Loreto Kirribilli strives to prepare young women both academically and for life after school, through Loreto’s core values of verity, felicity, freedom, sincerity and justice. As part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools, seven of which are in Australia, these core values guide everything we do here at Loreto; in social justice initiatives, community events and our faith lives.
Since my commencement at the school in Year 7, the focus on student wellbeing at Loreto Kirribilli has been a defining factor in my school life. Loreto Kirribilli has a strong focus on support and connections between year groups and has many programs in place to ensure this support is offered to girls in all years. Upon commencement in Year 7, every student is allocated a ‘big sister’ buddy in Year 10 and a ‘Circle Class’ within their house group, which fosters relationships between girls of all ages.
For me, the spirit of Loreto Kirribilli girls is what makes life at Loreto so special. Whether through school traditions like the annual ‘Water Ballet’, House Choir and House Dance, and Interhouse Debating, or costumes and deafening cheers at sports carnivals, Loreto Kirribilli girls are incredibly spirited in everything they do. This spirit makes it a joy for me to come to school every day.
Inspired by Mary Ward, Loreto Kirribilli fosters the growth of young women who are ‘seekers of truth and doers of justice’. A Loreto Kirribilli girl is selfless, passionate about social justice, gracious, compassionate and conscientious. As a Catholic school, Loreto Kirribilli nurtures faith-filled young women to push themselves both inside and outside of the classroom, and to ‘leave behind them something on which others may build’.
Our school values the development of every student, and this is demonstrated through commitment to ensuring that each girl works to the best of her ability in the classroom. However, as well as this, Loreto has a strong focus on student growth in a wide range of areas and offers a large variety of extra-curricular activities. These cater for an extensive range of interests including sports, music, drama, debating, STEM programs and Duke of Edinburgh. Participating in these activities is one of my favourite parts of life at Loreto Kirribilli.
It is truly an honour to be undertaking the role of School Captain this year, as I have loved my time at this school and look forward to being able to give back to the wider school community. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that Loreto Kirribilli has offered to me and I am, and always will be, proud to call myself a Loreto girl.