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International Student Program


Loreto Normanhurst is one of Sydney’s leading independent girls schools. Our school is a Catholic Day and Boarding School, catering for girls from Year 5 to 12. Loreto Normanhurst is part of a worldwide tradition of over 400 years of educating young women, under the care of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), also known as the Loreto Sisters. Our mission is inspired by the 400-year-old legacy of our foundress, Mary Ward, who envisaged a world of opportunity for young women. Her vision remains relevant to us today as we continue to educate ‘compassionate warriors’ – young women who are confident and capable of taking their place in the world as leaders, change-makers and active global citizens.

Our International Student Program was launched in 2022 in support of our strategic vision for global citizenship – to ensure that all our students grow in empathy for others, build dialogue through sharing perspective and story, and are prepared to contribute to a future Australia and inter-connected world.

Students may enrol at Loreto Normanhurst in our International Student Program in any school year, however preference is given to Secondary students seeking enrolment in our Boarding School.

We invite you to connect with us to discover how we may partner with your family in these important years of your daughter’s growth.

Boarding at Loreto Normanhurst

International Students who are enrolling at Loreto Normanhurst in Year 7 to 12 are required to reside in the School’s Boarding House during term time, returning to the care of their families or guardians during non-term time, on long weekends, or in the case of illness. Thus, Loreto Normanhurst accepts responsibility for the accommodation, support, and general welfare of your daughter. Loreto Normanhurst does not offer homestay accommodation.

Housed in heritage buildings, our boarders enjoy a welcoming, family-style boarding experience. The girls come from diverse backgrounds and locations, with a balanced mix of local, rural, and International Students.

A strong Pastoral Care team supports our International Students. The team includes House Tutors, qualified EAL teachers, Heads of House, Heads of Department, School Psychologists, and Careers Counsellors. Strong support is provided by the Director of Boarding and the Boarding School community.

How to Apply


To apply to study as an International Student at Loreto Normanhurst, you must complete an Application for Enrolment form and pay the application fee. A pre-requisite for each student is to demonstrate completion of a satisfactory and appropriate level of academic study in your home country School.

Invitation to Interview

Your International Student Enrolment Form will be reviewed and you will be advised if your daughter will proceed to an interview. The interview will be conducted either in person or online.

Offer of a place

Following the interview, if both parties are happy to proceed a Letter of Offer will be sent to you. Both parents and/or legal guardian are required to sign and return the Acceptance of Enrolment within 14 days. The acceptance of Confirmed Enrolment must be accompanied by the non-refundable Enrolment Fee and a refundable Boarding Bond.

Confirmation of Enrolment

Upon receipt of the signed Letter of Offer and payment of the relevant fees, Loreto Normanhurst will generate a Conditions of Enrolment (CoE) and a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation (CAAW). These documents are required for the application of the student visa.  

Education Agents

Some parents of Overseas Students prefer to use an agent who speaks their own language and is familiar with the procedures for International Students. Agents may charge a fee for their services and may also offer additional services. Loreto Normanhurst accepts applications from all agents but only pays our official agents a commission following the successful commencement of the student. Loreto Normanhurst currently has agreements in place with the following agents:

aec Education Consultancy

1402 Causeway Bay Plaza 1, 489 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

T: +852 2598 6166 +852 2593 9930 (Direct) |  F: +852 2598 6390 |

Contact: Emily Cheung, General Manager |

iEducation & Training Group

Room 2202, Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109-111 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong

T: 852 2574 7738 | F: 852 2574 8131 |

Contact: Eliza Tse, Principal Education Consultant |

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