Calling all poets!

24th April 2017 – Calling all budding poets! The Foyle Young Poets competition is now open for 2017, and the English department is keen for all students (aged 11-17) to submit their entries online before 31st July!  NB – You can submit more than one poem! This year’s judges for Read More...


Lenten Fundraising

7th April 2017 – A huge thank you to all of our students for raising money for charity during Lent, and to all of the families, friends and staff who supported their efforts.  We will be counting up all the donations over Easter, but already know that there have been some Read More...


Y10 Macbeth Performance

7th April 2017 – On Monday, all of our Year 10 pupils watched a performance of Macbeth, their core Shakespeare GCSE text. The performance was highly engaging and enjoyable, and gave every student a good introduction to the play ahead of their study of the text next term. During the interactive Read More...


Y7 Sleepover

4th April 2017 – Last weekend sixty of our Year 7 students attended a sleepover in the school gym organised by Sixth Form students as part of their Lenten Fundraising activities.  The Sixth Formers organised an Easter Egg hunt, games in the gym, and a pizza supper for the younger students. Everyone Read More...


Spring Concert

28th March 2017 – Well done to all of the students who performed so admirably in our Spring concert yesterday evening!  The music department would especially like to thank Megan Gampell, Alex Fry and Katie Doherty – our Year 13 students for whom this was their last concert.  Many, many thanks to Read More...


Poetry By Heart

28th March 2017 – ‘Poetry by Heart’ is a national competition highlighting the wonders of poetry, and at lunchtime today several of our students gave recitals.  The poems they selected ranged from the serious ‘Mametz Wood’ to the hilarious ‘Badly Chosen Lover’. The performances by all of the girls were of the Read More...


Y7 Fundraising

23rd March 2017 – Four of our Y7 students showed excellent initiative yesterday by selling home-made shortbread and brownies to the those attending our Y7 Parents Evening.  As well as providing the parents with an enjoyable treat, the girls also managed to raise £59 as part of the Y7 Lenten fundraising drive. Read More...


Romeo & Juliet

15th March 2017  –  Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ was performed to our Y9 students by the Young Shakespeare Company yesterday.  Here are some reports from the pupils … Review by Aleksandra Szarejko and Alana Minns (9Y) Their take on the play was interesting and unique, as it was set in a Read More...


Careers Week

14th March 2017 – There was plenty taking place at Loreto College last week as part of National Careers Week. A new newsletter was launched.  This will be published regularly from now on, giving information about forthcoming events as well as reminders of websites where students can find further advice.  New information was Read More...


CPR Training

13th March 2017 – Recently some of our Sixth form students learned about CPR training.  Jasmin Oudahar and Rianna McConachie tell us more … Rebecca Burridge, an A-Level Biology student, taught us how to administer CPR.  She herself had been taught by taught by the St. John’s ambulance, and shared her knowledge Read More...




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