Diverse academic program
Year 8 is a consolidation year for students at Loreto College. The Year 8 program includes a diverse academic program as well as a dedicated series of programs and events. The students have learned how a Loreto Girl should behave; they know their way confidently around the College and they know the high expectations of a Loreto student.
Our Year 8 classes are mixed ability groups of approximately 26 students; and the girls have many leadership opportunities presented to them including:
- Junior House Captains
- Arts captains and Sports Captains
Students elected to these leadership roles have the opportunity to lead assemblies, meetings, choirs and cheer-squads at co-curricular House sports and events!
Some of the Year 8 activities at Loreto College include:
- Medieval Day – This is traditionally held at Kryal Castle. The students wear full costume and study how people lived in Medieval times. The students have the opportunity to learn archery, armoury, jousting, medicine witchcraft, the feudal system and much more.
- Camps at Nowhere Creek – The annual camp under canvas is held at our own Loreto College Environmental campus in the Pyrenees ranges. Students actively participate in teamwork activities, learning to use their initiative; and learn to use Trangia stoves and a range of camping equipment.
- Retreats – student retreats are held annually.
- Guest Speakers and Performers – We have a range of guest speakers and performers throughout the year, including within Year 8 subjects of Health, PE, Drama, Music as well as several specific well-being and cyber safety presentations.
- Combined Loreto and St Patrick’s College Health Day – Students from both schools join together and are led through specific activities that are based on The ‘Six Life Senses’ – a Beyond Blue program that helps adolescents understand themselves and those around them.