Summer Sports starts today after school. Please check your emails for the schedule.

Sports included are:

Hockey: Fun hockey for everyone – all welcome.

Athletics: Training for the East Leinster, Leinster and Loretos. All who wish to represent the school must train with the school on Thursdays. There will be no exceptions.

Women’s Mini Marathon: Available to all from 4th Years up, please register yourself on the Women’s Mini Marathon website.

Tennis: Tennis coaching provided by two qualified tennis coaches. All welcome, 11 teams will be selected for Leinster competitions.

Football: Fun soccer on twice a week – all welcome.

Rugby: Leinster Rugby is doing a 6 week programme with Loreto Dalkey – all welcome.

Congratulations to Ailbhe Noonan 6th yr, who achieved third place in the Gael Linn All Ireland Comórtas Ceapadóireachta 2016. Jamie Ó Tuama (Gael Linn) presented Ailbhe with a €275 voucher at a ceremony attended by all 6th years. Comhghairdeas leat, a Ailbhe!

Well done to all students in 1B and 1C who entered a poetry competition run by Fighting Words last December. Particular congratulations to Aimee Barron (1B) and Ella O’ Connell (1C) whose Haiku poems were selected for inclusion in an Irish Times Supplement later this year. Well done girls!

Paris by Aimee Barron
Most of Paris cries
So when lots of people die
We all say goodbye.

Summer by Ella O’Connell
Footprints in the sand
Music of the ice cream van
The summer sun sets.

Congratulations to all our students who performed as part of the Emmanuel Choir this week in the Helix.

Congratulations to Saiorse Reynolds, Helen O'Beirne, Grace O'Beirne, Rosemary Tynell, Ciara Little and Sanne Fennema who came 4th in the Leinster Schools Sailing Championships and have now qualified for the All Ireland Sailing Championship in Cork. The event was featured in an article here.


Following the excellent response to our last Parents Information Talk by Dr Fergus Heffernan, Loreto Abbey Dalkey Parents Association would like to invite you to the school on Monday 11th of April at 7.45 p.m, for the next in our series of talks on 'Your Girl's Health and Well Being'.

Our speaker on this occasion is Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, and former Vice-President of University College Cork. Aine’s presentation will be based on the different kinds of Intelligence or “Multiple Intelligences”. Áine is one of the founders of Dalkey School Project and went on the become Chairperson of Educate Together. She collaborated with the Developmental Psychologist Howard Gardner, (who first developed the Theory of Multiple Intelligences), in the Harvard Graduate Schools of Education for a number of years and went on to lead a research project in Cork on Multiple Intelligences.

Multiple Intelligences theory is about taking human differences seriously. From an educational point of view, awareness and application of MI theory can help pupils, teachers and parents to improve their learning. We all have different intelligence strengths and we should build on these and use them to create different entry points to learning. To quote Gardner: “at the practical level, one acknowledges that any uniform approach is likely to serve only a minority of children.”  The challenge for parents and teachers is to provide multiple ways for students to engage with learning and to demonstrate and celebrate their successes.

We are honoured to have Áine to speak to our parents and see her talk as an excellent opportunity for us all to appreciate the importance of the different kinds of intelligence and styles of learning.

We hope that this will again be a very popular event and  would recommend  that you R.S.V.P. by return if you wish to attend the talk.

Kind regards,

Audrey Carroll,

Parents’ Association.


Aimee Morley, Sadhbh O’Carrell and Elizabeth Ring accompanied by Sr. Mary attended the presentation ceremony at Croke Park on Monday morning which was addressed by President Higgins. Each Secondary School was presented with the national flag and a copy of the proclamation.

Congratulations to our five Young Entrepreneurs who have been nominated for Student Enterprise Awards. The students selected are Siobhra Hurley, Rebecca Johnston, Ella Fenlon, Sadbh O’Farrell, Niamh O’Hara, Jennifer O’Rourke, Lucy Bracken, Niamh Murray and Marina Boyle. They will attend the award ceremony on Thursday March 10th in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.