Our Student Leaders

A Message from our Junior and Senior School Captains 2023

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Message from the Captain of the Senior School

Since the establishment of Loreto Kirribilli in 1908, our school has been dedicated to the education and empowerment of young women.

Guided by the values of Justice, Sincerity, Verity, Felicity and Freedom of Spirit, Loreto Kirribilli students are equipped for the future and inspired to be their best selves and make a difference in the world.

Since I joined Loreto Kirribilli in Year 5, I have been in awe of the school's spirit. Our school community supports and celebrates every student’s individual gifts and area of interest. Whether it be music, drama, art, robotics, debating or sport, Loreto Kirribilli enthusiastically supports all students.

At Loreto Kirribilli, the support of each student is of utmost importance, and this support is achieved through our school’s pastoral support structure, an extensive network of people each girl can reach out to. Our school provides the ‘Big Sister, Little Sister’ program allocating each Year 7 student with a Year 10 buddy, an Academic Coach, Year Wellbeing Coordinator and House Academic Care Coordinator, all of whom are dedicated to making the Loreto experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

What makes Loreto Kirribilli so special is our rich, inspiring history, being one school in a part of a much bigger network of the IBVM. Our foundress Mary Ward had the vision ‘that women in time to come will do much’, and spent her life advocating for women’s right to education. This goal continues to be evident in everything Loreto Kirribilli students do, as we are provided with a well-rounded education and many avenues to explore our interests.

In the year of Justice, we are celebrating and continuing Mary Ward’s mission to bring about justice in our world. We are incredibly fortunate at Loreto Kirribilli to be provided with such an amazing education, so in the year of Justice, we hope students use this gift to bring about justice for others as well. Through awareness and advocacy, we hope to encourage every student will engage with this value and find ways to bring about justice in the world.

I feel incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead as School Captain this year, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities offered to me by Loreto Kirribilli. I love this school, and I’m so excited to inspire a new generation of Loreto students.


Senior School Captain


Message from the Junior School Captain

Loreto Kirribilli is a school where we live and believe in the five key values of Freedom, Justice, Sincerity, Verity and Felicity. Inspired by our founders, Mary Ward and Mother Gonzaga Barry, we strive to conduct ourselves as they did, always with the above principles in mind. Each year we focus on one value, and 2023 is the year we are focusing on Justice.

What do these values mean to a student in the Junior School? We believe that every single one of us, from Kindergarten to Year 6, in our own small way each day, can contribute to this value of Justice. If we see or hear something that we know is not right, let us have the courage to speak up about it. Let us be brave and say what we know in our hearts is true. We need to strive to be just and kind, and to give voice to what others may be thinking but are too afraid to say. This may be simply noticing someone who is looking sad and left out in the playground and asking them to join in. As the song goes , “From little things, big things grow”, and in the same way, as we live and practise these values in the playground, hopefully we will carry these on into our adult lives too. These small acts each day can not only influence the way other people act but can influence the entire school community. Our 2023 school value mascot this year, Joy the Justice Jellyfish, is another symbol to remind us to be just in our actions every single day.

The kindness, and support for each other, as well as laughter that can be heard every day in the hallways and playgrounds, has helped to create a special school community. There is freedom of thought, with our teachers encouraging us to not only do our best, but to not be afraid to try and fail. There is freedom in that whatever activities we would like to try, even if it is out of our comfort zone, we are encouraged to do so. There is so much to be involved in at Loreto Kirribilli, from sport to music and drama.

I am inspired by the teachers and Senior Loreto girls that have come before us. This year, along with Molly Mattock, the staff leadership team, and the whole of Year 6, we can influence the younger girls of Loreto Kirribilli Junior School in a positive way. We will strive to inspire them to treat each other with kindness, fairness, respect, and empathy in 2023. I hope that they also feel the same sense of excitement that I did when I started at Loreto Kirribilli, as they begin their journey to becoming young women that Mary Ward and Mother Gonzaga Barry would be proud of.

I wish you all the best for a 2023 filled with happiness.

Junior School Captain