Texaco Art Competition
The school congratulates Ella Carley (Class 4.1) on her recent success in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Ella received a Special Merit Certificate for her superb portrait of Thom Yorke from the band Radiohead.
Green Schools Committee – report by Ms. Culleton
The Green School Committee is back for 2021/2022!
The first meeting of the Green Schools Committee occurred on Friday, 24 September. This year, the committee consists of the following students:
Anouska Nolan, Sarah Kate Ennis, Emma Daly, Taralee Doyle, Aisling Murphy, Katelyn Breen, Sreelakshmy Bino, Ruby Kavanagh, Sadhbh Dee, Meabh Laffan, Elena Ebner, Blathnaid Howell, Ailbhe Cleary, Sophie Tyrrell and Ciara Colfer.
The committee has decided not to work towards another flag this year, but to spend a year maintaining our many existing flags, including our flags for Waste and Litter, Energy, Water and Travel. A huge effort will be made to promote recycling in the school, in addition to the reduction of single use plastic. A Climate Action Week is already being planned for the year ahead, in addition to many exciting events!
‘Let your voice be heard’
The Inclusion Committee will reconvene for the first time this year on Wednesday, 6 October at 3.10pm in St Kevins.
Inclusion is about embracing all people regardless of differences. It is about giving equal opportunities and getting rid of discrimination. Inclusion affects all aspects of our lives.
The aim of this committee is to build towards a broader sense of inclusion in our school community through discussion, awareness raising and whole school events such as Multicultural Week and Inclusion Week.
We love to welcome new members. If you are interested in inclusion and would enjoy a forum to express your feelings and opinions in order to effect positive change, please email email@example.com by Tuesday, 5 October.
Inclusion Committee & Maynooth University
We are excited to announce that Loreto Wexford has been selected to nominate one student aged 15-19 to join Maynooth University’s Youth Advisory Group (YAG). This group will help college professors devise programmes on how we teach young people about inclusion issues such as extremism’, racism, misogyny and ‘othering’, and offer some suggestions to educators for facilitating ‘difficult’ conversations. If you have opinions on any of these topics and would like to shape how we, as a society, deal with them please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name forward.
Start of Year School Mass
All students and staff attended mass in Clonard Church this week to mark the start of the new school year.
To comply with all Covid-19 regulations, we celebrated mass on each of three afternoons, with each year group attending once.
It was wonderful to see the school community coming together in person once again, albeit in smaller and masked groups.
Great credit is due to our chaplain, Fr. Jim Fegan, all organising teachers and participating students.
The school really appreciates the warm welcome extended to us each day by the staff of Clonard Church.
Admission into 1st year, September 2022
- The school will accept fully completed application forms in respect of girls in 6th class primary/national school (or its equivalent) for admission into our 1st year group (150 students) in September 2022 from 08.00 on Friday, 1 October 2021 until 16.00 on Friday, 22 October 2021. Forms received before 1 October will be returned to sender.
- Application forms, as well as copies of the school’s admission policy, are available from the School Secretary and Receptionist during normal school hours (8.15 a.m. to 4.15 p.m., Monday to Friday) and may also be downloaded from the school’s website – loretowexford.com
1st year Retreats
Retreats will be held for all 1st year students in the Parable Garden, Ballinesker next week.
Each day long retreat will give students the opportunity to get to know each other better and to spend some time reflecting on content provided by their Religion teachers.