Head of House – Mulhall

The girls of Mulhall House have embraced the year with wonderful enthusiasm, led by our warm and committed Captain Katie Beer and her great Year 12 team.  For the annual Music Festival, they joined together to learn the song Keep Holding On under the baton of Kirsten Wright and gave a wonderful performance on the night. Together they continue to build a strong sense of community in their Tutor Groups where there is a true sense of belonging. This spirit was on display at the Athletic Carnival where the girls sat together as a red band all day: cheering and supporting their fellow students.

The focus for this term is generosity – what we can do and give.

Our parents and grandparents taught us that  ‘it is better to give than receive’.

In Mulhall House we are seeking to put these words into actions:  generosity in our thinking, our relationships, in our doing and giving.

Generosity is such a protective factor for our young people.  Helping others is so good for our own mental health as well as the benefit it gives to the one who needs the help.  Mulhall House really appreciates the support of our families in encouraging the girls to knit for Wrapped with Love, bring in food for the House of Welcome, hygiene items for the Day of The Girl, and outgrown football boots for students in Oecusse, East Timor.  

One of the true joys of Loreto is the genuine commitment to social justice: not only charity but being aware, learning to think critically and so becoming agents of change and people of generosity. 

Mulhall House is supported by a fantastic group of teachers. Their daily interactions and shared joy are at the heart of this wonderful community within a community.  My thanks to them for their care, challenge and support of the girls. 

 

Ms Janet Stacey

 Head of Mulhall House