‘Uniformity’ Sale Week
‘Uniformity’ will hold a Sale Week in its shop for Loreto College Foxrock from Monday, 15th – Friday, 19th June 2015. There will be a 10% discount on all uniform items.
Books & Uniforms
We would be grateful for your donations of books & items of uniform for our School Uniform & Book Sale which will take place on June 19th 2pm – 4pm in the Sports Hall.
All proceeds will be donated to charity.
Parent Representatives 2015/16
We require 2 Parents per year to represent 1st , 3rd, 5th & 6th Year students in our 2015-2016 Committee. Please consider becoming involved.
Healthwise Week 2015
Another amazing Healthwise Week was enjoyed by all from 2nd- 6th March. This year students were treated to free food very kindly supplied by McCambridges, Glenisk, Total Produce (fruit) and Ballymaloe relish. Home made flapjacks were available each break-time and the TY Mini Companies produced and sold a range of food each morning including pancakes, smoothies, bagels and breakfast muffins. Students received a specially designed sticker from the Student Council each morning on arrival which were designed by 1st Years students. There were visiting speakers from 'Headstrong' speaking to 5th Year students about resilience. 6th Years participated in a talk/activity around 'Mindfulness' while TY students were busy attending a 'Hairdressing workshop'. Our 3rd Years were out enjoying the sunshine while attending a fitness session and 2nd Year Home Economics students enjoyed samples of food after attending a cookery demonstration given by Brian Moore.
Specially designed t-shirts were also available for purchase and they were worn with pride on Thursday when all junior students had the opportunity to have some fun on a bouncy obstacle course and the senior students laughed away their worries while rolling around in zorbs. Our exam classes received a surprise on their lockers of keepsake magnets to keep them smiling. There was a range of activities on at lunch time and after school each day including a 'Tug of War', Yoga and Dance classes. As the end of the week approached there was a buzz in the school on Friday as it was 'crazy sock' and 'mad hair' day which created some unusual looks. The usual breaktime in the lunchroom was interrupted by a flashmob from 6th Year. Over 250 students took part in both the 3km and 5km jog/ run at lunchtime which tracked a route around the school. Congratulations to all who participated.
Run for Rumbek
This year the walk to school campaign was stepped up a notch and the school linked in with the Loreto school in Rumbek, South Sudan. Everybody, students and teachers included, were banking their kilometres each day for 2 weeks and we are very proud to say that the target of 6,000km was achieved. The whole school community donated to the Run for Rumbek cause. A big thank you Ms Ryan for all her encouragement and organisation of the campaign.
Thirty-eight 5th & 6th Year students travelled to Italy at the start of the Easter holidays. This was an organised Home Economics and Classical Studies trip. It was an early start on Friday 27th March as we flew to Rome where we had a whistle stop walking tour of the historical city and grabbed a slice of pizza as we took in the Italian culture. We stopped off at the Colloseum and Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, Trevia fountain and the Spanish Steps before we headed to Sorrento for the rest of our trip. On Saturday, we visited Pompeii and enjoyed the backdrop of Mount Vesuvius as we stepped back in time. On Sunday we enjoyed an afternoon in the picturesque town of Amalfi where we basked in the sun and wandered through the streets. We visited a wide range of farms and factories around Sorrento including an olive plantation where we walked through the olive groves and learned how olives are pressed. This was followed by a tasting of a selection of flavoured olive oils with traditional bread.
We watched a local farmer’s wife making fresh mozzarella which was fascinating and, best of all, we got to taste it. The Honey and Lemon Farm was a highlight of the trip as we got to sit amongst the lemon trees and watch the bees working in their hives and then taste some lemon marmalade and some lemon flavoured honey. We were on the go each day, so for a little pick me up we took a tour of a coffee factory where we got to taste Italian ground espresso. On our final evening we visited Paul’s gelateria in the heat of Sorrento where we watched and helped him make a lemon gelato…it was amazing!! Just before we had to return to the airport we stopped off at an Italian bakery and helped make some traditional Easter treats and of course taste them too. Each evening we were 'hands-on' - learning how to make gnocchi, tiramisu, and we made our own pizza dough with our chosen toppings. It is true to say we did not starve in Italy. Thanks to the Home Economics and Classics teachers for organising the trip.
Great Loreto Bake Off
Home Economics students took part in the Great Loreto Bake Off competition. Students were required to bake a batch of muffins in Round 1 with the winners going through to Round 2 where they were set a technical challenge of pastry. Round 3 required the final Junior and Senior students to create a show stopping two tiered cake of their choice. Two students, Bryana Ryan (5th Year) and (2nd Year) travelled to Milford in Donegal to represent Loreto Foxrock at the start of May.
Junior Cert Practicals
Congratulations to all our 3rd Year Home Economics students who completed 50% of their Junior Cert Exam in April with a 35% cookery practical and 15% craft project. Some beautiful craft items and a wide range of mouth-watering dishes were produced and graded.
Students completed their 2nd term of Cookery Club before Easter. It ran for 8 weeks recommencing at the end of January with students creating a range of sweet & savoury treats including Thai Curry, Lasagne, Sausage rolls and Pancakes.
5th Year Home Economics students went to 'Afternoon Tea' in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoighaire. This year students researched and created dishes suitable for afternoon tea as part of their Leaving Certificate Journal. The afternoon was a most relaxing and enjoyable experience.
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Many thanks to the Parents' School Association for once again organising this year's Fun-Day Sunday, (and for once again getting the weather right!!). It was, as always, a fun-packed afternoon for the girls. All involved thoroughly enjoyed the day whether or not they came away with the spoils. Thanks also to the staff who helped out on the day. Here's some photos to enjoy - more photos to follow!