Fancy Dress Day!

On Friday,25th October,we started our Midterm break with a fun fancy dress day at school!There were some very creative costumes from both staff and students,a small selection of which are below.

Well done to everyone for all the hard work on the costumes…..great effort!

Daffodil delivery!

On Friday,8th October, we had 400 daffodil bulbs delivered by Richie Molloy on behalf of Family Carers Ireland, which will be planted in school by the Greenschools Committee in aid of cancer care.

Ms McGrath and Dolores were delighted to accept this lovely delivery and we all look forward to seeing them bloom in the Spring!

Huge thanks to Richie and Family Carers Ireland.

6th Year Geography Investigation in Sunny Tramore!

The 6th year students completed their  Geography Investigation, which represents 20% of their Leaving Cert grade,  in Tramore on Tuesday 5th of October.

It was a great days activity and allowed the girls the opportunity to put the theory of the classroom into practice in a coastal environment.  The lovely, sunny weather made the water based tasks hugely enjoyable for the girls that braved the elements!

Many thanks to Fiona, Mr. Wallace and Ms. Kirby for accompanying the girls, and to Aoife and Saoirse who provided rocky road and cookies for our coastal picnic.

 

Inaugural Agricultural Science Field Trip for Mr. Wallace and TY’s!

On a glorious Thursday 23rd of September, Fiona & Mr Wallace accompanied the inaugural TY Agricultural Science class on a field trip to Cantwell’s Court, just outside Kilkenny City. Here the group were met by farm manager Cathal Wims, who kindly gave us a tour of this impressive new dairy unit.

The class were brought out to the paddocks to see the 500 strong Friesian & Jersey cow herd,where Cathal and the students had a most informative discussion about the day-to-day management of the operation. We were then taken to see the state of the art 60-unit rotary parlour, handling & housing facilities. The emphasis is on high protein content from the milk produced at Cantwell’s Court Farm. Declan Morrissey (MD) of the grass2milk company, explained how the milk is destined for the Chinese market, as a baby milk product. A big thanks to Cathal & Declan for their time and help in making this historical field trip for the Loreto happen!

The students really enjoyed this trip to the farm on a beautiful autumnal day, furthermore they gained an invaluable insight into dairy management & good animal husbandry.

Greenschools getting ready for planting!

Some of our 2nd years working hard on behalf of our Greenschools Committee to clear some weeds and get the area ready for planting.

Well done everyone…looking forward to seeing some new growth in the future!

Welcome to our First Years!

Today we were delighted to welcome our First Years students for 2021/22!

The sun was shining,so they all headed outside for a bit of ‘Speed Dating’ to get to know each other followed by a quick IT lesson on their new tablets.

We hope they all enjoyed their first day and look forward to seeing them all again for their first full day on Monday!

STEM Student of the Year 2021!

Huge congratulations to Leaving Cert student Enya who received her STEM Student of the Year award from Geraldine of Boston Scientific.

We are extremely grateful to Boston Scientific for once again sponsoring this award an helping to promote STEM in our school.

Also pictured are Principal Ms McGrath and Science teacher Mr Kett.

Well done Enya…a fantastic achievement!

So Long Class of 2021!

Yesterday we said goodbye to our Leaving Cert class of 2021!

It was quite a difficult 2 years of Senior Cycle,but hopefully their special Graduation Day helped to send everyone off on a happy note.We wish them all the very best in whatever path they take and look forward to hearing about all their endeavours and achievements in the future.

Best of luck to all….ye will be missed!

 

Biodiversity Flag

As part of Greenschools Biodiversity flag, an area is being set aside for wildflower/plants,unfortunately, it was necessary for  some weeding to be done first!

The students weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty though and got stuck in!

 

Greenschools Biodiversity Theme!

Greenschools members Doireann and Emma planting foxgloves with Dolores around the school grounds,as part of their Biodiversity theme.

Helping to boost the eco system while bringing some much needed colour!

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