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Loreto College Ballarat

Loreto College Ballarat

VIC, Central Highlands-Wimmera









Ideally poised overlooking the beautiful nature wonderland of Lake Wendouree, Loreto College Ballarat provides a spirited, contemporary Catholic education that values and aims to engage and empower young women for their global future.

Loreto College Ballarat was the first Loreto school established in Australia in 1875 by Mother Gonzaga Barry and is one of seven Loreto Schools in Australia, and part of a global network of Loreto Schools throughout Ireland, England, Europe, India, Canada, South Africa, Africa, Mauritius, Timor Leste and South East Asia. 

Loreto College builds on a strong and proud tradition of the education of girls, providing an authentic and inspiring learning experience. To this day, the global Loreto Mission and Values –Felicity, Sincerity, Verity, Justice, Freedom – remain the pillars at the heart of a Loreto education, nurturing our identity and the inimitable Loreto Spirit. Each year in turn, one of the Loreto Values is celebrated throughout the year in prayer, education and action. By the time a student graduates, the Loreto Values are deeply instilled in their hearts in the form of the Loreto Spirit, guiding our past and present students as they take their place in the world. 

At Loreto College, we are committed to an education and supporting facilities and resources which challenge our students to be creative and analytical thinkers, resilient in embracing life and its challenges, with the flexibility, competence and confidence to transform challenges into opportunities and a preparedness to explore new fields. Global connections for Loreto students range from teaching and alumni networks, to national cocurricular events and student exchanges, excursions and pilgrimage.

The Loreto Spirit underpins a Loreto Education, contributing to the development of real character, understanding of and confidence in self, knowledge and the work skills that are required for the emerging careers of the future. The evolving global work landscape requires a diversity of skills, including interpersonal, communication, collaboration, creativity, digital, systems and design thinking and problem-solving. The formal academic program in alignment with living and sharing the Loreto Spirit and practising these skills, has never been more relevant than it is today. 


Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 921
In high school: 921
In Year 12: 154

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: streamed and mixed
English classes: streamed and mixed
LOTE taught:
French, Japanese

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

49 VCE level 3/4 studies
221 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

24 VET program(s) available
75 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+ 7%

Median Score 31

Satisfactory completions of VCE 99%

Satisfactory completions of VET 89%


Bachelor enrolled 44%

TAFE/VET enrolled 22%

Apprentice/Trainee 5%

Employed 6%

Activities and Support staff



30 music options
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24 sporting activities
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49 other clubs, activities and services
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Support staff

Support Staff

34 support staff
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School Details

Principal: Ms Judith Potter

1600 Sturt St Ballarat VIC 3350

Tel: (03) 5329 6100

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