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Teacher and coach Mr B Murphy with members of the Y9/10 Gaelic Football squad who displayed their skills on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Teacher and coach Mr B Murphy with members of the Y9/10 Gaelic Football squad who displayed their skills on Open Day
Teacher Ms J Wilson and Head of PE Mrs M McCullough, assisted by students, welcome visitors to the Sports Hall - View Full Size Image
Teacher Ms J Wilson and Head of PE Mrs M McCullough, assisted by students, welcome visitors to the Sports Hall
Teacher Mr L Shaw with Year 9 pupils welcomes visitors to the Geography Department on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Teacher Mr L Shaw with Year 9 pupils welcomes visitors to the Geography Department on Open Day
Students, prospective pupils and teachers Ms S Mullan and Mrs S McBroom in the Biology Lab on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Students, prospective pupils and teachers Ms S Mullan and Mrs S McBroom in the Biology Lab on Open Day
Staff, students and prospective pupils in the Convent Parlour during Open Day - View Full Size Image
Staff, students and prospective pupils in the Convent Parlour during Open Day
10/01/2015 OPEN DAY HIGHLIGHTS EXCELLENCE AND OPPORTUNITY AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

The annual Open Day was held at Loreto College Coleraine, a Voluntary Grammar School, on the morning of Saturday 10th January 2015, drawing a large number of prospective students and their parents from throughout the College’s extensive catchment area.

Following an address by College Principal Mr Michael James, Primary 6 and 7 students and their parents, as well as prospective sixth formers, were given the opportunity to explore the school, benefiting from the experience of members of the teaching staff and a number of current Loreto students – from both Junior and Senior forms – in order to form an accurate picture of what life as a Loreto student entails. Visitors to the College were treated to a variety of stimulating displays, from performances by the traditional Irish group and the singing ensembles, meeting a variety of characters from Literature in the English room and displays of talent by several groups of Drama students, to “hands-on” contact in Computer Studies, Science and Technology.

For some the highlight of the morning was a visit to the College’s state of the art Sports Hall and Technology Suite. Others were delighted by the cookery demonstration in the College’s Home Economics department – especially as many of the culinary treats on show could be sampled!  In the Mathematics Department, the contest to guess the number of sweets in a jar was Josh Ferguson from Termoncanice Primary School, Limavady. The correct answer was 46 sweets. Students whose estimates were very close were: Amber Eccles (Macosquin Primary School), Jack Dihmis (St John’s Primary School, Coleraine), Pat O’Connor (St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s Primary School),  Orla McDermot (St Canice’s Primary School), Keva Mullan (St Matthew’s Primary School), Elizabeth Cassidy (St Columba’s Primary School), Ryan Doherty (St Columba’s Primary School), Adam Kelly (DH Christie Primary School), Emma Turner (St Patrick’s & St Joseph’s), Mairead McDermot (Termoncanice Primary School), and Hayden Mullan (St Matthew’s Primary School).

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, commented: ‘On our Open Day, we were keen to stress that a whole range of opportunities is open to any student who applies for a place at Loreto College. We are well equipped to offer all our students the possibility of excellence in a whole range of academic and extra-curricular areas. The students who helped to introduce our school to visitors on Open Day are themselves a fine example of the ethos of hard work, excellence and community spirit which makes Loreto College unique.’

With all academic departments and many extra-curricular activities represented during the Open Day, the event was a very successful one, building on the College’s links with the local community and encouraging many young people to apply for a place in the Year 8 Class of 2015 and 2016.