Sustainability Action Expo!

After many months of planning and hard work,our Sustainability Expo took place on Wednesday,10th April.The morning showcased local business stalls in the school hall and games in Tinsley Hall,while in the afternoon we had some fantastic guest speakers who enlightened and entertained us all!These included,Mike Maunsell(lecturer in LIT),Richie Molloy(Mayor),Rachel Blackmore(Jockey and past pupil),Laura Kelly(WWGS),Grace O’Sullivan(Green Party Senator) and Seán Kelly(MEP).

Thankyou to everyone who contributed to make it such a successful day,but especially to the organisers of the entire event,Mrs.Boyd,Ms.Mullins,Mr.Kehir and Dolores!

Take a look at our app to get a full run down of the days events and more photos!

 

1st Year trip to Cobh!

On Monday,8th April,our 1st years headed off to Cobh and Spike Island for their end of year trip accompanied by Ms Dooley,Ms O’Mahoney,Ms O’Dwyer and Fiona.

We had a great day exploring the prison and ‘boarding’ the Titanic,followed by a brief stop off at Mahon Point on the way home!

Cara Fundraising

Well done to our Cara group who held a very successful non-uniform day recently,raising €755 which they donated to Sanies Trust.

Thanks to all the students who supported this fundraiser!

U 15 Football Blitz

On Thursday,4th March,our U15 footballers competed in the Tipperary Football Blitz in Rockwell College. Loreto had two teams competing in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades.

Our ‘A’ team beat St. Annes in their first game and drew with Cahir in the second game to advance to the quarter finals. Here, they defeated Our Lady’s, Templemore. In the semi final they progressed following a tight game against Presentation Thurles. The final was played between Loreto and Ursuline Thurles.  The girls played out an entertaining game to win by 4pts. Congratulations to the girls who have ended the year on such a high note after an incredibly busy year of football.

n the ‘B’ grade Loreto were very unlucky not to progress to a final after a strong showing in the group stages. The girls won their first game against St. Ailbes. Their second game was against the hosts Rockwell College and lost by a very tight margin. The group stages finished with another win, this time against Presentaion Thurles. Unfortunetly, only one team from each group could progress to the final where Rockwell College eventually triumphed. Hard luck to the girls but very well done on competing so well in their games.

Art Exhibition

The 5th year art students have been working on a very exciting and enjoyable project since January,where they selected works from the Arts Council of Ireland collection.

They have written the following reflection on the experience…….well done girls!

 

Reflection

One of the positive aspects we found as a group,was the level of participation we experienced with each other,the curator and South Tipp Arts Centre.This was an opportunity to voice our opinions and have them appreciated.Our collaboration with STAC,Mollie A King and the Arts Council of Ireland was very beneficial as it heightened our understanding and our appreciation of Irish artists and their work.We felt validated as young aspiring artists with an integral role in the continuing development of our Arts Council.This immersive experience ironically tied back in to our theme of ‘Women in Ireland’,allowing us to feel a sense of respect and new found maturity.

With this exciting opportunity we found we were presented with challenges,such as,the difficulty of choosing from such a wide array of pieces.Unfortunately,not all the pieces we selected were available and this was disappointing.Another difficulty we faced was the clash of so many strong opinions when it came to the artwork.As we are working on our own pieces as we go,we ran into time constraints that limited our choices.The curatorial experience opened our eyes to the availabity of different career prospects.We are now aware of opportunities and exciting paths we may take in the art world in the future!

Until now, we thought that to pursue a career in art after we finish school,we would have to take up a position as an artist,an art teacher or an animator.We have now since discovered,that is not the case.We gained the experience of working collectively as a group.From possibility to reality,the journey of watching the project unfold has been hugely enjoyed by all.Throughout this experience we have truly transitioned into a group of enlightened  and modern day ‘Women in Ireland’!

 

We are exceptionally grateful for this once in a lifetime opportunity and would like to thank…

our teachers Ms Kirby and Ms Coffey

Arts Council of Ireland and Eamonn Maxwell

South Tipp Arts Centre

Cliona and Eimear King

Tipperary County Museum and Marie McMahon

Millie A King and Debbie

 

All Ireland disappointment!

Bitter disappointment but intense pride in the school following the All Ireland Senior Football Final on Saturday,30th March.While the result didn’t go our way,the girls can hold their heads high knowing they put on an excellent performance.

We are all extremely proud of the team and thank them and Ms Barry,Ms Grant and Brian for all the hard work getting us to an All Ireland Final for the second year in a row!

Click on the link to see  the match report.https://www.tipperarylive.ie/news/sport/373006/more-heartbreak-for-loreto-clonmel-as-tipperary-school-are-beaten-in-all-ireland-final.html

County Enterprise winners….Plugpics!

Great success for Loreto at the County Enterprise competition on Thursday,28th March!

Best Business Report in the Intermediate category has been won by Muireann, Kate, and Saoirse  – all in Ms Grants second year business class. Well done!

The 1st place winners in the senior category of the county enterprise competition today came from Loreto – Plugpics!
Well done Bríd, Erin, Emma, Sinéad & Róise!!! Ms Grant & Sue Anne O Donnell their mentor!!
Off to the Nationals on 3rd May! Making history for the Loreto!!

Loreto Dev Ed Expo

TY and 5th year representatives from Green Schools, LCMUN and the Dev Ed group attended the Loreto Dev Ed Expo on Tuesday 26th of March in Mullingar Park Hotel accompanied my Ms. Mullins and Ms. Williams. The girls gave a presentation about all they have achieved this year within the three groups of which included banning single use plastic bottles, becoming a fairtrade school and hosting many model UN conferences.

Well done girls. ….an enjoyable day was had by all!

Junior A disappointment!

Disappointment for our Junior A footballers in the All Ireland semi final on Saturday,23rd March as the game slipped away from us in the second half! Congratulations to St Catherine’s, Armagh who will now progress to the All Ireland Final.

Hard luck to the team and their coaches,and although the result did not got our way, we are very proud of the panel and all involved.  Thanks to all our staff, families and friends who made the long journey to Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath to support our team.

Rotary Young Citizen Award 2019

Former Loreto student Charlotte Keane has been named the  winner of the Rotary Young Citizen Award 2019. She will receive £500 as her prize. Charlotte had been recommended for the award by another past pupil,Emma Lacey, due to her efforts in fundraising. She will receive her award at a showcase in Nottingham, England on the 12th May with BBC presenter Ellie Crisell presenting the award.

Well done Charlotte and congratulations on your award…..we are all extremely proud of you!

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