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1 Loreto College St Stephen’s Green
Principal Ms Tríona Barrett Deputy Principal Ms Mary Mc Ateer

2 Information for Parents

3 History of the College 180 years on ‘the Green’ The 1986 Fire
The newly built school Recent developments

4 The College Philosophy
The Loreto philosophy of education is centered in God and rooted in Gospel values where truth, freedom, justice, sincerity and joy find expression. It is inspired by the words and actions of Mary Ward and Ignatius Loyola

5 We hope that our graduates will
be capable of developing and deepening a relationship with God, and of seeking to find Him in all things. be happy, friendly, and self-confident, with a sense of humour and an awareness of their God-given gifts and the need to continue to develop them. have a generosity of spirit and a readiness to place their talents at the disposal of others, especially the most needy. be motivated and prepared to take their place in the community and to contribute selflessly to the common good. Proud of having belonged to a Loreto College with due respect for its values and those who taught them.

6 Our Mission Statement In an atmosphere of mutual respect and justice, we are a community that aims to provide a rich and diverse curriculum catering for the needs of each individual student. We provide a holistic education wherein we strive for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge. Social concerns and spiritual values are central to our educational philosophy, while sporting and cultural endeavours are encouraged. Each student is challenged to realise her full potential and to recognise the dignity of each human being.

7 We ask you …… To support our ethos
To encourage participation in liturgy To recognise that all we do is underpinned by a commitment to faith and faith development To actively embrace the values which your daughter will encounter here

8 School Day Monday, Wednesday & Friday 08:55-15:20 Tuesday & Thursday
08:55-16:00 Day begins with a Reflection on the intercom at 08:58.

9 School Day Monday 08:55-14:40 8 x 35 min. classes
Break 10: :50 Lunch 12: :30

10 School Day Tuesday and Thursday 08:55-16:00 9 x 40 min. classes
Break 10: :25 Lunch 12: :20

11 School Day Wednesday and Friday 08:55-15:20 8 x 40 min. classes
Break 10: :25 Lunch 12: :20

12 School Day Typical Monday 08:55 Options 09:30 Maths 10:05 Irish
10:50 History 11:25 English 12:00 Religion 13:30 Physical Education 14:05 Physical Education 14:40 Geography

13 Facilities Sports Hall 3 Science Labs Oratory 2 Art Rooms
Library 2 Kitchens Assembly Hall Music Room Conference Room Canteen (Gerard’s) – breakfast and lunch

14 Liturgy Morning Prayer in the Oratory every Friday morning at 08:30
Four Folk Masses take place throughout the year on Saturdays at 18:30 Retreat Programme Grandparents’ Mass Carol Service Full School Mass Marking of all Seasonal Events

15 Extra-Curricular Activities
Music Ceiliúr Wind Ensemble Folk Group Chamber Group Orchestra Sport Soccer Table Tennis Gaelic Football Athletics Camogie Hockey Basketball Cross-Country Gymnastics Social Justice Mission Possible JPIC St Vincent de Paul Amnesty Model United Nations Environment Evergreen Other Debating Young Scientist Drama Pop-up Art Workshops

16 Class Allocation Classes are mixed ability
Ordinary level classes are organised where there is a need in Irish and Maths

17 Subjects for Junior Cert
Gaeilge Maths English History Geography Science CSPE RE Choir SPHE PE Music Art Business Home Economics French Spanish German Latin

18 Ideology & International
Transition Year Gaeilge Maths English Science Commerce Careers PE RE Community Work Placement (2 weeks) Work Placement Computers Cookery for Today Classical Studies Ideology & International Relations Mini Company City Quay Modern Irish Politics French Spanish German Italian for Fun Additional subjects on the timetable are: Music/Drama, Debating, Aerobics and RSE Activities: Martial Arts, First Aid, Skiing, Pilates, Introduction to Law, Samba Drumming, Road Safety Awareness, Modern Dance, Computer Safety, Fire Safety, Song School, Aromatherapy.

19 Leaving Cert Subjects Gaeilge Maths English Biology Chemistry Physics
Accounting Business Economics Music Art Home Economics Geography History Latin Applied Mathematics French Spanish German

20 Assessment Continuous Assessment in terms 1 and 2 for all years
‘Mock’ exams for 3rd and 6th years in February Summer exams for all Reports sent to parents three times a year

21 Levels Chosen by Students
89 students in Leaving Certificate 2012 class Higher Level Ord. Level Irish 73* 13* English Maths At present the full 89 students are doing Higher Level in all other subjects.

22 Special Needs Education
In December 2013 parents will be invited by letter to inform us of any existing psychological reports or special educational needs. Individual meetings are arranged in the May preceding entry. Learning Support/Resource Very active Learning Support Department.

23 Admissions 2014 96 places available 30 go to Loreto Junior School
2 places will be offered under the new scholarship scheme 64 places allocated according to the following criteria: Sisters of current or former students Daughters of staff members Nieces of Loreto Sisters Daughters of past students Names on the Admissions list The first name for 2014 was recorded on: 15th May 2001

24 Dates 21 days from today 1st round 7 days to return docs
2nd round etc…

25 Procedures Green form to be completed this evening
In the next 21 days successful applicants will be offered a place The place must be accepted within 7 days (deposit of €1,000 and Registration of €32 to be included with acceptance) Letter will then be sent securing the place In the event of non-acceptance, the place is automatically offered to the next applicant on the waiting list

26 Questions Welcome Thank you How many sisters? 32
School bus? Parents’ association Are they allowed out of school at lunchtime? No Make-up? Laptops/tablets/ebooks?

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