Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

 Student Council 2016-2017

Over the past two weeks, our Year 11 students have been discerning the process of leadership at our school. They were invited to nominate themselves for the various positions on the Student Council. As part of the process, they reflected deeply on leadership at Loreto, the meaning of our Loreto values to them and their particular contribution to the Loreto community.

On Wednesday, it was with great excitement and joy that the existing Student Council congratulated and welcomed the members of the new Student Council. We wish them well for the journey of leading our beautiful school for the next term of office. Year 11 will be voting for their House Councils next term which will provide additional opportunities for leadership. 


School Captain

Annie Clarke

School Vice-Captain

Tatendaishe Mwanza

Boarding Captain

Abigail Downes      

Boarding Vice-Captain

Sophie Dent   



Extra-curricular Captains


Academic Activities

Niamh Condon


Philippa Rich

Creative Arts  

Maddison Maguire


Marissa Hussein


Grace Reid

Performing Arts

Kelsey Meharg

Social Justice

Cara Fagan


Emily Doyle



House Captains



Ysabel Say


Georgia Pauling


Kate Coffey


Madeline Viney


Elizabeth Anderson


Sarah Playford


Abigail Jones


Meg Conlon


Loreto Week

Last week the Student Council of 2016 alongside the Bursary Committee conducted ‘Loreto Week’. In the hope to spread Felicity, the value for this year, the week aimed to achieve the Student Councils’ four main goals which were established in Term 4, 2015. Through the un-ending support from dedicated teachers and encouraging peers (both Primary and Secondary) the week has been fun-packed and highly energetic which, we are glad to say has achieved our main goals of increasing school pride, a sense of self-acceptance, building greater relationships and promoting an inclusive environment.

 ‘Loreto Week’ has been a great success in both the promotion of the value of felicity as well as increasing Loreto’s inclusive environment and building relationships within our community.


Angelique Nelis

School Captain


Conversations this Week

Year 7-12

Voted for House captains in House areas


Upcoming Events

Athletics Carnival

Wednesday 20 July

Year 10 Dinner Dance at the Epping Club

Friday 22 July – at school till 12.35pm.

SRC Training Afternoon

26 July

Year 9 preparation for their upcoming trip to Far North Queensland.

Term 3 Week 1 and 2 – depart Sunday 31 July

Year 12 Trials

28 July – 15 August


Parent Webinars:

Please find the details of some parent webinars that may be of interest for your respective parent groups. Links and information provided.

 Parent Webinar – 6 – Building body confident kids

  • Event details can be found  here.

Parent Webinar – 7 – Developing Resilience in Your Child Helping your child to Bounce Back!

  • Event details can be found  here.

Parent Webinar – 5 – Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs 2016: How much influence do parents really have?

  • Event details can be found  here.

Please note – Parents do not need to register. Just turn up.

  • The presentation URL  – Just follow this link 5 minutes before start time
  • It will be held on Wednesday Aug 17th 2016
    • 7:45 PM EDST –  ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC, QLD
    • 15 PM EDST –  SA,NT
    • 5:45 PM EDST – WA

“This conference uses the ZOOM webinar service. All you need is an internet connected computer with speakers (or a headset). Just follow the presentation URL at the advertised time. A small plugin will install the first time you use the program. In webinar mode you won’t require a microphone as interaction with the presenter occurs through a Q & A chat window. We encourage you to be interactive and ask questions important to you. The event will be recorded and a link made available for those who can’t make it on the night”

 ZOOM Basics can be  found here.


When Friendship is Hard!

For some strategies – see the attached flyer.  Things I can try when friendship feels hard

Have a relaxing time with your daughter over the holidays. Try and find some alone time with her, going to a café, a walk or just spending time together on the couch.


Stay safe

Mrs Elsa Vink

Acting Dean of Pastoral Care