Student Council 2021-22

STUDENT COUNCIL APPOINTED AT LORETO COLLEGE


A brand new School Council has been appointed at Loreto College Coleraine, following an intense and thorough selection process, overseen by the school’s Citizenship Coordinator, Mrs Lorraine McCool.


In September, all members of the student population of Loreto College were consulted on the naming of the School Council through an online vote, with every form class surveyed. The students were asked to decide between Loreto Citizens Council (LCC) or Loreto Wardens ( in recognition of Loreto foundress Mary Ward. The latter won.


The pupils were asked to nominate representatives and these nominees submitted a short application based on their experience, skills and qualities. The students took part in a group based activity where they prepared ideas on three school improvement scenarios. A panel consisting of Mrs McCool, the Vice Principal, Mrs Frances Pepin and Mrs Mabel McAleese, representing the Year Heads, as well as the College’s Head Girl, Anna McGinley and Head Boy, Adam Lawlor, then judged the performances. The panel members were highly impressed by the level of effort the student nominees gave to the process and by the quality of their ideas and initiatives.


The students appointed as Loreto Wardens are:

Katie Proctor and Christy Moore (Year 8),

Erin O’Reilly and Jack McAllister (Year 9),

Maddie Lundy and Reuben Konig (Year 10),

Katie McAteer and Jack Jones (Year 11),

Niamh Murray, Courtney McGilligan and Aaron Owens (Year 12),

Zusia Sobon and Oran Tosh (Year 13) and

Neeve Campbell and Khalid Al Hassan (Year 14).


They will be joined on the School Council by the Heads of School, Anna McGinley and Adam Lawlor.


The Loreto Wardens are looking forward to undergoing some online training provided by the Loreto Education Office on Tuesday 16th November, during which they will learn about the workings of a School Council as well as liaising with fellow Loreto Council members.

Mrs McCool commented that she is very much looking forward to working with such a wonderful group of young people, adding that all those appointed should be proud of themselves and of their achievements to date.