Loreto College, Marryatville
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- For other schools of the same name, see Loreto College (disambiguation).
|Loreto College Marryatville|
Latin: Maria Regina Angelorum. Cruci Dum Spiro Fido
Mary, Queen of the Angels. While I live, I believe in the Cross
|Marryatville, South Australia, Australia|
|Type||Independent, Single-sex, private, Day & Boarding|
|Denomination||Roman Catholic, IBVM|
|Colour(s)||Saxon Blue & Gold|
Established in 1905, the school is one of many around the world directed by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM). Today it caters for some 1,000 students from Reception to Year 12, including 70 boarders.
A modest house in Sydenham Road, Norwood became the first Loreto Convent in Adelaide in 1905. The college opened with five students.
Two years later the nuns bought a larger house on The Parade, Norwood and Loreto became a boarding school. With the consent and tireless inspiration of Mother Gonzaga in Ballarat, the nuns in Adelaide overcame great difficulties and continually sought to provide a full education for girls.
By 1920 it was obvious that a larger establishment was needed to provide for the increasing number of pupils. In December of that year, Loreto moved to its present site when the nuns purchased “The Acacias” at Marryatville.
“The Acacias” property dates back to the earliest history of South Australia, and is associated with some of the State’s great pioneers, including George Fife Angas, Henry Kingscote and Sir Edwin Thomas Smith.
Sir Edwin Smith bought the property in 1878 and added extensively to it. The stables built by Sir Edwin housed the entire senior school until 1951. By this time there were more than 200 students at Loreto.
College growth 
The Junior School was built in 1961 and the Mary Ward wing of the Senior School in 1969. An increasing number of students necessitated new buildings and facilities. Hence, the Gymnasium and Art facilities were constructed in 1998 and Junior School Administration in 2000. The award winning "Stage 3" project, which included the building of new Senior School classrooms and the refurbishment of existing buildings, was completed during 2001.
In 2005, four new Middle school classrooms were built in the Junior School to house Year 7 students and Chinese. In conjunction with Montessori, the Loreto Bapthorpe Early Learning Centre (co-educational) was added in the latter half of 2005 and was operational from the beginning of 2006. Out of School Hours care, the new Portrush Road wall, car parking and landscaping were also developed in 2005.
A new, state of the art, Hospitality and Food Technology Centre was opened in 2006 to deliver and expand curriculum offerings in this area. 2007 saw the opening of a new Boarding Precinct Development and the St Gertrude's Music Centre, adjacent to which in 2010 the St Anne's Performing Arts Centre was opened.
|12 fully equipped domestic kitchens||An oval|
|6 commercial kitchens||2 full sized indoor netball courts|
|A lecture room||A swimming pool (for use of boarders only)|
|15 Interactive Whiteboards||5 outdoor tennis courts|
|A Performing Arts centre||A long jump pit|
|A state of the art Music Centre with 6 tution rooms and a keyboard lab (28 computers, 28 keyboards)|
|7 computer labs, 4 laptop trolleys, and numerous other computers around the College (Computer ratio 1: 1 Years 9 - 12)|
|3 language labs, Chinese is taught from Reception to Year 5, then in Year 6 you can try all three subjects, Chinese, French and Italian, which then you can pick one out of the three and continue with your chosen subject from Year 7||5 science labs (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, General, East)|
See also 
- About Us, Loreto College Marryatville (accessed: 1 April 2011)