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 2023/2024

Album – click to see all Albums for this year 

6th Year Graduation took place on Monday, 20 May – it was a very emotional event for our students and we were delighted to welcome their parents/guardians to come together for the final time – click here for photos 

 

Our Annual Prizegiving Ceremony took place on Monday, 20 May in glorious sunshine.  The school community came together to applaud the successes of our students and also announce the 6th Year Leadership Committee for next year and Deputy and Head Girls.  It was also an opportunity for our Leadership Committee to thank their teachers on behalf of the 6th year students.  Well done to everyone who received an award this year – click here for photos

Seven students represented Loreto college swords in Sci-fest in DCU on May 8th  under the guidance of their science teachers, Ms. Kilcawley & Ms. Lynn. Sci-fest is a STEM  initiative that fosters inquiry based learning among second-level students. Congratulations to Esha Sibi  Mathew (2g) as she was awarded the Sci-fest Chemistry trophy and congratulations to Erin Hardie (1q) as she received the Huawei communication trophy.

Well done to all seven girls, Anoosha Khan (1g), Lauren Harford (1q), Erin Hardie (1q), Áine Kearns (2r),Simona Jokubauskaite (2r), Esha Sibi Mathew (2g) & Sneha Binu (4y) for taking part in sci-fest!

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Our Annual Sports Day took place on Tuesday, 7 May. 

A big thank you to Ms Graham, Ms Connor and all the Transition Year students for all their hard work in organising the event.  

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Physics has been studied in Trinity college for the past 300 years. As part of this celebration,

The Walton Club ran a series of STEM workshops. Loreto college Swords was one of seven schools selected to take part. The Fifth year Physics students enjoyed the workshop in the Physics Laboratory – The Fitzgerald building. They were treated to lectures, completing experiments & a guided tour of the William Henry Stanley Monck Observatory.   Click here for photos

 

Loreto College extends a warm welcome to our visitors from Clongowes wood college, as we express thanks to Ms. Kilcawley for the organising

and hosting of today’s chess friendly.

The event highlighted strategic battles and displays of good sportsmanship on the chessboard, fostering a memorable and enriching experience for all involved. 

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We were delighted to celebrate Grandparents Day on Wednesday, 28 February – a special day whereby we invite the grandparents of students in 1st year to come into the school.  The first year students together with their grandparents had an afternoon of song and dance and finished up with tea and biscuits. Thanks to Ms Cronin who organised the event – click here for photos 

 

Well done to our Junior Cert class of 2023 who were presented with their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement certificate on Thursday, 11 January, well done to all our students and congratulations on fantastic results.  Click here for photos

 

We were delighted to Welcome Ms Caroline Clarke – Director of Education and Leadership for the Loreto Trust to our school in November.  Ms Clarke met many of our students and staff and spent the day with us – click here for photos

 

Congratulations to three of our past pupils from 2023 who were presented with an Award from DCU in recognition of their outstanding results in their Leaving Cert exams 2023 – this is a great honor and richly deserved!

Science week took place nationwide on November 13th to 19th.

 The science department would like to thank all students for taking part in celebrating science week. The quizzes, presentations and experiment demonstrations were a great success, and we would like to thank the Transition year students for organising and running these events. Click here for photos

Celebrate learning a language is the theme of our World Languages Week

We encourage our students to keep learning, and learn a few words in another language and discover new parts of our world. 

We introduced our students to new cultures via dance, music and food in a week full of colour and fun. Click here for photos

On Monday 20th November, we held ‘A Ceremony of Light’ where all students and staff gathered to pray for peace and shine a light of hope for children living through conflict around the world. Alongside the ceremony, we invited families to make a donation to our fundraiser for UNICEF. We are supporting this charity in light of the essential and lifesaving work it is doing for children in emergency situations around the globe. With your support, we can help UNICEF to provide vital aid to children in dire need.  Todate we have raised in the region of €3,000 and we are very grateful for all the support given for this important fundraiser.

The long awaited Junior Cert results were issued today, 18 October – great excitement ensued in the hall as the girls were each given their results surrounded by all their friends – well done to all our students on their hard work! Click here for more photos

Sports Sampling Day took place on Friday, 29 September 2023 for all our 1st year students.  We hope they enjoyed the day and that they will join into the many sports club that are run in the school – it was a great day to make new friends also – click here for photos

Chess Tournament: 25th September 2023 The school chess team took part in a chess tournament in St. Andrews college, Blackrock. There were over 400 secondary school students present. The Tournament composed of 103 different teams taking part. They awarded first, second & third place to three Junior and three Senior teams. Unfortunately, the girls didn’t receive an award, but they played 4 rounds very well & enjoyed their experience at their first Tournament. The girls met Chess teams from Loreto Dalkey, Foxrock & Cavan – it was a great experience for the Loreto schools to meet and encourage each other in the sport.

Our 4th Years Enjoyed the Ploughing Championship this year – Despite the Mud or Because of the Mud! Click here for some photos

 

Our Opening School Mass was celebrated in the local Church on Thursday, 21 September – click here for photos

 

Our Annual Prizegiving Ceremony took place on Thursday, 21 September.  We were delighted to welcome back a large number of Leaving Cert 2023 to congratulate them on their outstanding Leaving Certificate results.  There were many academic awards for students and we also congratulated those who have recently become members of the various committees and groups within the school  – from the 6th Year Leadership Committee, to the Games Committee and beyond.

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Sport is Big in Loreto Swords and we currently have 19 teams – Soccer, GAA football, Camogie, Basketball, Volleyball, Athletics, Swimming – we encourage our students to get involved – to make friends and to install good healthy habits that we hope continue in later life.

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Our First Year students were busy on Thursday 7 Sept planting bulbs around the school grounds with the help of their teachers – we look forward to a fantastic Spring with an array of colour – well done girls.  Click here for photos  

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Big sister/Little sister Programme organised by Ms Cronin on Tuesday, 6 September 2023

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Congratulations to our Leaving Cert 2023 students!

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The results were amazing and we were delighted that so many students called up to the school today to meet their teachers and friends alike.

  

We were delighted to Welcome our First Year students for their first day to school on Friday, 23 Sept.

We hope that today was a happy day and that they will make new friends as they begin their new journey.

Big thank you to our Sixth Year Committee who helped and supported our first years today.

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