Loreto Mini Company success

A team of TY Students  from Loreto Cololege Bray were runners-up in the Wicklow County Enter5prise Board Mini Companies competitionwith their 'Hydrobottle' project.

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 Congratulations to Emma, Ciara, Orlagh and Grace.
Adopt a Buddy TY students were  busy all year making and selling their Mini Co products. Five Loreto Mini Companies competed in the Wicklow County Enterprise Final The companies competing were
Picture It
Sweet Light Candle Company
The Letter Co

Award for Rubens

The Knights of St. Columbanus this year introduced special awarfs for second level students who excel in Religious Education.


Awards were  presented in  Presentation College and St.Killians.

Pictured is Rubens Breeveld, a student at Presentation College, receiving his award from Eamon Burgess, Knights of St. Columbanus.

Students Shine in Oklahoma!

Loreto Secondary School Bray and Presentation College Bray enjoyed a huge successn with their production of 'Oklahoma !' the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which played to packed 


houses at the Mermaid Theatre.
 Set in Indian western territory in the early part of the twentieth century, the high spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. 
A lot of work is put into the production by both backstage crew and the performers. Director, Sean Leahy, has been directing the TY musicals for years on end, each being successful. Backstage crews include production management, stage management, make up, lighting, costume and set design. 

Benjo is Top Student

Benjo Meriado was chosen as Best Student in Religious Education at Presentation College and received a special award from the Knights of St. Columbbanus.


He is pictured with Martin Locke, vice principal and Pat Gregory, principal of Presentation College

Christmas is more than Parties

Christmas is coming - Yipeee! No school, shopping amid the glitz, trees and decorations at home, a few parties. And of course gifts like the tablet you have been promised. But there is a lot mo


re to Christmas.
The Christmas story is very simple: it tells of a birth, the birth of a first child to poor parents with an uncertain future. So what is it about the story that holds such appeal, that has allowed so many other stories and traditions to grow up around it? Why does it have such a place in our hearts?
Perhaps it has to do with the way it taps into our deepest longings, those things we desire that can help us cope with just about anything: love and trust.
There is much generous love in the story, and with it a sense of wonder that God could be so intimately involved with something so simple. Shepherds are amazed, wise men are humbled and a young woman treasures all these things in her heart.
In the midst of the love we are all invited, just like the people in the story to trust that God is here and cares deeply as each of us deals with the joys and sorrows , the hopes and disappointments of everyday.
This story affirms that we all have a value and a unique dignity that lifts us up and empowers us to move beyond ourselves and to take the risk of reaching out to others, always trusting that God is present in the simple stuff.
A Christmas Prayer
As we celebrate another Christmas
Help us to live each moment gratefully
May we have the faith to trust in the gifts you have given us
May we have the hope that overcomes the dark thoughts that sometimes cloud our vision
May we have the love that makes our world a better place.
We make this prayer through Jesus our brother, born for us again in Bethlehem. Amen

Spirit of Pres is Alive and Well

The Spirit of Pres week in Presentation College represents the history of the Presentation Brothers. Over the course of the week, the students engage in various activities to celebrate the anniversary of the feast of the Presentation of Mary.
The week kicked off with the launch of posters, designed by Lance Carcallas and myself, with help from the Art instructor, Clifton Rooney. The theme was 'Substance Abuse Awareness', and it obtained an excellent reception. Old favourites such as the bae sale returned, with new additions such as a drama for third and fourth year, and second years getting a visit from Ian Madigan. The Senior Debate was typically absurd, as we discussed whether or not aliens live among us. We learned that we should all buy tinfoil hats, as the motion was carried. 
Of course, the weeks highlights were the staff vs students competition. across rugby, football, basketball, and a pop quiz. No punches were pulled as per usual, but in the end, the teachers retained their title.

Music at Loreto

On Wednesday 16 March Loreto Bray is hosting the Dublin High School Concert and Marching Bands. They are on tour in Ireland and will be staying in the Wilton Hotel. There are ninety-three people in the group, fifty-five of whom are students. During their visit they will be entertained by our musicians and dancers and they in turn will perform for the school. Below is the expected program of events for the morning.
Wednesday 16 March
10.00 a.m. Dublin High School arrive
10.10 a.m. Loreto Concert (Concert Hall)
11.00 a.m. Light Lunch (St. Columba’s)
11.30 a.m. Dublin High School Concert Band (Mary Ward APA)
11.50 a.m. Marching Band and Color Guard (Outside)
12. 30 p.m. Conclusion

China Day at Loreto

Loreto College, Bray joined with the Confucius Institute and UCD to offer students a flavour of China.

The day included opportunities to learn caligraphy and paper folding and to eat Chinese food with chopsticks. Senior students attended a talk on opportunities to study Chinese at UCD.

Loreto was a pioneer in teaching Chinese languages to students and has offered classes for serveral years. It was the first school in Ireland to have a Confucius classroom.

Loreto Helps Barnardos

by Andreea Rotaru, Loreto College Bray
 Barnardos is a children's charity. They work with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and campaign for the rights of all children. 
 Barnardos was established in Ireland in 1962.Each year Loreto Bray decide to help at Christmas time. The school contribute to the Barnardos Christmas toy appeal. 
Each year the school asks the students and staff to help with this event. Everyone that can, brings in some toys that are unwrapped and new. The event is always a success. many of the times classes put money together and buy childrens presents as a class and donate them.
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Junk Kouture

'Suit Yourself',  an outfit created by students of St.Kilians Community School has reached the final of the national competition in which students are invited to create fashion outfits from recylab


le materials.
The final entry isd made from old pencils, markers  and art exam labels.
The final will be held  in the Helix at DCU during March and voting for the winners will take place on  the Junk Kputure website.

Lourdes Fundraisers

A pancake sale and a hoodie day areamong fund raisers organised by the RE Department of St.Kilians Community Schoolto help send five students on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in September.



College Awareness Week

St. Killians Community School held its first College Awareness Week during which students were introduced to the options available for Third Level education.

An Information Evening for parents was held during the week.

Adam on Autism

Adam Harris from Greytones visited SSt. Killians College iin his capacity as ceo of  the ASIAM charity which promotes autism awareness.

He spoke to students about the condition and his own personal experiences.

Adam is a former Lions Young Ambassador for Ireland and the UK



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