Goodbye to our seven Spanish students from Loreto Madrid! Our girls are looking forward to their return visit in April.
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.
LORETO COLLEGE FOXROCK
Thursday, 9th October 2014
6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Admissions for 1st Year 2017
6.30 pm &/or 8.00 pm
Tel: 01 2895637
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.
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 They applied these techniques to explore and interpret historical documents relating to events from the 1916 Rising.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.
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
Extra-Curricular Timetable for First Years
Chinese (Dog) A1
Chinese (Cat) A1
Choir -Concert Hall (or Room G5)
Athletics 1.15 – 1.45
GROUP A & B (1.15- 1.45)
Science Club (1.30) E21
HOCKEY Green GROUP
Chinese (Cat) A1
Chinese (Dog) A1
GROUP A & B 1.15- 1.45
(subject to change due to games)
Blue and Purple 10-11
1.30 – 3.00
Badminton 4.00- 5.25
EACH CLASS WILL BE ONE HOUR LONG AND TOPIC BASED.
IN THEM STUDENTS WILL:
Details of topics to be covered each week will be posted in the 6th Year Common Room
BIOLOGY – Mon 22nd Sept 4.15pm Room E12
CHEMISTRY – Wed 24th Sept 1.30pm Room E12
4E Local Studies – 9th September – 14th October 2014: (MODULE 1 SCHEDULE)
23 Sept: National Gallery
History of the Gallery & guided tour of European Art Exhibition
30 Sept: “Guided Walk of Deansgrange Cemetery”
Visit the grave Jessica McTaggart – member of WRAF WW1
Visit the grave of Dorothy Jones – WW1 VAD & victim of Leinster sinking
Guide: M O’Flaherty
7 Oct: “Sir Edward Lovett Pearce”
Irish architect & chief exponent of Palladianism in Ireland
Speaker: Patrick Sheridan, Kilmacud Historical Society
14 Oct: National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks
Tour of the Museum
Guide: D Garland
For your information: The school's 'Phone App' is available to download for free. Search "Loreto College Foxrock Dublin" on either Google Play (Android) or iTunes (IOS) and download directly to your device.
Students and Parents are encouraged to download the App. Featured are items of general information as well as 'up-to-the-minute' changes sent automatically to your phone.
Click here for: Instruction Leaflet - Loreto College Foxrock Phone App
The AGM of the Parent school Association will be held on Thursday 18th September 2014 at 7.45pm in Loreto College Foxrock.
We are delighted to have Dr Eamon Brazil, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, The Mater Hospital, as our guest speaker.
He will be talking to us about the abuse of alcohol and recreational drugs, and the impact it has on the lives of those involved. This will be an interesting and informative talk for all parents.
This evening also provides an opportunity to meet with other parents and guardians so we would encourage you to come along. We are looking forward to a large attendance so please try to come along.
Click here for Agenda & Information on the election of Parent 'Year' Reps
LET THE HOME ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN COOKING AT HOME AND YOU COULD WIN A PRIZE.
SEND AN E-MAIL WITH A PICTURE OR YOUR
WITH YOUR NAME AND CLASS.
YOUR DISHES WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE MONITOR AND EACH MONTH THE HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
WILL PICK A WINNER.
GOOD LUCK !
Congratulations to all our Leaving Cert class of 2014 on their excellent achievements in the exams, and to their parents and teachers for their constant support and guidance. The results this year surpassed many students' expectations and are a great testament to the dedication and hard work of our students. Exceptionally high grades were attained across many subject areas and personal triumphs were achieved by many. Loreto Foxrock is proud of you and we wish you every happiness and success in the future.