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Yr14 Academic Award winners with Dr K Mullan, Guest Speaker, and Mr M James, College Principal - View Full Size Image
Yr14 Academic Award winners with Dr K Mullan, Guest Speaker, and Mr M James, College Principal
Yr13 Academic Award winners with Mr M James, College Principal - View Full Size Image
Yr13 Academic Award winners with Mr M James, College Principal
Yr12 Academic Award winners with Mr M James, College Principal - View Full Size Image
Yr12 Academic Award winners with Mr M James, College Principal
Yr 11 Academic Award winners with College Principal Mr M James - View Full Size Image
Yr 11 Academic Award winners with College Principal Mr M James
Winners of Individual Subject Awards at A level with Dr K Mullan, Guest Speaker, and Mr M James, College Principal - View Full Size Image
Winners of Individual Subject Awards at A level with Dr K Mullan, Guest Speaker, and Mr M James, College Principal

The annual Senior Prizegiving was held at Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, on Wednesday 14th September 2011.  The Prizegiving rewards students for the achievement of excellence in their academic studies, personal qualities and extra-curricular activities.  The evening also provides an opportunity to welcome back to the College many of the students who left Loreto College in June 2011, and who are now embarking on new adventures: university, college, employment or voluntary charitable work during gap years.  The guest speaker was Dr Karen Mullan MB, BS, MA, MD, FRCT.

Dr Karen Mullan is a Consultant Surgeon in Endochrinology and General Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.  She was a student at Loreto College from 1982-1989, after which she studied Medicine at St Catharine’s College Cambridge.  Following some years in London based in St Bartholomew’s Hospital and elsewhere, she returned to Northern Ireland to practise medicine.  Her post includes the supervision of postgraduate students from Queen’s University Belfast as well as NHS practice.  Dr Mullan gave an inspirational speech about her memories of her time as a student of Loreto College.  Amid her fond memories of school life was a strong message for the students and former students present to take the personal qualities of determination and fortitude so strongly taught at Loreto College into their life beyond and outside school.  Dr Mullan spoke passionately about how what she had learned at Loreto College – both personal and academic – had carried her through testing times in her medical studies and career to date. 

Thanking Dr Mullan for her inspirational words, Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, said:

‘I have come to the Principalship of Loreto College in a time of great change. Fortunately it is not a time of great uncertainty, because the Governors and Mr Lenehan had already established a clearly defined vision for the future of our school and earlier this year the Education Minister accepted our development proposal, which sets us on the path away from academic selection towards greater inclusion. This is a move which reflects the aspirations and ethos of the Loreto Trustees and which is rooted in our Loreto educational values. To some it may seem a curious thing to do in the context of Northern Ireland, where academic selection has been held in high regard for so long, but it is not at all curious in an educational context, nor is it in the context of being a Loreto school.
‘I am deeply mindful of the right of parents to choose an education for their children, which is consistent with their philosophical and religious convictions and I am aware that not everyone will agree with our proposed changes. However, it has been my experience to date that the vast majority of people, with an interest in our school, have been very supportive of our decision. Others have suggested we are playing the numbers games and putting the interests of our own school before that of others. That is not the case. As a Loreto School we are guided by the principles of inclusion, laid down in the Kolkata Guidelines although obviously demographic changes, political changes, educational developments, curricular changes and financial constraints have all had an impact on our decision.
‘The use of academic selection at age 11 has been shown to be divisive and the majority of educationalists regard it as unsuccessful. It revolves around an academic/non-academic distinction no longer recognised in the current secondary curriculum and it detracts from the primary educational purpose of the development of all individuals. The current Northern Ireland Education system produces excellent academic results for a select number of pupils up to A-level, but it also leaves nearly half of our 16 year olds with less than 5 GCSE A*-C grades. Such a system cannot be considered either equitable or a success in moral terms and there is a need for a different approach.
‘But change is never easy. We would all prefer things to go along just as they always have. But if that were the case then we would still be an all girls’ school, with boarders and a very small intake. Many commentators lament the use of the current unregulated transfer tests, with its two different options, but claim there is no alternative. The courageous decision of our Governors has shown that there can be an alternative and, with the support of our extended communities, we can provide a seamless transition from primary to post-primary school for those children with established links to the school, without the need for divisive and questionable transfer tests.
‘Parents have a right and responsibility to choose a school which best responds to the particular needs and gifts of their child. However assumptions by parents that a school which uses academic selection is always the best school may not be well founded. The cohort of students who are leaving us this year came to us with an entrance profile ranging from As to Ds. Not an unusual profile for our school, but not one immediately recognisable as a grammar profile. These pupils received the same teaching as previous students and through their own honest endeavour they have obtained the excellent results we are celebrating tonight. It is our experience that students who come to us and who are willing to work hard can achieve regardless of their entry grade.
‘Following the recent Commission for Catholic Education review, Loreto was found to be a sustainable option in terms of curriculum provision, enrolment, buildings and grounds, infra-structure and capacity. As we move away from academic selection we will still be a sustainable school in terms of curriculum provision, enrolment, buildings and grounds, infra-structure and capacity. We will have the same buildings, same grounds, same curriculum and same staff. Changes will be made, but we will evolve slowly, and we will remain as an 11-18, all-ability, co-educational Voluntary Grammar school, characterised by a caring and supportive ethos, where the highest standards of teaching, learning and achievement are expected and realised.
‘After a turbulent summer, in which we witnessed a rapid decline in the moral standards of society, tonight is an appropriate time to reflect and recognise that not all young people are rioters or looters. Education is about helping individuals and their communities to grow so that they can face future challenges with confidence. We are extremely proud of the young people that we educate in Loreto and rightly so. They will become the leaders and decision makers for future generations and we are confident that they leave us with a sound moral compass and the skills and abilities to meet and resolve any future challenges.
‘Loreto has a long and proud tradition of educating the whole person. The move away from academic selection offers us a wonderful opportunity to extend this tradition to a wider audience. We can build on past achievements and put future educational provision on a fairer basis - one that guarantees greater inclusion and welcomes children from all traditions and none, whose parents wish them to benefit from the opportunities for personal and educational development offered by a Loreto school. As a staff, we are committed to providing a holistic and values-based approach to education, which is open to all and promotes tolerance and respect for diversity as a basic aim.
‘One of our greatest ambitions is that all children at Loreto will be happy. It is my belief that a happy child is a child that will succeed in all aspects of their life and is confident in their own ability, ambitions and dreams for the future. Central to our vision will be, not only to build upon the excellent traditions and successes of Loreto, but to ensure that the school that evolves will be one where pupils will be happy and fulfilled. I will be working with the staff in the college to do all that we can to ensure that your son or daughter's time here is a successful one. By maximising involvement from staff, parents and pupils we can contribute to the ongoing development and success of our young people.
‘Ladies and Gentleman, our educational landscape is changing and evolving, but I remain confident that we have the resources, personnel and ability to successfully navigate these changes and retain the traditions and ethos of the school so that successive generations of future Loreto students can achieve the same levels of success as these students gaining awards tonight.’
Mr James then turned to a review of the academic year 2010-2011.

‘Schools are often judged by their results and as in previous years the school has enjoyed great success in public examinations - the huge numbers of students here tonight bears testimony to this. Over the last few years our results have consistently placed us among the top ten Grammar Schools and in the key criteria of 3+A levels at grades A-C, where the NI grammar average was 75%,our teachers and pupils achieved 84%. GCSE results show a similar trend and an initial analysis of this year’s results confirm a continuation of these excellent results, with 96% of students gaining 7+ A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics.
Individually, at A level, Aoife McGrath was placed third among all those who entered A level Geography.  At GCSE level, four students received recognition of outstanding achievement. Megan Mc Laughlin was placed first in the UK in English, Emma Kelly was placed joint second in GCSE Spanish and joint third in GCSE Music, James McCullagh was placed joint first in GCSE Economics and joint second in GCSE Drama, whilst Daniel McAleese was placed second in GCSE PE.

‘But results are not all that schools are about and as you are no doubt aware, the school provides a great range of extra curricular activities. We acknowledge the great contribution this makes to the College and to the individual pupils who participate.  We firmly believe that this participation complements the academic side of school life, helping to develop the many different attributes of each student. 

‘Participation in Gaelic games remains very high with football teams competing in the Ulster Colleges Nolan, Faul, Ennis and Mallon Cups.  The senior team progressed to the quarter final stages of the Nolan Cup, following some fine performances in the league. The Year 11 & 12 Gaelic footballers made it to the semi final of the Faul Cup before losing to St. Joseph’s, Donaghmore . Not to be outdone the Y10 football team also reached the semi-finals of the Mallon Cup.   There may not yet be much silverware in the cabinet, but we are delighted with the contribution our current and past pupils are making both to their own clubs and to their counties, three of the Derry starting line-up this year were past pupils – and not all of them were Mc Goldricks.

‘In hurling the College continues to be represented at all levels with, teams competing in the Ulster Colleges’ Casement, Kirk, Mc Farland and Mc Greevy Cups.  The Year 8 and Year 9 Hurlers competed in an Ulster Colleges’ Blitz in September progressing to the semi-final. Our Year 11and 12 hurlers and Year 9 and 10 hurlers both had good seasons, reaching their respective semi-finals. 

‘Involvement in Ulster Colleges’ Camogie saw similar commitment from Loreto teams. In September a team of Y11 students won the Ulster B seven-a-side camogie tournament and went through to represent Ulster in the All-Ireland Final. Meanwhile the Junior Camogie team won through to the semi-final of their competition, losing narrowly in a re-play.  The senior camogie team also made it through to the semi-final of their competition, but were narrowly defeated by a physically strong St. Louis’ team.

‘Congratulations also to Maria Mooney, a Y13 student, who received an Ulster Colleges’ All Star award for the second consecutive year. Maria has a distinguished history of representing Loreto in camogie as well as other sports, in addition to playing a leading part in her local team, Eoghan Rua – recent winners of the All Ireland Intermediate Club final. Again we are delighted with the contribution our current and past pupils have made to this success. Maria also went on to captain the Ulster Colleges’ All-Star side, leading them to their first ever victory in the Interprovincial competition.

‘In soccer, six teams competed in the Coleraine and District Leagues with our Year 8 and Year 10 soccer teams enjoying the greatest success.  The Year 10s reached the Semi-Final, of their competition whilst the Year 8s won their Coleraine & District League title, beating St Mary’s, Limavady in the final. Y13 student, Sam Boylan, was again selected as a Northern Ireland Schoolboy International and he continues to make his mark on the local soccer scene.

‘In hockey U-12, U-13 and U-14 A & B teams together with the Senior 1st, 2nd and 3rd XIs all competed in the Derry and Antrim Leagues. Netball continues its popularity, with five teams competing in the Coleraine and District Leagues. The Senior Netball Team finished in runner-up position with the Intermediate B Netball team winning its league.

‘Participation in Trampolining continues to grow, as does its success. At the Northern Ireland championships, Caite Skelly was placed first In the Under 13 Girls’ Elite section, while in the Under 13 Boys’ Elite section, Jordan McCullough was also placed first.  Maeve Lofthouse took fifth place in the Under 19 Girls’ Novice class, while the Under 19 Girls team took third place in the overall team event.

‘This year, teams from the school also participated in the Northern Ireland Schools’ Championships for cheerleading. In the senior section of the competition the Loreto Legends, all Year 13 students, took first place.  Whilst in the Key Stage 3 Cheerleading section, the Loreto Lasers, took third place. 
In a more traditional sport for the school , a team of athletes competed in the NEEBSA finals.  Victoria Bell took Gold in the Javelin; Cliodhna McIlvenny took Silver in the High Jump and Conor Pauling took Bronze in the Long Jump. In cross-country Shane McIntyre was the fastest Y8 boy and Aoife Carr the fastest Y8 girl around the 2000m College Course winning the sixteenth annual Mary McCabe Trophy and Challenge Shield respectively.

‘In recent years Mr Byrne has established an equestrian team in the school and last year Aoife Carr was selected for the NI Team to compete in the European Mounted Games, where the team was placed second. We wish her well for the future.

‘The President’s/ Duke of Edinburgh Awards have grown significantly, with pupils able to gain silver and gold awards in either scheme. To complete the awards students must volunteer over an extended period, develop a skill, participate in a physical activity and complete a gruelling 3-5day expedition. The Awards provides wonderful training in life skills, team work and endurance and we now have forty pupils currently completing awards, with 3 students receiving gold and 21 receiving silver awards last year.  At Easter this year, thirty Lower and Upper Sixth students participated in our very own Loreto Challenge. Students achieve a Gold award by successfully completing a climb to the top(and back down) of Slieve Donard, running 10km and swimming 1000m.

‘In Art & Design highlights included the annual trips to the CCEA ‘True Colours’ exhibition and the Dublin Galleries with pupils from The Girls’ High School. We again won the Anti Smoking competition organised by the Coleraine Borough Council and were placed 2nd nationally.
Music and Drama contribute richly to the life of the College through the Drama club, Senior and Junior Choirs, Traditional group, music and singing tuition. The Junior and Senior Choirs competed in both the Bangor International Festival and the Ballymena Festival, where the junior choir took 1st place. Rehearsals for this year’s show are currently in full swing and we can guarantee that this year’s production of ‘Guys and Dolls’ will be just as ‘unmissable ‘as all of our previous productions. We would encourage all our families to support us by buying tickets, which go on general sale from next Monday – so book early to avoid disappointment.

‘Drama students from Loreto College won several top awards at the annual Coleraine Festival. Ben Levy, now in Year 12 won several awards  including the Most Promising Actor aged 14 and over, for the second consecutive year. He is clearly a talent to watch out for and can be seen very soon starring in the College’s Production of ‘Guys and Dolls’. His younger brother, Lucas, also won several awards including the Junior Festival Cup for the most outstanding performances in the under 16 age group.  Showing tremendous promise for the future, Year 10 student, Conal McGinley, won several medals and trophies as did Year 9 student Rhianna Gardiner and Y8 students Aoife Carr, Emma Crossley and Alexandra McGinley. These can also all be seen in the upcoming production of ‘Guys and Dolls’.

‘As a Specialist Science School we are proud of our long involvement with the ESAT/BT Young Scientist competition. This year Jack Mc Cann won the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences award with his project on the dendritic crystallisation of potassium bromide as well as winning the INTEL Student Award. He went on to represent Ireland at the international Science Fair in America, where he obtained a very credible fourth place. Thomas and Vincent Mc Mullan won the Institue of Physics award and were placed second in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences group section, whilst Sean Mc Kendry achieved a second place, in this section, in the individual category. The school also received the Best School Award in recognition of the consistent success achieved by Mr Mc Kenna and the school over the years. Meanwhile a former student and protégé of Mr McKenna, Hannah Eastwood, became the UK Scientist of the Year, the first female to achieve this accolade. Hanna also travelled to the International Science Fair, where she represented the UK. Loreto has now sent nine students to represent Ireland or the UK at this International Science Fair and we would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by Mr Mc Kenna to our Young Scientists. In other Scientific successes A team of Yr11 Physics students won the Institute of Physics ‘Physics at Home competition’ with a series of innovative demonstrations and explanations of Bernoulli’s Principle and air pressure.

‘European Day offers students an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of cultures in the European Union.  This year, 13 A level Spanish students spent ten days in Granada along with a group of students and teachers from three schools in Co. Armagh. During their time in Spain, the students spent ten days living with Spanish families, as well as taking part in a number of activities.  We are delighted that 12 of the Spanish students have now made the return trip and are currently enjoying the hospitality of our students and their families.
Seachtain na Gaelige, offers a variety of linguistic and cultural events during a week long celebration of Irish culture. The Junior Gael Linn Irish Quiz team emulated previous successes, when they won this year’s Ulster Junior title. Not to be outdone, the Year 11 team also won first place in the Gael Linn Senior quiz, beating off stiff competition from over 200 competitors, to win the top accolade.  These tremendous successes owe much to the students’ participation in the residential courses for students of Irish, organised annually in the Gaeltacht.

‘This year saw a great deal of success for our quiz teams. Junior quiz teams finished first and second in the Causeway Credit Union Inter-schools Quiz, both qualifying for the Northern Ireland final. The team of Aidan Boyle, Elaine Boyle, Fergal Dillon and Ryan Kane won this final and went on to represent Northern Ireland in the all Ireland  final in Dublin. In their first year of competition, the Senior Quiz Team was narrowly beaten in the final of the prestigious Schools’ Challenge Quiz.

‘In the field of Careers and Higher Education, the College hosted its 29th annual Trial Interviews for Yr14 students, an invaluable experience in making course/career choices.  The panels of professionals who help with this event are always impressed with the standard and quality of our students and we are always grateful for their time and support. All Yr13s were placed for a week’s work experience and again we thank all those who support us with this.

‘We also embrace the work of Young Enterprise NI, The Causeway Enterprise Agency, Sentinus and UUC by collapsing the timetable for Y8 –Y12 groups to deliver important aspects of the curriculum. Year 12 students took part in a half-day Success Skills workshop, Year 11 students enjoyed a workshop on the Economics of Staying in School, Year 9 students participated in an Enterpreneurship Masterclass and Year 8 students attended a Financial Capability course.

‘The College attaches great importance to Education for Mutual Understanding, reaching out and engaging with other groups and institutions across the whole of the community.  We are especially proud of our links with Sandelford Special School, our involvement in the Seven Schools Cross Community Project, the work of our Christian Life Community group, our links with the St Vincent de Paul and our links with other Loreto schools in developing countries, especially our sister school in Daejeeling, India.  We are also extremely proud of how generous and caring our students are.  Last year, they raised a total of £14 068 for our designated charities.  In addition, fundraising by both staff and pupils, has enabled 5 Y13 & Y14 students to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program, volunteering their services to building projects in Romania, whilst four Y12 boys volunteered in Kenya with the Moving Mountains charity. We are extremely proud of these students who give of their time, energy and expertise to give service to others.

‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sure you would agree that the College provides a wealth of opportunities for all its students and although I have highlighted some there are numerous other events, activities and opportunities available to students throughout the year, including liturgies, retreats, trips, outings, fieldwork, competitions and so on.  We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and delighted at the high levels of participation. But this does not simply happen of its own accord and behind each of these achievements there is a lot of self-less work carried out by the staff of the school. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the teaching staff, everyday they make their best effort in the interests of the students, often going far beyond what is required of them. I believe that they provide a level of service to our pupils that is second to none and I would invite you now to show your appreciation for our staff.

‘The non-teaching staff also play a vitally important role in the service of our students, often working unobtrusively and quietly to maintain the quality of services, buildings and grounds.  My thanks to Mrs Mc Donnell, the librarian; Mr Lynn, the Bursar; Miss Stewart , Mrs Dougan, and Mrs Maxwell, the office secretaries; Mr Otterson, senior technician on behalf of all the technicians; Mrs Johnston and Mrs West, classroom assistants; Mr Weir and Mr Mullan, caretakers and on behalf of the cleaning staff; Mr Turner, groundsman and Miss McCann, head cook on behalf of the canteen staff. 

‘Thanks also to Fr Keaney, Fr Mc Cullough and to the Religious Education Department for the time and effort they put into organising the liturgies, retreats and seminars throughout the year.

‘I have previously touched on the importance and significance of the Loreto ethos. There is no more tangible evidence of this ethos than the presence of the Loreto Community here in the grounds and further affield. I would like to offer my thanks to the community for there continued prayers and support.

‘My thanks also to our Governors, many of whom are here tonight.  The Governance of schools has become more and more demanding and the next few years will undoubtedly raise many challenges.  I am thankful that in our Governors, we have the expertise and talent to rise to these challenges. I thank them for giving so generously of their time and expertise in making the many important and often onerous decisions in the best interests of the College and its students.

‘Thanks also to you the parents for your trust and co-operation.  Working together we can achieve so much and we are very grateful for your support.

‘Finally my thanks to you the students for your courtesy and co-operation throughout the year – that is something we really appreciate.

‘And to our Y14s from last year. As I have already mentioned, young people don’t always get a good press.  But over the last seven years we have had the privilege to see the best of you.  People full of energy, who are inquisitive, creative, caring and supportive and who have the boundless potential to do good.  Within each one of you is the capacity to do something great, to achieve something great and to be great. In the words of our own Loreto Prayer, “Each day is full of promise and opportunity”, I can only encourage you to follow the words of that prayer and use it well.’

The prizes were distributed as follows, by the guest speaker Dr Karen Mullan, by representatives of the College’s Board of Governors, Dr Mary Mullan, Dr Eugene McElhinney and Sr Anne McLaughlin, by Mr Michael James, Principal and by various Heads of Department and Heads of Year from the College’s teaching staff.

Year 14 Academic Awards
Gemma Black
Amy Brennan
Christine Cartwright
Ciara Christie
Therese Doherty
Jarlath Eastwood
Claire Hill
Jordan Kealey
Sam Maguire
Eimear McAllister
Sinead McAllister
Claire McAtamney
Declan McAtamney
Martin McCloskey
Dearbhla McCotter
Megan McGeehan
Maeve McIlroy
Dominic McNeill
Eoin Melby
Dermot Morrow
Shane Mullan
Gemma Mullins
Niall O’Boyle
Una Race
Gregory Rafferty
Roisin Rafferty
Samantha Rodgers

Year 13 Academic Awards
Michael Bell
Caoimhe Bond
Sam Boylan
Ciara Brankin
Anna Breslin
Carla Brogan
Michael Cheuk
Natalie Costello
Shannon Costello
Eoin Coyle
Eoin Cunning
Dhruv Dahiya
Angus Dinsmore
Niamh Doherty
Olivia Doherty
Conal Gormley
Jordan Hardyway
Hannah Janes
Emma Kelly
Mary Kate Mackle
Daniel McAleese
Thomas McCloskey
James McCullagh
Niamh NcGahon
Oisin McGahon
Aodhan McIlvenny
Megan McLaughlin
Thomas McNeill
Maria Mooney
Hannah Morren
Eimear O’Kane
Megan O’Kane
Therese Rafferty
Bronagh Ward

Year 12 Academic Awards
Eimear Anderson
Shawnee Black
Lee Brownlow
Aidan Carlin
Clodagh Connolly
Ronan Cunning
Liam Gerrard
Nicole Jenkins
Aoife Kealey
Megan Kerr
William Lane
Maeve Lofthouse
Jaime McAlary
Aileen McAlister
Norene McBride
Jack McCann
Thomas McCann
Conor McCloskey
Dean McCloskey
Tomas McCloskey
Caoimhe McGowan
Fiona McGrath
Laura McIntyre
Paul McKay
Sean McKendry
Catherine McLaughlin
Eilish McLaughlin
Olivia McLaughlin
John McLister
Ciara McMacken
Niall McMahon
Thomas McMullan
Vincent McMullan
Aaron McReynolds
Aoife McReynolds
Niamh Meehan
Ruairi Mooney
Ger Mullan
Oonagh Nugent
Aisling O’Kane
Cristin O’Kane
Dean O’Kane
Emma O’Kane
Eve O’Loan
Danielle O’Neill
Lauren O’Neill
Orla Quigg
Dearbhla Rafferty
Gemma Reid
Niall Reid
Ryan Reynolds
Clare Tracey

Year 11 Academic Awards
Conor Anderson
Julia Brzozowska
Caoimhe Cooke
Peter Devlin
Shane Donnelly
Niamh Dowdall
Adam Gellatly
Patrick Kerr
Kevin Liken
Rosanna McAleese
Patrick McCloskey
Alice McGee
Cliodhna McIlvenny
Brendan McKillop
Eilis McNamee
Sorcha O’Hara
Karl Traynor

Year 11 Diligence
11A  Patrick Kerr
11B  Sara MacFarland
11C  Naomi McDowell
11D  Donald Turner
11E  Shannon O’Kane

Year 11 Progress
11A  Laura Rafferty
11B  James Downey
11C  Christopher Carson
11D  Emma Kelly
11E  Katie Dysart

Year 11 Co-operation & Leadership
11A  Shannon Carey
11B  Markus Condren
11C  Jill Hassan
11D  Mark Gormley
11E  Ben Levy

Year 12 Diligence
12A  Dean McCloskey
12B  Emma Thompson
12C  Aoife McReynolds
12D  Sinead Hardy
12E  Shannon Scullion

Year 12 Co-operation and Leadership
12A  Sean McKendry
12B  Hannah Millar
12C  Caoimhe McGowan
12D  Danielle O’Neill
12E  Conor Taylor

Other Awards
1  The Patricia McDermot Memorial Trophy for achievement in GCSE English:
Norene McBride

2  The Macaulay, O’Neill & Martin Perpetual Cup for achievement in GCSE Mathematics:
Ger Mullan, Orla Quigg

3  The BKS Perpetual Trophy for contribution to A Level Geography:
Niall O’Boyle

4  The AVX Computer Awards for achievement in ICT:

A Level
Christopher Kwong

Chloe Moore, Niall Reid

5  The Stanleigh Cup for achievement in Music:
Claire Hill

6  The Trinity Cup for Music:
Eamonn Cassidy

7  The Trinity Cup for Singing:
Gemma Mullins

8  The McGeown Cup for outstanding achievement in A-Level Economics:
Jarlath Eastwood

9  The Ryan McCloskey Memorial Cup for most improved student in Economics:
Dominic McNeill

10  The N & N Trophies’ Cup for achievement in A-Level Art and Design:
Casey Moore

11  The Physical Sciences Award:
Gregory Rafferty

12  Corn Bhrugha for achievement in Irish at A-Level:
Eimear McAllister

13  The Michael Clarke Memorial Cup for achievement in Drama presented by Yr14 students 2002-2003:
Jordan Kealey, Therese Doherty

14  The Bank of Ireland Trophy for achievement in A Level Home Economics:
Una Race  

15  The Northern Bank Award for achievement in A-Level Physics:
Gemma Black

The following awards are for outstanding achievement in individual subjects:

16  A-Level Biology:
Claire Hill

17  A-Level Chemistry:
Jarlath Eastwood

18  A-Level Religious Education:
Ciara Christie

19  A-Level History:
Una Race

20  A-Level Government and Politics:
Gemma Mullins

21  A-Level Mathematics:
Jarlath Eastwood

22  A-Level English Language:
Jordan Kealey

23  A-Level English Literature:
Christine Cartwright

24  A-Level Technology:
Donagh Morren

25  A-Level French:
Megan McGeehan

26  Sports Captains 2010-2011:
Bronagh Bogues, Declan McAtamney

27  Sports Person of the Year, recipient of the Louise McLaughlin Trophy for outstanding contribution to Sporting Life of the College:
Bronagh Bogues 

28  The Mother Rose Cup for best Female Athlete in Yr 11:
Eilis McNamee

29  Award for best Male Athlete in Yr11:
Patrick Kerr

30  Award for outstanding achievement representing the College in sport at National Level:
Sam Boylan, Maria Mooney 

31  Nolan Cup Player of the Year:
Odhran Rafferty

32  Award for achievement in Public Speaking:
Ben Levy  

33  Award for the best article in school magazine:
Catherine McLaughlin 

34  The Teresa Ball Trophy for Commitment and Spirit:
Una Race 

35  The Kathleen Toner Memorial Cup:
Dearbhla McCotter, Claire Hill, Rachael Gaile 

36  The Ciara McLaughlin Memorial Cup:
Aoife Owens

37  For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in GCSE years:
Niamh Meehan, Niall Reid

38  For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in A Level years:
Emma Morren

39  For 100% attendance 2004 – 2011:
Dearbhla McCotter, Olivia Hamilton

40  For Full Attendance in 2010 – 2011 academic year:

Yr11 – Conor Anderson, Christopher Carson, Divakar Dahiya, Mark Gormley, Patrick Kerr, Edward Lane, Kevin Liken, Alice McGee, Cliodhna Mcilvenny, Brendan McKillop, Eoin McKillop, Ciara Morren, Rachel O’Kane, Stephen Reynolds

Yr12 – Eimear Anderson, Jarlath Bradley, Darren Close, John Giron, Owen Judge, Aileen McAlister, Caoimhe McGowan, Laura McIntyre, Sean McKendry, Aaron McReynolds, Aoife McReynolds, Megan McWilliams, Nicole O’Connor, Danielle O’Neill, Niall Reid, Clare Tracey, Ciaran McGilligan

Yr13 – Dhruv Dahiya, Conal Gormley, Kieran Kelly, Benedict McAteer, Connor McCann, Aodhan McIlvenny, Justin Millar, Hannah Morren

Yr14 – Ciara Christie, Diarmaid Hill, Paula McLister, Luke Stuart

Senior Prefects
Gemma Black
Bronagh Bogues
Samantha Borland
Niamh Boylan
Emma Campbell
Erin Costen
Therese Doherty
Rachael Gaile
Olivia Hamilton
Roisin Ingram
Katy Lemon
Orlagh Mailey
Eimear McAllister
Claire McAtamney
Erin McCloskey
Dearbhla McCotter
Michelle McGurk
Katherine McIntyre
Shannon McKeever
Paula McLister
Emma Morren
Louise Mullan
Gemma Mullins
Aoife Owens
Katherine Owens
Una Race
Roisin Rafferty
Christina Robinson
Samantha Rogers
Kevin Beatty
Eamonn Cassidy
Ryan Hourican
Chris Kwong
Sam Maguire
Declan McAtamney
Martin McCloskey
Matthew McCloskey
Shane McGowan
Matthew McLaughlin
Dominic McNeill
Eoin Melby
Pearse Mooney
Dermot Morrow
Shane Mullan
Niall O’Boyle
Gregory Rafferty

Special Awards

Head Boy
Jordan Kealey

Head Girl
Claire Hill

Deputy Head Boy
Jarlath Eastwood

Deputy Head Girl
Ciara Christie

The evening concluded with speeches of reminiscence and thanks by the 2010-2011 Head Boy, Jordan Kealey, and Head Girl, Claire Hill, and with a presentation to the guest speaker by the 2011-2012 Head Boy and Head Girl, Conal Gormley and Anna Breslin.