Each student belongs to one of four Houses – Barry, Mornane, Mulhall or Ward. School sport, Arts festivals, fundraising and many other activities are organised through this House system. Each of the Houses is named after a Loreto sister of significance:
Mother Gonzaga Barry
Mother Gonzaga Barry led the first group of Irish Loreto sisters to Australia in 1875. She began the first Loreto school in Australia here in Ballarat and she went on to establish other schools in other states of the country.
Please refer to information on Mother Gonzage Barry (pdf)
Mother Stanislaus Mornane
Mother Stanislaus Mornane was the first Australian ex-student to be join the Loreto Order. She taught and worked mainly in Sydney and is buried at Loreto Normanhurst.
Please refer to information on Mother Stanislaus Mornane (pdf)
Mother Stanislaus Mulhall
Mother Stanislaus Mulhall arrived in Australia in 1897 and taught at Mary’s mount, establishing an orchestra here. She went on to become the leader of the Australian Loreto sisters.
Please refer to information on Mother Stanislaus Mulhall (pdf)
Mary Ward is the founder of the IBVM. Born in England in 1585, she started many schools in Europe and England.
Please refer to information on Mary Ward (pdf)
The Mentor Groups within each House are central to Student Well-being. The Mentor Group teacher should be the first point of contact for all communication between home and school. The Mentor Group arrangement is designed to allow students and their parents the continuity of a Mentor Teacher for more than one year (wherever possible) as a communication point for the discussion of student’s overall progress with their families.