A place of discovery…where her confidence as well as critical and creative thinking skills are developed in a safe and caring environment.
Loreto Junior School provides education for girls from Reception to Year 6. We teach within the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) framework, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, with a strong inter-cultural understanding. This program ensures that our students are encouraged to become critical and reflective thinkers.
The IBPYP, combined with our knowledge of how girls respond best to learning, provides a proven framework of academic challenge that encourages our students to understand the connections between their learning and the real world.
Our curriculum emphasises a sense of inquiry combined with explicit skill development in both literacy and numeracy. This approach leads students and teachers to deeper investigation, conceptual comprehension, critical and creative thinking, and enduring understanding.
Curriculum is delivered in a collaborative and supportive environment with teaching and support staff working together to ensure the academic and social needs of each individual student are met. Our team of in-classroom and specialist subject teachers are focused on academic, social, and emotional skill development.
At Loreto Junior School, learning is fun and meaningful. An extensive and stimulating range of learning opportunities, including enrichment programs and extra-curricular activities, support girls’ broader development. Our nurturing Pastoral Care program provides guidance to ensure that girls are individually valued and supported.
IB schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.
At the core of all IB programmes is the IB Learner Profile, which focuses on the development of the "whole student" (physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical) and the aspirational qualities that epitomise effective learners.
Designed for students aged 3 to 12, the PYP learning framework prepares students to be lifelong learners who are internationally minded. The Programme is inquiry based, rigorous and inclusive of all students.
Units of Inquiry provide the focus to explore concepts and ideas to deepen students’ understanding and enable them to make connections across the different subject areas and in the real world.
The key learning areas are:
Find out more information about the International Baccalaureate, including the mission statement, via the documents for download below. Please also visit the IB Website.
Getting outside of the classroom and involved in other activities enhances girls’ overall learning and social development.
Extra-curricular and co-curricular life in the Junior Years is broad and varied. Girls enjoy the many activities available to them at Loreto, including:
Our Junior School buddy and mentoring programs have been very successful in ensuring our students always have a peer to turn to. It is a simple yet effective program where our older Junior School students ‘buddy’ with Early Learning or younger Junior School students, and Junior School students with Senior School students.
Loreto is embarking upon an exciting journey of growth to deliver the best learning outcomes whilst continuing to be a school of choice and excellence. Find out about our exciting plans.
Our new Loreto ELC will open in January 2018, for girls and boys aged six weeks to five years. We are now accepting applications for admission.
The Loreto College Boarding House caters for students in Years 7 to 12 as either full-time or weekly Boarders.
Learn about the accomplishments of our Year 12 Class of 2016.