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Loreto Convent School
Skinner Street  
www.loretoskinner.co.za

Learning and leading in love and justice

 

Telephone
012 326 6342  
012 326 6352

Physical Address
135 Skinner Street
Pretoria  

Fees: R26 400 - R31 000 (2013)


Founding & history
Loreto Convent School first opened its doors in 1878.
The five Irish sisters who braved the journey across the seas were full of hope at this new endeavour. In the previous year the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart had admitted its first parishioners, and the school and the Cathedral have remained linked ever since. Indeed, Bishop Jolivet's sister, Mother Margaret Mary Jolivet, was among the party of nuns who welcomed the first pupils to the school.

In the following years, Loreto Convent School continued to show a brave, pioneering spirit. During the siege of Pretoria in 1880-1881, the convent opened its doors to the wounded and dying and all the rooms were packed with women and children who had had to flee their homes. There was anxiety at the end of the war when it was thought that the Government might suppress the school, but President Paul Kruger decided otherwise. Indeed, it is recorded that he enjoyed concerts in the school hall on more than one occasion. 

Loreto Convent School was among the first to admit children from all races and held firm in the face of threats of closure from the Department of Education. The school now serves mainly those from  previously disadvantaged backgrounds and we strive constantly to reach out to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Motto
Cruci dum spiro fido
While I breathe I will trust in the Cross

Current enrolment
776 (2010 figures)
Boys Grade 0 to Grade 3
Girls Grade 0 to Grade 12

Subjects offered for Grade 12 (Gauteng Department of Education examination)
English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Mathmatical Literacy, Physical Science, Life Science, Geography, History, Dramatic Arts, Business Studies, Computer Technology, Accounting, Life Orientation.

Facilities
Chapel, hall, library, computer centre, design and technology centre, music centre, video room, conference room, academic support room, tuckshop, afternoon care, soccer/hockey field, 3 tennis/netball courts, swimming pool

Extra-murals
Hockey, netball, soccer, tennis, yoga, aerobics, athletics, swimming, outreach group, peer counsellors, prayer group, drama, choir, brass band, traditional dancing, African beadwork, computer club, art club  

Principal
Mr Stuart Shillinglaw

Postal Address
PO Box 11381
The Tramshed, 0126

Fax: 012 324 2780

E-mail: kathy@lorskin.co.za  

Website: http://www.loretoskinner.co.za



  Regions

Pretoria
West Rand
East Rand
Soweto
Johannesburg South
Johannesburg West
Johannesburg North
Johannesburg East
Vaal


  Schools in the 
  Pretoria
  Archdiocese

Up
Assumption
Boitshepo
CBC Pretoria
Dominican
Holy Trinity
Iona
Loreto Skinner St
Loreto Queenswood
Morekolodi
St Camillus
St Gemmas
St Johns Convent
St Paulus
Tsogo

 
     

 


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PRETORIA AND THE ARCHDIOCESE OF JOHANNESBURG

PRETORIA w Jolivet House, 140 Visagie Street w PO Box 8149 Pretoria 0001 w Tel 012 321 2049, 012 348 3197 w Fax 012 348 8280 w E-mail  rendol@netactive.co.za
JOHANNESBURG
w The Haven w St Vincent School for the Deaf w Jellicoe Avenue, Melrose w PO Box 2635 Saxonwold 2132 w Tel 011 447 9219/9211 w Fax 011 447 9129 w E-mail  info@cso.za.org