Loreto Convent, Darjeeling
|Loreto Convent Darjeeling|
Maria Regina Angelorum Cruci Dum Spiro Fido
Mary, Queen of the Angels. As long as I live I put my faith in Christ who died for me.
|Darjeeling, West Bengal
|Enrollment||590 (total), 406 (9-12)|
Loreto Convent is an English-medium all girls high school in Chauk Bazar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. It is run by Loreto Education Society of Darjeeling. The school is affiliated to the ICSE and ISC boards of Delhi.
The school was established during the British Raj by a group of Sisters of Loreto at 1846 at a temporary site. Loreto Convent was relocated to the current site by 1847. At the time of its foundation, it was the only educational institute at Darjeeling. Within a few weeks of their arrival the Sisters opened a school with provisions for residential and day-pupils.
The school celebrated 150 years of service to education in Darjeeling in October 1996. For many years, the novitiate of the Indian Branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary was in Darjeeling, and Mother Teresa made her noviceship here from 1921 to 1931.
Loreto Convent is divided into two divisions: Junior school and Senior school. The Junior school is from kindergarten to Class V whereas the senior school is from class VI to class XII. Each division has its own set of prefects chosen among the students.
Each of the four houses has a head councilor and councilor or captain and vice captain. The principal or the Sister is the head of the school. There are coordinators for each division. The four houses are named after nuns and missionaries.
The four houses were earlier known as Lourdes (blue), Nazareth (red), Nirmala (green) and Carmel (yellow). They are named after places where Mary is believed to have appeared to devotees.
The present names of the houses are Mary Ward (blue), Delphine Hart (yellow), Teresa Mons (red), Teresa Ball (green). They are named after the sisters of Loreto.
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