Multicultural Week 2023
Today marks the conclusion of Multicultural Week 2023.
The week started with a 5-minute video on Multiculturalism, prepared by students, and broadcast to all students. A talk to the first years from Garda Anne Quirke on human rights and the importance of diversity sought to get the students thinking about a range of daily issues people face all over the world.
Tuesday was Hijab Day. Led by Yosra El Hussein, 3rd year students were given a presentation on the hijab and why it is an important part of her identity.
On Wednesday, the Multicultural Fashion Show and Stands took centre stage. Students, parents and invited guests sampled some of the wonderful food on offer. We were delighted to welcome Homayoon Shirzad from the Schools of Sanctuary to join us on the day.
To round off the week, Alan Corcoran from South East Radio interviewed students involved in organising the event. Finally, Friday marked Japan Day where students were treated to Japanese food and a trip to the Arts Centre.
We extend a sincere word of thanks to Ms. Michelle Jordan on coordinating this outstanding week.
World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, students were encouraged to attend school dressed as their favourite character from a book. Well done to all who went to the effort to dress up. Alongside this, we had a Drop Everything and Read initiative and all 1st years were given a free book to bring home. We thank Ms. Foley for coordinating the event.
Library Committee Update – by Heidi Rowlands
The library has had a major restock with roughly 100 new titles freshly landed and available for borrowing or perusal. Our new selection has been hand-picked by the library committee and ranges from some of the oldest known pieces of literature to the modern sensations that are currently being shared and adapted across the globe. There are new books for all ages and levels of literacy and for lovers of any genre.
The library is open every day from 1:05 to 1:45 and is supervised by the library committee during these times. If you haven’t read in a while and are looking for a good recommendation- or if you just have no idea where to start- the library committee is more than happy to lend a hand.
If you’d like to ask a question or take out a book, the library committee can be identified by their blue badges.
So, if you weren’t already reeled in by the ambience and principal’s-prize winning décor, here are 100 new reasons to pay the library a visit!
Our new service, the mobile library, will be on the corridors every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So, if you can’t visit the library, the library will visit you!
As we conclude an extremely busy week in Loreto, our sporting teams continue to represent the school with great pride and determination.
- Congratulations to the Intermediate A and Senior B hockey teams after their 1-0 victories over Kilkenny College this week
- Commiserations to our U-14 football teams who lost out to a strong St Leo’s College team on Wednesday. They take Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy on Wednesday.
Loreto Past Pupil’s Union (PPU)
The PPU will hold a Quiz Night in Wexford Golf Club next Friday, 10 March, beginning at 20.00. A table of 4 adults will cost €40 while a table of 4 students will cost €20. Funds raised from this night will be invested back into the school in the form of student bursaries, designed to support Loreto students move into third level education. The support of all is greatly appreciated.
- Saturday, 4 March – ‘Movieland’ concert with Wexford Sinfonia in the National Opera House, starting at 19.30
- Monday, 6 March – Parents’ Council meeting at 18.30 in the school. All are welcome to attend.
- Monday, 6 March – Friday, 10 March – Women in Sport Week
- Wednesday, 8 March – International Women’s Day
- Friday, 10 March – Past Pupil’s Union Quiz in Wexford Golf Club, commencing at 20.00
- Thursday and Friday, 16 and 17 March – school closed