On last Friday 4th April, almost 200 people arrived at the school at the very unusual and very early time of 5.30/5.45 for the 'Walk with the Rising Sun'.  These 'early birds' were our 2nd, 4th & 5th Year students along with teachers and parents.  There were also a number of pets along for the early morning walk!  The walk, for 'Positive Mental Health', was organised to raise awareness of mental health issues and to raise funds for the Donal Walsh Foundation.  Almost €900 has been raised to date for the Foundation and the walk was an outright success. 
The initial idea came from a small group of our 5th Year students.  Supported and helped by Ms O'Malley (Guidance) and the PE Department, the girls did a fabulous job of organising a hugely successful event.  Thanks to all who participated and all who helped with every aspect of the project including Mrs Kenny and helpers for a very tasty and welcome breakfast enjoyed by all on their return to the school. A very big thank you to our very generous sponsors - 'Supervalu Deansgrange', 'Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt', 'The Lunchbox' and 'The Meat Outlet' in Dun Laoghaire.

Read Shauna Griffith's (5th Year) article below.  Enjoy the photos!!

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On Friday 4th April, a group of 5th Year students organised a ‘Walk with the Rising Sun’, to promote positive mental health in our school community. The walk began at 6am and was followed by a breakfast hosted by the school. We would like to thank our sponsors, ‘Supervalue Deansgrange’, ‘Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt’, ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘The Meat Outlet’ in Dunlaoghaire. We would also like to thank the canteen staff as without their help the breakfast would not have occurred.

The walk was a huge success, with all walkers donating €3, however the majority donated more, to the Donal Walsh Foundation. We managed to raise almost €800 (and growing) which will be distributed to various mental health organisations by the Donal Walsh Foundation. This will greatly benefit these organisations and we are very proud that Loreto College Foxrock can provide such assistance.

We hope to carry on the theme of positive mental health throughout this year and next and we would encourage all students to participate in the various upcoming events.

Shauna Griffith (5th Year)

 

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Does it bother you if things “aren’t fair”….? If so, you may want to join the Justice and Peace Group

Are you interested in issues of social justice both here and abroad?  Would you like to learn more about issues of inequality and get involved in campaigns and activism work?  If so, you need to join the 'Justice and Peace' group! We meet twice a month, Thursday lunchtimes, and are trying to extend to new members. Speak to Ms Barragry, Ms McElroy or Ms Healy if you are interested.

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‘’GOOD LUCK”

To all our 3rd Year Home Economics students who are doing their Junior Cert Cookery Practical Exams from Thursday 3rd – Tuesday 8th April 2014.

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On Thursday 27th March, our 4th Year students who were shortlisted for the ICTU Youth Connect Video Awards attended the awards ceremony accompanied by their teachers Mr O'Flaherty, Mr Delahunty and Ms Potter.  A great afternoon was had by all.  Well done to the girls on their video production and to Holly Toomey on her original song featured on the video - composed and sung by Holly herself.  The group was nominated in the 'Most original/creative' category.

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Foxrock Parish Choir and Special Guests present

The Sound of Musicals

in Foxrock Church

on Sunday April 6th at 7.30pm

Tickets €10  or  Family ticket (2 Adults & 4 Children)   €50

Tickets available from Parish Office or Parish Pastoral Centre

All proceeds towards Parish Community Finances. 

A very enjoyable night assured

Bring your cushion!!

 

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On Tuesday 25th March, we, a group of 5th Year Classical Studies students, along with Ms.Potter, went to a Classics Quiz which was held in Mount Anville Secondary school. The quiz is known as “The Ides of March Quiz” because it takes place around the 15th (ides) of March which is an infamous date in Roman History. Caesar went to the Senate that day (despite warnings from a soothsayer(fortune teller) and his wife not to go) and was murdered.

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The quiz began at 7.30pm and ended at 9.45pm approximately. There were 10 rounds full of challenging yet rewarding questions. There was an excellent turn out. In total 27 teams made up of a mixture of students from different schools took part. There was clearly a great enthusiasm for Classical Studies. The Loreto Foxrock team, along with one male member, Peter, from 6th Year in St. Andrews came 4th which was respectable! There was a variety of questions asked which were based on Junior Cert and Leaving Cert Classical Studies topics. It was highly beneficial to have Peter on our team as he had covered topics that we weren’t studying. The different types of questions expanded our knowledge on the whole classics course.

To make the quiz even more enjoyable and exciting there were spot prizes awarded by the Quiz-master to students who answered the spot question the fastest. This really highlighted our competitive streak as the prizes were delicious Easter eggs! During the break chocolate and refreshments were given out - this really helped to boost our brain power.

This was a really enjoyable night which showed us the love for Classics that is out there. The encouragement of the teachers and the effort they put into the organisation of the quiz made for a successful and memorable night. We’re really looking forward to bringing home the gold next year!

Elana Murphy & Aoife McLaughlin, 5th Year.

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The Doodle4Google awards ceremony took place in the Google offices in Barrow St on Monday 24th March.  Our fabulous 2nd Year finalist, Eimear Sullivan, attended, accompanied by her Dad and Art teacher Ms O'Connor.  All the finalists had a wonderful day filled with activities, a welcoming reception and a party.  Eimear and the other finalists were given back their artwork which had been framed for the occasion.  Well done again Eimear from all in Foxrock.

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  • A walk for positive mental health.
  • Friday, April 4th
  • Meet at the school at 5:45am.
  • Breakfast will be provided.
  • Students (2nd, 4th & 5th Years) Teachers and Parents welcome.
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'Youth Connect' - the section of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) for students and young people is running a competition entitled '1913 Lockout - Decent Work, Better Future' Video competition.   Loreto College Foxrock 4th Years have been shortlisted in the 'Most original/Creative' category, and the group will be attending the awards ceremony.  Click below to watch the video which features an original song composed and sung by Holly Toomey.  We congratulate the girls involved and wish them the very best of luck in the competition.

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On Thursday 13th March, five members of our 4T Mini Company including the General Manager and the Production Manager went to the Student Enterprise Awards County Final at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire.

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To qualify we had to send them our ‘Business Plan’ along with some pictures of our earring holders. By using recycled materials and frames we created custom made earring holders. Using a slide show we were the first group to present our product to those attending the competition (for which we got a special mention at the prize giving). Later on in the day we went for a private interview where we explained our product to the judges. Throughout the day we presented our products to students, teacher and members of the public, and also had some sales. We are looking forward to launching our product in the next few weeks.

Custom made earring holders will be on sale from now until the Summer Fair.

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Loreto College Foxrock French Week Video.

 

Enjoy this happy snapshot from the French Department and students of Loreto College Foxrock! 

Amusez-vous bien!!

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La Semaine de la Francophonie  18 - 21 March:   Schedule 

See pdf file above for the week's schedule.  KEEP WATCHING THE NEWS PAGES......... for the 'Vidéo Fantastique' produced by the girls and the French Department.

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Thursday 16th March 2014 was a warm, sunny day, not as warm as Ancient Greece would have been but pretty good for Irish weather. 4R was having its double Classics class outside with Ms Potter. We had been studying the ancient Olympics in Greece as part of a six week module and, as a bit of a treat in our last double class, we went outside to re-enact some of the ancient Olympic Games. This also tied in well with Healthwise Week.

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We are planning a reunion of our year group for this September, 2014 (date & details to be decided) to celebrate our 20 years out of school.  If you were in our year and would like further information, please contact  Ciara Boylan  086-3832848.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing everybody again.

 

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Healthwise Week, now over for another year, was a fabulous success. See a selection of photos and read all about it here!

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CONGRATULATIONS to all members of the choir who took part in the EMMANUEL CONCERT at the Helix.

Particular thanks to Laura Fitzgerald who was one of the presenters on the night.
The whole event was recorded and will be transmitted on RTE on 30th March 2014

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Public voting 2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition!

Eimear Sullivan (2nd Year)

Go to http://www.google.ie/doodle4google NOW

Click 'Vote now'

Click 'Group 4'

Double click Eimear's design (featured above)

Cast your vote!!

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The hugely popular Healthwise Week kicks off on Monday next.  We look forward to healthy food and snacks, culinary tips, health tips, sporting challenges including the 5K and Loreto Mile and above all to great fun as usual.  We wish everyone a very happy and of course healthy Healthwise Week 2014.

Click here for this year's schedule -  Healthwise Week Schedule 2014

CRAZY SOCK DAY Wednesday 4th March

Brighten up your mid-week with a bit of colour. Wear colourful fun socks with your uniform on Wednesday. There will be a prize for the best socks….. JUNIOR AND SENIOR PRIZE!

BOUNCY CASTLE Thursday 5th March

Students must wear full sports uniform, runners, Healthwise Week t-shirt and bring 50 cent as payment.

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Lenten Mass will take place in the Oratory every Thursday morning during Lent at 8.25am.  All are welcome.

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