Loreto Kirribilli is a Catholic school community giving witness to the gospel and founded on faith in Jesus Christ. Our school was established on Carabella Street, Kirribilli, in 1908 and proudly continues the journey begun over 400 years ago by our founder, Mary Ward and continued here in Australia by the Loreto Sisters and their companions since 1875. 

As Principal of Loreto Kirribilli, it is a privilege to lead a learning community where positive relationships flourish, the dignity and rights of all are respected and where joy and hope are hallmarks. At the heart of this are the values we hold dear: verity, justice, sincerity, felicity, freedom of mind and spirit. Our goal is to embed these values in our students to help them develop as confident, well educated, socially responsible women willing to make a positive impact in our rapidly changing world. In response, we expect our girls to play a pivotal role as leaders with the capacity to collaborate with others to shape the future.

The rapid pace of change and the continual emergence of new technologies have transformed the way students learn, making today such an exciting and challenging time for education. At Loreto Kirribilli we embrace the opportunities to continuously learn how best to respond to the learning needs of our students. We have a wonderful learning culture with an expectation that excellence is embedded into each and every classroom, and in all learning experiences. Our ideal is that each child is engaged, supported and challenged, promoting curiosity and a love of learning. Our students’ intellectual, personal and spiritual growth is our priority as we assist every student to embrace a growth mindset and realise personal success.

We believe that a Loreto education should, and does, offer “something more”. This something more focuses on developing learners who are highly successful, joyful and spirited, curious and reflective and who are inspired to use their gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity. Our students and graduates are a testament to the success of this ideal.

Mrs Anna Dickinson