The Loreto Normanhurst mission statement emphasises the belief in the capacity of women to contribute significantly to society; as such careers education at Loreto Normanhurst is committed to guiding students to consider their future pathways, whilst challenging and encouraging them to use their gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity.

Career Education aims to engage the girls in an ongoing process of responsible planning, discernment and action. This process is to be nurtured in light of: the imperative that our students are empowered to be women of action imbued with our Loreto values; the shifting landscape of the future of work; changing work patterns; the need for life-long education and training; the need to foster agility and adaptability in our students to equip them for their futures.

The aims of Careers Education is to enable the students to:

  • gain an awareness of their individual abilities, interests and values and the ways these are related to their career planning 
  • acquire a knowledge of the world of work and further education and training opportunities 
  • make career decisions based on self-knowledge, interests, aptitudes  and the range of options open to them 
  • acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to implement their decisions

The Careers team actively collaborates with the teaching staff to integrate their programs across our FACE curriculum.  The Careers programs include:

  • The annual Loreto Normanhurst Careers Expo for students in Years 10-12
  • Year 12 Careers Conference 
  • Year 10 Career profiling via the Morrisby test
  • Year 10 Subject Selection process 
  • Career guidance and careers skills embedded within the Loreto Normanhurst Integrated Learning curriculum and FACETIME 
  • 1:1 goal-setting and career guidance meetings with students and parents 
  • TAFE and University pathways and applications 
  • Resume development and interview skills 
  • Gap year advice 
  • TVET courses 
  • Apprenticeships 
  • Scholarship applications 
  • UCAT process