Welcome back to all our pupils

Welcome back to all our pupils!

I hope you had a great summer and come back to school rested and invigorated, ready for another school year. Four of the teaching staff retired at the beginning of the summer; Ms Cogan, Ms Campbell, Ms Hiney and Ms Monks and on behalf of the whole school community, I would like to wish them well in their retirement. They have each contributed so much to the school over many, many years that we will really miss their presence and wisdom. Now it is their time to enjoy free time and embark on new journeys.

Our Leaving Certificate class of 2010 received their results recently and they did brilliantly. Not one pupil failed a matriculating subject i.e. Irish, English, Maths or a foreign language. 35% of pupils achieved over 500 points, while 71% achieved over 400 points and in all 95% got over 300 points, well in excess of the national averages. They have made us, their families and themselves very proud indeed and we know they will get into the courses they want and go on to become great women.

Loreto Beaufort is a great school and has built up a real sense of community with a positive atmosphere. We try, in a Catholic context, to help each pupil develop herself in many ways. Our work depends on good relationships between our pupils, parents, staff and wider community. Mr Carolan is taking up his new role as Deputy Principal and together, we hope to lead the school, to build on this tradition and make further improvements into the next decade. I wish all in our school community a happy and fulfilled 2010/2011 academic year.

Margaret O’Donoghue

Principal

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