News Update - June 10th, 2011
Return to school dates are as follows:
The 2011/2012 booklists are now available to download
News Update - June 2nd, 2011
Congratulations to all students on Prizegiving 2010-11.
Congratulations to the Senior Choir who won
Best wishes to all our students in the upcoming examinations.
News Update - May 25th, 2011
Well done to all our junior students, following on from the seniors on Monday, who had their prize giving ceremony today. Among the awards received by our junior students were;
News Update - May 23rd, 2011
Well done to all our senior students on the occasion of their prize giving ceremony today. Among the awards received by our senior students were;
News Update - May 20th, 2011
Well done to Deirdre Harford and Lisa Coleman on coming first and second in the Stephen Chu essay competition. The girls were awarded their prizes by the President of D.C.U. Dr. Chu is a Nobel laureate and President Obama’s Energy Secretary. He spoke at D.C.U. earlier in the year. The essay focused on a response to his lecture.
A wonderful Ceol Loreto Gig took place on Thursday night. A packed house enjoyed great entertainment. Well done to the outgoing Music Captains, Aisling Duff, Lindsay Pulsford and Aine Carroll. Thanks also to
Hard luck to the Senior Team on their narrow defeat to St. Joseph’s of Cluny.
The 2nd and 5th Years Fund Raising initiative was completed this week.
Transition Year students had an excellent talk from Pat McKenna around the dangers to be aware of on
Transition Years are being interviewed as part of their end of year assessment.
News Update - May 13th, 2011
Well done to each of the three teams from Loreto Balbriggan, who qualified as one of the ten finalists, in this year’s “One Good Idea”, national environmental competition in Dublin Castle today, especially to "Team Tree to One", who were overall winners of the Competition. (Pics below).
The U.14 soccer team were narrowly beaten in the Leinster League final. Well done to the girls and their coach, Mr. O’Brien.
Junior Cert Art Practical examinations took place this week.
Student Leadership interviews were completed this week. The appointment of Head Girls/Deputy Head girls for 2011-12 is:
Congratulations to the girls. Other positions will be finalised in the coming weeks.
The 2nd Year/5th Year fundraising drive is on going with a number of events.
News Update - May 6th, 2011
Supervised Study over Easter was a great success. Saturday morning study continues in May.
Forty Transition Year students are on their Gaisce walk to Carlingford this weekend.
Well done to our tennis teams on their performance this week.
The school’s annual golf competition took place this week. 1st place: Aoife Phillips, 2nd place: Aishling Spillane, 3rd place: Aishling Farrell.
Interviews for Student Leadership, 2011-12 commences this week.
Well done to our soccer teams who have reached two Leinster semi-finals.
Practical Art Examinations for Junior & Leaving Certificate are taking place this week and next.
News Update - April 15th, 2011
Congratulations to the following students who were so successful in SciFest at DIT yesterday (pics below)
Also, well done to Sarah Monaghan for taking 3rd prize in the Intel Smart Careers competition for her study on Engineering – Building a Better Future. (Pic below also)
Well done also to all the athletes participating in the North East Leinster Athletics and the Loreto Athletics. Roisin Leahy won a Bronze 1500 metre and Erin Devine a Silver in the Leinster and a gold in the Loreto.
Well done to 2H on their fundraiser for the Simon Community. They raised € 250 as part of their CSPE action project.
Particular congratulations to the Transition Years on their wonderful performances of “The King and I”.
Well done to the Senior Soccer Team on reaching the semi finals of the Leinster League.
Well done to the Junior Debating team on reaching the final against Loreto Beaufort. They are Alice O’Neill, Roisin Leahy, Izzy Rioch and Fiona Garvey.
The Exercise Energise Women in Sport classes were involved in a day’s activities.
News Update - April 12th, 2011
Congratulations to the U.18 Soccer team who won against Eureka Kells.
Well done to third year students Joanne Harold, Hannah O' Connor, Zoe Connolly, Megan Weston, Sophie Donnelly and Niamh Eccelstone on their fine performance in the ISTA Eureka Science Quiz Competition in Belvedere College.
Junior Science Quiz Teams
Oral Irish exams took place this week for Leaving Certificate students. Home Economics & Music Practicals are underway and will continue next week.
Intensive dress rehearsals for “The King and I” are underway. Best of luck as they begin their performances next week.
Congratulations to all students who participated in the Loreto Athletics competition in Santry Stadium on Thursday. Well done to Erin Devine who came first in the 500 m race.
4th Year students took part in a Mock Trial Competition on Saturday in the Criminal Courts of Justice officiated by Judge Paul Carney. The students performed very well, winning 2 out of 3 trials.
News Update - April 1st, 2011
Congratulations to the Senior Basketball team who won the East Leinster Dublin Schoolgirls, U.19 competition.
Students received their HPV injections this week.
Third Year Students were on a Geography Field trip to the Burren.
Intensive dress rehearsals for “The King and I” are underway.
Preparation for two weeks of Orals/Practical are ongoing.
Well done to Alexa Donnelly and Niamh Harford in the final of the Denny Debates on Monday evening.
News Update - March 25th, 2011
Best wishes to Alexa Donnelly and Deirdre Harford in the final of the Denny Debates in U.C.D. on Monday, 28th. The girls are proposing the motion that “Violence is a legitimate form of Civil Disobedience”.
The First Year Public Speaking Competition took place on Friday, 25th. The runners up were Eryn Devine and Julie O’Connor. The winner was Stephanie Corrigan. Congratulations to Ms. McMaster and her 1C History class on winning the €4,000 first prize for the Millfield Time Capsule Competition.
Third Years attended “The Merchant of Venice” on Wednesday in the Helix.
Well done to Hannah Hawkshaw who won the Junior Talent Show on Thursday, 24th March.
There were Gaelic, Basketball and Golf teams in various matches this week.
The JPIC group gave a presentation to different year groups on World Water Day.
Congratulations to Hannah Hawkshaw, Olivia Whelan and Julie O’Connor on wining prizes in the Balbriggan Town Council St. Patrick’s Day Competition.
Congratulations also to Deirdre Harford and Lisa Coleman who won First & Second prize in the D.C.U. Environmental competition based on Dr. Chu’s speech. Dr. Chu is a world renowned environmental
News Update - March 16th, 2011
Seachtain na Gaeilge continued this week with a number of activities.
Well done to First Years on their Gaelic match this weekend.
Congratulations to the Second Year Debating team on reaching the finals of the Loreto Debates. The girls are Alice O’Neill, Izzie Rioch, Roisin Lacey and Fiona Garvey. (See photo below)
Congratulations to the Fifth Year Art students on their excellent Art Exhibition “The Looking Glass”. These are contemporary self portraits based on the students visit to IMMA earlier in the year. The curators of the exhibition were Niamh Conway, Lesley Goulding, Fabienne Renaudin and Laura Fitzpatrick. (A few photos below).
The school’s annual Intercultural Day was held on Wednesday, 16th March. All the nationalities in the school, celebrated Loreto Balbriggan’s rich diversity. (Photos below)
Second Year Debating Team
School Art Exhibition
News Update - March 11th, 2011.
Congratulations to Alexa Donnelly and Niamh Harford on winning their semifinal and qualifying for the final of the prestigious Denny Debates. Well done to Sinead Conroy who also participated.
Sophie Donnelly won the Best Speaker at Irish University Women’s Federation Public Speaking Competition in T.C.D.
Emma Cooke and Susan Byrne also participated in the Soroptimists Public Speaking Final in Athlone on Saturday, 5th March.
The Loreto Mace Debates took place on Thursday, 10th. Emma Cooke and Roryanne Sweeney represented the school.
All First Years visited Newgrange this week as part of their History Programme.
Ashes were distributed on Ash Wednesday.
The Transition Year Parent Teacher Meeting took place on Thursday, 10th March.
Seachtain na Gaelige has begun with a wide range of activities.
International Women’s Day was also marked in the school.
The 4A Film Studies class were involved in a film making exercise all week.
News Update - Mar 4th, 2011.
Sophie Donnelly participated in the Joyce Craig Cup for Public Speaking. This competition is sponsored by the Irish Federation of University Women.
Best wishes to Emma Cooke and Susan Byrne participating in the finals of the Soroptisimst Public Speaking in Athlone
Saturday study recommences this Saturday, 5th March
Hard luck to the U14 soccer team who were defeated in the Leinster Quarter finals.
Well done to the Senior Basketball team who have reached their League final.
The Fifth Year Parent Teacher meeting will take place on Friday, 4th March, a.m. while the First Year Parent teacher Meeting will take place p.m.
The Assessment Tests for Incoming students will also take place on Friday.
Well done to the following 5th Years on winning the school’s language scholarship: Aisling Farrell (Irish), Grainne Barrett (French), Una Reynolds (German).
Please note the school’s new mobile phone policy (available from menu on left of this webpage) which will be in operation from Monday, March 14th.
News Update - Feb 18th, 2011.
Best wishes to the Fifth Year Group under the leadership of Ms. Gallen and her team of teachers on their ski trip in Italy.
Well done to Roisin Leahy on her performance in the 2,500 metres Leinster Schools Cross Country in Santry.
Mock examinations ended on Friday, 18th.
The mid term break begins on the 19th and students will return to school on Monday, 28th February.
Well done, also, to Sinead Conroy, Alexa Donnelly and Niamh Harford who have qualified for the Semi finals of the Denny Debates Competition.
News Update - Feb 11th, 2011.
Well done to Emma Cooke & Susan Byrne on being joint winners of the Soroptimist Regional Final in Ballinasloe on Saturday, 5th Feb. The girls have qualified for the national final in Mullingar in March.
Congratulations also to Sophie Donnelly on winning the Dublin University Women’s Graduates Association Public Speaking Competition.
Mock Examinations for Junior and Leaving Certificate Examinations have begun and will continue into next week.
Saturday Study continues this Saturday 12th February.
A number of students are preparing entries for SciFest.
Student council members for 2011 are listed here.
News Update - Feb 4th, 2011.
Mock Examinations for Third & Fifth Years have begun. Transition Years are on work experience placement in the three weeks prior to the mid term.
Well done to hockey, basketball and Gaelic teams on their matches this week.
Congratulations to Roisin Leahy on her fourth place in the Schools North Leinster 2000 metres.
Best wishes to Emma Cooke & Susan Byrne competing in the Regional Final of the Soroptimists Public Speaking Competition this Saturday 5th in Ballinasloe.
News Update - Jan 28th, 2011.
Congratulations to Maeve Kavanagh on the presentation in Dublin City University of being in the top 50 Business students, based on her Junior Certificate Examination.
Transition Years are taking examinations on Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th before going on a three week work placement.
Hard luck to the U.16 soccer team on their quarter final defeat and well done to the U.14 team on reaching the Leinster quarter finals.
Saturday study continues this Saturday, 29th, 9.15 – 12.15 p.m.
Congratulations to Niamh Harford and Alexa Donnelly on reaching the quarter final of the National Denny Debates Competition. The motion was “That this house would put off funding the Irish Language”.
Sr. Kathleen MacLennan received the cheque from 6th Years for the Rumbek fundraising. She also gave an inspirational talk on the Loreto missions.
Best wishes to the 1st Years on their basketball tournament on Friday, 28th Jan.
Well done to the hockey team on their matches this week.
This has been Mary Ward Week in all Loreto schools. Loreto Balbriggan have also combined those celebrations with Mental Well Being Week. Among the events organised: Posters and Stickers on the theme. Thought for the Day. Positive Thinking Workshops. Destress packs for Sixth Years. Smile for Thumbs Up Day. Meditation.
News Update - Jan 21st, 2011.
Saturday morning study from 9.15 – 12.15 will continue this week.
The 2nd Year Parent Teacher meeting took place on Tuesday, 18th January.
Transition Years are preparing for their work experience placement. This will be over the first three weeks in February.
Well done to all our hockey teams on their matches this week. Hockey training is on Monday on the astro turf pitches next to Skerries Community Centre.
Best wishes to our U. 16 soccer team on their semi final in the Leinster Cup on Tuesday, 25th January.
The 5th Year Retreat took place on Thursday and Friday
Young Scientist Success - Jan, 15th.
Well done to Emma and Lauren for winning the Senior Group prize in the Biological and Ecological science category, and to Alice, Megan and Victoria for coming second with their Junior Group entry in the same category. (Pics below)
News Update - Jan 13th, 2011.
Best wishes to all our students competing in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and congratulations to them, and their teacher Ms. McNally, for all the hard work put into their projects over the past few months (pictured below at their stands in the RDS). They are
Well done to Roisin Hickey and Chloe Moore who have qualified for the Regional Final of the Doodle for Google Competition.
The school will be opened for supervised study on Saturday mornings until mid term from 9.15–12.15.
Congratulations to the U.16 soccer team on defeating Eureka Kells in the Leinster Cup quarter final.
Students received their second HPV injections on Wednesday, 12th January.
Well done to the hockey teams on their match against Rathdown.
Instructions on preventative measure for Swine Flu have been forwarded to students.
Music students are on a weekend trip to London.
The mock examinations timetable is now available.
News Update - Jan 10th, 2011.
There has been a recent increase in the number of persons presenting with influenza in our hospitals. The following advice has been issued for parents by the HSE.
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News Update - Nov 26th, 2010
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News Update - Nov 12th, 2010
Our long awaited, and badly needed, extension is finally underway. Thanks to all concerned for their co-operation with the logistical procedures we've had to introduce during this time.
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News Update - Sept 24th, 2010
News Update - Sept 17th, 2010
Clare Donegan, with her RDS Young Science Writers Award, and Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, Mr. Sean Haughey.
News Update - Sept 10th, 2010
Welcome from Head Girls 2010 - 2011
Dia dhaoibh agus fáilte ar ais roimh gach duine. Tá súil againn go mbeidh bliain den scoth agaibhse go léir agus go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh agus tairbhe as an scoil bhliain atá romhainn. Go n-éirí an
We would like to welcome you all back to another school year at Loreto Balbriggan and hope that you have all enjoyed your summer break. On behalf of the entire school, we would like to welcome all new staff and students and we hope you have settled in well. We would particularly like to welcome all first years to Loreto Balbriggan. We hope the transition from primary to secondary level has been a positive experience.