Recent News

News update, Nov 30th, 2018

• 1st, 5th and 6th year Christmas exams concluded this week. 2nd and 3rd year students continued to prepare for their CBAs which will take place in December.

• Katie Caffrey, Aoife Kelly, Shauna McAuley and Emma Fagan from 4H took part in St. Vincent de Paul’s ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ initiative. As newly certified Peer Educators, the girls will be informing fellow Transition Year students about how they can help reduce poverty in Ireland (pic below)

• Congratulations to our Senior Choir who along with the Senior Choir  from Loreto Bray performed for the Loreto Education Network conference in Killashee Hotel on Saturday 24th November. They performed two songs and a samba piece.

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• Represenatives from the Guide Dogs Assoc. gave a talk to students about their work with the visually impaired. During December there will be Christmas cards, calendars and teddies on sale in the school to support this worthy cause.

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• A number of TY students were invited by Fingal CoCo on Friday to take part in an iniative regarding future development plans for Balbriggan.

• Congratulations to Ally Gormley, Meghan Rogers, Kate Barrett and Ruth Barrett  all members of the Equestrian Team who came first last weekend in the Inter Schools League.

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• 1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting takes place next Monday 3rd Dec from 4.15-6.45pm, students will finish at 3.45pm.

• Reminder: The school will be closed to students, on Monday 10th December as per school calendar and also on Friday 14th December for staff development and training.

• Best Wishes to to Ishbel Daguman, 1st year, who will be appearing on the Late Late Toy Show tonight.

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It's decorating time again ...

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News update, Nov 24th, 2018

• Congratulations to Ellen O’Driscoll who was recognised at the Trinity’s Entrance Scholars’ Awards for her high achievement in the Leaving Certificate examination.

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• 1st, 5th and 6th Year students began their Christmas exams this week. Exams will continue until Wednesday 28th.

• 2nd and 3rd year students are preparing for their CBAs which will take place during December.

• Zara Stafford competed in the semi-final of the national poetry competition ‘Poetry Aloud’ at the National Library of Ireland.

• 20  TY students took part in a “Volunteer For All’ committee workshop on Friday.

• 27 TY  students took part in a Public Access to Law course on Tuesday.

• Fundraising continued for Rumbek on Friday and Saturday where a number of TY students helped with bag packing in SuperValu. The final amount raised will be announced next week.

• Congratulations to Carla Wardell who came 13th in the Leinster Irish Dancing Championships.

• The equestrian team continued their success in the Killossery League on Sunday. The senior team came 2nd and the league continues this coming weekend.

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• Our annual Remembrance Evening will take place on Thursday at 7.30pm in the hall. It will be an evening of poetry, music and reflection as we remember all those who have died in our Loreto community. All welcome.

• The school will be closed to students next Tuesday, 27th, for staff training.

News update, Nov 16th, 2018

• Throughout the week the students attended various events as part of Science week . They also carried out experiments and observed dissections in their science classes. On Tuesday, 2nd years attended a talk in DIT for a talk on ‘Plastics and the Ocean’. TY students attended a talk on the “Physics of Martial Arts” in the Science Gallery. On Wednesday, students attended a lecture on ’ Careers in Chemistry’ hosted by the Royal Chemistry Society. Two 2nd year groups attended a talk in DIT on the Zoological discoveries of Thomas Parke, the first Irish man to cross Africa. On Thursday, 6th year students represented the school at the ISTA Regional Senior Science Quiz in TCD and came seventh place out of 50 schools. The week drew to an exciting conclusion when all 1st year students visited the Big Bear Planetarium.

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• 6th students attended a careers talk on course choices in UCD.

• On Monday, 54 6th Years commenced their investigations on a field trip for their Leaving Cert Geography Field Study.

• All year groups and staff took part in Gaeilge 24, a Gael Linn initiative to promote speaking Irish in everyday life. Bhain na daltaí an-taitneamh as, nuair a labhair said as Gaeilge don lá af fad.

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• Third years attended a Jigsaw workshop on Monday.

• All TY students attended a French play performed by a travelling French troupe.

• Seven TY students attended a Trócaire workshop on land rights in Clonliffe College.

• On Tuesday, guest speaker Nurse Adrienne McCleary spoke to all TY students on the importance of good breast health.

• 46 students participated in a First Aid course on Thursday and Friday.

• Past Pupil, Carla Rowe, Senior Ladies’ Dublin footballer and All star visited the school on Friday with the Brendan Martin Cup.

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• On Friday November 10th, the U16 Basketball Team competed in the East Regional Girls’ competition where they were narrowly defeated by Portmarnock C.S.

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• Exam Week will commence on November 20th and continue until November 28th.

• 3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting takes place next Thursday 22nd November 3.15-6.45pm.

 

News update, Nov 9th, 2018

• On Friday 26th October we celebrated School Spirit Day in aid of our sister school in Rumbek South Sudan.  It was a great day of celebration, and raised significant funds for a very worthy cause. There were competitions, musical recitals, dance performances and many fun activities.  There were whole school and year group and class events to mark the day.  Many thanks to the students and staff for engaging so fully and wholeheartedly in the celebrations on the day.

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• On Wednesday we had huge numbers at our Careers Evening for all senior students. All the major Colleges and Institutions were present. The students had the opportunity to speak to people involved in a variety of professions and found it a very informative and helpful evening. Many thanks to all those who contributed to this very successful event.

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• Students Cleo Gallen and Hazel Austin represented the school in the Irish EU Science Olympiad in DCU. The girls were invited to compete due to their excellent Maths results in their Junior Cert.

• Chloe Johnson and Tara Kelly were finalists in the SciFest National Competition on Friday with their project on  Is the number of canoeists not disinfecting their gear after use, contributing to the spread of Aphanomyces astaci in Irish waters?  They received an excellence in Stem award for their project.

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• The school orchestra visited St Molaga’s Primary School The students spoke about their instruments and performed “Galloping Home” from Black Beauty.

• The JPIC team provided afternoon tea and Fair Trade coffee to sixth years on Thursday.

 

News update, Oct 26th, 2018

• There are six projects through to the BT Young Scientist Compoetition. Three  Biological and Ecological, two Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Science and one in Social and  Behavioural Science. Five of the projects are from fourth year and one from fifth year. Six is one of our highest number of entries in one year. 

• On Wednesday Ms. Ryan’s 6th year history class visited the new Seamus Heaney exhibition at the National Library of Ireland, Kilmainham Gaol. They also  visited an exhibition of photographs about the civil rights movement of Northern Ireland at the Gallery of Photography. 

• The  French debating  team Aoife Conroy, Emma-Jane Power, Rachel Smyth and Alessandra Grosariu  won their debate in the Alliance Française on Monday night.

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• Chuaigh scolairí ón gcúigiú bliain go dtí an drama ‘An Triail’ ar an Deardaoin.

• 4A visited  Balbriggan harbour to look at the new dome that was recently installed in the lighthouse.  

 

• 5th Year students  presented their local history  projects to the members of Balbriggan and District Historical Society on Wednesday evening. The projects were based on the sack of Balbriggan.

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• This week we celebrated Music week .There was a series of  pop up concerts and workshops in the school. The students enjoyed recitals by the Senior choir, Ukelele group ,Trad group and in class performances.

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• On Wednesday we had the privilege to welcome Sr. Orla Tracey, Principal, and Sr. Pnina from Loreto Rumbek. The Sisters spoke to each year group about the wonderful work that they are doing for the people of South Sudan. Our annual Rumbek day took place on Friday. Each year group took part wholeheartedly in all the fun activities that were organised throughout the day. All money raised will go to Loreto Rumbek in South Sudan. Full details and photos will be posted on our return to school after mid term.

TY News.

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• On Tuesday and Wednesday TY students took part in a forensics workshop “Science2 Life” The girls found the experience to be very interesting and informative.

• TY students had their end of term showcase assembly on Wednesday. Various student committees and groups had the opportunity to speak  and perform. Students were advised on the careers portal website and how to access information specific to work experience. The samba group also performed.

 

• There was a  Cheerios Childline Breakfast on Wednesday morning with all 1st year students. Many thanks to Cheerios, Strathroy Dairies, Brennan’s Bread and Lidl  who sponsored the event.

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• Best wishes to Lara Maritz who travels to the West Indies this weekend to represent Ireland in cricket.

• The Leinster Development officer and former Irish international player Kenny Carroll visited the school this week for a coaching session. Some first years travelled to play in a hockey tournament in Loreto Foxrock on Wednesday.

• Emma Fagan, 4H, competed  won the girls U15-16yr 100m backstroke and came 2nd in the 100m fly in the Leinster Schools’ Championships. Emma goes forward to represent the school in the Irish Inter pro schools finals next March (right).

• 1C were the winners of the First Year Gaelic interclass blitz.

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• There will be a careers fair on Wednesday 7th November 7pm-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected]. Furthermore if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected]. In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

• Reminder:  6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting will  take place on Monday 5th November from 4.15pm to 6.45pm.

• The school will be closed from Monday 29th October and reopen on Monday 5th November.

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News update, Oct 19th, 2018

• On Wednesday 5th Years Chloe Johnson, and Tara Kelly and Third years Mizna Shahid, Jennifer Bura and Alana Foy-Nicolleau  received Order of Merit awards at a prize giving ceremony for the John Hooper Statistics Medal in The National Concert Hall. The Central Statistics Office runs this competition and the award ceremony coincides with Maths week.

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• 3rd years  competed in the UCD Junior Schools debating competition last week. Congratulations to Doireann Comiskey and Éabha McLoughlin who came second in their debate. The competition will continue over the coming weeks.

• Maths week took place this week. Students had the opportunity to explore Maths in a fun and interesting way by taking part in the various activities that were organised throughout the week.

• Congratulations to Jaia Kavanagh who presented her PEXPO winning project to 280 PE teachers last weekend at the National PE conference.

 

 

• A group of students took part in a hockey umpiring course in Loreto Foxrock this week

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• Fundraising Committee took part in Face Painting on Friday in aid of Temple Street Hospital.

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• First year class 1C have written this month’s edition of the “Geography in the News” . Their news included Storm Michael, Storm Callum and the Indonesian Earthquake.

• First year senior prefects organised a Halloween quiz as the first event of the year for all the 1st Years on Tuesday. The winning team were 1B “Ghosts” and 1G pumpkins.

• On Tuesday our first year Futsal team won the Fingal and North Dublin Regional final. They will go on  to play in the Dublin final in November.

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• Students getting ready to distribute the Rumbek t shirts to all classes for Rumbek day next Friday.

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• There will be a careers fair on Wednesday 7th November 7pm-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected]. Furthermore if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected]. In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

News update, Oct 12th, 2018

• Congratulations to Eibhlin McCarthy who was awarded an upgrade in her LC Mathematics results. Eibhlin is the second student along with Marie Louise Fufezan to achieve over 600 points.

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• Many thanks to Sr Ann Farron and her team for facilitating the 5th Year retreat. The focus of the retreat was Ignation Spirituality.

• A group of TY students participated in a Photography Course with Tim Durham this week and we look forward to seeing the results.

• 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th years  were trained this week in CPR compressions by members of the Order of Malta.

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• Ms Briscoe’s 2nd year English class was the first group to avail of the new set of chrome books . The new technology will be an excellent educational resource in helping the students prepare for the JC.

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• TY JPIC module visited local supermarkets on Tuesday to source Fair Trade products and to research the country of origin of many popular products.

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• 4th year Local History students visited the local harbour to see new dome on the Balbriggan lighthouse.

• There will be careers fair on Wednesday 7th November 7pm-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected]. Furthermore if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected]. In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

• October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; many staff members wore pink today in an effort to raise awareness.

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• Reminder that all first year acceptances for September 2018 must be returned to the school by October 21st.

News update, Oct 5th, 2018

• Congratulations to Cleo Gallen and Hazel Austin who, based on their excellent Junior Certificate results, were invited to participate in the Irish Science Olympiad which will take place in DCU in November.

• Our 23rd Annual Art Exhibition on Tuesday evening was a great success. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and a special thank you to the Art teachers and Art captains who worked extremely hard in preparation for this event. Much of the displayed work was JC work for 2018. Congratulations to the 79% of these students who achieved ‘A’ grade at Junior Cycle, a remarkable achievement.

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• On Monday two TY JPIC module groups visited the Department of Foreign Affairs Irish Aid Offices. They participated in lively workshops exploring the impact of poverty on Malawi , an Irish Aid partner country. Topics such as Climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals and the positive influence of the Irish Aid programme were also explored. The TYs also engaged in a treasure hunt of  Social Justice issues on Grafton Street and finished the day with a picnic in the Iveagh Gardens. 

• One hundred and thirty 3rd year students left on Thursday for the Geography Department’s annual trip to the Burren. The group visited Bunratty Castle, the Aillwee Caves and The Cliffs of Moher.

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• Mizna Shahid, Jennifer Bura, Alana Foy-Nicolleau, Chloe Johnson and Tara Kelly achieved Orders of Merit in the 2018 John Hooper Medal for Statistics poster competition for their posters "Investigating the Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Probiotics" and "Are the Number of Canoeists not Disinfecting their Gear After Use Contributing to the Spread of Aphanomyces Astaci in Irish Waters?". An award ceremony will take place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Wednesday, 17 October 2018.

• Congratulations to the following students on their election to the Student Council: 1st Year - Emma Parkes, Grace El Shamy, Aisha El Said; 3rd Years - Favour Odum, Sarah Willis, Stephanie Lawani; 5th Years - Nadine Patterson, Shauna Martin, Ciara O’Reilly.

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• A Run-a-Mile challenge was held for all 5th Year students on Thursday. Participation levels were extremely high and the "elite" race, which is for the better runners, was run at an extremely fast pace. Well done to the winner Rachel Smyth who ran the race in 5.53sec.

• Well done to the Senior Camogie team who played their first match of the 2018-2019 season on Tuesday. The team is taking part in the Senior 'A' competition this year. They played Dominican College, Griffith Avenue, in a very entertaining game. The full time score was 5-6 to 4-9. Well done to all girls involved. 

• The past week was a busy time for our senior hockey teams. Our senior A team played Skerries Community College which ended in a draw. Monday saw the first of our Leinster Division 1A matches take place and resulted in a win against Teresians. The team went top of Leinster Division 1A on Wednesday with a win against Mount Temple.

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• Congratulations to both junior and senior equestrian teams who competed in the first leg of the Killossery Interschools’ competition yesterday, particularly to the senior team who placed third.

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• There will be a careers fair on Wednesday 7th November 7pm- 9pm. All the major Universities, Colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected] Furthermore, if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected] In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

 

News update, Sept 29th, 2018

• On Tuesday an information meeting was held here in the school regarding the new Junior Cycle Programme. Many thanks to Mr. Garvey and Ms. Synnott for organising a very informative evening.

• On Wednesday a group of First year students attended a STEM event in Drogheda Grammer school. Activities included designing a parachute for dropping an egg 3 metres, 3-D printing, creating bath bombs and solving mathematical problems using logic.  Women who have carved paths into different science careers spoke about why and how they got into their chosen career. These careers included chemical engineering, coding/3-D printing, electronics research, materials science (developing tiles from Moon soil for habitats on the Moon)

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• The launch of the 2019 Junk Kouture competition took place on Wednesday and congratulations to
Hannah McKenzie whose photo features in the brochure.

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• 9 TY students have commenced the School link programme. This involves TY students assisting teachers in two of the local primary schools every Thursday morning for two hours. We are very grateful to the primary schools who offer this wonderful opportunity to the students. The programme has proven to be very successful and worthwhile over the years.

• Transition Year road safety module students learned the dangers of driving with alcohol by trying simple tasks while wearing goggles that distort their vision.

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• A group of English students that are reading Wuthering Heights went to Haworth in Yorkshire last Thursday.
They visited the Bronte parsonage and had a guided tour of the moors and village.

• We are delighted to announce that there will be a careers fair on Wednesday 7 th November 7pm-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are
looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please
contact [email protected] . Furthermore, if you are a past pupil and would like to promote
your career could you contact us at [email protected] . In the email could you please put
the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

• Twenty eight 2nd and 3rd year students attended an action-packed sports taster day in the National Sports
Campus on Tuesday. The event “Exercise Energise” was hosted and funded by Fingal County Council and is
part of an initiative to promote sports among young women. The girls had a wonderful time and were
delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the various activities and visit this fabulous national amenity.

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• Twinning meetings between 1st and 5th Year students are ongoing each week at lunchtimes.

• On Wednesday the u16 and u19 Basketball teams played against Ashbourne Community School in the opening games of the East Regional League. Congratulations to the u19 team on their excellent win. Well done to all who participated.

• Well done to our students Fiona Tolan and Kim Dalton who took part in the Irish Schools Golf Championships in Clontarf Golf Club.

• Our Annual Art Exhibition will be held next Tuesday 2nd October in the Atrium. Work from all year
groups will be displayed. Not to be missed and all are welcome.

News update, Sept 22nd, 2018

• Locals in Balbriggan were puzzled by the amount of Loreto students walking through the town last Tuesday afternoon. The answer was simple, all students and staff were going to the Church to celebrate the start of our new school year with our annual School Mass.

• A group of our science students went to the 30th EU Young Scientist Competition hosted in Dublin in the RDS. The girls got to learn about research carried out by second level students from around Europe and USA as well enjoying the science shows that were put on. The girls got to meet past pupils Diana Bura, Khadija Gulla, Rhenunka Chintapalli and Maria Louise Fufezan who volunteered to help out at the event.

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• On Friday 5th year and 3rd year students took part in the NCCA Senior Cycle Review. Loreto Balbriggan is one of 41 schools chosen to take part in this very important study.

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• We are proud to say that our past pupils Carla Rowe and Oonagh Whyte were part of the winning Ladies’ Gaelic Team who won the Brendan Martin Cup last Sunday in Croke Park. Congratulations to Carla who was awarded “Player of the Match”. Well done girls you are both great role models and we are very proud of you.

• TY students completed their DATS tests on Monday.

• There was great excitement this week as the TY students and teachers headed off to Kippure for their annual Outdoor Pursuits Trip. Hopefully they did not get too wet!

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• Another TY group was lucky enough to head to the National Ploughing Championships, where they were not so lucky with the weather.

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• On Friday a group of TY students enjoyed a day full of activities from a quiz and pizza making in the morning to a film in the afternoon. Thanks to all the staff  who made the day so enjoyable for the girls.

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• The AGM of the Parents Association was held on Tuesday Evening. The guest speaker was Dr Harry Barry, who spoke on “The Anxious Adolescent”. Many thanks  to Dr Barry who delivered a very informative and interesting talk.

• We are delighted to announce that there will be a  careers fair on Wednesday 7th November 7pm-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected]. Furthermore if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected]. In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

 

Please note the school will be closed next Friday, 28th September.

News update, Sept 15th, 2018

• On Wednesday our students received their Junior Cert results. We are very proud of all the girls who worked so hard to achieve such success. Congratulations to Eva Connolly, Cleo Gallen and Willemijn Bosscahaert who achieved all “A” grades in their Junior Certificate Examinations.

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• Our Annual school Mass will take place next Tuesday at 1.45pm in St Peter and Paul’s parish church. This is an important liturgical event in our school calendar and all students with the exception of TY students are expected to attend.

• Twinning lunches are taking place between 5th and 1st Years in the Hall over the next two weeks.

• DATS tests will take place on Monday 17th from 9.10am – 1.20pm for TY students. They have already received an information sheet.

• On Tuesday 18th September we will hold our Parents’ Association AGM. Our speaker on the night will be Dr. Harry Barry who will talk on “The Anxious Adolescent”. Keep this date in your diary.  

• We are delighted to announce that there will be a careers fair on Wednesday 7th November, 7-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected]. Furthermore if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected]. In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

• All applications to enrol first year students for 2019 must be returned to the school office no later than 8pm on Wednesday 19th. To facilitate processing applications, the school will be open 2-4pm and 7-8pm.

 

News update, Sept 7th, 2018

• The information evenings for new incoming First Years will be held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th of September. Students whose surnames begin with A-L should attend on Monday and those students from M-Z should attend on Tuesday. The meeting itself starts at 7.30pm, however students are invited along with their parents and can come along at 6.15 for a tour of the school. The information evening is for 6TH class ONLY. We cannot accommodate small children or buggies - apologies for the inconvenience

• On Tuesday 18th September we will hold our Parents’ Association AGM. Our speaker on the night will be Dr. Harry Barry who will talk on “The Anxious Adolescent”. Keep this date in your diary.  

• Congratulation to our Senior Prefects, Captains, Co-ordinators, Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls who all received their leadership badges on Thursday.

• A number of sixth year students completed their training to become a Eucharist Minister.

• Eight fifth year students attended training for The Ember Programme in Ovoca Manor this week. The programme is co-ordinated by the Archdiocese of Dublin Education Secretariat. The students were given the opportunity for faith reflection and to develop their communication skills, listening skills and planning skills. It was a very enjoyable three days of training. Congratulations girls on receiving your certificates and Ember badges. 

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• On Thursday the first years met their fifth year twin. The programme establishes a support link between 5th and 1st year students to help with first year induction into the school.

• There was great excitement in the hall on Thursday morning when the TY Musical was announced. This year Loreto Balbriggan will perform ‘Hairspray, This will be Loreto Balbriggan’s 23rd Production.  A number of TY students will participate in the school link programme again this year.

• Sports Taster Day was held on Monday for Transition Year students to sample activities in which they might like to participate. Many thanks to the Senior Sports Captains who helped out on the day.

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• We are delighted to announce that there will be a careers fair on Wednesday 7th November 7pm-9pm. All the major universities, colleges and Institutes will be present on the night. With that in mind we are looking for people to help promote various careers. If you feel that you are in a position to help, please contact [email protected]. Furthermore if you are a past pupil and would like to promote your career could you contact us at [email protected]. In the email could you please put the year you left the school. Many thanks in advance for your help.

 

News update, Aug 31st, 2018

• We would like to welcome everyone back to Loreto Balbriggan. There is a great energy around the school as students begin the new academic year. We look forward to a year of commitment, achievement, success and above all joy.

• Congratulations to all our 6th Year students on their wonderful Leaving Cert results. Almost 20% of the girls achieved over 500 points with 50% achieving over 400 points. We are very proud of the girls as we know how hard everyone worked and it certainly paid off. Our very best wishes go to all the girls as they begin a new chapter in their lives. What exciting times lie ahead!

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• While we said a final goodbye to our 6th Years we said hello to a very special group of students....our new 1st Years.  On Friday 24th, 210 very excited young ladies arrived for their first day of secondary school. We are delighted to have the girls with us in Loreto and we look forward to six wonderful years with them.

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• While the majority of students were on holidays, a group of  5th and 6th year students were busy participating in the DCU/Berklee Summer Groove School from the 1st-3rd August. These students were hugely privileged to receive music tuition from some of the top jazz teachers from Berklee College of Music, Boston. The 3-day course was attended by a very talented group of young musicians from across the Fingal area and culminated in a wonderful concert performance in the Bracken Court Hotel. The students formed a variety of different line-ups and performed a number of jazz, funk and soul standards such as Lady Bird, Cissy Strut and Mr Clean. Particular congratulations go to the musical contributions of Sydney Sterio who was awarded a certificate of outstanding musicianship and Kate O'Kelly who was presented with a highly regarded Berklee Online course. Best wishes also to Gwen Samuel and Hazel Lattimore who were both invited to audition to attend Berklee for undergraduate study.

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• Sports Taster Day was held on Friday for First Year students to sample activities in which they like to participate during their time here. Many thanks to the Senior Sports Captains who helped out on the day.

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• The Loreto All Ireland Hockey Championships will take place in mid September. In preparation for the competition Ms Moore held a number pre season training sessions. The dedication of all involved is to be admired.  The very best of luck girls.

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• The information evenings for new incoming First Years will be held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th of September. Those students whose surnames begin with A-L should attend on Monday and those students from M-Z should attend on Tuesday. The meeting itself starts at 7.30pm, however students are invited along with their parents can come along at 6.15 for a tour of the school. The information evening is for 6TH class ONLY. (We cannot accommodate small children or buggies, apologies for the inconvenience)

• On Tuesday 18th September we will have our Parents’ Association AGM. The speaker on the night will be Dr. Harry Barry and he will about “Emotional Resilience”.  Please save the date in your diary. More information to follow.

 

News update, Aug 23rd, 2018

Well done to all our leaving certificate students for their fantastic results last Wednesday.

Almost 20% of the students achieved over 500 points and a phenomenal 50% or more passed the 400 point mark.  The school are extremely proud of the students who worked so hard to achieve these results. We wish to acknowledge the dedicated work of the teachers in preparing the girls for this exam. It goes without saying that the strong foundation provided at home is at the root of this success.

As the cycle begins again we welcome all our new first years who began their orientation programme this Thursday morning at 9.20.

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