Power of Positivity Week.
Monday April 22nd—Friday 26th
Monday ‘Cycle against Suicide’
We will be hosting lunch for the cyclists taking part in this initative at 1.00pm.
There will be a presentation open to all to attend, including short videos and a speaker.
Tuesday ‘Be Well Day’
A group of our senior students will be delivering a workshop on positive mental health at lunchtime.
Thursday ‘Building Resilience’
Mental Health Ireland will launch a leaflet
(which a number of our students have already contributed to) for teens with helpful tips and skills on taking positive action and maintaining positive mental health.
Friday ‘Spirit and Sparkle Day’
Finally, to end on a high, we hope to spend 1 class period adding sparkle to the physical environment of our school. Sparkle queens will be in evidence!
At lunchtime Kim Hayden will visit and sing for us.
Following on the great success of last year’s event Loreto Bray Student Council is busy organising our second annual Culture Day. During this event we celebrate the wide range of nationalities and cultures that make up our school community. Last year we saw the slogan selected by the Student Council – ‘Culture Brings Colour’ – brought to life through colourful displays of National Dress and tasty arrays of traditional food dishes from around the world. Lunchtime fun activities and games helped raise awareness and deepen our appreciation of the many cultures that come together to form our school community. We very much look forward to this year’s Culture Day.
Transition Years in Beijing:
Congratulations to our Transition Year Chinese Studies class who have just returned from a very successful visit to Beijing (Dec 2010). Nineteen students and two teachers travel to China as guests of the Confucius Institute to participate in the 5th Annual Confucius Institute Gala Performance which was broadcast on Chinese National Television to an audience of over one billion people. During the show the girls performed a tradition Chinese song. They also had the opportunity to practice their spoken Chinese when they wished the assembled audience and the viewers at home a Happy Chinese New Year. The group visited the Forbidden City, walked on the Great Wall of China and visited the Emperor’s Summer Palace before returning home. All agree the trip was a wonderful experience they will remember for years to come.
Fifth Year Paris Trip:
We wish Bon Voyage to our fifth year students and their teachers who are off to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Paris. A packed schedule is planned for the trip and we look forward to hearing all about in when the girls return.
Model European Parliament:
Congratulations to Lydia Blake and Erin O’Sullivan from fifth year who have been invited to form part of the team representing Ireland in the European leg of the Model European parliament project. The girls will travel to Estonia in April where they will meet with students from other European countries and participate in a very busy schedule of events.