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Beyond the Classroom - Secondary

Extra-Curricular Activities

Loreto Normanhurst prides itself on being a school where all students can find a way to succeed in one or many areas. We have an extensive Extra-Curricular program (the FACE Curriculum) 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 failure.

Every Loreto Normanhurst student is encouraged to pursue a variety of extra-curricular activities throughout their school years. The school also supports the many students who participate at an elite level in their chosen extra-curricular pursuit, including sport, music and dance.

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.

Click the link below to view our Extra-curricular brochure, which outlines the full range of programs on offer.

From the Dean of Extra-Curricular

The Making of Matilda the Musical Jr.

Watch the highlights from the 2022 production of Matilda the Musical Jr featuring our primary and secondary school students.

Community Service

At Loreto Normanhurst, there is a strong belief in the capacity and responsibility of our young women to contribute significantly to society. This belief underlies the Community Service program for Year 7 to 12 students.

Service is an integral part of the FACE Curriculum. It contributes to the faith life of our students as they learn the importance of servant leadership and the power of Gospel values such as love, mercy, compassion and empathy. It also develops an awareness of different perspectives present in our society, enhances critical thinking and allows for empathetic engagement with real-world issues.

Students are required to complete between 5 and 20 hours of Community Service in a year. In Year 7 and 8, students may choose to help at a local sporting club, local church community or with community groups. In Year 9 to 11, they may volunteer in aged care, respite care for people with disabilities, special education, environmental groups or other community-based volunteer work. Service is also built in to our learning programs and Immersions, including our Year 9 Far North Queensland experience.

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