Please Check back over the course of the year as we add photos of
the many events that happen in the life of Loreto College, Swords.
Jigsaw Mental Health organisation held an Art Competition open to all students with a Christmas message theme -the first year students produced some lovely posters for the competition – well done to everyone who took part! Click here for some photos
Outdoor Pursuits trip took place from Wednesday, 8 Nov to Fri, 10 Nov – the students were a mixed group from 3rd to 6th Year and were accompanied by Ms Graham, Mr Steele and Ms Thompson. The girls travelled to Galway, St. Petersbourg centre and had a jam packed three days – click here for photos
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2017 took place in November. Alyson McGrath of 5th year represented the school very well and although she didn’t win we congratulate her on her achievement.
Launch of a book ‘Learning for a Just World’ took place in Loreto St Stephen’s Green on Wednesday, 25 October. The book was produced by the Loreto order in partnership with Trocaire and Irish Aid and will be used for 1st and 2nd Year students lessons. Two students Olivia Coady Waters and Caoimhe Ni Mhorain represented Loreto Swords at the launch and are pictured with Minister Ciaran Cannon as members of the school justice team.
Friendship Week took place from Mon, 23 Oct to 27 Oct. Many activities took place during the week and guest speakers were organised to speak to the various year groups on topics such as cyber bullying, the students also made Friendship bracelets. The week ended with a lunch time concert.
To mark the launch of the Loreto Bookmobile on Friday 20th October, TY students ran a fun competition with free entry for everyone. Students had to guess the number of books in the bookmobile with a Penney’s voucher up for grabs for the winner. The launch of the bookmobile follows the success of the Lollipop Swop that the TY group organised earlier in the month. All books donated in the swop are being used in this great new resource for the school. The bookmobile is now in situ in the library and may be used by any student in Presiding that has finished their homework or study.
TY will be introducing more literacy initiatives in the coming months…
Due to Storm Ophelia Maths week was shorter than normal!
However that did not hamper the planned activities. The students participated in various activities that promoted their maths skills, a different perspective to maths in everyday life and fun games. Some students completed puzzles while others baked maths themed cakes. All students were invited to take part in the Maths Eyes competition where students take photos of the Maths in the world around them. The highlight of the week was a table quiz for all first years organised by the transition year students.
A Loreto Flash Mob! event took place on Friday, 13 October and was in support of awareness of mental health issues – a large group of students took part in a dance routine much to the amazement of the other students! Thanks to Ms Kennedy and Mr Kindlon who organised the event.
We are delighted to congratulate Ciara on her outstanding achievement in being part of Team Ireland in the ITF World Taekwon-Do Championships. Ciara became World Champion in -50kg Female Individual Sparring on Thursday, 12 October in City West. Well Done Ciara!
On Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th, the Transition English class kicked off their year as Literacy Leaders for the school by organising a ‘Lollipop Swop’ where students donated a book to the new school’s Bookmobile and got a lollipop in return. Transition Years are carrying on the good work of the Well Read Committee from previous years and are planning a year of events that will promote reading for pleasure and literacy amongst students. The Lollipop Swop was a great success; students donated 211 books, which exceeds the target that the TY group set for themselves. The bookmobile is now stacked with great reads that are suitable for all year groups and the launch will take place in the coming weeks. Watch this space.
World Languages and Culture Week took place from 2 to 6 October inclusive. The students participated in various activities during the week which culminated in a lunchtime concert of song and dance. We also welcomed two Loreto Sisters – Sr. Igora from India and Sr. Breda from the USA who met with class groups and staff on Friday.
The 4T Students visited the Ploughing Championship in September and enjoyed the event immensely despite the rain! Click here for some photos
Academic Prize-giving and commencement of the various school committees took place on Tuesday, 19 September. Students were presented with awards to acknowledge their success in the house summer exams and in the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. The students who would be part of school committees were also announced – well done to all the students on their success.
Our Opening School Mass took place on Wednesday, 20 September. Thanks to Ms Cronin, Ms Florence Heeney and Ms Siobhan O’Hara who organised the music and prayers. Click here for photos
First Year Sports Sampling Day took place on Friday, 15 September 2017. All 1st Years had the opportunity of engaging in a variety of different sports and we hope they will now have the confidence and enthusiasm to take part in extra curricular sport here in the school and outside. Thanks to Ms Donna Graham and Mr Christopher Steele PE teachers for organising the day and to all the other staff who helped out. Click here for photos
ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards – Great Success for Loreto Swords! In the Junior Overall category, the ‘Let it Bee’ project was the winner, which also scooped the Biodiversity Award. The students provided a habitat for bees and other insects and raised awareness about the decline in bee population due to chemical sprays and the threat of pollutants to the natural world. Our students planted a garden, organised a concert and a drama and provided flower seeds for parents and Fingal County Council agreed to plant. Well done girls on this great achievement and thanks to Ms Deirdre Scully, teacher. Click here for photos
Junior Certificate Results 2017 were issued to the students on Wednesday, 13 September 2017. There was a great deal of nervous excitement as the students gathered in the hall. We congratulate the students on their results!
Ms Cronin has worked hard to put together our 1st and 6th Year students in our Big Sister/Little Sister groupings this year. Each year we pair Sixth Year students with First Years to offer advice and support to their ‘younger sister’ as they progress through First Year – thanks to Ms Cronin for organising the groups.
Transition Year 2017/18 began with a bonding trip to Belguim from 7 to 10 September 2017. The girls enjoyed many fun activities and in the process learned a lot about each other and themselves – thanks to the three teachers who accompanied the girs – Ms Mary Gorman, Ms Paula Fitzpatrick and Ms Angela Goucher.
The Year began with a trip to the Art Gallery for the students in 5th and 6th Year Art classes – Ms Lacey and Ms O’Loughlin accompanied the students on the day. They went to the Vermeer Exhibition and then to the Collin Davidson Silent Testimony in Dublin Caslte. Click here for some photos
We were delighted to welcome our First Years to Loreto College, Swords today for their orientation day – the members of the 6th Year Leadership Committee were on hand to guide the students. We wish them well as they start their secondary school experience!
Well Done to Our Leaving Certificate Class of 2017 on their results – we wish all our students the very best!
Loreto College, Swords Gallery 2016/17 – click to open