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 […]

TY Pearse class delivered a series of “Safer Internet” workshops to all first year students from Monday 22nd  to Friday 26th February. The aim of this workshop was to promote safer internet use, especially among young people.  Students explored the potential dangers of internet use in the first lesson and in the second lesson  designed posters on […]

Transition year students held a fundraiser on Pancake Tuesday to raise money for GOAL.  Over 400 pancakes with a variety of toppings were made and sold to students. The sale took place in Ms McEvoy’s room and there was huge demand for the pancakes.  €285.75 was raised on the day which will be donated to […]

Princess Wars, a film made by a group in last year’s TY, has reached the Leinster final of the Fresh Film Festival.  It was selected out of 400 entries.  The film will be screened in the Odeon cinema in the Point Village Dublin, on Thursday 25th February between 10am – 1.30pm.  The viewing audience will vote […]

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, […]

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 […]

In recent months a number of Transition Year students participated in a GAA Coaching Course.  The aim of the course was to promote Gaelic Football among young girls and to equip the TY students with the skills to coach GAA to underage female teams.  Sheena Mc Nally, Ulster LGFA Development Officer, visited Loreto to deliver the […]

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 […]

On the 17th of April, we made our way to Athlone Springs Hotel for a transition year mini-company competition called ‘Get up and Go’. A total of 25 companies participated in this competition. This competition focuses on all aspects of a business: Quality, Innovation, Finance, Communication and Marketing. Two companies from our school were involved […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Next week is EU Code Week, and our TY students will be taking the Hour of Code challenge at Learn.Code.Org
A full listing of events across Europe is here

Enterprise Education is again on a high in our school – Ms Dolan reports on her student teams recent successes:

County Cavan Student Enterprise Awards 2014 were held recently, the following teams were awarded prizes. All three winning teams will go forward to the National Finals in Croke Park on April 2nd, and we wish them […]

In a very close final, broadcast on RTE last night, Clodagh O’Reilly (TY Rubens) and her family won the tough competition to find “Ireland’s Fittest Family”. Congratulations, and well done on keeping it all secret until the final show.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

On Friday the 4th October, forty one TY Loreto Students with Ms Mc Cormack and Ms Mc Glade went to visit the Marion Shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo. It was organised to mark the “Year of Faith”. It was also an opportunity for “The Gathering” for Transition year students from the 26 different dioceses. The […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caoilinn, Sarah, Ruth, Lisa and Rachael (TY) write :
Hi, we attended the ‘Get Up and Go‘ national enterprise Transition Year final today. We departed Cavan at 7am and arrived at the venue at 9am. We had our stand set up and ready to go at 10am (that’s us in the picture below). We met loads […]

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.

Paige Conroy (TY) writes:
All TY students took part in wheelchair basketball with representatives of the Wheelchair Association of Ireland. We did races and other games, we then played a match against each other. It made us have a feel on how difficult it is being in a wheelchair, but everyone enjoyed the day.

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!

Tonight is opening night for our TY Musical “Breaking the Habit”. The Box Office has a few tickets left for tonight, otherwise we are Sold Out!

“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” […]

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 […]

County Cavan Student Enterprise finals took place in the Slieve Russel Hotel on Tuesday March 5th, and our Minicompanies swept the boards, winning many of the awards including the overall prize. Drumlin Media made a video of the awards – including an interview with the winners – and we appear at 17 minutes into 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 […]

Transition Year students are working hard this term with Producer/Director Ms McGlade and Musical Director Ms Fay on our musical Breaking the Habit. So when Sr Marie Celine visited our school she was bemused to meet with some of the cast in costume! Here she is with “Sisters” Amanda, Shannen, Nicole, Lorraine, Christiane and Niamh. […]

As part of a Module in ‘Computational Thinking’, our Transition Year students are introduced to basic computer programming. Now they are transferring those skills learned to children in the community. Niamh Boyle, Aiveen Connolly and Amy Hough ( TY Apollo) have recently volunteered as Assistant Mentors at Cavan Coderdojo. Coderdojo is a movement which aims […]

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.

Bullseye for Lauren

December 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Lauren Gaynor (Athena) Loreto College Cavan who has had a very successful year in Archery. She competed at the EBHC (European Bowhunting Championships) in Italy in July of this year where she won Gold. More recently she competed in the Irish Indoor Open Archery Competition In Dundalk, Co. Louth. Many countries from Europe […]

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 […]

Amanda Collins, Emma Clarke and Shannen Lane (Athena) write:
We recently won the local Enabling Access poster competition and were invited to an award ceremony in Dublin. We arrived this afternoon at City Hall with our Class Tutor Ms McVeigh and were welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. We listened to five guest speakers at […]

Jane McGearty and Áine Mulligan (Athena) write:
Worldwide there are approximately 34 million people living with AIDS. To spread AIDS awareness the TY students on the JPIC (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation) committee wore red scarfs, hair clips and painted their nails red for the week of November 26th – December 2nd. Both Transition […]

Shannen Lane (Athena) writes:
From the 5th of November 2012 I attended the TYPE Programme in Trinity College Dublin. It was for 5 days, and I got to not only learn a lot about the many areas of physics but experience college life as well. The five days were mostly made up of one hour long […]

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. […]

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 […]

Paige Conroy (Apollo) writes:
I first became interested in golf when I participated in golf lessons with the school when I was a first year student. Now I have a handicap of 19 which qualified me to play in an all-Ireland competition for under 18’s.This competition was on a links course in Sea Point, Co. Louth. […]

Lorraine Connolly and Dearbhla McGovern (TY) write:
On the 1st of November we both represented our school in the “Young Chef of County Cavan” section of the Taste Of Cavan fair in the Hotel Kilmore. We had to cook a dish, sourcing all our ingredients in Cavan. The total cost of the dish had to be […]

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 […]

Aoife Finan (Apollo) and Lisa Smith (Athena), both pictured below, write:
My name is Aoife Finan and I attended the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Seminar on the 9th and 10th of October this year. I went to the seminar with my fellow student, Lisa Smith, to represent our school. The seminar was held […]

Niamh Boyle, Amy Hough and Aiveen Connolly write:
This month it is breast cancer awareness month. Both the TY classes, Apollo and Athena, decided to raise awareness in the school. We made small pink ribbons where each TY student wrote their name on the back of a ribbon. All of these ribbons then made up one […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shannen Lane and Niamh Donohoe (TY Athena) write:
On Monday the 3rd of September 2012 Natasha Tighe from ‘Strategic Intervention‘ visited our school to work with Transition Year students for two hours.
She explained how there are two wolves in all of us, a good wolf and a bad one. She told us how the wolves […]

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 […]

Transition Year classes Europa and Hibernia are pictured above in celebratory mode at the end of their Graduation Ceremony which took place in the Concert Hall this evening.
A packed audience of families and teachers were entertained with a variety of music, drama, video and business presentations, all composed, performed and presented by the students. All […]

Garda Gary Brennan, Community Garda for the Cavan-Monaghan Division, spend today in our school. In the morning he did a workshop with the Transition Year classes, discussing every aspect of Road Safety with us. In the afternoon Garda Gary addressed all 3rd Year students on the subject of Alcohol and Safety. He told us about […]

Easter Break

March 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

We close for the Easter Holidays after school finished on Friday March 30th, and class begins again at 9am on Monday April 16th. The picture used here was taken by Transition Year Multimedia students.

Ms Dolan writes:
Congratulations to the TY Minicompany “You’re a Stair” on winning 1st Prize for Presentation at the TY Get up and go minicomany competition in Dublin today.
“Game-Gallery” for 2nd Prize for Innovation, and they have been selected to go forward to the National Finals in April.
Congratulations also to Aisling Bourke who was received the […]

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.

Get Up and Go

March 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Ms Dolan writes:
Congratulations to the TY Minicompanies who competed at the Athlone Regional Finals of the TY Get Up and Go competition.
Three companies, “Sholopy”, “Cattle Savers” and “Ní Tír gan Teanga”, now go forward to the National Finals in Naas on April 26th.
We also received 7 awards:
Innovation Award – 1st Prize to “Ní Tír […]

Ms Dolan writes:
Congratulations to all our 100 Young Entrepreneurs who competed in the Co Cavan Enterprise Board Awards yesterday, where 76 companies competed. We won 11 out of a total of 15 rewards! All of our students showed great confidence, initiative and creativity in their products, presentations and displays. The category winners go forward to […]

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.

Sinéad Greene writes:
Peter O’Hanlon and his drama students from the Cavan Institute came to give the two Transition Year classes a drama workshop. We played different games, like keeping the ball off the ground, zip zap bling and 86421 which needed communication and eye contact. We then got into groups and acted out snapshot scenes […]

Richella Tiernan (TY) writes:
Yesterday the two TY classes Europa and Hibernia took part in a Music workshop with musical director Sue Donohoe and her six students from Cavan Institute. We took part in many activities and voice techniques with the students and each game had a different music skill. For example we had to list […]

Eleanor Brady (TY) writes:
The official opening of the Honey Money Bank was held on Tuesday, the 24th of January. The bank team had an interview with Northern Sound a couple of days prior, advertising and promoting the bank. Aisling Doonan, the Cavan ladies GAA football team captain came to our school to cut the ribbon, […]

Alice Breslin and Amy Delaney (TY) write:
Today eleven TY students took part in an Oral Health workshop. In this course we were taught all the essentail details of Oral Hygiene. We were also given notes and tips on how to present our learnings. We learned useful tips on how to clean your teeth and we […]

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 […]

Congratulations to our school’s representatives in the 2012 BT Young Scientist competition – Ciara, Eimear and Laura – on the Highly Commended Award they achieved today for the project “Your Central Wealth is Your Mental Health”. The three girls are pictured here at their stand during the exhibition. The project will be on display in […]

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 […]

Eimear Kelly (TY Europa) writes:
Eimear Kelly, Ciara Deering and Laura Young will be participating in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin this week from January 11th until January 14th. Our project is based on mental health. We are creating a mental health teaching pack to improve and develop mental health education. This […]

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 […]

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.

Get your entries in for the TY Photographic competition, on the theme of positive mental health – entries by December 9th to Ms Rogan please.

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 […]

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 […]

Whodunnit?

November 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Ciara Dinneny (TY Europa) writes:
This week our science class are taking part in solving a fictional murder at Delahasey House. All the students are forensic scientist and using a number of tests we have to find out who killed James Murphy. It could be his gardener Jim Peel, Mrs Doyle, his son Sean Murphy, his […]

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 Book of Kells

November 10, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Aisling Bourke (TY Hibernia) writes:
On Thursday the 10th of November, the Transition year students, along with the visiting Dutch students, went on a fascinating and enjoyable trip to see the Book Of Kells in Dublin. In the heart of Dublin city, we walked through the cobbled streets of Trinity College. Inside the magnificent Old […]

Masterchefs

November 9, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Ciara Sheridan (TY Hibernia) writes:
On Wednesday the 9th of November both the Loreto girls and the Dutch exchange students took part in some traditional Irish baking as they attempted to create soda bread and apple crumble. The rush began in the kitchen as the students started making the soda bread. Most of the Dutch […]

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 […]

Yvonne Brady writes:
On Tuesday the 4th of October our TY class got to complete a PAL- Public Access to Law – course. It lasted for the whole day. For the first 3 classes we were introduced to Mary. She is a barrister, and we spoke with her about the world of law work and how […]

Report and pictures by Rebecca Packenham & Zuzanna Voskarova.
Rebecca:
On Wednesday the 12th of October our class went to the zoo on an ecology trip. When we first went to the zoo we got to look around for 45 mins while the other class were being inducted. When we were the the monkeys were being fed, […]

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 […]

Ciara Deering (TY Europa) reviews Ger Carey’s show Psycho Spaghetti:
“I recently attended this show and to be honest it was the best stand-up comedy routine I have ever seen. I have watched adult stand-up comedy on TV but it is not all revenant to teenagers. However Psycho Spaghetti was just prefect for 15 to 18 […]

Aloighse Gumley (TY Hibernia) writes:

On the 29th of September our TY’s went to Dublin to the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Contemporary and Chester Beatty Library. These shared with us a variety of different styles of art. In the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Street, Francis Bacon’s work is immensly popular. He is an International importance. […]

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 […]

Lauren Freehill and Aislinn Tierney (TY Monnet) write:
On Thursday of exchange week the Dutch students and Loreto TYs headed off to Dublin for the day! The bus was filled with friendly banter and our very own lively class of Monnet provided the “ceol agus craic” factor for our guests. We arrived at Trinity College Dublin […]

Louisa Briody (TY Monnet) writes:
It was a mild Sunday evening when myself and my family made our way to the Farnham Hotel in Cavan. I felt very nervous yet excited as I was collecting my Dutch student visitor who would be spending the week with me in Ireland. I arrived at the hotel […]

Last night the students from our Comenius partner school, ‘t Rijks, in the Netherlands arrived in Cavan to stay with host families from Transition Year. A very busy week of activities is planned inside and outside our school this week for all Transition Year students and their visitors.

Pictured above are TY Schuman class preparing to […]

Gráinne Power and AnnMarie Connolly (TY Schuman) write:
Six students from Transition Year in Loreto reached the National finals
in the AIB Build a Bank Challenge. The team included Grainne Power, AnnMarie Connolly, Vanessa Dolan, Yvette Schutten, Aoife Quinn and Lucy Smith. The finals were held in the R.D.S today. The team left Loreto at 7:30 am […]

Easter Holidays

April 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

School is closed for Easter Holidays from 3.45 pm Friday April 15th. It will be open again for all classes on Tuesday May 2nd, after the May Bank Holiday.

Picture of a quiet Concert Hall passage taken by TY Multimedia students.

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 […]

Drive Zone has come to Loreto College Cavan for the first time ever. It has come here to teach the TYs how to drive correctly using simulators. Drive Zone is suitable for beginners or nervous drivers. You dont need to have a provisional licence to use the Drive Zone simulators. User are given great feedback […]

Anne Marie Connolly and Gemma Cullen (TY Monnet) write:

Transition year art students with the help of their teacher Ms. Molloy got the opportunity to compete in the Milk It! Awards. The Milk It! Awards is an awareness programme involving the creativity and might of students to communicate with fellow teens. Students are given important health […]

As part of our TY Comenius programme, many projects had to be undertaken. For the programme’s first destination – the five schools visiting Ireland – we had explored various issues at a local level. These issues included Religion, Music, Limerick, Sport and the Green Flag. Following this we took the next step by looking at […]

Espana soleada!

April 4, 2011 | 5 Comments

On the 4th of April five students from Transition Year travelled with European Studies teacher Mrs Gaffney to represent the school, and Ireland, in our Comenius Project. The visit was hosted by Agora, a Spanish school in the small town of Saint Cugat near Barcelona.
AnnMarie Connolly, Kate McDonald, Sarah Olwill, Gráinne Power and Yvette […]

Both TY classes, Monnet and Schuman, went on work experience this week to a wide range of places in Cavan. Students worked at jobs they thought they would be interested in for the future. Work placements included places from crèches to radio stations. Each student enjoyed their time doing their work experience and some even […]

Posted by Vanessa Dolan and Niamh Shields (TY Monnet):
Nine Mini-Companies from TY took part in the Cavan County Enterprise Awards on March 2nd. It was a very successful day for all participants, which was rewarding after all their hard work throughout the year. Two Companies came out on top with Go Green achieving 2nd place […]

Transition Year European Studies students are hosting visitors this week from our four Comenius project partner schools in Norway, Estonia, Spain and Holland.
Details of the visit can be found at the project website.

School closes for mid-term Break on Friday February 18th and opens again on Monday February 28th.

Photograph – TY Monnet Multimedia class.

The two Transition Year classes, Monnet and Schuman, attended the brilliant “Psycho Spaghetti Two” in the Newgrange Hotel in Navan, with our two English teachers Ms Murtagh and Ms Buckley. Performed by Ger Carey, it is a brilliant comedy written specifically for young people around the ages of fifteen to eighteen. The hilarious […]

Bank It! is a school bank run by a group of six TY students weekly in Loreto College. On the 7th of February we had our official opening in LCVP room at lunch time. Catherina McKiernan our local famous athlete, and past pupil, came to officially open the bank for us, and is pictured […]

Congratulations to Leona Maguire, pictured here in the Irish Independent on arriving home with twin sister Lisa and the rest of the team, after winning the Portuguese Amateur Open Golf Championship. Leona was named January Sportswoman of the Month by the Irish Times.

Drama with Diarmuid

December 20, 2010 | Leave a Comment

TY students studying English enjoyed a morning at a very active drama workshop in the Music Room with local stage and screen actor Diarmuid Murtagh.
We started with vocal exercises and body warm ups. We enjoyed different forms of drama, individual and group work. It was really fun and we thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from this […]

A group of nine Transition Year and Fifth Year students will travel to Galway this weekend for the regional stage of the European Youth Parliament. It is at this regional conference for Ulster and Connaught that students will be selected to represent their area at the national final. At the national stage delegates are chosen […]

From the 17th-22nd October, a group of 28 TY students travelled to the Netherlands, as part of an exchange programme with a Dutch school. We spent two days at school with the Dutch students taking part in various activities such as dancing and PE, we also went on a day trips to Amsterdam and to […]

GIDDY UP!

December 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

As part of our Transition Year some of the students in our class when on an exchange trip to Holland. The students who stayed in Ireland had an activity-based week. One of the days we went horse-riding.  We split into two groups – one went riding while the other group did stable management. It was […]

Our entry for the Léargas short video competition to celebrate the 2010 Eurpoean Day of Language. Our theme and title was “Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan Anam”.
TY Schumam Multimedia Module
TírGanTeanga