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.
6th Year Graduation took place in the school on Monday evening, 20 May 2019. The occasion was marked by a school Mass and we thank Fr. Anthony and Fr. Des for conducting the mass. A big thank you to Ms Theresa Sheelan for all her work in organising the event and to the many others who helped out on the night. Click here for photos
Annual Prizegiving took place on Monday, 20 May. Students received awards for a variety of activities from best attendance, sporting achievements, membership of committees etc. Thanks to Ms Thompson who organised the trophies, well done to everyone concerned. Click here for photos
Annual Sports Day took place on Monday, 13 May. We were blessed to have sunshine on the day, thanks to everyone for all their hard work to make the day possible and in particular to Ms Donna Graham and Ms Sorcha Furlong. The 6th Year students had a Shrek Theme this year, well done girls. Click here for photos
School History Trip to the USA took place over the Easter break. 45 Students took part accompanied by 5 members of staff, thanks to Ms Mary Gorman who organised the trip. The girls got to see many places of interest – Ground Zero, Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, the United Nations, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial and much more. They also took in a Broadway show Aladdin whilst in New York.
We were delighted to welcome to Loreto College, Swords Back Street Dance group to perform in the school on Thursday, this group of young people are part of the Ireland’s Got Talent competition. Five of our own students are part of the group and they hope to progress to the finals – they put on a great show for our students and we wish them well in the competition! Click here for photos
We are delighted to have a French Language Assistant this year Ms Shannon Demoy. Ms Demoy has been working with students all year round and on Friday she organised a French cake tasting event for students – the girls got the opportunity to learn how to make authentic French dishes and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Daffodil Day – our Second Year students organised a fundraising event for Daffodil Day on Friday, 22 Friday. They sold daffodils and pens and organised face painting – they raised over €600 in Aid of Cancer Research – well done girls!
Our Transition Year students at the Regional Fingals – well done girls!
We were delighted to welcome to the school on Wednesday, 20 March, Sr. Orla Treacy. Sr. Orla is a Loreto nun who works in South Sudan and is the current Principal of Loreto Rumbeck. Sr. Orla was presented with an award for her work by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and US first lady Melania Trump. The school presented Sr. Orla with a cheque for €2,000 from fundraising events undetaken during the year. Click here for photos
Senior Subject Choice Fair was held on Friday, 8 March 2019. Stands for the various subjects were set up in the hall and staff and senior students were available to help the 3rd and 4th year students with any questions they had in relation to subject choice. Thanks to Ms Patricia Kennedy and Ms Karen Parker for all their work in organising the fair. Click here for photos
Loreto College won the Biodiversity Award for their project in the Eco-Unesco ‘Young Environmentalist Award’ competition in 2018. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the competition. The project is called ‘Bee Alert or Birds Get Hurt and it focuses on the importance of saving bees and birds as well as covering other wildlife such as fish, butterflies and hedgehogs. R.T.E. came to the school on Tuesday, 4 March and interviewed some of the students about the work they had done in this regard. Well done to all the students involved! Click here for photos
Junk Kouture – We are delighted to say we had a visit from Junk Kouture on Thursday, 7 Feb who presented one of our students with a Silver Ticket which means they are now through to the Regional Finals in the Helix. Jason Patrice came along to surprise the girls – the other students will have to wait until Thursday evening to see if they too will progress to the finals. Well done to all the students on their hard work! Click here for photos
Mary Ward Week/Catholic Schools Week took place from Mon 28 February to Fri, 1 February. We held a series of events throughout the week to mark the occasion which included making St. Bridgid’s Crosses. We were also delighted to present a cheque for €500 to North Fingal Jigsaw branch. Thanks to Ms Cronin and the R.E. department for all their hard work during the week. Click here for photos
The Transition Students are getting ready for the Annual Junk Kouture Competition – the standard of the dresses this year are amazing and we have high hopes for the students as they wait to see if they get a place in this years Regional Finals – well done girls!
This is an annual event organised by Ms Patricia Kennedy. There were various events organised throughout the week from quizzes, dance, music, tea time for students and guest speakers and a basketball match with staff and students. A great deal of work went into making the week go so well and we thank Ms Kennedy for all her hard work. Click here for photos
A Christmas Concert took place on Wednesday, 19 December 2018, it was a marvellous event full of song and dance and was a fitting end to the end of the present term. A lot of hard work went into making this event so special, thanks to many students who performed, to the members of the Arts Committee and a special thank you to Ms Deidre Scully. Click here for some photos
5th and 6th Year Students went to Newgrange on Wednesday, 5 December as part of their Art classes studies. Thanks to Ms Lacey and Ms O’Loughlin accompanying the students. Click here for photos
Garda Band Concert took place in St. Finian’s Church, Rivervalley on Tuesday, 4 December. The evening was a great success and we had a full house on the night – all proceeds from the concert are for school funds and we thank the Parents’ Association for organising such a fantastic event. Sincere thanks to the members of the Garda Band for a brilliant night of music, we appreciate the giving of their time to make this such a special occasion. Many of our students took part also and thanks to Ms Heeney and Mr Glennon for all their hard work in preparing the girls.
Gaeilge 24 took place on Tuesday, 23 November 2018 – we were delighted with the level of interest from students who took part. Well done to all the students and the Irish teachers who organised the event – click here for photos
The Annual Shoe Box Appeal took place in November this year. An amazing 415 shoe boxes were filled by students and staff, year on year this appeal continues to grow and we thank Ms Betty Cronin for all her work in organising this shoe box drive. Well done to everyone who contributed to this year’s appeal.
Science week took place in school from 12th to 16th of November All 2nd year students took part in a Science quiz today (Tuesday, 13th November 2018) at 1.55pm to 3.15pm in the P.E hall. The quiz was a great success. A huge part of this success was the fantastic work the Fifth Years did organising and running the quiz today. The Science Department would like to thank the following Fifth Year students for all their hard work: Diana Novak, Sophia Mabingnay, Olivia Sasse, Grace Tyrrell, Olga Yankouskaya, Victoria Pietak, Joelle Tierney, Chloe Abijay, Sofija Gasanova, Ellen Grant and Aulbright Nyih. The following students received 1st Place in the quiz, Rachel Appleyard, Lucia Brown, Sienna Sexton and Katelyn Donohoe, in 2nd Place is Olivia Kelly, Katie Preston, Katie O’ Brien and Ella Barron and in 3rd Place is Emma Rallo, Rebecca Peakin, Katie White and Mia Saunders. Congratulations to all three teams! Well done to all students who took part in the quiz Click here for photos
Maths Week -Well done to the winning team for the first year maths quiz. The winning team “A Piece of Pi” was Sarah Fitzgerald, Brooke Butler, Valerie Carwood and Aoife FitzSimons.The runners up were “”Holy Family”: Merlin Binu, Elle Sarah Doyle, Ciara Dunne and Hezamary Paul. In third place were “Maths Whizz” : Ciara Aoife O’Grady, Rachel Lawton, Isabel Hyland and Deirdhile Scott.Sincere thanks to Transition Year students who put so much effort into organising the quiz and ensuring the success of the event. Clara Boland won the ‘Best tasting’ category, with her delicious tasting cup cakes with Maths Symbols, Sarah Fitzgerald won the ‘Most Innovative’ with her funny ‘Bar Chart’ made using Mars, Twix and Crunchie Bars. Tegan Barody won the ‘Most Maths’ category with her creation of a maths cake divided into fractions.Brooke Butler was the overall winner with her maths themed cake. Click here for photos
Friendship Week took place from 22 to 26 October – it was a week of activites that centred on the theme of Friendship – the week ended with a lunch time concert organised by the Arts Committee and Ms Scully – click here for photos of the week
Mental Health Day – Wednesday, 10 October 2018
World Mental Health Day took place on the 10th October and this years theme is ‘Young People and Mental Health In a Changing World’, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are simple actions you can do in your everyday life to feel good and function well.
Faith Fest took place on Friday, evening 5 October 2018 in Clonliffe College. A group of our students attended the event accompanied by Ms Cronin. Faithfest is an Event for Teenagers. Faith Fest aims to help build spaces where teenagers have an experience of a peer community, explore faith, and encounter an experience of welcome, belonging, discipleship, worship and prayer in a creative and fun atmosphere.
Academic Awards/Setting up of Committees 2018 took place on Monday, 24 September. Well done to all the students who received a prize in recognition of their academic achievements and also to the other students who have joined the various committees – well done! Click here for photos
Ceol 2018 – Loreto Swords was picked as the school to launch Ceol 2018. We were delighted to welcome RTE to the school and presenter Eoghan McDermott who arrived with guests that included Kodaline. All the senior students were presented with a CD of Ceol . Click here for photos
Annual School Mass took place on Monday, 24 September. The Mass was celebrated in our local Parish church St. Finian’s. Thanks to the Ms Cronin, Ms McCaughey, Ms O’Hara, Mr Glennon and Ms Heeney for making the occasion so special. Click here for photos
First Year Sports Day took place on Friday, 21 September 2018. The girls had the opportunity to try different sports offered in the school and we hope by having a taste of what is on offer that they will join in. Thanks to Ms Furlog, Ms Graham and the 4T Class for all their help during the day. Click here for photos
Congratulations to all our students on their Junior Certificate Results 2018. There was great excitement in the school on Wednesday, 12 September as the long awaited results arrived in the school. Well done to all the girls on their fantastic results and thanks to their teachers for all the help and support that they gave to the girls.
Big Sister/Little Sister – thanks to Ms Cronin who has organised the big sister/little sister pairing this year – the first year students have been paired with a 6th Year student who will guide them along as they start into secondary school. Click here for some photos
On Friday, 24 August we welcomed our First Year Students to the College, we wish them the very best as they start Secondary School! Thanks to the 6th Year Leadership Committee who helped out on the 1st Year Induction Day
Well done to our Leaving Cert Students 2018 on their Leaving Certificate Results – we wish them all the very best as they leave the college and start a new chapter in their lives