The Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) Program acknowledges the important integration of the social, emotional and academic aspects of girls’ development from Reception to Year 12.


The integration of social and emotional skill development in conjunction with academic learning outcomes ensures that students develop holistically as resilient and confident girls and young women. This targeted and sequential program acknowledges the phases of girls’ transition from childhood to young adulthood and the challenges and rewards that accompany each stage of development.

During the stages of their maturation, girls are not only developing their identity but also creating the foundations upon which they will build their future wellbeing and personal success. Thus, the SEAD Program is aimed at facilitating girls’ understanding of themselves as learners, responsible citizens, and positive friends, subsequently facilitating personal achievement both at school and in life.

The SEAD Program is delivered by teachers during dedicated weekly timetabled lessons. The program is also complemented by sessions with external providers as well as other out-of-the-classroom learning experiences, such as our Co-Curricular and Outdoor Education Programs, both of which are aimed at building girls’ confidence, resilience, and leadership capacity.

In addition, through our Learning Management System, Loreto Connect, students and parents can access resources on topics such as study skills, e-safety, drugs and alcohol, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, growth mindset, and friendships.

In 2019, the year of the program’s inception, Loreto College was identified by “The Educator” as one of 44 schools in Australia that are leading innovation and change in education.

Download SEAD Program (PDF)


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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.