News update, Apr 20th, 2018

• This week 6th Years completed their language orals and music practicals and 3rd Years completed their Home Economics practical exams.

• Congratulations to all the second year Home Economics students who created such wonderful craft projects.

• Zara Stafford and Tegan Byrne attended the launch of the National Student Enterprise awards programme in Croke Park . The final of the competition will take place on May 2nd and the girls are busy preparing their business “Barky Bandanas”. We are very proud of their achievement and wish them all the very best of luck.

student enterprise awards

kate o' driscoll

• We wish Kate O’Driscoll the very best of luck as she represents herself and the school in the National Bebras Challenge Finals being held in Maynooth University on Saturday 21st April 2018. This is an International Computational Thinking Challenge and it is only the second year that Ireland has participated. Good luck Kate

• TY students attended a course in Gael Linn this week and also had a presentation by the Jigsaw Peer Educators “Its Time to Start Talking”.

• All TY students attended a workshop on interview preparation and building confidence on Tuesday. Caoimhe O’Grady from The Confidence Clinic facilitated the workshop. Students will be able to put all they learned into practice when their interviews begin next Monday.

• On Wednesday TYs showcased their ‘Literary Journals’ . Marks obtained will go towards their final result at the end of the year

• The 5k Colour Run was held on Thursday which was won by Kate Barrett. All the competitors really enjoyed a great fun event in glorious sunshine.

colour run

• On Friday TY Students Niamh Richardson, Stephanie Olaiya, Grace Odunlade and Cliodhna Bowers went to the offices of Prosper Fingal to view a short film about the history of the organisitation as it marks its 40th anniversary this month. We look forward to working on some new initiatives with Prosper Fingal in the future.

• The National Finals of the Junk Kouture competition took place on Thursday night in the 3 arena. We are very proud of all our finalists who represented Loreto Balbriggan so well on the night.

prosper fingal

• Our Junior hockey team lost 0-1 in the North Side League final to St. Joseph's Lucan

junior hockey team

• Kate Barrett represented Ireland when she qualified for and competed at the UIPM U19 World Championship in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal which ran from the 8th-12th of April. The UIPM is the international union of modern pentathlon, a multi-discipline sport which consists of a combined laser-run event, swimming, fencing and horse riding. Congratulations to Kate and we wish her luck as she continues on her journey towards qualification for the Youth Olympic Games later this year.  Kate Barrett

• Our senior students have enjoyed early morning fitness sessions on the beach. A great way to start the day.

fitness sessions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Year 2018-2019

• Thur, 23rd August; School opens for 1st Year students.

• Fri, 24th August; School open for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year students.

• Mon, 27th August; School open for 1st, 5th and 6th Year students.

• Tue, 28th August; School open for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Year students.

• Monday, 3rd September; TY students return.

TY Work Experience 2019; Mon, 28th Jan - Fri, 15th Feb, 2019

 

Termination of rear access to school campus.

Letter for parents re. above rear access

Parent Mailing List

We are currently compiling a mailing list for parents/guardians of students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year through which we can relay information about ongoing activities and events in your daughters year group. Your daughter should have brought home the form linked to below. If it was mislaid, and should you wish to be on this mailing list, please complete the form and have your daughter return it to her form teacher or the school office. parent email form