From Ms Michelle Brodrick
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Loreto College, Ballarat. I am honoured and excited to be continuing in the footsteps of many strong and inspirational women who have had the privilege of being the Principal of this wonderful College.
Loreto College has established itself as a leading Catholic school for girls. It enables its students to develop in self-confidence, creativity and courage and fosters a compassionate and generous spirit that affirms the dignity of all. A Loreto education caters for the development of the students' intellectual, spiritual and personal growth. Our education aims to empower our young people to be active citizens in the world; to be future-ready and develop skills in collaboration, critical and creative thinking, communication and agency.
At the core of the charism of Mary Ward, which extends over 400 years, is the recognition that education should meet the needs of the time. Never has there been a better time for girls to be in an all-girls environment that fosters a spirit to lead and make a difference. At Loreto College we provide opportunities that nurture an authentic Catholic faith. Our students are open to experience God’s grace and reflect on sacred moments in their everyday lives, establishing a foundation that anchors them throughout adulthood.
Our College has seen many changes in its one hundred and forty-five year history since Mother Gonzaga Barry first established Loreto in 1875. Through the years it has retained the ‘Loreto spirit’ which our students, staff and community are so proud of. The College is now entering a period of growth as the Ballarat region increases in population and the demand for a Loreto education continues to grow. We look forward to sharing our exciting plans for the future.