Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Principal

Ms Marina Ugonotti is Principal of Loreto Normanhurst. She has a love of learning and working with young people and is committed to delivering the school’s strategic vision of a faith-centred, person-centred and ecology-centred school.

A Loreto Normanhurst education prepares our students to respond to the needs of the world. 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.

At our school, relationships and learning are of equal importance. 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 Extra-curricular (FACE curriculum).

A Loreto Normanhurst education assists our students to be young women who are passionate about learning, compassionate to others and have a strong sense of faith and social direction which underpins their values to achieve their personal best and guides their decision making. We aim to encourage our students to be lifelong learners who are curious and critical thinkers with a broad vision for the future.

The academic pursuits and the practical application of the holistic education that students gain through the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model will shape the world we live in, and we look forward to seeing the impact of their education continue to unfold.

We celebrate and recognise the growth of all students across each element of the FACE curriculum (Faith, Academic, Community, Extra-curricular) each year. Every student from Years 5-12 achieves growth in these key areas, and we are proud of their efforts as they continually strive to achieve their own personal bests.

It takes a village of people for success to exist – parents who love and encourage, friends who support and accept, and staff who inspire and challenge our students to achieve their very best by encouraging a life-long love of learning.

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 Marina Ugonotti


"I am absolutely delighted to have the joy of leading a wonderful school, within a welcoming dynamic and supportive community, and continuing a legacy of over 120 years of excellence in girls' education."

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