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Our academic program is challenging, inquiry-based, and open to all students. We support our students to develop critical and creative thinking skills, solve problems, and make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they encounter in the real world. Our students display strong intercultural sensitivity, friendliness, and respect for others.

Our students graduate from Loreto Nedlands with the self-assurance, resiliency, and reflective abilities to become independent persons.

Our students effectively direct their own learning and are motivated to explore, contribute, and realise their potential.
Learning is meaningful and fulfilling, with many possibilities to participate in co-curricular, leadership, and enrichment activities. This includes our esteemed performing arts curriculum and in-depth musical, dance, and athletic opportunities.

Learning extends outside of the classroom to our various play areas. Our school is a place of exploration and in-depth education, where self-assurance and a passion for learning are fostered in a vibrant, modern atmosphere.

Learning in the Primary School

The key learning areas are:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Languages (Italian)
  • The Arts (Music, Drama, Dance, Visual and Media Arts)
  • Technologies
  • Public Speaking
    • Oracy – Year 3 and 4
    • Speaker of the Year – Year 5 and 6
    • Debating – Year 5 and 6

Student Leadership

Leadership opportunity is an invaluable experience that fosters confidence, maturity and public speaking skills.

The following Leadership Positions are offered each year. Students may hold only ONE of the positions of Student Leader, Mary Ward Captain or House Captain during the year. Only one voting process is carried out for all leadership positions in Year Six.

All other Year Six students will be involved in the four ministries of Pastoral Care, Environment, Public Relations and Sport.


Students will be asked to address the following criteria regarding the roles and the qualities required. Their ability to:

  • Work to uphold the Loreto school spirit, traditions and Christian values.
  • Show generosity of spirit.
  • Lead and set a good example to fellow students.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a team.
  • Represent the school at official occasions.
  • Show leadership and responsibility.
  • Use their initiative.


  • The Year Five Camp has a specific focus on social development and is linked to curriculum areas. Students attend Woodman Camp for three days.
  • The Year Six Student Leadership Camp is held in Canberra and is part of the Loreto Nedlands Student Leadership Program. This also incorporates a day trip to Rottnest Island for Team Building.
The Loreto Charism of Mary Ward is celebrated through focusing on the qualities of
freedom, justice, sincerity, verity and felicity.