Loreto College Coorparoo
Established in 1928, Loreto College Coorparoo has matured into one of Brisbane’s premier independent Catholic schools for girls.
Striving for excellence in education, within the Mary Ward tradition, Loreto Coorparoo belongs to a global network of more than 150 schools, seven of which are located throughout Australia.
The vision at Loreto Coorparoo is to offer a Catholic education which liberates, empowers and motivates students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in loving and responsible service.
Loreto students achieve high levels of academic, sporting, cultural and personal success because they are engaged with learning that is based upon a fundamental understanding of who they are and what it is that gives meaning to their lives.
Students are encouraged to be the best they can be, not just in the world, but for the world. Loreto Coorparoo provides engaging learning environments, informed by Gospel values, which encourage a love of learning, a sense of fun and a commitment to personal excellence.
Loreto’s co-curricular program is comprehensive; offering students the opportunity to participate, lead, serve and succeed across their many diverse areas of interest.
At Loreto Coorparoo there is a tangible sense of being somewhere special where individuals are nurtured, loved and respected. The five essential elements of a Loreto education are: freedom, justice, sincerity, verity and felicity. These values underpin the College’s educational framework and thus provide the defining mission of the community.
There is an emphasis on social justice and community in keeping with the school’s vision to liberate, empower and motivate students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity.
Loreto Coorparoo takes pride in educating resilient, confident young women of faith, passion and courage; today and in the future.
The College’s extensive curriculum is relevant and challenging, promoting creative and divergent thinking, intellectual rigour and reflective dispositions.
Student learning is enhanced through the use of a variety of teaching methods and the provision of a broad range of resources, including a laptop program. An enrichment program is provided in the senior years which complements the academic curriculum and includes elements such as community service, self-protection, work experience and work readiness. Senior students can select both Queensland Studies Authority and Authority Registered subjects. Consistently, each year over 97 percent of Loreto Coorparoo students successfully secure tertiary placements at the conclusion of Year 12.
Loreto’s co-curricular program is comprehensive and offers students the opportunity to participate in a selection of activities including: choirs, ensembles, performing arts, musical productions, debating, public speaking, chess, swimming, tennis, cross country, athletics, basketball, netball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, touch football, AFL and water polo.
Loreto Coorparoo features a comprehensive Languages program including French, German, Japanese and Chinese. Senior language students have the opportunity to travel to these countries to participate in a cultural immersion.
Students are also encouraged to become involved in social justice clubs, Mary Ward Connect Exchange programs, Big Sister/Little Sister buddy initiatives and an international mission immersion to Timor Leste and Vietnam.
- Modern air conditioned Library and Information Resource Centre
- New year level building
- Drama studio
- Languages centre
- Learning enrichment centre
- Hospitality kitchen, Home Economics and textiles rooms
- Modern wet and dry art rooms
- Fully equipped science labs
- Multi-purpose music and sports centre
- Indoor netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton courts
- Gym and training room
- 25m heated pool
- Tennis courts