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1st Years 2017 Subject Choices

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Core Subjects
Options
Factors to Consider
San Francisco
Budapest
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Interest in the subject-
enjoyed in primary school

Load of work-
balance of practical and
theoretical
Business Studies
The Consumer
Borrowing and Saving
The National Budget
Running a Business-start up, employment,
marketing and distribution.
Theory
Book-Keeping
Subject Choice
2017/2018
1st Year
Religious Studies and Faith Development
Physical and Health Education
Computer Studies
English
Irish
Maths
History
Geography
Science
S.P.H.E.
C.S.P.E.
Optional Subjects
Students must pick three additional subjects
French
Spanish
German
Latin
Business
Music
Home Economics
Art
What are the choices?
Future prospects-dream
job!

Family Background-expertise in specific area
Students may like the 'practicality' of some
subjects and its relevance to their lives for
example Home Economics and Business
Do not!
Students should not choose subjects
Just because their friends are
Because they think it will be easy
Without doing the research
Theory
Book-keeping
Development of entrepreneurial skills
The book-keeping component of the course involves drawing up final accounts for businesses and clubs and their assessment.
It is not necessary to have studied Business Studies at JCPA to study any of the Business subjects for Leaving Certificate.
Modern Languages

French
German
Spanish
Importance of Studying a Language
A foreign language is needed
for entry to most universities
in Ireland
The Course
Aural Test
Reading Comprehension
Written Expression
Which to Study?
Consider...
Whether the student,
Studied the language at Primary Level.
Has the opportunity to visit the country.
Whether family members have an interest and proficiency in the language.
LATIN
General areas of study
1. Translation and background study of
prescribed Latin

2. Translation of un-prescribed Latin

3. Comprehension of Latin

4. Latin Composition (Optional)

5. Roman History

6. Roman social life and civilisation
Matriculation Requirements
TCD
NUI Colleges
A pass in English
A pass in Maths and a language
OR
A pass in Latin and another subject
Latin is accepted as the language requirement in all NUI colleges
Home Economics


Approx. 12 practicals in 1st
and 2nd year.

Final practical exam in 3rd year- 35%
1. FOOD STUDIES
2. Project
Worth 15% of total
Focus on Childcare or Craftwork

Completed by the end of Sept-3rd Year
Students pick topic
3. Written Exam
50% of total marks
Food Studies
Consumer Studies
Social and Health Studies
Textile Studies
Resource Management
MUSIC
1. Performing- 25%

2. Composing and Listening-75%

All students take up the recorder from First Year so it is
not necessary to study an instrument outside of school
Art
Drawing exam-3rd Year-25%

Project Work-75%- October
to May- 3rd Year based on
a theme.
Painting and Graphics
3.D
Craft-ceramics, pottery
puppetry, print, clay model.
If a student chooses to study two modern languages she must choose French as one of them
Helpful Websites

www.ncca.ie
www.examinations.ie
www.curriculum.ie
www.guidanceonthegreen.com
www.jct.ie
Ms Jackie Dempsey Principal
Mr Des Fitzgerald Deputy Principal
Loreto College
St. Stephen's Green

Information for Parents
Class of 2017 - 2023

Established in 1833
The 1986 Fire
The newly built school
Recent developments
History of the College
The College Philosophy
The Loreto philosophy of education is centered in God and rooted in Gospel values where truth, freedom, justice, sincerity and joy find expression.
It is inspired by the words and actions of Mary Ward and Ignatius Loyola
Mission Statement
To support our ethos
To encourage participation in
liturgy
To recognise that all we do is
underpinned by a commitment
to faith and faith development
To actively embrace the values
which your daughter will encounter
here
We ask you:
In an atmosphere of mutual respect and justice,
we are a community that aims to provide a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student. We provide a holistic education wherein we strive for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge. Social concerns and spiritual values are central to our educational philosophy, while sporting and cultural endeavours are encouraged. Each student is challenged to realise her full potential and to recognise the dignity of each human being.
MARIA REGINA ANGELORUM
CRUCI DUM SPIRO FIDO
Pastoral Care
Buddy
Tutor
Year Head
Chaplain
Career Guidance Counsellor
Deputy Principal
Principal
Any Subject Teacher with whom
the student is comfortable
Resource Hours
Learning Support Hours
Irish exemptions are very rare and must satisfy a DES circular
We should by now have received your daughter’s psychological report. If you have not returned the report we will need it within the next week
You will be invited to an individual meeting in May
Learning Support
School Week
School Day
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
08:55-15:20

Tuesday & Thursday
08:55-16:00

Day begins with a Reflection on the
intercom at 08:58.
Changes afoot

40 min. classes

Half day Wednesday?

Typical School Day
at the moment

08:55
Options
09:30
Maths
10:05
Irish
10:50
History
11:25
English
12:00
Religion
13:30
Physical Education
14:05
Physical Education
14:40
Geography
Day to Day
Every student must have:
Wine skirt
Wine pullover
Striped shirt
White socks/cream/navy tights (for winter)
Black/Brown/Navy leather shoes
Navy crested jacket
School Uniform
PE Uniform
Every student must have:
White aertex with school crest.
A wine crested PE skort
A grey school hoodie
Navy crested track bottoms
White cushion soled socks
Non-marking runners
Sports Uniform:
Basketball Kit
Shorts
Vest style top
Hockey
Wine and white skort
Wine and white hockey top
Navy shorts (optional)
Note:
The school
suppliers are
Lynch's of Marino
Note:
1st Years do not need
to purchase a Sports
uniform until they
decide definitely which
Sport(s) they are
choosing
Facilities
Sports Hall

4 Science Labs

Oratory

2 Art Rooms

Library

Computer Room
2 Kitchens

Assembly Hall

2 Music Rooms

Conference Room

Canteen (Gerard’s)
Breakfast and
Lunch
Morning Prayer in the Oratory every
Friday morning at 08:30
Four Folk Masses take place throughout
the year on Saturdays at 18:30
Retreat Programme
Carol Service
Full School Mass
Marking of all Seasonal Events
Liturgy
Extra Curricular Activities
Music
Sport
Social Justice
Environment
Other
Ceiliúr
Folk Group
Chamber Groups
Orchestras -
Siansa and Cuisle
Soccer Table Tennis
Gaelic Football Athletics
Camogie Hockey
Basketball Cross-Country
Gymnastics Tennis
Swimming Cricket
Badminton Sailing
Mission Possible
JPIC
Amnesty
St Vincent de Paul
Kolkata Immersion Experience
Green Committee
Debating
Young Scientist
Drama
Model United Nations
Pop-up Art
Computer Club
Book Club
Maths Club
Making friends
Getting involved
Rushed lunches
Travelling long distances

Concerns
Well established and very active
Made up of 24 members - representative for each class
Contact details on the school website
Parents' Association
Policies
Code of Behaviour

Mobile Phone Usage

Anti-Bullying

Child Protection
of relevance and interest
www.loretothegreen.ie/about/policies
What to expect

Mid to late August
3 days
Sport
Computer
Library
Other activities
Induction
Arrive at 9:15am at school door
Comfortable clothes
Used to establish mixed ability classes
Assessment
Tour of the school
Break for refreshments
Guide to subject choice
Students finish at 1:00pm
Options Form
Consider and discuss
Forms to be returned by Wednesday 22nd March at the latest
Questions welcome
www.loretothegreen.ie/parents/the-parents-association/
On assessment day (Saturday, 8th March) your daughter will get lots of information on her subject choice.
Suggestion - discuss it with her over the weekend.
iPads
Lengthy discussion at staff level.

Weight of school bags a serious concern.

Consideration given to health implications.

Potential for independent learning.

Cost a factor.

Flexibility of use within the classroom.

Syllabus now called 'specification'

Terminal exam at the end of 3rd year and an Assessment

Task completed in school under the supervision of the
class teacher. Corrected by the SEC

New focus on
Wellbeing
-
C.S.P.E., S.P.H.E., P.E., Choir
, whole school events e.g.
School Mass
,
Spirit Week
,
Sports Day
JCPA

(Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement)
Your daughter's year is the fourth year of the new programme
Don't panic!
Change is gradual and positive.
Emphasis on Key Skills and Statements of Learning
Reduced number of examinable subjects equals reduced pressure.
Short courses - again don't worry.
Subjects with new specifications are: English, Science, Business, Irish, Modern Foreign Languages
On assessment day (Saturday, 11th March)
your daughter will get lots of information on her subject choice.
Suggestion
- discuss it with her over the weekend.
Managing Myself
1. Belonging and integrating
2. Organising myself
3. Communications skills
4. Physical health
5. Friendship
6. RSE
7. Emotional health
8. Influence and decision making
9. Personal safety
Decision ?
Students and teachers engaged in the process of timetable changes

Information
By the end of April.
Changes
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