Meet the Principal: Loreto College

Get to know the new Principal of Loreto College, Kylie McCullah.

What do you enjoy doing on the weekends when you have some downtime?

I enjoy a café breakfast with my family and especially with the recent sunny autumn weather I have been enjoying some lovely walking trails.

Are there any books you’re currently reading or would recommend?

I recently enjoyed reading the Dictionary of Lost Words, after seeing it performed on stage by a partnership between the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company South Australia and from my perspective a beautiful collaboration from what are now my two favourite Australian states!

As the new principal of Loreto College, what are your primary goals for the school in 2024 and beyond?   

My aim, together with the staff, is to continue to give our Loreto young women the confidence, intellect, skills, and ability to be tomorrow’s trailblazers, innovators and leaders.  Young women who can amplify their voice for positive change and good.  This goal will be achieved by our unwavering commitment to personal growth through the profound intersection of learning and wellbeing.

What inspired you to focus on girls’ education specifically?

Both technology and education have the power to redefine the future. As a young technology teacher, delving deeper into this world, I recognised the need for more female representation, particularly in the field of technology education. On the classroom level, this meant nurturing my students to maintain numbers, encouraging them to hold firm within this new status quo.  Beyond the classroom, particularly in my leadership roles, this became a commitment to challenging norms and fostering a more inclusive educational landscape – one that is captured powerfully in Loreto College’s Lumination Lab and robotics program.

What initiatives are you most excited about introducing to Loreto College?

Loreto is on a positive trajectory, and I am keen for this to continue. At present we are preparing to upgrade our oval and are about to introduce sporting scholarships. These two initiatives are part of our focus to encourage girls to maintain their participation in sport.  For more than just essential health benefits, but also for the opportunities it provides in building confidence, leadership and aiding academic achievement.  

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