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Loreto College Coorparoo

 

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Established 1928
Principal Mrs Cheryl Hamilton
Gender Girls
Year Levels Years 7-12
Enrolment 800 students
Tag line Be seekers of truth and doers of justice

Address 415 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia 4151
Telephone +61 3394 9999
Fax +61 3847 1254

Email email@loreto.qld.edu.au; enrol@loreto.qld.edu.au

Web www.loreto.qld.edu.au
Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Loreto-College-Coorparoo
Twitter twitter.com/LoretoCoorparoo
YouTube www.youtube.com/user/LoretoCollege1928

 

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Introduction

Established in 1928, Loreto College Coorparoo has matured into one of Queensland’s premier independent Catholic schools for girls.

Striving for excellence in education, within the Mary Ward tradition, Loreto Coorparoo belongs to a global network of more than 150 schools, seven of which are located throughout Australia. The vision at Loreto Coorparoo is to offer a Catholic education which liberates, empowers and motivates students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in loving and responsible service.

In 2015, Loreto Coorparoo embarked on the most remarkable undertaking of the College’s recent history; the introduction of Year 7, further cementing the Mary Ward story of educating resilient, confident young women of faith, passion and courage; today and in the future.

Loreto students achieve high levels of academic, sporting, cultural and personal success because they are engaged with learning that is based upon a fundamental understanding of who they are and what it is that gives meaning to their lives.

Consistently, each year over 95 per cent of Loreto Coorparoo students successfully secure tertiary placements at the conclusion of Year 12. In 2014, 95% of eligible students were offered tertiary placement. In addition to these fine achievements, 2014 graduate, Rebecca Marshall, blitzed the field of Queensland’s academic performers, attaining the highest results of 28,500 Year 12 students and topping the State.

Loreto’s co-curricular program is comprehensive; offering students the opportunity to participate, lead, serve and succeed across their many diverse areas of interest.

There is an emphasis on social justice and community in keeping with the school’s vision to liberate, empower and motivate students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity.

At Loreto Coorparoo there is a tangible sense of being somewhere special where individuals are nurtured, loved and respected. The five essential elements of a Loreto education are: freedom, justice, sincerity, verity and felicity. These values underpin the College’s educational framework and thus provide the defining mission of the community.

Loreto Coorparoo takes pride in educating resilient, confident young women of faith, passion and courage.

 

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Approaching Digital Learning

Loreto Coorparoo’s extensive curriculum is relevant and challenging, promoting creative and divergent thinking, intellectual rigour and reflective dispositions.

Teaching and learning styles have evolved at Loreto, in order to meet the needs of digital learners. Information Communication Technologies have been incorporated into all subject areas, empowering students and supporting the concept of learning anywhere, anytime and in traditional or virtual classrooms.

Student learning is enhanced through the use of a variety of teaching methods and the provision of a broad range of resources, including a one-to-one laptop program. The Loreto College Student Laptop program provides all students with a laptop, software, training and technical support from Years 7 – 12. The targeted instruction based program is designed to empower students by maximizing school support as well as the benefits made available through this initiative.

Loreto uses pedagogies and technologies appropriate for the 21st century. Following the opening of a new Year Level Building ‘Cruci’, Loreto has established inspirational and flexible spaces for teaching, learning and performance which include breakout areas that invite collaboration where collective thinking can be made visible. Writable walls and surfaces and wireless technology are a major design element of ‘Cruci’ that enables student thinking to be displayed, vital for variety in pedagogy.

 

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Co-Curricular Activities
Biennial Musicals
Theatre Productions for Years 10, 11, 12
Junior Drama Club
The Kokoda Challenge
Music Camp
State Honours Ensemble Program
Annual Music Festival
Over 20 Music Ensembles
Lions Youth of the Year
Debating
Public Speaking – Rostrum
Tournament of Minds
Chess Club
Caritas Justice Group
Rosies Friends on the Street
Interact Service Group
St Vincent de Paul
Timor-Leste Mission Immersion
Tech Crew
Representative Sports
AFL
Athletics
Basketball
Cross Country
Hockey
Netball
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Touch Football
Water Polo
Volleyball

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