The move to our new school
It is a pleasure to outline the details of our long-awaited move to the new school at Pembroke Hill.
I wish to make it very clear that what now follows is conditional upon the completion of all construction work and health and safety checks over the coming weeks. Any factor causing a delay will have a knock-on effect on the timeframe that I now set out.
Details are as follows:
1. The school will be closed to students on Friday, 8 December 2017 as all staff will be involved in health and safety training in the new building.
2. The date for the completion of the new building is Friday, 15 December 2017.
3. All students will be brought to and from the new school building by bus for orientation meetings as follows:
Monday, 18 December 2017
08.50 to 10.50 6th years
11.05 to 13.05 5th years
14.00 to 16.00 4th years
Tuesday, 19 December 2017
08.50 to 10.50 3rd years
11.05 to 13.05 2nd years
14.00 to 16.00 1st years
4. Students are expected to attend school as normal on both of these days, apart from the orientation meetings.
5. Classes and activities continue in Spawell Road up to and including Friday, 22 December 2017. Students will have no access to the old school beyond this date.
6. The first day of classes in Pembroke Hill will be Monday, 8 January 2018.
7. A date will be announced in due course to give parents/guardians the opportunity to visit the new school on a weekend afternoon in mid to late January 2018.
8. The school has been asked to prepare for an official opening by the end of January/start of February 2018.
9. There will be no change to school hours or student timetables as a result of the move to Pembroke Hill.
10. A brochure/map of the new building will be issued to each family in the coming weeks.
The next few weeks will be very busy as we prepare to close one volume of our history in Spawell Road and open another one in Pembroke Hill. I shall keep you informed of developments throughout this transition period.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or comments in relation to these matters.
Billy O’ Shea,
- Remember to keep 4/5/6/7 December in your diary – the dates of our school musical, “West Side Story”, in the Dún Mhuire Theatre. Tickets go on sale in the school next week.
- The School Planning Group has begun discussions on the possible introduction of new subjects to the curriculum. Any inputs on this important matter from members of the school community may be addressed to Mr. O’ Shea (Principal).
Football reports – by Ciara Banville and Caitlin Nash
Match report of U16 B Leinster Schools Football Match between Loreto and Arklow.
The Loreto U16 B football team played their first match on Thursday, 9 November. Loreto got their name on the score board first with a fine point from Amy Whelan. Arklow got the next three scores to leave Loreto trailing. Loreto soon found the determination needed to put them back in front with points by Amber Wright and Grace Roche, followed by goals from Amy Whelan,Sadbh Neville and Danielle O’Leary, to leave them heading into half time on a scoreline of 3-3 to 2-1.
Loreto had most of the possession in the second half but Arklow kept in the game. Loreto’s Whelan and O’Leary goaled again while Arklow stayed popping over points at the other end. Going into the final minutes, Loreto were still ahead helped by points from Amber Wright and Grace Roche but Arklow came back when they sneaked a goal past Louisa Donnelly who was making fantastic saves all day. Loreto were unfortunate to lose 6-4 to 5-5.
Loreto team: Louisa Donnelly,Sadbh Neville,Abby Mulligan, Aoife Clarke,Erin Byrne, Amber Wright,Nessa Dunne,Sally Barrett,Danielle O’Leary,Grace Roche,Urte Valanciute,Lauren Murphy,Hollie Audsley,Mai Lin Tynan,Sophie Bergin,Amy Dunne,Millie Nolan,Hannah Murphy,Ciara Roche,Erin Walsh.
Match report of the Senior B football match between Loreto and Arklow on Thursday, 9 November.
Loreto dominated the whole match from start to finish. Ashling Alouf was first to score in the opening seconds and it didn’t stop there with her scoring 2-5 in the first half. Eve Hession was also on fire scoring 1-5 from her solo runs. As well as that, Eimear Jackman and Clíona Power got their name on the scoreboard and Arklow also managed to find the net in the opening half. Halftime score:,Loreto 4-12 Arklow:1-0.
The introduction of fresh legs at half time allowed Loreto to power on and stay ahead for the rest of the match. Superb goals were got by Meave Hayes and Clare Barrett as well as points from Katie Kehoe and Sarah Hobbert. Loreto had an easy victory in their first match defeating Arklow 7-21 to 2-0.
Loreto team: Louisa Donnelly,Anna Mulligan,Rebecca Banville,Caitlin Nash,Ashling Alouf(2-5),Amy O’Leary,Clodagh Walsh(0-1),Clíona Power(0-2),Niamh Lacey,Sophie Boxwell(0-1),Emma Berry,Tara Lambert,Jane Purcell,Kate O’Reilly,Alanna Fuscardi Wallace,Ellen Berry,Katie Kehoe(0-2),Clare Barrett(1-02),Shauna Hackett,Maeve Hayes(1-0),Sarah Hobbert(1-2),Molly Doyle,Eimear Jackman(1-0),Fiona Kelly,Eve Hession(1-6),Emma Kelly,Kathlynn Gabbett Kehoe,Laura Kehoe.