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Congratulation to Grace O’Beirne on her selection of the ISA 420 squad.  This is a programme for Irelands most talented sailors and is supported by the Irish Sports Council.  Selection is a reflection of the sailors potential and commitment to sport.

Out folk group will partake in their annual carol singing today in Grafton Street in aid of the Loreto Past Pupils Charities.

Congratulation to the Senior B Basketball team.  They are now Leinster Senior B Champions.

Congratulations to the Concern Debaters who won their debate last night against St. Raphael’s.  Well done Gillian O’Neill, Ellen Morgan, Emilie Oudart and Anna Sheehan

Both Junior and Senior folk group members participated in carol singing in Grafton Street yesterday in aid of Loreto Past Pupils Charities.  Their singing and enthusiastic performance was enjoyed by all and they calmed many hassled shoppers.

Well done to the Senior C Basketball team on defeating Loreto Swords yesterday and winning the Loreto League title.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

We are now in the third year of our 1:1 Mobile Learning Programme using iPads in Loreto Abbey Dalkey. 

When your daughter commences school with us in September 2017, iPads will have been deployed to the vast majority of students from 1st to 4th Year.

Apple has recently made some important changes which have impacted how student iPads are managed and deployed.  Going forward, our IT partner, Wriggle, will need to utilise more sophisticated device management methodologies.  This will enable our 1:1 Mobile Learning Programme to move in a positive direction to further enhance the benefits it can offer to teaching and learning and allow us to comply with pending Data Protection legislation.  It will also help ensure the iPad is used for educational purposes only.

However, these changes mean that, from a technical perspective, devices purchased outside of the Wriggle Store will not be able to be part of the scheme.   Wriggle have always worked with schools and parents to allow students to 'bring their own device' if they already had a suitable iPad.  From September, Wriggle will no longer offer a 'Bring You Own Device' option on the Online Store for iPad and eBook purchases.  

We are notifying you of this now in case you planned to purchase a device for your daughter with the presumption that she could use it in school next year.  An information meeting will be hosted in March where more details will be given about the 1:1 Programme including a showcase of how iPads have enhanced teaching and learning in our school and details about the online store and purchasing.  

Kind regards, 

Eoin Hughes
IT Co-ordinator
Loreto Abbey Dalkey

Thank you to all students who entered the poetry competition for Mind Your Mind Week.  The SPHE support group were very impressed with the standard of poems.  The winner of the senior category is Orlagh Allen.  The joint winners of the junior category are Nina Hand, Maggie Tighe and Hana Tuite.  Well done girls!