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Meet our Principal

About our Principal

Ms Marina Ugonotti has been Principal of Loreto Normanhurst since 2019.

Marina came to Loreto Normanhurst in January 2015 in the role of Deputy Principal, after a substantial career as a teacher and school leader at three Catholic independent schools for girls.

Prior to joining the Loreto Normanhurst community, she was Deputy Principal at St Vincent’s College Potts Point from 2010 to 2014.

Marina has an ongoing commitment to professional learning and holds the qualifications of Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Theology, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education.

With a strong commitment to her Catholic faith, Marina embraces the values of the school, the charism of Mary Ward and the Sisters of the IBVM.

Marina’s love of learning, her joy in working with young people and her willingness to serve the community are evident in her dedication and leadership of Loreto Normanhurst.

A Message from the Principal

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the vibrant, innovative community that is Loreto Normanhurst. We are delighted to share with you an insight into the life of our community of faith, learning and social justice.

Our excellence in girls’ education is built on the legacy of our foundress Mary Ward; a 400-year old tradition of forming young women of compassion and justice responsive to the needs of their times. Mary Ward was a visionary, driven by her conviction that women reflected the glory of God. It is Mary Ward's grit and her values of sincerity, verity, felicity, justice and freedom that underpin our future-focused approach to holistic education today.

As you explore our website, you will notice the interconnectedness of our FACE Curriculum – Faith, Academic, Community and Extra-Curricular. You will see how a Loreto Normanhurst education unfolds inside and outside the classroom, how it is driven both by individual passion and collaboration and how it cultivates a sense of belonging to community.

I encourage you to visit us onsite to experience our beautiful grounds and facilities. You can register for a school tour here. We would really love to welcome you to our School.

Through the pages of our website, I hope that you will see how we can partner with your family in educating your daughter so that she is challenged and inspired to take her place in the world as a seeker of truth and an instrument of justice.

Ms Marina Ugonotti

Loreto Normanhurst is an independent, Catholic, day and boarding school for girls in Years 5-12.

Approximately 1200 students make up our Primary and Secondary cohort. 

We have 200 boarders from Year 7 to 12.

Our staff are innovative with vision, energy and appropriate qualifications and experience.

Set in spacious grounds of 25 acres, on the edge of bushland, with beautiful ovals.

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