Alice Carosi Adams (1988) and daughter Emma

Alice Adams Carosi graduated from Loreto Toorak in 1988 and moved to Italy in 2005. On her recent visit to Melbourne, she wanted to take up the opportunity to have her daughter Emma, currently attending middle school in Rome, to experience being a Loreto girl. Emma spent two days as a Loreto Toorak student, attending our Italian language classes. Students enjoyed Emma’s presentations on her life in Italy, asking her many questions in both Italian and English. A fun and authentic exchange!

Alice: “For me, an old Loreto girl, with a lifetime of fond memories, friends and formative experiences, to be able to send Emma to the School for two days was simply wonderful. I thank all of the teachers, in particular Louise Crowe who coordinated everything, and Italian teachers Ch'ng, Raco and Launech, and all the students, for having given Emma this memorable experience. It is a testament to the Loreto culture of openness and inclusion that Emma was made to feel so welcome. Our doors will always be open in Rome.”

Emma: “I really enjoyed being at Loreto Toorak for these two days, it was a very interesting and new experience. I found all of the girls at the School really lovely and welcoming. Grazie a tutte!”

We were delighted to welcome back Alice to Loreto Toorak, and to have Emma in our classrooms. With our Italy Tour departing for Rome in less than two months, this was a wonderful opportunity for our Italian students to learn first-hand about life and school in Italy. Such encounters help our students to appreciate the value of bilingual skills and are an example of the strong Loreto Toorak connections over time and place.

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