Loreto Secondary School
SISTER NOELLE CORSCADDEN
On Wednesday 26th November, a past pupil of our school, Sister Noelle Corscadden visited us in Loreto Bray. Sr Noelle has recently been elected as Leader of the Loreto Institute worldwide.
On her visit to her old alma mater she met with members of the staff before addressing the Peace and Justice Group and the Student Council. She was in high spirits as she reminisced on her time as a student in Loreto Bray. We were all honoured to have had the opportunity to listen to Sr Noelle’s insightful talk. Her enthusiasm and dedication to helping others inspired us all.
We wish her all the best for the future and hope to get the chance to meet her again. Sr Noelle wished the school good luck with its upcoming Open Night to be held on Wednesday 12th December from 7pm to 9pm.
On Wednesday 19th November, all Transition Year students were involved in the Mermaid Arts Centre’s “Yarn Festival”. The “Yarn Festival” is a week long celebration of storytelling and song. Philip Byrne came in to tell stories to all Transition Year students as part of the festival.
We were told many different types of short story; love stories, funny stories, stories set in the past and more.
This event encouraged us to retell the stories we were told and maybe helped some of us to be more creative in creating our own short stories.
The Bank of Ireland School bank is now open in Loreto Bray! The Student bank has been run successfully in Loreto Bray by the Transition year students for the past few years now, and it looks as if this year will be no exception.
The prospect of running the school bank was so popular among the transition years that interviews were held by the local bray branch of Bank of Ireland to whittle down the large number of candidates to a team of twelve. All the students interviewed were exceptional, and gave the interviewers a hard time in deciding the final team to run the bank.
The School bank functions like a mini bank, complete with a bank manager and a sales and marketing team for example. All students in the school are eligible for a second level student accounts, this meaning they not only have an account, but also an ATM card. Students over 16 can avail of a Visa Debit Card.
The student bank is already popular in the school prior to its opening, with a buzz of excitement in the air among the students excited to finally have the freedom to open their own bank accounts. The Student bank has been run exceptionally well before in Loreto, and it looks as if this academic year will be no different when it comes to running a successful School Bank.