Paired Reading – report by Ms. M. Jordan
We had yet another successful and enjoyable experience with Paired Reading this year. 1st year students completed the Paired Reading Programme on Tuesday, 10 December. All the girls involved (both TY students and 1st years) were very generous with their time, giving up twenty minutes of their lunch time four days per week since October in order to develop a love of reading.
Here are some of the 1st years’ thoughts on the ‘reading club’:
- ‘I now read more often and I am only a bit nervous about reading in front of the class’
- ‘I am more confident reading in public’
- ‘I really enjoyed taking part, it was super helpful’
- ‘I loved taking part because my tutor was so nice’
TY students immensely enjoyed working with and helping the 1st years also saying it was good to mix with a different year group and form new friendships and they felt good helping others.
Some 1st years and TYs will be continuing their reading in the New Year and if anybody would like to continue Paired Reading or even join up please let Ms. M. Jordan know.
At the end of the programme, we all had a Christmas party where we had sweet treats and played Christmas music. Well done to all involved!
Kick Boxing Success
Congratulations to Mia Byrne, TY Student, who travelled to New York recently to complete in the WKKC World Championships. Mia had to fight many competitors from countries such as England, USA, Canada and Guatemala. After an amazing performance in the final Mia was crowned U18 World Kickboxing Champion. What a wonderful achievement!
Well done to Loreto U16 Basketball team.
They won silver in the U16 South East Leinster Shield Final on Wednesday, 17 December 2019
The school wishes to congratulate the swimmers who represented the school at the Loreto Gala in the National Aquatic Centre on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. All swimmers impressed in their categories and represented Loreto, Wexford with pride. A special mention for Roisin Lawless who took home the gold medal in the 50m backstroke. Well done also to Hannah Fitzpatrick, Eve O’ Hanlon, Aoibheann Mc Cauley, Cara Kelly and Elva Lonergan, who all participated extremely well on the day. The school also thanks Lisa Mc Cauley, Richie O’ Hanlon and Margaret Lawless (parents), who also accompanied the students on the day.
The Parents’ Council are holding an Armchair Quiz this Christmas. Each student has now received an envelope with five quiz sheets. Families are invited to tackle the quiz over the coming weeks and return their completed answers to Reception. The cost of entry is €2 per sheet and the closing date for receipt of entries is Friday, 10 January 2020. The winners will be announced the following week and there are many prizes on offer. The next meeting of the Parents’ Council will take place on Monday, 6 January at 18.30. All parents are welcome to attend.
On behalf of the Board of Management, I wish all members of the Loreto school community a very happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year.
School will re-open on Monday, 6 January 2020.
Billy O’ Shea,