Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme

LAUNCHED:  A New Loreto College Foxrock Student led Initiative –

ANTI-BULLYING AMBASSADORS 2017

We are absolutely delighted to announce the launch of a new and exciting student led and student implemented initiative here in our school. 

Members of our Student Council 2016/17 addressed their wish for everyone in our school to experience the very best of what it means to be part of the community of Loreto College Foxrock. 

They wanted to find a way to encourage and support all of our students in ensuring that our school is a safe, happy, kind and inclusive place for each student.  Most impressively they wanted to do this from within the student body........................Edel Browne
Click HERE for the full text of the launch of the programme by Ms Browne

Click HERE for the text of the inaugural speech given by our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Coordinator, Eve Reidy, at our first Whole School Assembly of the academic year 2017-18.

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Pictured above:  Eve Reidy, our first Anti-Bullying Coordinator
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Introducing our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Coordinators for 2023 - 2024.   A message from Sarah Coffey and Emer McEnerney

Hello everyone,

We are Sarah Coffey and Emer McEnerney and we are delighted to be your Anti-Bullying Coordinators for this academic year. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are made up of 2nd to 6th Year students who work together to organise events such as Stand-Up Week and Safer Internet Campaigns.  We strive to make Loreto Foxrock a happy and safe place for everybody.  We work to make sure that everyone feels welcomed and accepted for who they are.  We are currently encouraging our new students to sign our ABA student initiative, the school pledge.

Our pledge is:  “By signing the Pledge Book and sealing this with my handprint, I committed to making our school a happier place by treating everyone with real kindness and respect”.

We hope to ensure that every student has signed the pledge book and placed their handprint on the wall to show their commitment to making our school a positive place.

This year in our school we would like to focus on the need for empathy and respect in a post-Covid world.  We want to regain true empathy for others and spread kindness around.  We hope to be a place where each of us understands that awareness is good but that actions are better.

Finally, we hope to inspire staff and students to leave a lasting impact in the school for years to come.  We are confident that we can uplift and motivate others to show their support.  We are very excited for this coming school year and look forward to working with our school community this year.

Finally, we would like to leave you with this:

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”.

Sarah Coffey and Emer McEnerney  -  (Anti-Bullying Coordinators 2023-2024)

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Message from our 2022-23 ABA Coordinators
I am delighted to introduce our 6th Year students, Leah Clancy and Gemma Coffey, as our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Coordinators for this school year.  Leah and Gemma have worked tirelessly with our wonderful student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors on a range of student led initiatives for many years and we are fortunate to have such wonderful role models for our students.  Leah and Gemma have been committed to this student-led initiative since its earliest days and have worked to creatively and practically embed the message of kindness and respect in every aspect of our school life.

Leah, Gemma and the ABAs face new challenges implementing their vision and plans as we emerge from the Covid restrictions of the last eighteen months.  They are a very committed and creative group of students, and I am sure they will find increasingly imaginative ways to achieve their aims for our school.
With every good wish to Gemma, Leah and all our student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for 2021-2022
Edel Browne

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 2021-22

Message from Ms Browne
I am delighted to introduce our 6th Year students, Leah Clancy and Gemma Coffey, as our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Coordinators for this school year.  Leah and Gemma have worked tirelessly with our wonderful student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors on a range of student led initiatives for many years and we are fortunate to have such wonderful role models for our students.  Leah and Gemma have been committed to this student-led initiative since its earliest days and have worked to creatively and practically embed the message of kindness and respect in every aspect of our school life.

Leah, Gemma and the ABAs face new challenges implementing their vision and plans as we emerge from the Covid restrictions of the last eighteen months.  They are a very committed and creative group of students, and I am sure they will find increasingly imaginative ways to achieve their aims for our school.
With every good wish to Gemma, Leah and all our student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for 2021-2022
Edel Browne

Message from our ABA Coordinators 2021-22
Hello everyone,
Our names are Gemma Coffey and Leah Clancy, and we are delighted to be your Anti-Bullying Coordinators for this school year 2021-2022.  We are honoured and excited to have this role and look forward to working with you on lots of amazing events.  We feel it is so important that we strive towards making sure that Loreto Foxrock continues to be a warm welcoming place for everyone.  We also want to emphasise the positive ‘Anti-Bullying’ work that has taken place over the last years.

Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (ABAs) have worked tirelessly over the last few years with events such as our Digital Safety and Kindness campaigns for example, and during National Stand-Up Weeks painting our nails for ‘Thumbs-up for Diversity’ to celebrate our differences and similarities.  Our whole school has participated in making a living Rainbow Flag and we have our in-school Rainbow Flag made from cut-out student and staff handprints.

We are particularly proud of our school pledge and this school year, we hope to encourage all students to re-commit to our school pledge.  Our new students (and those previously prevented by Covid restrictions!) will be invited to show their commitment through adding their personal handprint to our Kindness Pledge Wall as well as by signing our pledge book.  We all need to be kind to each other, especially during these challenging times. It is up to us to make our wonderful school a place where everyone feels valued and respected.

Despite the challenges we are currently facing we are confident that we can make the most of this school year, and that all students will have a positive and uplifting experience in Loreto Foxrock.  We are really looking forward to working with our school community this year.

Leah Clancy & Gemma Coffey
Anti-Bullying Ambassadors’ Coordinators 2021-2022

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 2020-21
I am delighted to introduce our 6th Year student Ellen Downes as our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Coordinator for this school year.  Ellen worked tirelessly with our wonderful student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors on a range of student led initiatives last year and will be a great role model for our students. This year, Ellen and the ABAs face significant challenges implementing their vision because of Covid protocols, however they are a very committed and creative group and I am sure they will find increasingly imaginative ways to achieve their aims for our school.

With every good wish to Ellen and all our student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for 2020-2021
Edel Browne


Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 2020-2021
Hello everyone, my name is Ellen Downes and I am delighted to be the Anti-Bullying Coordinator for the school this year. I am really excited to have this role and look forward to having some fun yet meaningful events during the year – obviously while maintaining social distancing!

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It is so important to highlight positive anti-bullying behaviour and to work towards making sure Loreto Foxrock continues to be a friendly and welcoming place for all students.  We all need to be kind to each other and look out for each other especially during these difficult times.  It is up to each of us to make the school a place where everyone feels at home and feels valued and respected.

Last year, as part of Stand-Up week, we held the annual fingernail painting activity (Thumbs-Up for Diversity) to demonstrate our differences and our similarities.  During this week, we also invited each year group to wear a different colour, then come together and create our own living flag. Our theme for the year was ‘Diversity is a Fact – Inclusion is an Act’.  This is also the perfect place to thank my fellow student Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who work so hard to implement the spirit of our school pledge – to treat everyone with kindness and respect.

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This year, we hope to encourage all students to re-commit to our school pledge and then to have some fun events to highlight the importance of embracing difference and including all of our fellow students.  Despite the Covid restrictions and negativity surrounding us at the moment, I am confident that we can make the most of our year and look back on 2020 -2021 as a positive and happy experience here in Loreto Foxrock.

With best wishes for the academic year 2020-2021
Ellen Downes

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Anti-Bullying News 2020-2021

Stand-Up Week  16-20 November

We are reminded this week that Loreto College Foxrock is about whole-school kindness and respect for everyone.

Thanks to our Anti-Bullying Awareness group for putting together these presentations.  To view please click the links below:

Stand-Up Week Nov 2020 Day 1

Stand-Up Week Nov 2020 Day 2

Stand-Up Week Nov 2020 Day 3

Stand-Up Week Nov 2020 Day 4

Stand-Up Week Nov 2020 Day 5

 

Congratulations to the students whose designs were chosen as winners in the recent Stand-Up Week sticker competition.

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Aoibhín Brennan (5C)

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Alex O’Mongáin
(2 Babthorpe)

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Emer Cullen
(6C)

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Ella McGarry
(6A)

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Emma Keenan
(1 Babthorpe)

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Georgina de la Fonteijne
(3 Ward)

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Katie Murphy
(5D)

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Rachel Burton
(4O)

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Niamh Walsh
(3 Babthorpe)

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Sarah Byrne
(2 Poyntz)

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Sadhbh Duffy
(5B)

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Vidya Vorma
(1 Wigmore)


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Anti-Bullying Coordinators 2018-19:    Helen Fisher & Lucy Fitzsimons

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Feature photos - ABA students and staff interviews with RTE (October 2018)

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Kindness, Compassion, Consideration ...  By All, For All.