The Board of Management, Principal and Staff extend our sympathies to the family of Mrs. Angela Maume, former Deputy Principal and Science/Biology teacher who died on Friday 9th February 2018.   Angela was an inspirational educator, a pioneer on access to STEM subjects for girls and a dedicated proponent of the values of Mary Ward.

May Angela rest in peace.

We also sympathise with Mrs. Brenda O’Neill, former Deputy Principal, on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Kay Devlin,  during the week.

May she rest in peace.

Congratulations to the Concern Debating Team, Aisling Round, Allyce Malynn, Sarah Dempsey, Isobel Kearns  &  Julia Evans who defeated Dominican Muckross last week in an exciting debate.  Well Done !

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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.

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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.