welcome you to Loreto Secondary School, Wexford and express the hope that
this website will provide you with important information about our school.
A number of
core principles and values determine the ethos, spirit and
in our school, as follows:
are Christian educators who aim to communicate to our students
by word and
by deed what it means to be a fully human person in the
light of Christ.
are Christian educators who aim to communicate to our students by word and
what it means to be a fully human person in the light of Christ.
aim to work in a spirit of close co-operation with each girl’s
home as we take a shared
responsibility for her overall formation and development.
place considerable emphasis on the importance of a happy working
atmosphere in the school that is based on mutual respect amongst all
who study and work here.
We recognise that each girl in the school has strengths,
weaknesses, needs and wants that
are particular to her. Within the confines
of a school system that has to deal with a student
population of 700, we do
all in our power to both recognise and cater for individuality and
diversity. It is for this reason that we attach great importance to providing a broad curriculum,
a wide range of extra-curricular activities
and comprehensive support structures for all
The school was established in
1866 by the sisters of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM),
better known in Ireland as the Loreto Sisters.
The Institute itself was
founded by Mary Ward, one of the first women educationalists, who
established schools in England and throughout Europe in the beginning of the
In 1821 Frances Teresa Ball established the first
Irish foundation in Rathfarnham, Dublin.
Loreto, Wexford is
tremendously proud of its history, tradition and past achievements.
It recognises the immense contribution of all those Loreto
sisters, lay people and students who have worked in the school since its foundation and who have brought it to the forefront of
in the town, county, country and further afield. The school, however,
is also mindful of current educational reform and change.
To this end, we are committed to embracing
new thoughts and processes and to being key players in educational debate,
It is our strongest hope that
your association with Loreto, Wexford – in whatever form and for however
long - will be both happy and successful and that, working together,
meet the challenge set by Frances Teresa Ball –
“go set the whole world on
fire with the love of God”