Autumn General Meeting of Parents/Guardians
The Principal, Billy O’ Shea, and Deputy Principals, Chris O’ Reilly and John McGinnity, hold two meetings each year with the aim of keeping the parent body informed of general issues relating to the school and to education in Ireland. These meeting are held each autumn and spring.
Accordingly, you are invited to attend the next of these meetings in the school on Monday, 15 October 2018 at 5.30 p.m. The meeting will conclude by 6.45 p.m.
- Purpose of meeting
- Board of Management Annual Report on the operation of the school – students, staff, academic performance, finances, parental involvement, inspections, extra-curricular activities
- Current issues – our new school, Junior Cycle reform
- Questions and answers
It is hoped that there will be a good turnout of parents/guardians at this meeting and that we can all gain by the exchange of views with each other.
Loreto Wexford’s Multicultural Week, 19 -23 November 2018
This year we hope to celebrate the cultural diversity in our school during Multicultural Week. Parents, students and teachers are invited to take part in this celebration. If you would like to help by:
-setting up a stall reflecting your culture
-sourcing cultural music
-playing cultural music
-sharing cultural art / clothing / jewellery
– decorating your classroom to reflect a chosen culture
Or if you have any new ideas, please see Ms. M. Jordan or email email@example.com
6th year students to attend Mental Health Event
‘Vent in the Tent’, presented by Ask
Friday, 12 October
Adolescent and early years of adulthood are a time of great change with Leaving Certificate exams, starting college, new friends, starting a new job, leaving home. For many, these can be very exciting times and for others these changes can bring anxiety, stress and mental health difficulties.
In line with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, which this year focuses on “young people and mental health in a changing world”, the ask campaign is very excited and proud to be bringing a very unique mental health forum to 6th year students of Wexford. We look forward to presenting the students with a unique and informative event which has one core purpose; to show these amazing students that conversation is key to dealing with any mental health difficulty and that mental health can and should be part of everyday conversation.
9:00- Spiegeltent opens
9:30- Peadar Maxwell Sr. Psychologist- ‘How not to fight exam stress’
9:50- Rosie Connolly- Social media influencer & Blogger
10:20 Danny O’Brien, comedian- ‘The Arts & Anxiety’
10:55- Nadine O’Brien- living with mental health issues
11:15- Dermot Rafter- CBT skills
11:40- Laughter Yoga
The school thanks the members of its Student Care Co-ordination Team for organising the visit to this important event.
Congratulations to Taylor Peare (2nd Year) who recently qualified to represent Ireland in the 133 Working Hunter Pony competition. As a result, Taylor travelled to the INEC Arena in Birmingham last week. As Ireland’s only representative, she performed extremely well on the youngest pony in the field. We congratulate her on this excellent achievement and we hope the experience will help her to progress even further over time.
International Day of the Girl – report by Student Council PRO, Krishna Ramesh
The Students’ Council are celebrating the International Day of the Girl on 11 October. Competitions will be held on Thursday during breaks and lunch involving famous girls and women throughout history.
This is a day, set up by the UN, dedicated to girls (who aren’t women yet) all around the world who are challenging the status quo and going against all odds to achieve their potential. We felt it is important to acknowledge this day as, in Loreto, we are in a school of 780 girls who have yet to show their own potentials.
Other school news
The HSE will be in the school to administer HPV vaccinations to participating 1st year students on Monday and Tuesday, 15 and 16 October.
Members of the Students’ Council travel to Dublin on Wednesday, 17 October to participate in a training day for Loreto schools.
All 3rd year students will visit the Heritage Park on Thursday, 18 October.