Anti-Bullying Week – 13 to 17 November
Next week is Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year is kindness and all students will be asked to carry out at least one kind act throughout the week. As part of the week, there will be a range of activities, including:
- Poster competitions
- Positive affirmations on the Shout – Out wall
- A collection for the ISPCC
- Launch of the DCU Fuse Anti-Bullying programme and The Respect Effect
- Random acts of kindness
- Odd Socks Day to reflect acceptance and the fact that everyone is unique and different
- Thematic messages via the intercom
Loreto Swim Gala – report by Esmé McKiernan, Cádhla Quirke, and Doireann Ní Mhailonn
On Tuesday, the 17th of October, Loreto Wexford participated in the 2023 Loreto Inter-School Swimming Gala with 53 attendees, including 9 swimmers, 41 supporters, and 3 teachers. Tuesday morning, at 7 am, a group of excited and enthusiastic swimmers and supporters ventured to the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The supporters prepared for the races ahead by wearing swimwear over their uniforms, painting their faces in Wexford colours, and creating some beautiful signs. The teachers sat poolside, overseeing and timing the students, while our very own Ms. Davy was the announcer for the day.
The races took place between 10 am and 2 pm. While the swimmers anticipated their upcoming races and competed, the Loreto supporting squad cheered them on by singing and chanting various songs.
Nine students competed during the day, including Roisin Lawless, Elva Lonergan, Cara Kelly, Isabel Cashman, Eve O’Hanlon, Eppie Gainford, Yvette Carley, Ava Whelan, and Anna Benson. We can proudly say that all the girls performed excellently and made us all proud. Roisin Lawless, in particular, excelled by claiming first place in both the under-19 backstroke and the Rafaella Costin Memorial Race.
The supporters worked tirelessly cheering on their classmates but sadly missed out on reclaiming the school spirit award. They’ll be back next year, ready for a rematch.
The swim gala was a great success this year, and the girls are already looking forward to next year’s event.
Junior Camogie – report by Lauryn Murphy (TY student)
On Friday, 13 October, the Loreto junior camogie team took on Coláiste Bhríde Carnew in the first round of the under-16 school championship. The Loreto side was jointly captained by Glynn Barntown’s Izzy Wilde and Blackwater’s Ciara Whelan.
An incredible start for the Loreto forwards, particularly Isabelle Carty, who scored back-to-back 1-2 in just six minutes. After conceding a goal to Carnew, midfielder Molly Quirke returned the favour by lobbing the ball over the head of the Coláiste Bhríde keeper. A tremendous effort from the Loreto girls resulted in a lead of ten points at halftime, 4-5 to 1-4.
After an excellent first half, corner forward Sophie Sinnott’s second point of the day was the first score of the second half, and it was an excellent point. The standard of camogie displayed in the first half did not drop, as point after point tipped over the bar, and the green flag was raised once again from a stellar goal by Sophie Sinnott.
Isabelle Carty bravely took one for the team and suffered an awful blow shortly before full time while managing to block the Carnew wingback. Her outstanding performance was unfortunately cut short after scoring an impressive 2-4. The young Loreto team finished on a high with back-to-back goals from Kitty Roche and Molly Quirke, eventually winning by a massive 27 points.
There were outstanding performances from all in Loreto jerseys with a great exhibition of work rate and determination shown by all, particularly the forwards who worked tirelessly throughout the match. A huge well done to Ms. Kelly and all the students involved!
The final result was 7-13 to 1-4.
Letter to Families
A letter to families has been posted on our website this week. Please note its contents.
- Tuesday, 14 November – General Meeting of Parents at 18.00
- Thursday, 16 November – 3rd Year Parent – Teacher Meeting
- Monday, 20 November – Thursday, 23 November Exams for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th Year students
- Monday, 20 November – start of TY Volunteering Week