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Message from our

Head of Junior School

Welcome to Loreto Kirribilli, a Catholic learning community filled with joy and hope.


Loreto Kirribilli is a Catholic learning community full of joy and hope. From the moment our students enter Kindergarten, we foster their innate sense of curiosity, wonder and enthusiasm.

We provide our students with opportunities to explore our core values: verity, justice, sincerity, felicity, and freedom of mind and spirit. In an atmosphere of mutual respect and within a culture of gratitude, our students learn how to live these values and be positive agents for change.

A dynamic and rich curriculum ensures all our students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are engaged, supported and challenged. Our learning programs are tailored to meet the needs of every students, to foster their imagination and creativity, and help them to develop a love of learning. We take a holistic approach to education, nurturing and developing the whole child; personal, social, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual.

We are blessed with the quality of our teaching staff, and their commitment to professional excellence. Each student is encouraged to strive for their personal best, enabling them to reach their full potential. Our teachers, along with our students, are life-long learners who are collaborative, creative, critical thinkers.

Our Positive Education program aims to build our Character Strengths, fostering gratitude and kindness. A major priority within our school is to develop faith and a Catholic worldview through the spiritual element of the girls’ education. Liturgies, School Masses and daily prayer, combined with our Sacramental and Religious Education Programs, weave together the fabric of this wonderful Loreto Kirribilli community of faith.

Enhancing our curriculum is a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. These include Chess Club, Code Club, Dance, Taekwondo, Choirs, Ensembles, Double Dutch Skipping, Debating and Speech and Drama. The girls also participate in Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming and Athletic Carnivals, Netball, Hockey, Cricket and Softball. Excursions, camps and special events create valuable learning experiences for the girls as we seek to continually extend their boundaries and enrich their education.

Grounded by our Catholic faith and long-held Loreto traditions, Loreto Kirribilli is a warm, welcoming school with extraordinary spirit. I am blessed to be part of this wonderful community.

Mrs Sharon Portlock
Head of Junior School