“Be lovers of truth and doers of justice” Mary Ward
The values of justice, peace and the integrity of creation are promoted in Loreto Grammar School. Social justice is a core element of the Loreto Mission as students are encouraged to be ‘active citizens for change.’
The aim of JPIC, as part of development education, is to increase awareness about the root causes of local and global poverty and injustice and to find meaningful ways to take action for change.
The JPIC team are committed to acting justly and becoming thinkers and agents of social change. We endeavour to fulfil this commitment through prayer, advocacy, curriculum content, communication, and fundraising.
As a group we will offer prayers on a weekly basis as a means of reaching out to those who are vulnerable and in need of spiritual support. We will gather in communal prayer to offer support for local and global intentions related to social justice at Year Group assemblies throughout each term, this will be led by the JPIC prefects.
The JPIC group will continue to advocate for those on the periphery, we will be women of consequence in our quest for empowering those in need and in giving them a voice. This will be fulfilled through thematic assemblies, literature on notice boards, use of TEAMS, social media platforms and a termly newsletter. This will empower our entire student body on global issues pertinent to justice and peace.
In devising curriculum content, when appropriate and relevant, and communication through social media platforms we will execute our duty to impact positively on the lives of others. We will relay inclusive, responsive, and respectful literature on areas of global concern, matters of social justice and charitable endeavours.
As actors of social change, we will fundraise for local and global charities. Our sister school in Loreto Rumbek will continue to be our focus. As a team, we would like to extend our action and charitable outreach and we would like to invite all year groups to take part. Each Year Group will have a designated charity. The JPIC prefects, alongside representatives from each charity, will empower each Year Group on the workings and action of each charity and take ownership of the fundraising endeavour.
The following documents each Year Group’s adopted charity:
Year 8 – Concern. Digital Fast 17th November
Year 9 – Mary’s Meals. Sponsored Walk
Year 10 – Air Ambulance NI. Sponsored Walk.
Year 11 – Children in Crossfire.
Year 12 – Cancer Focus
Year 13 – Pieta House.
Year 14 – Cancer Focus
All Year Groups will fundraise for Loreto Rumbek with four non uniformed ‘themed’ days.
Fall Fundraiser – Friday 21st October (Autumnal colours)
A December to Remember (Christmas Colours) – Friday 9th December
Galantines Day (reds/pinks) – Thursday 9th February
Eggcellent Easter (colours of joy)- Friday 31st March.
Our endeavours will continue to be rooted, responsive and relevant and we will be committed to action for the common good.
My name is Aideen, and I am delighted to be the Senior Prefect for the Justice and Peace team of 2022/23. I am very enthusiastic about raising awareness of issues pertaining to social injustice. I hope to have influence at local and global level through the organisation of campaigns and fund-raising events. I also wish to educate and inform the school community on relevant issues relating to justice and peace. Advocating for those who are oppressed is especially important and I am delighted to be a part of the JPIC team, I endeavour to be a worthy ambassador of social justice.
Through being a member of the student JPIC group for many years, I have learnt a lot about myself and what it means to have a strong sense of social justice and fair play. I have thoroughly enjoyed organising fundraising events for local and global charities to spread awareness and to advocate on behalf of those who have no voice. I look forward to continuing this quest in 2022-2023.
I am a JPIC prefect as I want to play a small part in bringing about change. I want to create awareness of humanitarian crisis, wars and global warming and small-scale local issues. I aspire to communicate information on how as a society we can do better and be better.
I am a JPIC prefect as I have a passion for both learning about contemporary world issues, as well as bringing attention to suffering experienced by many in our society. I feel it’s our crucial duty as individuals to attempt change and bring hope to those who have faced injustice.
I am a JPIC prefect as I have always been enthusiastic about creating awareness of injustices and inequalities locally and globally to therefore inform change to impact upon the most vulnerable, be it through volunteering in charities or participating in fundraisers. Being part of the JPIC team, I believe, is a good way to give back to the community and to connect to other Loreto schools.
“We must build a new culture of life that confronts today’s problems affecting life. The purpose of the Gospel is, in fact to transform humanity from within and to make it new. We need to begin within our Christian communities themselves.”
Evangelium Vitae, John Paul II, 1995, (#95)