The Mary Ward Circle Program (modeled from Lean in Circles) is offered to Year 10 and 11 students to provide the opportunity to participate in workshops that aim to:
- Build leadership capacity in your daughter to lead and thrive as a rising young woman of influence
- Understand how to spot biased behaviours in the workplace and in the world today
- Create and realise your daughter’s own ideas around what works for women
- Learn some practical takeaways to deal with the challenges of speaking up and being heard
- Explore ways to initiate and lead others
The program will be facilitated by Gillian Fox, a recognised leadership developer who works with senior executives and leadership teams across Australia and the Asia Pacific. Gillian has held senior executive roles at Australian media giants News Corp and Pacific Magazines and will offer great wisdom, skills and passion to our girls. Further information about Gillian can be found here.
In line with Loreto Kirribilli’s Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018 and our new pastoral structure this semester; we are reviewing the senior school leadership organisation with the aim of clarifying role descriptions and creating a more dynamic, effective leadership structure to better serve the school community into 2018 and beyond.
The Loreto Kirribilli student leadership structure will:
- have within it positions that are relevant to our school context in their nature and responsibilities.
- provide authentic leadership opportunities and training for leadership in a diverse range of positions.
- contribute in an active way to the vigorous belief of Loreto schools in the capacity and responsibility of women to contribute significantly to society and to the Church.
The process will include a survey of parents and students in the coming weeks followed by a student and parent focus group. A teacher focus group will also meet weekly. If you would like further information or have suggestions for our Student Leadership structure and purpose please email me.
Pope Francis has declared 8 February 2017 to be the world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking. He chose this day because it is the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of Sudan and victims of slavery. Josephine Bakhita was kidnapped as a child from Africa and sold into slavery in the Sudan and in Italy before being freed and becoming a Canossian Sister. The United Nations estimates that today one in every three victims of trafficking is a child. Find out more about the campaign here.
Sharon O’Keeffe (Ms)
Director of Mission