The Loreto philosophy of education is centred in God and is rooted in Gospel values where truth, freedom, justice, sincerity and joy find expression.
The name 'Loreto' recalls the home of Nazareth. The spirit of that family home, in which Mary played such a significant part, inspires the Loreto school community.
In that spirit and tradition, the following basic principles underpin the Loreto philosophy of education:
Loreto schools offer a Catholic education which strives to liberate, empower and motivate students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in a spirit of loving and responsible service.
The Loreto tradition seeks to promote the moral, spiritual, academic, social and personal development of students in consultation with their parents, having regard to the characteristic spirit reflected in the Loreto philosophy of education.
All students are cherished equally regardless of ability, gender, creed, class or ethnic background.
We encourage a pursuit of excellence appropriate to each student so that he/she may develop to the full his/her particular gifts.
A broad holistic curriculum is offered to enable students to reach their full potential and to develop a love of learning.
Every opportunity is given to enable students to develop powers of critical reflection thereby building independence of mind as a means towards responsible citizenship.
The nurturing of the aesthetic sense through the creative arts and an appreciation of heritage and culture is central to the Loreto tradition.
The Loreto Crest
The Cross symbolises the taking up of our daily cross and following Our Lord through the difficult paths of this world.
The Pierced Heart of our Lady symbolises the fact that we can be encouraged by her example and accept that which the Lord has ordained for us.
"Maria Regina Angelorum"
"Mary, Queen of Angels"
The Sacred Heart crowned with the Cross symbolises that love is as strong as death - from this we may draw the strength we need.
The Anchor of Hope keeps us firm and steadfast amidst the storms of life.
"Cruci dum spiro fido"
"In the Cross, while I breathe, I trust.