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Learning in Primary


“We have girls who are engaged, confident, vibrant and fun-loving.
Our smorgasbord of subjects and our learning experiences
have created a community of learners who are
inherently curious about the world around them.”

Maryanne Dwyer, Head of Primary

An Award-winning Model of Education

Our award-winning model of education, the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model (LNSGM), is introduced to our Primary girls from Year 5. 

  • Students actively engage in and take responsibility for their own learning. 
  • The classroom is a vibrant learning environment where curiosity and excitement about learning is encouraged. 
  • Each student is challenged to think critically and reach beyond where she thought possible, considering real world problems and using technology innovatively. 
  • Students will be provided with opportunities that will encourage the development of key learning skills including collaboration, resilience and reflection, allowing them to grow in their ability to embrace new ideas and challenges.


Specialist Primary Educators

Students will benefit from the expertise and experience of primary educators who will promote curiosity and a love of learning. 


Primary Curriculum

Primary students will engage in a range of learning activities that will develop their knowledge and understanding of the Key Learning Areas of the Stage 3 curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, History, Geography, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and the Creative Arts. All Loreto Normanhurst students will also participate in Religious Education and thus gain an appreciation for the Catholic and specifically Loreto traditions of the school.


Partnering with Parents

Plenary meetings are valued experiences for parents and their daughters at Loreto. These meetings allow parents to enter into their daughter’s life at school and are an opportunity for students to reflect upon all aspects of their school experience including their academic achievement and their well-being at school.


Access to Secondary School Facilities and Specialised Teaching

Students take advantage of superior facilities to engage in authentic learning opportunities that being part of a Years 5-12 school offers. The learning experience is enriched as students share the expertise of specialist teachers for Music, Visual Arts, Languages (Chinese), and Physical Education.


Proven Success for our Learning Model

Students from Loreto Normanhurst achieve outstanding academic results. Click below to find out more about our outstanding 2020 HSC results. Students who have joined Loreto Normanhurst in Year 5 have achieved higher NAPLAN results than the total cohort.














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