Leadership at Loreto
Term Three is characterised by solid teaching and learning, subject selections, cold and flu, Trial HSC examinations, HSC practical examinations, and of course the Student Leadership Program. Of these, the Student Leadership Program brings equal measures of joy and apprehension. There is a natural trepidation that comes with owning up to our God-given talents but there is nothing more natural than putting them into practice.
Our Student Leadership Manual beautifully expresses why we hold dear the experience of leadership. “Because of their vigorous belief in the capacity and responsibility of women to contribute significantly to society and to the church, Loreto schools are committed to the development of the leadership potential of each student. In this commitment, Loreto takes its inspiration in the first instance from Jesus himself, who modeled leadership through compassionate service, the gift of self for others and the challenging of unjust structures. We also draw on the rich example of Mary Ward, Gonzaga Barry and many other great people within the Loreto tradition in providing inspiration for the commitment to ensure that Loreto students ‘will in time come to do much’”.
The privilege of an education that offers such opportunities is never lost on the teachers and surely not on the parents of our young women. It begs the question: what will our Loreto-educated students make of their years of instruction and all its accompaniments?
Last Wednesday Year 11 gathered in Periods 3-6 to commence their leadership process which culminates with the election of our new student leaders for Term 4 into 2017.
Form Meetings for Years 9, and 10 last week were also dedicated to the theoretical and philosophical aspects of leadership. Students have also been informed of the roles available and encouraged to take that great risk and apply. The more practical aspects of leadership development are also explored with interactive seminars for Years 9 and 10, and a Student Leaders’ Retreat for the elected Year 11s in Term 4.
Semester 2 Student Representatives
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Due to the impending Leadership process for Year 11 students, the student representatives of Year 11 remain unchanged. Congratulations to the newly elected representatives in Year 7-10 and we offer you our prayers and support for a productive and enjoyable Semester of leadership.
Year 9 M4J
A HUGE thank you to Year 9 for updating the student body on the Loreto work in Gar-uai, Timor Leste. Year 9 have been very proactive and passionate in the IBVM’s work with a bake sale in Week 2 raising a further $1437.80.
Saint Ignatius suggests the following prayer that may express what you want to say to God.
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You gave it all to me; to you, Lord, I give it all back. All is yours, dispose of it entirely according to your will. Give me the grace to love you, for that is enough for me. Wishing you each a wonderful week.
Sharon O’Keeffe (Ms)
Director of Mission (K-12)