The Loreto ethos encourages us to be just, sincere and to love others. Here in Beaufort, we strive to ensure that every student feels fully accepted in our community, and reaches their full potential academically, personally and spiritually. This is possible due to the constant encouragement and support from our incredible staff, who ensure that each individual student is heard, and aided in the manner best suited to them.
Whether your passion is sports, art, music, academics or social justice, the school offers endless opportunities to further develop and nurture these interests. Companionship, team spirit and resilience are learnt, undoubtedly these are invaluable lessons that will stand to us. True friends are made and talents are discovered. No matter what your aims and your aspirations are, we have it here in Beaufort.
We wear our Loreto crest with pride and respect, and as we recognize the privilege that we have, we endeavor to help those in and outside of the Loreto community. Every year, the sixth years lead the school in a fundraiser for our sister school in Rumbek. This year, we held a darkness into light themed sponsored walk, “Rise With Rumbek”. It was a huge success, and we raised almost €7000. We as Irish Loreto girls, try to have a well rounded understanding of social justice issues in our world. We aim to promote the importance of education by following the beliefs and values of Mary Ward in our everyday lives.
We are filled with great pride to be able to say that we are part of the community in Beaufort. It’s a lovely thing to be able to say that these last six years have been the best years of our life, as cheesy as it sounds. You don’t need to be anyone but yourself here, and the positive atmosphere that we are surrounded by pushes you to become the best possible version of yourself. School spirit is at the core of our school environment and we have realised that by giving everything your best shot, you get more out of these experiences than you would ever imagine.
We, as the Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls are the representatives for the student body. Along with the senior prefects and sports captains, we are role models and leaders within our school. As the chairperson and secretaries of the student council, we try to ensure that the voice of every student is heard. We are the link between the management and the student body, and we strive to develop our school community in a way that best suits our students.
We have great expectations for the year ahead, and look forward to what it will entail. As Oprah Winfrey said, “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”