Recent News

News update, Sept 29th, 2017

• 2nd Year and TY students enjoyed two fantastic French plays this week performed by FTFS (French Theatre For Schools). Several students showed off their French skills with parts in the plays! Bravo les filles!

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• Best of luck to the 10 students who travelled to Dun Laoghaire Sailing Club today, Friday, to participate in a Sailing Regatta.

• We are proud to say that our past pupils Carla Rowe and Aoife Curran were part of Dublin Ladies’ Gaelic Team who won the Brendan Martin Cup last Sunday in Croke Park. Well done girls. You are both great role models and we are very proud of you.

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• All Transition Year students attended a Road Safety Talk given by Garda David Barron.

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• On Thursday the senior hockey team travelled to Kilkenny for a Loreto All Ireland senior schools tournament. The girls played three games over the course of the day, against Loreto Foxrock, Dalkey and Loreto on the Green. All matches were highly competitive. The positivity and enthusiasm between the girls was noteworthy throughout the day in true Loreto spirit.

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• On Wednesday a group of 1st Years travelled to Drogheda Grammar School to take part in 'STEM for girls' - an event designed to engage and encourage girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. The students had a fantastic day, and really enjoyed hearing from inspiring women working in STEM and taking part in workshops such as the egg drop challenge.

• Parents are invited to attend the Parents Association A.G.M. @ 7.30pm next Monday 2nd October. We are pleased to have Kate Motherway as our guest speaker. The title of her talk is “Talking to your teenager - the neuroscience behind tears, tantrums and effective communication.” Looking forward to meeting you then.

• Our Annual Art Exhibition is on next Tuesday 3rd @ 7.30pm in the Atrium. Not to be missed. All welcome

News update, Sept 22nd, 2017

• “A” Hat Trick. Congratulations to Ella May, Emily O’Sullivan and Ruby Pereira who achieved all “A” grades in their Junior Certificate Examinations. Congratulations also to all the girls who achieved 6 “A’s” or more, in their Junior Certificate.   j cert
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mr. daly • Science News: As mentioned last week Mr. Daly’s and Mr. Higgins’s Science club is up and running and has proved to be a great success. This week the enthusiastic 2nd year students participated in some real interesting experiments. They were investigating the effects of refraction: how to hide a coin under a glass of water, make arrows pointing the opposite directions by looking at them through a glass of water and to hide objects in a glass using vegetable oil. They also explored some optical illusions and demonstrated methane bubbles, setting them on fire.
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• Congratulations to Eve Cottell (1C) who was the overall winner of the “Bleeding Pig Festival in Donabate. Roddy Doyle was involved in the running of this competition and praised Eve highly for her impressive writing skills.

• Locals in Balbriggan were puzzled by the amount of Loreto students walking through the town last Tuesday afternoon. The answer was simple, all students and staff were going to the Church to celebrate the start of our new school year with our annual School Mass.

• Parents Reminder: A.G.M. will take place on Monday October 2nd @ 7.30pm further information to follow.

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fiona tolan • Many thanks to Fiona Tolan, 2C, for bringing her Great Grandmothers "Indian Club Drill" medal into the school for us to see. Her Great Grandmother, Evelyn McKeown, was a student in Loreto in 1917, and her medal is a delightful historical curiosity - you can just picture the girls going through the military style drills that were very popular at the time. medalmedal

• Transition Year News: There was great excitement this week as the TY students and teachers headed off to Kippure for their annual Outdoor Pursuits Trip. Hopefully they did not get too wet!
Another TY group were lucky enough to head to the National Ploughing Championships, where they were not so lucky with the weather.

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• Sport News: The U14 Gaelic football team enjoyed a football blitz with schools from the local area.

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News update, Sept 15th, 2017

• A big congratulations to all our Junior Certificate students who did so well in their exams. The results were remarkable. We are proud of each and every student who achieved their personal best. Well done girls. A special congratulations to Ruby Pereira, Emily O’Sullivan and Ella May for their outstanding results. Watch out for more details on this page next week.

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• 28 First Years participated in Mr. Higgins and Mr. Daly’s  Science club at lunch time on Thursday. Lots of fun was had investigating Centre of Gravity and watching the teachers carry out science tricks. The club will continue throughout the year for both 1st and 2nd Years.

• The first year students had an enjoyable day in school on Friday when they participated in a Sports Taster programme. They got the opportunity to experience a different variety of activities, most of which are offered on our extra-curricular programme.

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• Twenty four students attended the TY Expo in Punchestown on Monday. They had a great day exploring the various stands and getting a taste of what is on offer for them in the future.

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• Congratulations to our U.16 Gaelic team who played their first match of the season against Sacred Heart last Tuesday. They won by 1 point. Well done girls and best of luck for the remainder of the season.

• Ms. Moore gave some of her students a great workout on the beach on Tuesday.

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• Congratulations to Eve Cottell (1C) who was the overall winner of the “Bleeding pig" festival in Donabate. Roddy Doyle was involved in the running of this competition and praised Eve highly for her impressive writing skills.

News update, Sept 8th, 2017

• Twinning lunches took place on Wednesday & Thursday this week. First Year students were delighted to meet and chat with senior girls who so well remember the trials and tribulations of these first few weeks.

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• Congratulations to Eibhlin McCarthy who was awarded a bursary for the Med Entry HPat preparation course. This award was given on the grounds of Eibhlin’s excellent record in all areas of school life.

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• Well done to Lauren Flynn, 4G, who over the summer, worked with Balbriggan Tidy Towns and painted a wall mural presenting scenes from around Balbriggan. It enhances the walkway on the front beach.

• Sports Taster Day was held on Thursday for First Year students to sample activities in which they would like to participate during their time here. Many thanks to last year’s T.Y. Sports Co-Ordinators who helped out on the day.

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• A blessing was held in the main hall on Friday for Transition Year students as they begin the academic year.

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Mary Ward (1585 - 1645)

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• Congratulations to Renuka Chintapalli on receiving an outstanding All H1’s in her Leaving Certificate results. Renuka was away on the day the results were given out in the school.

 

News update, Sept 1st, 2017

Well done to our first year students on completing their first week of secondary school. We hope it wasn't too daunting an experience for them!

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News update, Aug 25th, 2017

Welcome back to all our students that returned to school this week. A special welcome to our first years as they begin the transition from primary to secondary education; we hope that it is a smooth and happy changeover. We look forward to seeing our Transition Year students on Tuesday.

 

News update, Aug 18th, 2017

Welcome back to our weekly news update. We hope everybody had a good holiday and is feeling refreshed and ready for a new school year.  Particular good wishes to our incoming first years.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming you into our school community next week.  Details regarding the schedule over the first few days are available above.
On Wednesday the Leaving Certificate Students of 2017 received their results. They were remarkable with almost 20% of our students getting over 500 points and nearly 40% over 400 points.  Huge congratulations to each and every student who worked hard and reached her personal best.  Particular mention here to our two students Tess O Neill and Renuka Chintapalli who were awarded all H1s.  They were two out of only 63 countrywide.  Well done too to Khadija Gull on achieving over 600 points. 
We wish each and every outgoing student all the very best in the future.  Don’t be afraid to come back and see us.  You are always welcome in Loreto Balbriggan.

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w witkowska Well done to Wiktoria Witkowska, whose winning entry in the Texaco Art exhibition entitled ‘The Face’ was chosen to feature in an exhibition in one of Japan’s most highly regarded galleries.  400 artworks were chosen from a total of 11,000 pieces submitted.  The exhibition is running from Wednesday 9th August to Sunday 20th August.

News update, Aug 25th, 2017

Welcome back to all our students that returned to school this week. A special welcome to our first years as they begin the transition from primary to secondary education; we hope that it is a smooth and happy changeover. We look forward to seeing our Transition Year students on Tuesday.

 

News update, Aug 18th, 2017

Welcome back to our weekly news update. We hope everybody had a good holiday and is feeling refreshed and ready for a new school year.  Particular good wishes to our incoming first years.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming you into our school community next week.  Details regarding the schedule over the first few days are available above.
On Wednesday the Leaving Certificate Students of 2017 received their results. They were remarkable with almost 20% of our students getting over 500 points and nearly 40% over 400 points.  Huge congratulations to each and every student who worked hard and reached her personal best.  Particular mention here to our two students Tess O Neill and Renuka Chintapalli who were awarded all H1s.  They were two out of only 63 countrywide.  Well done too to Khadija Gull on achieving over 600 points. 
We wish each and every outgoing student all the very best in the future.  Don’t be afraid to come back and see us.  You are always welcome in Loreto Balbriggan.

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w witkowska Well done to Wiktoria Witkowska, whose winning entry in the Texaco Art exhibition entitled ‘The Face’ was chosen to feature in an exhibition in one of Japan’s most highly regarded galleries.  400 artworks were chosen from a total of 11,000 pieces submitted.  The exhibition is running from Wednesday 9th August to Sunday 20th August.

 

Leaving Certificate Results 2017

As you know, this year's Leaving Certificate results will be released tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th August.
Results will be available in the school from 10 a.m. and online from 12 noon.
Click this link for an extremely useful guide, published by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.  It is an excellent resource for students and parents.
This year sees the rolling out of the new points system for the first time. Careers Portal has an excellent free Points Calculator tool, available for download on their website, when accessing the new system. Follow this link to download.
Students are entitled to view their Leaving Certificate scripts on 1st & 2nd of Sept, before deciding on whether or not to apply for a recheck. More details and guidelines can be found on the Department webpage.
We wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.