3History of the College 180 years on ‘the Green’ The 1986 Fire The newly built schoolRecent developments
4The 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
5We 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.
6Our Mission StatementIn an atmosphere of mutual respect and justice, we are acommunity that aims to provide a rich and diversecurriculum catering for the needs of each individualstudent. We provide a holistic education wherein westrive for excellence in the pursuit of knowledge. Socialconcerns and spiritual values are central to oureducational philosophy, while sporting and culturalendeavours are encouraged. Each student is challengedto realise her full potential and to recognise the dignity ofeach human being.
7We ask you …… To support our ethos To encourage participation in liturgyTo recognise that all we do is underpinned by a commitment to faith and faith developmentTo actively embrace the values which your daughter will encounter here
8School Day Monday, Wednesday & Friday 08:55-15:20 Tuesday & Thursday 08:55-16:00Day begins with a Reflection on the intercomat 08:58.
9School Day Monday 08:55-14:40 8 x 35 min. classes Break 10: :50Lunch 12: :30
10School Day Tuesday and Thursday 08:55-16:00 9 x 40 min. classes Break 10: :25Lunch 12: :20
11School Day Wednesday and Friday 08:55-15:20 8 x 40 min. classes Break 10: :25Lunch 12: :20
13Facilities Sports Hall 3 Science Labs Oratory 2 Art Rooms Library 2 KitchensAssembly Hall Music RoomConference RoomCanteen (Gerard’s) – breakfast and lunch
14Liturgy Morning Prayer in the Oratory every Friday morning at 08:30 Four Folk Masses take place throughout the year on Saturdays at 18:30Retreat ProgrammeGrandparents’ MassCarol ServiceFull School MassMarking of all Seasonal Events
15Extra-Curricular Activities Music Ceiliúr Wind EnsembleFolk Group Chamber GroupOrchestraSport Soccer Table TennisGaelic Football AthleticsCamogie HockeyBasketball Cross-CountryGymnasticsSocial Justice Mission Possible JPICSt Vincent de Paul AmnestyModel United NationsEnvironment EvergreenOther Debating Young ScientistDrama Pop-up Art Workshops
16Class Allocation Classes are mixed ability Ordinary level classes are organised where there is a need in Irish and Maths
17Subjects for Junior Cert GaeilgeMathsEnglishHistoryGeographyScienceCSPEREChoirSPHEPEMusicArtBusinessHome EconomicsFrenchSpanishGermanLatin
18Ideology & International Transition YearGaeilgeMathsEnglishScienceCommerceCareersPERECommunity WorkPlacement(2 weeks)Work PlacementComputersCookery for TodayClassical StudiesIdeology & InternationalRelationsMini CompanyCity QuayModern Irish PoliticsFrenchSpanishGermanItalian for FunAdditional subjects on the timetable are: Music/Drama, Debating, Aerobics and RSEActivities: Martial Arts, First Aid, Skiing, Pilates, Introduction to Law, Samba Drumming, Road Safety Awareness, Modern Dance, Computer Safety, Fire Safety, Song School, Aromatherapy.
19Leaving Cert Subjects Gaeilge Maths English Biology Chemistry Physics AccountingBusinessEconomicsMusicArtHome EconomicsGeographyHistoryLatinApplied MathematicsFrenchSpanishGerman
20Assessment Continuous Assessment in terms 1 and 2 for all years ‘Mock’ exams for 3rd and 6th years in FebruarySummer exams for allReports sent to parents three times a year
21Levels Chosen by Students 89 students in Leaving Certificate 2012 classHigher Level Ord. LevelIrish 73* 13*EnglishMathsAt present the full 89 students are doing Higher Levelin all other subjects.
22Special 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/ResourceVery active Learning Support Department.
23Admissions 2014 96 places available 30 go to Loreto Junior School 2 places will be offered under the new scholarship scheme64 places allocated according to the followingcriteria:Sisters of current or former studentsDaughters of staff membersNieces of Loreto SistersDaughters of past studentsNames on the Admissions listThe first name for 2014 was recorded on:15th May 2001
24Dates 21 days from today 1st round 7 days to return docs 2nd round etc…
25Procedures Green form to be completed this evening In the next 21 days successful applicants will be offered a placeThe 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 placeIn the event of non-acceptance, the place is automatically offered to the next applicant on the waiting list
26Questions Welcome Thank you How many sisters? 32 School bus? Parents’ associationAre they allowed out of school at lunchtime? NoMake-up?Laptops/tablets/ebooks?