Readers' & Writers' Week 2017

Readers' & Writers' Week 2017

Well, here we are on the eve of Readers' & Writers' Week 2017.  With an eclectic mix of writers, illustrators, poets & storyteller, we also have a number of events, competitions and activities for all to enjoy.
Kicking off the week with 6th Years on Monday morning is the fascinating Ré O Laighleis.  We are looking forward to welcoming Ré and all our other visitors during the week. 
Don't forget that the extended deadline for both the Art and Creative Writing competitions is this Wednesday 25th Oct.

Click the following links for our guest lineup and lists of events/activities. 

Readers' & Writers' Week Visitors  

Readers' & Writers' Week Activities & Events

Wishing all students and staff a happy and enjoyable Readers' & Writers' Week!

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Eve Reidy (Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Coordinator) Inaugural Speech

Eve Reidy (Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Coordinator) Inaugural Speech

Good morning everyone.  My name is Eve Reidy and I am the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Coordinator.

This is our first year introducing this programme and I know many of you are probably wondering what and who we are.  We are a group of students who are committed to creating a positive atmosphere in the school, one in which everyone feels safe and enjoys spending time in.  However, this movement is so much more than just one group of students.  It is an empowering programme that we hope inspires students and staff in the school to be kind to one another and appreciate each other. 

Bullying has always existed in schools and the workplace.  However, in recent years, the impact of social media has increased its frequency and threat.  Here, at Loreto Foxrock, we strongly believe that a student's happiness in school is the most important thing, which is why we are introducing this powerful programme. 

The aim of this programme is not to make anyone feel guilty or shame anyone into thinking that they have done something wrong but rather to give you the tools to understand what is the right thing to do the next time.  I am aware that we all make mistakes.  We all have experienced moments where we have spoken before we thought.  There are times that I myself have been insensitive, selfish or impatient towards others when I should have been more empathetic and understanding.  Unfortunately, no one can escape these moments as they are part of human nature but what’s important, is to recognise our mistake, apologise and learn from it. 

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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Launch 2017

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Launch 2017

LAUNCHED:  A New Loreto College Foxrock Student led Initiative –

ANTI-BULLYING AMBASSADORS 2017

We are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of a new and exciting student led and student implemented initiative here in our school.

Members of our Student Council 2016/17 addressed their wish for everyone in our school to experience the very best of what it means to be part of the community of Loreto College Foxrock.  They wanted to find a way to encourage and support all of our students in ensuring that our school is a safe, happy, kind and inclusive place for each student.  Most impressively they wanted to do this from within the student body.

Following on from that, two of our students, Anna MacNulty and Eve Reidy, approached some staff members about these ideas.  They made a presentation about their vision for this understanding of what the spirit of Mary Ward, means in practical terms, for every Loreto students’ treatment of each student within our school – a way of acting that is centred on kindness, compassion and consideration.

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TY Visit to Ploughing Championships 2017

TY Visit to Ploughing Championships 2017

The Ploughing Championships-

Thursday 21st  September 2017

Our whole year group went to The National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on the 21st September.  We were very lucky with the weather as it didn’t rain while we were there!  When we first arrived we were surrounded by 1,000’s of stalls.  There were so many different types of stalls, some of these being food, livestock, forestry, education and Bio Energy and Agriculture stalls.  A lot of well-known companies had stalls such as Spin 1038, Lidl and Aldi.  Most of us got plenty of free items from them!  If you wandered enough you would find cows and sheep for sale.  Our task was to complete a worksheet and one of the questions required us to ask farmers a couple questions.  So, we all got to talk to some farmers about Brexit and about the ploughing.  We got to see some of the ploughing (including the horse drawn ploughing!)  We got the time to wander and experience Europe’s largest outdoor event.  Our visiting Spanish students had just arrived so they got to sample a unique part of Irish culture.  Some of us were very happy to find a couple of amusement rides near the ploughing!  Overall, I think we all had a wonderful time at the Ploughing Championships this year and for some, it was a new experience.

By Fleur Cahill & Ciara Daly 4L

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UCD Open Day 2017

UCD Open Day 2017

UCD will be hosting its annual Open Day for prospective students, mature students, their families and guidance counsellors on Saturday, 4 November 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Date & Time: 4th November 2017 -  10.00- 16.00

We expect to welcome approximately 10,000 visitors from Ireland, UK and other international countries on the day. Academic staff, students and administrative staff from all course areas, schools and student services will be on hand to answer questions and talk about academic courses and student life at UCD. Tours of the campus, will run throughout the day. We encourage students to register online to at:www.ucdopenday.ie.

The 2017 Open Day booklet, which contains the talks programme, the layout of the Central Exhibition area and day planner, will be available shortly to download at www.ucdopenday.ie. Hard copies of this booklet will also be available for students on the day.

We are grateful for your continued collaboration to assist students in making choices about their academic future.

Best wishes,

UCD Student Recruitment

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T: +353 (1) 7161507

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Parents' Association - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year Coffee Mornings

Parents' Association - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year Coffee Mornings

1st Year Coffee morning will take place on Friday 20th October 9-10.30am at Brambles Café, Cabinteely Park.  All Welcome.  Also, if you wish to be included in the 1st Year contact list, please email Angela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2nd Year Coffee morning will take place on Thursday 12th October 9-10.30am at Brambles Café, Cabinteely Park.

 

3rd Year Coffee morning will take place on Friday 13th October 9-10.30am at Brambles Café, Cabinteely Park.

 

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History Week Photos

History Week Photos

Here's two photos of our visiting speakers during History Week.  Further photos, if received, will be added.

The first photo is of the group along with their teachers and Kari Rosvall, who was a child of Hitler's Aryan Race Programme - Lebensborn.

The other photo is of Michael Collins' grand-niece - Marie Claire O'Malley.

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Loreto Foxrock Open Evening - 5th October 2017

Loreto Foxrock Open Evening - 5th October 2017

OPEN EVENING

All Welcome

Thursday 5 October 2017

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Now enrolling for Academic Year 2020

Principal’s Presentation for 4th class parents/guardians and their daughters at 6.30 pm

Loreto College Foxrock is an inclusive, mixed ability school with excellent academic results, offering a wide range of sporting and co-curricular opportunities.

For further information:

 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or visit

www.loretofoxrock.ie 

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History Week Timetable

History Week Timetable

History Week events take place from Mon 2nd - Mon 9th October.  We look forward to welcoming our guests Paddy Armstrong, Mary Claire O'Malley and Kari Rosvall.  We wish everyone the best of luck in the various competitions and we hope that the 1st Years have a fabulous time on their trip to Ferrycarrig.

See History Week Timetable

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One School One Book 2017-18

One School One Book 2017-18

This year, everyone in our school enjoyed a wonderful week of reading from 11th - 15th September.  During the last 10 minutes of each class during the week everyone 'downed tools' and picked up their books - the fabulous 'One' by Sarah Crossan.  Overall, it is safe to say, it was a big hit with students and staff alike, and across all year groups.  An unusual and difficult theme, that of the lives and fate of conjoined twins, is beautifully and sensitively handled by the author.  The story of Tippi and Grace truly touched our hearts!

Further WellRead news:   http://www.loretofoxrock.ie/school/facilities/library

Twitter:    @WellReadFoxrock

   
   
   
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