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The Taronga Conservation Society and Loreto Kirribilli bring to life student learning partnership

The Ottomin Foundation is delighted to have played a role in facilitating the signing of a student learning partnership between Loreto Kirribilli and the Taronga Conservation Society.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by the two parties follows a number of months of discussion and forms the foundation of future learning opportunities and experiences for students to explore the 4Cs of learning (critical thinking, creative thinking, communicating and collaborating) in partnership with Taronga. Furthermore, it is envisaged that the partnership model between Taronga and Loreto can ultimately be replicated and leveraged by other schools across NSW in the future.

The signing of the MOU fits well with Loreto’s imminent opening of its new Innovation Centre which will seek to connect with Taronga’s Science Institute as they develop the next generation of conservation scientists. The Ottomin Foundation is proud to have financially supported the construction of both facilities. One of the key principles of the Ottomin Foundation is to bring together like-minded community, philanthropic and business groups to the benefit of broadening the participants’ profile and impact.

Many thanks are extended to Cameron Kerr AO, Simon Duffy AO, Paul Mcguire and Stephanie Hart from the Taronga Conservation Society and Mrs Anne Dickinson and Dr Jonathon Mascoralla from Loreto Kirrbilli as well as Richard Kovacs (Ottomin Foundation and Loreto parent).

We are delighted that Loreto and Taronga have formalised their relationship and look forward to the learning and conservation opportunities this will nurture.