School Motto: Cruci Dum Spiro Fido
Established in 1897, Loreto Normanhurst is a leading Sydney, Catholic, independent day and boarding school for girls from Years 5-12, with boarding for girls from Years 7-12, mainly from country NSW and the Sydney basin.
Ms Marina Ugonotti is Principal of Loreto Normanhurst. She is passionate about education and working with young people and is committed to developing strong, caring, furture-focused learners who are ready to make change in the world.
Located on Sydney’s leafy Upper North Shore, the school is set in spacious grounds of over 25 acres, on the edge of bushland, with beautiful ovals and a large sporting and aquatic complex. The school is very accessible and is well serviced by a private bus service and public transport, both train and bus.
We are proud of our 124 years’ experience in educating young women of grit and integrity. We remain committed to the ever-relevant conviction of our foundress Mary Ward, a pioneering woman of faith who lived from 1585-1645 and believed that “women in time to come will do much…” Drawing from gospel values and the Loreto values of Felicity, Justice, Freedom, Sincerity and Verity, a holistic Loreto education is one that empowers our students to be courageous, curious and compassionate leaders of change.
A holistic Loreto education places equal emphasis on learning and on building relationships in a caring community. Our unique and robust Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM) motivates our students to be life-long learners and critical thinkers dedicated to all areas of our FACE Curriculum – Faith, Academic, Community and Extra-curricular. Guided by an active faith, we prioritise social justice and encourage students to take action as informed, loving and responsible servant leaders in their communities.
The success of the model in the academic realm is evident in the school's strong results with the School receiving 11 Top Achievers and 16 All-round Achievers in the 2020 HSC.
Visit us and tour our school
We invite you to visit our dynamic and engaging school via our Virtual Tours or onsite through a Twilight Tour. Please visit our website for details.
Loreto Normanhurst is well served by a private bus service and public transport with an internal Drop-off/Pickup zone inside the school grounds for both private and public bus services.
Private Bus Service
Loreto Normanhurst provides six dedicated private buses for transport to and from the school. Chartered by North Sydney Bus Charters, buses are air conditioned, fitted with seat belts and are clearly branded as Loreto Normanhurst buses. Buses operate each school day of the term, dropping the students at Loreto by 8:10am and departing each afternoon at 3:25pm.
Learn more about the Loreto Normanhurst Private Bus Service here.
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