Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak is a Catholic school for approximately 950 girls from Prep to Year 12 with a co-educational Early Learning Centre at St Peter's Parish, Toorak. Located in the leafy suburb of Toorak, less than 5 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak strives for excellence in all that it does. An extensive and challenging academic program is integral to the education of mind and heart that is cherished at Loreto.

Our collection

Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak - Heritage Collection (1924)

The Heritage Collection documents the tradition and history of the School and also serves as its long-term memory, enabling better quality planning, decision-making and action by providing continuity, access to past experience, expertise and knowledge, and a historical perspective. The Heritage Collection is also part of the School's cultural heritage and unique identity. It has significant links with other forms of evidence of past and present human activity and by drawing on all available forms of evidence, we can achieve a much richer understanding of our own heritage. Since 1924, the collection has grown immensely and was initially sorted and collated by Sister Josephine Jeffery ibvm. She saw the need to gather material from all over the school into one location and preserve it for future generations. Her enthusiasm is perpetuated today with our collection now providing us with a valuable snapshot of the life of the School. Contents The extensive Heritage Collection contains records dating back to the establishment of the School in 1924 and as recent as yesterday. Major Holdings School newsletters Principal's records Student & staff handbooks School magazines including the "Eucalyptus Blossoms" the "Mandevillian" Student & staff records School registers Finance records Photographs, slides & negatives Videos, films and audiotapes Memorabilia including badges, crockery and glassware Trophies, shields, ribbons, and plaques Textiles including sporting pennants, ribbons, vestments, blazers and hats Paintings and other art work Special Collections 75th Anniversary collection Past Pupils Association collection

Themes: Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life