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Loreto Normanhurst is a leading Sydney independent, Catholic day and boarding school for girls in Years 5 to 12 (boarding for girls in Years 7-12). Established in 1897, the school is part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools, and is one of seven Loreto schools in Australia.

Facilities: Flexible learning spaces, chapel, ovals, tennis courts, basketball courts, gymnasium, computer rooms, visual arts centre, ceramics studio, drama theatre, health centre, learning resource centre, aquatic centre with 25-metre indoor swimming pool.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Commerce, Information and Software Technology, Dance, Design and Technology, Geography Elective, History Elective, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Visual Arts, Food Technology, Textiles Technology, French, Italian, Music, Drama, Integrated Learning, Religious Education, Open High School.

Electives Years 11 and 12: Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Community & Family Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English Studies, Food Technology, Geography, Hospitality, Information Processes and Technology, Legal Studies, Mathematics, General Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 & 2, Modern History, History Extension, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, PDHPE, Physics, Senior Science, Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation, Studies of Religion 1, Studies of Religion 2, Visual Arts, Visual Design, French Beginners, Italian Beginners, French Continuers, Italian Continuers, Italian Extension, French Extension, Vocational Educational courses through TAFE and OTEN.

Sport: Athletics, basketball, cross-country, equestrian, dance, artistic gymnastics, hockey, netball, rowing, football, softball, swimming, tennis, tae kwon do, touch football, water polo, cheerleading, badminton, sevens rugby, zumba, futsal, pilates, triathlon.

Extra-curricular activities: Debating, Mock Trial, speech, drama, concert band, stage band, string ensemble, orchestra, vocal ensembles, environment committee, St Vincent de Paul, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Future Problem Solving Program, community service.

Welfare and personal development: An adviser works with each student, guiding and tracking her progress across all areas of a holistic curriculum. In small and large groups, students learn and practise skills of self-awareness, motivation, empathy and relating to others within the “house curriculum”. The development of leadership skills is an important part of the community dimension and students are presented with opportunities and occasions to develop these skills. Loreto Normanhurst’s concern with social justice is integral to the school’s definition of who it is as a Catholic community in the Loreto tradition. This self-understanding is firmly based in this rich and powerful tradition and takes its direction from it. The school’s Social Justice Program seeks to honour and embody the richness of this tradition and is informed by Catholic social teaching. Heads of House work with students to offer appropriate support and encouragement, and the Learning Enrichment team and Careers Advisers offer assistance concerning students’ tertiary study. Boarders also receive academic support in the boarding school, tutors during the week, a counsellor in the boarding school after hours and extended midweek opening hours in the Learning Resource Centre.

Special features: Loreto Normanhurst’s holistic curriculum has four key dimensions through which the life-long learning skills critical to life in the 21st century are taught, learned and practised. The Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM), is an award-winning model of education which develops students holistically in the areas of Faith, Academic, Community and Extracurricular dimensions (FACE) — and aims to provide a learning environment that encourages the development of skills of information and critical literacy and emotional intelligence.

Principal: Ms Barbara Watkins

Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Girl
Years Year 5 - Year 12
Enrolment 1100 students
Fees: Over 16k
Years 5 and 6 - $16,047; Years 7-10 - $20,103; Years 11-12 - $22,764; Boarding Years 7-12 - $22,818 (in addition to tuition fees)
61 2 94******* 61 2 9487 3488
+61 2 9******* +61 2 9489 2348
Address 91-93 Pennant Hills Road, Normanhurst NSW 2076
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