On Tuesday afternoon, we were treated to a fabulous spectacle of Spanish dance and many of the girls tried it out.  Great fun was had by all.  Well done to all involved in the dance, the organisation or the many activities during La Semana de la Hispanidad!

 

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Congratulations to Aoife Dodd, Katie Fisher, Eva Hartigan, Paige Kelly & Niamh Ryan - UCD Entrance Scholars.  The girls received their awards at a ceremony in UCD on Thursday 13th November.  UCD recognises the calibre of its incoming high-achieving students with the award of UCD Entrance Scholar.  Entrance Scholar awards are presented to first year students who achieve 560 points or more in their Leaving Certificate (or equivalent second level examination) in recognition of their academic accomplishment to date.
Well done from all in Loreto Foxrock!

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Some of our current 5th Year students have undertaken work on  'The Comenius Project' since they were in Transition Year, and the girls have recently returned from a wonderful trip to Poland.  They have put together this powerpoint to give us all a 'flavour' of their time there and the rationale behind the project.  Enjoy the slides.............

Comenius Project Powerpoint - Our Trip to Poland

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The Spanish Department has put together this 'fun' video.  Enjoy!!

 

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Congratulations and Good Luck to all our students whose projects have qualified for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January:

Shuhan Yan & Rosie McCullagh  (2nd Year) - 'Water Quality Analysis of the River Liffey: From Source to Sea'

Alison Keane & Sinead Harcourt  (4th Year) -  'An Investigation into the Quantity of Protein Both Natural and Synthetic, Consumed by Gaelic Football and Rugby Players and Its Effects'

Aoife Linehan  (4th Year) -  'The Quality of Fire Safety Procedures in Irish Schools'

Erica Dowling & Alison Nolan  (4th Year) -  'Can the Odour from Herbal Extracts Act as a Natural Repellent to Food Bin Flies?'

Claire King & Robyn Collins  (4th Year) -  'The Potential of Human Photosynthesis'

 

GOOD  LUCK  FROM  ALL  IN  FOXROCK!

 

 

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The Science Department has a wonderful list of events lined up for this year's Science Week - from Astronomy talks and the ever popular 'Animal Magic' to dissections, quizzes, jigsaw challenges and more.  All students will get to enjoy some of these events - look out for the posters up around the school.

Click here for this year's Science Week Timetable

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We are currently celebrating 'In November We Remember' - the month during which we remember friends and loved ones who have passed away. 

Click here for the presentation shown to all classes:   In November We Remember

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CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who have received

UCD Entrance Scholars Awards 2014

 

Aoife Dodd,

Katie Fisher

Eva Hartigan

Paige Kelly

Niamh Ryan

 

The ceremony will take place on Thursday 13th November at 6pm in the O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

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The 6th Year Geography Fieldwork took place on Thursday 16th October.

24 intrepid geographers and three teachers braved the rather damp conditions of Lugduff Brook in Glendalough to conduct their river study.

Despite the rather miserable weather conditions, the girls visited two study sites and conducted all the tasks required for their journal. Well done to the girls who worked so hard over the course of two days and produced an excellent standard of work. Special mention to the two brave souls who ventured forth with Ms Ryan on a dawn hike to the Miners Village on Friday.....and lived to tell the tale!!

Well done to all involved and best of luck to our 6th Years with their continued studies in Geography.

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Ciara Geraghty
We were delighted to welcome author Ciara Geraghty to the school this morning.  Ciara spoke to the 3rd Year group about her 'late calling' to writing and the inspiration for her books.  She also treated us to a reading from her latest book "Now that I've found you".  Ciara had a very attentive audience who had plenty of questions and overall the girls thoroughly enjoyed the visit.  Thank you Ciara!

Spelling Bee
This afternoon was 'Spelling Bee' Finals afternoon.  What an amazing group of 'spellers' we have.  Well done to all who took part and keep taking part in the Spelling Bees - practice makes perfect!  Congratulations to our overall winner Beth Fuller, first Runner-up Rosie McCullagh, to Clodagh Prior, Aisling O'Leary and to our other participants in the 'Grand Final'.  Well done!

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Our week started on Friday last with the visit of Neil Horgan to speak to the 4th Year classes.  The award winning storyteller told us his own story and invited questions from his audience.  There was great interest in the topics and the questions kept flowing.  We would like to thank Neil for his honest and very interesting story.  We wish the 4th Years the very best of luck in their work experience this week.

 

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Our 8th Annual Readers' & Writers' Week takes place this week and we are delighted to welcome our visitors to the school - Neil Horgan - storyteller; Ciara Geraghty - author; Erika McGann - author; Louise Phillips - author; Claire Keegan - author; Mags Harnett - artist; Niamh O'Connor - author & journalist; Kim Hood - author.
In addition to our speakers, there are numerous events and activities and all students are encouraged to take part in as many as possible.
We hope that everyone enjoys the week - culminating in the fun 'Fiction Friday Fancy Dress' - all are encouraged to dress up and proceeds (€2 each) go this year to 'The Hope Foundation'.

Click here for Readers' & Writers' Week Schedule 2014

 

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Goodbye to our seven Spanish students from Loreto Madrid!  Our girls are looking forward to their return visit in April.

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The introductory/welcome meeting for 1st Year students and their parents/guardians will take place on Tuesday next, October 7th at 8pm in the School Hall.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Congratulations to Ellen Blackwood, Alex Connaughton and Abby Field on their election as 1st Year representatives on the Student Council.

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Faye Richardson , 2nd Year (Rookwood), was asked to present with her group the explorations of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to her history classmates. Faye ingeniously decided to peer teach her class mates about circumnavigation by making a rounded cake which represented the globe. Suffice to say, the class were very happy with her teaching methods.

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On Friday 26th September Mr Delahunty and Mr Fallon brought 5th Year history students, and some lucky 2nd Year students, to attend a workshop entitled, ‘Become a Digital Historian’ which was run by CNGL (The Centre for Global Intelligent Content) in conjunction with the Discover Research Dublin Festival at Trinity College Dublin.

The event was both entertaining and informative. Our students had the opportunity to interact with the latest digital research techniques. They applied these techniques to explore and interpret historical documents relating to events from the 1916 Rising. The students used advanced personalisation technology to weave a personalised journey. CNGL researchers explained how technology can be used as a tool for exploration and described the different techniques used.

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We need your items of historical interest!

Loreto Foxrock History week takes place from Monday 6th - Friday 10th 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.  We are particularly interested this year in any documents/ items associated with World War One.

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

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