Loreto Men and Women…Making a Difference
Loreto Men and Women is focused on celebrating the successes of former Loreto students and representatives within the wider Loreto community. We aim to ensure generations of Loretians stay connected within the Community and we seek to promote the values that our foundress, Mary Ward, instilled in female education over 400 years ago, thus ensuring that the Loreto spirit lives on longer after we leave the school gates. We highlight the pinnacles that former Loreto students, connected with Loreto Nedlands have achieved in their careers.
My memories of Loreto Nedlands are some of my fondest and dearest of my education. Mother Lucy was a wonderful mentor and I fondly remember elocution lessons. In my final year, 1977, when we all learnt “How Now Brown Cow’ as Mother Lucy worked hard to shape us into Ladies of Loreto. My family had a strong connection with Holy Rosary Parish and living only a few houses away meant I was often at the Church for either Mass or other events happening within the Parish with other families from Loreto.
My connection with the Parish continued and when I left high school and went out into the big world I was back at Holy Rosary getting married before I knew it. After spending some time in the Goldfields, and having three adventurous sons who all attended Catholic schools, I myself started working in Catholic schools as an Education Assistant. It was at this time I found my vocation as an educator and could not have been in a better place then back in a Catholic school to fulfill. I studied my first teaching degree at Murdoch University then continued my education at University of Notre Dame studying a Master of Education. I have worked in a number of Catholic schools and presently work in a fabulous Catholic College in Perth. Loreto gave me the foundations of who I am today and I am truly blessed to have been educated in such a loving and nurturing environment.
Loreto Nedlands celebrates Renata Ogilvie, a Past Pupil of Loreto Marryatville and current parent of Loreto Nedlands. Read more about Renata’s passion for making a difference.
Renata Ogilvie’s (’99) career in Marketing and passion for making a difference
Loreto Old Scholar, Renata Ogilvie (’99) is the current director of pSquared Communications and has kindly shared with LOSA her professional career journey since leaving Loreto. She has been able to follow her passion for Marketing, joining forces with her sister to make a difference within the Marketing and Communications industry.
Renata in her own words:
I remember sitting in my very first marketing lecture at the University of South Australia and being so engaged in every one of the lecturers’ words. She articulated the passion I had for an industry I was only just beginning in, so well – that I genuinely couldn’t wait to get started!
Over the years, I have worked in a range of marketing roles in diverse industries in both Adelaide and Perth, including finance, property management, building & construction and theme parks! In 2006, while both working full-time, my sister Stephanie Patniotis (also a Loreto Marryatville Old Scholar) and I, started a small Marketing and Events business. Five years later, we set-up our company, pSquared Communications in Perth and worked on our business full-time.
During the setup phase of our company, we sought to identify gaps in the market and as a result, created a clear identity for ourselves; A communications company which operated outside of an agency mould, offering relationship-based consulting, flexibility and innovative strategies, whilst ultimately being results focused. We have been fortunate enough to work with local, national and global companies including Channel 7, Myer, StyleAid, Western Force, Brookfield, Vividwireless, Wayne Cooper, Mont Blanc, MJ Bale, The Hunger Project, Fringe, Adventure World and Instant Products Group. Working across diverse industries keeps us inspired and creative, enabling us to bring fresh ideas to our clients, which are often unique to their industry.
Stephanie is now living in Melbourne, working on large-scale events including the Grand Prix, Carols in the Domain and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, so I have engaged a small team to work with me. I feel so fortunate to be able to immerse myself into my clients’ businesses and make a positive difference to their brands, businesses or events; and I still get a buzz every time I sit down to work on each and every campaign!
I am still happily linked to my Loreto roots, with my children attending a Loreto school, while I sit on their Marketing Committee – something I am very passionate about.
Check out the Social Media accounts for pSquared Communications below!