Newsletter – Monday October 18 2021

Weekly prayer space:

This is our Trek for Rumbek week

Every day this week before school (leaving at 7am), we will be walking to raise money for our sister school in Rumbek.

Sr Orla Tracey with our Sudanese Sisters
All Week7amTrek for RumbekFundraiser
Monday Oct 181-1:30Advisory BoardCafeteria
Thursday Oct 214-5Staff MeetingBring Device
Friday Oct 22Talent ShowDetails to follow
Friday Oct 22End of Term

Headstrong Kindness Cards

The 4th Year Headstrong committee have made little kindness cards for the teachers involved in the 6th Year Mentor programme to give to their mentees.

Each card contains words of kindness or a positive quote.

A big thank you to the Headstrong committee for coming up with this lovely idea 💖. 

Upcycling Clean Masks / Teresa Ball Birthday Bunting in January

We are upcycling clean or unused masks to create Teresa Ball Birthday bunting (by December end) to mark her birthday in January. If you have masks to donate, liaise with 4th Years on their return & Trish Lalor.

Parents Association AGM & Guest Speaker Shane Martin

Well done and thanks to our Parents Association who ran their AGM last week featuring Shane Martin, who delivered a very engaging talk entitled:

 “Uncertainty and Upheaval – Strategies for Coping Better during Periods of Challenge in our Lives”

Loreto Education Centre Virtual Camino

Here is some info on how to sign up for the Virtual Camino:

How to sign up to the challenge and how to log your distance

Thank you for joining the staff team.
Neville Charles

Reading Recommendations

Staff / Parent Title:

V2 by Robert Harris

Rudi Graf used to dream of sending a rocket to the moon. Instead, he has helped to create the world’s most sophisticated weapon: the V2 ballistic missile, capable of delivering a one-ton warhead at three times the speed of sound.

In a desperate gamble to avoid defeat in the winter of 1944, Hitler orders ten thousand to be built. Graf is tasked with firing these lethal ‘vengeance weapons’ at London.

Kay Caton-Walsh is an officer in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force who joins a unit of WAAFs on a mission to newly liberated Belgium. Armed with little more than a slide rule and a few equations, Kay and her colleagues will attempt to locate and destroy the launch sites.

As the death toll soars, Graf and Kay fight their grim, invisible war – until one final explosion of violence causes their destinies to collide…

Junior Title:

The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina’s home is in ruins after a brutal raid. But this is not the end but the beginning of their story, one that will take them to unfamiliar cities and cultures, where they will forge new families, ward off dangers and truly begin to know themselves. As the twins pursue separate paths in Brazil and the Gold Coast of West Africa, they remain connected through shared dreams of water. But will their fates ever draw them back together? A sweeping adventure with richly evocative historical settings, The Deep Blue Between is a moving story of the bonds that can endure even the most dramatic change.

Senior Title:

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

Life can be brutal. Winter in Idaho. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones. Jack Dahl has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he’d die for. Their mother is gone, and their funds are quickly dwindling. Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the money that sent his father to prison. Ava lives in isolation, a life of silence.

For seventeen years her father, a merciless man, has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one. But now Ava wants to break the rules – to let Jack in and open her heart. Then she discovers that Jack and her father are stalking the same money, and suddenly Ava is faced with a terrible choice: remain silent or speak out and help the brothers survive.

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