Seachtain na Gaeilge
Táimid uilig ag ceiliúradh Sheachtain na Gaeilge an tseachtain seo i meánscoil Loreto. Beidh imeachtaí éagsúla ag tarlú le linn na seachtaine agus beidh duaiseanna iontacha ar fáil.
Tá comórtas póstaeir ann do dhaltaí sóisearacha. Déanaigí póstaer le seanfhocal air agus seol an póstaer chuig bhur múinteoir Gaeilge. Beidh duaiseanna ann agus cuirfear na buaiteoirí i bhfrámaí ar taispeáint sa scoil.
Beidh daltaí sóisearacha ag déanamh Tráth na gCeist mhór ar Kahoot i bhur ranganna Gaeilge i rith na seachtaine.
Iarrtar ar dhaltaí na tríú bliana agus na cúigiú bliana cur isteach ar chomórtas cócaireachta. Seolaigí grianghrafanna agus oideas chuig bhúr múinteoirí agus cuirfear iad ar mheáin shóisialta na scoile. Beidh duaiseanna ar fáil freisin.
Beidh roinnt múinteoirí ag déanamh maidin chaifé fhíorúil lena gcuid ranganna, bainigí taitneamh as sin.
Beimid ag déanamh ‘Mórshiúl Lá ‘le Pádraig Fíorúil’ (virtual St. Patrick’s day Parade) ag deireadh na seachtaine. Iarrtar ar dhaltaí físeáin ghearra (video clips) a sheoladh chuig bhur múinteoirí Gaeilge agus cuirfear le chéile iad chun ár Mórshúil Loreto a dhéanamh. Beidh duaiseanna do ghach dalta a sheolann isteach físeán.
Bainigí taitneamh as an tseachtain!
Further details of the operation and phased re-opening of our school are contained in this week’s letter to families that may be viewed by clicking here.
John Paul 2 Newsletter
This week’s publication may be viewed by clicking here.
As ever, it is an uplifting gift to us all in these trying times. Please take a few minutes to savour its contents.
Inclusion Committee: Poetry Competition – report by Ms. M. Jordan
During the month of February, the Inclusion Committee celebrated Black History Month across our school social media sites to shine a light on the importance of celebrating inclusion and diversity in all parts of society.
As part of this awareness campaign and as a build up to our upcoming Multicultural Week celebrations from 26 to 29 April, Inclusion Committee member Anoushka Nolan suggested running a poetry competition around the theme of ‘Celebrating Inclusion & Diversity’. We were bowled over by the high standard of the entries we received and faced a very difficult task choosing the winners.
After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the winners of the €20 All for One vouchers:
Senior Prize: Sinead O’ Reilly, TY
Junior Prizes: Ella Cullen, 3.1 and Lilli Mai Harrison, 3.2
Please take the time to read the beautiful poems printed below. All poems will be displayed in school during Multicultural Week.
A London Market Day
by Sinéad O’ Reilly, TY
street bustle thronged
from corner to corner
tumble of crates
striped green and white awnings
sellers call through the clamour
avocados, sunset papayas,
persimmons, bok choi,
pods of okra, guava berries,
kiwis, lychees, jicama roots,
ballyage rhubarb, satsumas,
grape vines, bursting tomatoes,
plantains nestled against potatoes
practised hands reach through
haggle the price down
quick handover rustle of plastic bag
then off to the next stall
across the road
clothes flap from flimsy rails
fly into bags
burquas, kaftans, designer jackets, jewellery
smell of cooking food
all kinds of spices and sauces
kebabs, curries, falafels, burgers
worlds collide – a timeless rush
the smells of a city
the sounds of a city
the sights of a city
what makes a city a city
Beauty in Difference
by Lilli Mai Harrison 3.2
Everybody in this room knows I am different,
I’m not the same from my appearance,
Because I’m brown or that I’m not white,
or the fact I’ve smaller eyes and height.
But I don’t care what people say,
not being the same, I know it’s okay.
My difference is the beauty in me,
and staying true, that sets me free.
Skin to skin, there’s different shades,
look in my eyes, there’s varied shapes,
hair or none, rainbow of colours
is what makes us different from each other.
We’re joined together by beating hearts,
no matter how close, or far apart.
Despite difference, one thing that stays,
is that me and you, we’re worth the same.
by Ella Carley, 3.2
An angelic angel
To those who have
The fickle fortune
To see it
A fictitious phantom
Which constantly corrupts
Opinions of millions
By first glance
Built in ideals
Of how we ignorantly interpret
Yet all the same
Ingrained in our misinformed minds
From the moment of birth
Viewed as a blessing to many,
A curse to some,
A characteristic to others,
So many views
So many opinions
So many colours
All beautifully unique in their own right
Remember the colour of the tears
Of those who were enslaved
Celebrate their Colour,
Celebrate their Freedom,
Celebrate their Equality.
And if you are unable celebrate
These things truthfully
Work so hard
That one day
We can celebrate sincerely these changes
Equally and truthfully
World Book Day – Report by Ms. T. Browne
Last Thursday, 4th March, was World Book Day! To celebrate, first and second year students were asked to get creative and enter in a competition to be in with a chance of winning a €10 book voucher. There were some fantastic entries and Ms. Browne would like to thank everyone who showed their love of books! The winners were Demi Bergin, Ella Martin, Clara Loftus, Orla Quirke, Sofia Barron, Isabella Caulfield, Fiona Murphy, Chloe Bates, Grace O Connor and Yvette McDonnell. Well done!