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Loreto Convent Yearbook 2010/2011


Grateful thanks for the daily support from the officers of R.G.P. So much to do in Nursery 2! Many thanks to Mrs Pitchford & Mrs Santos. George W. Karonis

Thank you Loreto! From Russia with love! Nadezhda Yanova

Thank you for all these years. I will miss you all! Adriana Sanchez Vallejo

Izabella would like to thank Mrs Wallace, Mrs Capurro & Francine for a wonderful year. Izabella Searle Matthews

THANK YOU TO THE 2010/2011 HEADGIRL & HEADBOY FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK THANK YOU TO THE LORETO YEAR BOOK SPONSORS

Thank you for a wonderful year!

Thank you for a great year! Efraim, Ana y su familia

Maia & Collin Goel

Tel: 200 78841

Congratulations on a wonderful year

Huge thanks to Poppy Cruz & Kaye Falconer without their dedication & patience this yearbook would not happen!


Time & Place was taken on to “improve the girls” spoken French.” “French was always on the Loreto curriculum…” – as indeed it is today, and quite rightly so!!”

Loreto in Gibraltar”, by Dorothy E Prior, when investigating how Irish nuns ended up on the Rock of Gibraltar tasked with the establishment of education for girls. My own well thumbed copy never fails to supply me with the answers to questions posed by inquisitive pupils and,

Running parallel with the story of how education developed is the story of where it developed.

In 1972, the comprehensive system was introduced and secondary schools amalgamated, with Loreto’s much respected Sr. Aoife Hynes as Head Mistress. Sr Aoife, along with all Heads of Departments, oversaw the design of the newly built Westside premises in 1981. In the meantime, Loreto, Europa has carried on through some hard times and with more than a little help from its friends. All those who attended the school have grown familiar with and fond of the long corridors, numerous staircases, nooks and crannies, wobbly tiles, playground ‘caves’, unexpectedly low door jambs and squeaky floor boards. I always reassure new pupils to Loreto that they will soon find their way around and, indeed, they do.

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Relations between the Loreto Sisters and Bishop Scandella were not good. He tried to take over the running of the Convent and the nuns ended up contributing ‘generously’ towards the building of the Sacred Heart Church and the development of the Europa Road site. His actions caused a rift between Gibraltar and Rathfarnham and relations were only re-established when Bishop Canilla took over. Loreto schools were thriving all over Gibraltar and it is interesting to note that in 1878, a teacher

“Between 1925 and 1982 the building was used as a school by the Loreto Nuns who won the love and esteem of the people of Gibraltar.”

B O O K

The addition of the premises on Europa Road came in 1865. The Sisters moved into part of what was to be a grand educational project being developed by Bishop Scandella. Then, in 1866, they set up a school in the crypt of the newly built St. Joseph’s Church. During these formative years, books and stationary were supplied from Rathfarnham.

In 1925, the Sisters took on a large property in Convent Place, the property we now call No. 6. When the Loreto High School, fondly referred to as the Green Convent, opened on these premises in 1952, pressure was alleviated on Europa Road and the school “at last had all the space it needed.” The sisters ran the Loreto High School for 57 years. A plaque by the main entrance commemorates this time.

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In December 1845, five Sisters, accompanied by Bishop Hughes, set sail for Gibraltar – leaving behind the security of the Mother House (Loreto House) and the impressive Abbey (Loreto Abbey) in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Upon arrival in Gibraltar, they established a base in Don Place, close to the Governor’s House, but soon, requiring more space, moved to a building near the Supreme Court over what later became Robert’s pharmacy. By 1851, they were teaching over 770 children in two schools.

“Soon the entire education of the girls of Gibraltar at both Elementary and Secondary level, both free and fee-paying, and all of the infant boys up to the age of seven was in the hands of the Loreto nuns. All Loreto Schools have always had an eye towards helping others and they have surely played a leading role in contributing to the development of the Gibraltarian character.”

C O N V E N T

sometimes, parents.

Bishop Canilla continued his support of the Sisters encouraging them to establish a new convent in the town in 1882, dedicated to St Francis Xavier, extending St Joseph’s elementary school and establishing St Mary’s in 1890.

L O R E T O

There is no better place to start than “A Short History of


Time & Place accompanied by a taller colleague (like the Deputy Head of Bayside) without fear of him bumping his head (yes, unfortunately it did happen!). The new building is superb. The Board of Governors has worked on this project for over eight years and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal thanks to Paloma Wawn, Douglas Morello and Selvan Soobiah - who have worked with me for a staggering twelve years – Maite Stagnetto, Karen Prescott, Sr. Miriam O’Beirne and Inma Vallejo. My thoughts and thanks are with Bishop Charles Caruana and Mr Guy Stagnetto Snr, who would both have been very proud to see the building in its finished state.

B O O K

It’s not just about Dulux white walls – the new building stands witness to the success of Loreto in Gibraltar, testament to the Nuns, the Roman Catholic Church, teachers, parents and pupils, past and present, who have lent their support to the school for 166 years. We are truly blessed! One cannot help but feel that the five sisters who left Rathfarnham in 1845 would be proud of what we have become.

May they rest in Peace Sr. Presentation Mc Sweeney IBVM

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Remembering

The old building oozes character and warmth – I have yet to come across anyone who doesn’t comment on this the first time they visit. History and tradition resonate in the classrooms, Chapel and theatre. For those of us who work in it every day, the peeling paint, chipped tiles and leaky corners become part of the collage of the building. When we return to school after the mid-term break, we will be taking up residence in our new Annex having, once again, outgrown the available space. The “Annex” – as we fondly refer to it, awaiting inspiration for a formal name! – is completely different from the “Old Building” – so named because it is, very old, bright white walls (free from decades of blu-tak, drawing pins and staples); super fluorescents (minus the irritating noises and flickers); windows (which open and close!); wide airy corridors; roomy classes with inbuilt storage; the same flooring over three corridors and twelve classrooms!. I am especially fond of the doorways (pale wood, well sprung doors with safety glass panels) but probably something to do with the fact that I could enter any room,

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LOUISE NAPOLI ((Trinity College, Cambridge) Head teacher

With special thanks to Dorothy Prior for her little gem of a book and for being a Loreto supporter through and through! (Dorothy’s book is available in local bookshops and may be ordered through school.)

His Lordship, Bishop Charles Caruana Sr. Aoife Hynes IBVM A.V. Stagnetto We will remember all Loreto sisters – those who have given their lives to Gibraltar and especially Srs. Presentation and Aoife – at a Mass to be held during Mary Ward Week in January 2012.


A V Stagnetto – Happy Memories

Sr Presentation McSweeney

When I told my mother in 1957 that I was going to Gibraltar, one of her reactions was “But where do they bury people there?” I assured her that I wasn’t going to stay there that long! Now I would have to admit that a piece of my heart is there.

In Convent Place, I loved the liveliness of it all. True, the building was the oddest school I have worked in. We went up and down stairs innumerable times a day. By degrees we overflowed in Town Range. The band played loudly every Monday morning. The lively chatter, the mixture of languages and religions, the friendly atmosphere. I

We ask you now to guide us Along our way And give us the strength To be who we want to be. May all the saints in heaven Guide us on our way And send your angels to Protect us day by day.

With his wig and gown He was known about town A man of wisdom Who had a kingdom. At the Gib Arms he was a lot His green and red socks you would spot Have a coffee with me he’d suggest And end up with many a guest. His bird boxes on many a tree hang From where all his sparrows sang A D.I.Y. hobby Is what he’d lobby.

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Memories of Gibraltar centre around three places – Europa Convent where I lived, Loreto High School in Convent Place (1957 – 1972) and finally all the many places where the Girls Comprehensive School, now Westside, began. In Europa there were the wonderful older Sisters who had been in Gibraltar before WW2 and told the stories of those faraway days. Others had come since 1945 and they told of the early days of LHS. Then there were my contemporaries who guided my early days. It was my first time out of Ireland. I laugh now as I think of how I prayed to see “a cloud, a small cloud, Lord” when the blue sky was radiant overhead. When, a day or two, later my prayer seemed to be answered with a Levanter, I thought the Lord need not have taken me quite so seriously.

Lord, you helped Mary Ward To find her way. You always gave her the strength To do the right thing.

Oh what a mess, Oh what a mess! A dirty tie again I guess A cheeky grin he always wore His big game was the law.

B O O K

Sr Aoife Hynes memories

Mary Ward Prayer

Y E A R

God sent his messenger, a man named John, who came to tell people about the light, so that all should hear the message and believe. He himself was not the light; he came to tell about the light. This was the real light – the light that comes into the world and shines on everyone.

A bowl of jelly Would usually fill his belly Friday afternoon tea was a fixed date With pancakes eaten at a fast rate.

C O N V E N T

In the beginning the Word already existed; the Word was with God, and the Word was God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him. The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.

Happy memories of my Granpa Tell a story of a man I used to pamper Although he has now left me It is the happy memories that help me.

Gazpacho with bananas what a mix Eggs and bacon were a fix He claimed he made the best calentita And came to school to eat a fajita.

Bishop Charles Caruana The Gospel According to John, Bishop Caruana´s Favourite piece of scripture.

by Thomas Stagnetto L O R E T O

“My first impression of the Rock is not very clear, but I can recall driving through very narrow streets and wondering how on earth two cars could pass one another! I spent the next 22 years teaching in Convent Place Grammar School. I was very happy there and came to love the children, staff, Gibraltar and all its people. Starting off with me was Mother Oliver who was to be the new Headmistress of the “Green School” as it was affectionately known. My work was to teach religion, art and other general subjects. These were great years of experience and many wonderful students passed through our schools. Soon I shall have been 45 years on the Rock, and I am proud to say how happy I am to have served so many generations of Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

have memories of all this and much more: netball matches with St Margaret’s, St Joseph’s and St David’s; Drama festivals in Ince’s Hall; sports in NOP or the Stadium; sponsored walks around the Rock; Corpus Christi Procession. Then the beginning of the Comprehensive, that first morning when I was the new principal welcomed 200 + new girls into first year. I still have a photograph of many of them taken seven years later as they were facing A-levels and we had a great reunion of very many of them during the 25th celebrations in 1997.

A heart of gold And love that was bold A Granpa I will always cherish And whose memory will never perish.

Sr Aoife taught us this prayer

This was my granpa My dear, dear granpa.

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Honours Roll

Mirhan Haider, Deputy Head Boy; James Lavarello, Head Boy, Adriana Sanchez, Head Girl; Conchita Sanchez-Holgado y Tirado, Deputy Head Girl

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St Joan’s Rosie Isola,Vice House Captain; Sofia Baglietto, House Captain

St Anne’s Rachel Soobiah, House Captain; Maria Lombard ,Vice House Captain

St Philomena’s St Catherine’s Oscar Cruz, House Captain; Zach Triay, House Captain; Antonion Puertas Bautisa,Vice House Captain Aerton Griffin Antoniou,Vice House Captain


WELCOME TO OUR NURSERY

L O R E T O C O N V E N T Y E A R B O O K

Miss Risso’s Nursery 1 Class Back Row : Miss Risso, Miss Caddick, Mrs Torilla Middle Row : Justin Wilson, Timothy Salmon, Scarlett Usai Armitage, Javier Felices, Rhys Celecia, Grace Looney Front Row : Katie Lombard, Georgina Desoisa, Faye Santos, Rhys Alvez, Thomas Newing, Lili Murphy, Phoebe Reyes Absent : Isabel Hillman Rota, Katie Lombard, Sofia Shacaluga, Kurt Tonna, Phoebe Reyes, Bella Risso, Isabel Scott

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Mrs Pitchford’s Nursery 2 Class Back Row : Miss Ellis, Esther Herrera, Isabel Simpson, Marco Mena Guerro, Isabelle Ramos, Mrs Pitchford, Sophia Povedano, Sofia Hillman-Rota, Inez Caseres, Darcie Docker, Irene Macias-Hidalgo, Mrs Santos Front Row : Rhys Berry, Mathew Crisp, Benedict Hill, George Karonis, Hugo Russo, Xavier Cheeseman Absent : Ayla Baker, Ava Carlin, Devna Jain, Sophia Povedano,

Miss Smith’s Nursery 2 Class Back Row : Laura Ruiz, Mrs Button, Alice Walker, Miss Smith, Carlos Carmona Jimenez, Miss Wallace, Ruby Isola Middle Row : Sophie Herbert, Aitana Delgado Gamero, Claudia Santamaria Rocha, Karys Garcia, Isabella Lombard, Grace Lopez Front Row : Kevagn Pereira, Louis Pitto, John Howard, Ahmed Almokhalfi Absent : Juliette Charvetto, Daniel Moreno Ullger, Olivia Holiday

Ms Picardo´s Pre-School Class Back Row: Alejandro Pacheco, Adriana Garcia Martinez, Dario Martin, Irene Inigo Almansa, Isabel Ruiz Alarcon, Alexandra Felice. Middle Row: Mrs Hook, Noah Favret, Alice Looney, Beatriz Fraga Smith, Elena Garcia Sanchez, Ms Picardo, Claudia Amarilla Rivera, Irene Garcia Sanchez, Alexia Israel, Roxanne Borastero, Saffron Borge. Front Row : Lorcan Birch, Paolo Alzzareli, Sebastian Mena, Mia Restano, Iman Hamid, Charlie Jacobson, Riain Murphy, Annie Birch.

Mrs Wallace´s Pre-School Class Top Row : Genoveva Vera Perez, Sophie Isola, Sebastian Desoisa, Lucia Wilson, Kai Bartolo, Chloe Redmond, Diasy Tulloch. Middle Row : Mrs Sheppard-Capurro, Evgenia Cherepakhov, Tiana Cartwight, Lucia Bossino, Mrs Wallace, Tara Coope-Vickers, Izabella Searle-Matthews, Hannah Stewart-Montegriffo, Miss Lucas, Annalise Cisarego. Front Row : Lauren Ray, Harrison Stafford-Thomson, Louise Ghio, Sam Sheriff, Jimena Irias Garcia, Max Nuttal, Douglas Craig, Nuria Aranda.

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NURSERY 2 & PRE-SCHOOL

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MISSION DAY 2010

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C O N V E N T

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The Little Red Ship

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B O O K

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RECEPTION - Miss Pou & Ms Picardo

Look at my Starfish

Sparkly Mermaid

King Tritan

We Love Making Things !

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Back Row : Emma Requena, Ana Birnboeck, Sophia Purkiss-Galan, Anna Howard, Anya McAuslin, Lucia Olivera Middle Row : Mrs Gomez, Adele Earle, Amelia Charlton, Miss Pou, Karenza Daswani, Anita Mahtani, Ms Picardo, Aila Easterbrook, Christina Chicon Martinez, Mrs Lavarello Front Row : Jack Bingham, Jaiden Bartolo, Knate Yome, Maguire Ryan, Jerome Linares, Jamie Bray Prettjohns, Javier Sheppard Capurro, Nikita Cherepakhov, Nathan Lombard

World Book Day

L O R E T O

Music is Fun ! WE ARE ALL FRIENDS!

Under The Sea Animals

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Christmas Stocking


RECEPTION - Mrs Caruana

L O R E T O C O N V E N T The Ugly Duckling turned into a beautiful swan! Top Row : Juan Isola Lopez, Charlie Hill, Hannah Cabezutto, Pablo Kussner Nunez, Peter Cheeseman. Middle Row : Mrs Gomila, Eliza Agius Victory, Karizma Daswani, Caitlin Allen, Ines Bocanegra Hallin, Silvy Birch, Carlota Lopez Perdigones, Carlota Gutierrez Caro, Daniela Carretero, Mrs Caruana. Front Row : Dylan Young, Sebastian Diaz Mateos, Ilya Rodinov, Cayetano Pecero Sanchez, Michael Rugeroni, Matthew Salmon, Antonio Marfil. Absent : Sophia Marshall & Charlotte Scott

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An Outburst of Spring

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I.C.T We drew pictures of the Little Red Ship

We keep in time when we play instruments!

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Music - 2011

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B O O K

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Celebrating our weddings 2010-2011

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C O N V E N T

Pepi & Lorenzo Robert and Nina Fliss and Craig

Throughout history, people all around the world have been singing and playing musical instruments, dancing and making up new music. For many people music is a hobby and entertainment. Music can also be a serious way of showing others what you think and feel, just like writing or painting. Music is a natural part of each individual. Few children can sit still when listening to a piece of music without responding to the rhythm felt and the playground echoes to the sound of skipping rhymes. The main prerequisites for teaching music to young children are enthusiasm, a sense of rhythm and pitch, an ability to sing a tune, a willingness to learn and a belief that music is important.

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YEAR ONE - Mrs Bruzon

L O R E T O C O N V E N T

Remembrance Day

Where in the world

Y E A R

Prayer

B O O K

Back Row : Pierce Lewis, Joseph Mullen, Julio Viciana, Giuseppe Plantone, Carlos Castro Carmona 3rd Row : Maria Luisa Ruiz Alarcon, Tabitha Farrington, Esther Tricker 2nd Row : Mrs Busto, Marta Chacon Perez, Carla Aranda, Solei Paschini, Mrs Bruzon Front Row : Wayne Penalver, Oliver Whitmore, Luca Howard, Humberto Perez de la Blanca Osta, Collin Goel Absent : Matthew Morello

Palm sunday

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Elmer

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YEAR 1 - Miss Risso

Making Easter Baskets

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B O O K

Picasso Portraits

We love to read in Year 1

C O N V E N T

Back Row : William Beard, Juan-Pablo Linares Mompeon, Ewan Cunningham, Hampus Orsing 3rd Row : Lola Lemercier-Lozano, Anna Restano , Sofia Stagnetto, Anushree Jain 2nd Row : India Borge, Elena Perez, Charlotte Elkerbout-Bonich, Beatriz Felipes Front Row : Hugo Alvarez Saavedra, Juan Dominguez Perez, Julio Dominguez Perez, Max Povedano, Ernie Visick

Cut-Out leaves

L O R E T O

Decorative Hands Christmas Play

Painting Australian Animals

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YEAR 1 - Miss Gmiterek

L O R E T O C O N V E N T

Picasso Portraits

Y E A R B O O K

Back Row : Mrs Busto, Jack Sheriff, Sebastian Hedley, Thomas Callejo Llobet, Manuel Villalobos Belizon, Kyle Garcia, Miss Gmiterek 3rd Row : Carlos Kussner, Julia Pastor Denis, Emma Estella, Emily Dyke, James Wilson 2nd Row : Rebecca Hinchliffe, Ella Scarrott, Adriana Cantos Lazaro, Isabella Morello, Eleanor Hedley Front Row : Patrick Risso, Jack Tunbridge, Oliver Jacobson, Armaan Bali

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Year 2- Miss Yome

B O O K

World Book Day

Y E A R

Kandinsky

C O N V E N T

Back Row : Maddy Hill, Jessy Stobbe, Achintya Agrawal, Adi Jain, Alex MacEwen Nedergaard Lund, Akash Basantani, Isabella Dowie Middle Row : Mrs Yome, Devyani Jain, Carmen Gomez Fonseca, Paula Callejo Llobet, Julia Dona Pastoriza, Ella Stewart-Montegriffo, Isabel Mattams, Cristina Diaz Mateos, Josephine Chichon, Mrs Pou Front Row : Natalia Baglietto, Ildefonso Puertas Bautista, Nico Amando Basadone, James Salmon, Daniel Sotillo Martin, Katie Soobiah World Maths Day

L O R E T O

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale Assembly

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Minibeasts Topic


YEAR 2 - Miss Pink

L O R E T O

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Minibeast Hunt C O N V E N T

Experimenting with patterns

Florence Nightingale Assembly

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Portrait of Van Gogh

B O O K

Back Row : Gabriela Sanchez Vallejo, Mateo Isola, Freddie Marshall, Benedict Blazewicz, James Scott, Peter Cabezutto, Daniel Newbold, Manu Dixit, Anika Jain Middle Row : Gimena Bocanegra Hallin, Keisha Schneck, Jessica Nuttall, Kennedy Ryan, Ms Pink, Isabel Leyshon, Pamela Vera Perez, Inez Fraga Smith, Carla Rugeroni Front Row : Louis Charvetto, Aidan Mansfield, Garry-Alexander Cherepakhov, Harry Welch, William Cruz, Jake Ghio

Measuring activities on World Maths Day

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A Trip to the Museum

Making ‘Maths Wizard’ hats

“I found lots of ants!”

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Nature Club

We Care

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Chess Club

C O N V E N T

Y E A R

The We Care challenges were great fun and were one of the best The Nature Club grew 31 Broad Bean plants from March 2011 to experiences of my life. Thanks to James and the GBC crew we’ve May 2011. The new batch of seeds that were grown have now been been able to collect money for people who need it in a fun and planted in the Garden next to the vegetable patch. This photograph lovely way. We also learnt how to build our team work. We are shows Mr. Mosquera with many of the group. very pleased to have been able to take part in this project. UnforLibrary tunately, McKenna and I have to leave as we are in Year 7, but Jamie is lucky enough to be staying for another year. I am leaving Loreto and We Care with pride and will always keep them in my heart. Thank you Adriana Sanchez

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Badminton Club

Throughout the weeks I spent with the GBC crew, I enjoyed myself enormously. I will remember every second for the rest of my life, so will Adriana and Jamie. It is amazing that we collected £1,000 for charity once we had completed each mission! Although some of the missions were embarrassing at some point, it was fun. In the end we raised a total of £3,000 – it is an amazing amount, and, as many saw on GBC Open Day, we have become like a family. If James Neish needs anything – he knows we are the team to call! McKenna Ryan I really enjoyed the We Care Challenge because it was fun to do and satisfying to know that we were helping others! I loved the fact that so many people were supportive in the second challenge and brought so many coins. There were also many people at the end helping to collect the coins! Thanks to all those that care! Jamie Caruana

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YEAR 3 - Mrs Wilson

L O R E T O

Viking jewellery

Our Visit to the MOD Dental Centre

C O N V E N T

Fun at the Arcade

Y E A R

Our team at the Operating Theatre !

SEASIDE DESCRIPTIONS

World Book Day

Ice Skating

The great big waves are thumping on the old grey rocks. The boat is zooming though the shiny sea. The shells are flowing on to the golden shore. The waves are gliding across the sea like a calm cat. I can hear the sea flowing on the sea bed. The sand is shining like new hidden gold. I can feel the soft sand like a nice soft fox. The long beach umbrella is flapping away from the wind. The shiny blue sea is rough and dangerous. The clouds look like white islands floating in the sky.

beach.

Monet inspired artwork

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Our trip to the Leisure Centre

People have fun at the beach, they splash in the water. The water is like a river. Surfboards splash like speed boats. Mountains and cliffs are like brick walls. Golden sand gets stuck in every ones toes. Sun is like a cool fire. Beautiful waves glitter. People put seaweed on their head and have fun. Umbrellas wobble and goggle. People sunbathe and get a tan. Waves grow bigger until the sun goes down. The beach is a wonderful place. The sky is in peace, there’ll be no rain today. The sky is beautiful bright blue. Everyone loves the

B O O K

Back Row : Charlie Tingley, Julian Alvez, Pedro Sanchez-Holgado, Lewis Baglietto Middle Row : Nadya Yanova, Ellen Herbert, Rosie Tunbridge, Cristina Risso, Mrs Wilson, Anya Newman, Alicia Linares, Anjali Alwani, Kirsten Allen Front Row : Charlie Walker, Gonzalo Ruiz Alarcon, Guy Coope-Vickers, Javier Fernandez, Ricko Felipes

Bowling

Jasper John

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YEAR 3 - Mrs McNeice

B O O K

World Book Day

Roman Mosaics

C O N V E N T

Y E A R

Jasper John Style Artwork

Father´s Day Cards

Back Row : Joshua Holford, Alexandra Bonfante, Isabella Macquisten, Sofia Camporese, Javier Alvarez Saavedra,Timothy Rodinov Middle Row : Shauna Tait, Lauda Lewis, Maria Chumillas Ontiente, Ellie Boden, Mrs McNeice, Maia Goel, Isabella Sheppard Capurro, Violeta Vigo Fernandez, Natalia Purkiss-Galan Front Row : Ryan Ullger, Efraim Carrion, Umar Hamid, Finlay McAuslin, William Celecia, Gian-Franco Morales-Georgieva Absent : Sylvie Abdoo, Shayan Hashmi

L O R E T O

Monet inspired artwork

Monet Style Artwork

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Mosaic Calendars

FIREWORK POEM Fizzling fireworks crashing. Into space with a fizzle and a pop. Roaring with a BOOM BOOM BOOM! Extraordinary colours soaring into space. Woosh bang boom boom! Orange, red and yellow. Racing rushing rockets zooming in the air. Keep going higher in the air. Sizzling fireworks are wonderful!

Boom Boom Zoom Zoom! The fireworks are starting. So don’t be late! Fizzle Fizzle Crash Boom Boom! The fireworks are taking off. Going at a very slow pace. Yellow, red, green and orange. All the colours mixing here and there, makes a lovely little rainbow in the air.

Our Viking Jewellery


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2011

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B O O K

Barclays Premiership Trophy Visited Loreto

C O N V E N T

St Michael´s Service

World Peace Day

L O R E T O

Harvest Festival

Begining of Academic Year Mass

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GBC Open Day ´We Care´ Challenge


YEAR IN REVIEW

L O R E T O

The School Chapel

St Patrick´s Day Dinner C O N V E N T Y E A R

Gibraltar Spring Festival - School Garden

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Procession of Our Lady of Europe7

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C O N V E N T

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World Book Day - 2011

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CHRISTMAS - 2010

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C O N V E N T

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YEAR 4 - Miss Sciacaluga

Greek artwork of Zues

The camping trip- It was a dark and foggy night

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Camping alone. -One late night I was trying to sleep but I thought an owl was hooting my name. I fiddled around to find the torch but it had run out of battery. I looked in my bag to find some more batteries but there were none. It sounded like someone was scratching at my tent. My heart skipped a beat… “It’s only my imagination!” I muttered to myself every step I made I was petrified. I saw the abandoned house’s door creak open. I demanded myself to see what it was. ...

Back Row : Alvin Orsing, Jamis Mifsud, Gregor Gaggero, Kareina Daswani, Theo Garcia, Robbie Sheppard-Caprurro, Skye Bargon Middle Row : Ellie Cruz, Natasha Snee, Cathy Orfila-Manasco, Beatriz Sotillo Martin, Miss Sciacaluga, Emily Bowling, Cecilia Prescott, Gabriella Requena, Belen Fernandez Madrid Front Row : Charles Stagnetto, Alba Bracho Barreira, Charles Bruzon, Lucia Linares Mompeon, Naveen Kochaar Absent : Lucy Bowling

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the wolves were howling and the bats were flittering outside my tent. The silver moonlight was glowing outside. The hairs on my arm stood up one by one and goose bumps crawled up my spine....

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Era

C O N V E N T

Greek Temples

L O R E T O

Ancient Egypt

Year 4 - class poem based on a photograph. I have a photograph of my friend sitting outside on the dusty ground in the hot summer sun. India lies beneath her. She is wearing a pretty, bright red flowing sari with green flowers and golden patterns. On her wrist the shimmering silver and red bangles jingle and dangle, sounding like bells. She has a beautiful big honest smile from ear to ear. On her nose sits a circular golden piercing. She is kneading the dough into a pizza shape to make a roti. Today she called from India to tell us about a special occasion, asking when we will visit again. We ended by saying “goodbye and lots of love.” No need to be sad because I have a beautiful photo to remind me of the good and fun things we did together.

Making Pom Pom Pets Ancient Egyptian Mummy

Our Trip to Era

Greek Temples

Archery at Era

Chocolate Poster

Egyptian Masks

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Be a Reporter Newspaper reports

World Book Day 2011

Favourite Habitat

Newspaper report

Love Love is the colour red like a rose in bloom. Love tastes like chocolate melting in your mouth. Love smells like sweet, fresh strawberries. Love looks like a cute little puppy Love sounds like a violin playing a melody. Love feels amazing!

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YEAR 4 - Mrs Pitto

Top Row : Daud Salman, Oliver Leyshon, Noe Marquez, Theo Billing, Jack Scarrott, Solana Schneck, Isabella Cabezutto, Dana Delgado, Ananya Bali Middle Row : Miguel Mancera Veiras, Carlos Granjua Carrasco, Celine Penalver, Cristina Gamez Pabon, Mrs Gianna Pitto, Cheyenne Calvente, Lucia Morello, Catherine Earle, Bianka Szabo Front Row : Lucia Trujillo, Sean Neave, Bengamin Davies, Naveen Alwani, Lucia Garcia Mangas.

Christmas cards

World Book Day

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Sshh It was so quiet that I heard an ant crawl across the lawn. It was so quiet that I heard a leaf swish onto the floor. It was so quiet that I heard A raindrop trickle down the window pane. It was so quiet that I heard a squeak across the floor. It was so quiet that I heard a woman moving in her bedroom. It was so quiet that I heard the whistle down the road. It was so quiet that I heard a man hurrying in the street. It was so quiet that I heard the trees tickle the window. It was so quiet that I heard the clocks tick tock. It was so quiet that I heard an ambulance two blocks east. It was so quiet that I heard a man walking down the street. It was so quiet that I heard a cricket chirp in the grass.

Making our Christmas decorations

Our Trip to Era, Cadiz

Pupils in the Christmas Spirit with their calendars


ST. PATRICKS DAY 2011

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St Patrick’s Day is always one of the most exciting events of the year. This year was no different with St Anne’s cruising to victory after beating St Joan’s in their final match and St Philomena’s edged past St Catherine’s after penalties following a 1-1 draw in the final.

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YEAR 5 - Ms Lima

The Magic Box The Horrible Meal I’ve eaten many strange and scrumptious meals in my time Like lollipops with grime and mice Cooked in slime And jelly with frog bellies, it’s really nice When roasted in lime And don’t forget to scatter them with a pinch of salt Because it’s not a crime I’ve eaten fresh pancakes with gherkins By the greatest cooks there are And if you care to toss them in the air You can eat them at the bar But beware of the mice who might wish To eat some rice, as that won’t be nice. (They may wish to escape by car So be sure to put them in a jar.)

I will put in the box The might of a mighty monster from Mexico The hammer from the great god Thor And a hand, touching the sweat on a forehead Back Row : Georgina Mifsud, Yash Warde, Thomas Stagnetto, William Archer, Jacque Garcia, Callum Beith, Wessel Westdorp, Jessica Goacher Middle Row : Sophia Loojenga, Dimitra Souris, Kaitlyn Garcia, Katia Requena, Ms Lima, Giovanna Paschini, Sonia Basantani, Eliza Triay, Natalie Olesen Front Row : Craig Cunningham, Jamie-Lee Ghio, Olivia Welch, Ytzack Elkerbout-Bonich, Gianni Campos Absent : Natasha Russo

THE LONG JOURNEY I live in the middle of this beautiful but strange Amazon rainforest. It is home to many weird and wonderful creatures. The trees are vast and their leaves are like a roof. Every Wednesday and Sunday, at sunrise, I go out hunting. The rest of the time I sit in my rather large hut. You will probably be thinking, “Why doesn’t she do much?” Well, you see, I’m eighty-seven and I’m coming to the end of my life. BUT I’M NOT AFRAID TO DIE! Many people are afraid but I’m not. Dying is one of the most exciting and adventurous things you will ever do. Dying is the pathway to a new world. Everyone will come back one day as a new person. Their old life will be forgotten. A beautiful new life will dawn upon them. Riddles I stand still day and night I am made of stone I am formed that in a fight I can’t move my heel I often stand in rain or sunlight But I used to be real.

I will put in the box A twig growing taller A city full of trees And a forest full of buildings My box is designed from fiery hot magma, spectacular soil and titanium With crumpled leaves on the lid and solid rocks in the corner It’s hinges are disgusting nose hair from a giant. I shall play football in my box Scoring as many goals as I can Then lifting up the golden trophy Shining in the sun.

The Horrible Meal

What am I ? (A statue)

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YEAR 5 - Mr Azopardi

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When Jonny got there he had to fill in some paper work after that he went to the next cabin, he then had all his dark brown hair shaved off. Jonny then went to the next cabin and picked up his uniform, from there they showed us to our sleeping cabins, I was trembling with fear now. That night, even though we were talking, I felt lonely for the first time in my life. As the days passed, things started to settle and we were all told what was going to happen over the next few weeks; inspections, exercises, endurance

Back Row : Martha Keywood, Ruth Jaques, Joe Sugrue, Aleksei Norum, Francisco Ruiz Alarcon, Jack Tingley Mehwish Salman, Eloise Newing Middle Row : Holly Davies, Akasha Taylor, Scarlett Gibson, Sumaya Dowling-Membrado, Mr Azopardi, Lily Jaques, Francesca Ferro, Mara Requena, Noelia Garcia Cortes Front Row : Tianna Isola, Jack Herbert, James Turner, Shane Dolan O’Dalaigh, Luis Inigo, Lucia Felipes Absent : Kyle Francis, Luis Inigo,

“Ahhh!” I screamed. “What’s wrong?” mum said in her normal body. “Nothing, sorry.” I said shaking my head. “Ahh!” I screamed again this time the clown was out side. “Stop screaming.” Mum demanded. I looked at the window again, the clown was gone. “I …I think I’m going to bed.” “But it’s only 2:30pm.”Mum said. “I don’t care.” I woke up the next morning and went to the specialist. He asked if I had any clowns in my room. I remembered I did, sitting in the corner of my bedroom. I don’t know who gave it to me, neither does my mother. The specialist told me to get rid of the clown so I did but it came back, this time with a gruesome face. I tried to free myself of it but nothing worked. Who GAVE me the clown? And WHY ME?

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Monday 21st January, he woke up bright and early, ready with his bags packed for his mum to take him to the coach park. Saying goodbye to his mum was so hard. She just smiled back said “Be brave.” It only

took two hour to get to the army base.

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How Life Changes It was the last day of school for Jonny, this time next week he would be doing his basic training in the army. Jonny always wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps, join up to fight for his country. Jonny was really fit and adored all at school. He had joined the cadets when he was twelve, he knew what to expect when he had joined the army.

I hung up wondering what the specialist would say. “Violet, lunch is ready.” I heard. I went down stairs to see my favorite pizza. I sat at the table but I kept on thinking about last nights dream. The clown, that evil grin and the axe coming into my room. I looked up to see mum as a clown.

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History Projects

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I go to sleep like every other normal person but, my dreams are haunted, clowns with big red mouths constantly attack me. I don’t know why, but I need to know. “Mum Mum!” I screamed “What?” mum said rushing towards me. “I had the dream again.” “You should really go to a specialist about this. Now go to sleep Violet.” “Yes mum” I said, hiding under the covers. That morning I had breakfast, had a shower and called the specialist. “Hello” said the specialist on the phone. “Hello can I have an appointment” I asked nervously. “Yes, what’s your name ?” he wondered. “Violet Newing” I said. “10am tomorrow” he answered “Perfect. Thank-you. ”I answered.

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Haunted Dreams My name is Violet, I live in England, Tudor Drive, flat 21. I live with my mum and dog Sam. I love wearing colorful dresses. It’s beautiful here and the birds sing all year, round.


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Year 6 Victorian Scho0l

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YEAR 6 - Miss Francis SUSPENSE PARAGRAPHS

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The golden sun sank below the hills, leaves rustled as darkness blanketed the forest. Finally she could come out of her hiding place. She leaped out of the bush, dragging the confused human with her. She whistled and four wolves came and stood beside her. The human gasped. “What?” she asked it defensively. “How did you…?” came the reply. “Shush, get down!” her hypersensitive hearing picked up a low growl, followed by a much stronger one. It wasn’t the wolves, they usually kept quiet on a hunt, but now they were whining. However, she wasn’t put off by this. She heard the growl’s owner getting closer and closer. The human whimpered, the wolves whined and she knew she was on her own. She whistled softly and the wolves surrounded the cowering human, protecting it. The monster crept closer and she grasped her spear, awaiting an attack. Two gleaming, red eyes appeared, vanished and pounced!

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She crept carefully through the dark street, the blue sky above staring at her making her shiver.The lush trees, mean and vile waved their branches in the air as if they were ready to punch. Looking and moving her head from side to side, Jane was still creeping, as quiet as a mouse, not making a sound. Fiercely, she turned to see her dark, black shadow on the wall.

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Back Row : Olivia Tait, Pablo Jorge de Cozar, Marta Gamez Pabon, Ruben Garcia Cortes, Leon de Roeck, Alexandra Peralta, Claudia Szabo Middle Row : Krishaan Daswani, Anna Napoli, Alexandra Casciaro, Paola Felipes, Miss Francis, Grace Cruz, Emily Bowling, Ezequiel Vigo Fernandez

Still life study

ANGER

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Anger is bright orange and red, It flows right through you to the top of your head! It smells of smoke, So don’t get to close or you will choke! It tastes of pepper, Which doesn’t get better! Its gaze is lightning, It is ever so frightening!

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Jane passed the corner and …..BANG! Something fell. She was frightened. Something touched her, it hurt. She was crying, sweating, her heart pounding heavily. She turned to see…..What was it? She stared up at the ancient house deciding that it was haunted. She took a cautious step towards the gate. Her shaking arm tried to open the gate but found it difficult as her palms were sweaty with fear. Finally the gate opened and she went inside the garden. Her nervous feet continued their awful walk. The old dead trees reached out towards her their twisted faces grinned evilly. They entwined their twisted fingers in her straggly hair. Sneaky eyes glared at her from behind bushes. The path she was walking on was so old that half the tiles were missing. She took a step forward and stared up at the house. It was old fashioned with peeling white paint and a slate roof with some slates missing. She lowered her level of vision and looked at the balcony most of the floor had fallen but the woodwork was beautiful. The front door was huge with a big gold knocker in the shape of a lion. She opened the giant oak door and stepped inside. BANG! The door slammed shut. She screamed. Georgia was trapped!


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Making Shelters in D.T.

Bags for Morocco

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having Fun

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Back Row : Rufus Lewis, Richard Fagan, William Gibson, Kate Israel, Louis Emmitt-Stern, Sienna Humphreys, Alex Palacio Sheppard-Capurro, William Archer, Jamie Caruana Middle Row : Kyvan Alvez, Laura Bevington, Olivia Bishop, Lucia Ferrary, Miss Lombard, Giorgia Gaggero, Florence Craig, Madison Mifsud, Lucian Ripley Front Row : Louis Requena, Denil Udhwani, Wilco Prescott, Thomas Thurman, Joe Humphreys

Rivers

Weaving

Art Work

Holiday Train Advert

Mosaic Art Work

Easter Cards

The Easter Bunny

Rich Victorian House

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Mrs Louise Napoli Headteacher

Mrs Sally Robinson,

Miss Cathi Garcia

Miss Joanne Lombard

Ms Elaine Lima

Mr Robert Azopardi

Year 7 Teacher

Mr Mario Mosquera Year 7 Teacher

Ms Clare Francis

Deputy Headteacher & Year 7

Year 6 Teacher

Year 6 Teacher

Year 5 Teacher

Year 5 Teacher

Miss Nina Sciacaluga

Mrs Gianna Pitto

Mrs Caroline Wilson

Mrs Christine Luise

Mrs Chiara McNeice

Mrs Rachel Yome

Ms Liz Pink

Mrs Louise Bruzon

Year 4 Teacher

Year 4 Teacher

Year 3 Teacher

Year 3 Teacher

Year 3 Teacher

Year 2 Teacher

Year 2 Teacher

Year 1 Teacher

Miss Maria Gmiterek

Miss Nicole Risso

Mrs Cristina Caruana

Miss Sally Pou

Ms Bianca Picardo

Mrs Marie Wallace

Mrs Mandy Pitchford

Miss Karen Smith

Year 1 Teacher

Year 1 Teacher

Reception Teacher

Reception Teacher

Reception & Pre-School Teacher

Pre-School Teacher

Nursery 2 Teacher

Nursery 2 Teacher

Miss Zoe Russo

Sr Maria

Mrs Jessica Byrne

Mrs Janine Gaduzo

Miss Emma Grech

Miss Christine McNally

Mrs Ann Gabriel Garner

Mrs Pamela Honeyman

SEN Coordinator

SEN

PE Teacher

PE Techer

Science Teacher

Music Teacher

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Mrs Sue Naughton-Rumbo

Mrs Adriana Fernandez

Mrs Frances Pou

Mrs Lycette Gomila

Mrs Caroline Busto

Mrs Jessica Hook

Art Teacher

Librarian

Spanish Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Marie SheppardCapurro

Mrs Bonnie Santos

Mrs Janine Button

Mrs Macu Torilla

Mrs Shakti Ellul

Mrs Fliss Caddick

Mrs Susan Gomez

Mrs Rosanna Lavarello

Mrs Anna Breen

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant

School Secretary

Mrs Leigh-Anne Cruz

Mrs Poppy Cruz

Miss Pepi Pecino

Mr Victor Parody

Mr Kevin Pullen

Mrs Kate Chapman

Mrs Vicky Fisher

Mrs Dawn Garcia

Accountant

Admissions & Administration

School Caretaker

School Caretaker

School Caretaker

Library

Lunch Supervisor

Lunch Supervisor

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Mrs Michelle Stagnetto

Teaching Assistant

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Miss Roxanne Borrestero

Miss Francine Lucas

Miss Maddy Wallace

Nursery Trainee

Nursery Trainee

Nursery Trainee

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CONFIRMATION - 2011

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Back Row : William Danino, James Lavarello, Roisin McCarthy, Conchita Sanchez Holgado y Tirado, Adrian Viciano, His Excellency Bishop Ralf Heskett, Antonio Sotillo-Martin, Adriana Sanchez, Maria Lombard, Aerton Griffin, Chloe Brown Front Row : Oscar Cruz, Rosie Isola, Conor McGibney, Zach Triay, Ellie Walker, Hannah Payas, Frankie Hernandez, Ashton Griffin, Sophia Baglietto.

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YEAR 7- Mrs Robinson THE LIGHT In everyone’s life, there is a light, A light so vivid, a light so bright, It’s not a candle, nor is it a switch; It’s something more powerful, something more rich. Different lights could just glow or some could be bright, It’s a privilege and an adventure to find our own light. You might not see how yours looks on the inside, But the difference will be seen on the outside. The day our inner light steps forth and everything is bright, The Sun won’t be needed, it will already be bright. The light will aid us when we’re in need, It will help us out of trouble, it will help us indeed. It will lead us to happiness, and out of the dark, Also, it will lead us to peace, it will make its mark. At the end of a tunnel, it will always be there, To lead us out of worry and despair. So whenever you’re down, and all out of hope, And you start to give up, you think you can’t cope, Remember, your light will always be around, So when your light’s there, you’ll be safe and sound.

NIGHT AT A CHURCH YARD The moon is shining, the church bells ring Nothing is stirring not one little thing, Shadows are creeping all around the place The stars glow brightly with beauty and grace. The whole place is shining from the light of the moon, But if we are not careful it will be morning soon, The moon and the stars are the glory of the night So we have to make the most of the wonderful sight. In the night there is always a nice cold breeze Which flows and whistles through the trees, The night is dark like an underground hole, Sometimes the fear gets into your soul.

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Back Row : Marios Souris, Jamie Stone, William Loojenga, Zach Triay, Cameron Stafford Middle Row : Rosie Isola, Sofia Baglietto, Maria Lombard, Lexi Roache, Mrs Robinson, McKenna Ryan, Ellie Walker, Hannah Clayden, Roisin McCarthy Front Row : William Newing, Mihran Haider, Frankie Hernandez, Oscar Cruz, James Lavarello, Aerton Griffin


YEAR 7- Miss Garcia

L O R E T O C O N V E N T Y E A R B O O K

Back Row : Kavita Kochhar, Rachel Soobiah, Conor McGibney, Joey Gibson, Adrian Viciana, Scarlet Jenkins, Emily Lawrence Middle Row: Ayesha Pervez, Sofia Naughton-Rumbo, Conchita Sanchez Holgado y Tirado, Miss Garcia, Adriana Sanchez, Melissa Hill, Chloe Brown Front Row : Antonio Sotillo Martin, Ashton Griffin, William Danino, Jose Antonio Puertas Bautista, Odin Fraser Absent: Ellie Brenchley, Marcus Huxley, Hannah Payas

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BASKETBALL

SWIMMING GALA 2010

Back Row : Miss McNally, Mario Souris, Aerton Griffin, Zach Triay (Captain), Ashton sGriffin, James Lavarello, Joey Gibson, Oscar Cruz, Miss Grech. Front Row : Patrick Garner, Joe Allan, Thomas Stagnetto, Kyvan Alvez.

Swimming Gala - December 2010 After a term of swimming lessons at GASA swimming pool, the Middle School children had a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Swimming Gala. The Gala was opened with the traditional Inter-School relay. This year saw two teams from St Anne’s and two from Loreto Convent compete in this event. The results were: Girls 1st - St Anne’s (A), 2nd – Loreto Convent (A), 3rd – Loreto Convent (B) Boys 1st – Loreto Convent (A), 2nd – Loreto Convent (B) 3rd – St Anne’s (B) Following on from this, the individual races were very competitive with results leaving St Catherine’s and St Anne’s fighting it out till the very end. It took the Inter-House relays to determine a winner between these two houses, with St Catherine’s edging out St Anne’s by the narrowest of margins. The Swimming Trophy was collected by St Catherine’s house captains, Zachary Triay and Jose Antonio Puertas Bautista. This year saw a number of strong candidates for the title of ‘Swimmer of the Year’. However, two outstanding pupils stood out due to their excellent speed and technique in all strokes. Therefore, it was decided to jointly award this to Zachary Triay and Rachel Soobiah. Well done to all children who took part in this event and we look forward to further success next year.

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This year was a fantastic year for Loreto’s Basketball team. For the first time in the school’s history the boys reached the Basketball Play-Off Finals! In the run up to these finals Loreto upped their game, worked hard on their defence and due to their determination and superb teamwork were successful in beating all the other middle schools including a very competitive St Joesph’s Middle School who they would later meet in the Finals. The Play-Off Finals was an extremely exciting event with many parents, children and teachers alike coming to show their support for the boys. It was a very close game with both teams cancelling each other out in defence. After a tense start and a few missed opportunities on both sides, St Joseph’s took the lead from a rebound, but almost immediately Loreto responded with 2 shots taking them into the first break 4-2 up. The rest of the match continued with this intensity with St Joseph’s proving too strong in attack and winning the final 20-11. However, Loreto’s boys have shown that with hard work, determination and team work you are able to achieve anything. Well done boys, you have made your school extremely proud!


SPORT FOOTBALL L O R E T O Back Row : Oscar Cruz, Aerton Griffin, James Lavarello (C ), Zach Triay, Ashton Griffin, Thomas Stagnetto Middle Row : Joe Allan, Kyvan Alvez, Patrick Garner, Lucien Ripley, Jack Herbert

Year 4 team: (A) Jack Scarott (c); Robbie Sheppard-Cappuro; Sean Neave, Theo Billing; Charles Stagnetto; Lucia Trujillo; Cristina Gamez-Pabon; Belen Fernandez-Madrid; Dana Delgado; Beatriz Sotillo-Martin.

Year 4 team (B): Naveen Kochhar (c); Miguel Mancera Veiras; Carlos Granja Carrasco; Naveen Alwani; Theo Garcia; Lucia Linares Mompeon; Cathy Orfila Manasco; Alba Bracho Barrera; Ellie Cruz.

Following a very successful basketball season, the school’s football team continued to put in some fantastic performances. Finishing mid-table, the school football team is continuing to grow in strength and with some younger players gaining some valuable experience, there is a bright future for Loreto Convent football team.

Year 5 team: Tag Rugby Demonstration - November 2010 Boys and Girls from Loreto Convent were invited to take part in a Tag Rugby Demonstration at El Corte Ingles in Algeciras. It was done as part of scheme to promote tag rugby for children aged 4 – 12 years. This demonstration showed excellent examples of different levels of tag rugby and how the game is progressed throughout the age groups.

Thomas Stagnetto (c); William Archer; Craig Cunningham; James Turner; Shane Dolan; Jack Herbert; Tiana Isola; Natasha Russo; Eloise Newing; Lucia Felipes.

Year 6 team: Paola Felipes (c); Kyvan Alvez; Patrick Garner; Joe Allan; George Felipes; Henry Archer; Grace Cruz; Alexandra Casciaro; Laura Bevington; Lucia Ferrary.

7Year 7 team: Tag Rugby Tournament The final term began with a fantastic Tag-Rugby tournament organised by Guy Leleu (Gibraltar’s Rugby Development Officer). Teams from St Anne’s and Sotogrande International School attended this tournament

Oscar Cruz (c); Aerton Griffin-Antoniou; Ashton Griffin-Antoniou; James Lavarello; Joey Gibson; Zachary Triay; Rosie Isola; Sofia Baglietto; Maria Lombard; Hannah Claydon.

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which was held at some top quality premises in Sotogrande. Loreto was very lucky to have been sponsored by ‘Kedhlow’ allowing all five of our teams to wear some smart rugby kits for this tournament. Teams from Year 4 – 7 competed and had a brilliant day finishing top of their respected year groups. The Year 6 team played a play-off match vs St Anne’s and after being 15-10 down at half time, put in a fantastic performance in the second half to win the final 35-20. Well done to all Loreto Convent teams!

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Yellow Hawks Back Row : Adriana Sanchez, Tianna Isola, Melissa Hill Middle Row : Anna Napoli, Conchita Sanchez Holgado y Tirado, Paola Felipes, Alexandra Peralta Front Row : Sienna Humphreys, Olivia Bishop, Grace Cruz, Wendeline Westdorp, Laura Bevingdon

Gym Squad Back Row : Tianna Isola, Alexandra Casciaro, Paola Felipes, Conchita Sanchez Holgado y Tirado, Alexandra Peralta, Madison Mifsud, Rosie Isola Middle Row : Lucia Ferrary, Sofia Baglietto (C), Grace Cruz, Laura Bevington, Dana Delgado Front Row : Cheyenne Calvente, Ellie Cruz, Katia Requena ?

This year saw the Gymnastics Squad perform in both First School Sports Days. As always their hard and commitment paid off with another stunning display of both individual skill and group balances.

ATHLETICS

SPORTS DAY

Red Hawks Back Row : Rachel Soobiah, Sofia Naughton-Rumbo, Ellie Walker Middle Row : Alexandra Casciaro, Hannah Clayden, Maria Lombard Front Row : Rosie Isola, Lucia Ferrary, Sofia Baglietto

This year many children from Loreto took part in a Winter & Summer track league down at Victoria Stadium. Children from Reception – Year 7 were able to compete in these track events ranging from 50m – 600m, with the majority of the overall winners coming from Loreto. In addition to this, World Atheltics Day was another successful day for Loreto, resulting in 5 gold, 2 silver and 10 bronze medals.

First School The first Sports Day of the year was Pre-School and Reception who joined together for a new format to their Sports Day. The second Sports Day was Year 1 and Year 2 who followed the same style as the younger ones but showing a greater range of skills. Emphasis was put on showcasing both individual and team skills as well as the most important aspect of sports...fun!

As tradition, Loreto Convent entered two netball teams into the InterSchool Junior Netball League. With a new format to the league this year, teams saw one of the most competitive years yet. Both teams progressed well producing some excellent individual and team performances which was a sign of things to come next year. Red Hawks finished runners-up in the league with Yellow Hawks finishing 4th. There were no individual awards from the Netball Association this year as the presentation has been delayed until the new academic year.

Gibsport also produced our best ever medal haul of the championships, with 8 gold, 14 Silver and 9 bronze medals. Outstanding performance of the day from Loreto, was Wilco Prescott (Year 6) who set a new Gibsport record for 100m boys, beating a record that hadn’t been beaten in 14 years. Other special mentions were Aerton Griffin, Zach Triay and Alexandra Casciaro, who each won three medals at the championships.

Middle School Always a highlight of the year, this years Middle School Sports Day did not disappoint. With a competitive yet fun atmosphere, children enjoyed participating in a range of races from a Victorian race to an Obstacle race. Not forgetting the team races which brought together the children in their school houses, allowing them to display their team spirit and sportsmanship.

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SPORT AWARD Sports Shield: St Catherine’s Academic Shield: St Catherine’s Road Racing Cup: St Joan’s

L O R E T O C O N V E N T

Gymnast of the Year 2011 Conchita Sanchez Holgado y Tirado Basketballer of the Year 201 Ashton Griffin Netballer of the Year 2011 Rosie Isola Footballer of the Year 2011 James Lavarello Girls Tag Rugby Player of the Year 2011 Maria Lombard (new award) Boys Tag Rugby Player of the Year 2011 Oscar Cruz (new award)

PGL- 2010

PGL was another great success! Our bi-annual school trip always provides both children and teachers with many unforgettable moments. From raft building to sensory trail, all the activities provide the children with new experiences, increased self confidence, independence and valuable team work skills.

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Sports Girl of the Year 2011 Sofia Baglietto This award goes to the best overall Sports Girl. She has been a great asset to the school gym squad since Year 4 as well as the schools netball, tag rugby and athletics teams. She has demonstrated excellent individual and team skills, always encouraging and helping others. You can depend on her for almost anything and always gives 100% to all sporting events. Her attitude and determination has set her apart and she has always led by example. She has been a fantastic Gym Captain and Games Captain.

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Sports Boy of the Year 2011 Zachary Triay and Aerton Griffin This award goes to the best overall Sports Boy. This year saw many contenders for this award. There are two boys in particular who battled it out for this award in every sport they competed in. They have both been invaluable members of the basketball, football and tag rugby teams this year. Both have shown their outstanding leadership qualities with one captaining the school basketball team to this years play-off finals and the other finishing top scorer. They have both been excellent sporting role models within the school and therefore we were unable to choose just one sports boy this year

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LEAVER CLASS OF 2011 Adriana Sanchez-Head Girl 2 0 1 0 / 2 0 1 1

I have been at Loreto for 10 years and I have enjoyed every moment but this year has been the best! I had a great time at PGL, loved being part of the Loreto choir, Netball team and helping in the We Care project. It is very hard for me to leave Loreto, I will miss everybody and I hope they will miss me too. It was a privilege to be part of Loreto for all these years.

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James Lavarello - Head boy

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Oscar Cruz, House Captain St Philomena’s

I have been at Loreto for eleven happy years! I have loved every moment and especially the sports. I am proud to have been made Gym Captain, House Captain and Games Captain! PGL and Austria were great experiences! Thank you Mrs Robinson, Miss Grech and Miss McNally for making my last year in Loreto so special. Good luck to St Joan’s, the Gym Squad and Red

My 9 years in Loreto have been an amazing adventure. My favourite moments were St Philomena’s winning St Patrick’s Day football; being Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream; snowball fights in Austria whilst skiing!! AND getting to the play-offs in Basketball (First Ever). THANK YOU Loreto for all the fun I’ve had and also making me Captain of St Philomena’s. Thank you very much!

Ellie Brenchley

William Danino

I have thoroughly enjoyed my ten years at this brilliant school and was really proud to have been made football captain and head boy at Loreto! This fantastic school has provided me with many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. I really enjoyed playing Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream and singing in the summer music festival. Thank you to all the children, staff and everyone who makes Loreto what it is – I shall miss you lots.

Goodbye Loreto. I am proud to be part of this school because it has many achievements that I may or may not have been part of. Even though Miss Garcia left in the 2nd term to have her baby I have still had lots of fun with Mr Mosquera. Going to England with school was brilliant. We did lots of exciting activities that were all fun. Being part of this school has certainly been worth it! I will miss you lots!! Love from Ellie

Conchita Sanchez Holgado y Tirado, Deputy Head Girl

Chloe Brown

Odin Fraser

I really can’t believe that my years at Loreto are over already!! The have gone by sooo quickly. It’s going to be really hard to leave everyone behind, all my friends and teachers. Sister Maria has always been there for me when I needed help; she has guided me through this school. fun. These 9 years have been the best ones of my life. THANKS LORETO – I’ll never forget YOU!!

I’ve had a great time at Loreto and have had very enjoyable times. PGL was awesome and really fun. I will miss everyone and lots of activities from Loreto. I am sure that I will remember you for some time and look back at some things that I’ve enjoyed. Thank you for everything and making me enjoy lots of things here at Loreto. Thanks, Chloe.

My funniest time here at Loreto was the PGL trip to England: having classes with Miss Garcia and practicing for the Year 7’s play. My time in Loreto has been the happiest years of my life and I hope that Loreto will carry on for many years to come. The people of Loreto are the best in the world! Thank you.

Hannah Clayden

Joey Gibson

I have only been at Loreto for one year, it has been a wonderful year filled with great achievements, friends and fun. I loved all the sports that were available and was lucky enough to be picked for the Netball ‘Red Hawks’ team, Rugby Team, Swimming Galaand Gib Sports. I enjoyed the ‘We Care’ programme, It felt good to help others. Good luck to the other Year 7s. Thank you Mrs Robinsons and Loreto for a great start to my future journey! Hannah xxx

I’ve only been here in Loreto for three years but hey have been some of the best years of my life. I haven’t regretted a moment from the time I moved to the school. The most fun I have had during my time at Loreto must have been PGL trips or St Patrick’s Day. I cannot thank the teachers and staff enough for making it A wonderful experience.

Mihran Haider, Deputy Head Boy My time in Loreto has passed so quickly and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I will miss the school, the teachers and the great friends I have made here. I loved being part of the chess team and one of my proudest moments was when we won the inter-school chess tournament. Becoming Deputy Head Boy was amazing for me. Goodbye Loreto.

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Sofia Baglietto, House Captain St Joan’s

i’ve been here since I started school and I’ve enjoyed my time here. I think I’ve enjoyed the PGL and Austria trips because they were something different to what we usually do at school. Thank you and bye !!


I’m sad to have left Loreto but I am enjoying Bayside. I enjoyed lots of things at Loreto but the best was the trip to PGL in the UK. I miss maths as it was a lot easier at Loreto, I miss the school dinners as now we have none and I miss seeing lots of my friends. Loreto was a fun school. Thank you, Marcus.

Ashton Griffin

Rosie Isola, Deputy House Captain St Joan’s

Maria Lombard, Deputy House Captain, St Anne’s

I’m so glad I came to Loreto within the last two years. I have made some of my best friends ever and had so much fun with them all – I’m going to miss them so much. I have loads of good memories – thank you – I’ll miss Loreto.

Thank you so much Loreto for all the happy times I’ve had here. The teachers are great – thank you Mrs Robinson and Miss Garcia for helping me work hard. My favourite times here have been in Austria and being in the Gym Squad and I’m sure I will come back and visit. Thank you SOO much Loreto, I will miss you loads. Bye !!! xxx Rosie

I have been in Loreto all my life and it has been amazing. I will never forget the school and the teachers, especially Mrs Robinson and Miss Garcia. My last year in Loreto has been the best. It was an honour being Deputy House Captain of St Anne’s. I have loved all the school trips, especially PGL and Austria. I had so much fun on St Patrick’s Day and I wish the very best for future pupils at Loreto. I will miss you Loreto Maria xxx

Frankie Hernandez

Scarlet Jenkins

William Loojenga

I’ve been in Loreto for 9 years of my life and by far they have been the best. I have enjoyed PGL, Austria, St Patrick’s Day and Mission Day. I have had my ups and downs but overall it has been good. I will miss you Loreto.

I’m going to miss Loreto soooooo much- it has taught me loads and I have loved every second of it! Thanks to all the teachers and to all my friends! I wish it wasn’t my last year! Thank you for all the wonderful school trips and the visits to the stadium and all the Athletic opportunities! I love you Loreto Convent and I’ll never forget you xx

I have really enjoyed my time at Loreto and will miss you all. Emily x

Kavita Kochaar

Roisin McCarthy

I have been in Loreto for 9 years now and it has been great. I have learnt a lot over the years and made some good friends. The teachers have been brilliant and the trip to PGL was great fun. Being Librarian has been a big responsibility but it was fun giving the Mr Reader badges out. Year 7 was the best year and one that I will never forget. Good luck to the next Year 7’s.

Even though I have only been in Loreto for 2 years, I have really enjoyed my time here and I wish I had been here longer. I enjoyed PGL – it was an amazing experience. I will miss Loreto very much, including all the teachers and all my friends and I will have many happy memories. Thanks Loreto !!

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Melissa Hill

I have really loved Loreto - thank you Mrs Robinson, Mrs Napoli and all the wonderful staff at Loreto!

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The past two years of my life have been some of the greatest and have enjoyed every part of it. I’ve had some great experiences and made a lot of great friends. I’ve really enjoyed events like St Patrick’s Day, World Athletics Day, Sports Days and PGL. I just want to say thank you to all the teachers and staff for making it such a great experience. I will miss you lots Loreto,

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Emily Lawrance I am going to miss Loreto SOO much. I have been here for a total of 2 years. I played Goal Keeper in the St Philomena’s netball team on St Patrick’s Day, which was great fun! I loved the disco and I enjoyed going to the stadium on Wednesdays. I will miss everything about Loreto (even the teachers). I would like to thank all the teachers, but especially Miss Garcia, Mr Mosquera and Mrs Robinson for making my last year fun and enjoyable.

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Marcus Huxley

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Aerton Griffin, Deputy House Captain, St Philomena’s


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LEAVER -CLASS OF 2011 Conor McGibney

Hannah Payas

My proudest moment was getting 89% on my hardest test. My best friend is Mihran Haider, my favourite teacher is Mr Azopardi, and my favourite class is maths. PGL was the best thing that happened at Loreto Convent! This has been the best school I have ever been to and I am so sad that I have to leave. Goodbye Loreto, I hardly knew you.

My student years in Loreto have been wonderful. I have had lots of fun and great moments too, thanks to the teachers and staff – you have all been very special to me, thank you all. Lots of love from Hannah P xox

Max MacGiffen

Kira Pegg

McKenna Ryan

I’ve been at Loreto for about seven years now and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. PGL was great and I enjoyed playing football for St Joan’s on St Patrick’s Day. Thanks for everything Loreto. I’ll definitely miss you when I move on to Bayside. GO ST JOAN’S !!!

I know I've only been in Loreto for 2 months and in those 2 months I made lots of lovely friends and the teachers are really nice. It was great being in Loreto - I will miss you. Kira xx

My 3 years in Loreto have gone by so quickly. I will miss both teachers and students. Loreto has been like a second family to me. In Year 6 Austria and Year 7 PGL will be some of the most memorable times in Loreto. The friends I’ve made are life-long friends. I would like to thank all the teachers. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye. Thank you Loreto !!

Sofia Naughton-Rumbo

Ayesha Pervez

Rachel Soobiah, House Captain St Anne’s

I’ve been in this school for eleven years and have enjoyed every moment I’ve had. I loved going on School Trips, especially PGL. I also love playing netball, being in both the yellow and red hawks. It was also fun being in the school plays and watching the plays. I would also like to thank all the teachers I’ve had during my time here.

These eight years in Loreto Convent have been fantastic! I want to thank all the teachers for helping me throughout. What I loved the most about Loreto was the Austria Trip and Mission Day. I hope the next year sevens have a great time. I am going to miss you all!!

I’ve been at Loreto for 11 great years and each has been special in its’ own way. I’ve made so many friends and the teachers have always been really supportive of anything I’ve ever tried. I will really miss Loreto, but I’ll take wonderful memories from my time here. Thank you so much Loreto, I hope the boys and girls who take our places will enjoy their time here as much as I have!!!

William Newing

Jose Antonio Puertas Bautista

Antonio Sotillo Martin

I have only been here for a year but I wish it could have been longer! It was a great year that passed too quickly. I didn’t get to go to PGL but I would have loved to go. I have made a lot of friends and had lots of fun. I think it was a great year and the best school I’ve been to.

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I have liked every single day since I’ve come to Loreto and I’ve seriously enjoyed PGL and Austria and the swimming gala. St Patrick’s Day, Mission Day, Summer BBQs and the plays I liked and the teachers have been awesome! I will miss you Loreto THANK YOU!

Alexis Roache I have only been at Loreto for a short time but have loved every minute of my time here thank you Loreto and goodbye. Lexi xx

I’ve been in this school for 5 years and I’ve enjoyed everything, especially PGL and Austria. I also enjoyed Mission Day. I’ve made lots of friends and I will miss all the teachers. Bye Loreto, I will miss you!!!


I’ve been in Loreto 9 years and they have been the best years that I will ever live in school. PGL and Austria were really fun. This year the interschool football and basketball were fantastic. I want to thank the P.E teachers for picking me to play for Loreto and also thank you to all the teachers who have helped me to learn English.

I will miss Loreto. I wish I could have been here longer. This is the best school I have been to and I want it to continue because I have enjoyed it so much. Thank You. Adrian

Cameron Stafford

Ellie Walker I have had 10 wonderful years at Loreto making fantastic friends and having great teachers. PGL and Austria were amazing and I have thoroughly enjoyed participating in netball and swimming. I enjoyed my responsibility as prefect to Reception ad I will miss them all very much. Although I will miss Loreto loads, I am also looking forward to new opportunities at Westside. Thank you

Y E A R

My favourite memories from Loreto remind me firstly of the epic week we had in PGL , it was major fun. I also loved St Patricks day celebrations, along with mission day and the leaving play which was a bit emotional on our last day. There were also lots of fun times aside from these, the school play in year 6, the sports days, and I was proud to represent Loreto in Gibsport. To sum it up Loreto helped make these some of the best years of my life!!

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Adrian Viciano L O R E T O

Marios Souris

Jamie Stone

B O O K

The four years I have been here have been some of the best years in my life. I have made some really good best friends which I hope I will see after Loreto and will stay as my friends forever. I thoroughly enjoyed PGL and Austria.

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Zack Triay, House Captain St Catherine’s Loreto is the best school. I have been here for 4 amazing years. I enjoyed years 6 & 7 the most because of Austria and PGL. I loved being House Captain of St Catherine’s WHICH RULES. I will miss everyone in Loreto and I will be looking forward to seeing you when I’m in Year 8. St Catherine’s Rule and bye.

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Kedhlow IT support extra ordinaire!

“Our School, a model of co-existence”

Thanks for our new system.

Diario Area

 

Special thanks to the Friends of Loreto for their ongoing support!!

WELL DONE TO OUR HOUSE CAPTAINS AND PREFECTS THANK YOU TO THE LORETO YEAR BOOK SPONSORS

Thanks to all our teachers for collaborating on the yearbook.

Many thanks to Loreto Convent School for this wonderful year´s course. Mental Health Sotogrande - Child Psychiarty / Psychology - Play therapy -Family therapy - Couples therapy - Individual Treatment for adults Bilingual Centre Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro : 956 796 752 consulta@ahallin.com

Well done Parodytur another year of great bus service.


Loreto Convent Yearbook 2010/2011 13 Europa Road Gibraltar Telephone : +350 200 75781 Fax: +350 200 44889 Headteacher: Mrs Louise Napoli MA (Cantab.) lnapoli@loreto.gi Email: admin@loreto.gi

LORETO CONVENT GIBRALTAR YEAR BOOK  

schhol year book 2010 -2011

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