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The Convent Parlour at Loreto awaiting visitors to the Convent House Open Morning - View Full Size Image
The Convent Parlour at Loreto awaiting visitors to the Convent House Open Morning
Traditional Musicians performing at the Convent House Open Morning - View Full Size Image
Traditional Musicians performing at the Convent House Open Morning
Eimear Anderson, Derry Rose in the Rose of Tralee 2015, pictured with Mr M. James, College Principal and current Y8 students - View Full Size Image
Eimear Anderson, Derry Rose in the Rose of Tralee 2015, pictured with Mr M. James, College Principal and current Y8 students
Members of the Loreto Community, Coleraine, pictured at the Open Morning with the College Principal and Vice Principals - View Full Size Image
Members of the Loreto Community, Coleraine, pictured at the Open Morning with the College Principal and Vice Principals
Former students Sarah and Francis McCaughan and their son Vincent, and Father Damien McCaughan enjoyed their visit to the Open M - View Full Size Image
Former students Sarah and Francis McCaughan and their son Vincent, and Father Damien McCaughan enjoyed their visit to the Open M
15/06/2015 LORETO COLLEGE WELCOMES VISITORS TO CONVENT OPEN MORNING

The Friends of Loreto held an Open Morning in Loreto College’s Convent House on Saturday 13th June, welcoming the Loreto Sisters, former students and staff, parents, neighbours and all those interested in seeing the College’s plans for the future.

The Open Morning was an opportunity for Loreto College to share its plans for the Convent House, in which they hope to create a Pastoral and Learning Support Centre, and possibly three classrooms and a Sixth Form Centre.  This, of course, is subject to fundraising and the Friends of Loreto have organized a number of events to make this possible.

The fundraising highlight of the current academic year was the Friends of Loreto 85th Anniversary Ball, held in March 2015.  After the summer break, a number of other events will be held, including a School Sponsored Walk, a 30km/60km cycle, a golf tournament and the ‘Be A Friend of Loreto’ scheme, whereby donors’ names will be inscribed on a plaque to be displayed in the refurbished Convent House.

The Convent House Open Morning – which featured a vintage tea party as well as a Mass celebrated in the College Chapel – was an opportunity to say thank you to all those who have already supported the Friends of Loreto, and to provide information about next year’s events.  On a beautiful, sunlit morning, fond memories were shared, friendships reignited and the feeing of excitement about a new era at Loreto College was palpable.  The Convent House was packed to capacity, and there was a strong sense of the affection and pride in which Loreto is held by its current and former students, staff and school families.  Among the visitors was the current Derry Rose, Eimear Anderson (who left Loreto in 2013), who will represent Co. Derry in the Rose of Tralee Pageant later this summer.  Eimear spoke with tremendous fondness of her seven years at Loreto and was delighted to be reunited with the College Principal, Mr Michael James, and the Loreto Sisters, as well as with many of her former teachers and classmates.

All those who attended were delighted to see the Convent House looking beautiful, and were enthusiastic about helping to raise funds for an exciting new stage in the life of Loreto College.