Extra-Curricular Activities

The 'E' in our FACE Curriculum

Loreto Normanhurst prides itself on being a school where all students can find a way to succeed in one or many areas. Extra-curricular participation is a fundamental element of the FACE Curriculum (Faith, Academic, Community, Extra-curricular) inspiring students and assisting them in developing lifelong skills.

We offer an extensive Extra-curricular Program which equips our students with the ability to be innovative, creative, resilient and empathetic and teaches them leadership skills, the value of teamwork and how to deal with challenges and failure. This attitude of lifelong learning is key to the ethos of the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM).

Every Loreto Normanhurst student is encouraged to pursue a variety of extra-curricular activities throughout their school years from competitive sport, dance, music ensembles and choirs, STEM initiatives, creative arts and drama activities, debating and public speaking, and other special interest clubs.

Extra-curricular opportunities are also built into our everyday learning. All Year 7 students, for example, study an instrument for one semester in addition to curriculum music classes, and the Music Festival is an annual, student-led whole-school event. Compulsory PDHPE practical lessons expose students to a variety of sports, Immersion programs align with social justice causes, and students refine their oratory skills through in-class presentations, interhouse debating and more.

From the Dean of Extra-Curricular, Beth Nairn


Extra-curricular Music is an intrinsic element of a Loreto education and the FACE Curriculum at Loreto Normanhurst and is offered through private instrumental lessons and through the music ensemble program.

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons are for students interested in extending their skills in music for both voice and over ten different instruments. Highly trained external teachers provide expert knowledge and training in their work with the students during the school day, with lesson times rotating on a weekly basis to minimise student absences from any one subject area.

Music Ensemble Program

The Secondary Music Ensemble Program operates as a vertical program across Year 7 to 12. It provides the opportunity for students to work collaboratively, developing skills in listening and communication and acquiring an awareness of their role as a musician within an ensemble through the exploration of repertoire that meets the ability level of all students. Students in each ensemble will showcase their learning in at least one public performance per term, including Music Festival, Open Day, Eisteddfod Competitions and more.

Music Festival 2023 Highlights

School Productions

The Loreto Normanhurst Drama Department orchestrates stage productions and musicals, providing students to build on their skills through theatrical performance. View the highlights from some of our recent productions:

The Witches Musical 2023 Highlights

The Making of Matilda the Musical Jr.

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