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Strategic Direction
and Mission

Our Purpose


In the spirit of Mary Ward, Loreto Normanhurst encourages young women to do much, seeking truth and acting as instruments of justice.

An Introduction to our Strategic Plan 2023

'Women for our Times'


Four hundred years ago, our foundress Mary Ward faced the uncertainty and unrest prevalent in her society with courage and a fervent conviction that "women in time to come will do much." She did so firm in the knowledge that women are a reflection of the Glory of God, and that to deny this is to deny the full humanity of women everywhere.

Watch the video below to listen to an Introduction to our Strategic Plan, or
click here to read the script.

Our Graduate Attributes

Our Purpose, Mission and Values fully realised is the formation of our graduates as 'compassionate warriors:' independent, articulate and compassionate women who are seekers of truth and doers of justice.

A Loreto Normanhurst graduate is:







Master Plan 2017-2047


The recently completed 30-year Master Plan aims to improve access, movement and spatial relationships throughout the school, both addressing the school’s future growth and honouring our tradition and values.

The Master Plan will unfold with the gradual redevelopment or replacement of current buildings to create an innovative, unified, sustainable and ecologically sensitive campus.


Phase One: New Boarding School

Planned opening 2024


The vision for the boarding school is to create a lively, homely and safe living environment by providing a variety of spaces that set the stage for the rhythms of boarding life. The new boarding house will also free up space in the centre of the school to create contemporary learning and recreation spaces for the whole student body. See the gallery below for concept drawings of the new Boarding school.

The school will keep the community updated on the progression of the Master Plan as it unfolds.

If you would like to donate to the Building Fund to support the development of the new boarding school, please click below.






Sustainability at Loreto Normanhurst

As part of our commitment to a sustainable future, the school launched the Green Travel Plan in 2019. This action plan promotes and encourages our community to choose sustainable transport options whenever practical.

To date we have progressed the implementation of the Green Travel Plan by:

  • Starting a shuttle bus from Cherrybrook Metro Station with two morning and three afternoon runs.
  • Providing a bicycle storage area for staff and students.
  • Encouraging carpooling by allocating seven car share spaces on site.
  • Educating students about the Year 12 Car Park permit process.
  • Developing a travel guide to educate parents, staff, and students about public transport options.
  • Increasing the information provided to incoming families and new members of staff about green travel plans.
  • Researching ways to maximise the six current bus routes reviewed against our current student addresses.
  • Continuing discussions to install Opal card top-up facilities at the school, subject to regulatory approval.
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