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Frequently Asked Questions

"To the current and future Loreto girls - I was so proud to be a Loreto girl and loved every day.
Be proud to be a Loreto girl. Arrive each day with a smile ready to make new friends, embrace the opportunities and immerse yourself in the wonderful learning experiences.
Let go of your fears and be involved because there is so much on offer."

Mia Farrugia, Class of 2020

How many students attend LN?

  • 1100 students make up our Primary (Years 5-6), Secondary (Years 7-12) and Boarding (Years 7-12) cohorts. We offer boarding for up to 185 boarders.


How do I visit the school?

  • We offer fortnightly Twilight School Tours of the Primary and Secondary campuses - book here.
  • Tours of the boarding school are offered in the school holiday period - click here to register your interest in a Boarding School Tour.
  • Primary families also have the opportunity to attend a Primary Morning Tour - click here to register your interest in a Primary Morning Tour.
  • We also encourage families to attend Open Day held annually in March, and our Spring Fair held biennially in November.
  • Families can also view a virtual tour of our Primary, Secondary and Boarding Schools at any time by clicking here.


When should I enrol my daughter?


What are the key steps to enrol my daughter?

  • The Enrolment process commences two and a half years in advance for our Year 5 and Year 7 intake; and one year in advance for all other years. There are five key steps to enrolling your daughter. Click here for more information.


What are the fees?


Do you have city boarding options?

  • Yes. We offer full-time boarding with full flexibility on weekends. This model of boarding can take some of the pressure off busy family life and help students meet their academic and extra-curricular commitments. Click here to read more about Boarding at Loreto.


Does the school offer bursaries and scholarships?


How can my daughter travel to and from the school?

  • Loreto Normanhurst is well served by a private bus service and public transport with an internal Drop-off/Pickup zone inside the school grounds for both private and public bus services.
  • The School has six dedicated private school buses that service Lane Cove/North Ryde, Drummoyne/Gladesville, The Hills District, Arcadia, Mosman/North Shore and Northern Beaches. Click here for more information.


What is learning like at Loreto?

  • The award-winning Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model focuses on the development of students in a holistic sense, utlising the key areas of faith, academic, community and extra-curricular (FACE Curriculum) to focus on individual student growth. This model of education is innovative and dynamic and fosters critical thinking, curiosity and joy in learning.
  • Click here for more information about Learning in Primary, and click here for more information about Learning in Secondary at Loreto.


What are the pastoral care and wellbeing programs?

  • Pastoral Care at Loreto Normanhurst is about knowing, nurturing and developing each student to achieve her personal potential. Our vertical pastoral care structures provide a student-centred and caring educational environment where students are well known as individuals within their House groups.
  • Click here for more information about Pastoral Care in Primary and click here for more information about Pastoral Care in Secondary.


What extra-curricular activities are available?

  • Click here to view the full range of extra-curricular activities on offer.


What sports do you offer?

  • The school offers an extensive array of sports which cater for girls of all skill levels. Representative pathways are provided by IGSA (Independent Girls Schools Association), IPSHA (Independent Primary School Heads of Australia), and NSW CIS (Combined Independent Schools).
  • Click here to view the full range of sports on offer.


Is Saturday sport compulsory?

  • Sport is encouraged for all students.
  • Saturday Sport is compulsory for boarders in Years 7-10.


What uniform does my daughter require?

  • The Uniform Shop stocks uniforms for both primary and secondary students. Click here to view the uniform requirements.


What are the normal school hours?

  • Primary: 8.45am - 3.00pm
  • Secondary: 8.25am - 3.15pm


When are the school holidays?

Click here to view the term dates.


Does my daughter require her own laptop?

  • Primary students participate in the 1:1 iPad program and all primary students will be provided with a new school iPad.
  • Secondary students will be provided with a school laptop and protective bag which is to be used at all times. The lap top is a school-owned device which is to last three years of schooling.


Do we have to be Catholic to apply?

  • The school accepts applications from varied faith backgrounds. In selecting students for enrolment at the school, primary consideration will be given to families who have congruence with Catholic values and the ethos of the school.
  • Parents wishing for a place at the school for their daughter are expected to have an understanding of, and a commitment to, all that a Loreto education represents.

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