Art trip – report by Ms. Busher
6th year Art students had a very interesting day out last Thursday. They visited the Signal Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow to see artist, Laurence O’Toole’s ‘Framing the Theatre of Life’ exhibition. It was a very inspiring trip as they met the artist in person and heard first-hand about his artistic process and about life in the Arts, in general.
GOAL Jersey Day – report by Mr. Broderick
On Friday, 8 October 2021 Loreto, Wexford took part in GOAL Jersey Day. It was a day where Loreto students and staff came together, had fun, and gave to communities in need at the same time.
Students wore a jersey of their choice to school, and they were kindly asked for a donation which was sent directly to GOAL. A big thank you goes to all the students and staff as we raised €1057.
GOAL Jersey Day supports GOAL ‘s life-changing programmes. GOAL works in 14 countries across Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, responding to humanitarian crises and rebuilding lives in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
This year, support was needed more than ever. On 14 August 2021, 1.2 million people (including 540,000 children) woke up to the devastation of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. GOAL teams found themselves racing against the clock to respond to the devastation. Thousands of people have been seriously injured and need urgent medical support. Thousands of families made homeless by the earthquake need food, water, and shelter.
COVID-19 continues to pose a huge threat to the countries where GOAL works, many of which have weak and limited healthcare systems, poor resources and scarcity of clean, safe water. GOAL continues to respond to the pandemic in their 14 programme countries, providing access to clean water and sanitation, lifesaving messaging and support to strained healthcare services.
Every cent raised makes a huge difference to GOAL’s charity work and we are all very proud of the Loreto, Wexford students in supporting this very worthy cause.
Welcome to Bishop Ger Nash
Accompanied by our Chaplain, Fr. Jim Fegan, Bishop Ger Nash visited the school today and spoke to a group of 6th year students. He also met Religion teachers and Deputy Principals and Principal.
Arrangements are being made to hold parent-teacher meetings for 6th, 3rd and 5th year students online during November and December. Further details of dates and arrangements will be communicated to all families shortly.