Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on their excellent results. As a
learning community with a large intake of mixed ability students, we
are proud of the achievements of all, recognising that behind every
grade is a story of commitment, sacrifice and dedication.

This year, there were many high achievers scoring way above national
averages with 43 per cent of the class achieving over 500 points. One
student, Julie Pongetti, reached the maximum of 625 points with A1
grades in all subjects. Julie joined us from Italy and has been
accepted to study Science in Cambridge.

It is important to emphasise that while delighting in the
accomplishments of those achieving such high results, we are equally
pleased for all our students, many of whom attained results surpassing
their own goals and expectations.

Student achievement in Loreto Abbey can be attributed to a dedicated
teaching staff who encourage students through classroom interaction
and mentoring, an enthusiastic student body with a balanced focus on
academic work and co- curricular involvement, an effective student
support network and a very supportive parent body.

 We wish the Class of 2016 every success in the future and hope that
the CAO offers on Monday will be bring joy.

Mr Robert Dunne

The Loreto Abbey Community expresses our sincere sympathies to the family of Mrs. Doirín Creamer, a much respected and loved former colleague who died on June 16th 2016 following a long illness.

Doirín taught Irish in Loreto Abbey for over 25 years and fostered a love of the language in generations of Loreto students. She was generous with her time and was involved in numerous extra-curricular activities including trips to the Gaeltacht, Irish debating and the Justice and Peace Group to name but a few. Her genuine interest in and care of students, particularly those encountering difficulties, were the hallmarks of her professional life.

Her reassuring smile, her words of encouragement and her wise advice will be well remembered. Doirín had a passion for teaching and served at all levels in the ASTI including that of Trustee of the Association. In that role, she had a national profile and served the profession well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Seán, her daughters Deirdre, Muirghin and Órla and her sons Neil and Ian and extended family, at this difficult time.

Doirín’s funeral mass will take place in St. Brigid’s Church, Cabinteely, at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday June 18th.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

We welcomed the class of 1996 for a tour of the school on Saturday evening prior to attending a function in town. The tour provided an opportunity to relive moments and see the many developments that have taken place in that time. Thank you to Helen Leonard, Ann Marie McKeogh and Grainne Grehan for organising such an enjoyable event.

Congratulations to our golf team who played in the Loreto Golf All Ireland Competition in Wexford Golf Club yesterday. Further congratulations to Kate Walker who came 2nd overall. She shot a super round of 39 and narrowly missed out on winning the competition. The whole team battled rain and wind and had some fabulous shots.

Members of the Creative Writing group worked on a project facilitated by Narrative 4 and the Dalkey Book Festival. The project sought to build connections that traverse social, cultural and generational divides through a fascinating story exchange. Dalkey residents of the Sue Ryder Foundation, together with students from Loreto Abbey exchanged tales of hope, despair, anguish, joy and all else that colours the human experience. A celebration of the project took place at the Dalkey Book Festival last Friday evening and a film explaining the process was screened. A book of stories was launched featuring the the stories of the residents and the girls. I congratulate Ms Kim Boland, the residents of Sue Ryder, and our students - Siomha Whelan, Orlagh Allen, Sophia Bolger, Maggie Tighe, Molly Walker, Klavdia Wilson, Katelinn McKell, Kate Ballance, Isabelle Cunningham and Cayla Rose O'Sullivan.

You can view the film here.

From time to time, we employ substitute teachers to cover for absent members of staff. We are seeking registered teachers from all disciplines who are available to work at short notice. Such positions may suit those living locally who may want occasional work. Please forward a C.V. with covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

Mollie O'Reilly represented us in the All Ireland Athletics Championships in Tullamore on June 4th. She raced against top competitors from all four provinces and started to pick up speed at the 300 meter stage. Her pace slowly increased up until the final 100 meters when she really took off, fighting tooth and nail to win 1st place. She is an incredible Irish athlete and it's an honour to have her compete for Loreto Dalkey. Congratulations Mollie!

We were delighted to welcome competitors and parents to Loreto Abbey over the weekend. One thousand performers took part in a variety of competitions. The beautiful weather contributed to a most enjoyable event. Congratulations to Mr. Raymond Reilly and his team on such meticulous organisation.