Loreto Sec­ondary School

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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.

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