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 School has a well defined pastoral care policy and practices. The Pastoral Care Policy within the school aims to ensure that all aspects of school life are firmly rooted in Christian principlesand that both staff and pupils are valued as individuals. We strive to give pupils a secure, well ordered, caring school which will allow for their spiritual, emotional, academic and social development. The Pastoral Care Policy will reflect the overall aims of the school.
Natalie Pinkerton from Cooley PS is the lucky winner guessing the total number of scones made as 545. DIC students actually made 544 scones so a very close guess indeed. Well done Natalie. Your prizewill be brought to your primary school by Mr Duncan, Primary Liaison Teacher in the near future. Drumragh has changed its admission criteria so that you no longer have to list it as your first choice? The college was able to admit almost all those who applied last year?