Message from the School Captain

Message from the School Captain

For young women, there is no tool more useful to us than that of an outstanding education, something which Loreto Normanhurst never fails to provide.

My experience as a student of Loreto since Year 7, has allowed me to see first-hand the ways in which the school gives us the tools to excel in our HSC, and importantly, also prepares us for our future lives after Loreto. This is evident in the way each student is nurtured and guided through programs such as the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model, Integrated Learning, Tutor Groups and the vertical House system, but also how, as young women, our independence is highly valued and encouraged through initiatives such as community service, the Far North Queensland Experience and YCON.

With its foundations built strongly upon the values of its foundress Mary Ward, Loreto Normanhurst celebrates the Year of Justice in 2018. The school strongly supports a myriad of social justice drives such as Green Team, JPIC, NAIDOC week, Project Compassion and the Close the Gap campaign. Student involvement in these efforts is constant, as Loreto fosters an environment of compassion, sustainability and justice.

The most integral part to my personal Loreto Normanhurst experience is the quality of the teaching I have received, which is nothing short of incredible. The teaching staff here at Normanhurst go above and beyond to assist their students in achieving their best, and it is obvious that they genuinely care and want to see us succeed. Without such amazing teachers and wider school staff, Loreto would not be the welcoming, supportive, home away from home that it is for its students. I am particularly grateful for the way in which every student is encouraged to be who they are and to explore their strengths. Whether they are musically, intellectually, athletically or socially gifted – or all of the above – there are opportunities for everyone to showcase their abilities in an inspiring, supportive environment.

My time spent so far at my beloved Loreto Normanhurst have undoubtedly been the best years of my life and I am sincerely proud to call myself a Normo Girl.

Yvette  Crouch