Loyola is a co-educational senior high school inspiring Year 11 and 12 students to be men and women in service for others and work for the greater good of all.
As part of the International Network of Jesuit schools Loyola seeks to follow the Ignatian way in our daily school life. The Ignatian way is built around educating the whole person and developing a young adult’s competence, compassion and conscience to prepare them to go out into the world.
We offer multiple learning pathways so that we can meet the needs and interests of our senior students and provide them with the opportunity to achieve multiple qualifications on school completion. Loyola Senior High School provide courses that lead to HSC as well as subjects and programs that will entitle students to also receive an ATAR; trade qualifications; the option to complete pre-university courses and specialised learning, support and enrichment programs.
Educating learners in ways far beyond academics
Loyola, is not merely concerned with students ‘getting a good HSC’, Our focus is the full life-long development of the students entrusted to us. We are concerned very much with what type of person we will become. It is why what goes on beyond the classroom is also as important as what transpires within it. How we relate to others, how we cope with our circumstances, how we deal with our problems and even, from time to time, our tragedies are all important moments of caring, learning and growth.
At Loyola, we help our students to be prepared for life after school by providing an adult learning environment. Our teachers and staff undertake professional learning to best support students with their development into independent young adults.
Catholic Trade Training Centre
The Loyola Catholic Trade Training Centre (CTTC) offers Year 11 and 12 students the chance to combine vocational training with academic subjects to complete both their HSC and a traineeship or first year of an apprenticeship. Students are trained using state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that they receive industry-standard trade training. The trade areas include:
University access and careers advice
Our on-site University Hub assists students with identifying and exploring university access . This includes Australian Catholic University (ACU) Links courses such as the ‘Step up into Teaching’ pre-University program, university mentoring programs, university entrance programs, enrichment seminars and lectures. Our Careers Advisor support students with career advice and information.
Alternative study program
Our Nicholas Owen SJ Program is open for enrolment to selected Year 11 students who, in the first instance, do not wish to complete Year 12 study but need to obtain additional skills and training before commencing their search for employment or an apprenticeship.
Learning enrichment opportunities
The Learning Enrichment Team at Loyola Senior High School is a resource for the whole school, and supports the varying learning needs of students across the curriculum. Do you have learning difficulties? Do you need special provisions? Or maybe you just need some help? Our learning enrichment opportunities include the continuation of acceleration programs commenced in Year 10, extension level HSC Board of Studies courses, HSC enrichment workshops, Saturday morning enrichment, study period and tutor group tutorials, literacy skills program and homework club.
Our student counsellor provides confidential support to our students with counselling needs related to learning enrichment and student welfare.
Nurturing Our Faith
The Loyola community is built upon the belief that Jesus is at the heart of our life and locale. We are committed to preparing our students for active participation in the Holy Family parish community through the experience of creative and prayerful liturgies. Prayer also forms an important part of community life at Loyola Senior High School with each day commencing with a prayer. We celebrate our faith in many ways throughout the school year, including:
Commitment to social justice
A key component of Jesuit and ignatian philosophy is that students will venture into the world at large with the desire to serve others and with a sense of commitment to making a difference to the world Loyola Senior High students make a difference through our Faith Serving Others program, assembling food hampers for the poor, the Diocesan Project Compassion appeal, Young Christian Students (YCS) and St Vincent De Paul Society groups as well as participating in the Australian Jesuit Schools immersion visit to Timor Leste.
Activities to develop talents and pursue passions
The interests and talents of students are nurtured in a wide variety of activities including:
Student leadership opportunities
Students have many leadership opportunities whilst at Loyola, including Student Representative Council where, each year, up to 16 students are elected to represent their fellow students. The aims of the Council are to promote, encourage and facilitate student involvement in the school and enrich the school community. The Council provides a forum for students to express themselves and also raises money for approved student activities.
State-of-the-art facilities in a convenient location
Loyola Senior High School, a member of the Christ Catholic College Community of Schools, is located in the heart of Mount Druitt at a convenient distance from Mount Druitt Hospital, TAFE NSW - Mount Druitt College, Westfield Shoppingtown, Rooty Hill RSL Club and Mount Druitt Station.
Learning takes place in state-of-the-art facilities and Loyola Senior High School has a well-resourced, modern library, open weekdays from 8.00 am - 3.00 pm, with over 10,000 books, video, audio and digital resources, electronic databases and computer catalogues. The library support both academic and recreational needs of students and the wider community.
The icing on the cake is La Cova, our school cafe run by our hospitality students. Open five days a week from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, students can purchase breakfast and lunch and use this comfortable space during study lessons as a quiet study area.
Want to learn more and become part of the Loyola community?
Contact us at Loyola Senior High School to find out how to enrol and discover the many benefits of joining the Loyola community.