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Dr Miriam Rose Attends The Loreto Assembly

As part of Reconciliation Week, we were fortunate to meet and hear from Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AM at our whole school assembly. Our assembly referenced our Loreto value of the year, Freedom, and our symbol, the Freedom Kite, and how we all, like Bunjil, should be free to soar and flourish in life. Reconciliation…

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The Metamorphosis Program

A great story in the Courier last week on the Metamorphosis Program held here at Loreto College. The month-long program, developed by our Arts faculty Leader, Ms Stephanie Greet and Mr Marco Jovanovic (a National Institute of Dramatic Art trainer and creative) was designed to help break barriers and rebuild confidence. The program saw many…

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Be Brave. Make Change!

Today we mark National Sorry Day following the landmark 1997 Bringing Them Home report. We continue to remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families, communities and cultural identity. On this significant day for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, we recognise their strength…

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Loreto Athletes Bring Home Gold

When Ms Baird gets this excited…we know it’s a fabulous result!! On Friday our athletics team competed in the Secondary Catholic Sports Association State Championships in Melbourne and Loreto College Ballarat took out the overall win!! With a convincing 55 point overall lead, Loreto Ballarat took out the Junior and Senior Sections and were runner-up…

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Riding for Rare Ovarian Cancer Research

Congratulations to Gemma Foord and Hannah Armstrong (both Class of 2016) have recently completed a bike ride from Canberra to Melbourne together with a team of 12 cyclists with the aim of raising funds for research into rare ovarian cancer. Gemma and Hannah raised over $5000 for the cause, with the ride collectively raising over…

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Loreto College joined the movement to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, by celebrating IDAHOBIT Day – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia. 31 years ago – on May 17, 1990 – the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. This day is…

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$2600 Raised for 4EK!

What a fabulous effort by the Senate and all students and staff to raise $2600 for 4EK in one day! The funds were raised through merchandise sales (lots and lots of 4EK ribbons!), bake sale, sausage sizzle and donations from our Loreto community on our annual Run/Walk 4EK Day! The Senate shared that they could…

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Today was our annual 4EK run along Lake Wendouree which continues to raise Meningococcal awareness in memory of Emma-Kate (Class of 2016). With a great lead up led by our Senate, there was plenty of purple around the school today, showing incredible student and staff support for the day. After hearing from Emma-Kate’s beautiful mum…

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Lana Dodd – Now a State Champion!

We share some great news on Year 12 rower, Lana Dodd, who was successful in selection in the Victorian Schoolgirl Eight during the school holidays. Lana rowed in Canberra on Lake Burley-Griffin in the Interstate 8 regatta over the past weekend. Lana and eight other girls from across Victoria raced against Eight boats from other…

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Rostrum Voice of Youth 2022

Sunday was a wonderful experience for our public speaking students. We had ten junior and four senior students participate in the Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition. It was a highly competitive day with schools from around Ballarat coming again to Loreto to participate. Laine Ballinger, Eliza Dodd, Olive Lanyon and Jemima Knobel won…