The Director of Boarding and Boarding staff meet regularly with the Boarders, both individually and in year level groups, to ensure each girl is thriving and seeking to reach her potential.

We recognise that the transition from home into Boarding is a big step for students and parents alike. Our Boarding staff are empathetic to the needs of girls and young women and our Senior Boarding Students, led by our Boarding Leaders, ensure that younger and new students feel a sense of belonging to the Boarding community. Areas of particular focus within the Boarding environment include sleep hygiene, study success, physical activity, social-emotional skills, and nutrition.


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Wellbeing with Loreto Boarding

Our Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) Program not only allows our students to develop holistically as resilient and confident girls and young women but also prepares them for strong academic success by encouraging girls to become independent learners. Our high SACE and ATAR results are testament to the positive outcome that can be achieved when girls’ academic and wellbeing needs are addressed.

All new Boarders are also supported in their transition from home through our ‘Little Sister’ Program, in which an older student mentors a new student. In addition, the College’s Psychologist conducts homesickness programs for all girls as well as providing support for parents.

The College Boarding House is served by an experienced head chef who delivers a tailored menu to the students that covers nutritional needs, dietary requirements, and cultural diversity to make sure Loreto feels like home. All meals are freshly prepared on-site with daily deliveries from local producers. The Boarders also have a choice of fruit and snacks to pack for the school day and access to the Tuckshop meals menu for lunch during the week.

Our focus on girls’ wellbeing and academic care, while acknowledging and respecting the needs of the individual, makes Boarding at Loreto an ideal choice for your daughter.

Register for a College Tour

We encourage you to see how your daughter’s future can take shape at one of our upcoming College Tours where you will see our curriculum in action, tour our historic grounds, and hear from Ms Kylie McCullah, our Principal, on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.