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Y14 Academic Awards winners, with guest speaker Dr Feargal McNicholl and College Principal Mr M. James - View Full Size Image
Y14 Academic Awards winners, with guest speaker Dr Feargal McNicholl and College Principal Mr M. James
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Y13 Academic Awards winners, with College Principal Mr M. James
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Y12 Academic Awards winners, with College Principal Mr M. James
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Y11 Academic Awards winners, with College Principal Mr M. James
Special Awards winners, with guest speaker Dr Feargal McNicholl and College Principal Mr M. James - View Full Size Image
Special Awards winners, with guest speaker Dr Feargal McNicholl and College Principal Mr M. James
19/09/2013 LORETO COLLEGE REWARDS EXCELLENCE AT ANNUAL SENIOR PRIZEGIVING

The annual Senior Prizegiving was held at Loreto College Coleraine on the evening of Wednesday 18th September, as the academic year drew towards its conclusion.  The Prizegiving highlights the academic, personal, extra-curricular and inter-personal successes of the Senior students of the College and is a celebration and commendation of these achievements and qualities.  The event was also an opportunity to welcome back the Year 14 students of 2013, to congratulate them on their success and to wish them well on their next steps in education, training and employment.

Before the Prizegiving began, the visitors and guests were treated to several outstanding musical performances.  Traditional harpists Caoimhe Cooke (Year 14) and Cariosa O’Harte (Year 11) performed in the College Foyer as guests arrived, while pianist Ben Levy (Year 14) provided incidental music in the College Hall both before and after the Prizegiving ceremony.  Loreto College will stage a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Phantom of the Opera in October; leading cast members Hal McGonigle and Sarah-Jayne McGill (both Year 13) performed a duet from the musical as a taster for the audience of the delights in store next month.  Mr Stephen Gallagher, Vice Principal, paid tribute to all five outstanding musicians on behalf of the staff and students of the College.

The guest speaker at the Senior Prizegiving was Dr Feargal McNicholl. A former student of Loreto and now a doctor as well as an award-winning researcher into the role of haematology in the treatment of leukaemia and other cancers, Dr McNicholl spoke fondly and with great passion of the happy memories he had of his years as a student at Loreto.  Dr McNicholl outlined the excellence of the education he had received at Loreto, whether that was in the Science laboratories, the English or History rooms or on the gaelic football pitches.  He paid tribute too to the ethical and moral education which he had received at Loreto, and which had formed the basis of so much of his practice in medicine to this day. Dr McNicholl emphasised to the current and former students of Loreto College present at the Prizegiving that the principles which underpin Loreto education will hold true throughout a moral, ethical and diverse career in any field, whether that be medicine, education, commerce or the law.  Not only does Loreto College offer excellence in every area, whether it be academic, sport, music or the arts, it also offers a sound foundation in the principles upon which an ethical society (or workplace) is built.

Thanking Dr McNicholl for his inspiring and entertaining speech, Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, said:

 ‘I am delighted to welcome you all to our Senior Prize-giving as we reflect on another eventful and incredibly successful year for the College, although, again, a year not without challenges.

‘Education, as with most things, does not remain constant. It is continuously changing and evolving and the challenge for us is to maintain the highest standards in this changing landscape. And as a Loreto school we are firmly rooted in the Loreto ethos with our core values of LOVE, JOY, SINCERITY, JUSTICE and TRUTH. These values of are at the core of the Kolkata guidelines and promote an education system which is inclusive of everyone and which prompted our Governors several years ago to move away from the use of academic selection.

‘And for the first time, this September, we admitted our first cohort of students who did not have to sit a transfer test. We have been planning and preparing for this change for some time and we are extremely pleased that the procedures and structures we have initiated are working as we had anticipated. We are confident that this cohort of students will benefit from a Loreto education in the same way as previous cohorts and we wish them all well as they settle in to their new surroundings.

‘Of course it has not all been plain sailing and we have faced challenges along the way. Some people questioned the wisdom of our change, but as the proposed changes from Area Based Planning and The Post-Primary Review have been revealed it is clear that the Governors’ decision fits in well with the future development of Catholic education in the wider Coleraine area.

‘In 2006 the Commission for Catholic Education was established to consider the future provision of Catholic education across the whole of Northern Ireland. Some seven years later, following many consultations and discussions, we now have firm proposals for Catholic education in this area. These proposals envisage a single all ability Catholic school in Coleraine led by the Loreto Order. Within this proposal there is a commitment to this school remaining a Loreto school, with a Loreto ethos and philosophy derived from its foundress Mary Ward, sustained by the Loreto Order and informed by the Kolkata guidelines. We recognise that the proposal will necessarily mean that we will have to work with the other Catholic schools in the area to develop this vision and this is nothing new - it has been happening in recent years through the Coleraine Area Learning Partnership with pupils from other schools accessing some subjects in Loreto and vice versa. Inevitably with two Catholic schools already in existence in Coleraine there have been murmurs of mergers and amalgamations but at this point there are no proposals for such a solution. However, given St Joseph’s recent success in the examinations and its tradition of cross-sectoral provision, there can be no doubt that any possible venture involving the two schools has the potential to produce a centre for academic and vocational excellence that incorporates the strengths of both schools and that will create an excellent educational provision for all our students. Whatever happens we can be assured that Loreto College Coleraine will be able to manage any changes and will continue to flourish in the future.

‘As a Loreto school we are extremely proud of our history, our tradition and our achievements and these will continue to shape our future. We will continue to have the same high expectations and will encourage our students to perform to the best of their ability, maintaining high standards of uniform and behaviour. We will retain and enhance our distinctive Loreto ethos, so that it acts as the foundation for us to build a strong and resolute future.  This is largely accomplished through the pastoral nature of the school and the pastoral structures we have in place – the everyday outworking of our ethos.  That is where our vision translates into reality in the multitude of encounters that happen daily between staff and pupils.  Put simply, we do and will continue to do the very best we can for every child who comes in through our doors.

‘However, we are not complacent and take nothing for granted. We know that we will have to work hard to continue to provide a first class education for any student who comes to us; whether they aspire to go to University or choose to follow a different career pathway. Of course, in today’s highly competitive world, academic achievement remains significant and that is why we take time this evening to celebrate all the different achievements of our students. It is very important that we, as a community, take time to celebrate and take pride in the achievements of our students over the last year.

‘I am delighted, once again, by our students’ performances in the recent public examinations - the huge numbers of students here tonight bears testimony to this. In recent years our results have consistently placed us among the top Grammar Schools and in the key criteria of 3 or more A levels at grades A-C, where the NI grammar average was 76.7%, our teachers and pupils achieved an excellent 84.8%. Within these results 39% of all grades obtained were A or A* and 75% of all grades obtained were B or better. At GCSE results have continued at a similarly high level, with 93.2% of students gaining 7+ A*-C grades including Maths and English, compared to the Northern Ireland Grammar average of 90%. 10% of all grades gained were A* grades, 44% were A grades or better and 77.5% of all GCSE grades obtained were grade B or better. Individually, at A level, Catherine Mc Laughlin gained 3 A*s and an A and is now going on to Christchurch, Oxford to read Law. Ger Mullan and Clare Tracey each achieved 3As and one A*,  with John Mc Lister achieving 4 As. At GCSE level Annie Mc Bride and Ciara Dinsmore both achieved 9A*s and 1 A with Rebecca Jayne Mc Killen and Geraldine Mellon both achieving 7A*s and 3 As.

‘In last year’s A Level cohort, Natalie Costello took first place in both A Level Economics and Geography.  She received the NI Consumer Council Award for Excellence in Economics as well as an Excellence Award from the Royal Geographical Society.  James McCullagh was placed second in A level Economics, whilst at GCSE level Markus Condren was also placed 2nd in Economics. I congratulate all the students and their teachers for their hard work and dedication.

‘However, school life is not only about academic success, it is also about developing young people and helping them to realise their hopes and dreams and developing their unique gifts and talents. As ever, I am thrilled with our pupils’ participation in the whole life of the College.  This involvement in all of our extracurricular activities brings a great richness and diversity to the school and it is rewarding for our staff to witness the enjoyment and friendships our students gain from these activities, not to mention the numerous successes. 
This year has been particularly successful in so many different areas. The Y8 boys won the NEBBSA Basketball Tournament and were runners up at Northern Ireland level. The Senior Netball Team won the North Eastern Education and Library Board Senior Championship as well as the Coleraine and District League.  The Junior and Minor Netball Teams were Runners-Up in their respective Coleraine and District Leagues whilst there was also tremendous success when Loreto hosted, and won, the annual NEBSSA Year 8 Netball Tournament. As a result of these successes, several pupils are now members of the Regional Development Squads. 

‘In soccer the Y10 Team won the Coleraine and District League whilst the Y8, Y11 and Y14 teams all reached their finals. Oran Barton, a Year 11 student was part of the Northern Ireland Football squad which contested the U16 Victory Shield. Aidan O’Boyle, a Y10 student, also has the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland, this time in Karate. As Northern Ireland Champion he participates in the world Championships later this month.

‘This year we have had outstanding success in Gaelic sports. The Senior Camogie team were victorious in the final of the Fr Davies’ Cup against St Pius, Magherafelt. A truly memorable performance and a fantastic achievement for all concerned. On the strength of this and other performances, Megan Kerr gained a second all-star award.

‘Following the disappointment of losing in a final the previous year, the Year 10 & 11 Gaelic Football team scored a decisive victory in the Final of the Nagle Cup, beating Aquinas Grammar with a highly impressive display in rain-soaked and windy conditions. 

‘And not to be outdone our Senior Hurlers retained the Ulster Shield. Following a hard fought campaign, they beat Edmund Rice College in the final for the second year in a row. To hold three Ulster titles in one year, one in each of these different gaelic disciplines, is a significant achievement and I congratulate the players and their coaches on these fantastic successes.

‘With Cross-country witnessing a resurgence amongst our junior athletes, this year became our most successful in recent history. Continuing a family tradition Niamh Carr won the Mary Mc Cabe trophy with Cathal Kearney winning the Y8 Boys Shield. At the annual NEBSSA Cross Country races we won two team and two individual titles, with Abigail McBroom and Aoife Carr winning their individual races. Having taken first place in the District event, the Minor Girls went on to second place in Ulster and a magnificent third place in the All-Ireland event. Again congratulations to all the runners and to Mr Cunning their coach.

‘The President’s/ Duke of Edinburgh Awards have grown significantly, with pupils able to gain silver and gold awards in either scheme. These Awards provide wonderful training in life skills, team work and endurance and we now have many pupils currently completing awards at both silver and gold level.  Sorcha O’Hara became the school’s first recipient of the Silver Level of the President’s Award and is currently working on her gold gaisce.

‘Jack McCann attended UK Youth Parliament, representing Northern Ireland as speaker. Aine McNamee won the local and regional Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition and represented Northern Ireland with distinction at the all Ireland Final. In Art & Design Kieran Kelly won first place in the Coleraine Art Society’s Most Promising Artist award scheme with Bronwen Butler the runner-up in this competition.

‘In March our Drama Department was recognised for its contribution to the ‘If The Kids Are United’ project and four Y13 students helped the PSNI produce a Community Safety DVD.  At the annual Coleraine Festival, Ben Levy won an impressive array of awards including the overall Senior Festival Cup. His brother, Lucas also took several awards as well as the overall Junior Festival Cup. They were among twelve Loreto students who took top awards in the festival. Ben Levy went on to produce his very own show, which performed to sell out crowds at the Riverside Theatre – Andrew Lloyd-Webber beware!

‘The music department was, as ever, extremely busy. Our traditional musicians were very much in evidence throughout the year, whether raising money during Trad for Trocaire or playing at the all Ireland Fleadh in August. In recent years, the timing of modular exams hampers the preparation of the Senior Choir for competitions but both the Carol Service and the Spring Concert provide a wonderful forum for the choirs, the school orchestra and soloists to showcase their abundant musical talents. The Spring Concert also marked the debut of the newly-formed Loreto Male Voice Choir – although for some strange reason the more enthusiastic male teachers were never informed of the rehearsal times. The Junior Choir did, however, compete and did so very successfully -winning the prestigious Bangor Festival. They also entertained Christmas shoppers in the Diamond Centre and Sainsbury’s supermarket. At Easter, all of these choirs completed a memorable trip to London, performing a concert in St Paul’s actors’ Church in Covent Garden.

‘With such a wealth of talent on display we are now looking forward to this year’s production of ‘Phantom of the Opera’. This promises to be another fantastic show and some tickets are still available from our box office for anyone who has not already purchased theirs. They are selling fast so don’t delay too much longer.
Science Week gives our pupils the opportunity to explore and enjoy science. As well as many science based activities, Y8 classes visited the STEM Module, Y9 students took part in a Science Masterclass and GCSE students of Physics and Technology took part in a stimulating STEM workshop facilitated by the Navy.
Seachtain na Gaelige, offers a variety of linguistic and cultural events during a week long celebration of Irish culture and at Christmas all Y8 students showcased their creative talents in our annual Scor Na Nollag. Four Y10 Irish students were runners up in the Junior Gael Linn quiz, maintaining our recent good performances in this competition. These successes owe much to the students’ participation in the residential courses for students of Irish, organised annually in the Gaeltacht for Y8 and Y9 students. 

‘Away from the Gaeltacht, Loreto students have travelled far and wide in this past year. Thirty Y9 students accompanied by three teachers spent a week in Switzerland learning to ski. A group of thirty-eight students and four teachers travelled to Iceland to explore its spectacular geographic features. At the end of the summer term, Mrs Mullan & Mr Murtagh led a very successful trip to Paris. Several Y11 students travelled to China as part of the Confucius Project and as this project develops we are hoping to introduce Chinese lessons as part of the curriculum. We also welcomed students and teachers from Spain who spent 10 days with some of our sixth form students as part of our ongoing exchange programme.

‘The College hosted its 31st series of Trial Interviews, offering Yr14 students an invaluable experience in facing a panel of professionals to help them make course and career choices. The volunteers who support this event are always impressed with the standard and quality of our students and we are always grateful for their involvement. All Yr13s complete 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 to deliver important aspects of the curriculum from Financial Capability to Success Skills.

‘A group of Year 13 entrepreneurs formed a mini-company, Midas. They established a business plan, produced a product and sold it. Four Y13 Economics students won the regional Bank of England Target 2.0 Interest Rate Challenge maintaining our fantastic record in this competition. This is the ninth time in eleven years that the school has won at Northern Ireland level. They then went on to the Area Final in Manchester where they finished third. Once again we congratulate our teachers in the Economics department for this outstanding achievement over a number of years.

‘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, 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.

‘The true test of our education will not be the examination successes and what we have won and achieved, nice as that is. It will be how our pupils have grown as people and how, in later life, they use their talents and abilities to help others. And that is why we were delighted when twenty-two Y14 students gained the Pope John Paul II award in recognition of their commitment and dedication to parish involvement and social awareness. Gemma Reid was presented with a Millennium Volunteer Award for over 200 hours of volunteering. Emma O’Kane and Shawnee Black spent the summer in Cambodia doing voluntary work and four Y13 students helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Romania.

‘Closer to home all our pupils contribute greatly in supporting the school’s designated charities.  And this past year, despite the harsh economic climate our students were wonderful in this regard, raising well in excess of £20 000. My thanks go to Mrs Mc Cool, who does a wonderful job coordinating these activities. This year she travelled to Honduras as a guest of Trocaire to observe how the money raised would be spent. It is easy for us to take for granted all the trappings of modern living, but by taking time and effort to raise money for people less fortunate than ourselves we are able to give something back and offer help where it is most needed.

‘None of these activities could happen without the support and hard work of our staff. Life in school seems to be getting more and more hectic, with more expectations and more challenges. And the wonderful thing is, that no matter what the new challenge is our staff respond magnificently. On your behalf I would like to pay tribute to their professionalism and dedication. Everyday they work to the very best of their ability in the interests of our students and I know that they provide a service which is second to none. I feel proud and honoured to have them as colleagues and as teachers in our school and I commend them to you and thank them on your behalf.

‘Our support staff also play a vitally important role in maintaining the quality of services, buildings and grounds and I thank them all for the wonderful job they do. They really are an exceptional team. Thanks also to our visiting Priests and the Religious Education Department for the time and effort they put into organising the liturgies, retreats and seminars throughout the year. Each of these events adds so much to our school life.
On your behalf I would like to thank our Governors.  The Governors give 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.

‘Our school is a living, vibrant organisation and, as such, encounters all facets of life from joy to sadness and all emotions in between. Some families in our school community have suffered bereavement in the past year and we extend our sympathy and assure them they will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Other families have had to cope with issues of ill health and we wish a full recovery to all in this situation. In particular our prayers are with Mr Rice, Anna McAllister and Lauren Monaghan as they receive treatment for very serious illnesses. In this regard in particular I would like to thank the Loreto Community both here in Coleraine and further afield. Their prayers and support are a constant source of strength and their presence here is a reminder of our Loreto ethos and values.

‘My thanks, also, to you the parents, for your continued support. The document ‘Every School a Good School’ is the yardstick by which DENI measures quality education. By entrusting your children to us, you are clearly demonstrating a faith in our capacity to provide this quality education. This evening’s celebration is proof positive that high quality teaching and learning occurs within our walls. We cannot achieve this without your support. Thank you for this.

‘And finally to our students; Loreto College is your school and you are what make it exceptional – I thank you for your cooperation, your courtesy and your pleasant manner. When I look out at you here this evening I see the future leaders of our society and I feel confident that the future is in good hands.  Each day is full of promise and opportunity. I know you will all use it well.’

The prizes were presented as follows, by guest speaker Dr Fearghal McNicholl, by members of the Board of Governors and by various Heads of Year and Heads of Department from the College’s teaching staff:

Year 14 Academic Awards
Eimear Anderson
Shawnee Black
Lee Brownlow
Darren Close
Orrin Devlin
Aoife Kealey
Niall Lennon
Norene McBride
Conor McCloskey
Dervla McCloskey
Tomas McCloskey
Micheala McErlean
Caoimhe McGowan
Fiona McGrath
Catherine McLaughlin
Eilish McLaughlin
Faustina McLaughlin
John McLister
Vincent McMullan
Hannah Millar
Ruairi Mooney
Ger Mullan
Oonagh Nugent
Cristin O’Kane
Emma O’Kane
Eve O’Loan
Danielle O’Neill
Lauren O’Neill
Orla Quigg
Dearbhla Rafferty
Gemma Reid
Niall Reid
Claire Tracey

Year 13 Academic Awards
Christopher Bradley
Julia Brozozwska
Bronwen Butler
Caoimhe Cooke
Peter Devlin
Shane Donnelly
Niamh Dowdall
James Downey
Adam Gellatly
Kirstin Ingram
Patrick Kerr
Edward Lane
Kevin Liken
Rosanna McAleese
Patrick McCloskey
Olivia McCullagh
Alice McGee
Cliodhna McIlvenny
Brendan McKillop
Eoin McKillop
Eilish McNamee
Ciara Morren
Niall Mullan
Anna Nelis
Fearghal O’Boyle
Nicole O’Hagan
Sorcha O’Hara
Roisin Parahoo
Hannah Quinn
Karl Traynor

Year 12 Academic Awards
Carla Armstrong
Victoria Bell
Ellen-May Boyle McAree
Pearse Burns
Mairead Carey
Courtney Cox
Sophia Devlin
Eimear Dillon
Frank Dillon
Ciara Dinsmore
Ronan Eaton
Adam Kwong
Annie McBride
Clodagh McBride
Ronan McCarry
Katie McCullough
Matthew McGee
Conal McGinley
Tiarna McGinty
Rebecca Jayne McKillen
Maria McLaughlin
Hannah McMullan
Catherine McNicholl
Maria McQuillan
Meabhdh McReynolds
Ceara Mellon
Geraldine Mellon
Conor Molloy
Ellen Moloney
James Moore
Brega Mullan
Emma Mullan
Clodagh O’Kane
Shaciara O’Kane
Conor O’Neill
Conor Owens
Simon Purvis
Claire Rafferty
Caitlin Richarson
Ruairi Sweeney

Year 11 Academic Awards
Conor Boyle
Elaine Boyle
Niamh Connolly
Shannon Donaghy
Ryan Florida-James
Rhianna Gardiner
Ryan Kane
Thomas Magee
Shay McLaughlin
Christine McNally
Lauren McNicholl
Jack O’Doherty
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Conor Pauling
Janosch Railton
Peter Rogan
Daniel White
Rachel Wilkinson

Year 11 Diligence
11A  James Breslin
11B  Sinead McAtamney
11C  Shannon McWilliams
11D  Danielle Dempsey
11E  Rachel Kelly

Year 11 Progress
11A  Daniel Roantree
11B  Sean Doran
11C  Conor McFeely
11D  Una Mellon
11E  Orla Rafferty

Year 11 Co-operation & Leadership
11A  Carla McErlean
11B  Christy Laverty
11C  Shannon McMullan
11D  John Mullan
11E  Tiarnach Kelly

Year 12 Diligence
12A  Victoria Bell
12B  Ellen-May Boyle McAree
12C  Shaciara O’Kane
12D  Caolan O’Neill
12E  Emma Mullan

Year 12 Co-operation and Leadership
12A  Geraldine Mellon
12B  Courtney Cox
12C  Eimear Dillon
12D  Evan Wall
12E  Tiarna McGinty

1  The Patricia McDermott Memorial Trophy for achievement in GCSE English:
Rebecca Jayne McKillen
2  The Macaulay, O’Neill & Martin Perpetual Cup for achievement in GCSE Mathematics:
Pearse Burns
3  The BKS Perpetual Trophy for contribution to A Level Geography:
Danielle O’Neill
4  The AVX Computer Awards for achievement in ICT:
 A Level  Darren Close
 GCSE  Tiarna McGinty
5  The Stanleigh Cup for achievement in Music:
Lauren O’Neill
6  The McGeown Cup for outstanding achievement in A-Level Economics:
Aoife Kealey
7  The Ryan McCloskey Memorial Cup for most improved student in Economics:
Clodagh Connolly
8  The N & N Trophies’ Cup for achievement in A-Level Art and Design:
John Giron
9  Corn Bhrugha for achievement in Irish at A-Level:
Eimear Anderson
10  The Michael Clarke Memorial Cup for achievement in Drama presented by Yr14 students 2002-2003:
Leanne McNally
11  The Bank of Ireland Trophy for achievement in A Level Home Economics:
Olivia McLaughlin
12  The Northern Bank Award for achievement in A-Level Physics:
Tomas McCloskey, Eve O’Loan

The following awards are for outstanding achievement in individual subjects:

13  The Physical Sciences Award:
Lee Brownlow
14  A-Level Chemistry:
Lee Brownlow
15  A-Level Biology:
Catherine McLaughlin
16  A-Level Government and Politics:
Catherine McLaughlin
17  A-Level History:
Oonagh Nugent
18  A-Level Religious Education:
Niall Lennon
19  A-Level Mathematics:
Ger Mullan
20  A-Level English Language:
Eilish McLaughlin
21  A-Level English Literature:
Eilish McLaughlin
22  A-Level Spanish:
Ger Mullan
23  A-Level French:
Gemma Reid
24  A-Level Design and Technology:
Thomas McMullan
25  Sports Captains 2012-2013:
Cristin O’Kane
Liam McGoldrick
26  Sports Person of the Year, recipient of the Louise McLaughlin Trophy for outstanding contribution to Sporting Life of the College:
Cristin O’Kane 
27  The Mother Rose Cup for best Female Athlete in Yr 11:
Shannon McWilliams
28  Award for best Male Athlete in Yr11:
Thomas Magee
29  Award for outstanding achievement representing the College in sport at National Level:
Megan Kerr
Oran Barton
30  Nolan Cup Player of the Year:
Liam McGoldrick
31  Award for the best article in school magazine:
Caoimhe Cooke
32  For Full Attendance in 2012 – 2013 academic year:
Niamh Connolly
Danielle Dempsey
Shannon Donaghy
Siofra Gillan
James Gillen
Rachel Kelly
Saachi Khullar
Jack O’Doherty
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Conor Pauling
Janosch Railton
Thomas Bacon
Cillian Butler
Daniel Connolly
Eimear Dillon
Joshua Dinsmore
Roisin Dooley-Nealis
Paul Eakin
Adam Kwong
Lucas Levy
Annie McBride
Joseph McNerlin
Ceara Mellon
Brega Mullan
Claire Rafferty
Christopher Bradley
Patrick Jackson
Ben Levy
Kevin Liken
Ciaran Logue
Brendan McKillop
Eoin McKillop
John Giron
Tomas McCloskey
Sean McKendry
Thomas McMullan
Vincent McMullan
Aaron McReynolds
Danielle O’Neill

Senior Prefects 2012-2013
Eimear Anderson
Clodagh Connolly
Erin Doherty
Sinead Hardy
Nicole Jenkins
Aoife Kealey
Nadine Kearns
Megan Kerr
Norene McBride
Micheala McErlean
Caoimhe McGowan
Fiona McGrath
Laura McIntyre
Olivia McLaughlin
Ciara McMacken
Niamh Meehan
Hannah Millar
Oonagh Nugent
Aisling O’Kane
Cristin O’Kane
Emma O’Kane
Eve O’Loan
Danielle O’Neill
Lauren O’Neill
Justyna Payak
Dearbhla Rafferty
Clare Tracey
Aidan Carlin
Ronan Cunning
Liam Gerrard
John Giron
William Lane
Jack McCann
Thomas McCann
Conor McCloskey
Dean McCloskey
Tomas McCloskey
Liam McGoldrick
Sean McKendry
Kevin McMahon
Thomas McMullan
Vincent McMullan
Ruairi Mooney
Ger Mullan
Shane Phillips
Conor Taylor

Special Awards
The Teresa Ball Trophy for Commitment and Spirit:
John Giron
Clare Tracey

The Kathleen Toner Memorial Cup:
Lauren O’Neill

The Ciara McLaughlin Memorial Cup:
Gemma Reid

For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in GCSE years:
Maria McLaughlin
Claire Rafferty

For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in A Level years:
Niall Reid

Deputy Head Boy
John McLister

Deputy Head Girl
Catherine McLaughlin

Head Boy
Niall Reid

Head Girl
Aileen McAlister

The evening concluded with speeches of thanks and reminiscence from the 2012-2013 Head Boy, Niall Reid, and Head Girl, Aileen McAlister.  Niall and Aileen talked fondly of their seven years at Loreto College and of their sadness at leaving Loreto.  They each spoke in an inspirational way to wish their classmates luck as the world of higher education and employment opened up before them. 

A gift was presented to Dr Feargal McNicholl in appreciation of his role as guest speaker at the Prizegiving by the current Head Boy and Head Girl of Loreto College, Conor Anderson and Rosanna McAleese, before the evening concluded with supper in the College canteen.