Loreto College Coorparoo

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Loreto College Coorparoo
Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queensland
Coordinates 27°30′33″S 153°03′46.50″E / 27.50917°S 153.0629167°E / -27.50917; 153.0629167Coordinates: 27°30′33″S 153°03′46.50″E / 27.50917°S 153.0629167°E / -27.50917; 153.0629167
Type Private, Day school
Motto Latin: Cruci Dum Spiro Fido
(While I Live, I Believe in the Cross)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1928
Principal Cheryl Hamilton
Staff ~81
Grades 712
Gender Girls
Enrolment ~800
Colour(s) Royal blue & Gold

Loreto College Coorparoo is a Roman Catholic, day school for girls, located in Coorparoo, a suburb on the inner south side of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Loreto College Coorparoo has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 800 girls. The founder and role model for Loreto schools is Mary Ward.

The school is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA). Loreto College Coorparoo is one of many around the world established by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Loreto Sisters, founded some 400 years ago by Mary Ward. In total there are seven Loreto schools across Australia, in Melbourne, Ballarat, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and two in Sydney.


As with most Australian schools, Loreto has a house system to facilitate school based competitions and activities. The school currently has four houses, named after influential women within the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

  • Barry (Gold house, named after Mother Gonzaga Barry)
  • Mornane (Green house, named after Mother Stanislas Mornane)
  • Mulhull (Red house, named after Mother Stanislas Mulhull)
  • Ward (Blue house, named after Mary Ward)

There are a number of important inter-house events during the year, including athletics and swimming carnivals and competitions in the performing arts.


Sporting activities include:

  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Athletics
  • AFL
  • Soccer
  • Waterpolo
  • Volleyball
  • Softball

These are generally played as part of the Catholic Secondary Schoolgirls' Sports Association competitions.

Musical activities and ensembles include:

  • Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Choir and Chorale
  • Sorelle (Soul/Funk bank)
  • Exit Stage Left (Soul/Funk band 2)
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble 1&2
  • Flute Ensemble 1&2
  • Percussion Ensemble 1&2
  • String Ensemble 1&2
  • Clarinet Ensemble 1&2
  • Brass Ensemble

There are also a number of co-curricular activities and clubs within the college, including:


  • Interact
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Caritas Justice Group

Creative and Performing Arts:

  • Junior Drama Club
  • Sound and Lighting Crew
  • Art Club
  • Computer Club
  • Dance Club

Literary Groups:

  • Languages Club
  • Debating
  • Public Speaking
  • Junior (Year 8) Communications Council (Year 12 only)

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