Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to the Loreto Normanhurst website.

Loreto Normanhurst is such an exciting place to be.  Established in 1897, it is a Catholic, independent day and boarding school for girls from Years 5-12.  It is part of a worldwide network of Loreto schools, and is one of seven in Australia.

Providing an award winning model of education, which is innovative and dynamic and which fosters critical thinking, curiosity and joy in learning.  A Loreto Normanhurst education is one which prepares a Loreto girl for an exciting and challenging future.

Our Foundress, Mary Ward, a simple and devout English woman who lived between 1585-1645, believed that “Women in time to come will do much…”  This still resonates with us today.  In our school, we live out Mary Ward’s vision through the Loreto Values of Freedom, Justice, Sincerity, Verity and Felicity.

I hope you enjoy browsing the pages of our website and that you gain an understanding of the happy and energising place that is Loreto Normanhurst.


Ms Barbara Watkins
PRINCIPAL