Meet our Student Leadership Team 2023 – 2024
Heads of School
My name is Sean Faulkner and I am the Head Boy. Before I came to Loreto, I attended St. Columba’s PS, Ballerin. Coming to a school as large as Loreto was a daunting experience for the 11 year-old me, but my worries were quick to fade away as I soon realised just how supportive and caring all of the staff and pupils are.
Loreto has provided me with a near endless list of opportunities throughout the past six years such as competing in Chemistry competitions, mentoring younger pupils and participating in sports teams and music groups. As well as its rich history of academic success, Loreto aims to develop the whole child by supporting and nurturing them along each step of their school career involving them in the many pastoral care initiatives here in the school.
As Head Boy, I hope to ensure that our younger pupils get as much out of the college as they possibly can. I am currently studying Chemistry, Maths, Biology and History at A level and I hope to study Medicine at Queen’s university. I could not recommend Loreto more highly to any prospective student as I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the past 6 years and I will be sad to walk out of the gates for the final time. To me, Loreto is much more than a school: it’s a community that I am glad that I’m a part of.
My name is Caitlyn Bullock and I am currently the Head Girl. I am immensely proud and honoured to have been elected to this role. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Loreto and feel this to be a great opportunity to further develop the wonderful school experience for current and future pupils by working alongside the incredibly supportive staff. I live in Coleraine and am a past pupil of St Malachy’s primary school.
I am currently studying Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Politics at A-Level with the aim of pursuing a career in medicine, ultimately travelling and working in a variety of different countries. Loreto College has so many amazing opportunities and experiences to offer, which I would strongly advise you to take advantage of and totally immerse yourself in school life. I have created my fondest memories in many of these opportunities such as my success in the Rotary Youth Leadership Development contest, the 2022 school production of “Oklahoma!” or partaking in extracurricular activities such as netball or Gaelic for the college.
Overall, like many of my family before me, I am very proud to be a part of the Loreto family and know that I will carry many of the skills learnt and memories made with me throughout life, wherever it may decide to lead me!
Deputy Heads of School
(Deputy Head Boy)
My name is Cahal Doherty and I am the Deputy Head Boy.
I am from Aghadowey and attended St Columba’s Primary School in Kilrea.
Coming to Loreto was truly an adventure, and I have many happy memories: competing in the UKMT Team Maths Challenge, visiting the Gaeltacht, taking part in the Pope John Paul II Award – to name a few. The proudest achievement from being at Loreto is being appointed Deputy Head Boy.
It has fulfilled my year 8 dreams. I am now studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Economics with the hope of applying to Medicine. I know from my time at Loreto, that whatever I choose to do I will be supported by a strong team of staff. The Loreto community has given me many life-long memories and great friendships.
(Deputy Head Girl)
My Name is Mary Kate McCloskey. Prior to Loreto College, I attended Termoncanice Primary School in Limavady. The transition from primary school to such a large secondary school, like Loreto, was a daunting experience! However, the wonderful staff and senior management team in Loreto made the transition a positive experience through ensuring that each and every student felt happy and confident in their new environment.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a Loreto Student, and am now studying Maths, Biology, RE and History for my A-Levels. I am delighted to have recently been appointed as Deputy Head Girl for the coming school year. I cannot wait to work alongside other members of the senior leadership team to ensure that all junior pupils have the same amazing experience at Loreto as we did.
My name is Sinéad McAlister. I am a past pupil of St Brigid’s Primary School in Ballymoney and was delighted to become a student at Loreto College in 2017. I am currently studying Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, RE and ICT for my A-Levels, with fantastic help and support from my teachers.
I have made great friends during my time at Loreto and together we have enjoyed many positive experiences and memories. I am very proud to have been appointed a member of the student leadership team and hope this new role will allow me to be a voice for younger pupils at school. I truly believe that each new pupil will excel and enjoy their experience at Loreto.
When you join Loreto, you really do become a member of the ‘Loreto family’ and alongside the incredible staff and student body, you are encouraged and given the opportunity to reach your full potential, whether that be academically, musically or through sports.
There really is something for everyone!
My name is Aaron Owens, and I am honoured to be serving as a member of the new Student Leadership Team. Coming from Ballyhackett Primary School, a modest school which held a mere 40 pupils, the jump to Loreto was as scary as it was exciting, but thanks to the delightful staff, environment, and community, settling into this new school hasn’t been a problem.
I, along with all other students, have been given the opportunity to learn, thrive and flourish during my time here. My biggest achievement until now has been being elected and becoming an active member of our inaugural School Council. Loreto has also done well in introducing me to new interests and activities, like acting for example, which has led me to perform in the most recent school musical, Oklahoma!
For all that Loreto has given me, I look forward to doing my best by giving back to the school in this new role. I am currently studying Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Software Systems Development at A-level, and am passionate about musical instruments and computers.
My name is Hannah-Ruth Mullan and I am overjoyed to have been selected as a member of the senior leadership team this year, as I have always aspired to be a positive role model. I am a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Parish in my hometown, Portstewart. I am very lucky to have attended St. Colum’s Primary School in my hometown and being given the opportunity to further my education at Loreto, where I am now studying Economics, History and English Language to A Level and Physics to AS level. Soon, I hope to continue my education in the field of Economics and Business at university.
Loreto has given me incredible, unique opportunities and i have always been very actively involved in the school, through the Justice League(year 13), the Eco Committee(year 11+12), the debating and public speaking club(year 9-14) and also being part of the cast for three of the schools musical productions - “The Lion King” in year 9, “Beauty and the Beast” in year 10, and most recently i starred as Aunt Eller in the production of “Oklahoma”. All these opportunities have helped me to grow in confidence and develop my skills and interests, whilst also helping others discover skills and talents, they may not have known they had.
Our sporting facilities, academic and vocational education paths, spiritual excellence, pastoral team and particularly our immensely kind, skilful, empowered and intellectual student body are all impressive. I do not believe that I would be the person I am today had Loreto not been a part of my life, and for that I am incredibly grateful.