Loreto Kirribilli is defined by the values of Felicity, Verity, Sincerity, Freedom and Justice. Inspired by these values and our foundress Mary Ward, Loreto Kirribilli girls are called to be ‘women of the future’. Our education fosters not only academic growth, but teaches us that as Loreto women, we have the responsibility to make this world a better place.
Loreto Kirribilli is part of a worldwide network of IBVM schools, seven of which are located in Australia. Not only do we receive the gift of an excellent education but, through Loreto Kirribilli, we are provided with a pathway into life filled with endless opportunities and connections.
Since commencing at Loreto Kirribilli in Year 7, I have been grateful for the incredible community spirit present in every aspect of school life and believe this to be one of the most special parts of my schooling.
There are so many traditions such as our annual Music Festival and Water Ballet competition, which demonstrate the spirit in our Loreto Kirribilli community. Whether it be through singing the school song at assemblies or cheering for your House at sports carnivals, the Loreto Kirribilli spirit is unlike any other.
There is also a strong emphasis on student wellbeing. Each girl has an extensive network of support including personal academic coaches, Year Wellbeing Coordinators and House Academic Care Coordinators. As a student, having all these avenues to seek help makes school life so much easier as we know there is always someone to talk to. We also have a Big-Sister Little-Sister mentoring program which allows younger girls to have their own student mentor and develops coaching and mentoring skills in senior girls.
Academically, our school equips girls with the skills they will need for the future with a focus on communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Loreto Kirribilli has the most incredible team of teachers who support their students not only academically but develop our knowledge beyond the classroom. Each student is given the freedom to focus on whatever inspires them and are supported by the teachers to grow and develop.
Our school encourages each girl to express, build upon and discover their individual gifts. This is done through the existence of countless extra-curricular activities which are open to every student. From debating to rowing to robotics, there is something for each student to experience. This sharing of each other’s individual talents brings ‘Felicity’ to life.
As School Captain, it is my absolute pleasure to lead the student body in this year of Felicity. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to this school which I love so much and inspire a new generation of Loreto Kirribilli girls to let their inner gifts shine.