Congratulations to Lucy Rice, Olivia Ní Fhearraigh, Mary Kate O’Sullivan and Aislinn Smyth on reaching the Regional Finals of the Gael Linn Senior Irish Debating Competition.

Thank you to the Student Council, performers, students  and parents for their support for our annual Christmas talent competition in aid of Loreto Rumbek.  We have forwarded €3,500 to Sr. Orla Treacy, Principal of the school.  A particular word of appreciation to our judges who gave of their time – Mr. Ryan Tubridy, Mr. Colm Hayes, Ms Miriam O’Callaghan and Ms Hazel Long.

Loreto Abbey welcomed an opposing team from Rockford Manor to debate China’s involvement in Africa.  Both teams were commended by the judges on their excellent preparation, refutation and collaboration.  The proposition was carried.  Congratulations to Isobel Kearns, Sarah Dempsey, Aisling Round and Allyce Malynn on their work and thank you to our Chairperson, Julia Evans and timekeeper, Ella Kenefick.

Our school community gathered on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Christmas.  We were joined by Dr. Eilis Humphreys, Chairperson of the Board of Management, Mrs Mary Mitchel O’Connor, Minister for Higher Education, Cllr. Mary Hanifin, parents and friends.  Our choirs, orchestra, trad group and readers all combined to ensure that the service was reflective and uplifting.

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Carol Service 2017 - Traditional Irish Group

Carol Service - Choir: Carol of the Bells

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Isobel Kearns (4C) submitted an individual project entitled “Are breeding birds a bio-indicator of global change?”.  Alannah Hughes (4D), Sophie Shortt (4A) and Abigail Casey (4A) entered a group project “Is everything you think you know about addiction wrong?”. It is now a significant achievement to reach the exhibition stage of the competition and we congratulate them on their preparatory work and thank Ms Lambe and Ms Nolan who acted as mentors for the students.

Forty five past pupils returned to discuss their college courses with our senior cycle students this morning.  Our present students  found the experience beneficial as they heard of courses in a wide variety of colleges from those currently studying there.  Thank you to our past pupils who gave of their time.

Our 1:1 iPad Programme is now in its fourth year.

The video below provides a glimpse into the classroom and how iPad supports and enhances Teaching and Learning in Loreto Abbey Secondary School

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