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Y14 Academic Award winners at Senior Prizegiving, with Mr Brendan Mooney, Guest Speaker - View Full Size Image
Y14 Academic Award winners at Senior Prizegiving, with Mr Brendan Mooney, Guest Speaker
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Y13 Academic Award winners at Senior Prizegiving
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Winners of Y12 Academic Awards at Senior Prizegiving
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16/09/2016 SENIOR PRIZEGIVING REWARDS EXCELLENCE AT LORETO COLLEGE

The annual Senior Prizegiving took place at Loreto College Coleraine on the evening of Thursday 15th June 2016.  The evening rewards students in the Senior School for excellence in their academic, personal, inter-personal and extra-curricular activities and was an opportunity for the College to celebrate excellence in all aspects of school life in the 2015-2016 academic year.  Guests present included members of the College’s Board of Governors and representatives of the Loreto Community in Coleraine.

The guest speaker at the Prizegiving was Mr Brendan Mooney, CEO of Kainos, Belfast.  A native of Dunloy, Mr Mooney attended Loreto College from 1978- 1985. On leaving the College, having achieved A Levels in Computer Science, Economics and Geography, he continued his study of Computer Science at The University of Ulster. Mr Mooney then joined Kainos in 1989 as a graduate software engineer, before moving into a number of technical and commercial roles in Dublin, London and USA. He was appointed CEO of Kainos in 2001. In addition to his role at Kainos, Mr Mooney has been a Non-Executive Director at Meridio, Property News, the Probation Service for Northern Ireland and, until recently, was a serving Lay Magistrate.  In 2013 Mr Mooney was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) from the University of Ulster in recognition of his services to business development and later this year will receive an Honorary Doctorate (DSc Econ) for services to business and commerce from Queens University Belfast.

Mr Mooney spoke fondly of his seven years as a student at Loreto College, commenting that his association with the Loreto Coleraine was a much lengthier one as his mother and aunts had attended the school, with his Aunt Anna having become a Loreto Sister.  Memories of enjoyable times combined with an enormous appreciation for the studies, in particular at A Level, which had shaped his career.  Paying tribute to all his teachers at Loreto and in particular those who had taught him at A Level, Mrs Margaret McDonnell for Computing, Mr Gerry McGouran for Economics and Miss Loretta Diamond for Geography, Mr Mooney urged the students present to grasp the opportunities offered by school life as a preparation for every aspect of life in the adult world, both in terms of their future careers and their personal lives.  Urging the importance of forging a great career, as a great employee for an inspiring employer, Mr Mooney also urged students to make the most of the opportunities on offer beyond school life by taking care of their health through regular exercise and enrichment. Mr Mooney paid particular tribute to the caring ethos of Loreto College and its exceptional pastoral care, educating the whole child and ensuring that they are well looked after when challenging circumstances occur.  In an inspiring speech, Mr Mooney showed the students of 2016 how an educational experience just like theirs can lead to a career and a lifetime of tremendous success and satisfaction.

Welcoming students, parents and members of staff to the Prizegiving, Mr Michael James, Loreto College Principal, said:

‘As you will no doubt be aware in February of this year the Minister for Education accepted the trustees Development Proposal, which means that in September 2017 Loreto College will begin to expand, St Joseph’s College will begin a phased closure and Dominican College will begin to move away from academic selection. These changes are part of a greater drive to rationalise education and to reduce the burden on the public purse. And this year, once again, we face a year of further financial challenges, with a much reduced budget that restricts our curriculum options and limits our ability to deliver the optimum range of subjects for our students. That we are not the only school facing these budget challenges does nothing to off-set our genuine concerns. However, as always, in Loreto we are willing and ready to rise to these challenges and to find ways that will allow us to continue as the leading school in the area.
‘As we stand on the threshold of this new era, it is right to stop and ponder what we want our school to achieve and deliver for our students. Certainly today we gather to celebrate academic success and there is no doubt that this is important to our students and their parents. However, I believe that what most of us want as parents is to bring up our children in safety and to keep them healthy and happy.  We want them to know the value of the world and the people they encounter and we educate them to care for themselves and for others, whilst allowing them to develop in their own unique way.  As W B Yeats put it “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” We hope that here in Loreto we light a flame that our students will nourish and develop as they continue through life.

‘Students do not necessarily remember the precise details of everything they were taught in the classroom, but they do remember the camaraderie of Mission and Sports Days, the trip to Berlin, Beijing or even to Derry. They remember the Camogie or Gaelic final they went to as supporters or team members and they remember their friends and teachers who took them. A Loreto Education is about so much more than achieving grades; it is about reading, it is about art, it is about spirituality, it is about music and sport, and it is about all those intangibles that can never be measured by grades. A Loreto education helps our students to fulfil potential, to make friends, to enjoy school and to develop the skills and capabilities that will allow them to give something back in society. As Pope Francis outlines, “we educate with the sole object of training and helping to develop mature people who are simple, competent and honest, and know how to love with fidelity, who can live life as a response to God’s call and their future profession as a service to society”.

‘When I reflect back over the last few years I feel extremely proud of our students not only for the excellent results they have continued to achieve, but for their ability and willingness to look out for each other in times of great difficulty. Our Y14 and Y12 students in particular have been hit hard by the deaths of their friends Anna McAllister, Niamh McCloskey and Michaela Harkin. Their response has been to raise money in memory of these students and to give help to others who are in need. They have done it with a spirit of generosity and selflessness that has been humbling to witness. They really are an exceptional group of young people and, as future leaders in our world; I have no doubt that the future is safe in their hands.

‘Loreto education is built around the core values of the Loreto order and we are delighted that the Loreto Sisters still retain such a vibrant presence here in Coleraine. They retain close contact with us in school and remain our inspiration both spiritually and educationally. We are very proud of the Loreto Heritage they have created and we try to emulate the ideals of Mary Ward in all we do. Our initial renovations to the Loreto Convent building have allowed us to build a physical connection to the convent that now joins it to and includes it as a part of the school buildings, much in the way that the Loreto Sisters are joined to and included as part of our school community. We hope in the near future to organise a coffee morning in the Convent to unveil the renovations.
‘So what will the new Loreto look like? Well, it will be very similar to what it is now in terms of its outlook and ethos. Certainly it will be bigger, with 1050 students as opposed to the current 800. A new fit for purpose wing is scheduled and we are already witnessing the planned refurbishment and development of existing buildings. The school will grow and develop in a phased and managed way, with an expanded Y8 intake in September 2017, followed by the expansion of particular end of Key Stage groups over the following two years, as St Joseph’s closes. Throughout all of this, there will be, as ever, a focus on our current students and maintaining high standards of achievement, uniform, behaviour and manners. We have developed a curriculum at KS4 that offers the opportunity of a purely academic pathway, a more vocational pathway or a combination of both. This will allow each individual to follow a pathway that suits their needs and interests. We are confident that our students will continue to achieve highly in all areas and as we expand this curriculum in to KS5, every student will be able to access a pathway through the school that leads to university, to further education or to employment. The Loreto of a few years will be a beacon of education in Northern Ireland, showcasing what it is possible to achieve without the use of academic selection.

‘But as I look forward to future successes and developments, I am aware that tonight is about celebrating the success of our students over the past year. And once again there has been much to celebrate, as our students continue to excel academically and in extra-curricular areas. Our academic achievements saw us top the GCSE league tables and continue to perform strongly in the A Level League tables.  Various individuals and teams enjoyed sporting successes and who can forget the wonderful musical and dramatic performances from the Sound of Music and the Spring Concert. We realise that each Loreto student brings a unique presence that adds so much to the life of the school and today we celebrate the talents and abilities of each and every one of our students. We hope that in the future they will be able to use these talents to help society and build a better future for everyone.
‘And of course the academic achievement of our students still has great significance, which 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 take this opportunity to celebrate and feel pride in the achievements of our school. I congratulate all our students and their teachers for their industry and hard work throughout the year and in particular their achievements in the recent summer examinations. 
‘Our students have continued to perform extremely well in these recent public examinations - the number of students receiving prizes tonight bears testimony to this. 83.5% of students achieved the key criteria of 3 or more A levels at grades A*-C, with 100% of all students achieving three or more grades A* -E. 45% of all grades achieved were A or A* and more than three quarters of all grades achieved were grade B or better. Among our top performers twenty one students achieved the fantastic standard of 3 A grades or better, with Peter Rogan achieving an outstanding set of four A* grades and Jack O’Doherty achieving two A*s and two As. Well done to both of them.
‘The results of our GCSE students remain extremely high with 100% of all students achieving five or more grades A* -C and 95.7% of all students achieving seven or more grades A*-C including English and Mathematics. Indeed 63%, that is almost two thirds of our GCSE students, achieved seven or more grades A* - B including English and Mathematics. Our students also continued to perform exceptionally well in the top grades achieved this year, with 49% (almost half) of all grades achieved being A or A* and 79% of all grades achieved being grade B or better. 40% of our GCSE students gained 6 A grades or better and at an individual level Molly Brennan gained 9A*s and 1A with her brother Oisin and Finn Lestas achieving 8A*s and 2 As each. This is a fantastic set of results for these individual students and is a fitting reward for their teachers’ and their own hard work.
‘In the previous GCSE examinations, across all candidates in Northern Ireland, Emily Moore was placed first in Physics and Joint first in Further Mathematics; Maggie McBride was placed joint 1st in Economics and third in Geography, whilst Cariosa O’Harte  and Aoife Carr were placed second in Economics and PE respectively. Again, congratulations to these students and to their teachers for such wonderful performances.
‘However, school life is about much more than academic achievements, important as they are. It is about educating the person as a whole and that is why I am delighted, once again, with our students’ contribution to the wider school life.  Participating in extracurricular activities brings a wealth of opportunities and develops friendships and skills that last long after school.  This year, again, has been hugely successful in a range of areas and I congratulate all those who have participated throughout the year as well as thanking the many teachers involved. We sometimes take for granted that teachers give so generously of their free time to coach, to arrange matches, to organise competitions and to supervise at the many events. I am personally indebted to the very many teachers who do this on behalf of the school and on your behalf I would like to thank them wholeheartedly for giving so freely of their time to support these various activities and sports. It is only through their selfless dedication and commitment that it is possible for these to happen at all.
‘Gaelic games have once again brought great success to the school with teams competing at all levels in camogie, hurling and football. All teams successfully made it through to the knockout stages but it was once again left to the junior hurlers to return with some silverware. They won the Brother Mallon Cup for a third year in a row and congratulations must go to Mr Boyle and his team - three time Ulster Champions is a fantastic achievement and does not happen by accident – well done everyone. Soccer teams competed at all levels in the Coleraine and District Leagues, whilst Netball teams won the Y8 Coleraine and District Minor Netball title, with the Y10 and Y11 girls coming runners up in their leagues.
‘In cross-country the Intermediate Girls’ team qualified to represent Loreto at Ulster and All-Ireland level, whilst in athletics Christopher Doherty represented the school at the All Ireland Multi-Events Pentathlon finals, having finished 2nd in the Ulster competition. Christopher also won two silver medals in the district athletic competitions with Niamh Carr taking Gold in the Intermediate Girls’ 3000m race. A group of junior boys made history by becoming the College’s first competitive cricket team and aquitted themselves well in their opening matches.
 ‘In individual sports, Aron Lestas took a silver and bronze medal at the Northern Ireland Karate Championships, whilst Year 12 student Emma Mullan became the youngest ever World Shotokan Karate competitor in October. In swimming Finn McEwan won gold and bronze medals at the Provincial Towns Finals with rower, Connor McGillan, winning the Single Sculls at the Athlone Regatta. Tara Laverty in Year 8, won the Junior Medal at Galgorm Golf Club and is also in the Ulster Golf development squad.
‘Away from sport, Oonagh Rafferty and Philip Doherty took first place in their respective sections of our annual poetry competition and a Year 10 team finished second in the Ulster Gael Linn Quiz Final. Kate McLaughlin, a Year 13 student, won first place in the local Causeway Credit Union Art Competition, with Laura Millar from Y14 receiving a Special Commendation in a Coleraine Art Society Competition. In Science, Daniel White represented the College at the BT Young Scientist competition and was highly commended for his project.  Carlo Morelli, in Y12, secured the amazing opportunity to spend a month travelling in Indonesia and Australia, experiencing a range of aspects of family and school life as well as learning about indigenous cultures. Cariosa O’Harte was placed second in the Northern Ireland Rotary Youth Leadership Development competition, having won at local level. Cariosa also found time, along with Maggie McBride, Cormac McCarry and Kate McLaughlin, to compete in the Bank of England Target 2.0 Interest Rate Challenge, under the tutelage of Miss Toner. The team won through their two regional heats – firstly in Northern Ireland and secondly in Manchester before scooping second place in the UK Final in London. Miss Toner is always ready to apportion credit to her wonderful students and I have no doubt that they truly deserve it, but just this evening, I would like to pay tribute to Miss Toner, who has led 11 different teams in the past 13 thirteen years to great levels of success in this competition. She remains committed and motivated to do this despite her many onerous duties as Vice-Principal and I believe she deserves a really big round of applause for all her endeavours on behalf of our students.

‘Our production of ‘The Sound of Music’ was certainly a highlight of the Autumn Term, with a week of sell-out performances and rave reviews all round. The breadth and depth of talent on display was both mesmerising and inspirational. Well done and thank you to Mrs McEwan and Mr Gillespie for their wonderful guidance and direction. Our traditional group, Tigh Tara, ably led by Mrs Close and whom you heard playing at the start of our prize-giving, were selected to perform in the Ulster Final of the prestigious Gael Linn Siansa competition. A host of students obtained distinctions in their Trinity piano and singing exams and Jack Dihmis won the Roslynn McCourtney Challenge Cup for Piano at the Portstewart Festival. The Junior Choir, conducted by Mrs Sharkey, won first prize at the renowned Bangor International Festival for the second year in a row, a fantastic achievement for all concerned. We look forward to our Senior Choir performing with ‘The Priests’ next term, as part of a concert to launch their latest album. This is the only performance they will be doing in the area and tickets will be available from our office in the near future. 

‘As I mentioned earlier the true test of our education will be how you mature and develop as a person and how you use your talents and abilities to help others.  This year, as ever, we have witnessed many selfless acts by our students. Miss Galbraith and Miss Martin lead by example when they travelled at Easter to Lourdes with a group of students to support pilgrims with particular needs. Forty-four Y14 students received their Pope John Paul II Award for the voluntary work carried out in their parishes and Carla McErlean received the All-Ireland Pramerica Spirit of Community Award for her outstanding acts of volunteering and the positive contribution she made in her local community. One of the ways in which we all contribute is our support for the school’s designated charities and by contributing to these charities we are, in a small way, supporting those less fortunate than ourselves.  This year, a hugely impressive total of 272 shoeboxes were collected by Loreto students, to be sent to those in most need at Christmas. Likewise our students responded magnificently to the Refugee Crisis Appeal, with donations being gathered by students in our Justice League. We have also continued to raise money for many different charities, including Trocaire, MS, SVP and The Children’s Cancer Fund, as well as our own Loreto missions. I would like to thank and congratulate all our students for their commitment to those less fortunate and in need of our help and in particular I would like to commend Mrs McCool for her hard work and commitment coordinating all these efforts.

‘On your behalf, I want to say a special thank you to our teachers for their continued professionalism and commitment. This was clearly demonstrated when Mr Scullion was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Education Award winner for 2016, recognising almost four decades of excellence and innovation in teaching. I believe that all our staff deserve similar awards and I feel proud and honoured to have them as colleagues in our school. I am convinced that there is no finer staff in any school and I am confident that they provide a level of service that is truly outstanding. I commend them to you and thank them on your behalf.
‘This year we also take time to thank those staff members who have moved on to pastures new and to different challenges. In particular we say a fond farewell to Mrs O’Kane and Mrs Nugent. Both of these teachers have served students in our school for over 25 years and their warmth, their generosity and their commitment to their students was a hallmark of their time here in Coleraine. They will be truly missed and although no-one is irreplaceable it will be hard to replicate the care and the enthusiastic teaching they have shown throughout their time in Loreto. We miss them both and wish them both well in their retirement.
‘My thanks to all our support staff for the wonderful job they do. Every day they play a vitally important role in maintaining the quality of services, buildings and grounds.   My thanks also to our Governors, many who are here this evening. They are required to make many important and difficult decisions on your behalf and this has become more significant during these times of austerity. I thank them for their unfailing commitment to Loreto and I am hugely grateful for the time and expertise they give so generously.
‘I would also like to thank all those Priests who come to help us celebrate mass and the various sacraments throughout the year. In particular I thank Fr Keaney for his long years of service and wish him well in his new role in America. We are also indebted to Fr McCullough for his pastoral guidance and support through our recent tragedies. I would also like to thank the Religious Education Department for the time and effort they put into organising our liturgies and retreats throughout the year. Their pastoral support during recent times of crises has also been wonderful and is greatly appreciated. In times of need they have provided a focus for us all to come together and share in prayer and reflection and their presence is central to our Catholic ethos.
‘My thanks, as always, to the Loreto Community both here in Coleraine and further afield. Their prayers and support this year and every year are a valuable source of strength and we look forward to their continued presence in the school in the future.
‘As ever, I am truly grateful for the support and help of our parents. Our success and our achievements can only happen with your support. Finally, my thanks to you our students. This is your school and you are what make it so exceptional. You are all important members of our school community and, although it may not always seem like it, we do greatly appreciate your own unique talents and qualities. I thank you for your cooperation throughout the year and the courteous and pleasant manner you invariably display. It is a privilege to be Principal of this wonderful school and I hope that you are proud and will remain proud to call yourselves Loreto students. Thank you.’
As Loreto College continues on target for its expansion, Mr James also mentioned a number of fundraising initiatives which will be taking place in the weeks and months to come: the Velo Loreto cycling sportive on Sunday 18th September, an Open Day and Coffee Morning to unveil developments to date in the Convent House, and a Friends of Loreto Super Draw which will take place over nine weeks.  There is much to anticipate at Loreto College in the academic year which has only just begun.
The prizes were awarded as follows, presented by Mr Brendan Mooney, Guest Speaker, Mr Michael James, College Principal and by various Heads of Department, Year Heads and leaders of extra curricular activities:

Year 14 Academic Awards
Oran Barton
Connor Boyle
Elaine Boyle
Emmett Boyle
Tara Canning
Danielle Dempsey
Cara Doherty
Connor Doherty
Gareth Doherty
Megan Downey
Ryan Florida-James
Siofra Gillan
James Gillen
Dylan Johnston
Ryan Kane
Rachel Kelly
Cormac Kerr
Saachi Khullar
Sinead McAtamney
Susan McBride
Paul McCrystal
Carla McErlean
Eimear McKeown
Mark McKillen
Shay McLaughlin
Christine McNally
Ciaran McNicholl
Lauren McNicholl
Shannon McWilliams
Sean Mullan
Jessica O’Brien
Jack O’Doherty
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Orla Rafferty
Janosch Railton
Daniel Roantree
Peter Rogan
Caite Skelly
Chloe Stewart
Ellen Tracey
Daniel White
Rachel Wilkinson

Year 13 Academic Awards
Connie Baxter- Mulvenna
Aidan Boyle
Kate Bradley
Emmett Brolly
Niamh Carlin
Aoife Carr
Mark Cassidy
Caitlin Cosgrove
Conor Craig
Emma Crossley
Michael Dallat
Shauna Doherty
Aoife Keane
Darcey Kelly
Maggie McBride
Cormac McCarry
Caitlin McFall
Tara McLarnon
Odhran McNicholl
Emily Moore
Aoife Mullan
Daire Mullan
Aidan O’Boyle
Cariosa O’Harte
Rebecca O’Kane
John-Joe O’Neill
Sean Quinn
Aideen Reid
Francesca Watson

Year 12 Academic Awards
Casey Black
Niamh Boorman
Cahir Boyle
Dominic Bradley
Molly Brennan
Oisin Brennan
Maeve Burns
Fearghal Close
Matthew Connolly
Rebecca Dillon
Sarah Dillon
Niamh Doherty
Flynn Faith-Crothers
Callum Johnston
Blanaid Kealey
Aoife Kelly
Caoimhe Kelly
Nicole Kelly
Sarah Kelly
Shauna Kelly
Finn Lestas
Grace McAlinden
Oonagh McAlister
Abigail McBroom
Eoin McCarry
Eva McGrath-Olivan
Emma McLaughlin
Roisin McMorrough
James McReynolds
Sarah Moore
Anna Morrison
Joseph Mulholland
Emma Mullan
Mary Mullan
Shakeera Nazeer
Glen O’Donovan
Naomi O’Hale
Shannon O’Kane
Riona Pauling
Maria Quinn
Nikolai Railton
Roslyn Sinclair
Lorcan Toner
Aimee Tweed
Elizabeth White
Ciara Wilkinson

Year 11 Academic Awards
Kirstie Brown
Danny Burns
Niamh Carr
Donal Close
Sian Donaghy
Cabrina Farren
Eve Gardiner
Fionnuala Keane
Cathal Kearney
Conor Kelly
Lucy McDonnell
Aidan McGinley
Nora McIlvenny
Susan McKendry
Eunan McNicholl
Jason Moore
Megan O’Kane
Cait Passmore
Sylvia Smyth
Lucy McDonnell
Aidan McGinley
Nora McIlvenny
Susan McKendry
Eunan McNicholl
Jason Moore
Megan O’Kane
Cait Passmore
Sylvia Smyth

Year 11 Diligence                        
11A  Carmen Owens
11B  Katie McNerlin
11C  Hannah Mullan
11D  Serena Corbett
11E  David Brussard

Year 11 Co-operation & Leadershp
11A  Connlaoth McGee
11B  Thomas Doran
11C  Finlay Hutchinson
11D  Joseph Mullan
11E  Megan O’Kane

Year 12 Diligence
12A  Aimee Tweed
12B  Sean Doherty
12C  Oonagh McAlister
12D  Mary Mullan
12E  Tommy-Lee Donaghy

Year 12 Co-operation and Leadership
12A  Eoin McGuigan
12B  Abigail McBroom
12C  Daniel Walton
12D  Ciaran O’Kane
12E  Sophie Craig

Other Awards
The Patricia McDermott Memorial Trophy for achievement in GCSE English:
Rebecca Dillon 
The Macaulay, O’Neill & Martin Perpetual Cup for achievement in GCSE Mathematics:
Molly Brennan  
The BKS Perpetual Trophy for contribution to A Level Geography:
Siofra Gillan
The Clarke Rice Memorial Cup for Outstanding Achievement in A Level Computing:
Cormac Kerr
The AVX Computer Awards for achievement in Computer Project:
A Level - Sean Mullan
GCSE - Dominic Bradley
The Stanleigh Cup for achievement in Music:
Connor Dudley-Fergus
The McGeown Cup for outstanding achievement in A-Level Economics:
Eimear McKeown  
The Ryan McCloskey Memorial Cup for most improved student in Economics:
Shea Doherty  
The N & N Trophies’ Cup for achievement in A-Level Art and Design:
Kate McLaughlin  
The Michael Clarke Memorial Cup for achievement in Drama presented by Yr14 students 2002-2003:
Niall Hunter
The Bank of Ireland Trophy for achievement in A Level Home Economics:
Aine McNamee   
The Dankse Bank Award for achievement in A-Level Physics:
Peter Rogan
The Physical Sciences Award:
Peter Rogan

The following awards are for outstanding achievement in individual subjects:

A-Level Chemistry:
Peter Rogan   
A-Level Biology:
Ryan Florida-James, Jack O’Doherty 
A-Level Government and Politics:
Paul McCrystal   
A-Level History:
Orla Rafferty  
A-Level Religious Education:
Megan Downey   
A-Level Mathematics:
Dylan Johnston 
A-Level English Language:
Rhianna Gardiner 
A-Level English Literature:
Taylor Archer, Mark McKillen 
A-Level Spanish:
Oran Barton
Corn Bhrugha for Irish:
Amy Doherty
A-Level Design and Technology Project:
Ciaran McNicholl
Award for the best article in school magazine:
Aidan Boyle 
Sports Captains 2015/2016:
Thomas Magee, James Gillen, Shannon McWilliams, Caite Skelly
Sports Person of the Year, recipient of the Louise McLaughlin Trophy for outstanding contribution to Sporting Life of the College:
Caite Skelly
The Mother Rose Cup for best Female Athlete in Yr 11:
Niamh Carr 
Award for best Male Athlete in Yr11:
Owen Tsang
Award for outstanding achievement representing the College in sport at National Level:
Aaron Christie, Alana O’Donovan, Niamh Carr
O’Doherty Cup Player of the Year:
John Mullan

For 7 Years Full Attendance:
Shannon Donaghy, Jack O’Doherty

For Full Attendance in 2015/2016 academic year:
Serena Corbett
Sean Irwin
Susan McKendry
Jonathan Meehan
Owen Tsang
Molly Brennan
Oisin Brennan
Eoin Doherty
Jack Galbraith
Blanaid Kealey
Roisin McMorrough
Lauren Monaghan
Oisin O’Harte
Nikolai Railton
Callum Robinson
Conor Craig
Tara McLarnon
Cariosa O’Harte
Conor Rogan
Liam Tosh
Jack Craig
Ryan Florida-James
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Peter Rogan

Senior Prefects 2015/2016
Antonia Boorman
Niamh Connolly
Rachael Crawford
Danielle Dempsey
Amy Doherty
Cara Doherty
Shannon Donaghy
Megan Downey
Rhianna Gardiner
Rachel Kelly
Saachi Khullar
Sinead McAtamney
Susan McBride
Carla McErlean
Medbh McIlvenny
Eimear McKeown
Sarah McKeown
Aine McNamee
Lauren McNicholl
Shannon McWilliams
Una Mellon
Therese Mullaghan
Alana O’Donovan
Yasmin Parahoo
Caite Skelly
Ellen Tracey
Rachel Wilkinson
Oran Barton
Connor Boyle
James Breslin
Daniel Catterson
Connor Doherty
Gareth Doherty
Connor Dudley-Fergus
James Gillen
Ryan Kane
Cormac Kerr
Christy Laverty
Thomas Magee
Paul McCrystal
Shay McLaughlin
Ciaran McNicholl
John Mullan
Jack O’Doherty
Olaoluwatofunmi Owolabi
Conor Pauling
Daniel Roantree
Peter Rogan
Daniel White

Special Awards
A Special Recognition Award - Spirit of Loreto:
Sinead McAtamney, Carla McErlean, Medbh McIlvenny, Sarah McKeown, Aine McNamee, Caite Skelly, Daniel Catterson
The Teresa Ball Trophy for Commitment and Spirit:
Aine O’Kane
The Kathleen Toner Memorial Cup:
Rachel Kelly 
The Ciara McLaughlin Memorial Cup:
Conor Pauling
The Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in GCSE:
Molly Brennan
The Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in A-Level:
Peter Rogan
For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in GCSE years:
Shannon O’Kane 
For outstanding contribution to the Loreto Ethos in A Level years:
Shannon Donaghy

Deputy Head Boy - Niall Hunter
Deputy Head Girl - Siofra Gillan
Head Boy - Ryan Florida-James
Head Girl - Orla Rafferty

The evening concluded with heartfelt and inspiring speeches by the 2015/2016 Head Girl, Orla Rafferty, and Head Boy, Ryan Florida-James, reminiscing fondly on their time at Loreto College and wishing the students present every happiness and success in the future.  The current Head Girl and Head Boy, Cariosa O’Harte and Aidan Boyle, offered a vote of thanks to the Guest Speaker and to all the distinguished guests and family members who had attended the Prizegiving.