LORETO BRAY

Bray People - - Schools Report -

SO­CIAL AWARE­NESS

It has been a busy few weeks for the so­cial aware­ness as­pects of the school. The Peace and Jus­tice group is work­ing on the Stand Against Poverty cam­paign and this Mon­day Sr Cyril spoke to all stu­dents on her work in Cal­cutta. The Ju­nior St Vin­cent de Paul has been busily work­ing in the back­ground through­out the term.

CUL­TURE

Cul­ture is beginning to kick off in earnest in Loreto at this stage of the term. Our Drama club has started and is giv­ing stu­dents an op­por­tu­nity to act, do mime or work back­stage ev­ery Fri­day.

If stu­dents want to do fur­ther with their drama, drama exam classes are given ev­ery by Iris Keogh and are a great way for stu­dents to show off their tal­ents.

For the first time In Loreto, stu­dents and teach­ers have worked to­gether in set­ting up a book club for Ju­nior and Se­nior stu­dents, and will hope­fully be up and run­ning this week. If none of th­ese cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties take stu­dents fancy, they can in­volved in French, Ger­man, Ir­ish or English de­bat­ing or sing in our fan­tas­tic school choir.

SPORT

All our sports teams have done very well so far this term. Our Se­nior One Hockey Team have won their first league match, beat­ing Holy Child Killiney 2-1. The Ju­nior As held a tough draw with Rath­down to end the match 0-0 in their first league match and the Mi­nor B’s were also suc­cess­ful beat­ing Foxrock 2-0.

Our Bad­minton team took on the Wes­ley boys and won their first tour­na­ment of this year. Well done to all in­volved and good luck with all the sport next term.

FIRST YEAR RE­TREATS

First years re­cently took part in their first Loreto Re­treat. They were led by the ‘Youth With A Mis­sion‘ Team. The day in­cluded talks, video clips, games and quiet time for prayer. The stu­dents found it an en­joy­able and spir­i­tual ex­pe­ri­ence.

MIN­IS­TERS OF THE EUCHARIST

On Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 15, eleven of our 6th year stu­dents were com­mis­sioned as Min­is­ters of the Eucharist. Claire Chad­wick, Clara Cor­ri­gan, Meaghann Feigh­ery, Fiona Flood, Kate Ivory, Anna Lough­lin, Fiona Mc Guirk, Zoe Reynolds, Alex Short, Emily Veale and Leanne Wa­ters were com­mis­sioned at a spe­cial Eu­charis­tic cel­e­bra­tion by Fr Donal Neary S.J. in the pres­ence of fam­ily mem­bers, friends, teach­ers and Loreto sis­ters. It was a won­der­ful oc­ca­sion and we are very proud of th­ese com­mit­ted young women and their will­ing­ness to be of ser­vice to the Church.

A spe­cial thank you to Sr Phil and Ms Kiely who did all the train­ing with the girls.

TRAN­SI­TION YEAR

TY stu­dents have had a very ac­tive first term rang­ing from go­ing Bowl­ing in Brat Bowl­ing Al­ley, at­tend­ing a spe­cial screen­ing of ‘in­side I’m Danc­ing’ at the Ir­ish film In­sti­tute, beginning the Pres­i­dents Award and lis­ten­ing to speak­ers from Bray Youth In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, An Oige and Bray Vol­un­teers. The high­light had to be the trip to Del­phi.

All this week stu­dents are out of school on their first week of work ex­pe­ri­ence. A great first term was had by all! We can’t wait for the next.

MID-TERM BREAK

The mid-term break is from Mon­day 20 – Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 24. Wish­ing all staff and stu­dents a well earned rest and an en­joy­able week off!

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