Dutch Exchange

October 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment

A warm welcome is extended to our Dutch Exchange students and teachers who are visiting the school this week.  Dutch students are being hosted by the families of TY students.  The exchange is co-ordinated by Mrs Gaffney who has organised a busy schedule for our visitors – from Samba drumming to forensic workshops and outdoor […]

On the 9th of May 2016 we launched our health promoting schools programme. To kick things of there was lunch time entertainment in the court yard where the senior years preformed a flash mob. To add to the excitement some of the teachers also took part and nearly out danced the students! Following this we […]

First Year Hockey

February 8, 2016 | Leave a Comment

A group of first years have been participating in a Hockey coaching module delivered by Hockey Ireland coach Sasha Gannon.  The module ran for six weeks and introduced the students to the basic skills and rules of Hockey.  The module finished with a game against the Royal School Cavan.  The students really enjoyed experiencing the […]

On Monday the 11th of September, transition year students went to Loughcrew Adventure Centre, Oldcastle, County Meath. Apart from the obvious adventure experiences (such as the Zipline!)  Loughcrew is home to one of Ireland’s oldest landmarks, the Loughcrew Cairns, which are megalithic strucutres built around 4000 bc as burial chambers. Visiting these megalithic tombs was very fitting […]

Three Transition Year students recently participated in the BT Young Scientist 2015 exhibition.
“Can you beat us” is a project on game theory by Ciara Finan and Emma O’ Reilly. The girls pursued a mathematical study of how to use game theory to develop a winning strategy for a game called Pick-Up, reducing this down to […]

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 […]

Staff really got into the Christmas spirit on Friday 12th December when they braced the cold winter morning all wrapped up in their festive jumpers.  Well done to Ms. Blessington who won the prize for “Best Christmas Jumper 2014”.  Who will win in 2015….? Well done to all involved.

Sporting Success!

December 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We in Loreto College, Cavan are very proud of the sporting achievements of our students and it is true to say that our school is fast becoming a sproting academy with students excelling in Ladies football, athletics, rugby, soccer, basketball, badminton, swimming, camogie and even archery.  Pictured below from left: Morna O’Hanlon, rugby, Michaella Leddy, […]

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 […]

Sports Update

November 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

It is true to say that Loreto College students and their teachers have been very busy over this past few months, not only with their studies, but also with their sporting activities.  See below for an update!
Senior Gaelic Football  
The Senior Gaelic football team had their first Ulster game against Our Lady’s Castleblaney.  The team came […]

Today Ms. Amond’s sixth year biology students were treated to a party and a last “lecture” & slide show in the demonstration room.  Pictured here is her sixth year biology class, and if you look carefully, herself!!  Best wishes to Ms. Amond in the future…..see you at the graduation night for the class of 2015. And thanks […]

1964 Reunion

October 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Pictured below is the Class of 1964 who recently gathered for a reunion in Loreto College.  Spot anyone you know?

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 who host their families in the gym tonight for the Graduation Mass and Prizegiving Ceremony.

Pictured here are the outgoing Head Prefects Eimear and Aishling handing over their Chains of Office to next year’s Head Prefects Lisa and Louise.

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 […]

Niamh Kelly (Apollo) writes:
Our TY Graduation night is to take place on the 20th of May. There has been a lot of preparation for this night and we are finally ready. Its starts at 7 o’clock and all TY students can bring their parents to come and enjoy the show. Each class made their own […]

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!

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 […]

Tare Kearns and Orla Murphy (Athena) write:
On the 22nd of October 28 Loreto students hosted 32 Dutch exchange students in their homes. There were many activities organised for this visit.
On Monday we had three activities throughout the day – these included an Irish soda bread baking and pumpkin carving workshops, tai chi and a forensic […]

Greta Saulyte and Andrea Dowd (Athena) write:
On the 12th Of October 2012, as part of mental health week, the two TY classes Athena and Apollo organised tea and scones for the sixth year students. We did this because the sixth years have a lot of pressure on them this year because of their exams. Each […]

Lisa Smith and Kayleigh McCaffrey (TY) write:
On the 31st of August our TY classes got the opportunity to visit Lough Key to have fun and bond as a year. When we arrived we all lined up to get our harnesses and gloves. We then set of to get the run of what was entailed for […]

Good luck to all Loreto students, teachers, staff and families who are competing, performing, volunteering or working at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Cavan August 10th-20th.
Here are some of our Loreto / Killashandra musicians in action:

Megan Brady (TY) writes:
On Monday the 23rd of January, five TY students travelled with Ms. Gaffney to Bergen-op-Zoom in the Netherlands. As they arrived at the train station in Bergen-op-Zoom, they met their hosts and were whisked away to their homes for the week. They spent the week living as a student in Bergen-op-Zoom going […]

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 […]

Megan Brady (TY) writes:
Today the Transition Year students held a Cheerios breakfast morning for the 1st Years students in the junior canteen to raise money for the ISPCC Childline. The tables of the canteen were set out with boxes of Cheerios, bowls, spoons and milk ready for the arrival of the first years. The […]

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.

Aimée Maguire (TY) writes:
Today the Transition Year students along with our visitng Dutch exchange students from T’Rijks school travelled to Rosnowlagh beach in Donegal to Turf ‘n Surf. Our plan was to try and catch some waves although that didnt quite work out for all of us. On arrival we were given wetsuits and split […]

Yvonne Brady and Emily Brady (TY) write:
As part of our introduction to TY, the two classes Europa and Hibernia went to Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Centre with Ms Doonan. We met the centre staff and started with a talk on safety. Then we divided into five groups, to allow us to get to know all the […]

Head Prefect Kate McNally writes:
January 24th-28th marks out annual Friendship Week. In preparation, the Friendship Committee organised many activities for the week. These include a play from a visiting drama group, Friendship themed Pastoral Care lessons, and encouraging all classes to write their own Friendship slogan.
We organised for a spiritual reflection to be read over […]

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.