Loreto Philosophy of Education

Centred in God.
Rooted in Gospel values.
Derives its objectives and specific expression from the insights and vision of St Ignatius of Loyola and Mary Ward.

WE AIM TO MAKE OUR EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES CENTRES WHERE:

  • love, freedom, justice, sincerity and joy find expression
  • young people feel accepted and allowed to experience the exercise of appropriate responsibility
  • the potential of each individual, spiritual, intellectual, physical, is recognised and respected
  • special concern for the disadvantaged and underprivileged is experienced and encouraged
  • positive critical reflection is developed
  • the challenge of suffering is faced
  • staff, parents, students, past-pupils co-operate for the common good

IN THE POWER OF CHRIST AND WITH MARY AS OUR MODEL, WE TRY

  • to awaken the hearts and minds of young people
  • to help them value and develop their heritage of faith and culture
  • to encourage them to use positively the talents with which they have been gifted in the service of others, to the greater glory of God.

FOR THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER, THIS INVOLVES

  • identification with the school ethos
  • sharing responsibility for the continued growth and development of the school
  • seeing the school as part of a living society

“The nobility of the task to which teachers are called demands that, in imitation of Christ, the only teacher, they reveal the Christian message not only by word but also by every gesture of their behaviour”, THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL Rome 1977

Professionalism

AN EFFECTIVE TEACHER. . .

  • works in collaboration with others.
  • encourages students to set realistic goals.
  • ensures that the prescribed syllabus is followed and completed.
  • keeps abreast of current trends in education. co-operates with the school policies.
  • shows sensitivity , respect and tolerance when encountering home and family problems.
  • listens sympathetically to properly made representations from colleagues, parents and pupils.
  • adheres to professional standards of dress, behaviour and language.
  • is loyal and maintains confidentiality .

Student

Our ideal student is the person “who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God”.

FATHER-GENERAL PETER-HANS KOLVENBACH SJ,
St. Paul’s High School, Winnipeg, Canada: 14 May 1986

WE VALUE THE STUDENT. . .

as a unique person
-who is already gifted
-who has a Past, Present and Future
-whom God has called by a name of her/his own

School

EDUCATION IN A LORETO SCHOOL WILL BE CHARACTERISED BY :

EXCELLENCE

  • in affirming personal worth and dignity
  • in developing values, attitudes and principles
  • in achieving the fullest possible development of every dimension of the student
  • in educating leaders who will be willing to work with others for the common good and the spread of the Kingdom of God.

HOLISITIC DEVELOPMENT

We assist young people in their search for personal identity by providing opportunities for them to explore and develop their gifts within community.

A GLOBAL AWARENESS

  • that sees God present and working in all creation -in nature, in history , in persons and experiences
  • that develops a sense of global responsibility
  • that promotes a solidarity with others that crosses all divides -religious, racial, social, economic and cultural
  • that links faith and justice and encourages students to actively engage in transforming society .

SERVICE

which is freely, joyfully, sincerely and justly given which recognises that all reality comes from God and ultimately leads back to God.

Parent / Guardian

Acknowledging that the parent/ guardian is the first and foremost educator, the school welcomes communication, participation and collaboration based on Mutual Trust and Understanding

The Whole School Community

STAFF, PUPILS AND PARENTS value, challenge, renew and affirm each other by SHARING a common mission. . .vision

WORKING in collaboration

GIVING inspiration, support and encouragement

SHOWING respect, courtesy, care, consideration, appreciation, tolerance, friendship and loyalty

 GLA Entrance Assessment Results

Results have been posted to arrive on Saturday 4th February 2023

If any Parent / Guardian of a P7 pupil who sat the GLA Entrance Assessment in Loreto Grammar School has not received results in the post, you may call the school office between 12noon and 1p.m. on Saturday 4th February.

This session is only to facilitate issue of results which have not been delivered.