980s and was particularly delighted to meet the students and their teachers Ms. White and Mr. Higgins.
6th Year Mock Exams.
Mock exams began for 6th years this week and will continue until Friday 10th of February.
Transition Year News
We wish all our transition year students the very best as they begin three weeks of work experience. The students have worked very hard to secure placements in a variety of work settings from primary schools to law firms, vet practices to event management companies and so many more. Many thanks to all the companies, schools and businesses who have provided such exciting opportunities for the girls. Work experience is such an integral part of our TY programme and is such a valuable experience for the students.
TY students Lucy Cassidy and Huriyah Baqer have been participating in the safer internet day ambassador program in conjunction with Webwise. Part of their training has consisted of online training and most recently a full day induction program at Google Headquarters in Dublin. The girls spent the day meeting fellow ambassadors and brainstorming ideas for how they will run the safer internet day here in Loreto Balbriggan. Below is a video extract of their day featuring the girls.
Loreto Junk Kouture 2023 fashion showcase was back in full force with over 30 original creations by TY Art students. Students have been busy since September designing and creating wonderful thought provoking pieces that were presented by the students to a live audience in the school. These truly amazing costumes were designed and constructed from recycled and repurposed materials in a project that pushes creativity, and design while raising awareness of sustainability. Students have just completed their submission entries to the now International Junk Kouture fashion competition and designs will be selected from entries nationwide to perform in the regional finals in the Helix this March.
Our Loreto hockey teams have been extremely busy over the last few weeks with matches. Congratulations to our senior 1a team although narrowly defeated 1-0 by Mount Sackville, have still qualified for the Leinster senior 1a semi final
Congratulations to both u 14 Gaelic teams who played against Loreto Navan on Thursday. Two brilliant performances gave an excellent start to our season. ‘Tús maith leath na hoibre’
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year took place on Sunday 22nd, Jan, and it is now the Year of the Rabbit. This marked the start of the Chinese New Year
The school will be closed on Monday, January 30th to facilitate Junior Cycle training for staff. The school will reopen on Tuesday, January 31st at 9.10 am.