Loreto Normanhurst is one of Sydney’s leading independent girls schools. Our school is a Catholic Day and Boarding School, catering for girls from Year 5 to 12.
Our International Student Program
Loreto Normanhurst is part of a worldwide tradition of over 400 years of educating young women, under the care of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), also known as the Loreto Sisters. Our mission is inspired by the 400-year-old legacy of our foundress, Mary Ward, who envisaged a world of opportunity for young women. Her vision remains relevant to us today as we continue to educate ‘compassionate warriors’ – young women who are confident and capable of taking their place in the world as leaders, change-makers and active global citizens.
Our International Student Program was launched in 2022 in support of our strategic vision for global citizenship – to ensure that all our students grow in empathy for others, build dialogue through sharing perspective and story, and are prepared to contribute to a future Australia and inter-connected world.
Students may enrol at Loreto Normanhurst in our International Student Program in any school year, however preference is given to Secondary students seeking enrolment in our Boarding School.
We invite you to connect with us to discover how we may partner with your family in these important years of your daughter’s growth.
Boarding at Loreto Normanhurst
International students who are enrolling at Loreto Normanhurst in Year 7 to 12 are required to reside in the School’s Boarding House during term time, returning to the care of their families or guardians during non-term time, on long weekends, or in the case of illness.
Thus, Loreto Normanhurst accepts responsibility for the accommodation, support, and general welfare of your daughter. Loreto Normanhurst does not offer homestay accommodation.
Housed in heritage buildings, our boarders enjoy a welcoming, family-style boarding experience. The girls come from diverse backgrounds and locations, with a balanced mix of local, rural, and international students.
A strong Pastoral Care team supports our international students. The team includes House Tutors, qualified EAL teachers, Heads of House, Heads of Department, School Psychologists, and Careers Counsellors. Strong support is provided by the Director of Boarding and the Boarding School community.
How to apply
Loreto Normanhurst has appointed Australian Boarding Schools International (ABSI) to facilitate and manage international student enquiries. Families should direct enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about applying, visit our comprehensive how to apply page, or enquire now.
International Student Handbook
Our vibrant, innovative and exciting International Student Program connects students from all over Australia and the world, offering a diversity of experience and understanding. Please explore this booklet as you discern the path forward for your daughter’s education.
Some parents of overseas students prefer to use an agent who speaks their own language and is familiar with the procedures for international students.
Agents may charge a fee for their services and may also offer additional services. Loreto Normanhurst has appointed Australian Boarding Schools International (ABSI) to facilitate and manage international student enquiries. Agents should direct enquiries to email@example.com.
Loreto Normanhurst currently has agreements in place with the following agents:
Discover what makes us who we are at Loreto Normanhurst with this insight into faith, learning, community and extra-curricular in our Primary School, Secondary School, Boarding School and beyond.