Loreto Sec­ondary School

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -


Well done to the Mi­nor B hockey team who drew 0-0 against a very com­pet­i­tive team from King’s Hos­pi­tal. The Cadette A bas­ket­ball team won their match against Loreto Foxrock and are now through to the Loreto league semi-fi­nal. The un­der 16 Bad­minton team won their match against St Raphaela’s re­cently. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the par­tic­i­pat­ing play­ers.

Two of our stu­dents par­tic­i­pated re­cently in the Le­in­ster Ir­ish Danc­ing Cham­pi­onships. Megan Ma­hon of 238 won two first places in the com­pe­ti­tion and Natalie Byrne from 634 won two prizes for par­tic­i­pat­ing in team dances at the cham­pi­onships too. Well done girls.

In 633 Ni­amh O’Brien sat her HSK level 3 exam which is a Chi­nese pro­fi­ciency test. Ni­amh has been study­ing Chi­nese in school since first year. We wish her well as she awaits her re­sults.


On Fri­day 5th De­cem­ber all Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents had a Re­treat. The re­treat was held in the Con­cert Hall and led by Gerry Kee­gan. The main theme of the re­treat was that we are all “Unique and Spe­cial”.

The main as­pects of the re­treat were; song/mu­sic and per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence. Other as­pects of the re­treat in­cluded be­ing more “aware” of your­self in the present mo­ment and quiet re­flec­tion. The Tran­si­tion Year re­treat was very en­joy­able and thought-pro­vok­ing.


On Fri­day 5th De­cem­ber a toy ap­peal for Barnar­dos was or­gan­ised in Loreto Bray. Mem­bers of the staff, stu­dents and par­ents brought in toys/books/games and many other items and th­ese have been passed to Barnar­dos where fam­i­lies will ben­e­fit and many young chil­dren will en­joy the de­lights of Christ­mas. Many thanks to all con­cerned.


Well done to Den­er­agh Buckley in Fifth Year. She trains as a boxer in Bray Box­ing Club at the seafront. She is coached by her dad Mark Buckley and she also has great support from her mam Ash­ley Buckley. Den­er­agh took part in the Le­in­ster/ Dublin Michael An­drews Memo­rial Com­pe­ti­tion which she won against a very wor­thy op­po­nent Ava Doyle from Rys­ton Box­ing Club.

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