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The school office is now closed (with the exception of emergencies) and will reopen on Tuesday 4th August for e mail and telephone communications

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Sr. Francis Jerome IBVM who taught Music, English, choir and chant in Dalkey from the late 1960s, has died peacefully in Marlay Nursing Home in her 99th year. Sr. Francis Jerome retired in 1988 but continued teaching piano, violin and conducting orchestra until retiring a second time in her 90s. She was an accomplished musician and wrote Music textbooks, was on the NCCA course committee for Music and lectured in the teaching of Music in the Mater Dei Institute.
 
We are unable to publicly celebrate her contribution to Loreto Abbey at this time due to the Covid restrictions but will join in spirit with the Loreto sisters as they gather for her Requiem Mass today, Monday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis.
 

From March 2nd - 6th we marked World Book Day with a dedicated Reading Week. Over the course of the week, 1st years participated in a Harry Potter Table Quiz, 2nd years held a Blind Date with a Book Event and all Transition Year students took part in Book Bingo. 

Students enjoyed morning reflections that took the form of a literary extract from modern versions of fairytales. 

Students participated in our Literary Question of the Day competition. Many also took part in our Match the Reader with the Book competition. For this, students had to match teachers with the book they were currently reading. The week was enjoyed by staff and students alike. 

 

Congratulations to Molly Walker who will be reading an extract from her poem "Bookshelf Memories" on RTE Radio 1 this Saturday at 12 noon as part of Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na Nóg festival for your people.

Congratulations to Molly Walker (5th year) and Eva Furlong (3rd year) whose pieces were selected for inclusion in the Irish Times Fighting Words Young Writers Supplement which was published on May 12th 2020. The supplement featured Molly’s poem which is titled "Bookshelf Memories" and Eva’s piece which is called "My Ocean". This is an excellent achievement and we are really proud of both students.

On Friday 6th March, the Guidance Department organised a trip for all Fourth Years to the UCD Belfield Campus. The outing was divided into two parts; a talk in the John Hume Institute building, followed by a campus tour guided by the UCD student ambassadors.

Our girls enjoyed a highly informative presentation given by UCD graduate Celine. It was interesting to hear about the HORIZONS programme, the UniBuddy system, and the range of sports and societies on offer to UCD students. Celine delivered an overview of all the areas of undergrad study, and all girls received a prospectus to take home.

Our students were then split into smaller tour groups to get a look inside the various schools and facilities on campus. This was an excellent opportunity for our girls to ask questions they had.  All information is available on www.myucd.ie.

 

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