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Mrs McNicholl, Head of Home Economics, and her assistants on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Mrs McNicholl, Head of Home Economics, and her assistants on Open Day
Mr Byrne and Mr Murtagh, students and visitors in the Physical Education Department on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Mr Byrne and Mr Murtagh, students and visitors in the Physical Education Department on Open Day
Y9 Drama students ready to perform on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Y9 Drama students ready to perform on Open Day
Happy smiles in the Mathematics Department on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Happy smiles in the Mathematics Department on Open Day
Mr Boyle, Mrs Loughrey and characters from fiction welcome visitors to the English Department on Open Day - View Full Size Image
Mr Boyle, Mrs Loughrey and characters from fiction welcome visitors to the English Department on Open Day
14/01/2017 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 14th January 2017, 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!  Visitors also had the opportunity to visit the Convent Parlour and the school canteen, the Café Lorette, for refreshments, and to find out some of the College’s exciting plans for the years ahead.

Speaking about the exciting plans for the future of Loreto, Mr Michael James, College Principal, 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 2017 and 2018.