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Founded in 1930 on its well-known Castlerock Road site, Loreto College has recently celebrated its ninetieth anniversary.

Unfortunately, with planned ninetieth anniversary celebrations cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic from March 2020 onwards, the College has begun the belated celebrations this week with the official launch of its new website. The new website is packed with information about each of the different subjects available and the college’s excellent facilities as well as details about the vast array of extra-curricular activities and school trips on offer to students. The wide selection of pictures and videos on the website portrays a strong sense of the College’s characteristic ethos of Pastoral Care and provides an excellent means by which to communicate with past, current and new pupils and parents.

The website also plays host to the College’s first ever Virtual Open Day which gives prospective Loreto students, whether hoping to join Year 8 or Year 13, a vivid impression of the life and community in Loreto College as well as providing a glimpse of some learning and extra-curricular activities going on, and an impression of the musical, dramatic and sporting talents of the College’s students and the opportunities open to them. These videos are well worth a watch by all Primary 6 and 7 pupils making the very important choice about their post primary education.

As 2021 continues, everyone at Loreto College hopes that it will be possible once the current Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed, to celebrate the wonderful achievement of ninety years of excellence fully, together, as well as virtually. It is hoped that, perhaps in the Summer Term, celebrations will be held involving current students and staff, former students and staff, friends of the college and parents and our guests of honour The Loreto Sisters.

With Spirituality and Excellence at the heart of everything that Loreto College does, the school clearly has a proud history and heritage. Looking towards the future with optimism, Loreto College looks forward to welcoming its newest students in September 2021, moving forward towards its centenary year with resilience, determination and hope.

Mr Stephen Gallagher (Vice-Principal) and Mrs Caragh Little (Senior Teacher) put the finishing touches to the new College website, alongside College Principal Miss Belinda Toner.


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