Mary Ward Week 2017

Mary Ward Week 2017

Malala Yousafzai was an advocate

for girls education, just like Mary Ward and the Loreto Order!

 

  • Monday – Bracelets
  • Tuesday – Random Acts of Kindness
  • Wednesday – Cinema Screening (He named me Malala)
  • Thursday – Boy vs Girls
  • Thursday – Where’s Mary Competition
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Inter-Loreto Schools' Debates

Inter-Loreto Schools' Debates

Congratulations to Lara O’Donohue, Laura Egan, Beth Fuller (all 5th Year) and Helen Fisher (TY) who are through to the Semi-Finals of the Inter Loreto Schools’ Debates. We wish the girls the very best of luck.

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Special Mass to Celebrate 75 Years in Loreto Foxrock

Special Mass to Celebrate 75 Years in Loreto Foxrock

There will be a special Mass to celebrate 75 years in Loreto Foxrock followed by reception in the school

on

Wednesday 25th January 2017

at

7.30pm

in

Foxrock Church

for

All Past Pupils

and

All Staff (current and past)

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Congratulations to All our BT Young Scientists (More Photos)

Congratulations to All our BT Young Scientists (More Photos)

Congratulations to all of our students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS last week. 

Special congratulations to Jennifer Leavy, Margot Moore & Jessica Oakley O'Kelly (1st Years) who achieved
2nd Place in the Junior Group Section with their project  ' Does Simulating a Lack of Binocular Vision have an Impact on performance ? in the Biological & Ecological Sciences category.

And congratulations to our other students on their projects:

The Great Gluten Bake Off:  An Analysis of the Effects of Raising Agentsand Stabilisers in Gluten Free Baking.

Aimee O'Neill & Dervla McKenna - 1st Year

The Study of the Effects of the Beats per Minute in Music on the Canine
Heart Rate and Response Time.

Solen O'Neill, Lucy Mahon & Megan Dempsey - 1st Year

Underage Female Athletes and Ankle Injuries:  What is the Relationship
between Jump Strength, Balance and Proprioception?

Siobhan Murray, Laura McCarthy & Anna Geraghty - TY
   
   
 
 
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Doodle4Google Semi-Finalists

Doodle4Google Semi-Finalists

Great news!  Four of our students have been selected as semi-finalists in the Doodle4Google Art Competition.  We heartily congratulate them, pledge our full support and wish them the very best of luck in the next stages of the competition.

Emer Cullen, Second Year

 

Ciara Duffy, TY

 

Alanna Drury, Fifth Year

 

Eimear Sullivan, Fifth Year

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BT Young Scientist & Technology - Photos

BT Young Scientist & Technology - Photos

Hope you enjoy these few photos of Foxrock girls at the exhibition:  (more to follow)

   
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BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Congratulations and Best Wishes to the following students who have qualifies to compete in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS.

A total number of 2091 project submissions were received. It is a wonderful achievement to be one of the 550 projects to qualify!

We wish our students the very best of luck in the forthcoming event.

Does simulating a Lack of Binocular Vision Have an Impact on Performance? Jessica Oakley O'Kelly, Margot Moore & Jennifer Leavy - 1st Year

The Great Gluten Bake Off:  An Analysis of the Effects of Raising Agents
and Stabilisers in Gluten Free Baking.

Aimee O'Neill & Dervla McKenna - 1st Year

The Study of the Effects of the Beats per Minute in Music on the Canine
Heart Rate and Response Time.

Solen O'Neill, Lucy Mahon & Megan Dempsey - 1st Year

Underage Female Athletes and Ankle Injuries:  What is the Relationship
between Jump Strength, Balance and Proprioception?

Siobhan Murray, Laura McCarthy & Anna Geraghty - TY

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TY 10km Charity Walk for Pieta House

TY 10km Charity Walk for Pieta House

Our chosen charity for this year is Pieta House.  Pieta House is an organisation that helps prevent suicide and also helps people and families cope with suicide.  It has many councillors and other facilities to help people in need.  To raise money and awareness, we did a 10k walk on Friday 9th December around Cabinteely Park.  Even in the pouring rain everyone was happy and full of Christmas spirit walking around with Christmas hats and jumpers.  It was a tiring and wet experience but overall it was enjoyed immensely.  We will be collecting sponsorship money after the Christmas break.
By Aoibhe Foley 4L

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Ember Programme - Faith Leadership

Ember Programme - Faith Leadership

Ember is a Faith Leadership Programme that has been offered to a small number of schools in the Dublin Diocese. It is organized by the diocesan advisor, Anna Maloney. The training focuses on challenging people to look at themselves, to believe that they are worthwhile and to realise that we all have a special contribution to make in this world. The aim of the Ember programme is to help young people connect with their spirit and be inspired by the Christian message of love and service to others. It's vision is to create a group of leaders within schools who will be an example of faith in action, striving to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

November Highlights

SVP
During the month of November, the SVP conference participated in Showing Racism the Red Card. On Friday, November 25th, we greeted all the students and staff at the front door with a red ribbon to wear in their hair or around their wrist. Many staff members also wore red on the day. The purpose of sporting red garments was to show that, as a community, Loreto Foxrock were showing Racism the “Red Card”. In return, we asked for a €0.50 donation from each member of the school community. We donated this money to www.redcard.ie, which is an organisation designed to challenge racism through providing educational resources and intercultural activity supporting integration. Thank you and well done to everyone who supported this activity.

Ember
This year, Advent began on Sunday, 27th November. We sourced advent calendars with featuring Nativity scenes and visited all tutor classes to deliver an advent calendar to each class. During each day of Advent, one student from each tutor class opens a door on their advent calendar. We have also discovered an online advent calendar so please feel free to join in on our advent journey by viewing the calendar at: http://www.catholicbishops.ie/advent-calendar/

Prayer Guided Retreats
In November, many of our sixth years attended one period of guided prayer every day for one week. This wonderful experience is organised and prepared annually by the Loreto Order. The guided prayer, led by Collette Mc Carthy , washeld in the Room of Prayer and Reflection. This time allows students the mental space to reflect. Students are very appreciative of the opportunity to have this special, prayerful time out from a demanding year in their lives.

The guided prayer was an excellent experience for us. It allowed us to take time out of our school day and realise what is truly important in life. We really enjoyed the opportunity to explore our faith and we would like to thank the RE teachers for arranging it. I would definitely recommend others to try it.”

In November, we Remember
Our In November, we Remember celebrations involved a number of different activities. Firstly, our Book of Remembrance was set up in the Oratory for school community members to add in the names of any friends or family members who passed away over the past year. We will remember their names by praying for them over the coming year.

Green and pink butterflies have been sporadically placed throughout the school as part of our celebrations. The butterfly reminds us that although many of our loved ones have passed away they are still with us but in a different form. This includes the happy memories we have of them.

Some fifth year students visited Foxrock Church to light candles and pray for the members of the Parish who have been recently added to the parishes’ remembrance tree.

A School Prayer for the Month of November
Honour the wisdom of those who went before you.
Bind it ever to your heart
Tie it around your neck.
When you walk, it will lead you,
When you lie down, it will watch over you,
When you wake it, it will talk to you!

(Proverbs 6:20-22)

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Doodle4Google

Doodle4Google

Art teacher, Pauline Norton, is submitting six entries to Google for this year's Doodle4Google Art Competition.  6th Years helped to choose the in-house finalists.  Only six can go forward to represent each school.  We’d like to wish the students involved the very best of luck in this prestigious competition.

The six students are:

Eimear Sullivan 5th Year,

Beth Fuller 5th Year,

Alanna Drury 5th Year,

Ciara Duffy TY,

Emer Cullen 2nd Year,

Anna Fitzpatrick 2nd Year.

This year's theme is .....  If I could create anything it would be ......
Online voting will start on February 7th 2017.  Save the date and support our Loreto Foxrock entries in February.

 


 

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