It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Loreto College Marryatville.

Loreto College educates strong, passionate and confident girls and young women.

I am committed to ensuring your child is supported, encouraged and enriched, so she develops the knowledge and skills required to make a difference - not only to her future world, but also to the lives of others.

From Early Learning to the Senior Years, Loreto College is a dynamic and inspiring environment that nurtures and builds confidence in all students. Firmly grounded by our rich past, we are focused on directing the future by providing an outstanding education for your daughter.

As an educator, I am passionate about the development of girls in becoming women of strength, spirit and integrity. With my background and commitment to girls' education, I believe that a girls' school environment is the best place for girls to be educated and it is proven through research that in such an environment girls learn to challenge gender stereotypes, develop a confident and articulate voice, develop leadership capacity in all forums, and be comfortable within themselves.

To then do this in a values-based school under the Loreto tradition means that we are developing young women who will not only have the capability to make a difference to their world, but they will do this from an ethical and moral framework.

There truly can be no better foundation to educate young women.

Dr Nicole Archard
BA DipEd, MA, MEdLead, MTheoISt, PhD