Each year the Loreto Schools of Australia Committe (LSAC) organises a 4 day exchange for Year 10 students in our six Loreto secondary schools. The 2017 program was held from March 7 to 10 and the girls’ recounts below are evidence of its success.
Meeting my “Sister”
“The excitement had been building for many weeks, from chatting online to finally meeting face to face. Walking out to the front drive to meet the Coorparoo girls played in slow motion in my mind, their faces lighting up and their smiles radiating. Looking across to the other hosting sisters to see their smiles and eyes lighting up was a really sweet moment. My sister and I connected immediately, she is someone I will cherish and talk to for many years to come.”
“We were all extremely eager to walk across Sydney’s most iconic landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We left after lunch and walked through Kirribilli to get to the bridge. Once we walked up the stairs, the view was absolutely breathtaking. Even though many of our visitors had been to Sydney before this view will always be stunning. Mr Bain set a fairly fast pace, as we had so much to see in a short time. One of the best moments was when we bumped into the Loreto Toorak and Loreto Marryatville girls, hosted by Loreto Normanhurst. It was quite incredible to see all six Loreto schools as a collective in the one place, brought together through Mary Ward.”
“It was very sad to say goodbye to our “sisters” after a very enjoyable and full week. We started our farewell by our last gathering at the Mary Ward statue. We all shared our favourite parts of the week. After recess, it was time for them to say goodbye. We all took some final photos and sent our big wishes as they were off to the airport. Some tears were shed, just showing how close we all had become as a group in the 4 days we had together. I know all of us really enjoyed the experience and saying goodbye was very hard. Many said they wished it went for a few more days, but everything we did went perfectly and we wouldn’t have done anything differently.”
Chloe Bulloch, Evangeline Butler, Annabelle Dadich, Milly Glascott, Charlotte Kearney, Marielle Lemieux, Fiona Mainsbridge, Kate Melluish, Sarah Sindone, Gabi Tan, Emma Scroope and Zoe Kerr