A warm welcome to the Loreto Kirribilli website. In the pages of this website you will read much about our school: its history and charism, our curricular and co-curricular offerings and about the various groups who are part of our wider school community.
Our philosophy at Loreto Kirribilli draws not only on the Gospels but also on the words of our founder, Mary Ward. Mary's message was brought to Australia in 1875 by Mother Gonzaga Barry. Their vision is conveyed in the Loreto Schools' Mission Statement which asserts that "Loreto schools offer a Catholic education which liberates, empowers and motivates students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in loving and responsible service."
Mother Gonzaga Barry believed that what the world needs "is a wise, lovable and well educated woman". At Loreto we work hard to give our students the opportunities to develop as intelligent, confident, wise and lovable young women, with a strong sense of social responsibility. This is evidenced in the outstanding achievements of our girls, not only academically but in the vast array of extra curricular pursuits in which they enthusiastically engage.
Mary Ward wrote "...women also should and can provide something more than ordinary in the face of the common need." At Loreto, we strive to provide an education with "something more". I hope that you will take the opportunity to look at the photographs and images throughout this website and particularly in the photo gallery. The faces of these beautiful girls will tell you something about Loreto Kirribilli which words cannot adequately describe: our sense of joy and spirit. We call it Felicity.
Janet Freeman (Ms)