Heats will take place in class during week of 14 –18 Oct.

Finalists will be posted in the library.

Senior Final - Tues 22nd at 2pm

1st Year Final - Thurs 24th at 2pm

2nd Year Final - Thurs 24th 2.30pm

3rd Year Final - Thurs 24th at 3pm

Prizes to be Won!!

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   Readers' & Writers' Week 2013.   Creative Writing Competitions (A and B)

 

      A.    Either  FICTION (story) or NON FICTION  (other writing) on any topic of your choice – (this can include stories already written)
Maximum 1,000 words or less.

 

 Eg. Obituary of Seamus Heaney;  history of

 

gun laws in the US  (non-fiction)

 

Short story – fantasy, horror, real life drama, comedy, love,

 

crime, thriller,etc (fiction)

 

 

 

B.          POETRYany form or topic

 

(can include poems already written)

 

 

Great prizes for all winners & runners-up.

 

Junior & Senior sections

 

 

 

Deadline:  Submissions to be in by  Wednesday 23rd October 2013.

 

 


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Art Poster Competition

 

 

Design a Poster advertising:

Readers’ & Writers’ Week 2013

21st—25th October

Submissions by Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Prizes to be Won!!

 

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We are delighted to be celebrating our 7th annual Readers' & Writers' week next week 21st - 25th October.  We have a great line-up of visiting speakers and events and there is something here for everyone.  We hope all students enjoy the week and take part in all the events organised for them.  Below is the schedule for the week.  Further info and photos will follow as the week progresses.                              

                                                             Readers’ & Writers’ Week Schedule 2013

Mon

21st October

Tues

22nd October

Wed

23rd October

Thurs

24th October

Fri

25th October

‘Making Words Dance’

Ré O’Laighleis

(Author & Translator)

All 5th Years

9.45am – 10.50am

(Library)

Break 10.50 – 11.15am

All 5th Years

11.15am –12.15pm

(Library)

LUNCH

‘Performing Poetry....’

Stephen James Smith

(Poet & Playwright)

3rd Years

Group 1 (Rook, Ward & Wig)

1.45pm – 2.45pm

(Library)

3rd Years

Group 2 (Babthorpe & Poyntz)

3.00pm – 4.00pm

(Library)

‘Features & News Writing’

Jenny Friel

(Journalist & Author)

All 2nd Years

10.00am – 10.55am

(Library)

Break 10.55 – 11.20am

 

 

1 ‘Loreto Grand Literary Tour’

Michael O’Flaherty

Small group. Open to 5th & 6th Years

Names to be confirmed

11.10am – 1.00pm

(Deansgrange Cemetery)

 LUNCH

Senior Spelling Bee Final

2.00pm – 2.40pm

(5th & 6th Year Finalists)

(Library)

 

 

‘To be the Voice of the Subjective Witness is the Role of Every Category of Writer’

John Waters

(Journalist, Author, Activist)

All 6th Years

9.45am – 10.45am

(Library)

Break 10.50 – 11.10am

 

 

‘Multiple Sclerosis – an insight’

Mark Talbot & Friend

(MS Ireland)

All 1st Years

12.00pm – 1.00pm

(Library)

 

LUNCH

 

 

2 ‘A Walk of Grave Importance:       The 1913 Lockout’

Michael O’Flaherty

Small group. Open to 5th & 6th Years

Names to be confirmed

8.50 – 10.50am

(Deansgrange Cemetery)

‘The Irish Hogwarts??…..’

Erika McGann

(Author)

All 1st Years

10.00am – 11.30am

(Library)

Break 11.30– 12.00pm

 

 

 LUNCH

Junior Spelling Bee Finals

 

1st Year Finalists

(Library)

2.00pm – 2.40pm

2nd Year Finalists

(Library)

2.40pm – 3.20pm

3rd Year Finalists

(Library)

3.20pm – 4.00pm

 

 

Great Book Bake Off Display of Cupcakes & Cakes

(All Day –

Home Economics Kitchens)

‘Stories……’

Niall de Burca

(Storyteller)

1st, 2nd & 3rd Years

9.00am–10.00am

(School Hall)

Break 10.00 – 10.30

5th & 6th Years

10.30am–11.30am

(School Hall)

 

LUNCH

Fiction Friday Fancy Dress

All Staff & Students welcome to take part

(In aid of

‘The Hope Foundation’ & ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’)

All Day

Creative Writing Competitions

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Art Poster Competition

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The Great Book Bake Off

Creative Writing Competitions

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Art Poster Competition

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The Great Book Bake Off

Creative Writing Competitions

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Art Poster Competition

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The Great Book Bake Off

Creative Writing Competitions

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Art Poster Competition

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The Great Book Bake Off

Creative Writing Competitions

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Art Poster Competition

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The Great Book Bake Off

 

 

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The very best of luck to the following students who have entered the

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2014.

Name

Project Title

2nd Year – Karen Reilly and Laura

An Investigation into the Mass of Schoolbags and the Possible Damage Caused.

2nd Year – Cathy Culligan

An Investigation of People With or Without Dyslexia Reading Preference.

2nd Year – Saoirse O’ Keefe

The Role Vitamin D and Calcium Play in the Prevention of Osteoporosis in Adults.

4th Year – Ellen Curran, Lisa Dunne and Siun Markey

Is there truth to “The Wisdom of the Crowd”?

4th Year - Sarah Penny-Howe and Louise Ryan

Suspension of Neodymium Magnets by the use of Electromagnets.

5th Year – Sophie Lauritsch and Oonagh Fitzgerald

A Comparative Study of First, Second and Third Level Students: Their Eating Habits and Exercise Regimes.

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Well done to the following Transition Year students who have been chosen to represent our school at the Science Olympiads in Dublin City University on October 26th:

Emily O’ Leary and Ellen Curran – The Irish Junior Science Olympiad (IrJSO)

Ellen Barnes and Aoife Curran – The Irish EU Science Olympiad (EUSO)

To be chosen to attend these Olympiads is a great honour as they recognise very high achievers in both Maths and Science at Junior Certificate level. The International Junior Science Olympiad is to take place this December in India and the European Union Science Olympiad will take place in Athens in March ’14. We wish the girls the very best of luck as they prepare to compete for a place on these Irish teams.

 

 

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El día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day) is the national holiday of Spain.  It is celebrated on October 12th and commemorates the exact date that Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas.  The discovery of America was so important to Spain because this is what started the expansion of the Spanish language and culture across to the newly found land.  In Latin America, this holiday is also celebrated under the name Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) or Día de las Culturas (Day of the Cultures) marking the first encounters of Europeans with Native Americans.
There will be various events held throughout the day on Friday 11th October 2013, to celebrate this very special day. 

Please see Spanish noticeboard outside E8 for more information.
¡ Viva España!

 

 

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MONDAY/TUESDAY:

The 2nd Year Class Group Quiz will take place during one class period for each 2nd Year class group on Monday or Tuesday. As a group, with no books or computer access, they answer all questions and submit their answers to their teacher. There will be a prize for the winning class group.

TUESDAY:

Elizabeth O’Gorman will give a talk in the concert hall for all 2nd Year students.

Ancient Roman Dinner Party at lunchtime in the concert hall. All classes welcome.

WEDNESDAY:

Padraig Yeates will give a talk on the 1913 Strike and Lockout to all 3rd Year students in the concert hall.

THURSDAY:

Tomi Reichental will give a talk on Thursday for the 5th and 6th Year History classes and all of TY in the concert hall.

Junior History Treasure Hunt at lunchtime is open to anyone in 1st, 2nd or 3rd Year who wants to take part, either individually or in a group of two.

Seanad Referendum debate in the concert hall (Groups attending TBC)

FRIDAY:

1st Year class groups will visit the ‘Middle Ages and Archaeology’ workshop in the corner of the lunchroom. Each group will be timetabled to go as an individual class group.

Senior History Table Quiz at lunchtime in the concert hall. Teams of four may be made up of students from TY, 5th and 6th Year.

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We need your items of historical interest! 

Loreto Foxrock History week takes place from the 30th September - 4th October.  As part of the weeklong celebration of history, a Loreto History Museum, curated for and by the students, will take place in the school library.  We are asking all students and staff to scour your homes and send in any items of historical interest you have which could contribute to our museum.  Items will be supervised at all times, and we ask you indicate to us if an item is particularly fragile.

 

This proved very popular with students last year, and we hope to make this year’s museum event an even better one. We are looking for a very diverse range of items for display, and would welcome anything that has some sort of historical resonance.

 

“ The past is a foreign country; they do things differently here” L P Hartley

 

Any queries can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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A reminder to all that Choir rehearsal will take place every Thursday in the School Hall at 1.25pm.  Please be there at 1.25 so that rehearsals can begin on time.  Thank you.

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For the school year 2013-2014, there will be a focus on raising the standards of literacy among all of our students as part of the Department of Education and Science’s Skills Self-Evaluation process.  In particular, all teachers will focus on improving the confidence of students spelling the key words across all subject areas.

We are eager to involve parents in our literacy initiative so please do avail of opportunities to check your daughter’s spellings of subject key terms and encourage her to recheck all of her written assignments.
If you have any queries or suggestions to make regarding this initiative, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Petrified of public speaking but bursting with opinions?  Come to the Senior Show Debate - 3rd, TY, 5th & 6th Years - on Monday 16th September in Room A1 at 1.10pm.

Motion:  'The House Believes that Education is Wasted on Women'.   All Welcome!

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Once again students and staff in Loreto College Foxrock will Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) on every second Friday at Tutor Time.  The dates for D.E.A.R. this year are: 

13th Sept, 27th Sept, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 22nd Nov, 13th Dec, 10th Jan, 24th Jan, 7th Feb, 28th Feb, 14th Mar, 28th Mar, 11th Apr, 2nd May, 16th May.

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Cookery Club commences on 30th September for 17 weeks.  Any 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year students who are interested may collect application forms from the noticeboard outside Room D1.

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The Loreto College Foxrock Parent/School Association is delighted to assist the school in the coordination
of a career focused initiative for the Transition Year girls. We would like to invite you to participate in
these ‘Career Path’ Sessions in which parents will give a ten-minute presentation to the students about their
own particular career. The presentation will consist of a short talk (no complicated power point
presentations!!) of approximately ten minutes per speaker followed by a short question and answer session.

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The AGM of the Parent School Association will take place on Thursday 19 September at 7.45pm in the school hall.
We are delighted to have John Lonergan as our guest speaker on the night.  The title of his talk will be  'Parenting - the challenges and the rewards'.
The election of parent representatives will also take place.  (See below for more details) 

LORETO COLLEGE FOXROCK PARENT/SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of the Parent/School Association will be held on Thursday 19 September 2013 at
7.45pm at Loreto College, Foxrock.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the AGM of the Association.
We are delighted to have John Lonergan as our Guest Speaker.
John entered the prison service in 1968 and in the years that followed, he saw human nature
at its worst and often, unexpectedly, at its best. He developed a deep understanding both of
human nature and Irish society. His talk will be important for all parents, especially parents
of teenagers and is a reflective and awareness raising look at parenting.
The title of his talk is “Parenting - the challenges and the rewards”.
The evening also provides a wonderful opportunity to meet with other parents and guardians
and we would encourage you to come. We are looking forward to a large attendance.
AGENDA
· Welcome
· Chairperson’s Report
· Treasurer’s Report
· Elections of Parent Reps for 2013/14
· Address by John Lonergan
· AOB
Followed by Tea/Coffee

LORETO COLLEGE FOXROCK PARENT/SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
ELECTION OF YEAR REPRESENTATIVES
The Parent/School Association is looking for parents/guardians from each of the following
school years:
1st year – two representatives
3rd year – two representatives
4th year – two representatives
5th year – two representatives
to join its Executive Committee. The elections will take place at the AGM on Thursday, 19th
September 2012. Elections are for a two year term.
The aims and objectives of the Association are
- to further the objectives of the school
- to provide a forum for parents for consultation and information on any matter
affecting the school (including policies, plans and activities) and to communicate
parents’ views to the Principal; however the Association is not involved in matters
relating to the internal administration of the school
- to encourage and facilitate parent participation in promoting the well-being and
interests of the pupils of the school
Committee meetings are generally held monthly and members will be involved to some
extent in most activities of the Association such as Funday Sunday, Parents’ Events, etc.
If you are interested in becoming involved, please complete the form below and return it to
the Parent/School Association, Loreto College by Monday, 16th September 2012.
Alternatively you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the same date.
I am prepared to put myself forward for election to the Executive Committee of the
Parent/School Association.
Name ____________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________
____________________________________________
Contact No ____________________________________________
Email ____________________________________________
Daughter(s) Name(s) ____________________________________________
Class Year(s) _______________________________

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As part of the Gaisce (President's Award) programme, a group of Transition Year students undertook a walk in Newgrange. They left school on Friday 17th May and returned the following day exhausted but successful! They were accompanied by a group of equally enthusiastic teachers. Well done to all. Enjoy the photos.

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On 20th April 2013, a group of Junior Classics and Latin students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years, along with their teacher Ms Potter, visited Trinity College Dublin for an 'Ancient Greek and Roman Workshop'. (See details and more photos below).

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