On Saturday, 3 November Maeve Hayes (5th year) was a member of the Silver medal winning Irish team (Intermediate) at the Schools International Pentathlon at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
The team, which also included Chloe Casey, Niamh O’Neill and Niamh McCorry, finished behind a strong England team and ahead of Scotland and Wales.
Maeve achieved a total points score of 3008. Her bests in each event were as follows: Shot Putt – 8.21m, 60m Hurdles – 9.59s (PB), Long Jump – 5.17m, High Jump – 1.56m, 800m – 2.45 mins.
The school congratulates Maeve on her tremendous success.
Ten students from 5th and 6th year attended a theatre workshop on 12 November in the National Opera House.
This workshop was hosted by the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. It allowed the students to gain valuable insights into aspects of stage management, lighting and sound for any type of stage production.
A great afternoon was had by all.
Junior Cycle Training
The school will be closed to students on Friday, 16 November and Monday, 26 November to facilitate teachers’ attendance at inservice training associated with the new Junior Cycle.
The focus on the first day will be on the provision of Wellbeing whilst the second day concentrates on specific subject areas in clusters with teachers from other secondary schools in Wexford Town.
These school closure days will allow students the opportunity to study at home for Christmas class tests that are scheduled for the same weeks.
Multicultural Week in Loreto
Next week sees Loreto, Wexford staging its first ever Multicultural Week which aims to both recognise and celebrate the many different cultures that are represented in our school.
|4. New Zealand|
|5. Sri Lankan|
|12. N. American/Canadian|
A number of activities have been planned:
- Teachers have allowed their rooms to be decorated to reflect different cultures
- There will also be a poster of inspirational women from different cultures posted on classroom doors
- Music from different cultures will be played every day on the intercom at lunchtime for five minutes
- Every class in the school will receive a lesson on cultural appreciation from their Well-being / RE teacher
- There will be a Multicultural Tree at the green tube in the GP area where students can hang leaves with information about their culture
- Posters and banners celebrating cultural diversity designed by the JPIC group will be on display
- On Friday, 23 November, students will come to school in their cultural dress and a core group will set up stalls in the GP area with food, music, art, accessories and general information about their culture. 1st year students will visit the stall with their teachers at 2.05 pm and TYs will visit at 3.45 pm
- Trish Archer from Beat 102-103 will visit the school on Friday to speak to the girls organising the stalls and do a report for Beat news on the event
- PE will cover sports from around the world in class
- Learning Support will ask students to write to pen pals from different cultures
- Some History classes will cover the Civil Rights Movement in America
The school is most appreciative of the tremendous work being put into this initiative by both students and staff.
Presentation of jerseys
Ramen Restaurant Wexford have recently sponsored two sets of GAA jerseys that will now see our camogie and footballers line out in a brand new kit each. Before this sponsorship deal, all minor, junior and senior teams lined out in the one set of jerseys that often had a one night turnaround for washing! This will now relieve some of the pressure and allow each of the football and camogie codes a set of jerseys with their own relevant crest.
Speaking to Paul Hayes, the proprietor, he expressed his delight at coming on board with the Loreto as he acknowledged how good the Loreto students are at supporting local business. He recognised the success that the Loreto has had over the years on the playing field and hopes to build a promising relationship with the teams as they embark on another year of school sport. Bodibro, owned by former Wexford footballer Ben Brosnan, was the company responsible for producing the jerseys and together with the Sports Department and the students, a design was put forward with which all were extremely happy.
The jerseys were presented by Ramen to the girls over the October break following a training session in Pairc Charman. Ms. Browne, Mr. Crowdle, Mr. Usher and Mr. Cummins were all on hand to thank Paul for his kind sponsorship.