- Loreto College, Coleraine
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Infobox UK school
name = Loreto College Coleraine
motto = "Cruci dum spiro fido" "While I breathe I trust in the cross"
established = 1930
religion = Roman Catholic
head = Mr B Lenehan BEd BSc MSc
specialist = Science
street = Castlerock Road
city = Coleraine
county = Co. Londonderry
country = United Kingdom
postcode = BT51 3JZ
staff = 53
enrollment = 820
gender = Co-educational
lower_age = 11
upper_age = 18
colours = Royal Blue, Yellow
publication = Loreto Lore
website = http://www.loretocollege.org.uk
website_name = Loreto College Coleraine
Loreto College is a
Roman Catholicgrammar school situated in the Castlerock Road area of Coleraine, County Londonderryon the north coast of Northern Ireland.
In 1906 the Ursuline Order took control of the all-girls school, setting up a smaller boys' primary school nearby.
In 1922 when the new Northern Ireland Educational Authority was set up, certain qualifications were needed to teach in secondary schools. The
nuns, being French, did not have these qualifications so they decided to withdraw from Ireland. The Loreto nuns in Omaghwere asked to take over the schools, both primary and secondary. On August 13th 1930 four Sisters of Loreto, an order founded by Mary Ward, arrived. The Ursulines stayed with them for two weeks to help them settle into their new home. The original four sisters M. Rose, M. Colmcille, M. Aidan and M. Kevin were joined by M. Peter, M. Benedict and M. Gertrude as first members of the new community.
The school was later extended, and has adapted to changes in the educational system and maintained the high standards of Loreto education. The school became co-educational in 1977. It is owned and maintained by the Loreto trustees and its affairs are managed by the Board of Governors.
It has a successful history in education and a sound reputation in the town and the county for education and sports such as
Gaelic football, soccer, Hurling, Camogieand Hockey. Loreto College, Coleraine has for many years achieved consistently outstanding public examination results, with pupils often attaining recognition for top scores across Northern Ireland.
In 2005 the school celebrated its 75th anniversary, culminating in an open day including a museum, and finally Mass in St. John's Church nearby.
In 2007 the school was awarded
specialist schoolstatus for science and this has been celebrated in a variety of ways.
Art and Design, Careers, Drama, Economics, English and English Literature, Geography, History, Home Economics, Government and Politics, I.C.T., Library, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French, German, Irish and Spanish), Music, P.E., Religious Education, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Technology.
The school provides a wide variety of extra-curricular activities such as the school's famous choir, the
Duke of Edinburgh's Awardscheme, St Vincent de Paul Group to name a few.
The main bulk of extra-curricular activities is sport with the college providing
trampoliningclub, football, gaelic football, hockey, hurling/ camogie, tennis and badminton as examples with many more options available.
Barry McGoldrick- Current Derry Gaelic footballer.
Sinead Cassidy - Current Derry Camogie Player
Monica McWilliams Politician Women's Coalition
* [http://www.loretocollege.org.uk Loreto College website]
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