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Boarding

“At the heart of Loreto Normanhurst boarding are relationships and an inclusive feel. Boarding is about a network of friends from around the state, nation, and world… it's about opportunity and investing in your daughter’s future.”

Kate Kovacs, Director of Boarding

Who boards at Loreto?

Up to 185 boarders from Years 7 to 12.

The Boarding School welcomes students from the Sydney basin, country NSW,
interstate and Australian expatriate families. 85% of boarders come from country NSW.

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What makes Loreto Boarding so special?
Find out from our boarders!

From the Director of Boarding

Boarder Wellbeing

Boarders feel that they…

  • Have amazing opportunities for social, emotional and academic growth.
  • Add a unique dimension to the school.
  • Are an integral part of the school.
  • Are supported to develop into independent, mature, creative and confident young women.
  • Are provided with opportunities to spread their wings, take risks and learn new things.


Boarding Coordinators provide daily care for boarders and are supported by the Boarding Heads of House and the Dean of Boarding. The staff provide a comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning Program. 

There is a strong culture of security, social connectedness and a feeling of a positive outlook is actively encouraged and fostered.

Academic Support

The Loreto Boarding School provides an environment in which all girls can strive to reach their academic potential. Girls are encouraged to be consistent and reflective learners and to endeavour to set and reach individual academic goals. Loreto boarders come from diverse backgrounds: rural and regional Australia, metropolitan areas and international cities. Boarding Staff are mindful of the unique educational backgrounds of boarders and work to develop close relationships with the girls in their care and encourage and support them in their studies.

There are a number of staff available to the boarders onsite every evening for study including the Academic Care Manager, Homework Helpers and teaching staff. New boarders in Years 7-9 have an Academic Mentor – a leadership position for our senior boarders.

Extra-curricular Opportunities

  • High rate of participation in a wide variety of extra-curricular pursuits such as creative and performing arts, debating, oratory, and sport.
  • All Year 7-10 boarders participate in Saturday Sport and most senior boarders are also part of a variety of team sports. 
  • In the boarding school there is a wide variety of leadership opportunities for all year levels. These include the Boarder Representative Council, which has representatives from Years 7-11, a Boarder Council – Year 12, Chapel Ensemble, Table Heads, and Academic Mentors.

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