Literacy Committee – report by Ms. Foley
Two student members of our “Wellread Literacy Committee” have compiled a comprehensive list of books that they would recommend for their peer group throughout the school.
A variety of genres and levels of difficulty of text are represented in the reviews to suit different tastes and levels of literacy.
We hope that you find this list helpful when choosing a book to include in your daughter’s Christmas present this festive season.
Parents of 5th year students received a hardcopy of this list at their recent parent-teacher meeting. For all other year groups, please click here to access this useful list.
Sincere thanks to Heidi Rowlands and Molly Holden (5th year) for all their hard work in creating the lists and to Kate Whelan, Grace Corrigan and Cait Whitmore for distributing the booklets to parents at the parent-teacher meeting.
On Saturday, 10 December Loreto hosted its first ever Christmas Market. Students from Presentation, St Peter’s College and Selskar College joined our TY mini company students in selling their products. The event attracted a large gathering, and the atmosphere was brilliant. We commend the students for their creativity and enterprise. A special word of thanks to the Mini – Company teachers, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Skelton, Ms. Smyth and the overall coordinating team of Ms. Zimmermann and Mr. Broderick.
A Carol Concert will take place on Monday, 19 December at 18.30. Past and present Loreto pupils will grace the Loreto stage to provide an array of festive music. This event is hosted by Loreto Past Pupils’ Union and proceeds will go to the union and St. Vincent de Paul. Tickets are priced at €5 and can be purchased in the school or online through the link in the letter to families, available here.
Christmas Week in Loreto
- Monday, 19 December – 6th Year Show in aid of St. Vincent de Paul
- Tuesday, 20 December – TY Trade Fair between 09.25 and 11.45
- Tuesday, 20 December – Carol Service in Rowe Street Church at 13.30
- Wednesday, 21 December – Mr. Murphy’s Big Christmas Quiz.
- Wednesday, 21 December – Christmas holidays begin at 12.00.
Thank you to all students and staff who helped to decorate the school in true festive spirit over the past week or so.
On behalf of the whole Loreto community, I wish all families well over the festive period. The school will reopen to students on Thursday, 5 January 2023.