St. Keelan’s class, 5th Yr, marked the feast of St. Brigid on the 1st of February by making St. Brigid crosses. Brigid was born in the year 451 AD and she is recognised for her generosity to the poor.  Below are some photographs of St. Keelan’s class hard at work.

 

We are delighted to announce that Ciara Sheils (5th year) was successful in winning the Ulster provincial playoffs of the Mathletes challenge last Saturday 18th April. Ciara had to complete timed online maths challenges, problem solving questions and a teamwork activity in which she performed excellently. Clodagh O’Reilly (5th year) also competed in the provincial […]

Students have worked really hard online since we took on the Mathletes challenge at the end of February. We have had a number of students finishing in top 10 positions nationally for the month of March and one student came top of the country in her year category, a massive achievement. The students who placed in […]

This year the mathematics department have signed students up to take part in the MATHLETES challenge. We have invited 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year students to register on khanacademy.org and complete maths missions and problems to earn points both for themselves and our school team. A great enthusiasm is being shown by all students […]

Today Tuesday all of Ms Molloy’s and Ms O’Neill’s 2nd Yr Art students are on a trip to Dublin to visit the National Gallery of Art, Hugh Lane Gallery and to draw in the Natural History Museum and Collins Barracks.
This coming Thursday 12th February, Ms Molloy’s 5th Yr Art class is also off to Dublin […]

Clodagh O’ Reilly, 5th Yr, represented Ireland in the Spar European Cross Country Championships which were in Samokov, Bulgaria on the 14th of December.  As a result of Clodagh’s success at the Irish Schools Cross Country Championships Clodagh was selected to be a part of the Irish Women’s Junior Team.  Clodagh flew out with Double […]

So far, it has been a very busy and exciting term for us the four Pastoral Care Prefects.  We have had a lot of responsibility, as we have been very involved in organising three Whole School Initiatives.
The first themed week was Courtesy and Good Manners Week – September 22nd-26th.  During this week we made posters […]

Ten TY Students and one 5th Year Student made their way to Galway on Friday the 21st of November.  Ending our road trip and reaching Galway, we headed to ‘Sleepzone Hostel’. We all bunked up together in a room with 5 Bunk beds!! On the first day, there was lots of team-building! We all split […]

Science Week 2014

November 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

On behalf of Science Foundation Ireland, Cavan Coderdojo hosted a Science Week Roadshow in Cavan Institute on Monday last, November 10th. A number of our senior cycle students attended the show called XTRA-ordinary Science by James Soper where he used physics and chemistry demonstrations to examine the process and practices of science in an interactive, […]

We go home for our February mid-term break on St Valentine’s Day. Ms Amond’s 1st Yr Science class made some anatomically and scientifically correct cards for the occasion…

…and the new 5th Year RE prefects made a thoughful display on the theme of Love…

School reopens for all on Monday Feb 24th.

Congratulations to 5th Year student Lauren Gaynor is now ranked #8 in the World Archery tables. Here she is competing recently to gain that place.

Carol Service 2013

December 16, 2013 | Leave a Comment

On Friday 13th we had our Carol Service morning, the Senior School in the Concert Hall and the Junior School in the gym. In the Concert Hall we had carols and readings introduced by Mrs Fitzpatrick, followed by a witty Nativity Play from the Mr Reilly’s TY students, and even a Special Guest visitor compliments […]

“Take Time”

December 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment

“Take Time”
Take time to think:
it is the source of power.
Take time to read;
it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to play;
it is the secret of staying young.
Take time to be quiet;
it is the opportunity to see God.
Take time to be aware;
it is the opportunity to help others.
Take time to love and be loved;
it is God’s […]

This weekend our students are attending the Connaught-Ulster conference of the European Parliament (EYP) in Galway.
The students attending are (5th Yrs) Danielle Brady, Lorraine Connolly, Aoife Finan, Ruth Maloney Derham, Orla Murphy and (TYs) Aisling Creegan, Emma Clerkin, Laura Emmo, Elaine Hayden, Ciara Shiels, Cait Smith, Clodagh O’Reilly and Sarah Young.

Congratulations to 5th Year students Helen McDermott, Shannen Lane and Morna O’Hanlon who have chosen for the Ulster Rugby U-18 Development squad.

Cavan County Council invited Joanne O’Riordan (@nolimbsnolimits) to address the Active Minds Conference as part of the Ireland-Australian Rules celebrations at Breifne Park at the weekend. Some of our students, pictured above with Joanne in the Anglo Celt newspaper, were delighted to meet and chat with her at the conference.
Dearbhlá Dolan writes about meeting Joanne…
It […]

There was wild excitement in the school gym today when Ms Doonan introduced Roisín, Eirinn, Rachael and Joanne, four Loreto players from the victorious All Ireland Ladies Footbal Team. They visited along with manager Finian and Mentor Lily, and showed off the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup. Finian Farrell spoke of the amazing dedication and committment […]

Pictured here in the Irish Independent newspaper today are Shannon, Michaela and Shannon celebrating their Junior Certificate results.

Ms Amond writes:
Best wishes to our team of 20 Fifth Year students and 4 teachers heading to Lourdes today. The students have volunteered and raised funds to travel, and will act as attendants with the Kilmore Dioscese Pilgimage this week. they are pictured here on their departure from the school this morning.

Today, May 13th, the Student Council in Loreto College Cavan presented two local charities with money we raised throughout the year. We presented €1000 to Ms Una Donnelly of the Baby Unit in Cavan General Hospital and €1000 to Ms Carol Beattie, Chairperson of the Alzheimer’s Society in Cavan. We will also be forwarding a […]

The senior Film Club is currently watching Gone With The Wind. We will add out reviews soon…

Aileen McCabe (Apollo) writes:
Today the transition year students organised a Carnival to help fifth year students raise money for the Lourdes pilgrimage fund. Having booked the gymnasium and planned a selection of 13 games, the transition years visited all the first year classes announcing the carnival.
On the day we had 10 TY students dressed up […]

Here are the prizewinnng entries to the Student Council Anti-Litter Anti-Gum competition…
The winners are as follows:
Ciara Deering – Be part of the solution, not the pollution.
Nafeesa Naz – Don’t be a Litter Bug.
Caoilin Young – Think and stop before you drop.
Aideen O’Reilly – Don’t be a tosser.

Second term ended this afternoon, and we will be open again for all students on Monday April 8th at 9am.
Pictured here are our cast and crew from TY and 5th Yr at the finale of their musical, which ‘wowed’ everyone who saw it this week.
Enjoy a well earned Easter Holiday everyone!

Megan Brady (student editor) writes:
Recently “French Theatre for Schools” came to our school to perform two different plays for the second and fifth years. The play was completely spoken in French and was a brilliant learning experience for all the students. With audience participation throughout the play including scripted parts for some lucky students everyone […]

Lauren Kelly and Rebekah Lawlor (5th Yrs) write:
This year 5th year students were offered the chance to part take in fundraising to go on a pilgrimage to Lourdes from our Dioscese of Kilmore. 20 girls would be chosen to go alongside Fr Kevin and assisted pilgrims from the Kilmore diocese. In the beginning over 70 […]

The RE Dept writes:
On March 7th & 8th our school took part in various activities to raise money for Trócaire, a charity the enables life changing work for people living in poverty overseas. During RE classes students were encouraged to take part in Trócaire’s Annual 24 hour Fundraising events – some students received sponsorship for […]

Megan Brady (student editor) writes:
Today we are at the Eircom Junior Spiders awards at the RDS, Dublin. Our blog had been  shortlisted for Best project. We have met lots of other schools with amazing projects. Soon the winners will be announced, so wish us luck! Here myself and Hannah are pictured with James  Whelton and Bill Liao the creators […]

Match report from Ms. Doonan:
The Loreto U16 Gaelic Football team competed in the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Final on the 25th of February at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown.  They were competing against Our Lady’s and St. Patrick’s College, Belfast.  The final was a very fast game and the determination of both teams was […]

Match report from Ms Doonan:
Following their victory at the Ulster Camogie Final the Loreto Senior Camogie team competed in the All Ireland Senior Camoige Semi-Final on Friday the 22nd of February. They were competing against Scoil Mhuire, Trim at Trim GAA. The Semi-Final was a very physical game with Scoil Mhuire taking the lead from the […]

Student Council report:
Here in Loreto Cavan we were extremely busy on Monday February 25th as we hosted a Cake Sale in aid of local charities St. Christopher’s Hospice and the Oncology Department in Cavan General Hospital.
Before the Cake Sale, the council appealed to all students from First year to Sixth year to bake for this […]

Sr Marie Céline Clegg IBVM joined the incoming Senior Prefects at Pastoral Care time today to deliver a workshop titled ‘Reflection on Leadership’. She is pictured here receiving a Thank You presentation from our new Head Prefect Eimear Connolly and Deputy Head Prefect Aishling Brady (picture by Megan Brady 5th Yr).

Head Prefect for 2013/2014, […]

Lunchtime Film Club begins this week in Ms Kelly’s room. The first film on the program is Dead Poets Society (1989) starring Robin Williams and Ethan Hawke.

Boil in the Bag theatre company, directed by Cavan actor Eamon Owens, performed their production of Macbeth in the concert hall for 5th Year students who are studying the play for their Leaving Cert.

Jennifer Lyons (5th Yr English student) offers this review:
On Thursday January 17, the Boil In The Bag production company performed Shakespeare’s […]

Ms Amond (Head of 5th Year) writes:
This week is a very significant week in the school year, for two reasons. Firstly it is Mary Ward week. It is also the week when the appointment of Senior Prefects, including the Head Prefect and Deputy Head Prefects, are announced.
Mary Ward is the foundress of the Loreto Order, […]

The school closes for the holidays today. We open again for everyone on Monday January 7th 2013. Pictured here is Rebecca Tully’s winning entry to this year’s Student Council Christmas Card competition.

A large group of our 5th Year students are very busy this year fundraising to support the dioscesan pilgrimage to Lourdes next summer. They are working with our Chaplain Fr Kevin Fay and our RE Dept led by Ms McGalde on a huge variety of projects. Tonight they organsied a Christmas Cookery and Craft demonstration […]

Best wishes to all Senior Camogie players and their trainer Ms Fay – they are playing in the Ulster Final on Saturday against St Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff, making this an all Cavan final. The match is at 2pm in the the 3G Breffni Park, Cavan.
The panel is pictured below: Laura Leddy, Ciara Shalvey, Meghan […]

Megan Brady (5th Yr) writes:
Our business project Shopoly made it through to the regional finals of Dragons Den. Shopoly is a board game and app based in a supermarket environment that teaches you children how to use money in a fun and and educational way.On Thursday the 15th of November we went to […]

In preparation for Friendship Week this year, all the Fifth Years classes decided to surprise the rest of the school with a dance based ‘flash mob’. We chose the dance moves to the ‘Jai Ho’ sequence from Slumdog Millionaire. We spent a lot of time practising in PC class and had some fun learning and […]

Poetry and pictures

November 11, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Megan Brady (5th yr) has taken this picture to match the mood of Robert Frost’s poem Gathering Leaves

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may […]

Mrs Cassidy writes:
Five of our students – Mable Kurian, Ruth Maloney-Derham, Aileen McCabe, Dearbhla McGovern and Orla Murphy – have been selected to participate in Mathematics Enrichment lasses. These classes lead to Olympiad training classes in preparation for the International Mathematics Olympiad which will take place in May 2013.
The purpose of this initiative is two-fold. […]

Saoirse Finnegan-Sheridan (6th Yr) writes:
The Trad for Trócaire event held at lunchtime yesterday certainly got the school tapping its feet. Students and teachers crowded into the Concert Hall to listen to girls from 1st to 6th year show off their outstanding musical talents. This display of Irish traditional music and dancing was well worth watching […]

Megan Brady (5th Year) writes:
As this week was “Mental Health and Well Being Week” the Transition Years and 5th years had a speaker called Emer in from “Aware” who gave a talk on positive mental health. We learnt about using a coping triangle and what are the symptoms of depression. It was a very […]

Two students from the Junior Certificate class of 2012 have been called to take place in the 2012 Science Olympiad at Dublin City University on October 25th, where they will work towards a place in the EU Olympiad next year. Orla Murphy and Mable Kurian were chosen to join other students from round the country […]

Forensic Workshop

September 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Danielle Brady and Keyleigh McCaffrey write:
On the 26th of September Senior Cycle science students attended a Forensics Workshop ‘A Case of Conspiracy’ carried out by Education Interactive. This workshop us entailed solving a real life crime. We solved the crime by studying the various pieces of evidence that we were presented with such as fingerprints […]

On September 24th 2012 the Loreto College Cavann Student Council, along with our liason teacher Mrs. Cassidy, travelled to the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin for a Loreto Schools Student Councils seminar. Here the Head Girl Laura O’Connor (Chariperson), Deputy Head Girl Emma Louise Brady (Secretary), Holly Brennan (6th year rep and PRO), Aine […]

All students are welcomed back to school this week as follows:
Monday August 27th – First Years and their Senior Prefects
Tuesday August 28th – Third Years and Sixth Years return
Wednesday August 29th – Second Years and Fifth Years return
Thursday August 30th – Transition Years return.
Here’s wishing everyone a happy and sucessful school year for 2012-2013!
The picture […]

Dr Eileen O’Conor, Director of Drumcondra Education Centre and expert on Women in Leadership, gave a very informative and enjoyable talk to our 5th Year student assembly today. Dr O’Conor gave lots of good advice to the students who will all help lead the school as Prefects in the 2012-2013 school year. She is pictured […]

Today was the Annual Charity Bake Sale organised by the Student Council. Thanks to all the students who baked for the event, and those who queued at lunchtime to support the event. You donated over 1000 Euro to the Student Council Charity fund, an amazing achievement.

Ciara Deering (TY) reports:
Five students (Ciara Deering, Megan Brady, Aishling Brouke, Lauren Freehill and Orlagh Daly) from our school where invited to take part in the National Conference of the European Youth Parliament in Dublin on the 2th – 4th of March 2012 after taking part at the regional finals in Monaghan of EYP.
We travelled […]

Seo Seachtain na Gailge. Beidh ceolchoirm sa Hall don 1ú agus an 2ú bliain Deardaoin seo chugainn.

Concern debates

February 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment

This is the season for the Concern Debates, Concern’s flagship school activity. This week our team of Emer, Lisa, Raja and Yvette went to Moyne Community School with their coach Ms McGlade and a small group of suporters. The topic being debated was that “Africa’s growing population is preventing its development”. The chief judge was […]

Congratulations to “Pé Scéal É” – Niamh Goeghegan, Rachael Birt, Lauren Sexton, Danielle Brady, Áine McDermott, Bronagh Sweeney, Emma Brady and EimearConnolly – who made it through to the next round of Siamsa Gael Linn, one of 32 groups from all over Ireland to get through. The next stage of the competition takes place on […]

Pictured here with their teacher Ms McGlade are all students who were recently awarded their Speech and Drama medals and certificates. The exams took place on December 1st when 47 students were examined by Mr David Meredith, Chairman of the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. All students achieved a very high standard, and 12 […]

Ms McGarvey writes:
Congratulations to Rachel Birt (St Gearóid) and Ciara Deering (TY Europa) who have been identified as high achievers in Maths and Science in the 2011 Junior Certificate examination. They have been invited by the Irish EU Science Olympiad (Ir EUSO) to participate in the National Olympiad to select six students to represent Ireland […]

Louisa Briody, Megan Conaty, Natalia Kozlowska, Anne Connolly, 5th year LCVP students write:
As part of our Link Modules Programme, our 5th Year LCVP class will be taking charge of the annual Christmas Hamper collection in our school on behalf of the Cavan Lions Club. For our course we must undertake an activity to write […]

Ms McGlade writes:
The Advent Wreath Services took place on Thursday December 8th in honour of the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The services were organised and led by teachers from our Religious Education Department. The theme of the services was the concept of ‘waiting’ and ‘preparation’. Students were introduced to Advent from the First Sunday […]

Today was our annual Student Council non uniform day for charity, the theme was Pink. This year we will support St Christopher’s Hospice in Cavan, and our sister Loreto school in Rumbek, South Sudan.

Megan Brady (TY) writes:
On Friday the 18th of November nine TY students and four 5th years headed off at 3 o clocks to Monoghan for a weekend to the European Youth Parliament Connaught-Ulster session. When they got off the bus they went into MacCartans College to register and then were brought into the bizarre world […]

This afternoon there was a wonderful atmosphere in the school as we celebrated our international cultures, organised by the EAL department for Friendship Week. Students from four continents filled our Concert Hall with a fantastic display of song, dance, words, images, products, customs, costumes and symbols of their countries. The parents, students and teachers who […]

Síomha Surlis writes:
Last Friday the 11th of November, 26 students went with Ms Doonan and Mrs Mary McKeever of Breifne Swim Club to the National Aquatic Centre for the annual Loreto Swim Gala. We started our warm up at 10.30 and the competition started at 11.00. We swam freestyle, backcrawl, breaststroke, butterfly and relays. Our […]

A busy week ahead…

November 14, 2011 | 27 Comments

The week beginning November 14th is Friendship Week in our school, and Science Week across the country. There will be many and varied activities for students to watch and listen out for and reports will follow at the end of the week.

The Student Council Rap’n Maths competition got underway last week. On Monday 3rd Yrs faced off against 2nd Yrs and 6th Yrs battled it out with 5th Yrs. On Friday the 1st Yrs held their competition. The TYs (who were on Work Experience last week) will challenge each other next Wednesday.
There was great creativity shown […]

Building on our successful sporting achievements from last year we have had a very good start this September. Our first year Camogie team entered the Cavan Schools Blitz day on Friday the 23rd of September. This was the team’s first outing and they did very well on the day losing one game and winning three. […]

Maths Rap competition

October 12, 2011 | 20 Comments

All Maths classes are busy preparing their entries for the Maths Rap competition which runs through next week, organised by the Student Council as this years charity fundraiser. As you can see from the poster below, the entry fee is a very appropriate “50c” per student. Watch this space, we will post the winners as […]

October 10th -17th is World Mental Health and Well-being week. Each day we have a “thought for the day” read out by a member of the Student Council over the school intercom. Third year groups have made posters for the school. Here is one of the the posters from St Hannahs class (Orla, Áine, Annija, […]

The Student Council meets with Mrs Cassidy for a working lunch in the community room every Wednesday at 1pm. The newly elected Council representatives from 2nd, 3rd, TY, 5th and 6th years are pictured here with Mrs Cassidy and our Head Prefects Sarah and Tessa.1st year representatives will be elected to join the Council after […]

Amanda Brady, Home Economics Dept. writes:
Ms. Máire Dufficy from An Bord Bia visited today give a presentation and cookery demonstration to all 5th year Home Economics students. The students were initially presented with an overview of the food pyramid, the importance of healthy eating and exercise and specifically for the Leaving Certificate course an overview […]

Ms McDonnell and Ms Doonan (PE Dept) write:
As a school we have had a very successful year in sport with numerous individual and team victories. As well as the many individual winners we had this year, our team sporting honours this year include Best Overall School at the Loreto Swim Gala, Third Overall School at […]

Two of our students are participating in an exchange with students from Baden-Württemberg in Germany. The German students spend three weeks in April with us, including one week at our school. During this time they have had trips to Gaelic Football, Dublin City, the Aran Islands and Bundoran as well as experiencing life in Cavan […]

Eadaoin O’Reilly, Sports Prefect writes…
Loreto Cavan came third (out of 15 Loreto schools!) at the National Loreto Sports Day at the Morton Stadium Santry yesterday. 35 representatives (pictured here) travelled with Mc McDonnell and Ms Doonan. We competed in every event and everybody did brilliantly. Our congratulations to Loreto Kilkenny who came first overall and […]

As part of our Friendship Week programme, Joe and Thomas from Blue Rose theatre company spent the Monday with us, presenting “Stand and Speak”, a drama and discussion on the theme of bullying to First, Second (pictured here) and Fifth years students.

Best wishes to our students who have progressed to the Regional Finals of the Doodle for Google competition – Louise Dunne and Eliza Johnson (5th yr), Mobeena Naz (2nd Yr) and Nafeesa Naz (1st yr).