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. This was never more evident than in our response to the pandemic which impacted all our lives in recent times. Our teaching staff worked tirelessly to engage, support and challenge our girls; promoting their curiosity, their love of learning and building their confidence to be successful learners. Our staff showed amazing resilience with their ability to adapt to circumstances such as lockdown and remote online learning. Their commitment to excellence was unwavering despite the challenges placed before them. During this period our girls continued to succeed through their hard work, their own resilience and wisdom in taking every opportunity offered to them to improve their individual performances and for their determination to achieve.
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