Loreto Day

Loreto Day

At Loreto Normanhurst, this is our day to celebrate our strong Loreto and Mary Ward heritage. Loreto Day is also our major social justice event.

Our Year 11 students discern together a cause for the whole school to support. This cause is linked to the work of the IBVM and Mary Ward International (MWI) or Mary Ward International Australia (MWIA), and has a focus on women and children. The weeks preceding Loreto Day are spent raising awareness for the cause.

On Loreto Day, each House is responsible for fundraising by organising and managing different stalls creating a carnival atmosphere in the school. The highlight of the day is the liturgy, followed by time spent at the House stalls and then the Loreto Day Concert.

Loreto Days have helped raise awareness and financial support for the following causes

2015

TAN PHU WOMEN’S SHELTER, VIETNAM

Providing vulnerable women with safe accommodation, food, clothing, maternal care, psychological help, education, skills and support.

2014

T.R.E.E.S. Project

Raising funds and awareness for the Abundant Life Centre, for the Stop Female Genital Mutilation (SFGM) campaign in Kenya

2013

OPERATION BAHATI: KENYA ON THE MEND

Establishing an operating theatre in the Bahati Hospital for rural Kenyans

2012

PROJECT FUTURES

Raising awareness and funds to combat human trafficking

2011

Collective Voices

Darjeeling Project offering shelter for young women from the slave trade

2010

Providing the tools to build a better future

Building a hostel for schoolgirls in Nepal

2009

MILK Program

Supporting Children in Zambia

2008

Mamre House

Supporting Sudanese refugees in Australia.

2007

The Phujllay Project

Supporting Street Kids in Bolivia.

2006

St Kitzo

Supporting children in South Africa affected by poverty and conflict associated with HIV/AIDS.

2005

The Timor LesteAlola Foundation

Providing packs for pregnant women containing the necessities they need to care for themselves in childbirth as well as their newborn babies.

2004

The Fistula Foundation

In Ethiopia.

2003

Centacare Wilcannia-Forbes

Helping to provide health and financial support for families and communities in the Wilcannia Forbes Diocese.

2002

House of Welcome

Supporting refugees who have been granted temporary protection Visas and have no family or community links in their transition from detention into the community.

2001

Tanzania

Building & furnishing classrooms in Tanzania, Africa.

2000

Bolivia

Supporting Loreto sisters in a community near Riberalta in Bolivia offering medical supplies, teacher training, school support and food and clothing.

1999

Peru

Raising funds for a community centre run by IBVM Sisters in Lima, Peru.