First year students were recently treated to a fascinating workshop from Dr. Niamh Shaw, Space Ambassador to Northern Ireland, titled “Our Place in Space”.   Students were taken on a journey of the different celestial objects in our night sky and how it all came to be.   Below is a photograph of first year […]

ISTA Science Quiz

November 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

The Cavan/Monaghan Branch of the Irish Science Teachers’ Association hosted the regional final of the Senior Science quiz in our school on Thursday 12th November.  Twelve teams competed in this “battle of the minds” with our very own Ms. Amond taking on the role of quiz mistress on the night.  Ciara Shiels, Mairead Bogue and Clodagh O’Reilly, 6th […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

A team of physicists from W5 in Belfast came today to present a workshop with 2nd Years for Science Week. The themes was Forces. Here is Ms Murphy staying steady on a Segway, and David from W5 demonstrating forces with the help of a brave 2nd Yr volunteer…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

We had our Hallowe’en firecrackers early in Loreto this year. Last Friday, some very helpful explosives experts from the Army carried out a controlled explosion to help us dispose of some aging unwanted chemicals. Mrs Gaffney caught it on camera…

Naughton scholarships were established in 2008 to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level in Ireland. Each year a number of exceptional students are awarded scholarships to study at undergraduate level at any publicly funded university or third-level institution in Ireland. One of this year’s recipients is Clare Gorby (class of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3rd Year Science students were “third time lucky” in sending their environmentally friendly hot air balloon into the atmosphere for the final day of Science Week. The first two attempts were total failures (it was very windy and damp), and Ms Amond had to climb the fence to save one of them. We got 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 […]

Today in Ms Amond’s 3rd Yr Science class we investigated the chemistry of clouds for National Science Week. We found we needed water vapour and condensation particles, and when we reduced the pressure suddenly clouds appeared.

This week was Science Week 2010 nationwide and the theme was “Our Place in Space”. The 2nd year physics students took part in an Egganut Challenge, and First Years entered the Space Quiz webquest.