A group of 1st Year students, accompanied by Ms Keating and Ms Morrissey, attended the inaugural awards ceremony for the 'Great Reads Awards' which was held in The King's Hospital School this morning (Friday 17th Feb). We were treated to a highly entertaining ceremony hosted by the wonderful Paul Howard. Many of the shortlisted writers were at the event and everyone got to meet and talk to them. The formalities were followed by refreshments and meeting the writers. It was a wonderful occasion enjoyed by all.
The Senior award was won by Lisa Williamson for her incredible book 'The Art of Being Normal', while the Junior award was won by Moira Fowley-Doyle for her imaginative and intriguing 'The Accident Season'. Dave Rudden won a special prize for 'the most read book' for his 'Knights of the Borrowed Dark'.
Congratulations to our 2nd Year debaters, Maria O'Connor, Laura Fenn and Isabel O'Keeffe who have made it through to the quarter finals of the UCD Junior Debates. In addition, Maria was judged Best Individual Speaker! Well done girls - we look forward to the next round.
Loreto College Foxrock are proud to announce that two of our students' submissions to the Doodle4Google competition have reached the final stages. We are delighted for Alanna Drury (5th Year) and Emer Cullen (2nd Year) and wish them the very best of luck. Online public voting for category and overall winners opens on 7th February until 21st February. We urge everyone out there to vote for Alanna & Emer - highest votes wins the category and the competition judges then choose the overall winner from the five category winners. So get voting as soon as it opens and vote as often as you can!!
Emer Cullen, Second Year
Alanna Drury, Fifth Year
The following is a brief summary of how the competition works:
Doodles will be grouped by the students' class groups. Class groups are broken down as follows:
Google employees will select the best 15 doodles from each of our five class groups across each of the four regions in the Republic of Ireland. Our regions are the four provinces: Ulster, Munster, Leinster, Connaught.
We will have our guest judges select the 75 finalists across the class groups and regions.
5 Class Group Winners
The public will be asked to vote online for their favourite doodle from each judging group to help select the five class group winners.
1 Overall Winner
Our official Google doodle team, made up of Google web designers, will select the winning doodle from the five class group winners. The winner will be announced in a prize-giving ceremony and the winning doodle will be shown on the Google homepage in Ireland for 24 hours in April 2017.
Semi-finalists will receive a Doodle 4 Google certificate.
Finalists will receive an invitation to the prize-giving event in April where our winners are announced. They will also receive a framed copy of their doodle, a T-shirt personalised with the image of their doodle, and a Google goody bag. Their doodle will appear on our website for the public vote.
5 Class Group Winners
Each class group winner will receive a Chromebook as will their teacher.
1 Overall Winner
The overall winner will have their doodle shown on the Google homepage in Ireland for 24 hours in April 2017. The winner will also receive a €5,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a €10,000 technology grant.
Doodles will be judged based on the following three categories:
Parents' Association Information Evening
Cyberbullying Awareness and Internet Safety
Tuesday, February 7th at 8pm
Loreto College Foxrock
Mr Brendan Smith, Education and Public Engagement Officer
Insight Centre of Data Analytics
'The modern phenomenon of Cyberbullying from mobile texting to gaming to online,
social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat including topics of concern for parents e.g. online pornography.
Guidelines on how to implement a beneficial family Internet Safety policy.
Before the information talk.....
It's useful to install Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat on your smartphone as the talk covers social network usage
If you need assistance.....ask your daughters for help!