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Y14 students who won Academic Awards for success in their A Level Examinations, with Principal Mr M. James - View Full Size Image
Y14 students who won Academic Awards for success in their A Level Examinations, with Principal Mr M. James
Y13 students who won Academic Awards for outstanding performance at AS Level - View Full Size Image
Y13 students who won Academic Awards for outstanding performance at AS Level
Students who won Special Awards for commitment and contribution to the life of Loreto College - View Full Size Image
Students who won Special Awards for commitment and contribution to the life of Loreto College
The Y12 Vocal Ensemble, who performed a medley from Les Miserables - View Full Size Image
The Y12 Vocal Ensemble, who performed a medley from Les Miserables
Heads of School and Sports Captains 2013-14 who attended the Senior Prizegiving - View Full Size Image
Heads of School and Sports Captains 2013-14 who attended the Senior Prizegiving
18/09/2014 SENIOR PRIZEGIVING REWARDS COMMITMENT, SPIRITUALITY AND EXCELLENCE AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

The annual Senior Prizegiving took place at Loreto College Coleraine on the evening of Wednesday 17th September 2014. The Prizegiving rewards the academic excellence and commitment to extra-curricular activities and spiritual enrichment among the College’s Senior students.

The Guest Speaker was Mrs Brenda Burns, a former student of the College. Mrs Burns, having studied at the University of Ulster, quickly made a successful career in the area of Property Development. Following this with the urge to use her skills to make an impact in the area of social justice, she took up a high level post in the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister, leading urban regeneration in deprived areas of Belfast. Mrs Burns talked with conviction and genuine emotion about her time at Loreto College, the friendships forged and the lessons learned both within and beyond the classroom. Urging the students to make the very most of their years in education and to develop themselves in every possible way to meet the demands of a tough, competitive world of work, Mrs Burns spoke memorable words about ‘dreaming big’ and using all one’s efforts and enthusiasms to make these dreams a reality. Mrs Burns also provided invaluable, practical advice for students in terms of qualities and life experience to set alongside academic qualifications in seeking employment in a competitive marketplace, assuring them that Loreto College offered the best possible opportunities for them to do so.

Mrs Burns’ speech, received with tremendous applause, was followed by an address by Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College. Addressing a packed College Hall, Mr James said:

‘Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, governors and invited guests I am delighted to welcome you all to our Senior Prize-giving at the end of yet another very busy and successful year for the College. Life in school seems to be getting more and more hectic – whether it is introducing a new curriculum, dealing with changes to the examination systems, rehearsing for shows, going on trips or participating in another competition – there is always something else. In addition to all of these, this coming academic year begins with the prospect of even more challenges ahead. You will all, I’m sure, be aware of the proposals brought forward by the Catholic Trustees regarding the development of Catholic education in the wider Coleraine area. And I would like to take a little time to speak to you about these proposals and the place of Loreto College in these changes, now and in the future.

‘The proposals, as announced on 25 May this year, envisage the closure of St Joseph’s College, accompanied by the expansion of both Loreto College and Dominican College, with Dominican College following our lead and moving away from academic selection, all be it in a phased manner. The proposals also envisage capital spending programmes to update the current accommodation in both schools and identify the need for planned transitional arrangements. An initial consultation has been held and the results of this are with the Trustees. If they decide to proceed, then there will be a further public consultation, before the proposals are put before the Minister of Education. For our current students and their parents, as well as prospective students and their parents, no doubt, these proposals have raised questions and created a level of anxiety and uncertainty. The challenge for us, in Loreto, is to successfully navigate these changes, whilst maintaining the highest educational standards.

‘In this respect it has often been said to me ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.’ And certainly, as with any change, there is always the initial question, ‘Why do we have to change?’ Well I suppose the reality of the current situation in Northern Ireland, is that there are too many schools for the numbers of pupils and for a number of years now given the state of public finances, the whole school estate has required rationalisation. The Department of Education is currently engaged in developing sustainable schools for the 21st century and Loreto College is not immune to this. The Post-Primary review team, on behalf of the Catholic Trustees, has looked at this over the last six years and put together a set of plans to produce sustainable Catholic Education across Northern Ireland. The proposals announced in May were the culmination of their work in this area and the Trustees have given our school a vote of confidence by putting it at the centre of developments in the Coleraine area.

‘In fact, in the case of Loreto College, the Trustees are not saying that they think it is broke and needs fixing. Far from it- they are actually saying that they believe we are doing such a good job, that we should reach out and include a wider audience, so that many more students will be able to profit from a Loreto Education. As I mentioned previously, this is a very positive endorsement of the school and the quality of education it provides. The challenge the Catholic Trustees are setting us is to take what we are currently doing with 800 students and to do it with 1100. This, of course, will be a challenge and some people question whether or not we can maintain our ethos, our standards of discipline or our academic achievements. I firmly believe we can and will.

‘However, rationalisation of the school estate apart, the proposal is really the natural and logical outworking of our move away from academic selection. With a wider ability intake requiring a broader curriculum offer, an increased enrolment number will enable us to provide such a curriculum and so meet the needs of all our future students. Our students will be able to avail of an educational and career pathway that takes them along a purely academic route, or a vocational route or a mixture of both. And no matter which pathway is chosen the core themes of spirituality and excellence will permeate all. By educating the individual, each person will be allowed to achieve excellence according to their own potential. An increased enrolment not only allows us to provide the appropriate curriculum, significantly it enables us to maintain our wide catchment area, with places available for students from or outlying country areas as well as catering for students from our local schools.

‘Obviously the proposals will mean changes for Loreto and with the proposed closure of St Joseph’s College, we must plan, in our expanded school, to incorporate any of these students who may wish to continue their education at Loreto. Currently, under the auspices of CALP, this is already happening on a small scale at Post 16, with St Joseph’s students joining in Biology, Mathematics, Technology, Art and Geography classes; whilst Loreto students are currently accessing Health & Social Care, Moving Images or Sports Science at St Joseph’s. By bringing all students on to the same campus, they will have ready access to a wider curriculum offer, including academic subjects alongside vocational subjects. Students who wish to follow an academic pathway will be able to flourish as they traditionally would have done at Loreto and pupils who follow a vocational pathway will also flourish, as they traditionally would have done at St Joseph’s. Combining the undoubted expertise of both schools will allow pupils to have access to excellent teaching in all areas of the curriculum. The challenge for everyone involved is to plan for and manage the assimilation of pupils and staff in a way that minimises disruption to the learning of all students – current and future.

‘Change can be unsettling and in the midst of all these proposed changes our focus must clearly be on the pupils and on the teaching and learning that goes on in the classroom - the focus for all that we do in school. And although the announced time frame for the proposals seems rapid, the reality is that these changes will evolve and develop in a structured and a planned way and filter through over a number of years. As I have already mentioned, at Post 16 we are already operating a number of shared classes and this shared provision will increase. Using our experience from working with St Joseph’s in delivering these shared subjects, we will build on what we know works and we will introduce incremental curriculum changes that benefit all students.
In many ways, there will be limited impact on our current senior pupils – those here tonight. Y11 and Y12 students will be able to access a greater range of subjects when they move to AS Level, but they will still be able to follow the current options, with the same teachers, if they choose to do so. These teachers will still have the same high expectations for academic performances; for uniform and for behaviour and we will retain our very high standards, with students still experiencing our distinctive Loreto ethos. We are thankful that the current proposals seek to preserve and maintain this ethos by developing a single Loreto school on the current site. However, it would be foolish and complacent to take any of this for granted and so the school has been planning and preparing for these changes over the last number of years. Our move away from academic selection was the first step on the path to greater inclusion, as envisaged by the Loreto Trustees. Having welcomed a second cohort and completed our first year with an intake, who were not academically selected, I am confident that these students are truly Loreto students, sharing in our values and ethos, with high expectations and standards. As we move forward the proposals for expansion will enable us to develop a suitable curriculum provision to allow each of these students to match these expectations with performance and achievement.
‘I have every confidence that we can rise to the challenges and seize the opportunities that the proposed changes present. We will continue to offer a wide variety of opportunities and a first class education to all the pupils who come to us and we will continue to do so within the ethos and value system that has inspired countless generations of Loreto students. Loreto education is value driven and as a Loreto school the values of LOVE, JOY, SINCERITY, JUSTICE and TRUTH are at the core of everything we do. Next year we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Loreto College in Coleraine and we are very proud of our Loreto tradition. However we also have a strong conviction that our Loreto identity is not something static that is locked in the past or in bricks and mortar. It is a dynamic reality that requires us to respond creatively to the changing needs of the time. So that although ‘it ain’t broke and it doesn’t need fixed’, we as educators are aware that if we are going to continue to deliver a first class education for all our students, we will need to grow and evolve by developing a curriculum and school that meet the needs of all our current and future students. By building on the excellent traditions and successes of Loreto we can ensure that the school that evolves will be one where all students can be content and successful.

‘Of course, in today’s highly competitive world, academic achievement and performance remains significant and that is why we take time today to celebrate the achievements of students who have excelled in some way in this current academic year. It is very important that we, as a community, have this opportunity to celebrate and take pride in the achievements of our students over the last year. I congratulate and commend all our students for their diligence and hard work throughout the year and, in particular, for the summer examinations.

‘I am, once again, delighted by our students’ performances in the recent public examinations - the record numbers of students receiving prizes 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+A levels at grades A-C, where the NI grammar average was 76.5%, we have maintained our very high standards with 80% of all students achieving three or more grades A*-C. 100% of all students achieved two or more grades A* -E, with 97% of all students achieving three or more grades A*-E. Significantly, our students have increased the number of top grades achieved this year, with 41.5% of all grades A or A* and 74% of all grades achieved being grade B or better. Amongst our top performers, 24 students attained the remarkable standard of 3 A grades or better. The results of our GCSE students represent one of the best ever sets of results achieved by the school, with 100% of all students achieving five or more grades A* -C; 99.2% of all students achieving seven or more grades A*-C including English and Mathematics. Our students also performed exceptionally well in the top grades achieved this year, with 56.5% of all grades achieved being A or A* and 89.2% of all grades achieved are grade B or better. A staggering 49.2% of GCSE students gained 6 A grades or better. These results are amongst the best ever achieved by the school and I congratulate the students and their teachers for their hard work and dedication.

‘On an individual level Danielle O’Neill was placed second in CCEA’s A Level Geography qualification, whilst three students, Ronan McCarry, Joseph McNerlin and Brega Mullan were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in GCSE Economics. These results highlight a succession of similar results for these departments over the years and I commend the teachers for their outstanding efforts.

‘However, school life is not only about academic success, it is also about developing our young people socially, emotionally and physically whether that is on the sports fields, creating works of art, acting on stage, developing culinary talents or playing a musical instrument. We all have unique gifts and talents and everyone can excel at something. As ever, I am thrilled with participation in the whole life of the College. The involvement of our students in all of our extracurricular activities brings a great richness and diversity to the school and there are so many activities, clubs and competitions available.

‘It is rewarding to witness the enjoyment and friendships our pupils get out of these, not to mention the numerous successes. This year, again, has been hugely successful in a range of areas. Who can forget the fantastic sell-out performances of Phantom of the Opera, with Hal McGonigle magnificent in the lead role. We may say it after each show, but there was definitely a consensus that this was the best show ever and will be a hard act to top for Mrs McEwan and her team. The wonderful musical and singing talents of our students were aptly show cased at the Christmas and Spring Concerts as well as at the mass in honour of the departing Loreto Sisters. Ben Levy gained a distinction in Classical singing as well as producing and directing his own show at the Riverside Theatre. Look out Andrew Lloyd Webber! The Y11 Ensemble won at the Ballymena Festival and the school orchestra were able to showcase their abundant musical talents at various events. Again thanks to the music department for rehearsing and producing these programs.

‘Then there were the heroic efforts of the Junior Cross-country teams who won at District, Ulster and All-Ireland levels, with the junior girls’ team becoming All Ireland Champions and Abigail Mc Broom going on to represent Ireland. Congratulations and thanks to Mr Cunning for all his effort in preparing the teams. Many of these runners also went on to win medals in the NEBBSA athletics finals. Following our Ulster title success last year the football teams’ moved up a division and all teams acquitted themselves well qualifying to the quarter or semi-final stages. Our Senior hurlers had also moved up and found life in the top flight a little more competitive, although our junior hurlers secured another Ulster Title, winning the Brother Mallon cup. Congratulations to Mr Boyle for all his fantastic work over the last few years. In Ulster Colleges’ Camogie we saw similar commitment from Loreto teams, with our Senior Team also promoted to the top flight. Although winning no silver ware this year, the teams all competed successfully and laid down markers for the coming years. Congratulations to Nicole O’Neill in Y14 who won a camogie all-star for her performances throughout the year and to a group of senior students who gained their camogie coaching awards. In soccer, five teams competed in the Coleraine and District Leagues with all teams progressing to the semi-finals and two teams narrowly losing out in finals. We gained minor NEBBSA Basketball and Netball titles and at intermediate level came first and second in the Coleraine and District League. Mrs McCullogh established the Causeway Paralympic Super Six club, providing coaching for local pupils, who have a physical disability. With so many successes over so many different sports, it is not surprising that we were named School of the Year in the council’s annual Sports Awards.

‘Away from sport four Y11 Irish students were placed joint first in the regional heat of the Gael Linn senior quiz and Eve Gardiner was placed second in the Gael Linn Abair public speaking competition. Conor O’Neill and Rebecca Dillon gained 3rd and 1st place respectively in the Coleraine Borough Council Public Speaking Competition. Caitlin Richardson had her outstanding GCSE work selected for the True Colours exhibition in Belfast and Tara Mc Larnon won the Rotary Club Young Chef competition. Four Y13 students were runners up in the Target Two Point Zero Bank of England challenge in Manchester, continuing a long tradition of success in this competition. Tiarnach Kelly gained a Millenium Volunteer award for completing 200 hours of voluntary work in her community and not satisfied that she was doing enough to support her community she stood for and was elected to the Northern Ireland Youth Parliament. In a new departure for the school a group of Y11 students were successful in reaching the regional final of an App Design Challenge, working alongside digital entrepreneurs to develop the Apps for possible commercial use.

‘Thirty Y9 students had another very successful Ski Trip to Switzerland, whilst the History and RE departments had equally successful trips to Berlin and Rome. Our on-going Spanish exchange saw several students travel to Spain to help learn Spanish and their Spanish hosts are currently enjoying the hospitality of our students at a ceili on their final night before heading home.

‘This summary gives only a flavour of all the successes throughout the year and apologies if I have missed anyone out.

‘As a school we are extremely proud of our students and their achievements and successes. However we are even more proud of how they use their talents and abilities to help others. One of the ways in which they contribute to this in school is their generosity in supporting the school’s designated charities and by contributing to our charities they are supporting those less fortunate than themselves. As a school this year we have raised over £20 000 for many charities, including Trocaire, Action MS and Praxis, as well as our own Loreto missions and I congratulate everyone on such a wonderful total. Several Y14 students also travelled as helpers to Lourdes, whilst others participated in the Habitat for Humanity program, volunteering their services to help build homes in developing countries. This year we have also been impressed and humbled by the individual efforts of some of our pupils, who have given of their time to raise money to support their fellow GCSE pupil Anna McAllister through her illness. They have held bun sales, completed a Colour Run, participated in various sponsored walks and even completed a parachute jump – with plans for more in the future. For me the friendship and loyalty these young people have shown in this regard surpass the wonderful results they achieved at GCSE. They have truly shown the spirit and ethos of Loreto.

‘Every school year brings its challenges and this year was no different. Each day in assembly we prayed for staff and pupils as well as our extended family and friends who were and who remain seriously ill. We think particularly of Mr Rice, Mr Weir, Anna Mc Allister and Lauren Monaghan, who are all battling difficult illnesses. We continue to wish them well and pray that they may find strength and healing. We remember the loss of family members and friends and again we hold them in our thoughts and prayers. In particular we remember Mr Seamus Marron, father of Mrs Doherty (English teacher) who died suddenly yesterday.

‘This year also saw the Loreto sisters leave the Convent House after 84 years and though they are no longer physically within the convent house, they remain our inspiration spiritually and educationally. We were shocked and saddened by their departure and although we miss their constant presence in the school grounds we are happy that they have found a house very nearby and that they remain a vital part of our school community.

‘As we celebrate the 85th Anniversary next year we have launched the ‘Friends of Loreto’, a combination of past pupils, past teachers and current parents and teachers, seeking to help raise our profile and to help with some much needed fund raising. As their first venture the ‘Friends of Loreto’ are organising an 85th Anniversary Spring Ball to be held in the Tullyglass Hotel on Saturday 14th March next year – save the date for your diary now and spread the word. For those of you who are in to social media, you can follow ‘Friends of Loreto’ on Facebook and Twitter and obviously you will be able to obtain details of the Spring Ball and how to book your tickets. Whilst on the subject of fund-raising I would like to take this opportunity to promote the school magazine. At a cost of £5, it is a wonderful publication chronicling the events of the past year. In order for us to break even we need to sell all the copies printed, which means that every family in the school really needs to purchase a copy. We would really appreciate your support in this. They are available for sale tonight and I would encourage everyone, particularly our Y14 leavers to purchase a copy.

‘Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the Loreto teaching staff. I have no doubt that there is no finer body of teachers in any school. They really do go that extra mile and push the boundaries in the interests of our students. I feel proud and honoured to have them as colleagues and as friends. I am confident that they provide a truly outstanding level of service and on your behalf I thank them and commend them to you.

‘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. In particular I would highlight the mass celebrating the contribution of the Loreto Sisters. It was a wonderfully uplifting and enriching event. As a whole school we provided the remaining four Sisters with wonderful memories as they bade farewell to the Convent House. The Loreto Community both here in Coleraine and further afield play a vital role for us as a school. Their prayers and support this year and every year are a valuable source of strength and I thank them for this.

‘Our support staff also play a vitally important role, working quietly in the background to maintain the quality of services, buildings and grounds. Without their continued help and support Loreto would be a lesser school. My thanks to Mrs McDonnell, the Librarian; Mrs West our Senior Study Supervisor, Mr Lynn, the Bursar and Mrs McGuckian, the Bursar’s assistant; Mrs Dougan, my own secretary; Miss Stewart, Office Manager; Mr Otterson, Senior Technician on behalf of all the technicians; Mrs Johnston on behalf of all the Classroom Assistants; Mr Johnson covering for Mr Weir our Caretaker; Mr Turner, Groundsman and Miss McCann, Head Cook on behalf of all the canteen staff.

‘My thanks also to our Governors, some of whom are present this evening. 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. I have no doubt over the coming year I will be calling on their combined wisdom as we face the challenges ahead.

‘As a school we have always enjoyed the support of our parents and we recognise that this support is vital for the success of our pupils and the school. We all have a role to play in the on-going development of our young people and I sincerely thank you for all you do to help us be successful.

‘Finally my thanks to you, the pupils, for your cooperation and courtesy throughout the year. This is your school and you are what make it so wonderful – I cannot thank you enough for your polite and pleasant manner. You are the future leaders of your generation and you are all important members of our school. We greatly appreciate your own special talents and qualities and thank you all for making our school so special. Thank you.’

The prizes were distributed as follows, presented by Guest Speaker Mrs Brenda Burns, by College Principal Mr Michael James, and by various Heads of Department, Year Heads and Co-ordinators of Extra Curricular Activities from among the College’s teaching staff:

Year 14 Academic Awards
Conor Anderson
Ruth Bleakley
Christopher Bradley
Julia Brzozowska
Bronwen Butler
Caoimhe Cooke
Peter Devlin
Caolan Dillon
Shane Donnelly
Niamh Dowdall
Adam Gellatly
Megan Hasson
Patrick Kerr
Edward Lane
Ben Levy
Kevin Liken
Rosanna McAleese
Patrick McCloskey
Olivia McCullagh
Alice McGee
Cliodhna McIlvenny
Brendan McKillop
Eilis McNamee
Ciara Morren
Anna Nelis
Fearghal O’Boyle
Nicole O’Hagan
Sorcha O’Hara
Roisin Parahoo
Hannah Quinn
Laura Rafferty
Luke Roantree
Karl Traynor

Year 13 Academic Awards
Mairead Carey
Cliodhna Devlin
Ciara Dinsmore
Ronan Eaton
Jordan Kelly
Annie McBride
Joseph McNerlin
Meadhbh McReynolds
Geraldine Mellon
Ellen Moloney
Brega Mullan
Caolan O’Neill
Conor O’Neill

Year 12 Academic Awards
Oran Barton
Ursula Black
Antonia Boorman
Connor Boyle
Elaine Boyle
Emmett Boyle
James Breslin
Niamh Connolly
Nicole Cosgrove
Rachael Crawford
Danielle Dempsey
Amy Doherty
Connor Doherty
Shannon Donaghy
Megan Downey
Ryan Florida-James
Rhianna Gardiner
Siofra Gillan
James Gillen
Niall Hunter
Dylan Johnston
Oonagh Jordan
Ryan Kane
Rachel Kelly
Saachi Khullar
Thomas Magee
Sinead McAtamney
Susan McBride
Paul McCrystal
Carla McErlean
Medbh McIlvenny
Eimear McKeown
Shay McLaughlin
Christine McNally
Aine McNamee
Ciaran McNicholl
Lauren McNicholl
Shannon McWilliams
Una Mellon
Therese Mullaghan
John Mullan
Sean Mullan
Olivia Neeson
Jessica O’Brien
Jack O’Doherty
Conor O’Kane
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Yasmin Parahoo
Conor Pauling
Orla Rafferty
Janosch Railton
Daniel Roantree
Peter Rogan
Caite Skelly
Ellen Tracey
Niamh Wallace
Daniel White
Rachel Wilkinson

Year 11 Academic Awards
Naomi Anderson
Connie Baxter-Mulvenna
Kate Bradley
Niamh Carlin
Aoife Carr
Conor Craig
Emma Crossley
Aoife Keane
Darcey Kelly
Maggie McBride
Cormac McCarry
Niamh McElhinney
Cain McKendry
Kate McLaughlin
Katherine McMullan
Emily Moore
Daire Mullan
Aidan O’Boyle
Cariosa O’Harte
Lauren O’Kane
John Joe O’Neill
Sean Quinn
Eliza Richardson
Orlagh Toner
Oliwia Widuto

Year 11 Diligence
11A Emmett Brolly
11B Eoin Canning
11C Mollie Maguire
11D Caitlin Cosgrove
11E Emily Cameron

Year 11 Co-operation & Leadership
11A Cariosa O’Harte
11B Carla Doherty
11C Oran Bradley
11D Bronagh McNicholl
11E Aidan Boyle

Year 12 Diligence
12A Amy Doherty
12B Paul McCrystal
12C Michael Coyle
12D Daniel Catterson
12E Alana O’Donovan

Year 12 Co-operation and Leadership
12A Cara Doherty
12B Rachael Crawford
12C Ellen Tracey
12D Eimear McKeown
12E Niall Hunter

Other Awards

1 The Patricia McDermott Memorial Trophy for achievement in GCSE English:
Shannon Donaghy
2 The Macaulay, O’Neill & Martin Perpetual Cup for achievement in GCSE Mathematics:
Dylan Johnston
3 The BKS Perpetual Trophy for contribution to A Level Geography:
Bronwen Butler
4 The AVX Computer Awards for achievement in ICT:
A-Level - Anna Nelis
GCSE - Elaine Boyle
5 The Stanleigh Cup for achievement in Music:
Ben Levy
6 The McGeown Cup for outstanding achievement in A-Level Economics:
Rosanna McAleese
7 The Ryan McCloskey Memorial Cup for most improved student in Economics:
Zoe McWilliams
8 The N & N Trophies’ Cup for achievement in A-Level Art and Design:
Bronwen Butler
9 The Michael Clarke Memorial Cup for achievement in Drama presented by Yr14 students 2002-2003:
Rosanna McAleese
10 The Bank of Ireland Trophy for achievement in A Level Home Economics:
Ellen Thompson
11 The Dankse Bank Award for achievement in A-Level Physics:
Christopher Bradley

The following awards are for outstanding achievement in individual subjects:

12 The Physical Sciences Award:
Adam Gellatly
13 A-Level Chemistry:
Peter Devlin
14 A-Level Biology:
Adam Gellatly
15 A-Level Government and Politics:
Patrick McCloskey
16 A-Level History:
Rosanna McAleese
17 A-Level Religious Education:
Sorcha O’Hara
18 A-Level Mathematics:
Shane Donnelly
19 A-Level English Language:
Cliodhna McIlvenny
20 A-Level English Literature:
Patrick McCloskey
21 A-Level Spanish:
David Devlin
22 A-Level French:
Ben Levy
23 A-Level Design and Technology:
Dean O’Kane
24 Sports Captains 2013-2014:
Markus Condren, Patrick Kerr, Eilis McNamee, Nicole O’Neill
25 Sports Person of the Year, recipient of the Louise McLaughlin Trophy for outstanding contribution to Sporting Life of the College:
Eilish McNamee, Nicole O’Neill
26 The Mother Rose Cup for best Female Athlete in Year 11:
Aoife Carr
27 Award for best Male Athlete in Year 11:
Christopher Doherty
28 Award for outstanding achievement representing the College in sport at National Level:
Nicole O’Neill
29 Nolan Cup Player of the Year:
Oisin Quinn
30 Award for the best article in School Magazine:
Caolan O’Neill

31 For Full Attendance in 2013 – 2014 academic year:
Cillian Butler
Mairead Carey
Daniel Connolly
Nicole Cosgrove
Michael Coyle
Danielle Dempsey
Eimear Dillon
Joshua Dinsmore
Connor Doherty
Shannon Donaghy
Megan Downey
Ryan Florida-James
James Gillen
Jill Hassan
Louise Hickey
Ryan Kane
Aoife Keane
Rachel Kelly
Lucas Levy
Ben Levy
Cormac McCarry
Conor McFeely
Eimear McKeown
Mark McKillen
Brendan McKillop
Eoin McKillop
Tara McLarnon
Stephen McLaughlin
Joseph McNerlin
Ciaran McNicholl
Jack O’Doherty
Cariosa O’Harte
Rachel O’Kane
Conor O’Neill
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Yasmin Parahoo
Simon Purvis
Conor Rafferty
Claire Rafferty
Peter Rogan
Ruairi Sweeney
Ellen Tracey
Rachel Wilkinson

100% Attendance over 7 Years 2007-2014:
Brendan McKillop & Eoin McKillop

Senior Prefects 2013-2014
Ruth Bleakley
Julia Brzozowska
Caoimhe Cooke
Therese Corrigan
Kirsty Crawford
Niamh Dowdall
Katie Dysart
Aoibheann Gillan
Kirstin Ingram
Katie Law
Chloe McAlary
Saryah McCrossan
Olivia McCullagh
Hannah McDonald
Naomi McDowell
Cliodhna McIlvenny
Eilis McNamee
Ciara Morren
Karla O’Boyle
Nicole O’Hagan
Sorcha O’Hara
Rachel O’Kane
Nicole O’Neill
Adeoluwa Owolabi
Roisin Parahoo
Hannah Quinn
Laura Rafferty
Bronagh Reid
Ellen Thompson
Christopher Bradley
Aidan Brankin
Christopher Carson
Markus Condren
David Devlin
Peter Devlin
Shane Donnelly
James Downey
Mark Gormley
Fergus Kelly
Patrick Kerr
Edward Lane
Ciaran Logue
Patrick McCloskey
Damian McGrath
Pearse McIntyre
Brendan McKillop
Eoin McKillop
Ruairi McPoland
Jack Reid
Donald Turner

Special Awards

The Teresa Ball Trophy for Commitment and Spirit:
Eilis McNamee
The Kathleen Toner Memorial Cup:
Ben Levy & Caoimhe Cooke
The Ciara McLaughlin Memorial Cup:
Damian McGrath
For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in GCSE years:
Shannon Donaghy
For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in A Level years:
Ruairi McPoland

Deputy Head Boy - Ben Levy
Deputy Head Girl - Alice McGee
Head Boy - Conor Anderson
Head Girl - Rosanna McAleese

To conclude the evening, the Head Boy and Head Girl of 2013-14, Conor Anderson and Rosanna McAleese, presented speeches of reminiscence and inspiration, reflecting on their seven years at Loreto College. The current Head Girl and Head Boy, Rebecca-Jayne McKillen and Conor O’Neill, presented a token of appreciation to Mrs Brenda Burns, the Guest Speaker, and the evening of celebration concluded with a light supper in the College Canteen.