OVERVIEW

Aims:

As an all girls, voluntary Catholic School, Loreto Grammar aims to provide a curriculum that is:

  • Broad and balanced
  • Motivating and challenging; relevant, enjoyable and engaging
  • Focused on maximising the academic and creative potential of each student
  • Concerned with the spiritual, intellectual, moral, cultural and personal development of each child
  • Developing thinking skills and personal capabilities
  • Tailored to the individual learning needs of the students
  • Addresses the statutory obligations regarding the N.I. Curriculum
  • Devised to prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • Enriched by community links and partnerships
  • Centred on its responsibility to bring each young person closer to God
  • Creating a stimulating and safe learning environment which acknowledges and respects the uniqueness, individuality and dignity of each pupil.

Procedures

The school day begins at 9:00am. All students are in Registration Class with their Form Teacher from 9:05 – 9:15 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Period 1 begins at 9:15 and the school day finishes at 3:25pm. There are nine 35 minute periods on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with a 15 minute break at 10:50 – 11:05am. Lunch-time each day is scheduled from 12:20 – 1:05pm. On Wednesday a 30 minute PSE class is timetabled from 9:15 -9:35 am. On Wednesday break-time is from 11:05 – 11:20am. Lunch-time day is scheduled from 12:20 – 1:05pm.

 Assembly

Year Group assemblies are arranged throughout the week. These foster a sense of group identity, community spirit and provide a forum for collective worship. Class members prepare a presentation based on a spiritual theme.

Junior Assembly

Every Friday during break-time (10:55 – 11:10 am) the Junior School, Years 8, 9 and 10 gather together in the Assembly Hall for a special time of prayer and reflection. Each class is given the opportunity to lead the assembly which is prepared during R.E. class by the R.E. teacher.