Fun-Day Sunday - 10th May 2015

Fun-Day Sunday - 10th May 2015

This will be a team event.  Teams are made up of six individuals.
The competition involves teamwork, decision making and problem solving tasks.
You do not have to be very fit to take part and everyone is eligible.

There will be a limit of 40 teams - 6 members per team.
Please give your names to Ms Keogh if you wish to enter.

This day is a highlight in the school year, so go on and get involved.
Best of luck to all teams on Sunday and we know you'll have a fabulous day. 
Thank you on behalf of students and staff to our hard-working parents who coordinate and run this great day.

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Sunday Fun-Day - Parent Volunteers Needed

Sunday Fun-Day - Parent Volunteers Needed

The Parents' School Association for Loreto College Foxrock is organising the annual 'Fun-Day' on Sunday 10th May 2015. 
There will be 10 different team events, each requiring skill, communication and team work!
All of the girls are encouraged to participate in the hugely popular 'Fun-Day'.  There will be 6 girls on each team, and each team will be colour coordinated.  It is expected that in total, about 300 girls will participate. 
All students - Sign up if you are interested, and Ms Keogh will look after the registration.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  To ensure that the day runs smoothly, the Parents' School Association need an additional 50 parent volunteers. 
We are asking for your help from 12.30pm to 4pm on Sunday 10th May 2015 to help supervise up to 300 girls participating in the activities
and we promise that you will have almost as much fun as the girls.

If you can help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details.

 

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Cliona Dodd at Scout Camp in Germany

Cliona Dodd at Scout Camp in Germany

Congratulations and good luck to Cliona Dodd, 4R who is currently on a camp in Germany with Scouting Ireland.  The camp is called YOUROPE-CAMP.  During their time there, the scouts and girl guides will imagine what life  would be like if they were part of the European Parliament in a camp environment.  They will discuss different European policies in workshops, try to save the European Monetary Union, and enjoy European culture.

There will be 160 Europeans attending, with only seven of these chosen through an application process from Ireland.  Cliona is attending with three other girl guides as well as representing 'Scouting Ireland' as one of their four representatives.  This is a huge opportunity for Cliona as scouts play a huge role in her life.  We all wish Cliona the very best of luck on her trip. 

 

 

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Loreto Past Pupils' Union

Loreto Past Pupils' Union

The Loreto Past Pupils' Union, representing past pupils of all Loreto schools, has recently launched its new website.  On it, it will post information about the Union, its activities - fund-raising and social, and other information that may be of interest to members and prospective members.  There is a page of links, giving the web addresses of other Loreto institutions.  As there is a large cohort of Loreto students countrywide, it is hoped that this site will attract many members with common interests.

Click here for the Loreto Past Pupils' Union site.

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Transition Year History Walking Tour

Transition Year History Walking Tour

The Transition Year History classes went on a walking tour of Dublin with historian Lorcán Collins on Friday 24th April.  The tour focused on the events of the 1916 Rising and there were stops at Trinity College, the Rosie Hackett bridge and the headquarters of the Rising, the GPO.

As the date was also the anniversary of the Rising, the girls met Muriel MacDonagh, granddaughter of Thomas MacDonagh, one of the signatories of the Proclamation at the GPO.  She gave the girls an impromptu talk on her family’s role in the revolutionary period.  Congratulations to Rachel Mulligan, who won a book prize for accurately answering a question about the tour.  The girls enjoyed the trip and learned a lot about the events and consequences of the Rising.

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St Vincent de Paul Conference in Loreto Foxrock (Video)

St Vincent de Paul Conference in Loreto Foxrock (Video)

This year, Loreto College Foxrock has set up its first SVP conference.  The aim of the conference is to encourage students to raise awareness around social justice issues in their area and to help give back to their community by raising awareness and by fundraising.  The conference is mainly made up of 5th Year students but it is open to all staff and students who want to join. We hope to meet once every two weeks to plan and organise the different events.   In the coming weeks we will be raising awareness on homelessness.  We have made a video about the SVP group in Loreto Foxrock - See below

Congratulations to the following students on being elected to the SVP committee. 

Tara Kelly - President

Clea Culloty - Vice President

Roisin Costello - Secretary

Aoife Morris - Treasurer

 

 

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Cookery Competitions - Monthly Winners

Cookery Competitions - Monthly Winners

Monthly Cookery Competition Winners

Congratulations to Caroline Greene in 6th Year for her entry in January

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Congratulations to Maria Barr in 5th Year for her dish in February

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Congratulations to Yasmin Mackey in 6th Year for her cake in March

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Ross O'Carroll-Kelly Visit

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly Visit

Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

On Wednesday 25th February, our 6th & 5th Year students thoroughly enjoyed an unexpected but timely treat in the form of a visit by the talented Paul Howard (aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly).

Assembling in the school hall that morning, we could not have known how much enjoyment and laughter were in store for us over the next hour and a half. With his usual easy manner, natural wit and engaging grin, Paul told us stories, did several readings from his books and answered dozens of questions from a completely engaged and happy audience.

Thank you to Paul from all of us who attended. It was a wonderful, memorable and fun morning.

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Classical Studies Events: Jan - Mar 2015

Classical Studies Events: Jan - Mar 2015

Classical Studies Events:

It has been a very eventful and enjoyable few months for Classics students in Loreto Foxrock!  On 12th January, Mr Garland and I brought the Transition Year Classics class to Milano’s for lunch to taste modern Italian food as part of a comparative study.  Students had studied Ancient Roman food in class and were eager to equate modern Italian cuisine to its more ancient form.  On 20th February, Mr Garland also brought his Transition Year Class to the Classics Museum in U.C.D.  The Transition Year students will enter the U.C.D run “design a vase” competition and this outing was an excellent way for students to examine ancient artwork in person.

On 2nd March, I brought some students to a Classics Speech Contest in Trinity.  A great team of supporters came along to cheer them on!  On 19th March, Mr Garland brought a group of 5th & 6th Year students to compete in the “Ides of March” Classics Quiz in Mount Anville.  On 25th March, 2nd Year Classics students attended a Classics Fun Day in Trinity.  On 27th March, Mr Suarez and I brought a group of 5th Year students on a walking tour of town.  We looked at buildings, such as Trinity, which have been influenced by Ancient Greek and Roman Architecture.  To top it all off some 5th & 6th Year students came on the Home Economics and Classics trip to Italy! 

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The photo above features: Classics Speech Contest. Trinity. Participants and supporters

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Ciara Duffy is Texaco Art Competition Prizewinner

Ciara Duffy is Texaco Art Competition Prizewinner

Congratulations to Ciara Duffy in 2nd Year.  Ciara has won a special merit award in the Children's Texaco Art Competition.  Well done Ciara from all in Foxrock.

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