Sharing the Christian faith, in the Catholic tradition, is central to the purpose of Loreto College Coorparoo. Religion classes develop religious literacy and understanding and teach students both about religions and about being religious.
All girls are part of our faith community with opportunity to grow in their relationship with God and are encouraged to embody the Gospel values. College life is filled with spiritual and faith opportunities including liturgical celebrations, class prayer, reflection experiences and retreats. The College is supported in nurturing our faith community by the Carmelite community from Mt Carmel Parish and other Catholic organisations and groups.
Opportunities for students to engage actively in service and justice exist across all year levels. Students may wish to be involved in school groups such as Vinnies, and Mission in Action and with external groups such as Rosies and Emmanuel City Mission. The College conducts immersion experiences to developing communities locally, nationally and internationally.
As a Catholic school what makes us distinctive is the Catholic curriculum that we teach. Religion classrooms promote in students religious literacy and understanding. However, all faculties teach Catholic perspectives including Catholic Social Teachings and values throughout the curriculum across year levels. Students are taught critical thinking and to critique and challenge the values and unjust structures. They are nurtured to understand their role as agents of change to respond to the demands of the world with courage and authenticity and from a Gospel worldview.
The current “Loreto Schools of Australia Mission Statement”, published in 1998 and revised in 2010 can be accessed via the link below. This mission statement is the foundation of the seven Loreto schools in Australia, including Loreto College Coorparoo.