Extension Programs and Clubs
There are many Clubs and Extension opportunities for students as part of Programs at Loreto Toorak. Currently, students can participate in a variety of Clubs each week which include Humanities, Social Justice, Chess and Book Clubs. Loreto Academy and Loreto X Programs are extension opportunities for students that foster a love of learning. Programs including da Vinci Decathalon and Physics Academy provide opportunity for students to extend and enrich their classroom learning.
Space School is developed for girls who have a good imagination, a spirit of exploration, and a sense of creativity and runs for two-weeks. As a member of the Alliance of Girls' School Australasia (AGSA) our students are invited each year to participate in the combined girls' school expeditions to the USA to attend the HASSE Space School Program at NASA.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience is tailored to develop leaders of the future. It is a fantastic STEM opportunity, aiming to send a group of both junior and senior students from several Alliance member schools, and scheduled to depart in December each year.
Prominent female guest speakers encourage the girls to expand their interests and help discover, face and solve problems they encounter during their time in the HASSE Space School. Some of the outcomes our students gain from the program include the ability to apply management principles in innovative and complex environments, develop critical thinking and problem solving, learn to set and achieve targets, and lead through influence.
Loreto Academy complements the School's Core Academic program and develops independent and capable intellectuals who will leave Loreto Toorak ready to be leading thinkers, innovators and achievers of their generation.
Open to all students entering Years 10 and 11 in 2022, and facilitated by Loreto Toorak subject experts, Loreto Academy is a suite of rich learning experiences to extend student curiosity in an area not ordinarily covered in our school learning programs at such depth.
Language Enrichment our language teachers are available in the Library each Tuesday and Thursday from 3.15pm - 4.15pm. Students in Years 7-12 can work with these teachers on language conversation practise.
‘Your Voice. What Matters.’
‘Your Voice. What Matters.’ is a collaborative literacy program between Xavier College and Loreto Toorak and is open to interested students in Years 5-12. Our two schools bring together aspiring writers, poets, artists, musicians and actors to participate and contribute to this cross-school, cross-age initiative. Students select from a suite of rich workshops with a creative focus that allows for deep reflection and creativity.
The purpose of this collaboration is to provide opportunity to reflect upon what really matters to them and present their perspective through a chosen creative outlet. Students are able to participate in ‘Your Voice. What Matters.’ as an individual, or collaborate with others across the two schools on a joint submission.
The Mandeville Mentor Program plays a key role in supporting student learning across Years 5-12. Mandeville Mentors are high-achieving, recently graduated Loreto Toorak students who are employed to provide specialist tutoring for students. This program is an after-school opportunity which is held from 3:30pm - 7:00pm Monday to Friday and provides a variety of academic enrichment opportunities to students. Students can pre-book their sessions.