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 […]

TY Beauty Workshop

October 14, 2016 | Leave a Comment

T.Y. students took part in a beauty workshop presented by Mary O’Flynn from Exquisite Hair from the 5th – 7th of October.  The workshop covered hair, beauty and nails and students learned how to do different hairstyles such as plaits and twists. There was a short tutorial on nails using dotters, sponges and different colours […]

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 […]

Teddy Bear Workshop

December 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Our first and second year Home Economics students recently attended a Teddy Bear workshop in school. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event. All bears were completely unique and even come with their own birth certificates!

Dutch Exchange 2015

November 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

The week beginning 1st November was a very exciting week in Loreto College, Cavan as our school and TY students were host to 43 students from Holland and their teachers.  TY and Dutch students had a rich educational experience during this week as they took part in many different workshops  – rocket science, samba drumming, […]

Science Week 2015

November 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

This week is a busy week in the Science department as Science Week is upon us. In preparation for this week, first and second year students attended a workshop delivered by W5 employees (the Belfast based interactive science discovery center).  The theme of the workshop was “Force of Course” and great fun was had by […]

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 […]

On the 5th of May the student council held their annual bake sale in aid of various charities. All students were asked to contribute by baking some cakes or treats. The bake sale was held in the gym during lunch and it was a huge success. In total €580 was raised. The money will be […]

On Thursday the 30th of April, Transition Year students went to Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. We took part in a workshop called “Conservation and Stewardship” which highlighted the importance of looking after our earth and its animals. This was a very enlightening and interesting experience.
We even got up close and personal with various […]

This year Loreto College Cavan hosted the annual National Loreto Schools Tag Rugby Blitz on Friday the 1st of May at the Cavan Rugby Club.  It was attended by a number of Dublin schools.  Loreto College Cavan ‘A’ Team won out the competition for the second year in a row.  The event was a great success […]

International Table Tennis Champion, Lauren Donaldson, and her coach Chris visited the school during Active Schools Week to give students first hand experience of the sport by demonstrating the game.  Students also got the opportunity to try the game for themselves.  Pictured below are Lauren Donaldson and coach Chris demonstrating a high speed, quality game of […]

Rumbek Day

May 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment

On the 25th of April, Loreto College Cavan was transformed into a sea of colour as the students and teachers dressed in the Rumbek colours. Rumbek Day was organised by the Student Council and aimed to raise much needed funds for Loreto Rumbek. The students were asked to donate €2 and wear Rumbek colours for the […]

On the 4th March, all first year students in the school took part in the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition ran by the Irish Maths Teachers Association. A great effort was made by all students on this problem based quiz and a very high standard of maths was observed. Big congratulations to the following 1st year […]

In December Transition Year students entered a European Studies Programme Competition under the guidance of Mrs Gaffney (European Studies Teacher). The competition involved the production of a brochure to inform our peers about one of the Millenium Development Goals and to propose a future development goal and explain the need for such a goal. A […]

Safer Internet Day

February 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Tuesday 10th February marked Safer Internet Day, an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people.  To mark this day, students from TY Erne delivered a “Safer Internet Workshop” to all first year students based on the theme of cyber bullying.  First year students designed a poster on this theme which […]

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 […]

Pictured below is a photograph of one of the less traditional sports we enter teams into at Loreto College Cavan.  Caoimhe Martin participated in an Inter Schools Sailing Competition before Christmas at Malahide, Dublin.  It was a great experience for Caoimhe and all the sailors.  The competition was organised by Olympic Sailor Ciara Peelo who […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Student Council’s Rap ‘n’ Maths competition took place from the 21th – 24th of October. All of the maths classes were preparing weeks before the competition and great creativity was shown by all. On Tuesday 1st Years and 2nd Years took the spotlight giving us very entertaining versions of many of the latest songs. […]

Ms Rogan’s TY Physics students have been preparing for Engineer’s Week by inviting all 1st Year students to a Monster Engineer Week Quiz on Friday afternoon. They prepared lots of rounds of questions, including some very interactive challenges, and ran a great show which was both educational and enjoyable. The finalé was a line up […]

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1st         Ciara Deering     Mac Manus Hamper
2nd        Emma Colwell    Cara Hamper
3rd         Mrs. Buckley      Sam McCauley’s Hamper
4th         Catherine Clarke    Smith’s Shoes Voucher
5th        Jennifer Galligan   McDaid’s Hamper
6th        Claire Brady     Cara Voucher
7th        Ms Farrelly    Cara Voucher
8th        Orla Conde    Veale’s Voucher
9th        Caoimhe Tracey    Synergy Voucher
10th      Seadnagh Lynagh   Boyd’s Pharmacy Voucher
11th      Roisin Campbell    Eason
12th      Ms Kelly (English)   Chapter 1
13th      Megan […]

On Thursday November 7th, TY Rubens are holding a “Go Girls” GAA blitz for all 1st Years. The TYs have been taking 1st Year classes for coaching clinics in the lead up to the event. There will be prizes for the winning team and we hope all 1st years enjoy the event.

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 […]

Every year TrendMicro, a Cork based technology firm, sponsors an Internet Safety competition for students called “What’s your Story?”. This year the students were challenged to make a 2-minute video showing the good side of the Internet, using their original ideas. Our TY students took up the challenge, and today it was announced that we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

“Breaking the Habit”, a musical performed by the Transition Year students, will hit the stage in Loreto on Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st March at 8pm sharp, and you won’t want to miss it…
Directed by Ms Claire McGlade, with musical direction by Ms Carmel Fay and a cast comprising 48 TY students, “Breaking the Habit” […]

Mrs Diver (Home Ec Dept) writes:
First year Home Economics students have been busy putting their sewing skills to good use by recycling old socks into sock monsters!! They have incorporated a variety of stitches including the tacking stitch, the running stitch and the blanket stitch and have also sewn on buttons!! What a great use […]

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 […]

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 […]

Third Years, First Years and TYs has a very lively day with Sue McCarthy from Technology Rocks. Sue is an engineer with a great sense of fun, and she taught us lots of physics in a most engaging way, as you can see from the pictures below. Thanks to Ms Kiernan our Careers Guuidance teacher […]

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 […]

We had a great finish to our first half term today with the performance of the first raps, song and drama to celebrate Math week. Fractions, decimals, angles all got rhymed and reasoned to music. The judges had a difficult job to pick winners – these will be announced after mid-term so watch this space.

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 […]

Aoife McEntee and Orla Ward (Athena) write:
As part of our Dutch exchange students’ very enjoyable week in Ireland at the end of October, we joined them on their trip to Galway. We departed early on the Thursday morning, and 3 hours later we arrived in Salthill, Galway. When we got there we split up and […]

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:

Finally this afternoon (thanks to the weather remaining dry – last year was cancelled due to snow!) the 3rd Yrs had their Sports Afternoon. The Sports Dept organised a full round of challenges and activities, concluding with a fancy dress relay race. It was good fun for all – many thanks to Ms Doonan and […]

Ms Blessington’s 1st Yr English class held their Book Club Coffee Morning today. Here they are picture enjoying breakfast while discussing the book they have read together this term, A Girl Called Blue by Marita Conlon McKenna.

Pictured here are some of First Year class St Joshua with tutor Ms Brady enjoying their first Annual Christmas Quiz.

On Dec 16th the school will have the Christmas Carol Service organised by the RE Dept, and the Annual Quiz organized by Ms McGlade and her team from Transition Year. Pictured here is our indoor crib waiting for the arrival of the Baby Jesus.

Here you can listen to Mrs Hughes and our Chamber Choir’s recording […]

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 […]

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 […]

TY (Europa & Hibernia) students write:
As part of our TY Digital Multimedia course, both classes came together to have a workshop on “Introduction to Computer Programming with Scratch”. Ms Amond invited a guest teacher, Stephen Howell from Tallaght IT. We learned about the history of computer programming, how important it is, and then we were […]

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 […]

Second year PC classes competed in a Uni-hockey league over first term. All games were played in a great atmosphere of fierce but friendly rivalry, and good fun was had by all participants. Runner-up class was St Hermione, and winning class was St Hannah –  pictured here with their tutor Ms Rogan. […]