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 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.
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.
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.
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!