"Pastoral Care at Loreto establishes the caring educational environment
we know is so important for young people to flourish, and places the
student at the centre of all we do."
Sally Munro, Director of Pastoral Care
From the Director of Pastoral Care
Our Pastoral Approach
The main aim of Pastoral Care in both the Day School and Boarding School at Loreto Normanhurst is to provide a caring educational environment where positive relationships are developed and where each girl is known and cared for as an individual. Social and emotional learning is fostered to develop each student’s capacity to be self and socially aware, embrace resilience, make responsible decisions, and contribute positively to relationships. These skills are essential protective factors for well-being and support students to flourish across the entire FACE curriculum.
Students are guided in living out the Loreto and Gospel values of the School, to give back to others with generosity, to find joy in both triumph and challenge, and to understand who they are and the uniqueness they can offer.
The Pastoral Curriculum is evidence-informed and takes a strength-based, preventative approach. Protective factors for wellbeing are enhanced by developing students' sense of belonging and connectedness, incorporating social and emotional learning, and fostering a supportive environment and School culture.
The Loreto Normanhurst Oak SEED (Social and Emotional Educational Development) Program was crafted in close consultation with clinical psychologist Dr Danielle Einstein and strengthens our whole-school approach to wellbeing. OaKSEED incorporates the development of interrelated social and emotional capacities; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.
‘It Takes a Village’ Program for families
A strong partnership between our School and parents is of utmost importance to us at Loreto Normanhurst. Parents are firmly involved in their daughter’s learning and Pastoral development through regular Plenary Meetings with teachers and Tutors/Advisors. We are also pleased to offer a series of expert seminars and workshops through our Parent Engagement and Education program.
Our 2021 School Leaders
L-R: School Vice Captain, Lillian Dean,
and School Captain, Grace Gillies
L-R: Boarding Vice Captain, Sophia Whittaker,
and Boarding Captain, Annabelle Kingston