Message from the School Captain

Message from the School Captain

On my first day of Year 7 at Loreto, I remember going to assembly and watching Angelique Nelis  (School Captain, 2016) speak to the school community with a vibrant and exciting demeanour that was contagious. Her passion for Normo was deeply evident, and I remember thinking that I wanted to be just like her in Year 12. Well, I am no Angelique, but her positive attitude towards this beautiful school is something that has stayed with me from that very first day.

For me, a Loreto girl is not someone who seeks perfection, but rather one who seeks growth; remembering that mistakes are nothing but proof of one’s efforts, and that with every mistake comes a new lesson to be learnt and an opportunity to become a better version of ourselves. This cannot be achieved without support, and I can honestly say that Loreto girls would not be the kind, intelligent and confident young women they are without the dedication and commitment of the teachers and staff, whom we appreciate more than I believe they will ever know.

In our time as Student Leaders, our Student Council has worked hard to lay foundations for this year. Guided by our value for the year, ‘Felicity’, the Council chose the motto “Here comes the sun, Loreto 2021.” In light of the unique challenges of last year, the Class of 2021 strive to influence others and maintain an optimistic attitude, remembering that we have the power to search for the positives in all situations, appreciating the little moments that bring us joy. These moments are evident when we share a smile in the hallway, a dance in the quad or notice the whole class becoming completely absorbed in our teacher’s stories!

When I leave Loreto, it will not be my marks or report grades I will remember. It will be the sense of belonging I feel every time I walk through those gates. The thrill of Music Festival and the challenges of the Far North Queensland experience. The feeling that I am enough; that I am appreciated within this community for being exactly who I am. The knowledge that I will go to class today and be greeted with a friendly “Good morning, girls.” The time spent attending tutor group with my friends from every other year group or perhaps going to training and being part of a team.

There are so many aspects that make Loreto unique… what a privilege it is to be part of it.

 

Grace Gillies

SCHOOL CAPTAIN 2021

When I leave Loreto, it will not be my marks or report grades I will remember. It will be the sense of belonging I feel every time I walk through those gates. There are so many aspects that make Loreto unique. What a privilege it is to be part of it.