On Tuesday 9th May, Loreto College celebrated the Year 14 students of 2023, as they move into their weeks of study and A Level examinations.
The annual Leavers’ Mass was celebrated by Father Neil Farren on Tuesday evening, with the Year 14 students, their parents/guardians and many members of the College’s teaching staff in attendance.
The Mass celebrated the key Loreto values of Justice, Sincerity, Freedom, Truth, and Joy, as well as marking the end of the students’ formal class time at the College. Prayers were offered for the students’ examination success and their good health, happiness, and success in their lives beyond school.
In moving and entertaining speeches, Head Boy, Peter McCool, and Head Girl, Eva McBride, paid tribute to the members of the Class of 2023 and to everyone who had helped them reach this milestone in their lives: parents and families, teachers, and all other staff members of Loreto College, including their Year Head Mrs McEwan and previous Year Heads Mrs McCambridge and Mr Harkin.
Mr Gallagher, College Principal, wished the students every success and happiness, urging them to continue to be themselves and to carry the core Loreto values through their lives beyond school, as well as fondly recalling his memories of the Class of 2023 during their seven years at the College. Mr Gallagher also paid tribute to all those who had organised the Leavers’ Mass, including Miss Galbraith, School Liturgist, assisted by members of the RE Department, Ms McLarnon and the Year 14 musicians, as well as thanking the Canteen staff, led by Mrs McCann, for providing some delicious treats at the end of the evening.
We wish the Class of 2023 every success in their examinations and beyond: we hope that they will take good care of themselves and of one another, aspire and succeed, be well and be happy, and always stay in touch.