Having served on the Teaching Staff for 23 years, I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead this wonderful school. In its position at the top of theCastlerock Road, overlooking the Bann Estuary, Loreto College provides a magnificent campus and an excellent educational experience for all its students.
We have a strong tradition of being committed to child-centred learning and this encourages us to deliver creative and innovative approaches throughout all aspects of school life. We have the higheststandards and expectations for our students, whether it be nurturing our gifted and talented to aim for academic excellence or fostering more practical strengths in vocational areas.
Thank you for your interest in Parkhall Integrated College. As a caring learning institution we aim to provide an inclusive, child-centered environment in which all students are encouraged to achievetheir full potential and contribute to today's society, irrespective of academic ability, background, race and religion.
Holy Trinity's website has been designed by pupils and staff, to provide information about life in the college and what it has to offer. As the college continues to develop so too does this website.It will be regularly updated to keep pupils, parents, guardians and staff informed of new developments and current events.
The College is recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence' following achievement of Specialist School status in May 2007. At present we are one of only 34 secondary / grammar schools in NorthernIreland to have achieved this prestigious designation. Specialist schools must be outward looking, collaborative in their focus and take forward a community dimension, linking with other secondary and primary schools, businesses and the local community.
Integrated Education brings children and staff from Catholic and Protestant traditions, as well as those of other faiths, or none, together in one school. Integrated Schools differ from other schoolsin Northern Ireland by ensuring that children from diverse backgrounds are educated together every day in the same classrooms.
Science and engineering, life sciences, software development and creative industries featured in the annual College BEST (Business & Education through Training & Skills) Awards. The awards celebratethe creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland's six regional further education (FE) colleges in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Now in it's 4th year, the event saw the largest number of finalists to date.
The Change Makers project, running in 10 schools across Northern Ireland, is designed to embed community relations and develop in every teacher and pupil the confidence and capacity to engage with anddevelop understanding of those perceived as "other" so that as a society we can move to a place where we are at ease with difference.
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In keeping with this philosophy we welcome boys of all abilities. We work hard to facilitate the transition from primary school to secondary level education for all our pupils. John Baptist de laSalle believed that, in the person of the Lasallian teacher and within the Lasallian community of the school, a remedy was to be found for many of the ills of society. The need for such a remedy is just as evident today.