“One Good School”
- 18 February, 2022
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Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan is proud to be officially certified as a Jigsaw “One Good School”. The school has participated in the pilot initiative over the past two years. Jigsaw’s “One Good School” pilot was a comprehensive initiative supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people and those around them by developing a shared responsibility for mental health across the whole school community. As a Jigsaw, “One Good School” students, staff and parents/guardians worked together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all. The pilot initiative was hugely successful and has been launched on a national level. Thank you to Sandra Moore from Jigsaw, Balbriggan for presenting us with our Jigsaw “One Good School” plaque. We look forward to continued collaboration with Jigsaw, participating in their ” One Good School” initiative 2022-2023.
Leaving Certificate Important Information.
The schedule of dates for the Leaving Certificate Examinations is now available to download. Please click on the link below to access the information.
On Wednesday, February 16th, all 5th year English students enjoyed a trip to the IFI in Temple Bar to see ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’. Although it felt like we did travel in “thunder, lightning or in rain”, the students would agree they lived a “charmed life” for the morning.
Transition Year News
This is the third and final week of TY Work Experience.
Students who attended the Alternative Work Experience also participated in an excellent TY progrmme delivered by the Irish Guide Dogs of the Blind. The programme was delivered via interactive workshops with dog trainers, client services and other staff on the workings of this important charity and voluntary organisation.
Students on other work placements have been enjoying the opportunities and getting very positive feedback from employers. Some students are beginning to realise that the world of work can be more tiring than school, but happily proving themselves to be such good workers that they are getting job offers for the summer. We look forward now to term three and all that it will bring.
The deadline for online video applications for the now International Competition in Junk Kouture was Friday 11th February and Loreto Balbriggan TY students have been busy over the last couple of weeks making videos of their costumes and the concepts behind them for their individual submissions. Twenty costumes were created by the TY Art students in the school this year. Good luck to all our students who have entered this year. The North Dublin Regional Heats are due to be held on 7th March in the Helix. Please click on the links below to see how these wonderful costumes were created and came to life.
1J became meteorologists and made weather instruments to record data on precipitation, wind direction and atmospheric pressure.
2nd Year Form classes took advantage of the dry weather to walk to Balbriggan beach and have a catch up with friends outdoors.
February 1st was the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Tiger. Students participated in lots of exciting activities over the past 2 weeks to help celebrate this well known festival. 2nd year Religion classes made beautiful lanterns which were hung in our atrium creating a bright and colourful space for the lantern festival on 15th Feb. 1st year English entered a competition to create a colourful dragon, with winning entries displayed. Staff enjoyed Chinese music at break time and students and staff tried some Chinese treats.
Ski trip 2022
We would like to wish all our 5th Year students a ‘buon viaggio’ as they head off to Madonna in the Italian Alps on the annual ski trip.
The school will close for Midterm break from Friday 18th of February at 4 pm and will reopen on Monday 28th of February at 9.10 am. We would hope that everyone has a restful break and returns refreshed for the summer term.